August 2018

Hello Oak Grove Families!!

We are so excited about the start of this 2018-2019 school year, and wanted to take moment to welcome our newest members of the Oak Grove family, and say welcome back the Otters we already know and love.

We are your new PTA board for this year, and we are thrilled and honored to work with you all.  We have worked hard this summer, planning for this new school year, and cannot wait to share some ideas we have with you all!   These include a number of new events designed to help foster a strong sense of community and the arts, encourage healthy living for all our Otters and their families, and make sure that everyone has the opportunity to feel included in the Oak Grove community.   Of course, we are planning on continuing some of our past favorite events, like Boosterthon and Book Fair, which are coming up soon; as well as Ollie Fest in the spring!

We hope that you will join us on the PTA this year!  You can sign up for a membership at https://oakgrove.memberhub.store/.   Our first general PTA meeting is coming up on Tuesday, August 7th at 4:15pm in the media center – we sincerely hope that you can make it!! If the timing of the meeting does not work out for you, that’s okay.  Stay up to date with all the latest events and information at the official Oak Grove PTA website – https://ogpta.wordpress.com/.  You can also keep up with us on Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897.

There are also a number of ways that you can still help support the work of the PTA, including volunteering or providing donations to different school/PTA events, helping to secure business sponsorships, you name it!  If you have an idea that you want to share with us, or know of a way to help support our children in their school community that we haven’t thought of, please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone of us, and we will be appreciative of anything that you feel you could offer.

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be on your board, and we look forward to working with all our families, teachers and staff to make this the best year it can be!

Sincerely,

2018-2019 Oak Grove PTA Board

President: Celeste Smith (ogesptapresident@gmail.com)

Vice-president: Ayanna Kozlow (ogesvicepresident1@gmail.com)

Treasurer: Julie Steet (ogesptatreasurer@gmail.com)

Secretary: Shanon Douglas (ogesptasecretary@gmail.com)

 

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Parent information night

Monday July 23, 2018 is Oak Grove’s parent information night, there will be two time  slots 5:30-6:00 and 6:15-6:45.  Stop by the PTA table to meet us, check out our awesome spirit wear, and meet Ollie.  This is always a great night, we look forward to meeting you.

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Parent info night

Stop by the PTA table Monday 7/23/18 at parent information night.

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PTA meeting

Join us for the last PTA meeting for the 2017-2018 school year on June 12th at 4:15 pm in the media center.

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Volunteer for next year’s PTA board now!

Time is really flying by and the PTA is already planning for the 2018-2019 school year!

All 4 PTA board positions (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary) are available for next year and if you accept one of the roles now, you can get the most training to hit the road running when the new school year begins. See link below for details on the roles and responsibilities with realistic time estimates. They are also considering co-chairing these positions.

2018-2019 PTA Executive Board position responsibilities

Interested? Contact current President Lynn Koy before May 15th.

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Teacher Appreciation Week April 16-18 T1 T2 T3

Monday, April 16th – Bring a flower for your teacher. Crepes & Coffee Breakfast served by the PTA

Tuesday, April 17th – Write a kind note or card for your teacher. A Satin Hands Treatment will be provided by Ms. Birdwhistell and teacher’s will receive a gift from the PTA.

Wednesday, April 18th – Bring in 1 of your teacher’s favorite things. (if you do not have a list, please ask your homeroom parent)

** Please remember to celebrate your Specials teachers this week as well. You choose the day to give them a card, a treat or a flower. Please also recognize any Teacher Assistants as well as any other staff that have worked with your children this year. We want them all to know they are appreciated!

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OTTERCISE 2018! Coming up on April 13th, May 3rd

WHAT IS OTTERCISE?

Ottercise is Oak Grove Elementary’s Field Day.  The day will consist of classes rotating through different stations.  Each station will be 10 minutes long and some stations will have water activities!  This year’s theme is Disney vs. Pixar so the stations will have games related to certain Disney or Pixar Movies.  

WHERE:  Oak Grove Elementary Fields and MPR

WHEN:  April 13 Tracks 1 and 3 (3-5 9:00-12:20 and K-2 12:20-3:30)

 May 3rd Tracks 2 and 4 (3-5 9:00-12:20 and K-2 12:20-3:30)

Donations Needed:  Dixie Cups

If you are available to help run the events, please click on the below link to sign up.  This is a fun day and would not be possible without your help. Please only sign up if you have volunteer clearance! Thanks!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A4EAEAD2-ottercise3

 

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Big thanks to all the Ollie Fest Volunteers

Ollie Fest was a great success and it was made possible by all our volunteers. Ollie Fest could not have happened without your hard work – thank you!

We hope that everyone who came out had some fun, and thank you for supporting the school. See pictures from the day and submit your own pics on our Facebook page.

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Don’t miss your chance to score these amazing Ollie Fest baskets!

Want to win a Disney vacation, a night at The Umstead, gift cards, lottery tickets, and more?

These are just a few items to be raffled off and part of the silent auction this weekend at Oak Grove Elementary School! For the first time ever, there will be a “buy it now” cost on the silent auction baskets. That means you may want to come early to get your bid in for these awesome prizes! Another new opportunity to this year’s Ollie Fest is that each class made a special canvas. These will be part of a silent auction and the proceeds will go to the class teacher.

We will also have a raffle where your child could win lunch with their teacher, or other fun opportunities, like crochet lessons, learning basketball moves, do an administrative task with the principal, free lunches, feed Mrs. Dahloff’s fish for a week, bring friends to lunch with a teacher, and more!

Ollie Fest will be held from 11am to 3 pm on Saturday, March 3rd. There will be food trucks, face painting, games, bounce houses, fairy hair, cake walk (featuring lots of goodies–even gluten and dairy-free!) and more!
Thousands in raffle prizes & auction not to mention:

  • ROCK WALL        
  • INFLATABLES
  • FAIRY HAIR
  • FACE PAINTING
  • GAMES

FOR $10 unlimited band! Wristbands and raffle tix are available today (March 2nd) in carpool lane and at the door. Final bids for raffles and auction is at 2:30 pm (unless auction item has reached “buy it now” cost).

Here is a sneak peek of some of the AMAZING baskets worth THOUSANDS you can win in this year’s silent auction and raffle:

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Ollie Fest 2018 is coming! Join us on March 3rd for fun!

This year’s Ollie Fest will be held Saturday, March 3rd, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Ollie Fest is a fun event for our school families, friends and community. We will offer $10 all access bands again this year. Bands are good for (1) Fairy Hair, (1) Face Paint, (1) Balloon Art and UNLIMITED Bounce House & Carnival Games!

In addition, there will be a ton of amazing silent auction/classroom baskets up for grabs, with proceeds going to the Oak Grove PTA.

To make this event happen we will need YOU! Please consider signing up for one of the slots! Even better, recruit a friend and enjoy all the excitement as a team!

Sign up now: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45a9a72aa5f49-ollie5

Mark your calendars and join the fun! We’ll see you at Ollie Fest!

Check out our  Ollie Fest 2018 Flyer for more details!

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