5th Grade Otter Wishes Due December 6th

Do you have a 5th grade otter this year?  The deadline for Otter Wishes is less than a month away!  Cost is $10 and can be paid online through the school store, https://squareup.com/market/oak-grove-pta/

Check out the Otter Wish parents letter for more info!

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Fun Run Results

First of all,  I wanted to say to all of you-“Thank you for all of your support!  The PTA appreciates your time, energy, and financial help. Together we are supporting our school in ways that can ONLY be done with your support.”

To allow us to achieve our goal this year, Apex Leadership Co. became our partner. Durning the month of October, our school had 2 sessions where Apex coaches come into classes each day teaching positivity/leadership characteristics. This year’s theme was “GAME ON”. Our children learned the following themes each day:

G-Go getter-what it means to be a go getter: get to work
A- Appreciate everything around you
M-Move forward-let go of the past and grow and get better!
E-Explore-always asking questions, being curious about the world around us, not satisfied with what we already know, we want to know more!
O- Others first, recognize the needs around us and look for opportunities to serve others
N-Now what?  How do I make a positive impact? Where do we start to make a change  How can we take the next step to

During this fundraiser, together, we raised $52,305.78!!  Out of that total, our school’s profit is: $30,860.41!! (59%profit).

We truly are grateful for all of your support.

Click here to see the breakdown!

Celeste Smith
OGES PTA President




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Message from our Advocacy Chair

A message from our Advocacy Chair, Sarah Stoeckel:

On November 14 we will be having an Advocacy Committee meeting with a guest speaker from the Wake County Health Department.  You can learn about Michelle’s work here: http://www.wakegov.com/humanservices/publichealth/information/promotion/Pages/tobacco.aspx

She will be talking about vaping, specifically what we can do as advocates to address policy issues that can make an impact and parent messaging.  The meeting space is being donated by a church in Cary, and if you need to bring children, it is a large enough room where they could read/screen time/etc without being an issue.  Because this is a hot topic, especially among high schools, if parents or other PTA folks outside of Advocacy are interested in joining, that would be fine.  To view the National PTA stance on vaping, please go here https://www.pta.org/home/advocacy/ptas-positions/Individual-PTA-Resolutions/Resolution-on-Electronic-Cigarettes-and-Electronic-Nicotine-Delivery-Systems-ENDS-and-Youth

Wake PTA Advocacy November Meeting
11/14/19 7pm
Good Shepherd UCC
1050 NW Maynard Road
Cary NC 27519
(Near the Corner of Maynard and High House)

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Fun Run Tomorrow! Final Challenges

Today’s Apex leadership habit: Asking Now What? Now that we have learned the five habits of game changing leaders, how can we put those habits into practice to leave a positive impact on the world around us? We also talked about how it takes 3 weeks to form new habits!

The final fundraising challenges are the principal challenges!  The top pledging class will get to mummify Ms Bias (wrap her up in toilet paper) and the class to make the biggest jump in pledges will slime Mr Mason!

Check out the smiles from Ms Baker’s second grade class, currently in the pledge lead :


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Due to upcoming inclement weather forecasted for Thursday, our track 2&4 run will be moved inside.

Please note the new grade’s times:

4th & 5th run at 9:30am

2nd & 3rd run at 11:00am

Kindergarten & 1st run at 12:30

Here is a link to our updated signup:

Fun Run Volunteer Signup Tr 2&4

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Fun Run Update!

The Fun Run for tracks 2&4 is this Thursday! So far, our school has raised over $44,000 towards our goal of $50,000.
What do the funds raised by our Apex event pay for? Our goal this year, with your help, is to fund additional technology purchases, teacher & classroom grants, specialist grants, cultural arts programs, and more! Keep those pledges coming in!
Our donation collections are all being done online through the Apex website http://www.myapexevent.com to make the collection process easier and faster. Of course, sponsors can still pay by cash/check if they choose, we just ask that these donations be turned into the school any time before the Fun Run, so students receive credit. Thank you for your support!
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PTA Meeting This Tuesday, October 29th at 4:15

Please join us for a brief PTA meeting tomorrow, Tuesday October 29th in the media center starting at 4:15.

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Fun Run Weekend Challenges

The Fun Run is this week!!!
Have you logged into http://myapexevent.com to select your child’s t-shirt size yet?

This weekend’s challenges :
The class in each grade with the biggest increase in pledges gets a t-shirt decorating party this week!
If the Oak Grove team raises $4,000 over the weekend, the entire school will celebrate with Wacky Tacky Tuesday this week!

Do you have time on Thursday to help make the Fun Run a success?  Volunteers are still needed at the water station, as lap trackers, and as running assistants for visually impaired students.  Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa4a62e5-apex1

Thank you for all your support!


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Track 2&4 Fun Run

Join our runners from Track 2&4 as they help raise money for our school’s PTA! There are some fun volunteer slots open, check out the signup below.

Fun Run track 2&4

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Otter Family Fun Event Tomorrow!

Have plans for the teacher workday Monday, October 21st? Join your OGES friends at our October Otter Family Fun Event. We’ll be at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve at 10am for a morning hike!

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