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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Volunteer at Ollie Fest or donate for the Cake Walk!

Ollie Fest is just around the corner and we need your help! To facilitate as smooth start, we need some parent volunteers the morning of Ollie Fest.

ALSO– Please consider taking a moment to bake some fresh homemade goodies to donate towards all the excitement! All donations should be in PRE-PACKAGED GOODIES IN INDIVIDUAL SIZE SERVINGS. We will be out in carpool Friday (March 2nd) morning  and afternoon to assist with collection. You can also send your individually wrapped goodies in with your child or drop them off in the office marked “CAKE WALK”. Thanks for all your help and be sure to join us for some Yum Yum Fun!

Sign up to volunteer at Ollie Fest or contact Dena Mangum with any questions. Ollie Fest definitely takes a Village! 🙂

Dena Mangum, Ollie Fest Chair

dena@mcr-it.com

919-414-8385

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

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Free open swim at Goldfish Swim School on 12/22

Goldfish Swim School is offering a free open swim on Friday, December 22nd from noon until 2 pm. Need an inside activity for the kids while school’s out and it’s cold outside? Come on in, the water’s warm!

Details here: Free open swim

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Science Fair application deadline extended!

If you haven’t turned in your forms for the 2018 Oak Grove Science Fair, there’s still time! This year’s science fair will be held on January 9th. Turn your forms in before Christmas break (by December 21st) to enter your project! Download the forms and get all the details below:

2018 Science Fair Announcement
2018 Science Fair Entry Form
2018 Science Fair Rules and Guidelines
2018 The Scientific Method

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Sign up to be a helpful elf!

gift_wrappingDo you just LOVE wrapping presents? Do you wrap empty boxes sometimes because you just like to wrap presents? If so, we need you! Here is your chance to be a Christmas elf. Teachers bring their last minute gifts to school, we wrap them, and deliver them back to their classroom! The sign up link is below for 1 hour time slots for Tuesday, December 19th:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4badac29a4ff2-holiday

Sign up now!

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