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    Landlubbers Fall 2018 Session will be starting Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.

    Welcome to the FALL SESSION of LANDLUBBERS! LANDLUBBERS is OCE's very own running club. It is a parent and staff led after-school club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders ONLY. LANDLUBBERS will focus on using running as a way to remain healthy and fit. We are gearing up for our fall session where our focus will mainly be building up running stamina and preparing for our OFFICIAL 5k in May.

    Needs to Know: 
    Landlubbers will take place on Tuesdays from 3:45 until 4:45pm.  Starting Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.

    All ability levels are welcome. Our goal is to have ALL the students running, however, walkers are welcome (You have to start somewhere!) Because we run on the trail we do ask that all students come out with a "CAN DO" attitude and try to run/walk with the group. For safety we try to keep all our runners in groups with staff and parents nearby at all times. Please make sure your student understands the importance of putting 100% of his/her efforts into becoming a healthy runner!

    On Tuesdays, runners need to wear proper running clothes and shoes to school. Due to safety concerns we will be sending students who do not have the appropriate running shoes and attire to the office to call to be picked up. We do ask that students wear running shoes and PE type clothing (no jeans, sandals, flip flops, dresses, etc.)

    BRING A WATER BOTTLE. (We try to limit trips to the building for safety reasons, so please send a water bottle specifically for running club or a refillable one for students to fill before it starts.)

    Students must follow SAIL expectations while in running club. If they do not parents will be notified.

    Students must be picked up in the carpool lane promptly at 4:45 pm.

    If there is inclement weather Landlubbers will be cancelled. An announcement will be made to students at school, parents will be emailed, and it will be tweeted out.

    In order for your student(s) to participate we need you to fill out THIS FORM.

    If you have any questions or concerns please email Mrs. Marie Jones (Track 1 fifth grade) at mjones1@wcpss.net.

    Thank you and happy running!


    Club Coordinator

Ms. Jones



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jones

Hello! My name is Marie Jones and I am a fifth grade track 1 teacher at OCE. I graduated in 1999 from UNC-Charlotte with a BA in Elementary Education and a concentration in Science. I taught at Troutman Elementary in Troutman, NC for three years before moving to Raleigh in 2003. I married my high school sweetheart in June of 2003 and began teaching at OCE in August of that year. This will be my 16th year at OCE. I have taught both 4th and 5th grades. 

I live in Apex with my husband Jerame and our two daughters, Indiana and Harper. Jerame is the General Manager of both Leith VW of Cary and of Raleigh. I love to spend time with my family, shop, read, and travel. One of my favorite things to do is RUN! I spend a lot of time running through Apex, participating in various 5ks. 10ks, and half marathons, and running with the Landlubbers here at OCE. Great exercise and very heart healthy! I am a huge Wolfpack fan (Go PACK!), but I also cheer on the Duke Blue Devils since I had heart surgery at Duke a few years ago.

I team teach with Mrs. McCarty, so I teach all of the ELA on track 1 5th grade. I love to read and I truly enjoy sharing my passion for reading and writing with my students.

eMail:  mjones1@wcpss.net