Oakview PTA May 2019 Newsletter
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    Teacher Appreciation Week is
    Monday May 6th to
    Friday May 10th

    We are spending the week spoiling our teachers!

    Flyers were sent home with the below information.  In addition, the PTA is providing a daily treat Mon-Wed!  Please consider donating something for our wonderful teachers; click here to sign up!
    Monday May 6- Thank Your Teacher:
    Show your teacher how much you appreciate them.  Write a simple thank you note, write a poem, draw a picture, or bring in their favorite candy or snack (see favorite things link in section below).
    PTA Special Treat: Popcorn Bar (sign up to donate) 

    Tuesday May 7- Book Dedication Day:
    Have your child dedicate his/her favorite book to the teacher (can be gently used or new).
    PTA Special Treat: Breakfast for Teachers (sign up to donate)
    Wednesday May 8- Specials Day:
    This is the day devoted to those that teach specials (music, art, media specialist, physical education, 4 Cs, etc.)  Please consider bringing them notes, sweets, or their favorite things (see favorite things link in section below).
    PTA Special Treat: Cookies (sign up to donate)
    Thursday May 9- Shower Your Teacher with Flowers/Seeds:
    Bring your teacher his/her favorite flower (fresh, fake, hand drawn).
    Live orange carnations with notes are available to purchase here.  Deadline to order is Tuesday May 7th at 12pm.  If you are ordering for multiple teachers, please be specific in the messages for each teacher, and from which child.

    Friday May 10- Donate Supplies for the Classroom:
    Replenish classroom and school supplies such as tissues, hand sanitizers, Clorox wipes, dry erase markers, crayons, Play Doh, prize box items, etc.
    For Teacher Appreciation Week, click here to view all of Oakview's teachers' favorite things.
    Please ask your children to complete the owl appreciation sheets that were sent home in their Tuesday folders last week.  We plan to line the walls of the school with them.  They can return them to the owl boxes in the classroom hallways and by the cafeteria (see picture below). 

    Due Date: Friday May 3rd!

    We are looking for vOWLunteers to help decorate the school on Friday May 3rd from 3:45pm to 6:30pm.  Please come by between those hours, even if you can just give an hour.  Children are welcome- they can help!
    Spring Walk and Bike to School event!

    Oakview will be participating in this event on Wednesday, May 15. Join other families to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling.

    We will be meeting up at The Club at 12 Oaks Parking Lot (20008 Green Oaks Parkway, Holly Springs 27540) to walk over to school together.

    Parents may park in the parking lot and walk with their students to Oakview. Meet at 8:20AM and start the walk at 8:25AM.

    A special thank you to The Club at 12 Oaks for generously granting us use of their property for this event!

    3rd Annual Opening Day Oakview Night with the Holly Springs Salamanders!

    Saturday June 1st at 6:30pm

    Wear your Oakview Elementary spirit wear to the game and cheer on the Salamanders as they kick off their 2019 season at home in Ting Park.

    Click here to purchase tickets!

    Congratulations to the 2019-2020 PTA Board:

    President: Judy Chudek
    Vice President: Mikki Berry
    Treasurer: Patty Gage
    Secretary: Serena McCutcheon

    Thank you to everyone that showed up to vote!

    Upcoming Events & Activities

    Click here for the School Calendar

    Teacher Workday- No School
    May 1st

    Wake County Public Libraries Book Sale
    May 2nd to 5th
    State Fairgrounds Expo Center.  Click here for details.

    Appreciation Owl Worksheets Due ("I appreciate my teacher because")
    May 3rd
    Please place them in the boxes located in each hallway and by the cafeteria.  They will be used for a special project!

    Teacher Appreciation Week
    May 6th to May 10th
    See special section in this newsletter for information!

    Spring Walk and Bike to School Event
    May 15th

    Kindergarten Orientation for Parents
    May 16th 6pm-7pm
    Library Media Center

    Memorial Day
    May 27th
    No School

    EOG Testing
    May 29th-31st and June 3rd
    Proctors Needed!  Click here to sign up.

    Salamander's Game
    June 1st 6:30pm
    Ticket information below in newsletter
    Art By Me orders due by May 10.  All profits benefit the Oakview PTA!
    Look for a link in the coming weeks to pre-order your 2019-2020 school supplies!
    Click here to see all of PTA Membership Benefits
    Please continue to send in your collected Box Tops!
    We are always looking for any codes on any Coca-Cola beverage that has a product code under its cap or printed on its paper packaging!  You can find a list of participating brands here.  Drop off your caps or paper packaging in the Box Tops containers in the front office or the teachers' mail room.  Thank you for your participation!

    Donation Programs:

    Oakview is set up on Amazon Smile!

    0.5% of ALL eligible purchases are given to Oakview - use your same ID and password but log in through the URL below and we get the donation!  Click Here!

    Harris Teeter's Together in Education Program (click for program details):

    Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Oakview Elementary School. Every time you shop during the program 2% of your Harris Teeter brand purchases will be contributed to the Oakview Elementary PTA. Simply ask the cashier during check-out to link your card to Oakview Elementary PTA Account 4040 or click here to do it online.

    Lowes Foods Back2Schools Program (click for program details):

    Lowes Foods shoppers can now link their loyalty card to Oakview Elementary School. No code needed, simply let the cashier know to link your card to Oakview Elementary PTA or click here to do it online.

    Check Out Moore Owlsome News HERE!


    Click here to join the PTA!
    (Membership is only $6 per person)

    Meet The 2018-2019 PTA Board Members

    President – Tamara Johnson | oakviewelementaryptapresident@gmail.com

    Vice President – Judy Chudek | oakviewelementaryptavp@gmail.com

    Treasurer – Mikki Berry | oakviewelementaryptatreasurer@gmail.com

    Secretary – Serena McCutcheon | oakviewelementaryptasecretary@gmai.com

    Committee Chairs 2018-2019

    Audit - Alison Connelly
    Book Fair - Andrea Myers and Judy Chudek
    Communications - Kim Campbell and Andrea Lloyd
    Enrichment - Valerie Rye
    Fundraising - Grace Grady and Monica Babajide
    Hospitality - Karen Baumann and Marion Standish
    Membership - Stefani Martin
    Nominating - Cami Hough
    Room Parent Coordinator - Amy Cappola
    Special Needs Liaison - Leanne Menzo
    Spirit Wear - Lauren Moore and Kelli Spreitzer

    If you are interested in volunteering for a particular committee, please email oakviewptaowls@gmail.com

    Here's a link to a list of the PTA committees and what they do.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers are essential to the success of our programs. Throughout the school year there will be special events and programs where we will need some extra helping hands. If you are interested in donating an hour or two, or more, please email us at oakviewptaowls@gmail.com. We will notify you of volunteer opportunities as they arise.


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