Hello Oakland Peeps!
We are now definitely in the thick of our school year!! It's hard to believe we are approaching the end of October already! I hope everyone has settled into a comfortable routine and doing well!
I would like to thank everyone who came to our PTA Meeting this week. I was inspired by the awesome turn out! It was a very informative meeting that included a great presentation given by Shaton Berry on the Commom Core State Standards. I appreciate all the parents who came to show their support and be a part of the process. I want to give a special shout out to the teachers that came as well, you are the “T” in PTA and your support means so much! I also greatly appreciate that many parents voiced their opinions, offered feedback and asked questions. It is this kind of involvement that will make a difference and will continue making Oakland Elementary an exceptional place for all of our kids!
Please be sure to bring in any Box Tops you’ve collected over the summer by the end of this week! We will be sending in our current collection very soon. We will be making another submission later in the school year so please continue collecting your Box Tops and turning them. Thank you!
Big thanks to all those that have already volunteered this year. It was a crazy busy start to our school year and we had a lot going on! Without your commitment and dedication we would not be able to offer all the wonderful events and programs our students enjoy!!
I’m looking forward to a fantastic time at our Trunk n Treat event Friday Oct 24th. In November we will have our Family Math Night and then in December its Pixie Shop time!! Be sure to stay in the PTA loop by checking our website and visiting our Facebook page regularly. Please sign up for text alerts by texting @mrsptap to # 248-845-4286. Thank you!
I hope everyone had a great first week back to school! It’s a very exciting time at Oakland and I can feel the excitement for what is sure to be an excellent school year!! Thanks to all of those that faced the fear of some potentially bad weather and came out to our Welcome Back Social. I think the kids really enjoyed the popsicles (so did the adults!) and playing with their friends on the playground! I also want to share how thrilled I am at the amount of Oakland parents who have already signed up to volunteer at many of our upcoming events. We so appreciate your dedication and time!
I want to say Thank You to everyone that attended our first PTA Meeting last night. It was great to see a lot of new faces mixed in with some familiar ones. We had a lot of business to take care of and I really appreciate your contribution in getting it all done! So thanks again for coming and I look forward to seeing you at our future meetings and continuing our mission of providing a wonderful environment and a fun educational experience for our children!!
Hello Oakland parents, teachers and staff!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! The PTA has so many fun and fantastic events, activities and programs planned for this year. Along with all of those exciting things, we also have some business to do. Our first PTA meeting is this Monday Sept 8th, 7:00-8:00pm in the Media Center. I strongly encourage you to come!
In fact, I urge you to come to all of the meetings throughout the school year. Not only will you get all the important information regarding current happenings in our school and community, but you'll also have the opportunity to voice your opinions, ask questions and vote on important matters.
PTA meetings are always held on the second Monday of the month, 7-8pm in the Media Center. Prior to each meeting there will be a Principal Chat with Mr. Lynch held in the teachers lounge at 6:30. This is an opportunity to ask and/or share concerns with Mr. Lynch.
On each Wednesday before the meetings I will send out an email blast to all members with a meeting agenda and supporting documents. Please feel free to print and bring to the meeting. This is to help keep our school green, as well as to also give you time to look over the information so to be prepared for the meeting. This ensures our meetings run smoothly and effectively while keeping within an hour. I know your time is valuable!!
Please find attached this weeks agenda and all the supporting documents. Please be sure to take a few minutes and read the Standing Rules, this is important information and there have been updates and revisions made. Changes to the Bylaws are indicated in Red. Please note that since this is our first meeting of the year we've got a lot to cover!
I've also attached the instructions on how to get the PTA Text Reminders. Please sign up!
Thank you in advance for planning to attend the PTA Meeting and I look forward to seeing all of you there!
**ADMIN NOTE: For the documents mentioned above, please visit our "PTA Info" tab**
Hi, my name is Amy Gaynier and I am your PTA President for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. I am very excited for our upcoming school year! We have a lot of new and exciting things happening. For one, our New & Improved Oakland PTA Website … doesn’t it look great!! Please check our website often. We will do our very best to keep it updated with all of the important and necessary info our families need. I plan to utilize this President’s Post spot to help communicate with YOU! Please feel free to email me anytime with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org . To keep communication open and on-going the PTA will also send out emails, text alerts and will post often on our facebook page. Please be sure to LIKE us on facebook and check us out often. I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon!