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School Starts Monday!

It is just about time to send the kids off to school again. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the following events:

  1. Open House, Friday August 28th, 9:15-10:15 AM
  2. Popsicle Play Date, Saturday August 29th, 10-11:30AM
  3. First PTA Meeting, Tuesday September 1st, 6:30PM

We are still looking for 1 volunteer to help on Tuesday morning with getting kids off buses and safely into school. If you are interested, please contact Bethany at

Take a few moments to join the PTA and donate to our direct donation campaign (click the membership button on the left side). Our first PTA newsletter (Dragon Tales) went out on Thursday to the list serv, but can also be found by clicking the Dragon Tales button.  If you are not receiving list serv messages, please click on the “join our email list” button. We hope everyone has a great start to the year!


August Updates

We are only 2 weeks away from the start of the school year! Here are a few things to check off your list :

1. Join the PTA! Click on our membership button on the left. It is so easy to join and pay with paypal but checks are also accepted. Joining does not mean you have to participate in anything else (although we would love it if you did!) Did you know that grandparents can also join? Forward the link along!

2. Come to our popsicle play date on August 29th from 10-11:30 AM on the school playground. All are welcome – a great time to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones!

3. If you are new to Olney Elementary and are NOT a kindergarten family, please email for information on our New Family Welcome Night.

4. Mark September 1st at 6:30PM on your calendar. That will be our first brief PTA meeting followed by a TBD social event. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Mid-summer update

We have been working over the summer to help make this school year a great one at OES. We are updating our membership information, our committee chair information, and getting our first Dragon Tales Newsletter ready to be sent. Please check back soon to see what’s in store for the coming year. In the mean time, if you are anxious to volunteer, please contact Jill at We can definitely use your expertise!

Call for 5th Grade Photographs

The 5th grade promotion ceremony includes a video of images from our children during their years at Olney ES.  This trip down Memory Lane is a highlight for the kids but your child can only be featured if you submit photos!

Please send electronic photo files (any file type should work) of ONLY 5th Grade students at OES sanctioned events (such as class parties and field trips) as well as a scanned version of your child’s Kindergarten and 5th grade yearbook photos.

The FILENAME must specify the child’s NAME and the GRADE in which the photo was taken (NOT THE YEAR). Files should be emailed to

Photos must be received by MARCH 1, 2015 to provide sufficient time to assemble the video.

Thank you!

After School Tutoring

Olney Elementary School is in need of tutors for an after-school homework club for 3rd – 5th graders. High school or middle school students can earn SSL hours for the hours they work. Please see this flyer ( for more information.

Parents may also be tutors!

Please contact 4th grade teacher, Robin Moreyra, with any questions:


Carnival Donation Request

It’s time to start thinking about the OES Spring Carnival! It is earlier than usual this yearWe are actively taking donations!

The basket auction for the carnival is lots of fun for children and adults.  This is a chance to win a big basket of wonderful items.  We are asking each family for a donation of $5 (or more if you can).  We will also be collecting items to fill theme baskets.

Suggested Ideas for Donations:

·      Sports/soccer/basketball/baseball/jump rope/hula hoop

·      Crafts/crayons/markers/beads/make or paint anything kits

·      Family game night/board & card games/lego kits/puzzles

·      Movie night DVD’s/popcorn/kids snuggie

·      Outdoor fun/beach/park/bubbles/chalk

·      Books/picture or chapter/word search or maze finds

·      Gift Cards/Itunes/Amazon etc.

We can fill the baskets with anything that you or your children would enjoy winning.  All donations are appreciated to help make OES carnival auction a success.

Please send $5 as soon as possible.  We can not do this without your help.  Please send your money in an envelope to your child’s teachers addressed to April Tegeler/Baskets. Checks should be made out to “April Tegeler” I will collect cash, checks and items for donation from the school on a regular basis. 

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Please help us make this the best year yet!

Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.

Any questions, please email me at

Thank you for your support!

April Tegeler, OES Basket Auction Chairperson

OES Listserv 01-26-15 Message

Good afternoon OES’ers,

1) Please view this link ( to download the registration form, and get all the details, for the upcoming Creative Adventures 6-week session. This program will start in February, occurring after school on Thursdays from 3:45-5:15pm.
2) Girls On the Run is back! GOTR is a physical activity based development program for girls in 3rd-5th grades. It teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Starting the week of March 2nd, the team will meet every Wednesday and Friday from 8-9am. The program culminates in a celebratory 5k run on May 17th at the Westfield Montgomery Mall. The program costs $160 and includes 20 lessons, a T-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5k, a 5k medal, and more! (Financial scholarships available.) Registration for returning participants begins on February 3rd at 9am on Registration opens for new participants on February 10th at 9am (same URL). If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Connell at
3) On February 18th our school will be holding our 7th annual Jump Rope for Heart event to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Last year we raised over $15,000! We were one of the top schools in the area. Over the last 6 years, we have raised over $65,000 for the AHA! Students will participate in this event during their Physical Education (PE), Art, Music, or Media time on that Friday. Students will be participating in many jumping activities to celebrate Heart Health Month and to acknowledge our school’s contributions to the American Heart Association! You will receive a letter in your child’s folder this week. Raising money online is an easy and fun way for your child to contribute. The website is and then choose Olney ES. Please contact Ms. Morse with any questions.
Have a great night,

OES Bingo Night

5th Grade Memories Information

A message about this year’s “5th Grade Memories” efforts and events:

Please like our 5th grade Facebook page @ OES 5th grade class 2015. This Facebook page was created to easily be able to communicate about activities and information regarding Olney ES’s 5th grade class and have an open dialog.
Also, click on the following link to view the details (and buy tickets!) about the upcoming January 25th “The Winery at Olney” fundraiser (which is open to parents of all grades):
Thank you for your support!


OES vs. SES Basketball Game

Attention OES Families!

Please come out and join us at the first annual basketball game featuring some of your awesome Olney ES teachers as they play against Sherwood Elementary teaching staff at Farquhar Middle School on Thursday, January 15th from 6-8pm.
There will be pizza and water available to purchase. Tickets are $5.00 per person at the door, cash only please. Be sure to wear blue to support your Olney team! 3 lucky children from our Olney Elementary School family will be chosen at random to try and make a basket during half time.
Please see the URL for additional information:
Also, a total of 10 volunteers are needed to help ensure this event is a huge success. Each job is 2hrs during the entire event. The OES PTA thanks you for volunteering and helping make this event a new tradition. Please sign up at the following site:
Thanks, have a great day, and stay warm out there!