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DRAGON DASH is here!!

The Dragon Dash is in 2 days! This is your last chance to pre-register and earn pledge money. Please visit the site Dragon Dash Website to be a part of this amazing fitness fundraiser. Questions? Check out the website or email See you Saturday!

This week:

Tuesday evening is our 3rd PTA meeting. Come join us at 7PM in the OES media center to hear updates from school and a brief talk on P.E. class and nutrition.

This week is the final week to collect pledges for the Dragon Dash! Register and create your child’s personal page here : Dragon Dash . If you want to run with your child, please register here : Friends and Family Registration .

The Dragon Dash is this Saturday, November 7th from 2-4PM. Be there early because check in starts at 1:45. More event details to come later in the week!

Dragon Dash!

The time has come to register for the Dragon Dash. Kids can start signing up at this link : Dragon Dash Welcome and personalize their pages to collect pledges. The Dragon Dash will be held on November 7th from 2-4 PM and students are free to register. However, we are hoping to raise $5000 through pledges – so let’s get dashing, Dragons! Rewards will be handed out according to pledge levels starting this Monday, October 26th. Questions? email Jill at


This is a HUGE week!

This week we have some VERY important events happening at school. Please join in the fun!

  1. The book fair runs this week (Oct 19-23). We still need volunteers. Sign up here : Book Fair Sign-up. Please come and get some great books for your kids (or their classrooms).
  2. Milk and cookies night at the book fair is this Wednesday at 6:30 PM. This is a free event for the entire family. Wear your PJs and come hear staff/teachers read stories in the all purpose room.
  3. Chipotle restaurant night is Tuesday from 5-9 PM. This is our BIGGEST restaurant night of the year. Please help us pack the place full. We will receive 50% of proceeds!
  4. On-line registration begins for the Dragon Dash color run. The web-link will be posted as soon as it’s live. The first 150 registrants will receive a goody bag from Orange Theory Fitness at the race. Once you’re registered, you can start to raise money toward our $5000 goal. Remember, this is our biggest fundraiser this year (there is NO spring carnival).

September Updates

Here are a few reminders for the end of September :

  1. Please remember to join the PTA. If you’d like a PTA directory, you must do so by October 1. Click the membership button on the left side.
  2. Mark your calendars now for the following October PTA events :
    1. Back to School Picnic – this FRIDAY (Sept 28th) 6-8 PM. We will be selling tee shirts at this event!
    2. Next PTA Meeting – Tuesday (Oct 6th) 7PM. We are featuring a night with our specials teachers. Ever wonder what your kids do in specials? Here’s your chance to find out!
    3. Chipotle Night (Oct 20th) – This is our biggest restaurant night of the year. We will earn 50% of proceeds!!
    4. Milk and Cookies Night at the Book Fair (Oct 21st). This free event will feature staff readers!
  3. Lego Club will be starting again soon. More information can be found in upcoming issues of Dragon Tales or by emailing You must register by October 7th.
  4. The First Annual Color Fun Run is coming! Save the date – November 7th (2-4PM) and be ready for some amazing fun. More information in Dragon Tales and backpack mail.

Proposed Budget 2015/2016

Tonight we will be approving the proposed budget for 2015/2016. Please see the following two links for details. If you have comments or questions, feel free to email the president ( or come by the meeting (6:30pm, media center) tonight!

Budget Graph

Proposed Budget 2015


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!