PTA General Assoc. Meeting- Guest Speaker Kara Rydman, IUSD GATE Coordinator

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Everyone is invited to attend and be a part of our last PTA General Board Meeting of the year!   Mr. Grasso will be giving an update about our school and you will have a chance to sign up to volunteer.   Also, come hear a special guest speaker, Kara Rydman, IUSD’s GATE Coordinator, who will discuss how to teach our kids to have a “Growth Mindset.”

What:  PTA General Association Meeting

When:  Tuesday, May 23rd @ 8:25 a.m.

Location:  The stage (Please enter in the side door by the science room.)

Hope to see you there!

Spring Fling Info

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It’s here and bigger than ever!

Come join us for Oak Creek’s annual carnival

Thursday, May 25th

Carnival – 4:30-7:30 pm; Open House – 6:30-7:30 pm

Buy a wristband for $10 and all of the fun below is included!

  • 35-foot KRAKEN monster slide, SPACE SHUTTLE slide, Giant 24-foot SUPER SLIDE, 80-foot OBSTACLE COURSE & more!

  • Game booths: Carnival game booths — receive a prize just for playing
  • Cake Walk: Take a musical stroll to win a delicious treat

*** Each person who wants to play must have their own wristband.  Download the wristband order from here. ***

We will NOT be selling individual tickets for the games — the wristband is the only way to enjoy the fun.

Bring your blankets and chairs for the grass area. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wondering about FOOD TRUCKS & ROOM BASKETS????  They are back too!

FOOD TRUCKS:   Dinner will be available for purchase (bring cash) from some fabulous food trucks, including Burger Monster, Ninja with Appetite, Kona Ice and more!

 ROOM BASKETS:  You still need to buy raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the 31 amazing room baskets.

Winners will be drawn at 7:30 pm sharp (need not be present to win).

Baskets include: Disneyland tickets, iPad Mini, American Girl, Pokémon, Principal’s Basket, Minecraft, Angels tickets, Hello Kitty & more!

Purchasing Wristbands, Raffle Tickets and FAQs

Wristbands/Raffle Tickets:  Wristbands and tickets are available for pre-purchase before May 18th (check or cash) or at the event (cash only).

FAQs:  Have questions?  Hopefully we can answer them.  Access our Frequently Asked Questions page or email springfling@oakcreekpta.org.

 

Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week

Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1st – 5th

staffapprecationJoin the PTA in recognizing our wonderful Oak Creek staff and teachers during this special weeklong celebration. Download the flyer for more information.

Staff Breakfast Donations:  We still need more donations for the Staff breakfast–if you would like to donate a food item or help out, please sign-up here.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba4a82ea5f49-oakcreek

★ Monday: Teacher & Classroom Aides ★
Ÿ Each student should write a note of thanks or draw a picture and bring it to his/her teacher and classroom aide(s) on Monday.

  • ŸAlso on Monday, it’s Supply Day! Help your teacher stock up on much needed classroom supplies by having your child donate an item. *All supply donations are voluntary.
  • ŸYour room parent will make a sign for the teacher’s classroom door.
  • ŸPTA will provide breakfast for the entire Oak Creek staff. If you’d like to help with the breakfast you may contact: Coco at hospitality@oakcreekpta.org

★ Tuesday: Health & Hygiene Staff ★ Wednesday: Support Staff ★ ★ Thursday: Front Office Staff ★ Friday: All Staff ★

Ÿ Students will work with their teachers to prepare special ways to honor Oak Creek staff all week with signs, notes, and artwork at school. You can also send in special notes of thanks to any staff member.

★ Entire Oak Creek Staff & Teachers ★

ŸOn Wednesday, May 3rd,  PTA will sponsor a delicious, catered lunch to celebrate the entire fabulous staff of Oak Creek Elementary.

PTA Nominations for the 2017-2018 Executive Board

Oak Creek PTA Nominating Committee Presents the Nominations for the 2017-2018 Executive Board!

The Proposed Nomination Slate Includes:

President – Kristi Smemoe
Vice-President – Katricia (Kat) Lee
Treasurer – Laura Anderson
VP Ways and Means – Tracey Hill
VP Membership – Pat Chao
VP Programs – Binnah Han
Financial Secretary – Hedda Ramos
Recording Secretary – Jessica Jordan
Auditor – Inbal Daihas Greenberg

If you are interested in one of the above elected positions for the 2017-2018 school year, please attend the election meeting where further nominations may be made from the floor.

The election will be held at the General Association PTA meeting on
Tuesday, March 21st at 8:20 a.m. in the MPR

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR

Planning for next year is already underway and we are looking for people to help with several committees next year. For more information on all PTA positions and committees (elected and non-elected), please look at our volunteer page.

The Oak Creek PTA provides and funds many programs that make our school great!! Please consider getting involved.

Thank you to our sponsors!

thankyou_sponsorsOak Creek PTA wants to give a special THANK YOU to our sponsors for this year’s Jog-A-Thon.  With their generous support, we were able to provide a free t-shirt, bottle of water, and popsicle to every student.

 

GOLD Level  – T-shirt Sponsors

Halcyon Health Direct Primary Care

Inbal Greenberg, M.B.A. – Realtor

Irvine Orthodontics and Children’s Dental Specialists

Jungle of Smiles – Pediatric Dentist

Tanaka Farms

SILVER Level – T-shirt Sponsors

Lighthouse Partners Inc.

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BRONZE Level – Water/Popsicle Sponsor

Alkalign Studios – Irvine

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Our IncREDible Week at Oak Creek

The Oak Creek PTA helps sponsor district wide Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon week was a huge success  this year and our Wise Owls had fun learning how to ,“respect themselves, make good choices and remain drug free.”

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Oak Creek “All Hands” Pledge Board – Red Ribbon Week 2016

To kick off the week, the student council and volunteers decked our campus in red ribbons and posters!  With Oak Creek spirit, our students signed cards pledging to lead healthy and helpful lives and also accepted a challenge to do acts of kindness for others.

Sample of many of the signs made by student council and parents

Sample of many of the signs made by student council and parents

As the week went forward, we wore Hawaiian clothes to remind us to “Lei off drugs” and proved that “we have the power to make good choices” by wearing Super Hero outfits.  Our students dressed up as their future profession, showing that they won’t let drugs get in the way of their goals.  as daily red ribbon themed prizes were awarded.

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Thank you for all the pennies donated!

Our school collected a total of 447 pounds of “pennies for prevention” – benefiting the Irvine Prevention Coalition –  with Mrs, King’s and Ms. Lee’s classes bringing in the most!

The highlight this year was our “All Hands” Pledge Board where each and every student posted a hand and a new wise choice that he or she has decided to make!   We learned that when we stand together and support each other with kindness, we can be strong and INCREDIBLE!

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Some of our 3rd graders wears red to kick off Red Ribbon Week

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Oak Creekers making the W.I.S.E. pledge to live healthy, make good choices and live drug free.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

img_1258THANK YOU to all Oak Creek Elementary families for making the 2016-2017 PTA Pledge & Membership Drive a big success!

With all of your generous support, we were able to raise over $45,000! We are well on our way to being able to fund many valuable programs and services for the students of Oak Creek. Click here to see a complete list of what is supported by our fundraising efforts.

Oak Creek families continue to come together to ensure the quality of education at our school. Your donation helps make Oak Creek Elementary a great place to learn!

We look forward to completing our fundraising efforts this spring with our annual Oak Creek PTA Jog-A-Thon!