NHE/Oak View PTA

Official site of New Hampshire Estates ES/Oak View ES PTA


Welcome New Officers and How You Can Get Involved

Please welcome Kea Anderson as President, Nellie Dickens as Treasurer and Megan Tracy Benson as Secretary.

There are so many ways you can participate with the PTA this year.

First, become a member. There are two ways to join:

  1. Join online with PayPal
  2. Download a membership form and drop it off at your child’s school or mail to NHE/OV PTA, 400 E. Wayne, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Second, join the PTA email listserv by clicking here to learn more or sending an email to nheovpta+subscribe@groups.io

Third, follow the PTA on Facebook and Twitter to get updates.

Fourth, attend PTA meetings and volunteer to help out. We are still looking for help with Membership, Communications, Volunteers and Fundraising. Learn more.

Lastly, thank you for being a support of schools and your child’s education. These are difficult times and it takes all of us to make our children’s experience the best it can be!

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Bienvenida a los nuevos oficiales y cómo puede participar

El martes 8 de septiembre, la PTA de NHE / OV celebró nuestra primera reunión de membresía de otoño al aire libre. En la reunión aprobamos un presupuesto para el año fiscal 2020-2021 y elegimos a nuestros nuevos funcionarios para el año escolar.

Dé la bienvenida a Kea Anderson como presidente, a Nellie Dickens como tesorera y a Megan Tracy Benson como secretaria.

Hay muchas formas en las que puede participar con la PTA este año.

Primero, conviértase en miembro. Hay dos formas de unirse:

  1. Únase en línea con PayPal
  2. Descargue un formulario de membresía y déjelo en la escuela de su hijo o envíelo por correo a NHE / OV PTA, 400 E. Wayne, Silver Spring, MD 20901

En segundo lugar, únase a la lista de correo electrónico de la PTA haciendo clic aquí para obtener más información o enviando un correo electrónico a nheovpta+subscribe@groups.io

En tercer lugar, siga la PTA en Facebook y Twitter para recibir actualizaciones.

Cuarto, asista a las reuniones de la PTA y ofrézcase como voluntario para ayudar. Todavía estamos buscando ayuda con la membresía, las comunicaciones, los voluntarios y la recaudación de fondos. Aprende más.

Por último, gracias por apoyar las escuelas y la educación de su hijo. ¡Estos son tiempos difíciles y es necesario que todos podamos hacer que la experiencia de nuestros hijos sea la mejor posible!


PTA Membership Meeting – Tuesday, September 8 at 630pm

We hope you can join us for our first PTA Meeting of the 2020-21 school year. We have important business to vote on including our new officers and budget for this year. This business must be conducted in person.

Please also become a PTA Member this year but visiting our PTA website at https://nheovpta.com/ and clicking on “Become a PTA Member Today.”

Meeting details and agenda below. Hope to see you tomorrow.

NHE/OV Parent Teacher Association Meeting – NHE/OV Reunion de Padres y Profesores
Date:  Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:30pm        
Location:  Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park behind Library, 8800 Garland Avenue

*** Please wear masks and stay 6 feet apart from one another to be safe ***

MEETING AGENDA

President’s Welcome – Michelle (10 mins)

Treasurer’s Report – Becky (5 mins)

Officer Elections for 2020-2021 School Year (5 mins)

  • Nominations
    • President – Kea Anderson
    • Treasurer – Nellie Dickens
    • Secretary – Megan Benson
    • Delegate – Megan Benson

Quick Announcements by Principals (5 mins)

  • Mr. Geiger, NHE
  • Mr. Cline, OV

Adjourn

Stay up-to-date on all PTA activities! 

Esperamos que pueda acompañarnos en nuestra primera reunión de la PTA del año escolar 2020-21. Tenemos asuntos importantes sobre los que votar, incluidos nuestros nuevos funcionarios y el presupuesto para este año. Este negocio debe realizarse en persona.

También conviértase en miembro de la PTA este año, pero visite nuestro sitio web de la PTA en https://nheovpta.com/ y haga clic en “Conviértase en miembro de la PTA hoy”.

Detalles de la reunión y agenda a continuación. Espero verte mañana.

NHE/OV Parent Teacher Association Meeting – NHE/OV Reunion de Padres y Profesores

Fecha: Martes 8 de septiembre de 2020 a las 6:30 pm

Ubicación: Parque del vecindario Long Branch-Arliss detrás de la biblioteca, 8800 Garland Avenue

*** Por favor, use máscaras y manténgase a una distancia de 6 pies entre sí para estar seguro ***

AGENDA DE LA REUNIÓN

Bienvenida del presidente: Michelle (10 minutos)

  • Introducciones
  • Aprobación del acta de marzo
  • Únase a nuestra PTA en el sitio web o con el formulario
  • New Listserv
  • Anuncio de la reunión del Comité de Auditoría el 12 de septiembre

Informe del tesorero – Becky (5 minutos)

  • Actualización financiera sobre el presupuesto 2019-2020
  • Votación sobre la aprobación del nuevo presupuesto para 2020-2021

Elecciones de oficiales para el año escolar 2020-2021 (5 minutos)

  • Nominaciones
    • Presidente – Kea Anderson
    • Tesorera – Nellie Dickens
    • Secretaria – Megan Benson
    • Delegada – Megan Benson

Anuncios breves de los directores (5 minutos)

  • Sr. Geiger, NHE
  • Sr. Cline, OV

Aplazar

¡Manténgase actualizado sobre todas las actividades de la PTA!

  • Únase a PTA Listserv enviando un correo electrónico a nheovpta+subscribe@groups.io
  • Únase a nosotros en Facebook o Twitter en @nheovpta
  • Visite nuestro sitio web en https://nheovpta.com


Welcome Back to School

As we all gear up for the new school year, the PTA understands it will be quite unusual due to our virtual learning start.  We do wish everyone a successful first week and hope our students are able to kick start their learning this fall with few problems.  Our schools and the PTA are here to help.

However, we do have some immediate PTA business that must be conducted in person.  We invite all PTA members from 2019-20 school year and any potentially new PTA members to join us for our first fall meeting to elect new officers and pass an initial budget.

PTA Membership Meeting (in-person, outside)
Tuesday, September 8 at 630pm
Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park behind the Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Avenue
*** Please wear masks and practice social distancing ***

At the meeting we will conduct two important pieces of business — elect new Officers for the 2020-21 school year and approve a budget.

New Officer Nominations

  • President – Kea Anderson
  • Treasurer – Nellie Dickens
  • Secretary – Megan Benson
  • Delegate – Megan Benson

Other officer nominations may be made at the meeting if there is further interest.  Additional positions are available and help is always needed.

Proposed Initial Budget

The proposed budget has been drafted for approval at the upcoming meeting. Due to COVID-19 and virtual learning this fall, the budget will likely be amended by the membership once PTA programming is finalized.

We do hope you are able to join us on September 8 to help us get this unprecedented school year off to a good start. Stay tuned for more information about how to become a PTA member this year and to join our new email listserv for updates.

We appreciate your support!

Michelle, Delia, Becky and Erin
Outgoing 2019-20 PTA Officers

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Mientras todos nos preparamos para el nuevo año escolar, la PTA entiende que será bastante inusual debido a nuestro comienzo de aprendizaje virtual. Deseamos a todos una exitosa primera semana y esperamos que nuestros estudiantes puedan comenzar su aprendizaje este otoño con pocos problemas. Nuestras escuelas y la PTA están aquí para ayudar.

Sin embargo, tenemos algunos asuntos inmediatos de la PTA que deben realizarse en persona. Invitamos a todos los miembros de la PTA del año escolar 2019-20 y a cualquier miembro potencialmente nuevo de la PTA a unirse a nosotros en nuestra primera reunión de otoño para elegir nuevos funcionarios y aprobar un presupuesto inicial.

Reunión de miembros de la PTA (en persona, al aire libre)
Martes 8 de septiembre a las 6:30 p.m.
Parque del vecindario Long Branch-Arliss detrás de la biblioteca Long Branch en 8800 Garland Avenue
*** Por favor use máscaras y practique el distanciamiento social ***

En la reunión llevaremos a cabo dos asuntos importantes: elegir nuevos oficiales para el año escolar 2020-21 y aprobar un presupuesto.

Nominaciones de nuevos oficiales

  • Presidente – Kea Anderson
  • Tesorera – Nellie Dickens
  • Secretaria – Megan Benson
  • Delegada – Megan Benson

Se pueden hacer otras nominaciones de oficiales en la reunión si hay más interés. Hay puestos adicionales disponibles y siempre se necesita ayuda.

Presupuesto inicial propuesto

El presupuesto propuesto se ha elaborado para su aprobación en la próxima reunión. Debido a COVID-19 y al aprendizaje virtual este otoño, es probable que los miembros modifiquen el presupuesto una vez que se finalice la programación de la PTA.

Esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros el 8 de septiembre para ayudarnos a que este año escolar sin precedentes tenga un buen comienzo. Estén atentos para obtener más información sobre cómo convertirse en miembro de la PTA este año y unirse a nuestra nueva lista de correo electrónico para recibir actualizaciones.

¡Agradecemos su apoyo!

Michelle, Delia, Becky y Erin
Oficiales salientes de la PTA de 2019-20


NEEDED: New PTA Officers for 2020-21 School Year

WE NEED YOU!!!

We know it’s a tough time for everyone right now with school starting virtually on August 31 and our ability to convene PTA members is uncertain. That said, we MUST ELECT new PTA officers for this school year in order for the PTA to remain in existence and support our schools.

Our elections must be held in person so we are tentatively planning a general membership meeting on Tuesday, September 1 at 630pm in the NHE parking lot.  We will also approve the new budget for this year.

Please see the open positions below and consider serving our students and schools.  We desperately need a Treasurer and Secretary because the officers holding these positions are term limited or have children moving on from Oak View.

To stay in compliance and active, the PTA MUST FILL the following positions:

President
Treasurer
Secretary

To make our PTA most effective, we would also like to have a:

Vice President
Volunteer Coordinator
Membership Coordinator
Fundraising Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Wellness Coordinator
MCCPTA Delegates (2)

To read more about officer roles, please visit https://nheovpta.com/volunteer/positions/

If you have questions or are interested in serving, please contact Erin Taylor.

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Te Necesitamos

Sabemos que es un momento difícil para todos en este momento, ya que la escuela comienza virtualmente el 31 de agosto y nuestra capacidad para convocar a miembros de la PTA es incierta. Dicho esto, DEBEMOS ELEGIR nuevos oficiales de la PTA para este año escolar para que la PTA siga existiendo y apoye a nuestras escuelas.

Nuestras elecciones deben realizarse en persona, por lo que estamos planeando tentativamente una reunión general de miembros el martes 1 de septiembre a las 630 pm en el estacionamiento de NHE. También aprobaremos el nuevo presupuesto para este año.

Consulte las posiciones abiertas a continuación y considere servir a nuestros estudiantes y escuelas. Necesitamos desesperadamente un Tesorero y un Secretario porque los oficiales que ocupan estos puestos tienen un plazo limitado o tienen hijos que se mudan de Oak View.

Para mantenerse en cumplimiento y activo, la PTA DEBE LLENAR las siguientes posiciones:

Presidente
Tesorero
Secretario

Para que nuestro PTA sea más efectivo, también nos gustaría tener un:

Vicepresidente
Coordinador de voluntarios
Coordinador de membresía
Coordinador de recaudación de fondos
Coordinador de mercadeo
Coordinador de la salud
MCCPTA Delegados (2)

Para leer más sobre los roles de oficiales, por favor visite https://nheovpta.com/volunteer/positions/

Si tiene preguntas o está interesado en servir, comuníquese con John Brill.


WE DID IT! Help Make this Year Special for Oak View 5th Graders

UPDATE as of May 24, 2020 – All the books needed for the 5th Graders to each receive a yearbook this year have been purchased.  THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

School leadership is collaborating with some 5th grade parents to ensure every graduating 5th grader receives a yearbook this year. The cost of the 2019-2020 Oak View yearbook is $20.  At this point, all orders will need to be placed online.  The due date for orders is May 26th at midnight.  We are not sure when or how we will be delivering them, but we will develop a plan in the near future.

Because this is such a unique school year, we desire every 5th grade student to receive one. Considering the impact of the extended shutdown of local businesses and on our community, we are asking those who are able to consider purchasing additional yearbooks to donate.  Mr. Cline will then donate that yearbook to a 5th grade family who was unable to make the purchase. You can purchase your yearbook and donate one for another student by accessing this link:

http://yearbooks.classic-photo.com/OakView/home3/Bookstore.jsp

If you order as a donation, please put TBD in the student and teacher name fields.

Thank you for your help to make this year special!


Update: Helping our Families During this Crisis

Thank you to all for your support of our volunteer-led gift card drive to support NHE and Oak View families in need! In just three short weeks, we have raised a total of $9,700. $980 in actual gift cards and $8,720 via PayPal and Venmo. We are deeply appreciative of your generosity. We’d like to offer special thanks to NHE 1st grade teacher, Sara Kopf, and NHE Special Education teacher, Alison Reside, who have spread the word about our fundraiser far and wide and have motivated their friends, family, and community members to donate.

We are distributing cards to the school principals and Linkages to Learning on an as-needed basis.

Beyond the direct need for food, we’ve learned that our families also need cleaning and other household supplies to prevent the spread of COVID19 in their homes.  Those caring for sick family members are so appreciative of the grocery cards to purchase disposable plates/cups/silverware, as well as cleaning agents and sprays.  And the Visa cards are making small dents in the bills that continue to come even after the paychecks have stopped.

While we initially planned our campaign to run for just two weeks, we have decided to continue our fundraiser. The virus itself in addition to the overwhelming financial burden it is causing are affecting our school community.  Please consider donating if you can.  And if you need help, please contact your child’s school.

Want to make a donation? You can do so via Venmo or PayPal. Please send me an email to confirm receipt of your electronic donation.

Venmo: @Michelle-Mosher-10
PayPal: moshermichelle@gmail.com (Please choose Family & Friend so there are no fees)
Email: moshermichelle@gmail.com

Thanks again for your generosity and support!


We appreciate you… more than you know!

Dear Teachers and Staff of Oak View & New Hampshire Estates,

Even before living through the last couple months, we parents and extended family appreciated your tireless work, and just like so many things these days, that feeling has been enormously amplified since our kids have been home and you’ve been teaching and supporting them in all new ways.

We wish our PTA had the resources to directly deliver to each of you a token of our appreciation this week, and we look so forward to whatever point in the future we can be back at school together to throw the biggest Teacher & Staff Appreciation Celebration ever!

Thank you all for demonstrating so much flexibility, resiliency, and dedication in the midst of this stressful time. We are incredibly grateful.

Sincerely,

NHE/OV PTA Leaders and Members


Ways to Help our Families during this Crisis

Dear New Hampshire Estates and Oak View Families,

As we all adjust to life amid the coronavirus outbreak, some families in our community are having a particularly hard time. Many have lost jobs and are struggling to afford food and other basic necessities.

The school principals – Mr. Geiger and Mr. Cline, NHE’s Linkages to Learning Coordinator – Rosa Diaz, and NHE’s Community Schools Liaison – John Brill, have all been working to support families in need. Despite this and the efforts of MCPS to distribute meals to students, many families still need support.

You can help! 

Over the next two weeks, we will be holding a drive for grocery store gift cards for New Hampshire Estates and Oak View families in need. Two parents will coordinate the donations and will deliver them to NHE & Linkages to Learning. NHE & Linkages to Learning will then distribute the gift cards to families who need them.

If you would like to contribute, there are three ways to participate:

Option 1: Purchase Physical Gift Card and Drop Off with Collector

The following cards have been specifically requested – Giant, ALDI, and Visa gift cards (for purchasing gas, household items, or toiletries.)

Leave the gift cards in the box left on the front step or wall of the drop-off house. Then text the contact so cards don’t sit outside too long. The two drop-off options are:

9223 Long Branch Pkwy

Silver Spring, MD 20901

  • Erin Taylor, 202-997-7037

9013 Flower Ave.

Silver Spring, MD 20901

  • Nellie, 240-461-4232

Option 2: E-payments to NHE/OV Parent Coordinator

The parents coordinating this project will go to stores and purchase grocery gift cards for you. After you send your donation via Venmo or PayPal for a gift card purchase, please email the volunteer parent directly to confirm their receipt of your electronic donation.

Giant or Visa Gift Cards

Michelle Mosher

Venmo: @Michelle-Mosher-10

PayPal: moshermichelle@gmail.com

Email: moshermichelle@gmail.com

Donations of any amount are appreciated, but if you can contribute $50, it will go a long way toward helping a family afford necessities like food and diapers.

Please donate before May 1, 2020 so we can help our New Hampshire Estates and Oak View families when they need it most. We will post an update showing the total amount raised at the end of each week.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle at moshermichelle@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!  

Sincerely,

Michelle Mosher

PTA President for NHE and OV


Seeking PTA Officers for 2020-21 School Year

WE NEED YOU!!!

We know it’s a tough time for everyone right now with school closures ongoing and the timing for our ability to convene so uncertain. That said, it’s also the time we need to be electing new PTA officers for the next school year.  Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 2, assuming we can hold our final PTA meeting at that time.  Please see the open positions below and consider serving our students and families next year.

In order to stay in compliance and active, the PTA MUST FILL the following positions:

President
Treasurer
Secretary

To make our PTA most effective, we would also like to have a:

Vice President
Volunteer Coordinator
Membership Coordinator
Fundraising Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Wellness Coordinator
MCCPTA Delegates (2)

To read more about officer roles, please visit https://nheovpta.com/volunteer/positions/

If you have questions or are interested in serving, please contact Erin Taylor.

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Te Necesitamos

Sabemos que es un momento difícil para todos en este momento con los cierres de escuelas en curso y el momento para nuestra capacidad de convocar tan incierto. Dicho esto, también es el momento en que debemos elegir nuevos oficiales de la PTA para el próximo año escolar. Las elecciones se celebrarán el martes 2 de junio, suponiendo que podamos celebrar nuestra reunión final de la PTA en ese momento. Por favor, vea las vacantes a continuación y considere servir a nuestros estudiantes y familias el próximo año.

Para mantenerse en cumplimiento y activo, la PTA DEBE LLENAR las siguientes posiciones:

Presidente
Tesorero
Secretario

Para que nuestro PTA sea más efectivo, también nos gustaría tener un:

Vicepresidente
Coordinador de voluntarios
Coordinador de membresía
Coordinador de recaudación de fondos
Coordinador de mercadeo
Coordinador de la salud
MCCPTA Delegados (2)

Para leer más sobre los roles de oficiales, por favor visite https://nheovpta.com/volunteer/positions/

Si tiene preguntas o está interesado en servir, comuníquese con John Brill.


Cancellations Due to COVID-19

With MCPS school closures due to COVID-19 crisis, the following PTA events have been cancelled or postponed.

  • Bus driver and crossing guard bagged breakfast postponed to May
  • April 14 PTA Meeting at OVES cancelled
  • April 20-24 Every Kid Healthy Week events cancelled
  • April 25 Used Book Sale sorting cancelled
  • April 27-May 1 Used Book Sale postponed
  • April 28 Election Day Bake Sale postponed to due to Primary Election moved to June 2
Our next scheduled PTA meeting will be Tuesday, May 5 at 630pm at NHE.  Free childcare available.

Stay home and stay safe!