NHE/Oak View PTA

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


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!


PTA Meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 630pm

We hope you can join us!  Free childcare available.  Agenda below.

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:30pm        Location: New Hampshire Estates ES Media Center

MEETING AGENDA

President’s Welcome – Michelle (10 mins)

  • Introductions
  • Approval of February Minutes
  • Election of Nominating Committee (minimum of 3 members)

Treasurer’s Report – Becky (5 mins)

  • Update on Receipts and Expenses

Our Schools – Principals (20 mins)

  • Cline, OV
  • Geiger, NHE

Committee Reports (10 mins)

  • Membership – Susie/Michelle
  • Health and Wellness Grants – Michelle
  • MCCPTA Delegates Report – Erin

Volunteers/Events – Alicia (10 mins)

  • Bus driver/crossing guard breakfast TBD
  • Every Kid Healthy Week 4/20-24
  • Used Book Sale 4/25-5/1
  • Election Day Bake Sale 4/28
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheons 5/4-8
  • Standing Volunteers Needed – Wellness Committee Chair, Social Media/Website Help, Design/Marketing, Translation, Member Hub

Other (5 mins)

UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH

5 – OV Reading Celebration from 7-830pm

17 – OV Parent Academy from 9-1030am

24 – Linkages Coffee at NHE at 9am & MCCPTA Delegates Assembly at 730pm

27 – Early Dismissal & AFKH Grand Deadline

31 – NHE Principal’s Coffee at 9am & Member cards due back to MD PTA

APRIL

6-13 – Spring Break, No School

14 – OVES Parent Academy from 9-1030am & PTA Meeting at OVES at 630pm

15 – PTA File MD Personal Property Tax Return

 

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