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First PTO Meeting of the YEAR! Wednesday, September 16, 6pm

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Finish Up Your Back to School Shopping at Amazon

downloadYou can help Ocosta earn money when you buy items like Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils from Amazon through our links or the link provided on our homepage on the right hand side.  Bookmark the Ocosta PTO website so you’ll always remember to start your Amazon shopping through us!
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2015/16 PTO Officers

621879_origWe have elected new officers for the 2015/16 school year!

President – Michelle Kachman

Vice President – Lacey Bishop

Treasurer – Brook Priest

Secretary – Kathy Slossen

We look forward to seeing you at the first PTO meeting on September 16!

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Wreath Fundraiser! Order Today!

Photo: The Holiday's are upon us!!! Have you ordered your wreath!? This is a great way to decorate AND support the PTO. KC's Christmas Farms is donating all the proceeds from the sale, only $20!! PM us if you need an order form!!

Order forms available at the elementary!

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PTO Meeting

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Welcome Mrs. Hatton!

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BINGO Night ~ April 25th

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Spring BOX TOP Contest

 

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SPRING BOX TOP CONTEST

 

 The 3 classes with the most Box Tops turned in will get a class Butterfly Garden where they get the opportunity to help caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Butterflies.  These classes will then get to release their butterflies.
Mrs. Hitt will have the butterfly houses on display near the library for everyone to view but ONLY the winning classes will get to care for and release them.
**Submit Box Tops in baggies with Student Name and Teacher Name clearly printed on them.  Then decorate the paper butterfly attached to your sheet and put it in with your Box Tops. These will be used to decorate the butterfly habitat area.  Keep submitting Box Tops to build your class total until April 4th.


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Many Thanks for Missoula Play Support!

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Wildcat Spirit Items for Sale!!

spirit items laurieCome on down to any Movie Night or pick up an order form from the wall pocket outside the elementary office to get some fantastic school spirit items!
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Order your Ocosta Wildcat Apparel Now!

PTO Apparel Order forms are out!  Please return orders to the Elementary office by December 6, 2013 to ensure delivery by Christmas!  We will be doing another order in the Spring if you miss this one.

Here is our new logo:

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Help Ocosta PTO with your Online Shopping!

shopping gal clip artShopping online can be fun but did you know a percentage of almost every sale from almost every online retailer can benefit your Ocosta PTO??

You can shop through  Box Tops Marketplace or eScrip Online Mall and a percentage of your purchase can go to Ocosta PTO!  It is easy.  Just find your store at either site and click the link to go to that retailer’s website.  Shop like normal (if you log off the site and return later – make sure to go back through the link before you check out).  A percentage of you sale is tracked through that link and credited to the PTO!

The PTO helps financially support the needs of our teaching staff through mini-grants that they submit to us for needed supplies or materials, student needs, field trips, school assemblies, events and so much more.

There is a link on the sidebar of our homepage for AMAZON.com shoppers.  Just click the little link before you shop.

Here are some quick links you can click through for some popular online stores:

JCPenney ~ Walmart ~ Home Depot ~ Priceline.com ~ Hotwire ~ Nordstroms ~ Apple Store ~ Kmart ~ Macy’s ~ Target ~ Toys R Us ~ LEGO ~ Best Buy ~ UGG ~ Coach ~ Travelocity ~ Sears ~ iTunes ~ Starbucks



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ATTENTION SAFEWAY SHOPPERS!

safeway receiptThe eScrip 10% Back to School promotion is back!

Check the bottom of your Safeway receipt for the message shown above.  Receipt codes must be entered before October 4th at http://www.backtoschools.escrip.com/  If you would like us to enter your code please email that number to ocostapto@yahoo.com or drop it off at the elementary school office for the PTO.  Thank you!


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New Kellogg’s Fundraising Program

kellogg programLook for Kellogg’s Family Reward codes inside their brand’s packaging – Keebler, Cheez-its, Nutrigrain, Pop Tarts, Morningstar Farms, Eggo etc.  Message us with the codes and we will accumulate them into our account and turn them into a cash donation to Ocosta!!  For every 8,000 pts we get $5

Reward others when you donate your Kellogg’s Family Rewards™ points. Through KFR Giving, your points can become a cash donation to any participating K–12 School in the U.S. From providing books and teaching tools to new technologies and art supplies – your donation can make a big difference.  Click the picture to go to their site and learn more!

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Inkjet & Toner Recycle Program

Drop off your used inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS devices, headsets, and laptops at the elementary office and we will box them up and send them to Funding Factory.
Funding Factory processes the items and sends our PTO a check.
We keep these items out of landfills and fundraise for our school at the same time!

 

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Amazon.com Earnings Program

Do you shop at Amazon?

If you do you could be making a donation to Ocosta PTO when you make a purchase! Click through the Amazon link (in the right hand column) and then shop as you normally would.  Ocosta PTO receives a  percentage of the purchases made through this link on this page.  What a great and easy way to support our students.

Spread the word and encourage all your friends and family to shop through our link!

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New Program for the Dads!!

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) – Is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2276 active programs in 41 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other adminstrator.

This fantastic program will be coming to Ocosta!  We are hoping to develop a greater male presence on our school campus.  To learn more about it come to our Pizza Kick-Off on Oct 18th at 6pm or contact Counselor Tricia Flint at 268-9125 ext 110.

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The Little Mermaid-Missoula Children’s Theatre Thanks

Thank you to all who sponsored or contributed to the wonderful

The Little Mermaid play!!

Sponsors:
Ocosta PTO, Ocosta School District, Ocosta Elementary Student Council, Shoalwater Bay Tribe, Kiwanis Club, The Local Store, Debra Parsons, Chris Anderson, The Mermaid Deli, The Original House of Pizza, Captain Jacks, Bennett’s Fish Shack, Merinos Seafood & Vacations by the Sea (which donated a full week of accomodations for the MCT staff that came!).

Special Thanks:

Heather Sweet, Chris Anderson, Wade Isminger & the Ocosta Custodial Staff.  Also thank you to Mike Coverdale for taking backstage pictures.  And a VERY special thank you to Lois Waara on piano & Sandy Sweeney for organizing and contributing countless hours to make our MCT plays possible.

Without the help of numerous volunteers and donations throughout our community these wonderful plays would not be.  If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring, donating  goods for our gift baskets, meal gift certificates, accomodations, concession items or want to help in any other way please contact us through this site!

 

 

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My Coke Reward Points 12,000+

Great job Ocosta!  Your My Coke Reward points are now over 12,000!! 

Thank you for getting those codes donated to Ocosta Elementary.
Mrs. Hitt has been our go-to person for inputting Coke Reward codes for those that don’t have the time or online account!  You can drop code caps or flaps off at the office or to Mrs. Hitt in the elementary library. 
Remember you can find codes under Coke product caps, Powerade caps and printed inside 12 or 24 pack cases.

Keep collecting your caps & flaps and donating their points to our school online at My Coke Rewards or if you don’t want to input them drop them by the Elementary office or Twin Harbor Drug and a member of the PTO will donate them for you!  Keep up the good work!

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Website Sponsor Fundraiser

With increasing school budget cuts the PTO is asked more and more to help provide funds for needed supplies and functions at Ocosta Elementary.   This year we have created an opportunity for local businesses and individuals to support the elementary school.  For  as little as $5 we will post your personal message or business information on our website to show your support.   For more information or to download the application click the “Website Sponsor” tab above.  Completed applications can be turned in to the office or you can email us through this site.  Due to the overwhelming response we will not limit the amount of Platinum Sponsors.

We would like to thank this month’s Platinum website sponsors The Coverdale Family at Westport Beach Escapes and The Oddy Family at The Local Store.