Welcome Back Message from PTA President

Hello OES Families,

I hope you and your families have enjoyed the summer and are looking forward to another great year at Olney ES! We don’t have as many changes this year as we did last year and I hope you that this can give many of our new families a chance to acclimate to all the clubs, programs and opportunities that our students have available to them. For returning Dragons and their parents, you will be glad to see many familiar traditions continue…and a few new opportunities rise for both lower and upper grade students. The PTA Executive Board and PTA Chairpersons have been working hard over the summer to prepare a fun-filled year of activities, family nights, cultural arts assemblies, and fundraisers that will enrich our children’s academic experience and continued growth in any and all of the life path’s that they may choose.

We would like to extend a very warm welcome our new Vice Principal, Cindy Chichester-Ollvierre (pronounced Chee-chester) and of course we are excited to start a second year with our beloved principal Mrs. Carla Glawe. Welcome back, Mrs. Glawe!

Also for the second year, please remember that if you would like to participate in “Sponsoring the Staff Lounge”, contact Celerina Hicks (celmahicks@comcast.net) to select your week.  If sponsoring the lounge doesn’t seem feasible for your schedule but you would like to find out about additional ways to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Connell (nbconnell@verizon.net), to get moving in a direction that fits your skill-set and schedule.

This year we will continue many of our favorite clubs, including Chess Club, Lego Club, Club Invention, and our new Drama Club. We will continue Westward Ho for 5th graders, Fall and Spring PTA Sponsored school picnics & Kid’s Nights Out, and the popular 5th Grade Patrol program. The PTA will continue to fund Staff Appreciation events, the Spring student Science Fair, and a reimbursement program open to all teachers for supplies purchased out-of-pocket. We are also very proud to continue funding classroom purchases such as LCD projectors, listening and reading centers, Promethean Boards and audio/visual aids. Please don’t forget that we need you to join the PTA so that we can continue to use PTA dues to support these wonderful programs!

Please seek out myself or any of our PTA Chairpersons (listed on page 7) to see how you can join in the effort or provide ideas or feedback. I look forward to seeing you at one of our many PTA events or one of our regular PTA meetings.

Welcome back to school OES’ers!


Tanya Profitt

Olney PTA President