A lot of donations come in at the beginning of the school year and need to be organized for sale in the first couple of weeks – this is the busiest time in used uniform. The sale of used uniform is a significant fund raiser for the PTA and a big part of any PTA event. It is a good opportunity for parents to stock up on winter uniform, which comes into effect after Thanksgiving. Requests go out in the first newsletter, also a good idea to email the parents of the graduated grade 8 students.
Parents’ evening in November
The 2 rails of clothes are wheeled up to the foyer by the front office on Thursday afternoon and returned to the closet prior to school starting the following Monday morning. An honesty box is left out.
Having a sale during the week before the school switches to summer uniform (early May) is a good idea, start requesting donations 2 weeks earlier.
Collecting and organizing donations at the end of the school year is very helpful to new parents who come for orientation during the summer holiday. The clothes can stand in the gym over the summer, the office will coordinate the honesty box.
April 30 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Leadership and relationship expert, Dr. Karyn Gordon, will be presenting “Teaching Empathy & Gratitude In Your Kids & Teens”.
Many parents reveal that one of their greatest desires is for their children to be more appreciative. However, our culture of immediate gratification can make it difficult for parents to effectively teach gratitude and empathy. Thankfully, research tells us that empathy and gratitude are cornerstones of Emotional Intelligence – and therefore they can be learned!
In this keynote, parents will learn:
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE
Please note: Parking is available in the school lot and at Hopedale Presbyterian Church, 156 Third Line, Oakville.
June 7 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The PTA provides a wonderful evening of fun, food, activities, and prizes for our entire OCS community!
September 20 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a great opportunity to get together with other parents and OCS staff to find out more about the upcoming school year. Parents are invited to join us at 5:30 p.m. for a Parent BBQ (RSVP) or at 7:00 p.m. for the meeting. These events are for parents only.