4/11/17 PTO Blackboard Message


The PTO Board has started planning for the 2017-18 school year, and we are currently seeking several new board members.  Openings include Vice President, Communications Co-Chair, Community Fundraising Chair, and Secretary.  A summary for each of the open positions is listed below, and detailed descriptions can be viewed on our website.  If you are interested in one of the open positions or would like to talk to one of our current board members about what position might be a good fit for you, please contact the PTO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The PTO Board for the 2017-18 school year will be elected at the May 11 General PTO Meeting.


Vice President

Always wanted to know more about why Oak Point operates the way it does? Looking for a way to get to know more parents and staff members?  Serving as Vice President is a good way to step in and learn about Oak Point and build relationships along the way.  Primary responsibilities include providing input on budget decisions, setting up and coordinating restaurant nights and in-school assemblies, and helping as needed at the District PTO Council meetings and with additional PTO functions.  Average time commitment per week is 2-4 hours, and much of the work can be done outside of school.


Communications Co-Chair

Do you enjoy social media and like to be in the know about what is happening at Oak Point?  Our current Communications Chair is looking for a co-chair that she can work with throughout the year to transfer her knowledge and expertise in preparation for the following year.  The communications chair will be responsible for regularly updating our website, maintaining the PTO Facebook and Twitter accounts, drafting blackboard communications as needed, and creating flyers for meetings and events.  Average time commitment per week is 2-4 hours, and a majority of this work can be done outside of school.     


Community Fundraising Chair

One of the main reasons we are successful as a PTO and are able to provide so many resources and opportunities for our students is because of our fundraising events and community partnerships.  Going forward, we feel it is important to have someone who can oversee these critical functions to ensure the continued success of our PTO.  Responsibilities for this new position include serving as the primary contact for the Boosterthon Fun Run, overseeing the Silent Auction and Raffle committee for Carnival, working with Fun2Raise in the creation of our student directories and calendars, and building and maintaining relationships with local businesses who can provide support as needed throughout the year.  Average time commitment per week is 2-4 hours, and much of this work can be done outside of school.  The time commitment may increase leading up to the two major fundraising events.     



Are you interested in getting involved with the PTO Board but not sure which role might be right for you?  The Secretary position serves a very important role of taking minutes at all PTO Board meetings (1 per month) and PTO General Meetings (3 per year) and may also help with other duties such as incoming mail, scheduling meetings and events, and volunteering at activities.   Average time commitment for this position is 2-4 hours per month.  



A limited quantity of select Erin Soderberg books will be available for purchase during her visit to Oak Point on April 14. The titles that will be available for purchase are from the order form sent home prior to Spring Break.  Please note that quantities are limited, and not all titles will be available. Students may bring cash or a check (payable to Oak Point Elementary) on April 14 to purchase the books during their scheduled visit time.



  • Author Erin Soderberg visit (student event): April 14

  • Oak Point Night at Potbelly Eden Prairie: April 20, 5:00-8:00PM

  • Oak Point Multicultural Night: April 27, 6:30PM-8:00PM

  • Oak Point Week at Nothing Bundt Cakes: May 8 - May 13

  • General PTO Meeting & Election of 2017-18 Board: May 11, 9:30AM

  • Spring Fling (6th Grade Event): May 19, 7:00PM-10:00PM

  • Memorial Day (No School): May 29

  • Year-End Celebration: June 1, 5:00PM-7:00PM

  • Last Day of School: June 8