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NEW EMAIL FORMAT FOR PTO COMMUNICATIONS

Previously, families have received occasional email messages from the PTO called “A Message From the PTO.”  These messages will now be combined with information from the principal in “Oak Point Elementary School News” and will be delivered to families approximately every other week.

 

OAK POINT GLOW RUN, POWERED BY BOOSTERTHON

The Oak Point Glow Run, powered by Boosterthon, kicks off in just 2 weeks! It’s a 10-day fundraising program that starts with a Pep Rally on October 31 and ends with the Glow Run event on November 9. Visit the PTO website for more information.

 

OPEN PTO BOARD & COMMITTEE POSTIONS

The PTO needs you! The PTO is a volunteer organization made up of parents who partner closely with Oak Point staff and community members to support our school and its students. There are some crucial open board and committee positions that need to be filled as soon as possible.

 

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE PTO

Like the PTO on Facebook  ●  Follow the PTO on Twitter  ●  Visit oakpointpto.com

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 25-26 ~Vision & Hearing Screenings

October 31 ~ Oak Point Glow Run Pep Rally

November 9 ~ Oak Point Glow Run

November 14 ~ Oak Point Day at Red’s Savoy Pizza EP

 

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Eight  Eden Prairie community members are running for three seats on the Eden Prairie School Board on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  The PTO encourages families to (1) learn about the candidates and then (2) be sure to vote in this election on November 7.

 

Google searches for each of the candidates yielded the following results for additional information about the candidates and their platforms:

 

Lauren Crandall

 

Elaine Larabee (incumbent)

 

Holly Link (incumbent)

 

Esra Riggs

 

Ken Robinson

 

John Scheid

 

Terri Swartout

 

Barbara Jean West

No candidate pages found

DIRECTIONS ON HOW AND WHERE TO VOTE: https://goo.gl/8cmtHf.  Link includes information on absentee voting and direct ballot voting as well as the combined polling locations for this election.


EP News article from 10/5 League of Women Voters forum: https://goo.gl/HkZjkH

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The Oak Point PTO will once again be providing a directory to all families at Oak Point for the 2017-18 school year.  The school district information release form that you filled out at the beginning of this school year allowed you to opt in or opt out from having your name, phone number and address being shared.

 

In order to have access to your email address, we ask that you either opt in or opt out below.  If you opt in, your email address will be printed in this year’s school directory along with the other traditional directory information.  Please only include two emails if your child splits time between multiple residences.  Otherwise, please include the email of the primary parent contact in your family.

 

Forms were sent home with students on Friday, September 29. Please return the form to school no later than Friday, October 6th in order to have your email included in the directory. If you did not receive a form or have misplaced your form, you can access the form online.

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THANK YOU  Thank you to everyone who recently volunteered for lunchroom duty through September 15 and picture day on September 14.  We appreciate the time you give our school!

 

PTO MEETING AND PARENT MEET & GREET   All parents and guardians are invited to our first PTO meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00PM at Piper’s Coffee & Burger Bar (7942 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie.)  Dr. Josh Swanson, EPS Superintendent, will speak.  Hear a school update from Principal Knorr, learn about open roles within the PTO, and about the events planned for the school year.  Afterwards, between 7:00PM-9:00PM, stay at Piper’s for a parent meet and greet.  Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while meeting other Oak Point parents. Door prizes, including Piper’s gift cards and a 2018 Carnival Family Pack, will be given away.

 

OAK POINT NIGHT AT CHIPOTLE  Oak Point Night at Chipotle (582 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie) will be Tuesday, October 3 between 5:00PM-9:00PM. Chipotle will donate 50% of your total eat in or take out order to Oak Point.  More information is available on our website.

 

FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - UPDATED DATES AND TIMES  Due to changes made since publication of the Oak Point calendar, the dates and open hours for the Fall Scholastic Book Fair have been updated.  The updated hours are: October 10 from 4-8PM, October 11 from 8AM-4PM, October 12 from 8AM-8PM, and October 13 from 8AM-3PM.  The updated hours are also available on our website for future reference.  A volunteer signup for decorators, cashiers, and walkers will be available soon.

 

BOOK FAIR DECORATING LEAD NEEDED  We are looking for someone to lead our Fall Scholastic Book Fair decorating team. Use this fall’s theme, Saddle Up and Read, and turn our library into the Wild West with a team of decorators on Friday, October 6.  If interested, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Our experienced staff appreciation chair is looking for a co-chair and additional committee members for this school year.  The Staff Appreciation committee coordinates conference meals in October and February, as well as Staff Appreciation Week in May.  This is an ideal position for someone new to Oak Point and/or someone looking for occasional volunteer opportunities.  If interested, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

FALL STAFF CONFERENCE MEALS   Oak Point will be hosting conference meals for all Oak Point staff during fall conferences October 10, 12, and 13.  New this year, we will be providing meals and snacks for only Oak Point staff during both fall and spring conferences.  A signup for volunteers and food and monetary donations for fall conferences will be available online soon.

 

OPEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS  We have several key open board and committee positions for this school year and would love to have you join and help us.  Our openings are available online.  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

  • General PTO Meeting and Parent Meet & Greet: September 28, 6:00PM at Piper’s Coffee & Burger Bar, EP (Meeting at 6:00PM, Meet & Greet at 7:00PM)

  • Oak Point Night at Chipotle EP: October 3, 5:00PM-9:00PM

  • Fall Scholastic Book Fair: October 10-13

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 10, 12-13

  • NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences): October 13

  • NO SCHOOL (MEA):  October 19-20

  • Oak Point Glow Run Pep Rally: October 31

 

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THANK YOU  Thank you to everyone who volunteered for lunchroom and bus duty this first week of school.  We appreciate the time you give our school!

 

EP SPIRIT WEAR ONLINE STORE   Our Eden Prairie online spirit wear store is open through September 10. A variety of youth and adult items are available for purchase with two different Eden Prairie logos through Sunday, September 10 at midnight.  Items will be delivered to the school approximately four weeks after the store closes.  Visit https://oakpointspirit.itemorder.com to begin your back to school shopping.

 

KINDERGARTEN MEET-UP   The PTO is hosting an informal gathering for kindergarten students and their families next Tuesday, September 12 from 4:30PM-6:00PM at the Oak Point playground.  This gathering gives kindergartners an opportunity to interact with each other on our playground, while their parents have the opportunity to meet each other.  A peanut-free snack will be provided for the kindergartners.

 

LUNCHROOM DUTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   Volunteers are still needed through September 15 for lunchroom duty.  Lunchroom duty shifts are 60 minutes long, and start times vary depending on grade level.  Sign up for a shift on our website.

 

PICTURE DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   Volunteers are needed to help during Oak Point’s picture day on September 14.  Volunteers will receive a free picture package of their student.  Sign up for a shift on our website.

 

OAK POINT FUN RUN SPONSORS NEEDED   The Oak Point Fun Run, powered by Boosterthon, returns to Oak Point in October 2017!  Once again, our goal is to provide each student with an Oak Point Fun Run t-shirt on the day of the event.  Students will wear their t-shirts as a symbol of pride and a year-round trophy for their achievement.  To help is provide these t-shirts at no cost to all students, we are looking for event sponsors.  If you know someone who owns a small business of works in a company who may be interested in an opportunity to advertise their business on the back of 800 t-shirts and sponsor a great community eventm please have them contact Jen Santy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joel Knorr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 13.

 

There are various sponsorship levels available and we are happy to discuss options with anyone who is interested.  For as little as $200, you have the opportunity to be part of something big, show your community support, and receive low-cost advertising for your business all year long.

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Kindergarten Meet-Up: September 12, 4:30PM-6:00PM on the playground

  • Picture Day: September 14

  • New Family Breakfast: September 15, 8:00AM-8:45AM in the Media Center

  • EPHS Homecoming Spirit Week: September 18-22

  • Parent Information Night: September 21, 5:30-7:30PM (time varies based on grade)

  • General PTO Meeting and Parent Meet & Greet: September 28, 6:00PM at Piper’s Coffee & Burger Bar, EP (Meeting at 6:00PM, Meet & Greet at 7:00PM)

 

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The library is seeking regular volunteers for the 2017-18 school year.  The primary need is for the shelving of returned books between 9:00AM-11:30AM on weekdays.  Volunteers can typically work a 1.5 or 2 hour shift.


If interested, please contact Stacie Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Oak Point’s Eden Prairie online spirit wear store is now open through September 10 at midnight:  https://oakpointspirit.itemorder.com

 

Please visit our Spirit Wear page for more information.

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WELCOME BACK   The Oak Point PTO welcomes everyone back to Oak Point Elementary for the 2017-18 school year.  This is the first of several PTO blackboard messages this school year, informing you of current PTO news and volunteer needs.  

 

EP SPIRIT WEAR ONLINE STORE  Our Eden Prairie online spirit wear store is now open. A variety of youth and adult items are available for purchase with two different Eden Prairie logos through September 10 at midnight. Sample sizes will be available at Open House on August 30. Items will be delivered to the school approximately four weeks after the store closes.  Visit https://oakpointspirit.itemorder.com to begin your back to school shopping.

 

OAK POINT SPIRIT WEAR  There will not be a new Oak Point spirit wear shirt for the 2017-18 school year.  Oak Point spirit wear shirts from the 2016-17 school year will be available for purchase at Open House on August 30, along with Oak Point cinch sacks.

 

LUNCHROOM AND BUS  DUTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Volunteers are needed through September 8 for bus duty and September 15 for lunchroom duty.  Bus duty shifts are 35 minutes long and are at school open and close.  Lunchroom duty shifts are 60 minutes long, and start times vary depending on grade level.  Sign up for a shift on our website.

 

OAK POINT FUN RUN SPONSORS NEEDED  The Oak Point Fun Run, powered by Boosterthon, returns to Oak Point in October 2017!  Once again, our goal is to provide each student with an Oak Point Fun Run t-shirt on the day of the event.  Students will wear their t-shirts as a symbol of pride and a year-round trophy for their achievement.  To help us provide these t-shirts at no cost to all students, we are looking for event sponsors.  If you know someone who owns a small business or works in a company who may be interested in an opportunity to advertise their business on the back of 800 t-shirts and sponsor a great community event, please have them contact Jen Santy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joel Knorr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 13.

 

There are various sponsorship levels available and we are happy to discuss options with anyone who is interested.  For as little as $200, you have the opportunity to be part of something big, show your community support, and receive low-cost advertising for your business all year long.

 

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YEAR-END CELEBRATION  The PTO invites you and your family to join us for food and fun this Thursday, June 1 between 5:00-7:00PM at the Oak Point playground. There will be a DJ with music and games, a dunk tank, and four food trucks offering food and beverages for purchase (cash and credit cards accepted at all trucks).  The Taste of Target Field Food Truck will be serving hot dogs, bratwurst, french fries, cheese curds and desserts.  The Totboss Food Truck will be serving a variety of tater tot dishes, mini corn dogs, and chicken tenders. The Kona Shaved Ice Trucks will be serving Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream treats.  In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR 2017-2018   School supply kits for the 2017-18 school year are now available for purchase online at www.shopttkits.com.  Enter school account # 87995 to access the kits and other supplies, and be sure to select your child’s grade for the 2017-18 school year.  Kits must be ordered by June 23, and they will be available for pickup at Open House before school starts in the fall.

 

YOUR DONATIONS TO OAK POINT ELEMENTARY AT WORK  Pictures from the Orbit Earth Expo’s May 24 visit can be viewed on our Facebook page.

 

THANK YOU FROM THE PTO  We hope you and your family have had a fantastic school year.  Thank you for your support throughout the year, and we look forward to next year.  We wish everyone a happy and safe summer.  See you in the fall!

 

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The Oak Point PTO is partnering with Fun2Raise to create and distribute the Oak Point directory for the 2017-18 school year.  In addition, Fun2Raise will also create and distribute a 2017-18 Oak Point full-color calendar to our families at the beginning of the school year.  The calendar will have our customized school dates, event schedules throughout the year, and school contact information.

 

These days, the important information often gets lost in the clutter of your inbox.  By providing a full-color directory and calendar chock-full of everything you need to know for our school, we know you will be extremely engaged and informed.

 

The 2017-18 Oak Point calendar and directory will present local businesses with great opportunities throughout the year.  Here is where you, as Oak Point Elementary School families, come in - Fun2Raise gives our families priority ad placement in the calendar and directory.  If you have a business or work for a company that would like to be a part of helping our school fund many of our current and future programs throughout the year, then this is the place for your advertising message.  Placement is on a first-come, first-served basis and spaces go fast!

 

The 2017-18 Oak Point calendar and directory will be distributed for free to every family and staff member in our school.  If you or anyone you know would like to place an ad in the 2017-2018 Oak Point calendar and/or directory, please email Jodi Rankin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may reach her directly at 952-641-7100, ext. 101.  Jodi  will walk you through the process and help you choose a message or offer that will generate business for you and money for our school.

 

Additionally, the PTO is seeking sponsors for our Oak Point Fun Run t-shirts, which will be distributed free to every Oak Point student during our next Fun Run in November.  If you, your company, or anyone you know would like to help sponsor the Fun Run t-shirts, please contact Jodi at the email address or phone number above.

 

We look forward to providing our school with the highest level of tools and communication.  

 

Educationally Yours,

Fun2Raise and the Oak Point PTO

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