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PTO Seeks Communications Co-Chair

Do you get information about PTO-sponsored activities from social media, the PTO website, the Oak Point Elementary School News e-newsletter, or flyers that come home with your student?  The PTO is urgently seeking a communications co-chair or two to serve on the PTO board with its experienced chair for the remainder of the school year to help facilitate a transfer of knowledge for next school year.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested or for further information.

 

Save the Date! Carnival is February 2

Mark your calendar - the annual Oak Point Carnival is Friday, February 2 from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  The PTO will be seeking monetary and item donations in January for the Silent Auction, Raffle Baskets, Grab It to Go Table, Candy & Munchie Walk (nut-free this year!) and Pop Toss.  The 2018 Carnival Information Packet will be sent home with students in early January after Winter Break.

 

Carnival Gym Games & Quiet Area Co-Chairs Needed

Carnival is February 2, 2018.  The Carnival committee urgently needs 1-2 additional people to co-chair the Gym Games and Quiet Area venues.  If you would like to become part of the Carnival Committee and help make the Carnival a success, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the PTO.

 

Holiday Gift Ideas for Oak Point Staff

In need of holiday gift ideas for your favorite Oak Point staff?  The PTO has sent a “My Favorite Things” survey to all Oak Point staff and have compiled their responses for you to view.  Visit this link to see the current list, which will be updated daily through the holiday season.

 

Keep in Touch With the PTO

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

 

Upcoming Events

December 22-January 2 ~ Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

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Oak Point Day at Barnes & Noble this Friday, December 1

Oak Point Day at Barnes & Noble at Eden Prairie Center is tomorrow, December 1.  Oak Point earns a percentage back on all Oak Point bookstore and cafe sales all day long.  More information, including the schedule of Oak Point staff reading between 4PM and 7PM,  is available on the PTO website.

 

PTO Seeks Communications Co-Chair

Do you get information about PTO-sponsored activities from social media, the PTO website, the Oak Point Elementary School News e-newsletter, or flyers that come home with your student?  The PTO is urgently seeking a communications co-chair or two to serve on the PTO board with its experienced chair for the remainder of the school year to help facilitate a transfer of knowledge for next school year.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested or for further information.

 

Carnival Venue Co-Chairs Needed

Carnival is February 2, 2018.  The Carnival committee urgently needs 1-2 additional people to co-chair and lead each of the following venues, from the planning process through Carnival night: Gym Games, Used Book Sale, and Prize Redemption Room.  If you would like to become part of the Carnival Committee and help make the Carnival a success, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the PTO.

 

Keep in Touch With the PTO

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

 

Upcoming Events

December 1 ~ Oak Point Day at Barnes & Noble EP

December 22 ~ January 2 ~ Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

 

 

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OAK POINT GLOW RUN A SUCCESS!

The Oak Point Glow Run was a huge success.  We exceeded our school fundraising goal of $25,000.  Thank you to everyone who pledged students and supported our school.  Photos of the Glow Run and Celebration Assembly are on the PTO Facebook page.

 

OAK POINT DAY AT BARNES & NOBLE ON DECEMBER 1

Oak Point Day at Barnes & Noble at Eden Prairie Center is December 1.  Oak Point will earn a percentage back on all Oak Point sales all day long.  More information will be available soon on our website.

 

OPEN PTO BOARD & COMMITTEE POSITIONS

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

November 22-24 ~ Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 1 ~ Oak Point Day at Barnes & Noble EP

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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 7

The Eden Prairie School Board election is Tuesday, November 7. While it does not specifically endorse candidates, the PTO encourages families to learn about the eight candidates running for three open board seats.  Visit the PTO website for links to candidate information pages and where to vote.

 

OAK POINT GLOW RUN ON NOVEMBER 9

The Oak Point Glow Run program, powered by Boosterthon, kicked off on October 31.  The 10-day fundraising program will end with the Glow Run event on November 9.  Parents are invited to come to their student’s Glow Run.  Visit the PTO website for more information and Run times.

 

OAK POINT DAY AT RED’S SAVOY PIZZA ON NOVEMBER 14

Oak Point Day at Red’s Savoy Pizza in Eden Prairie is November 14, between 11:00AM - 9:00PM.  Red’s Savoy Pizza will donate 20% back to Oak Point for your eat in, take out, or delivery order.  Visit the PTO Restaurant Nights webpage for more information.

 

ONLINE SPIRIT WEAR STORE OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 15

The Oak Point Eden Prairie Spirit Wear online store is open again.  If you missed the September deadline or would like to order additional items for yourself or as gifts, you can now place orders through November 15.  Orders will be delivered before winter break.  More information is available on the PTO Spirit Wear webpage.

 

OPEN PTO BOARD & COMMITTEE POSITIONS

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 DATES

November 9 ~ Oak Point Glow Run

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

November 22-24 ~ Thanksgiving Break (No School)

 

 

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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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