Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Fun Fest is just around the corner! Click on the image below to download your order form for advanced wristbands. Just bring this form by the school office to receive your discounted admission and lunch voucher. Advanced orders are available Wednesday, October 9 until Wednesday, October 16. After October 16th, you can purchase tickets at the door. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

We're less than 1 month away from Fall Fun Fest 2013. It is October 19th 10-4. We have some amazing sponsors who are helping to make our event a huge success. Please patronize these businesses and be sure to thank them when you are there!
717 Athletics
Andrews Sports Medicine
Crossbridge Church
CVS Pharmacy 
Double Oak Community Church
Dr. Anglin Pediatric Dentist
Grade Power
Great Smiles Orthodontics
Dr. Weissman
Hanna's Garden Shop
Jason's Deli (280 location)
Kona Ice  
Lakeside Baptist Church
Little Lamb Design
Marlee's Sweet Treats
Meadowbrook Baptist Church
North Shelby Church
Oak Mountain Presbyterian
PT Orthodontics 
Reliance Technologies, Inc.
Remax Michele Burbank
Shelby County Humane Society
Springer Equipment Company
TownHouse Tea Shoppe
Valleydale Baptist Church 
World Class Tae Kwon Do

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

We're less than 1 month away from Fall Fun Fest 2013. It is October 19th 10-4. One of the best things going on on Fall Fun Fest is our Vendor hall. We have some amazing local businesses who will be at the event with some wonderful products and services for you.Get ready to shop!

Celebrate Home 
Collins Hornworks
Dr. Anglin Pediatric Dentist
Grade Power
Great Smiles Orthodontics ~Dr. Weissman
Jubilee Drew
Katie Burnett Jewelry
Kris Mattingly Homemade Jewelry
Kona Ice
Marlee's Sweet TreatsMary Kay
OMES Spirit Wear
Pampered Chef ~ Susanne Parson
Remax Michele Burbank
Sara Blaine Jewelry
Prelit Packages by Robin Mosher
Tastefully Simple
Tea Party Castle ~ TownHouse Tea Shoppe
Thirty-One ~ Allyson Harris
Usborn Books
World Class Tae Kwon Do

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our school's largest fundraiser of the year is coming up
October 19, 2013 10:00-4:00

We have so many opportunities for you to get your business information out to the community.  Please look at the options below, decide which one would be the best fit for you and your business and contact us to set it up.  It is that easy!!!

1)     Become a sponsor.  We will purchase a sign with your logo on it (you provide image via email) and post in the front of our school along Hwy. 119 for all to see.  Space will be provided on our special Sponsor Table for you to leave information regarding your business.  We will also advertise your information in our daily school email that reaches each one of our families (we are a school with over 400 families). Sponsorship opportunity is a minimum of $250.

2)     Become a Vendor.  Vendors will have a table and chair(s) set up along our vendor halls throughout the school for the entire day of event.  Vender halls are in a prime location, sure to experience high traffic.  Vendors have the opportunity to set up the evening before or the morning of the event. Vendor opportunity is $75 for one table or $125 for two tables.

3)     You can choose to be a sponsor as well as a vendor and receive both perks for $300.

4)     You can choose to sponsor our picnic boxes by providing chips, desert and/or drink., or a monetary donation to cover expenses.  If you are a lunch sponsor you will receive special advertising on each box. Please contact coordinators for exact dollar amount.

5)     Become a Donor.  If you would like to donate a service or gift to our Silent Auction, any and all donations will be gladly accepted.

As you can see there are options for everyone.  It is never too early to think about advertising for your company.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Emily Thompson
OMES FFF Coordinator

Marci Hackbarth
OMES PTO President
FFF Coordinator

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Plant seeds of happiness wherever you go!

School is almost out for summer and I am ending my two year term as your PTO President.  It has been a privilege to serve as PTO President of Oak Mountain Elementary school. The parents show an enthusiastic level of commitment to the school, and the teachers, staff and administration share their loving care each day. Thank you for your confidence in me and for teaching me so much.   It was my intention to foster an environment where parents and teachers felt comfortable and knew they were needed.  I feel we have created an inviting environment.  We have a full PTO Board but there is always room for more as many hands make for light work.  Please accept this invitation for you to get involved.

OMES has been a part of my life since it opened in 1990 when my mother, Evelyn Blake, was the first principal.  As a high school senior, I remember hearing my mother talking about the donated artwork and how it would be hung at the eye level of the children.  It was that same year that my father, Ed Blake, grew an oak tree from an acorn and planted the seedling in front of the principal’s window.  It is a symbol of how the loving care of something as tiny as an acorn can grow to be amazing just as a child grows into an outstanding citizen.  The tree stands 22 years strong today and is a popular place for hanging piƱatas during the closing of the kindergarten unit on Mexico.  As an OMES parent, I have seen many acts of kindness such as planting the tree that build such a strong sense of community.  I share this story with you because it is my hope to pass it on as Oak Mountain folklore as a part of our history.  It serves as a reminder that one person can make a difference.

We have several third grade PTO members leaving to go to OMIS, and I thank all of you for your hard work and dedication. You will be missed!   Please join me in welcoming Marci Hackbarth as the next PTO President.  She has been an active member in PTO and spearheaded the change from Spring Into Art to Fall Fun Fest.  It was quite the event to orchestrate which she did it with ease.  I know she will do a fabulous job. 

Plant seeds of happiness wherever you go!
Rebecca Sandidge – OMES PTO President

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

OMES Safety Summit Second Cup of Coffee

Safety Summit
Thursday, May 3rd

We would like to invite you to join us for “A Second Cup of Coffee” on Thursday, May 3rd in our PTO Room. We have scheduled speakers to cover nearly every aspect of keeping kids and families safe. We are so excited to have experts from the fields of child sexual abuse prevention, meteorology, law enforcement and technology with us to provide us with pertinent information on how to keep children safe. Coffee and refreshments will be provided by our PTO Hospitality Committee and Community Coffee. Please feel free to bring friends, neighbors and family members. Anyone is welcome to attend!

8:00- Ray Joiner, Owens House Family Advocate

Mr. Joiner will provide an overview of the Owens House and the services that are provided at the Owens House and other Child Advocacy Centers across the state. He will discuss sexual safety and how to keep children safe from sexual predators. Following his talk, Mr. Joiner will answer audience members’ questions.

9:00- Richard Scott, WVUA Chief Meteorologist

Mr. Scott will discuss Severe Weather Safety and the steps that you should take to keep your family safe during severe weather threats. As a survivor of the April 27th tornadoes, Mr. Scott will share information about that event as well as what we can learn from the tragedy that our state faced just a year ago.

10:00- Deputy Charles Morgan,Oak Mountain School Resource Officer

Deputy Morgan will share his role in keeping students at all Oak Mountain schools safe. He will also provide helpful information on steps that you can take to protect your family and prepare your children to make choices that will keep them safe.

11:00- Leslie Cash, Shelby County Schools Technology Department

The Internet and social media are part of our lives and this will only become more so in the lives of our children. Along with all the benefits, there are risks associated with both. Join Mrs. Cash as she discusses ways to protect both your children and yourselves.

If you have questions, please contact OMES Counselor, Hayden Belisle at 682-5237 or hbelisle@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Boosterthon a Huge Success

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break full of love and laughter. It’s hard to believe that we are into the last nine weeks of school!

The Boosterthon fundraiser was a huge success. It launched with the famous Boosterthon Kickoff pep-rally. I did not know that we have such wonderful dancers in the school. Everyone had a blast!! I am very grateful for the support shown by our teachers, administration, parents and children. Shannon Mills, Gina Savage and Catherine McCluer did a fabulous job leading us in our biggest fundraiser. The group of gentlemen that have been at our school since the kickoff has impacted our children in ways that are immeasurable. It was fun watching them interact while at OMES. What a great experience for the students! They are getting a great education and learning life lessons at the same time.

We have a lot going on this month. Kindergarten/New Student registration is Tuesday, April 3 (12-6:00pm) & Wednesday, April 4 (7-11:00am). The PTO General Session meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:00. We will be voting on the officers for next year, so please try to attend. Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 19.

Our school counselor, Mrs. Belisle, will host a Second Cup of Coffee on Thursday, May 3. This is a mini-parenting day that will focus on our children’s safety. I am excited for this safety event that has been in the planning stages since February to occur just before we break for summer. We will have speakers from Owens House, Children’s Advocacy Center as well as our OMES School Resource Officer. Internet and weather safety will also be discussed. Look for the schedule for a Second Cup of Coffee in the coming weeks.

We are always looking for volunteers to serve on the PTO. A great way to get involved is to attend a PTO meeting. I hope to see you on April 10.

Rebecca Sandidge, PTO President