Bids4Kids Auction: RSVP Today!

Bids4Kids logoJoin us for Bids 4 Kids,
Ocean Avenue’s PTO Auction
Thursday November 6th, 5:30-8:30 at the Mariner’s Church at 368 Fore Street

Planning to attend? RSVP to Cricket or Kerri today!

We’ve got lots of fantastic auction items coming in such as:

  • Two Celtics tickets – 12 rows off the floor!
  • Night at the Hyatt Place in Portland, complete with couples’ massage!
  • Sky Box for Sea Dogs game May 9, 2015!
  • $500 gift card from Revision Heat
  • Weekend getaway at a Sugarloaf mountainside condo
  • Sketches from children’s author and illustrator Kevin Hawkes
  • Special artwork our kids have been creating such as Miss Brenner’s class clock, Grade 2 bead bracelet, and the scarf made by kids in BEACH.


PTO Meeting October 23

Thursday October 23 | 6:00 – 7:30pm
OAES Library | Child Care Provided

  • Hear Lisa Crowley, OAES teacher and learn about Talk Science
  • Help OAES create its mission statement, vision, and beliefs about teaching and learning
  • Learn about the PTO, activities and events
  • Meet other OAES parents and guardians

Check out the September Meeting Minutes here. FMI contact Nanette Dyer Blake, PTO President at

After School Program: Art Making for Kids

Thursdays October 9,16 and 23
3:15 to 4:15pm at OAES
The Ocean Avenue PTO is excited to welcome One Tree Center/Artists for Social Change for an after-school enrichment program. Art instructors from One Tree will explore various social and cultural themes with our kids using a variety of mediums including painting, collage, sculpture. Fee for 3 classes is $36.

All kids aged K through 5 are welcome!
Questions and registration contact:
Enrichment Director Lisa Hicks at

Meet Your Local Candidates: School Board and City Council

Portland MaineMonday September 29 from 7 to 8:30pm
The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords Street Portland

Meet the candidates: ask them questions, learn more about how they plan to improve Portland.  Plenty of parking, snacks and drinks provided.

School Board candidates include:

  • Gene Landry: father of two students at OAES, active in public education, owner of Persistence Media (running at-large)
  • John Eder: former State Representative, Green Party member, co-founder of Friends of Congress Square Park (running at-large)
  • Stephanie Hatzenbuehler: social worker with Maine Medical Partners (District 4)
  • Rebecca Wartell: community organizer and activist (District 4)
City Council Candidates include:
  • Justin Costa: current School Board Member for District 4
  • Raymond Ruby: Director of South Portland Boys and Girls Club
  • Rosemary Mahoney: non-profit director and former Portland City police officer