Winter After-School Sessions Start February 2

This winter the PTO is offering several after school programs for our students.

Yoga | Ukulele with Dr. Mac | Hip Hop  
Art Making with Artists for Social Change | The Green Club

Artists for Social Change

Go to What We Do at for schedule and cost (scholarships available) and to download the enrollment form. Sessions start next week – so be sure to sign up soon!
FMI contact Lisa Hicks, PTO Enrichment Director at


PTO Meeting and Social

Thursday, January 29 | 6:00pm-7:30pm
OAES Cafeteria 
Child Care Provided

Bring a Friend – Meet New Friends – 
Let’s Get Acquainted

    • Have you thought about joining the PTO board or serving on a committee?
    • Not sure what is involved or what kind of commitment is needed?
    • Come and meet the PTO community, ask questions, and have fun!

Enjoy light refreshments and the chance to talk with friends and meet new people.

Did you miss December’s PTO Meeting? Check out the meeting minutes here.
FMI contact PTO President, Nanette Dyer-Blake at

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday January 19 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM
 at OAES
A Free Event for the Entire Family!

DSC_2253-3Workshops | 2PM – 2:50PM
African Drumming with Annegret Baier
West African Dancing with Marita Kennedy Castro
Art Making with Jodi Ferry of Artists for Social Change

Presentations | 3PM – 3:45PM
Ocean Avenue Elementary School Choir
Original Poetry Reading by Grade 2 Students
OAES civil Rights Team Presentation
Grand Finale with African Dancing and Drumming

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
FMI contact Lisa Hicks, PTO Enrichment Director at

Walk and Roll: New Date January 15

Pirates MascotThe Walk and Roll for January has been rescheduled!
Salty Pete, mascot for the Portland Pirates Hockey Team, will join us on our walk to school on
Thursday January 15!
We’ll gather at 8:15AM at Heseltine Park
(at the corner of Irving St. and Ocean Ave.)
for Hot Chocolate and fun with Salty Pete.
At 8:30AM you, Salty Pete and your friends from OAES will walk to school!

It’s a great way to get some winter exercise, meet other OAES families, and have fun!

FMI contact Jeannette Wycoff,Community Director at