Category Archives: From the PTO

Oak Hill’s Annual Cookie Festival – Calling All Bakers!

The annual Oak Hill Cookie Festival will take place on Wednesday, December 19th.The Cookie Festival is a long-standing tradition for families to show their appreciation to all of the terrific teachers and spectacular staff by contributing cookies, bars, cupcakes, or any other delectable treats.

Please sign up here to contribute

Does your family have a favorite dessert they look forward to making and eating on special occasions? Baking can be a fun way to share family traditions. Please share your tasty treat with Oak Hill’s faculty and staff, and they will love it! Don’t be shy — write the name of the dessert and your child’s name on an index card. The teachers will enjoy knowing who made (or purchased) the tasty treats.

Make Sure you sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054FAEAB2FABFA7-theteacher

Label, Label, Label
Please be sure to label all items that contain nuts; also label any vegan, non-dairy, Kosher, and gluten-free treats. Food can be dropped off at the black table outside the main office first thing in the morning, and all goods should be in by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19th. If you don’t use a disposable platter, please label your container, and it will be left on the table in front of the office. Thanks so much! Please reach out to shawna.conaghan77@gmail.com with any questions.

Join us for Pasta Night Thursday, 12/13

Please join our 8th grade students and families on our end of year Pasta Night on Thursday, December 13. All proceeds will benefit our 8th grade NYC trip in May.

To celebrate the end of 2018, we would like to offer you an early bird special which is only $20.18 for the whole family. Space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your spot. It will be $25 at the door. Two seatings available: 5:30pm and 7pm. If winning is your thing, bring some cash to win our 50/50 raffle during each seating!

Reserve your spot here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ohms-pasta-night-2018-tickets-51986741744

ALL PARENTS, ALL GRADES ARE WELCOME. We look forward to a fun night of pasta and more!

For any additional questions, please contact Mona Wong at monaw@monumentmortgage.com or Tracy Lin at tracyliao@hotmail.com.

The 8th Grade Fundraising Team

It’s Giving Tuesday: Donate a Gift Card for the Holidays

GIVE TO YOUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED. The Oak Hill Guidance department is collecting gift cards and money for families in need during the holiday season. We have some families with a very strong need for support this year, and your small donation could make a huge difference!

We are looking for gift cards from supermarkets (Stop and Shop, Wegmans, Star Market), drugstores (CVS,Walgreens) , or big box stores (Target, Amazon) but you can also make a monetary contribution with a check made out to the Oak Hill PTO. There will be a collection box in the main office where you (your child) can drop off the cards and checks or you can mail them to Oak Hill, Holiday Drive, 130 Wheeler Rd, Newton 02459. We are happy to provide a letter documenting your donation for your taxes. If you want a letter, just contact us at school, or email info@oakhillpto.org . Please send in your donation by December 17th so we can ensure our families in need have them in time for the holidays.

Thank you for your help and happy holidays!

Katy, Jennifer, Ariel, Daniel, Kristen and Amanda

Oak Hill Middle School

SALE ENDS TOMORROW: Oak Hill Hoodies for Sale!

Oak Hill Hoodies for sale!  

Fundraiser by students for students.  Please support their efforts.

Your student should have received a flyer in their backpack to remind them to ask about the Oak Hill Hoodie sale. 8th Grader Ella Ezrin has created the design and worked with other 8th grade students to launch this great fundraiser! All profits will support the 8th grade NYC trip to New York City.

Hoodies are available in yellow, navy, white, black, and grey and feature a design created by 8th graders.  

To purchase a hoodie, use the link provided below. But Hurry, Sale ends November 28th. 

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/nyc-trip-fundraiser 

Staff Appreciation Cookie Fest: Parents Needed!

Parent Organizers Needed: Annual Oak Hill Faculty and Staff Appreciation Cookie Fest

It is a long standing December tradition to show our appreciation for the wonderful Oak Hill teachers and staff by contributing cookies, bars, cupcakes or any treat you’d like to bake for a Cookie Fest in December.

It’s great fun and teachers LOVE it. We need 1-2 parent volunteers to step up and organize this effort. Please reach out to Shawna Conaghan at shawna.conaghan77@gmail.com if you are able to help organize this important year-end recognition.

 

TONIGHT, SCREENAGERS – Managing Cell Phones & Screen Time.

PTO is Proud to Sponsor SCREENAGERS

Come with your kids (10+ years old) to a free screening of the movie Screenagers , followed by a brief interactive discussion. Tonight, Wednesday 9/26 at 7:00pm at Oak Hill.

We are still looking for volunteers to help sell snacks to offset the licensing fee for the movie.  I CAN HELP SELL SNACKS

 

 

Screenagers is an award-winning film that is spreading across the country, providing children and parents with the facts about the impact of cell phones, social media, and video games on their brains, academic and social life, and family.

Click here to confirm if you are planning to attend!

Wednesday, September 26th, 7:00 – 8:45pm
Oak Hill Middle School Auditorium

We are looking for volunteers to help us with snacks, drinks and pizza. 

It’s Almost Time for the 2018-2019 School Year!

We hope you and your family are enjoying these final weeks of summer!  At Oak Hill, the staff and teachers are ramping up for the new school year, and the PTO is getting plans in place to support them and create an exceptional environment for our students.  We welcome our incoming 6th grade families and are looking forward to working with all Oak Hill families as we start the new school year.  We have some events starting prior to the opening day of school including a Back to School cleanup and a Teacher Appreciation lunch, both on Thursday August 30th.  We are working on the parent directory so keep your eyes open for request to confirm your information.  And we are planning a back to school pizza picnic on September 6th to kick off the school year.

The PTO is parent-led and parent-funded. We rely on you to support all the activities we plan for the year.  If you would like to sign up for a volunteer role, or reconfirm a role you selected in the fall, please see volunteer opportunities here.  And once again, lets get ready for back-to-school!

 

 

Volunteers Wanted for Annual Back-to-School Cleanup on Thursday 8/30

Please give an hour or two of your time on Thursday, August 30th for OHMS annual Back-to-School Cleanup from 9:00-12:00. This is a fun and rewarding community effort to make Oak Hill extra warm and inviting for all of our children and teachers as they start the new school year. Come solo or bring your middle schooler with you to help plant, weed, rake, mulch, and sweep. Yummy treats will be provided to keep everyone energized. Please email if you can help out at shawna.conaghan77@gmail.com.

Can’t Make it on the 30th? No worries, you can still be a part of making our school beautiful! We need volunteers to help water the flowers during the first month of school, and It only takes seven minutes. You can volunteer to water for one time only or sign up for a recurring day of the week. Whether it’s early morning or sunset, the flowers are always happy to see you! It is a rewarding way to be active in your child’s school.

We welcome donations too – We are looking for contributions to improve our building and grounds. Please feel free to donate any plantings—from your favorite perennial to fall mums!  If flowers are not your thing, we also wish for:
• one large flower pot,
• an oscillating sprinkler,
• four sections of split-rail fence to protect our flowers next to the overhang.

If you have any other donations, just email Shawna to see if we can use it to beautify the school. Please email if you would like to volunteer or donate at shawna.conaghan77@gmail.com.

Join the PTO to host Back To School Lunch for Teachers Thursday 8/30

Next week the Teachers are back and gearing up for the new school year. They work hard to create an engaging environment for our kids and an action-packed school year!

To show our appreciation, the PTO is sponsoring a Mexican-themed fiesta lunch for our Oak Hill Middle School Teachers and Staff on Thursday, August 30th, from 11:30 to 1:00 in the school cafeteria.

PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP IF YOU CAN AND JOIN US ON THURSDAY. 

 

Open House 8/29 @4:00 for Highlands After Care (Oak Hill & Brown Middle School)

HIGHLANDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Are you looking for after-school activities for your 6-8th grader? There is an after-school
program, open since 2008, for Brown and Oak Hill Middle School students!

Open House:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 4-5 P.M.
Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands Please join us for lemonade, to learn more about the program, and to see the wonderful space that is the Home base of this great program.

The Highlands After-School Program (HASP) provides a safe, supervised, enriching after-school environment that meets the needs of middle school children attending Oak Hill and Brown Middle Schools, with a home base at Brigham House and use of the Hyde Gym.

Transportation is arranged from the middle schools on school buses. Activities include sports, art, cooking, science & exploration, time to do homework, field trips, community service, and team building. It will be a place to go and hang with friends, enjoy activities, and get a head start on homework.

Space is limited… enroll today!
Please direct any questions to: Rochelle Acker @ 617.999.4617 or highlandsafterschool@gmail.com or www.highlandsafterschool.org