EACH YEAR, OUR PTA HAS TWO MAJOR FUNDRAISERS. ONE IN THE FALL, AND ONE IN THE SPRING.
For the past four years, our fall fundraiser has been a Fun Run. In 2020, the students will participate in a virtual Dance Fit event. We have partnered with the Boosterthon company to great success. Through Boosterthon’s platforms and the use of social media, our children are able to solicit donations from friends and family in every state in the country and all over the world! The kids love this fundraiser because they get a chance to slime a favorite teacher. Past victims have included Mr. Roy and Mr. Harting.
The money our kids earn funds our PTA operating budget for the year. Our budget pays for things such as:
The Accelerated Reader Program
Teacher Classroom Reimbursements
The Reflections Art Contests
Bites with Bobcats
Fifth Grade Parties and Ceremonies
and much, much more!
Our spring fundraiser is a super fun, adults only Auction. Past themes have
been Black & White, Mardi Gras, a Night at Studio OFE, and Disco Night. We
offer live and silent auction items for bidding. OFE parents and teachers host “socials,” which are
fun gatherings geared at both children and adults. Parents love this fundraiser
because they get to have a night on the town and cut loose with all of their
friends, and teachers and staff from the school.
Our Auction funds pay for special projects around the school. These are
chosen by a group of PTA members and the School Administration based on
wants and needs. Funding requests are scored by a number of factors, most
importantly, the overall benefit to our children.
Past projects have included:
The Writers in the Schools Program
Funding for Outdoor Learning Program (school gardens)
Equipment (PPE)/Hygiene Items
In addition to the Auction and the Fall Fundraiser, we also rely on Community
Partners. These are businesses or families that donate money to help sponsor events, such as the Triathlon and Fall Festival. The Community Partners
receive various marketing benefits depending on their level of sponsorship.