Why do I love OFE? Let me count the ways!
Welcome to Oak Forest Elementary School , where your child and your family will gain a village of supportive family and friends, advanced education, motivating enrichment and guaranteed growth. I have currently been a parent at OFE for 4 years and I can’t sing the school’s praises loud enough.
OFE is a unique community built from a strong collaboration between the PTA and school administration and staff. We have a common goal of building and further enhancing the educational experience of our children and we work together all year to ensure that our kids receive the best educational experience ever. We have numerous fundraising activities that are utilized to fund the enrichment we have provided to OFE’s educational environment. These include our STEM initiatives, our Accelerated Reader Program, Ready to Grow-Our gardening initiative, an annual school play, a school band and WITS (Writers in the School) to name a few. My advice to you is to jump in feet first and join the PTA! Please make time to volunteer for one of our numerous PTA committees or as a classroom parent. Our parental support is the MAIN reason our school is so successful. We need new parents, new energy, new ideas and gladly welcome you all to OFE and the PTA.
Your PTA has been working hard all summer to ensure another successful and productive year. We would like you to continue to utilize our Website and Living Tree as your main information sources. Please take a moment to visit our website to order OFE clothing and gear for your little ones.
We have also decided that it is important to give back and perform acts of service. We will sponsor specific service events to help enhance the entire community and teach our children about service to others. Teaching our little ones to “pay it forward” will help create empathetic beings with strong “empower” values and amazing traits as individuals.
The time continues to speed by and I will say that I wouldn’t change a thing. So jump in feet first and volunteer, get involved, meet new friends and become a visible part of Oak Forest . We are blessed with a wonderful network of teachers, administration, parents, students and community. Let us continue to work on increasing our impact on our children and our city.
My parting words are make sure you give as much as you get. Embrace the school culture, take a moment to thank all the participants in our circle when you can and get ready for a wonderful ride!
OFE PTA President
School Year 2019-2020