Community Events

OTES PTA community events take place throughout the school year. Below is a list of events that happen every year. You can also view our calendar of events here.

Welcome Back Breakfast
The PTA organizes a welcome back breakfast with the help of OTES families for the staff during on their first day back prior to the beginning of school.

Open House
At the beginning of the school year, OTES families, students, and staff are invited to join the PTA for some cold treats following both the OTES open house. A great way to meet OTES staff and teachers, new and returning families, and your child’s friends (old and soon to be).

Grades K-2 Social
This event is meant for the junior members of the OTES population (K-2) . Come and join us for games, dancing and crafts in the Gymnasium.

Harvest Festival/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Join us inside and outside OTES for fall activities, garden tours and a sensational celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. (Download activity sheets here: Kindergarten+ActivitiesGrade 3-5 Activity, Grade 1-2 activity )

Movie Nights
OTES Movie Nights are held in the multi-purpose room. Movies are projected on a large inflatable screen so a good view is provided to all audience members. Seating is on the gym floor; it’s recommended to bring blankets and/or folding chairs. Concessions are available.

Book Fair
Parents and students can purchase books at the OTES Book Fair. During the week of the fair, students will bring home an order form. You are also invited to view the books at the school library and then place an order. The Thursday night of the Book Fair week will also include a special show and night hours for purchasing. The money from the Book Fair is used to provide cultural arts, community service, and school-wide enrichment programs for all students.

Election Day Bake Sale
Waiting in line to vote? Support the PTA by buying tasty homemade treats and a hot cup of coffee. Volunteers will prepare the baked goods and staff the table.

Read-A-Thon
Every year, students participate in a read-a-thon: asking family and friends to sponsor them by pledging a certain amount of money for each page the student reads! Prizes are awarded to the highest page reader in each grade. 2017 Read-a-Thon Student Packet

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Day
The OTES PTA organizes a day of remembrance in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by following his example. We work together to better the lives of others by preparing food and essential kits to give to area homeless shelters, along with other projects.

International Night
Parents, students, and staff come together to celebrate the cultural diversity of our school. We learn about other cultures and get a chance to taste food from around the country and world. Parents are asked to bring food from their culture to share.

Hoops on the Terrace
A fun, competitive game of basketball featuring staff and parents!

Spring Social (Grades 3-5)
A kid favorite! Students (Grades 3-5) gather at the school (yes, they must be accompanied by a parent) for a Spring Dance! A DJ provides music and fun; the PTA has a snack bar (be sure to send a little extra money for the kids!)

Spring Fair It’s one of the biggest events of the year! Parents, students and staff gather for games, food, and more at the Spring Fair. Tickets are purchased in advance or at the door and are redeemed for rides, games and food. OTES parents and staff have an opportunity to volunteer and help the PTA provide a safe and fun atmosphere for the community. Consider making this a priority on your volunteer calendar.

Silent Auction The Silent Auction is an opportunity to donate your time and talents so OTES PTA can continue to offer enrichment programs to the children through the funds raised. Are you a tradesman or a professional? Then offer your services for others to bid on and get a great deal!

5th Grade Promotion
Each year, 4th grade parents volunteer to serve punch and cake to the 5th grade parents and students in the courtyard after the promotion ceremony.

Staff Appreciation Week
The PTA provides our wonderful staff with a week of events that allow parents and students to show their appreciation for all the faculty and staff do.

Staff Goodbye Luncheon
The final PTA event of the school year: a very special catered staff luncheon for the wonderful OTES employees. This event allows the PTA to say thank you to faculty and staff for all their hard work towards making the school year a success.