Grand Oak Elementary PTA Back to School Checklist

 We are excited for a great year! The PTA is here to support our teachers and staff.  Here’s how you can stay informed and involved

 UPCOMING EVENTS: (check ParentSquare for more events & details)

  • Welcome New Owl Families Breakfast – Friday, September 3rd, 8:15am 
  • PTA Meeting – September 13th, 7pm – all are welcome to attend! 
  • GOE Book Fair – September 20th – 24th 

ParentSquare…and how to stay in touch with GOE

Grand Oak has transitioned to a new communication platform called ParentSquare this year. All communications from teachers, our principal and the PTA will come through this single platform. Here’s what you need to do to make sure you are ready for ParentSquare:

  • Confirm you can login at www.parentsquare.com
  • Download the ParentSquare app
  • Customize your notification settings within your account profile
  • Contact the main office if you have any questions at (980) 343-2063
You can also stay connected with Grand Oak through social media, but ParentSquare will be the main communication platform this year. “Like” Grand Oak Elementary School on Facebook, join the “Families of Grand Oak” page or follow us on Twitter!

FUNDRAISING…Simple ways to give to Grand Oak

  • ORDER SPIRIT WEAR
Order a grand oak t-shirt for your child this year and a portion of the sale will come back to the GOE PTA. Spiritwear sales were a great fundraiser for our school last year! Be sure to place your order by 9/12.  Visit the grandoakpta.org/shop to access the ordering site.
  • HARRIS TEETER VIC CARD
Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to have a portion of your grocery bill donated to GOE every time you shop! Give your cashier the code #1948 the next time you shop, or go online to harristeeter.comand link your card online. You must re-link your account each year!
  • PUBLIX PARTNERS
Sign up for the Publix Partners Program at www.publix.com  and then select Grand Oak Elementary as My Publix Partner on the My Account page.  When you shop at the store, you only provide your phone number, and GOE gets a portion of your proceeds.
  • AMAZON SMILE
Register with AmazonSmile and select “PTA North Carolina Congress Grand Oak Elementary School PTA” and Amazon will donate a percentage of eligible purchases to our school. Shop with your web browser at smile.amazon.com or via the Amazon app. If you are using the app, make sure to activate the AmazonSmile setting first.
  • COCA-COLA  GIVES
When you purchase Coca-Cola products, simply scan or enter the product codes found inside the cap or the product packaging online at us.coca-cola.com/give/schools and our school receives a donation. Participating products may be found here: 

us.coca-cola.com/participating-brands

  • BOX TOPS
Box Tops have gone digital – visit  www.boxtops4education.com to learn more.  Download the Box Tops app and start scanning your receipts!

SUPPORT…your Grand Oak PTA

  • JOIN THE PTA
Joining the PTA doesn’t mean you have to volunteer (though we would love to have you!) – your membership allows the PTA to support our teachers and staff with supplies, stipends, and professional development. Purchase your membership at grandoakpta.org/shop for just $6.
  • GET INVOLVED
Email goeparentinvolvement@gmail.com to let us know if you want to get involved. We always need support and it doesn’t have to be in-person volunteering. We can find the right fit for you whether you have a little or a lot of time to give!
  • SEND PICTURES
Help our yearbook volunteers by sending pictures of school events throughout the year. Anything from 1st day of school to birthday rocks and bike/walk to school days! Email your pictures to GrandOakPictures@gmail.com throughout the year.