Welcome to the PTO
  • ptoCome to a PTO Meeting: The next OC PTO meeting is Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30pm in the Oak Chan Library.

    PTO Treasurer's Report: Oak Chan Elementary's Treasurer's report is reviewed each month at the PTO Meeting. Copies of the report are available by request. Please contact oakchanpto.treasurer@gmail.com to request a report.

    For PTO Communication Questions: Please email Amber Pryor, with communication questions.

    For All Other PTO Questions: Please email oakchanpto@gmail.com.

  • Message From Our PTO President

    Greetings OC Dragons,

    On behalf of the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), I want to extend a hearty welcome to all our returning students, families, and staff members. To those who are new to our school, we're absolutely thrilled to have you become a part of our vibrant community!

    The upcoming year holds a lot of exciting opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and enjoyment. I invite each and every one of you to join us at our PTO gatherings. These meetings serve as an exceptional platform to collaborate with our dedicated board members, gain deeper insights into the PTO's initiatives, and contribute your valuable ideas and suggestions. We're excited about teaming up with Mrs. Bahry, our amazing staff, and all of you to make our school community even better!

    I urge you to take an active role in our PTO activities. Whether it involves attending meetings, volunteering at events, or sharing your unique skills and expertise, your participation is not only deeply valued but also vital to our success.

    We're always receptive to hearing your suggestions and feedback, so please don't hesitate to connect with us to share your thoughts or raise any questions.

    Once again, a warm welcome back to Oak Chan! Let's collaborate to ensure this school year becomes an unforgettable one!

    Warm regards,

    Avalon Danz

  • About Oak Chan PTO 

    Oak Chan PTO is made up of parents, teachers and other school staff members. Through the generosity of Oak Chan families' time, talents and funding, we are able to offer students many enriching and beneficial programs, events, technology and classroom enhancements. 

    During the 2023-2024 school year, Oak Chan PTO will provide funding and/or organize the following:

    • 5th Grade Promotion
    • A Touch of Understanding 
    • After-school enrichment programs, such as Garden Club, Musical Theatre, Dashing Dragons, STEAM, etc...
    • Agendas for tracking homework  (5th graders)
    • Arts education with Ceramics and Meet the Masters
    • Book Fair
    • Classroom Volunteer Luncheon
    • Dinner and Auction
    • Read Across America goal
    • Dragathon
    • Family Fun, such as Fall Carnival, Bingo for Books, Family Dance, and Outdoor Movie Night
    • Frozen Treat Sales
    • Cultural Diversity Celebration (week)
    • Volunteer Coordinator Support
    • Oak Chan Apparel
    • Breakfast In Candyland
    • Principal's Reading & Math Challenge
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Science & Invention Fair
    • Starstruck Showcase
    • Literary Vending Machine 
    • Stipends to supplement costs of field trips, classroom book sets, and teacher supplies/resources
    • Teacher Appreciation Week

    In the 2023-2024 school year, Oak Chan PTO will continue to support the programs listed above and more...

    If you are interested in helping with any of these programs/events, please email oakchanpto@gmail.com. We will get you in touch with the committee chairperson. We are always looking for any and all support!

    We have such a great community at Oak Chan thanks to all the wonderful families who work so hard to make it such a great school!

PTO Calendar
  • Oak Chan Elementary 2023-2024 PTO Board 


    • Avalon Danz

    VP Communication

    • Amber Pryor 

    VP Enrichment

    • OPEN

    VP Events

    • Ricky O'Neal

    VP Fundraising

    • Sharon Costa

    VP Membership

    • Kristin Thompson

    VP Operations

    • OPEN


    • Amy Quillin

    Financial Secretary

    • Terra Van Zant


    • Carrie Berry


    • Tom Ewald


    • Samantha Marshall

    Teacher Liaisons

    • Susan Woodman & Laura Colombo


  • A Heartfelt THANK YOU to Our Former Board Members and Volunteers

    On behalf of the Oak Chan community, we would like to thank Elisha Kampsen for serving as PTO President for the 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 school years with the utmost dedication to providing for every little Dragon, staff member, and family with kindness and respect! With a huge heart, a strong work ethic, extreme creative gifting, and a "Let's Do This" attitude, Mrs. Kampsen served as president during very challenging and uncertain times. She made "pivoting" the new normal, making certain every member of our school community was given the opportunity to be included, educated, entertained, and celebrated throughout the year. Thank you Ms. Elisha!

    We would also like to acknowledge and thank Rosie Brito, Karen Mannion, and Kathy Wright for dedicating years of leadership and countless volunteer hours to serving our Oak Chan community. The events, activities, and projects these women have been involved with are too numerous to count and have been enjoyed and appreciated by students, staff, and families year after year. Thank you ladies for giving so much of your time and talents to supporting our school!

    Thank you as well to Lindy Hulilbarger for serving on the board as VP of Enrichment last year, and for volunteering to plant items in the garden and working at events like Breakfast in Candyland.

    The list of active volunteers who have moved on from their time at Oak Chan includes many amazing individuals who are dearly missed. Whether you chaired an event, served up front or behind the scenes, or provided financial support, your time at Oak Chan made a difference and you have our gratitude..."Once a Dragon, Always a Dragon"!

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    Get weekly updates regarding current activities, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities. If you are not getting the email, check your SPAM folder just in case it is hiding in there, and if you still don't see it, email Amber Pryor and ask to be put on the contact list.

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