FAQs

If you have any questions or would like more information about our Home & School Association, please e-mail Kristen Pollack at kristenjp1@gmail.com or the Home & School Board at oakridgehomeandschool@gmail.com.

Below are frequently asked questions with accompanying answers:

  1. Who belongs to the Home & School Association? 
    All parents or guardians of children attending Oak Ridge Elementary School and all teachers/staff members of Oak Ridge Elementary School are members of Home & School.  Past Home and School participants are also invited to attend meetings and volunteer to support Home and School events.

  2. What is the purpose of Home & School Association?
    The Home & School Association's objectives are:

    • To promote the welfare of the children in home, school, and community;
    • To improve the quality of the elementary school experience for the children;
    • To inform the parents of educational methods and standards and to support the educational programs in the school;
    • To promote cooperation and fellowship among parents and staff in order to develop such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in academic, emotional, and social education.
  3. When does the Home & School meet?
    Home & School generally meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00PM in the school library.  A full list of dates is available at the Meetings link.

  4. What activities does the Home & School organize and/or fund? (Note: Some activities are self-funded). 
    A complete list and description of activities is available at the Committees link of our Web site. Some of the activities and events that Oak Ridge Home & School currently organizes and/or funds are:

    • Back to School Bash 
    • Holiday Shoppe
    • Homeroom Parents Committee 
    • Hospitality Committee
    • Ice Cream Sundae Bar 
    • Lip Sync
    • Family Bingo Night
    • Hobby Night
    • School Directory
    • Spirit Wear Sale
    • Yearbook
    • Assemblies: Home & School pays for some of the assemblies the children enjoy each year.
    • Field Trips: Home & School helps subsidize the field trips to lower the cost to each child.  
    • Just Say No: Home & School sponsors the teacher-led Just Say No Club for our 4th, and 5th graders.  
  5. Where do the Home and School funds come from?
    The Home & School organizes fundraisers to raise money. A complete list and descriptions of fundraisers are available in the Committees link

    • Fun Run: Our major fundraising event has provided us the funds to build an outdoor classroom, purchase classroom smart boards, update our stage, improve our playgrounds and help out in many other areas of the school. 
    • Purse Bingo: A special night out for the Moms of Oak Ridge! Win a designer purse playing 10 rounds of Bingo. 
    • Amazon: Oak Ridge earns cash through this Amazon Rewards Program. Every shopping trip will earn cash for Oak Ridge!  
    • General Mills Box Tops: By clipping the box top coupons, we are able to earn $.10 per box top.  
    • Giant Food Stores A+ School Rewards Program: Oak Ridge earns cash through the Giant Rewards Program. 
    • KidStuff Books: Our KidStuff fundraiser is run during the first few weeks of school.  Oak Ridge earns 50% profit on every book sold.
    • Yankee Candles: Students sell Yankee Candle products to friends and family through their catalog. 

     

  6. Why do we need additional funds even though I already pay school taxes?
    Home & School sponsors activities and funds programs which supplement those provided by the School District.  These activities enrich the experience of all the students at Oak Ridge.