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Welcome to the PTO

Welcome to the PTO



Come to a PTO Meeting: The next OC PTO meeting is September 11th at 6:00pm at Cohn Park.


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 to request a report.



For PTO Communication Questions: Please email Erin Howard, with communication questions.

For All Other PTO Questions: Please email

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 provided funding and/or organized 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 
  • 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 2024-2025 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 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 2024-2025 PTO Board 


  • Avalon Danz

VP Communication

  • Erin Howard

VP Enrichment

  • Elisha Kampsen and Tom Ewald

VP Events

  • Samantha Marshall

VP Fundraising

  • Sharon Costa

VP Membership

  • Kristin Thompson

VP Operations

  •  Nicole Javier- Watson


  • Amy Quillin

Financial Secretary

  • Terra Van Zant


  • Carrie Berry


  • Nikki Lowman


  • Amber Pryor

Teacher Liaisons

  •  Laura Colombo




A Heartfelt THANK YOU to Our Former Board Members and Volunteers


Tax-deductible donations to the OC PTO are always appreciated:

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Are you getting the PTO NEWS E-BLAST emails on Wednesday mornings?

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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