Sunday, November 22, 2009

Breakfast with Santa

Come have breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Mossy Oaks Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Cost is $3 per adults and $2 per child. Menu - Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Bacon, Sausage

Event is by reservation only (by December 2nd) through student's homeroom class.

Bring your camera for a free picture with Santa!

Fifth Grade Winter Dance

5th grade Dance: December 18, 2009 from 1:15-3:10. The dance is on the last day of school before Christmas break in the cafeteria. All 5th grade students need to bring $2.00 to help offset the cost of the dance. You can place it in an envelope or zip-lock bag labeled 5th Grade Dance.

Volunteers are needed for decorating, chaperoning, food, drinks, cups, and desserts. Contact Carol Dadson to help with the dance at 379-2425. Thank you!

Candy Cane Lane

This year's Candy Cane Lane will be held December 9, 10, 11. Hours- 8:00-11:30 & 1:00-3:45.

Candy Cane Lane is an in-school Christmas shop that offers your child/children a fun, secretive way to buy gifts for family members at affordable prices. Gifts range from $1.00-$5.00. Students are already asking about it and are looking forward to Candy Cane Lane this year.

Many gift wrappers will be needed to help the shop run smoothly. If you are willing to help during school hours on Dec. 9, 10, 11, please call Carol Dadson at 379-2425. Thanks!


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users must register first, and then enter an email and password.

Before volunteering make sure you have submitted a background check
online at the district website.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New MOES Sweatshirts

The new Mossy Oaks sweatshirts are in...just in time for the cool weather!

Sweatshirts come in either blue or red and can be purchased through the front office.

Childrens sizes - $12
Adult sizes - $15

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ART SHOW - October 19th

All MOES parents, students, and teachers are welcome to the Grand Opening of our new student art gallery. There will be a showing, reception, and craft stations for the whole family Monday, October 19th at 7 p.m.

It will be a fun event for the whole family! Please come out and support the school, PTO and our budding Mossy Oaks artists.

Volunteer Sign Up Online

Volunteering has just gotten easier!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the upcoming PTO events. Please click here to be connected to the Mossy Oaks PTO Manager.

There you will find a list of volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in helping simply click on the event to register as a volunteer (from book sales to school dances). We welcome all interested MOES parents!

Thank you for your continued support of Mossy Oaks and the PTO.

Book Fair Dates

Scholastic Book Fair- November 12-20. Chairperson -Teri Horn c-422-1365. Set-up is on Thursday the 12th. Teacher preview day is Friday the 13th. Open to parents and students during the week of November 16-20. Volunteers are needed during school hours to run the book sales and work the cash register.

Fall Festival - Change

Due to other PTO fundraisers, the upcoming fall break and family travel plans, and sports schedules the fall festival this year has been changed to a Spring Fling later in the school year.

Details will go home with students closer to the date.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PTO Meeting - September 2009

Our first PTO meeting with homeroom and teacher representatives will be Tuesday, September 8 at 3:30 in the art room. If you haven’t signed-up in your child’s classroom to be a homeroom representative, please do so in the next week so that teachers and PTO board members will have many volunteers to distribute work evenly throughout the year. If you have already signed-up, we thank you and will see you at our first meeting.

Fall Fundraisers

Fall Fundraisers-

September 16- September 30

Art-to-Remember- Your child/children will submit a sheet of artwork to be turned into gift items of your choice to purchase (examples: photo frame, magnet, coffee mug). You will treasure there art work piece forever.

Our second fundraiser will run at the same time as Art-to-Remember is Charleston Wraps. You will receive two brochures to order from. One is a Kitchen and Home brochure the other a wrapping paper/Christmas items brochure. Mossy Oaks will receive 40-50% profit from your purchase orders.

The PTO has taken careful thought in choosing fundraisers this year that will be useful to purchase your Christmas items while also helping your child’s school. You will find many items under $10.00.

Volunteers Needed - Library

Volunteers are needed for the library for daily shelving, restocking, and special projects throughout the year. Stop by and speak with Mrs. Kelly or contact her at 322-2933 or you can send a quick email to

Donations Needed - Uniforms

Donations are being accepted in the front entry hallway box for school uniforms. Uniforms are donated to families in need as identified by the teachers and guidance. Please consider donating new or gently used items.

School Uniform Colors

Tops - Red, White, Blue or Black

Bottoms - Navy, Tan, or Black

Luau - Thank You

MOES PTO would like to thank teachers, staff and families for making the Back-to School Luau such a great event. There was a double rainbow to surprise us that evening and everyone had such a good time swimming, eating ice-cream, and socializing. We are grateful for our teachers and parents who jumped right in to volunteer scooping ice-cream that evening.

Please be sure to patronize the businesses who donated items for the luau: Bi-Lo gift card, Coca-Cola donated soda, and the YMCA for the facility and arranging for a safe night with many life-guards on duty.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Successful Meet-and-Greet

Last nights Meet-and-Greet was a huge success with lots of new and familiar faces in the school. We love to see the back to school enthusiasm!

We are happy to report that we had fourteen families sign up for the PTO last night (remember it only cost $5 to join) and many more expressing interest in the classroom.

If you would like to join, please use the "contact us" link to the right under "labels".

Thank you again for your continued support of the PTO and welcome back to school!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Open House Dates

Stop by for an more indepth look at your child's classroom and curriculum on the following dates:

- Grades K-2 Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.

- Grades 3-5 Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.

PTO will be on hand to discuss membership and to coordinate t-shirt sales.

Help Needed - Gazebo Construction (Kit)

Mossy Oaks received a grant to build a gazebo through Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse and we need volunteers to help put the gazebo kit together in our front school loop.

If you are handy with tools and can donate some time we would love to have you! We would like to have it built by the end of October.

Please contact Amy Edwards at 322-2912, if you are interested in helping with this project.

T-Shirt Sales

Friday is school spirit day at Mossy Oaks! Show your school pride with these easy wash-and-wear short sleeve tye dye T-shirts. The are only $10 and come in a variety of sizes for the entire family.

If you are interested in purchasing, please contact any member of the PTO or stop by the main office. Tables will be set up at the beginning of the year for sales in the school during Meet-and-Greet and Open House.

If we don't have your size don't worry! We have more on order and will be happy to contact you when they arrive.

PTO Membership

Interested in joining the PTO at Mossy Oaks Elementary School? We are recruiting new members all the time!

Membership dues for the year is only $5.00 with money going to support various programs for the students and facility at Mossy Oaks.

We are actively looking for two homeroom representatives from each classroom to help the PTO and be a room parent. If you are interested, please let your homeroom teacher or PTO know.

There will be PTO sign-up tables at the Meet-and-Greet on August 13th and Open House August 25th and 27th.


Come meet your teachers and walk through your classrooms on Thursday, August 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. PTO members will be on hand if you wish to join or find out more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Save the Date

The PTO is sponsoring a back to school luau at the YMCA on Saturday, August 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $1.00 per person and adults must accompany children.

More details will be sent home with students during the first week of school.

Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2009-2010 school year at Mossy Oaks Elementary School and the new PTO blog. Parents are invited to subscribe and follow our blog for the latest news, volunteer opportunities, and sponsored events.

We are looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Contact Information

President Co-Chairs

Jenny Angus (
(h) 470-0831 (c) 406-3762

Carol Dadson (
(h) 379-2425 (c) 476-8927

Vice President

Shannon Mullen (
(h)522-1185 (c) 592-3444


Missy Buskrik (
(c) 252-8994


Christi Beckert (
(h) 525-6513 (c) 812-0631

Volunteer Coordinator

Tina Malphrus (
(h) 524-4747