Letter from the President

As we begin this 2017-2018 school year during an unprecedented time of need for so many families after Hurricane Harvey, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to be a part of Oak Forest Elementary School – not because our campus was untouched, but because of the outpouring of support from our families. Many OFE families have reached out to those in need, and continue to assist, in our neighborhood and beyond. We now have the opportunity to support our sister HISD school, McGowen Elementary, whose families suffered greatly with flooding, and will we will do so in OFE-style this fall, starting next week with a uniform and shoe drive (look for more details in my Sneak Peek).  

To our new parents joining the Oak Forest Elementary community for the first time, we welcome you to the OFE family. You’ll find that it’s a strong bond that goes beyond the classroom. To those of you returning, welcome back! I trust that you already know it’s going to be a great year.

What makes Oak Forest Elementary such a special place? It begins with the exemplary teachers and support staff, all of whom truly take an interest in your child, not only in his or her academic experience but also social and emotional growth in these important early years. Parents, grandparents and extended family members volunteer their precious time on behalf of all our children, both in the classroom and at schoolwide events. Many work full-time jobs, yet still find time each year to make a lasting difference. Guiding and working alongside the teachers, students and families of OFE, and making everything look easy, is an amazingly supportive administration.

This year, our PTA highlights include the Boosterthon Fun Run on October 6 (which will feature a Color Run this year for fourth and fifth grade!), and the community-building Fall Festival on November 11. Save the date now for the annual OFE Auction on March 2, which raises funds for our school’s “big ticket” wish list items. We hope we can count on you to make this year’s Auction another success.

As my oldest daughter enters fifth grade this year, I am reminded daily of the saying, “The days are long but the years are fast.” Please join with me in enjoying every moment of your child’s experience at this extraordinary school.

Best Regards,

Julie Osterman

PTA President 2017-2018

PTA Vision

      Every child’s potential is a reality.                                                      TX PTA  


PTA Mission

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

~Courtesy of the Texas PTA website               

PTA Purpose

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship;
  • To raise the standards of home life;
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth;
  • To develop united efforts between educators and the general public to secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

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