Lakewood Teacher & Me Photo Fundraiser

Back by popular demand is the Norwalk PTO teacher and me photo fundraiser! The 8×10 Teacher & Me memory mate includes a picture of the student with their teacher and a class photo personalized with their name. The cost of the memory mate is $13.50.

Order forms can be found here: Order Form. 
Please note: printed order forms will NOT be sent home with students. 

Lakewood students will have their photos taken on April 11.

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Spring Teacher Grants Announced

Norwalk Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is pleased to announce the spring teacher grants awarded to elementary teachers in the Norwalk School District. Due to our continued commitment to fundraising (through events and grants) and ongoing financial support from parents, teachers, and local businesses community members, we are able to offer two grant cycles during the 2018-2019 school year.

The Norwalk PTO Board of Directors served as the grant committee (any current teachers or staff members who serve as PTO Board members did not serve on this committee). In 2018-2019, up to $2,500 will be awarded to each school during each grant cycle.

Oviatt Teacher Grants:

Chelsea Gambrel Art Screenflex Mobile Display $545.00
Stacey Egli Kindergarten STEM Games $150.00
Dyann Vilez Library Bags $320.00
Howell Morsch STEM iPad Mini $400.00
Nicole Ledden 1st Grade iPad Mini, Osmo Base, 5 Headphones $400.00
Taylor Crawford 2nd Grade OSMO Bases and Games $195.00
Michelle Tomkins 2nd Grade 5 Osmo Genius Kits $500.00

Lakewood Teacher Grants:

Aggie Hildreth 3rd Grade Magna-Tiles $229.95
Janet Weber 3rd Grade Organization Materials $200.00
Amanda White 3rd Grade Organization Materials $265.00
Michelle Van Soelen 4th Grade Books $82.00
Laura Dukes 4th Grade Books $200.00
Jill Martin 4th Grade Books $200.00
Becky Bengard 4th Grade Headphones $96.25
Anna Foley 4th Grade Headphones $97.93
Katie Naert 4th Grade Flexible Seating $60.00
Grace Sullivan 5th Grade Books $220.00
Mallory Hollingsworth 5th Grade Books $200.00
Shelly Vroegh Books $200.00
Amy Perington 5th Grade Standing table $200.00
Marissa Friesen 5th Grade Flexible Seating $100.00
Trenton Korver Special Education K-cups, Coffee Cups, Lemonade Cups, Healthy Snacks $150.00
Ashley Traver Special Education Field Trips $160.00
Elaine Menke Band Duet Collection Books and Shelves $116.00
Carolyn Klein Art Coaster molds, Mosaic Nippers, Cement, Grout $500.00
Clint Driftmier PE Music $40.00

Congratulations to all the grant recipients!

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Fundraisers for Oviatt Playground

January 23, 2019

Dear Oviatt Parents,

We are writing to share some exciting information with you! Oviatt will be undergoing many renovations during the 2019-2020 school year while Oviatt students spend the year attending the new Orchard Hills Elementary School.  

Over the years, Norwalk PTO has played an instrumental role in updating and adding new playgrounds and equipment to our elementary schools. Playgrounds are something schools must provide, yet there is no funding distributed to schools to provide these playgrounds. Recently, the school district has needed to spend more funds to repair the Oviatt playground equipment to keep it compliant with safety standards. Norwalk PTO has committed to fundraising for the next year and a half in order to be able to provide a new playground for the students at Oviatt Elementary.

We have not finalized the design but it will be something similar to the playground shown here. A playground of this size and scope—along with the soft surface to go under it—is around $175,000. From fundraising efforts over the past two years, Norwalk PTO has already raised $50,000 to contribute toward this project. We have a goal to raise an additional $125,000 by next spring and we need your help!

Starting in February, you will be receiving information on various ways you can help us meet our goal. It will take all of us working together to be able to provide this new playground for the children in our community.  We know each family is different and may not be able to participate in every fundraiser. We just ask you help and contribute as you are able—monetarily, by participating in the fundraisers or in volunteering your time to help us with the administration of the fundraisers.   

Thanks in advance for your support and participation in fundraising to provide a new playground with soft surfacing at Oviatt Elementary School!


Amanda Fletcher                                          Betsy Stursma
Norwalk PTO Vice President                      Norwalk PTO Fundraising Chair
Oviatt Playground Project Co-Chair         Oviatt Playground Project Co-Chair

Sheila Taylor                                                  Rodney Martinez
Oviatt Elementary Principal                       Oviatt Elementary Student Advocate

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Get Air Fundraiser

Get Air Flyer

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Reminder: Oviatt Movie Night

oviatt movie night

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