Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

The OLA Meat Raffle is BACK – October 22nd!

Come join us Saturday, October 22nd starting at 4pm for the 8th Annual OLA Meat Raffle! The Annual Meat Raffle will be held at Breen’s Café, 16 Cambridge Street in Worcester. All proceeds from the raffles will be used by the PTO to fund the many student and staff activities at the school! It is also a fun way for the adults to socialize and raise money at the same time.  

We are now actively seeking 6 table sponsors for this event. Each of the 6 tables will be worth $200.00, with 8-10 items each. Individual and/or group sponsors are welcome! Each sponsored table will be recognized during the event.  

Please contact Sharon Shivick ( or cell 508-654-2445) or Melissa Chase (774-272-1336) for more information on sponsoring a table.  

Additionally, we are asking each class to help with creating the popular themed baskets raffled off at the event:  

Pre-School: Pet Lovers Basket

Kindergarten: Arts and Crafts Basket

1st Grade: Hot Chocolate Basket

2nd Grade: Bakers Dozen Basket

3rd Grade: BBQ Grillers Basket

4th Grade: Game Night Basket

5th Grade: Sports Fanatics Basket  

6th Grade: Coffee Lovers Basket

7th Grade: Movie Night Basket

Donations in the form of themed items, gift cards, or money/check, to make the basket complete would be appreciated! 

Basket raffle tickets will be sold separately from the meat table tickets. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.  

Raffle ticket pre-purchase information will be announced shortly.

Please join us and don’t forget…… invite your family and friends!

Halloween Party – October 27th

The PTO is in planning mode for our annual Halloween party!  The party will be held on Friday, October 28th.  Students are invited to wear a Halloween costume that day.  

The PTO is in need of volunteers for set-up after school on Thursday, October 27th and for help with the party on Friday, October 28th.  Below is a link to sign up for a time that will work for you.  

They are also in need of items that the kids will trick-or-treat with and fill up their goody bags.  What has been popular in years past and is needed this year is playdoh, slime, blinking light rings and bracelets, tattoos, pencils, punching balloon bags, squishies, activity books and mini notepads.  You can also send in a monetary donation, attention to the Halloween party.  All checks need to be made payable to OLA School.  No candy donations are allowed.  Please try to have all donations in by Monday, October 24th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Lauren Morroe at   Thank you! We appreciate your consideration and support!  

Link to volunteer:

Veteran’s Day Breakfast- November 8th:

PTO will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Tuesday, November 8th.  Please check back for details in how to sign up or volunteer!

Santa’s Secret Shop – December 5th, 6th & 7th:

Have you done your “fall” cleaning yet? Have you found items with tags still on them that have been taking up room in your closets?

Santa’s Workshop is quickly approaching for our kids to shop for their family members for the holidays. Any donations are welcome and we appreciate your support! If you are unsure if it’s something we could use, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

We are looking crafters! Little handmade gifts are a great addition to the workshop. In the past, we’ve had little Hershey Kiss Trees, Tie Blankets, Hats, Ornaments, Jewelry, Decorative Light Up Bottles and little signs to name a few. Do you have a circuit and like creating things? Perhaps you would be interested in making a few things that we could sell at Santa’s Workshop?

Not creative? We are also happy to accept anything new that you would want to give or receive as a gift. While you’re Christmas shopping, maybe you come across a special deal to buy two but you only need one… Think about sending the other item in for our Santa’s Workshop!

Some of the items that go quickly are: Toys or other little novelty gifts; hand tools; flash lights; books; baby things; jewelry; hats; gloves (homemade are always welcome); slippers; headphones; board games & travel games; dolls; Matchbox cars; little sport things; candles; fuzzy socks; dog treats/toys; cat treats/toys; holiday things; blankets; house things; little baking sets. We are happy to accept anything that you would want to give as a gift or to receive as a gift. All items must be new.

Meanwhile, Save the Date!! We’ll be looking for wrapping volunteers – December 5, 6 & 7.