Hello Fellow Owls!

I am so honored to introduce myself as President of the Oakridge Parents’ Club (OPC) for the 2022/2023 school year. In the Fall of 2017, our then 3 year-old daughter, Daphne, got in the car from the Early Childhood Center after a fun day of Preschool and said, “Mommy, you HAVE TO go to the meeting tonight. ALL of the parents will be there!” So I went! From that first OPC meeting to present day, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a parent volunteer. The hours I have spent with other parents, as well as the faculty and staff at Oakridge, have completely enhanced the already wonderful culture of this special school family. My husband Kyle is a proud Oakridge graduate (‘95), Daphne is now going into 3rd grade and our son, Griffin, is headed for Kindergarten. We are all in for Oakridge!

The Oakridge Parents’ Club is a critical part of The Oakridge School and its success. We most certainly provide a lot of fun with events such as Owlfest, Book Fair, Holiday Treasurers, Class Parties and Faculty and Staff Luncheons, but we also provide funds directly back to the classrooms and school facilities via our fundraising event, Boosterthon. In the 2021/2022 school year, we broke records by allocating approximately $80,000 back to our school! These funds are the tangible proof of the power of our amazing volunteers and their dedication.

Speaking of dedication, we need you! I am confident that each family at Oakridge has their own unique way to contribute to OPC. We are only successful when the entire school community chooses to engage in the best way that works for them. When we are able to highlight the skills and talents of our volunteers, the magic of Oakridge shines brightly! There is no effort too big or too small. There is always an available opportunity to donate your time, to chair or sit on a committee or to grab snacks at the store! We will be reaching out to you to share our Fall volunteer events very soon.

In closing, as we enter a new chapter at The Oakridge School this year, I, as your President, not only welcome, but invite, change. I have big and bold plans, but I cannot execute them alone. I humbly ask you to become an active, engaged member of OPC so that we may work together to serve our children, our faculty and staff and our entire school community.

Thank you in advance for your time and support. I am always a call/text/email away!

In gratitude,

Noelle Slater
OPC President 2022-2023
OPCPresident@theoarkridgeschool.org
817-682-8987 (cell)

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2022-2023 Executive Board

President - Noelle Slater

President Elect - Position Open

Membership VP - Tatiana Miller

Fundraising VP - Joyce Maddalena

Special Events VP - Shelley Hodges


Division Activities VP- Cindy Pettigrew

Communications VP - Leslie LeMond

Treasurer - Meghan Najera

Secretary - Keirschen Tucker

Parliamentarian - Keith Bird

General Officers

Back to School Fair
Ebony Calbert

Book Fair
Shelley Hodges
Sarah Godfrey

Boosterthon
Rachel Richardson
Liz Hicks

Cheers and Tears
Jamie and Walter Leon

ECC Divisional Activities
Krista Cox
Sonia Pierce

Holiday Treasures
Haley Harmon

Lower School Divisional Activities
Kari Sargent

Middle School Divisional Activities
Heather Clayton
Kim Eden

Owlfest
Haley Shimek
Jacklyn Hatley

School Supplies
Haley Harmon

Teacher Appreciation (ECC)
Jamie Ghormley
Johanis Colon

Teacher Appreciation (LS/MS/US)
Cindy Pettigrew
Jenn Hernandez

Test Snacks
Deme Cleveland

Uniform Resale
Taylor Lawrence
Kristen Blackledge 

Upper School Divisional Activities
Terri Frank
Marissa Farhat