Volunteers Needed for 2023-24
5/26/2023 4:31 pm
The PTA is looking for volunteers for the 2023-2024 school year. We have several openings and desperately need individuals to help make next year as much of a success as this year.
Current volunteer opportunities that are top priority for the PTA are as follows:
Hospitality/ teacher appreciation - Chairperson(s) coordinates monthly treats for the OHES staff including a welcome back breakfast and an end of the year lunch.
Appreciation week - coordinates the week-long celebration of our school staff
Membership - Chairperson registers PTA members, collects dues and keeps records of membership in order to pay county and state PTA dues.
Irving Liaison -Attends Washington Irving Middle School PTSA monthly meetings and reports back to OHES PTA (monthly WIMS PTSA meeting commitment and time to write up pertinent information. Can also attend OHES PTA monthly meets or ask an executive committee member to report at the meetings.)
Girls On The Run (GOTR) and Girls On Track (GOT) - Chair(s) coordinate and run the after-school character building and fitness program using the GOTR curriculum. Reserve fields & indoor space for practices, attend GOTR trainings, attend and run practices (2x/week), communicate with parents, attend the 5K, plan end of season party. Fall and/or spring classes are offered.
Popsicle Playdate - Creates poster to invite new and returning families to playdate after Open House each year. Purchases, freezes, then distributes popsicles to students / families, collaborating with Membership chair to ensure PTA sign-up is available at event.
The lack of volunteers this year has added tremendous pressure on the few individuals who have given time and resources to support our school. Without additional volunteers from the community, the PTA will not be able to continue sponsoring most of the events held this year. All interested individuals should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding positions. Planning for the 2023-2024 school year is currently underway and the PTA is excited to sponsor many more fun activities and events for our students and staff!
Mezeh fundraiser - June 12
5/19/2023 10:01 am
Volunteers Needed for 2023-24
5/17/2023 9:24 pm
The PTA is looking for volunteers for the 2023-2024 school year. We have several openings and desperately need individuals to help make next year as much of a success as this year. Volunteer opportunities include various event coordinator spots to include Laternenfest, bingo nights, fall festival, spring festival, science fair; chairperson roles to include after school coordinator, corporate sponsor coordinator, activities and club chair, membership chair, parent resource chair, staff appreciation roles, etc. The lack of volunteers this year has added tremendous pressure on the few individuals who have given time and resources to support our school. Without additional volunteers from the community, the PTA will not be able to continue sponsoring most of the events held this year. All interested individuals should contact email@example.com for further information regarding positions. Planning for the 2023-2024 school year is currently underway and the PTA is excited to sponsor many more fun activities and events for our students and staff!
Spring Fest/Intl Children's Day - May 12
4/25/2023 10:33 pm
PTA 2023 Board Nominees Needed
4/13/2023 10:36 am
The following PTA positions are open for the 2023-2025 term. All elected officers serve a two year term, with a maximum of two terms:
President: Responsible for presiding over all PTA meetings, coordinate the work of officers and committees, and other duties as necessary
1st Vice President: Shall assist the President in all duties and oversee the school support Committees
2nd Vice President: Shall coordinate event planning and oversee the ways and means committees
3rd Vice President: Responsible for PTA communications
Treasurer: Have custody of all funds and finances of the PTA, keep a full and accurate record of all receipts and expenditures, present a financial statement at each PTA meeting, File tax forms.
Recording Secretary: Record the minutes at the PTA meetings
Individuals interested in being a nominee for any of the above roles will need to submit their names for consideration to either the following email firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the April 19th general membership meeting. Voting will occur during the May 17th general membership meeting. Nominees must be current PTA members. Any questions should be directed to the nominating committee.
Variety Show April 25 - Register Now
3/24/2023 6:43 pm
Does your student love to share their talent with others? Do they love to sing or dance, have magic tricks or jokes to share? Share your talents with us and be part of our Variety Show. Rehearsals begin March 30th after school. Show date is April 25th in the OHES cafeteria.
Register online here. Questions? Email VarietyShow@OrangeHuntPTA.org
Volunteers Needed for Spring Fest/Int'l Children's Day
3/7/2023 9:16 pm
The PTA Spring Festival/International Children's Day is Friday, May 12. The chair of this event is looking for volunteers to help make this event a success. Signup at:
Staff Appreciation Week March 27-31
2/17/2023 9:58 pm
A few years ago the PTA, in conjunction with the school, decided to celebrate Staff Appreciation in March. Traditionally Teacher Appreciation week is in May. However, we found that May is already jam packed with testing, end-of-the-year events, and families involved in many outside activities. Moving this tradition to March allows us to recognize the hard work and dedication of our OHES staff at a point in the year when we all actually have time and can enjoy the celebration.
This year we will be celebrating OHES Staff Appreciation Week March 27-31. We are asking each OHES family to make a small donation (you choose the amount that works for your family) so the PTA can purchase gifts and food to give to the staff throughout the week. It’s super simple and the PTA does all the work. We won’t ask for other donations or individual teacher gifts during this week. This allows us to celebrate all the staff throughout the week. Some of the items we have done in prior years are t-shirts, pennants, breakfast burritos, popcorn, custard, and personalized M&Ms.Thank you for your contributions and helping us to support and celebrate our teachers.
Girls on the Run Registration Now Open
2/9/2023 8:58 pm
Girls on the Run is coming to Orange Hunt! GOTR is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Our program has been adapted to ensure physical distancing and safety. In-person practices include safety, sanitizing, and physical distancing precautions and modifications.
Starting the week of March 6th, the team will meet every Wednesday and Friday after school. The program culminates in a celebratory 5K at the end of the season! The standard program fee is $185 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5K, a 5K medal, and more.
Financial assistance is available for anyone who needs it, with the lowest program registration cost being $22 for the season. Registration begins on February 6th at https://www.gotrnova.org/3rd-5th-grade-program-details.
RunFit Kidz Spring Registration Opens Feb. 13th
2/1/2023 9:56 pm
Are you ready to run? Learn about nutrition and proper running technique by joining the Orange Hunt RunFit Kidz Team! The Orange Hunt PTA is excited to offer RunFit Kidz this spring. Classes will be held after-school on Wednesdays AND Thursdays beginning the week of March 20th. Please check out www.runfitkidz.com for specific details and to register. Registration opens on February 13th at 8:00AM!!!
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