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November Membership Meeting - November 19 at 7:00

11/18/2020 1:38 pm

Our November general membership meeting will be held virtually on Thursday. November 19th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend, you do not need to be a member.

Laternenfest 2020

11/8/2020 10:46 pm

Please join us in celebrating Laternenfest.  Even though we can't be together in person this year we encourage you to build your own lanterns as a family.  Check out Herr Krawczak's video describing Martins day and the PTA's video on how to make the lantern. You can find instructions on how to make a lantern here.

We do have some of the electric tea lights and sticks that you can borrow if you are unable to find these at home.  Please email President@orangehuntpta.org to arrange pick up.

Panera Fundraiser - Tuesday, November 10th

11/2/2020 11:34 am

Dine at Panera on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm and show the flyer and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA.

Laternenfest 2020

10/23/2020 9:38 am

Please check the PTA newsletter the week of November 2nd for information about our virtual Laternenfest.  We will be providing you with all the details on how to celebrate Laternenfest with your family this year.  

October PTA Meeting Cancelled

10/13/2020 9:31 pm

The PTA meeting for this Thursday, October 15th is canceled.  There is a school board work session addressing the return to school plans that evening and we want everyone who wants to listen to be able to and not miss the PTA meeting.
We will discuss how best to spend the capital enhancement funds at the November 19th meeting.  If you have any questions or need anything in the meantime please reach out to Jennifer Clapp at President@orangehuntpta.org.

Shop amazon Prime Day and support the PTA

10/13/2020 9:30 am

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1214264 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to OHES PTA.

Reflections Deadline Extended

10/10/2020 4:24 pm

Participating in Reflections is easy--all your children need to do is reflect on this year’s theme to find inspiration and then create a piece of original artwork to share with the Orange Hunt Elementary School community. Students may submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Students’ artwork will be judged by a panel of volunteer judges and winning submissions for each category will be sent to the Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) to compete against students from throughout the county. 

The deadline has been extended and student entries are now due on 16 October. There will be two steps for submitting your children’s entries this year. First, you will need to fill out your child’s official entry form, which has been provided by the FCCPTA. After you submit that form, you will be directed to a page acknowledging your submission; this page includes a Dropbox link--please click that link and submit a photograph or video of your child’s artwork. Please be sure the name of the file you enter in the official entry form matches the name of the file you upload to the Dropbox link. 

Here are the links to the official entry forms:

If your child is in Kindergarten-Second Grade, please use one of these links: Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography, Visual Arts.

If your child is in Third-Fifth Grade, please use one of these links: Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography, Visual Arts

If your child is in Sixth Grade, please use one of these links: Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography, Visual Arts.

For more information on these categories, please see the program rules. Please contact this year's Reflections chair, Scott James at reflections@orangehuntpta.org with any additional questions.

Coal Fire Restaurant Night - October 19th

10/6/2020 10:54 pm

Support the PTA - Join and Hoot's Heroes

9/30/2020 11:13 am

At the September PTA meeting the 2020-2021 PTA Budget was approved.  In order to support the needs of the staff and students we need your help.  Please consider becoming a PTA member and donating to our Hoots Heroes fundraiser.  This will be the only fundraiser we do this year and we have a goal of raising $8,000.

You can join the PTA and donate to Hoot's Heroes online here. Thank you for your continued support of our school-wide programs!

Reflections Art Contest

9/30/2020 11:12 am

We are excited to announce the 2020-2021 PTA Reflections Program and invite all OHES students to create a piece of original artwork based on this year’s Reflections theme: I Matter Because...

The PTA Reflections program aims to help all students explore their thoughts, feelings and ideas while developing their artistic literacy and increasing their confidence. Students create original artwork inspired by their reflections on this year’s theme. Students may submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Participating in Reflections is easy and all students are encouraged to think about this year’s theme and use their imagination to create artwork to share with the Orange Hunt Elementary School community. Students’ artwork will be judged by a panel of volunteer judges and winning submissions for each category will be sent to the Fairfax County Council PTA to compete against students from throughout the county. 

Student entries are due on October 9th and all student entries must be submitted digitally (as photographs or videos) this year. We’re still working out the details on how you will submit your children’s artwork and will let you know how to do so as soon as possible. In the meantime, please share this year’s theme with your children and encourage them to start thinking about the amazing art they are going to create! Please contact this year's Reflections chair, Scott James at reflections@orangehuntpta.org with any additional questions. Click here for entry packet.

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