Spelling Bee - January 24

11/18/2022 8:25 am

The Orange Hunt spelling bee will be held on January 24th at 6 pm in the Orange Hunt cafeteria. The winner of the Orange Hunt bee will be eligible to participate in the 2023 Fairfax County spelling bee on March 19th. In order for the Orange Hunt bee to be, the PTA needs five individuals, three to act as official judges, one to act as record keeper, and one to act as the official pronouncer. Volunteers will need to complete official spelling bee training provided by Scripps. If interested, please send your name, position volunteering for, and contact information to spellingbee@orangehuntpta.org.

PTA Meeting November 16 VIRTUAL ONLY

11/10/2022 1:46 pm

Our November general membership meeting will be held VIRTUALLY ONLY on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend, you do not need to be a member. Click here for agenda.
The Zoom link will be sent in the newsletter. Contact correspondingsecretary@orangehuntpta.org if you need the link

Girl Scout Troop 52141 Clothing Drive

11/5/2022 7:46 pm

Girl Scout Troop 52141, a Daisy troop with students of Orange Hunt, is sponsoring a clothing drive for the children of Ukraine. They are collecting new or excellent condition hats, scarves, gloves, coats and boots until Nov. 14th through a donation box in the OHES lobby.

Staff Appreciation - Pies

11/4/2022 3:27 pm

Please join us in showing our appreciation to the Orange Hunt Elementary staff by helping us provide pies and baked goods for a pre Thanksgiving treat. Click here to signup.  

Pupatella Fundraiser - November 14

11/4/2022 3:25 pm

Pyramid Challenge Volunteers and Donations Needed

11/4/2022 3:23 pm

We are looking for volunteers (parents and teens ages 12+) to help out during the Pyramid Challenge. Click here to signup. We are also asking for donations to offset the costs of the run. Click here to donate.

Laternenfest - November 10th

10/22/2022 9:17 pm

Please join us for Laternenfest on November 10th starting at 6:30 pm. The German tradition of Laternenfest honors the soldier Martin, who is remembered for his good deeds and compassion towards others. We will gather at school to hear the story of Martin, sing traditional songs and walk with our lanterns through the neighborhood. We will reassemble back at OHES for warm refreshments and treats! Click here for flyer.

Please RSVP by October 31st to ensure lantern supplies can be provided to children in advance and that refreshments are available for all.  

Signup to volunteer and donate snacks.

Questions? Please email laternenfest@orangehuntpta.org

Pyramid Challenge - November 12th

10/7/2022 8:10 pm

Join us for the Pyramid Challenge on Saturday, November 12 at Washington Irving Middle School. This is a fun race that includes students from all elementary schools in the West Springfield pyramid. Grades K-3 will run a 1/2 mile and grade 4-6 will run 1 mile. Registration deadline is October 21. Click here for more information and to register and here to volunteer (parents and teens ages 12+).

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

10/1/2022 9:50 pm

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat will be held Friday, October 28 from 6:00-8:00. Click here to pre-order admissions, booth tickets, and food. See flyer for details.

Reflections Art Contest

9/29/2022 7:34 pm

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 PTA Reflections Program and invite all OHES students to create a piece of original artwork based on this year’s Reflections theme: Show Your Voice

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 30th. Click here for additional information and here for entry form.