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SweetFrog Fundraiser Wednesday, June 14

6/14/2017 12:26 pm

Join us Wednesday, June 14 at SweetFrog (8418 Old Keene Mill) from 5:00 to 9:00pm. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the PTA.  See flyer for details.

Executive Board Election Results

6/2/2017 8:10 pm

We are pleased to announce your 2017-2018 PTA Board:

President:  Genevieve Ubina
1st Vice President:  Julia Eldridge
2nd Vice President:  Tiffany Craig Herring
Treasurer:  Katherine McClure
Corresponding Secretary:  Jenny Sweatt
Recording Secretary:  Michele Brantley

GLOBAL PLUS Survey

6/2/2017 8:09 pm

FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) and OHES PTA are planning for the 2017-2018 afterschool language classes.  Please use this link https://goo.gl/forms/Y1gXGtIpb2SLUk313 to answer a 4 question survey to help us offer classes that are of interest to your family.  For additional information, please email Melissa.klopcic@gmail.com

REGISTRATION OPEN for STEM in Motion 2017 Summer Camps at Orange Hunt

6/2/2017 4:32 pm

STEM exCEL and Kids in Motion are combining computer science and fun fitness for 6-11 year old students this summer! For the weeks of July 17-August 17, there's a variety each week to choose from with STEM exCEL Robotics, Minecraft and Game Design to choose from in the mornings. In the afternoons, Kids in Motion activities are focused on fun fitness! Campers will be participating in Run Club, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, and Hip Hop. Visit us on Friday to see the hip hop routines and run 2 miles with your children! We hope to see you this Summer 2017! See flyer for more information. To register, go to: http://stemexcel.org/orangehuntsummer/

School Supply Kits On Sale Now

5/13/2017 11:04 pm

Ready for next school year? I know, neither are we. However if you order your school supply kit online now, that's one less thing to worry about in August! Here's how -
Log onto http://sproutsupplies.com/school-supply-kits/ and enter OHES001. Make sure you select next year's grade level pack! See flyer for more details.

Coal Fire Restaurant Night

5/13/2017 11:01 pm

A fundraiser will be held at Coal Fire (9276 Old Keene Mill Rd.) on Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00-9:00pm. Show the flyer and the PTA will get 20% of proceeds.

Spiritwear Half Price Sale

5/12/2017 12:06 pm

We are down to our last few items in spiritwear. Everything is $5 in order to make room for new shirts in August. Please contact Keli Jacewitz at spiritwear@orangehuntpta.org if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt or magnet. If you have a neighbor that has a rising Kindergartner, this is a great deal, so pass the word!
SMALL Youth Tshirt in blue - 19 available
SMALL Youth Tshirt in black (old German club) - 1 available
MEDIUM Adult Tshirt in black - 1 available
LARGE Adult Tshirt in black - 3 available

International Children's Day Festival, including Maifest!

4/28/2017 11:08 pm

Grab a Passport and travel around the world with us at the first OHES International Children's Day Festival, including Maifest!

  • Visit 15 different countries and experience a little bit of culture from around the world
  • Grab dinner at the food trucks
  • Participate in numerous games & activities including dancing around the Maypole, sack races, face painting and much more!
  • Bid on the numerous Silent Auction items
  • Purchase Raffle tickets to win one of two great prizes!

This will be happening on Friday, May 12th at 6pm at Orange Hunt Elementary!

For additional information contact Holly Plotnick at holly.a.plotnick@gmail.com or Gesa Moon at gesamoon@yahoo.com.

We are still looking for volunteers to help during this event. If interested, please sign-up at: Volunteer for International Children's Day

Thanks for the support -

Holly Plotnick & Gesa Moon (ICD Co-Chairs)

Orange Hunt PTA Proposed Ballot

4/28/2017 11:04 pm

The Orange Hunt PTA Executive Board elections for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the May 30th PTA meeting. The current ballot is below.

It is not to late to get involved, if you are interested in running for an executive board position please email the nominating committee at nominatingcommittee@orangehuntpta.org.

Ballot for Orange Hunt PTA Executive Board 2017-2018 school year

 

President Genevieve Ubina
1st Vice President Russell Jones
2nd Vice President Tiffany Craig Herring
Treasurer Katherine McClure
Corresponding Secretary Jenny Sweatt
Recording Secretary Michele Brantley

 

Spelman Crosswalk Update

4/28/2017 10:30 pm

Due to multiple near misses this year at the Spelman and Huntsman crosswalk, we have created a Safety Committee whose goal is to make crossing this section of road safe for our students and parents.

The following changes have been made recently:

  • The crosswalk has been repainted
  • Slow Down signs with orange flags at the crosswalk. 
  • Temporary placement of FCPD flashing pedestrian sign along Huntsman Blvd. 

The traffic division has been informed of the lack of enforcement of the 25 mph speed and the no parking area along Huntsman Blvd immediately before the crosswalk. Officers will be out at least once a week from now until the end of the school year writing tickets. Parents who habitually use the no parking zone to pick up and drop off their children will be noted.

In order to get permanent crossing assistance installed at the crosswalk, we need to collect data about the speed of drivers along Huntsman Blvd. We will be collecting signatures on a petition to conduct a speed study. We encourage you to sign this form, which will allow the committee to move forward with a study of the street. Please contact the committee with any questions or concerns. If you are interested in helping this committee, please contact Keli Jacewitz at kjacewitz@gmail.com. If you see a dangerous situation or are involved in one yourself, please notify the committee so that we can keep track of the types of encounters between pedestrians and cars.

Full details and the latest updates can be found on the Safety section of the PTA website.