9/27/2023 2:46 pm

We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who came out to join us yesterday Tuesday, September 26th for Taco Tuesday at Taco Bamba. Your enthusiastic support helped us raise a remarkable sum of over $275 for our Orange Hunt Elementary School PTA—a substantial taco-boost for our initiatives!


Your generous contributions directly benefit our cherished Owls, enabling us to fund crucial programs that enhance their educational journey. We are deeply appreciative of your smiles, your energy, and the incredible sense of community you brought to the event. Let's maintain this wonderful momentum as we look forward to more exciting events in the future.


Thank you for making Taco Tuesday an evening to remember! Here's to more restaurant nights and making fun memories together 🎉🦉🌮


Pyramid Challenge 2023

9/24/2023 12:01 pm

West Springfield Pyramid Challenge - Mark Your Calendars!

We're thrilled to announce the return of the Pyramid Challenge on Saturday, November 11th. The challenge will be held at Irving Middle School! This year marks the 17th anniversary of this exhilarating race, designed to ignite a passion for cross country running among our K-6 students. The Pyramid Challenge isn't just about the race; it's about bringing our community together, showcasing the talents of our young runners, and fostering a spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie.


Registration Now Open!

Registrations for the Pyramid Challenge are now live and will close on Sunday, October 15th. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity for your child to showcase their running prowess, make new friendships, and embody the spirit of Orange Hunt Elementary Home of the Owls.


Click here to register your child today! Or copy this link


Stay tuned for more exciting details and information on how your child can get involved. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to experience the thrill of cross country running, make new friends, and represent Orange Hunt Elementary Home of the Owls with pride.

Let's lace up those running shoes and make this year's Pyramid Challenge the best one yet!

Hoot's Heroes - OHES PTA Fundraiser

9/20/2023 10:37 pm

Each year, we set out on a mission to enhance the experience of every child in our school, and this year is no different. Help us raise our goal of $7,000.


Why Hoot's Heroes?
Because it's simple, hassle-free, and doesn't require you to sell anything. Instead, it's a heartfelt gesture from our families to ensure that our programs, activities, and resources remain top-notch. It's the gentle wind beneath our owls' wings, ensuring they soar to their highest potential! When you contribute to Hoot's Heroes; you're investing in the future of our kids, enriching their school experience, and supporting a tradition of excellence at OHES.


🌟 Donate Now: 🌟


The best part? Every single dollar you contribute is tax-deductible! That's right, you get to support our school and enjoy some tax benefits too.


Let’s make this a hoot-tastic year for our children. Even if it's just a few dollars, every bit helps - the power of collective effort is astonishing! Thank you, amazing OHES families, for being the backbone of our school. Your continuous support and love never go unnoticed.

Fall Festival 2023

9/15/2023 4:37 pm

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and it's time for our much-anticipated Fall Festival! Mark your calendars for a night filled with fun, food, and festivities on Friday, October 13th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.


At our festival, attendees will delight in unlimited games, relish delicious offerings from hot dog & BBQ food trucks, savor the sweetness of cotton candy & popcorn, get creative with crafts, enjoy treats, and dance the night away with music and a silent auction.


Special Offer: Pre-order your tickets by September 29th and enjoy a discounted rate of $10/person (max $40/family). Latecomers will still be welcomed warmly at $15/person at the entrance (max $60/family).


Pre-order and Pay for Admission here or visit our website

select 'My Account' then 'My Forms and Paperwork'.


And there's more! We're inviting our wonderful community of parents to contribute to this event's success. If you can donate, lend items, or volunteer your time, your support will truly make a difference.

Sign Up Here


Let's unite to make this Fall Festival an unforgettable experience for our cherished owls. We encourage you to pre-order now and, if possible, consider volunteering or donating. Together, we'll make it a night to remember!


Please Note: For the safety and enjoyment of all, every student attending this year's Fall Festival must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the event. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Kinderchor 2023-2024

9/15/2023 3:21 pm

🎵 Join the German Kinderchor Magic at Orange Hunt Elementary! 🎵


Let's make some enchanting musical memories! Dive into the vibrant world of traditional German songs with our after-school German Kinderchor. Not just singing - it's a joyful journey into German culture, right here at Orange Hunt. Calling all 2nd-6th graders – no prior experience needed, just your zest to learn and perform!


📩 Reach out to Melissa Driggers at


Click here to signup!!


Be a part of our melodious journey!


Reflections Art Program 2023-2024

9/14/2023 3:56 pm

Calling all Orange Hunt Elementary Owls! Explore your creative wings and soar with the PTA Reflections Art Program!


This year's theme is "I am Hopeful Because..."


Whether your passion is dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, visual arts - every Owl's art has a place! No matter your skill level, we can't wait to see your unique expression. Join in, showcase your talent, and celebrate the arts with us!

For additional information or more details on how to enter, click here 

Or email

Download and complete this fillable Student Entry Form to register your little owl!!

Entries are due on October 25th, 2023


Spread your artistic wings and let's make this year's Reflections the most colorful yet!



Keiki Hawaiian Storytime

9/14/2023 3:39 pm

Exciting News, Orange Hunt Elementary Families! 

Get ready to embark on a melodious journey with UKES Springfield! 🎵 Gather your little ones for an enchanting hour filled with beloved sing-along tunes, an enchanting tale all the way from the beautiful shores of Hawai'i, and a delightful craft session to spark their creativity! 🌺✨


📅 When? Saturday, September 23rd
🕥  Time? 10:30 am - 11:30 am
📍Where? Richard Byrd Library, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2


Perfect for our young explorers aged 4-7. Let’s make memories, nurture imaginations, and come together as a community! Can't wait to see your shining faces there.


Mark your calendars and join the fun!

Volunteers Needed

9/5/2023 12:37 pm

Hello, wonderful members of the Orange Hunt Elementary community! The PTA is eagerly seeking passionate individuals like you to unite with us. Together, we can enhance and uplift our beloved school community. Join us in this fulfilling journey!

Email today

2023-24 Reflections Program

6/15/2023 6:10 pm

The theme for 2023-2024 is “I am hopeful because…”
Students in Pre-K through grade 12, and a special artist division are invited to create theme-based artwork in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. This competition encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since it was founded in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, millions of students have benefited from this program.

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:


Membership - Chairperson registers PTA members, collects dues and keeps records of membership in order to pay county and state PTA dues. 

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.


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 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!