P T O

Orchard Prairie Parent Teacher Organization

 

The OP PTO promotes open communication and understanding between parents and staff of the Orchard Prairie School District. Our goal is to facilitate collaboration among parents, teachers, and the OP community through volunteerism and community service to enhance the welfare of students and families.  

 

The PTO sponsors assistance to teachers in classroom setting, holds fund-raisers for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children.  Through our newsletters, webpage, and Facebook page, the PTO documents and publishes communication so that every parent is informed throughout the school year. 

 

You are encouraged to participate in the monthly PTO meetings.  The Orchard Prairie PTO meets the first Thursday of every month at the OPS at 3:30 pm.  Childcare is always provided. 

 

OP PTO Mission Statement

 

The PTO is organized for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the educational experiences of Orchard Prairie Students by: 

  • providing an organization through which the parents, school, and teachers can work cooperatively; and

  • providing financial support for programs funded outside of the annual school budget.

        2021- 2022 OP PTO Officers 

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 Sarah Cushman, President

Cindy McHugh, Vice President

Claudia Rios-Jordan, Treasurer    

 Sandra Weeks, Secretary

Natalie McLean, Marketing 

 

 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

1. Volunteer to serve on a PTO subcommittee.

2. Volunteer to help at a party 

Halloween Party

Christmas Play Event

Valentine's Day Party

3. Save and Collect Box Tops

Saving and turning in your box tops is very important to Orchard Prairie School.

Please continue to save your box tops or scan your receipts to receive the credit!

4. Help with our Fundraising/Community Service Activities

            Spring Fun Run, last Saturday in April

Annual Auction, end of May

P T O Facebook

The PTO Facebook page is a resource for parents to communicate about things going on at the school.

Fun Run

Each year, on the last weekend in April, we hold a 5K Fun Run for the school and community to participate in. 

Click here!

Minutes

Minutes from each PTO meeting can be accessed here!

Orchard Prairie Parent Teacher Organization Bylaws 

 

 

Article I - Name

 

The organization shall be named Orchard Prairie Parent Teacher Organization (PTO); herein referred to as the PTO. 

 

Article II - Mission Statement

 

The PTO is organized for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the educational experiences of the School's students by:

  1. providing an organization through which the parents, school, and teachers can work cooperatively; and

  2. providing financial support for programs funded outside of the annual school budget.

 

Article III - Policies

 Section 1: the PTO shall operate for charitable, educational, nonpartisan, non-sectarian., and non-commercial purposes and shall not discriminate based on age, sex, creed, or national origin.

 

Section 2:  The policies of the PTO are established to maintain a tax exempt status as defined by Section 501 (C) 3 of the Internal Revenue code.

 

Section 3: The name of the PTO and the names of any of its members in their official capacities shall not be used in any connection with a commercial concern or political interest or for any purpose not appropriately related to the Mission of the PTO. 

 

Article V - Membership

 Section 1: Any parent of guardian of a student at the Orchard Prairie School or any teacher currently employed  may become a PTO member.

 

last updated 4/2015

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