Welcome!

    ANNOUNCEMENTS   
PTO Meeting
The PTO takes a break during this busy month. Our next monthly meeting is January 13, 2020 at 6:30.

Peter Pan Play Tickets on Sale Today

Check your child's backpack for the bright green paper ticket order form and important ticket information. You can also order your tickets on-line by going to https://tinyurl.com/peterpanshow You do not need to send in a paper form if you order on-line. Your receipt IS your ticket.

Please refer to ticket order form sent home today for a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions. The ticket maximum is 8 PER SHOW. You may buy more than 8 tickets but you may not buy more than 8 for any single performance. Tickets cannot be exchanged for a different performance or refunded. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

DEADLINE FOR ALL TICKET ORDERS: Friday, January 17th

Peter Pan! Playbill Advertising and Shout Outs

Once again, we are creating a keepsake program for this year’s drama production of Peter Pan. Shoutouts and advertising are a great memento for the cast, crew and chorus, and all the proceeds go directly to fund our amazing drama productions!

Advertisements in the program can be purchased by local businesses, and/or by Orchard families and friends. Ads may include photos, logos, clip art, drawings, poems, songs, or just some words of encouragement for the cast, crew, or chorus. Salute your own child or cheer on an entire group of kids! You can be as creative as you’d like!

Please create your ad using any application that is capable of producing a “pdf” or “jpg” file. They are easy enough to do in Microsoft Word. Please note the sizes and prices below when creating your ad.

This year we will again be offering the ever-popular “One Line Shout Outs.” You can purchase one line of text which will be added to shout-out pages in the program for just $10! E.g. “We are so proud of you Susie? Love, Nana and Papa”, “Welcome to the stage 3rd grade chorus!”

DEADLINE FOR ADS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 6th, 2020

Prices and Sizes of Ads and Shout Outs are as follows:

Full Page B&W (8”H x 5”W): $140

½ Page B&W (4”H x 5”W): $ 75

¼ Page B&W (4”H x 2.5”W): $40

One Line Shout Out: $10

Here is the link to for the form:


Bolton Ski & Snowboard Program - from Konstella

Registration, Rental Forms and Payment is due Friday January 17, 2020. Forms are posted under "More" drop-down/"Files & Links" as well as two safety videos participants need to watch. There are also copies in the main office at school. Please fill them out and send them in to the main office in an envelop labeled Bolton Ski/Snowboard Program. Checks should be made out to "Orchard PTO" w "Bolton ASP" in memo line.

Join Orchard School at Bolton Valley for 5 Thursday nights of ski or snowboard lessons (1 hour each week) and fun starting February 6, 2020 !! Families are responsible for coordinating transportation to and from Bolton Valley each week.

Dates: Thursdays Feb 6, 13, 20, March 5, 12; Make-up March 19. 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

Bolton is currently planning on staggering the lesson starts, so that Level 1 and 2 will start at 4:30 and Level 3,4,5 will start at 5:30.

Costs for 5 weeks of lessons is $60; lift tickets for the 5 weeks is an additional $90 (total $150). Children 6 & under lift tickets FREE. Kids Rental is $60 for just ski or board setup; $85 includes helmet.

If parents are interested in renting equipment, please fill out a separate Rental Form - if you pay with your child, then you can rent for their rate.

Season Long Lease: $89 skis, boots, poles or snowboard and boots - call Rental Department at (802) 434-3444, ext 8 and mention that you are participating in the After School Program. Pick up after November 12, return by April 12, 2020 and they are yours for the season


Remember to add your child(ren) to their new classroom in Konstella!
Orchard PTO uses an online tool and phone app for all PTO based communications. Konstella is also a great tool to find out who else is in your childs class and even send messages to other parents.

If you are new to Orchard you will need to register by going to: https://www.konstella.com/p/orchard

For more information, including how to use it go to this page.


Orchard PTO needs you!
We are in need of parent volunteers on the PTO - any involvement would be appreciated. We have a variety of openings, and have jobs ranging from tasks that can be done largely at home to treasurer. Please contact any of us for more information. We'd be happy to chat, and to give you more information. Current PTO Board Members: Lianne Cleary - liannebaldwin@gmail.com; Anna Leavey - annaleavey@gmail.com; Kristin Mount – ksmount@gmail.com; Suzanne Hebler Suzanne@suzannelaw.com; Mike Shapiro – mshap04@gmail.com .



   PTO Introduction   
Welcome
Welcome to the Orchard PTO! All parents or guardians of children at Orchard School are automatically members of the PTO.

The goals of this year's PTO are:
  • To offer support and show appreciation to the staff by helping with certain classroom costs as well as hosting appreciation events throughout the school year.

  • To offer enrichment for all of our students through fun and educational events and activities during the school year.

  • To put together fun, family oriented events over the course of the school year which are geared to build a stronger community.
You can also read the Orchard School PTO bylaws.


Orchard PTO 2018-2019 Schedule


Fundraisers
In addition to our fundraisers during the school year you can also raise money for your PTO year round.
Hannaford Helps 
Be sure to add your Hannaford Helps coupons to the Orchard School slot at the South Burlington Hannaford stores. Learn more at Hannaford.com.

Amazon Smile 
Orchard School earns money every time you make purchases using Amazon Smile. 
Visit smile.amazon.com to get started and select Orchard School PTO as your charity.

BoxTops 
Please collect and drop off your box tops at school in the School lobby. Learn more at Boxtops4education.com


   Konstella   
Orchard PTO uses an online tool and phone app for all PTO based communications.

To log in or register go to: https://www.konstella.com/p/orchard

For more information, including how to use it go to this page.

   PTO Officers for 2019-2020  
Lianne Cleary
Anna Leavey
Kristin Mount
Suzanne Hebler
Mike Shapiro


To contact us, please email orchardschoolvt@gmail.com.



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Barney Matthews,
Sep 3, 2018, 9:44 AM