PTA Membership

Welcome to the start of another school year.  Our membership drive is on!

During the 2016-'17 school year we supported numerous programs and events for our school. We are very excited about our upcoming events for this new school year.  Becoming a member helps provide the funds necessary for such exciting programs.

Your help has always been appreciated and we urge you to continue to show your support as you have in the past.  When you become a member you will receive a PTA Directory, which is a must in planning parties or play dates.  

Why volunteer your time for PTA?  

What do the PTA dollars do for you? 

We all wonder why the ORENDA PTA asks for your hours and dollars. Let us share what the PTA does for 

you and your child(ren)!


    • Each year Orenda has put $8,000 to $11,000 towards this category. This turns into approximately $20,000-$25,000.  How?  When we participate in BOCES approved educational programs, Shenedehowa District will match up to 59% of the cost of that program whereas Orenda pays 41% stretching our dollars and allowing us to pursue more programs for our Orenda's population

      ! This is due to the hard work that the Chairperson(s) working throughout the year with the our teachers to find programs that support the curriculum.  

    •  AIE programs include:

Educational Field trips (Proctors, Sage Theatre, The Egg, Children's Museum of Science and Technology) 

Visits from Educational Institutions (Scotia Glenville Traveling Museum, Planetarium Adventures)

Instructional Material from Institutes (Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs)

Authors and educational speakers visit Orenda throughout the year (Grandma Tippy Toes, Motoko, Jerry Craft).

  • Other Educational Opportunities

    • The following events are provided by the PTA for kids furthering their educational opportunities:

Lego Robotics Club and FLL team

Odyssey of the Mind



Respect Club

Field Trips (every class is given $75-$100 toward field trips).  Note: this money is used to offset costs passed to the students.

Time Capsule (at the end of the year 5th graders will put memoribilia in a time capsule to be opened at the end of their graduation year)

  • Fifth Grade Musical

    • Prepare to be wowed.  If you have ever seen this production, then you know firsthand what an amazing production it is year after year!   It has become the highlight of our 5th graders experience at Orenda.  

      This event would not 

      occur without the PTA dollars earned from fundraisers.

  • Family Events

    • The following events are funded through the PTA:

Ice Cream Social

Movie Night

Family Fun Night

5th Grade Social Nights


5th Grade Graduation

As you can see, there are so many ways to benefit from being a member.  Please consider a few hours of time and response to fundraising that we call for!   Y

our child(ren) will BENEFIT most!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Look for forms can be found in the PTA membership package sent home with students at the beginning of the school year.  Donations qualify for matching funds from many area business (GE).  Can't find your form?  No problem!  You can download it here:

Orenda Pta,
Sep 16, 2013, 6:20 PM