Welcome to the start of another school year. Our membership drive is on!
the 2013-’14 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.
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)!
ARTS IN EDUCATION (AIE)
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
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)
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.
The following events are funded through the PTA:
Ice Cream Social
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: