New! Open PTO and Chair position for 2013-2014 School Year
Consider making an impact, Ordway PTO has several open PTO and chair positions available. We welcome new, fresh ideas along with a willingness to work with a team of terrific parents.
Upcoming PTO Meeting
May 30, 8:15 a.m. (Art Room) – Last PTO meeting of the school year!
Spring Parent Coffee/Tea Social!
May 31, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 Spring Parent Coffee/Tea Social (Ordway Library)
Ordway Summer Book Exchange!
June 4, Ordway Library – Donate books to the library by Friday, May
Summer reading is fun! Please donate your new or used children’s
books to the Ordway Summer Reading Book Exchange. This is Ordway 4th
annual sale and students look forward to gathering books for Summer
Reading. On Tuesday, June 4th each student will receive one free book
and will have the opportunity to buy additional books. The cost will
be $.25 per book.
Each class will come to the book exchange during the school day on
June 4th. So if your child(ren) wants to purchase books please send
some money on that day. Parents are welcome after school from
Thank you for your supporting summer reading and our library! If you
have any questions please contact Christine Visconti,
June 5 – Spirit Day-Sports/Otterwear
June 10 – Spirit Day-Pajama Day
June 11 – Spirit Day-Crazy Hair Day
Ordway Directories are Here!
Ordway Student Directories are ready for purchase! At only $5 each, make it easy on yourself to stay connected with all your Otter buddies! Purchase your copy of the directory in the school office for $5 cash or check made out to Ordway PTO.
Coins for Camp!
Help support our 4th graders’ Outdoor Education this year by bringing in your coins for our ongoing “Coins for Camp” campaign! Each of the 1st and 4th grade classroom has a “Coins for Camp” collection container for any coins you want to contribute!
A limited stock of Otterwear remains. Contact Torie Ritchie (email@example.com) or check in with Patsy Cook in the office if you would like a hoodie/t-shirt for yourself or your child.
PTO Meeting Minutes
Click PTO Meeting Minutes to see the minutes from the March 27th PTO meeting.
Outdoor Education Fundraising Campaign
Help send Ordway 4th graders to Camp Seymour in the spring! BISD cut the Outdoor Education program years ago but Ordway parents have succeeded in keeping the program going as it has always been. The only way to do this is to fundraise.
Follow this Register button to donate online.
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Popcorn Fridays will continue every other Friday throughout the school year, so be sure you send a quarter (25¢) with your child.
Ordway Popcorn Fridays
Ordway Cookbooks are here!
Ordway Quick and Easy Dinners Cookbooks are available for $15 in the Ordway Office or contact Nancy Plant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Cawman (email@example.com). The cookbooks are a fundraiser for the 4th Grade Outdoor Education.
Help your children’s school when you shop at Safeway!
It is easy! Register your Safeway Card and designate Ordway Elementary to receive your contribution.
Be present! Volunteer now. Research shows that when parents are involved at schools, students have higher self-confidence, grades and test scores. Volunteer opportunities at Ordway Elementary are endless. Whether you are available during day or night, there are countless ways to help. Click here to see volunteer opportunities and to sign up today!