Announcements and Upcoming Otter Events


Save the Date:

April 24th (9am to 10am): General PTO Meeting
April 25th (8am to 10am): Gardening Committee Meetup
April 25th: Popcorn Friday
April 25th (6:30pm): Friday Family Fun Night! Family Concert Featuring the Seattle De Cajon Project. Join us for Afro-Peruvian music, song, and dance.
May 9th (4:30 – 8:30pm): Carnival! Join us for the 27th Ordway Annual Carnival

pto meeting

PTO Meeting: April 24th 9-10am

Dr. Peter Bang-Knudsen, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, will talk about the additional planning time provided to teachers during the 201/2015 school year and the two options the District presented to the School Board asking for direction about what type of instructional content and curriculum should be taught to students during those 30 hours.


Friday Family Fun Night: April 25th, 6:30pm

Please join us for an exciting evening of live music performed by the De Cajon Project and traditional Peruvian food provided by Taste of Peru. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. in the OrdwayGym. Admission is free. $5 for a plate including an empanada, rice, and drink.


2014 Ordway Carnival – We Need Your Help!

Friday, May 9 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ticket pre-sale begins on May 7th.
Ordway Families: We would greatly appreciate it if you would sign up for at least an hour of your time and to bring in a baked good/cake the day of the carnival for the bake sale and cake walk.
Click Here for the Carnival Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

Volunteer sign up questions? Email Maria Dozeman,
Bake Sale questions? Email Brandi Bispham,
General carnival event questions? Email Angela Bonifaci,


Next Year PTO Openings!

Our Mission: Building Community – Supporting Teachers – Enriching Education.
Contact Sonja Fritts at if you are interested in fundraising, serving on the PTO Board or helping to organize one of our many events or helping us with our new Ordway newsletter OTTER NEWS!


New Marker Recycling Program at Ordway

The PTO would like to thank Ms. Mendoza and the new Ordway Student Council for taking on a new project to recycle used markers! The school is now participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program, where used-up markers sent to Crayola are recycled into fuel. You can learn more about the program and its impacts at Marker Recycling Program. For more information on how Ordway is participating, contact recycling chair Deb Rudnick ( Feel free to send used markers in from home for depositing in our collection boxes!


Ordway Gardening Committee

2nd & 4th Fridays of each month starting in March. We meet on Popcorn Fridays to weed and prune Ordway’s grounds. Please join us for the full time or for any part of this two hour window. Bring gloves and garden tools if you have them (we have some extras as well). We work (non-torrential) rain or shine; in the event of a downpour, we will see you at the next scheduled event. 8am-10am.



Please check your child’s backpack for 2013-2014 Ordway Yearbook Order Forms!! This year the yearbook will be in COLOR! Orders received before February 28th are only $18!* Please order early! * After February 28th, books will be $22 until sold out! Yearbooks will be distributed in June.

Time to Renew! 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.

Now is the time to renew your Safeway Club Card Escrip account to make sure that contributions to Ordway are uninterrupted! Renew here by clicking eScrip Renewal. It only takes a couple of minutes and it can mean hundreds of dollars for Ordway while not costing you a cent! If you do not have an account, simply register your club card at and the contributions will automatically start: Click here to sign up for eScrip! Click “Sign Up – It’s Free”. Our school ID number is 8565498.


Popcorn Fridays

Below is the schedule for Popcorn Fridays. Please have your child bring a quarter to school if he or she would like popcorn on these Fridays. Click the link below to volunteer to be a popper or man the popcorn station and help keep this fun tradition in place!

Popcorn Day Volunteer Signup

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