Announcements and Upcoming Otter Events


Save the Date:

April 7th-9th: 4th Grade Outdoor Ed (Camp Seymour)
April 11th: Gardening Committee Meetup
April 11th: Popcorn Friday
April 24th (9am to 10am): General PTO Meeting
April 25th: 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: Carnival! Join us for the 27th Ordway Annual Carnival.


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!


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

Join us for a family concert featuring Seattle De Cajon Project. Director Monica Rojas and other De Cajon Project artists will present an evening show highlighting Afro-Peruvian music, song, and dance. Don’t miss out on this event!


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.


Ordway Carnival Committee Opening

The Ordway Carnival Committee is gearing up to put on the best Ordway Carnival yet! We currently need someone to step into the High School Volunteer Coordinator position. Last year’s coordinator has moved on to Sakai, but is happy to help the new coordinator by answering questions and providing advice. This position involves getting the word out to the students at BHS, setting firm expectations for being a carnival volunteer, and managing the volunteers throughout the afternoon/evening of the carnival. We also need a co-coordinator to help Maria Dozeman, our Volunteer Coordinator, and a Carnival Co-Chair willing to learn the ropes this year and take over for me as Carnival Committee Chair next year. I work full-time in Seattle and this has been very doable for me the past two years. If you are looking for an opportunity to be more of a part of the Ordway community and contribute to a very fun event’s success, this is your chance. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Bonifaci at Thank you very much for considering! The Carnival is Friday, May 9th.



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.


Volunteers Needed for Math Olympiad

4th Grade Math Olympiad needs more volunteers! Please contact Annie Grattan if you can help.


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

Open Committee Chair Positions

All of the great Ordway events the children look forward to cannot happen without parent volunteers. There are several open committee chair positions available. Do you have time to spare to help out? Interested in a position or have questions? Please email Michelle Barbo, Ordway PTO’s Volunteer Coordinator:

Open Committee Chair Positions:

All School BBQ/Field Day
Dia Del Nino
Outdoor Ed Art Auction
Pirates! The Musical (4th Graders)

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