Mathnasium in Powell (& Lewis Center soon!) will donate to our PTO $5 per student per month for the entire duration of each student’s enrollment!

Also, the initial assessment fee is 50% off when you mention our PTO.


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The Olentangy Orange PTO’s mission is to identify and support educational, artistic, and cultural needs and opportunities outside of traditional teaching methods, while striving to provide additional enrichment experiences.


Our last General PTO meeting for the 2017 school year will be held May 10, at 6 pm in the OOMS Library. We will vote on our new PTO Board Members for the 2017-18 school year. See Breaking News on this page for how you can get involved in next year's PTO! 
Have any questions, suggestions or ideas for the OOMS PTO Board? Feel free to contact us at: 

If you have questions about volunteering or chairing any special events contact us at :

OOMS PTO Committees

Staff Appreciation Committee (Katie Weddle)

Help us express our appreciation for our teachers and staff at OOMS! Do you like to plan parties/dinners/create personal thanks? Do you just like to donate food/supplies, then this committee is for you! 

Plan/Coordinate conference night dinners through parent participation and/or catering. Work with Student Council to support activities throughout Staff Appreciation week in early May. 

Logo Wear Committee (Ayse Vellky/Holly Hanson)

Participate in the PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. We will have team spirit apparel and novelty items for sale throughout the school year at curriculum night, conference night, and various sports events. This committee responsibilities last mainly June through November. 

Enrichment Committee (OPEN)

We will seek ideas from the teachers on programs that will enhance the student’s learning experience. Ideas: Lecture Series, Fun Events/Team Building! The opportunities are endless!

Community Rewards Committee (Elizabeth House)

Look for retail and food establishment partners to assist in earning money for our school.  Examples include: Earning for Learning at Polaris Mall, restaurant fundraisers, loyalty reward card programs (Target, Kroger, Giant Eagle, etc.)

PTO Nomination Committee  (Elizabeth House)

Need non-board members to assist in the PTO board nominations for 2016-17. The Committee must be in place by the end of September per our bylaws.

School Supplies Committee (Christian Rassekh/Kellie Abbott)

Work with the school to determine supply needs. Communicate to OOMS as well as incoming elementary school students. List defined in April. Promote Online sales May through June. Verify school list accuracy.  Assist when supplies are delivered to school in August. Verify shipments.

Summer Camp Expo (Elizabeth House/Kelly Bond)

We need volunteers. The Expo is held in March every year. This event brought in over $6,000 for the PTO General Fund. The Summer Activities Expo, first held in the spring of 2004, makes it easy to learn about the different extracurricular activities available for children (pre-K through teen), by bringing a wide variety of companies together in one place on one night of the year.  

The Summer Activities Expo hosts a wide variety of companies that offer year-round and summer programming for kids pre-school through teen.  Generally 65+ local companies participate in this annual expo. Visiting the expo allows you to speak with company representatives directly, learn first-hand about the programs they offer, sign up on the spot and win great scholarships and other prizes from the participating exhibitors!  As is tradition at the Summer Activities Expo, scheduled demonstrations run throughout the evening at exhibitor’s tables as well as in the main demo area, showcasing a variety of programs.

8th Grade Celebration (Michele Hatfield)

We need volunteers to help plan and organize the 8th grade celebration, which includes a pool party at Orange Pool. 

8th Grade Awards Breakfast (Randee Masciola)

We need volunteers to help plan and organize the 8th grade family breakfast celebration

School Store Volunteers (Kellie Shively)

The school store carries lanyards, pencils, combination locks, and a variety of other items. Volunteers are needed for 2 to 4 hours once per month. 

Author Visit

Work with the librarian to schedule author visits each year.


Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels (Laura Nestic)



Login & Student Directory Sign Up:

  1. Click Register (yellow box)
  2. Secret Code word is available from your PTO. Please email us at if you need the code.
  3. Enter username (email address), password (minimum of 3 characters), confirm password, and confirm email then hit “Create User”
  4. Go to your email account for your confirmation message and click the activation link.  If the activation link is not highlighted copy and paste it into a new window. Hit the CONFIRM button.  Remember to save the email.
  5. Once you hit confirm you will be sent to the directory screen. Click submit after each family member that you enter.  


OOMS PTO Board Nominations and Committee Volunteers for 2017-18 Year

Parents we need nominees to fill our PTO Board and various committees for next year! Please consider donating a small amount of your time to help the PTO raise funds, provide teaching tools, and coordinate educational enrichment opportunities for our students. Without parent volunteers, we are unable to provide these opportunities, including supporting some non-educational events when extra funds are available.

The following are just some of the activities we have planned, executed, and/or funded or will fund yet this school year:
- Veteran’s Day Celebration
- Spring Expo
- Enrichment activities for 8th graders not taking the Washington D.C. trip
- Author Visit
- Guest speaker on organization and time management strategies for student success
- Two white boards for the gymnasium for better communication to larger groups of students
- Teacher/Staff Appreciation week activities
- 8th grade awards breakfast for students and their families
- 8th grade last day of school luncheon
- 6th and 7th grade last day treats

Click here to nominate someone or yourself for a PTO Board Position:


Click here to sign up to be a Chairperson or Volunteer on one of our various committees:

Deadline to sign-up is May 9. We will make final decisions on all positions at our PTO meeting on May 10 at 6 p.m. in the OOMS Library.

Additional Information is included in both of the sign-up geniuses. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth House, our Nominations Chairperson, at or you may contact any of our PTO Board members for assistance.









Attention Parents: Allow your PTO to Make your Life Easier!

As a family with a middle schooler, we’ve all had a fabulous time selling, collecting money, and delivering goods for various fundraisers over the years. And while all of us have undoubtedly enjoyed these fun activities, your PTO would like to propose something new!

We would like for you to consider this no-hassle fundraiser, one that will certainly help us reach our goals this year for enriching the educational experience for students, staff, and faculty.

$15 I do not like to bake, so here is the money I would have spent buying those cupcakes.

$25 I do not want to bother my friends, family, and co-workers, so here is the money I would have spent buying wrapping paper and candles.

$50 I do not want to walk, swim, or run in any activity that has “-athon” in the title, so here is the money I would have spent on my child’s free t-shirt.

$75 I do not want to attend any fancy gala events, so here is the money I would have spent on a new outfit.

$100 I really wouldn’t have helped anyway, so here is $100 to forget my name!

I am making this donation to express my appreciation for having nothing to sell, buy, or do except fill out this form and send in my donation!

We hope you got a nice laugh from this! Kidding aside, we know how busy your life is, and we believe this type of fundraiser would be a win-win for all!

The PTO’s mission is to identify and support educational, artistic, and cultural needs and opportunities outside of traditional teaching methods, while striving to provide additional enrichment experiences.

Here are some of the wonderful things we have been able to accomplish with donation dollars:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) club supplies
Spero and Hummingbird kits for OLSD STEM sisters
Ohio Model of United Nations (OMUN) teacher chaperone fees for the yearly conference
Enrichment outings for 8th grade students unable to take the Washington DC class trip
Kinesthetic classroom teacher training
Author visits
120 books for 6th grade IELA
Veteran’s Day breakfast
Second lobby monitor

How to Donate:

1. Write a check payable to OOMS PTO and deliver it to the school office or send by mail.

Orange Middle School PTO 

2680 East Orange Road
Lewis Center OH 43035

2. Click on the DONATE button on the top of this Home Page to contribute through PayPal.

Thank you for your consideration! We appreciate your support! 


Other Important Links

Click here OOMS 2017 Summer Expo - March 9
Click here Orange MS Facebook link
Click here Olentangy List Serve - Signup for email notifications for OOMS, an elementary school or Orange High School!
Click here Box Tops
Click here Orange Middle School website

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