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.
YOU MUST MENTION YOUR PTO NAME WHEN YOU SIGN UP!

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Welcome

 

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 NEXT General PTO meeting for the 2016-17 school year will be held Wednesday October 19, at 6 pm in the OOMS Library. Please join us and participate in our discussions regarding this year's activities, goals, fundraising, budget, and other important items. 
 
We still need the following PTO committees filled: (Please see descriptions below)
 
8th Grade Celebration Chair
Enrichment Chair
PTO Nominations Chair
   
Have any questions, suggestions or ideas for the OOMS PTO Board? Feel free to contact us at: oomspto@gmail.com 

If you have questions about volunteering or chairing any special events contact us at : oomsvolunteers@gmail.com


OOMS PTO Committees

Staff Appreciation Committee (Katie Weddle/Robin Sims)

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  (OPEN)

Need non-board members to assist in the PTO board nominations for 2016-17. The Committee must be in place by the end of Setember 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 (OPEN)

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

8th Grade Celebration Breakfast (Randee Masciola)

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

School Store Volunteers (COMPLETE)

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 oomspto@gmail.com 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.  

 

Join Remind!

Join the PTO Remind Group and receive reminders on upcoming events, news, and other important information. We promise not to over communicate; just the important messages! 

https://www.remind.com/join/oomspt?utm_medium=ios

 

Update: Background Check Easier and Less Costly to Get!

The Olentangy Local School District is pleased to announce it has recently updated its guidelines for volunteer background checks. Starting July 1, 2016, parent volunteers will shift from a BCI/FBI fingerprinting background check to Background Investigation Bureau (BIB). BIB is a comprehensive online system that will provide thorough background checks for all district volunteers.

The new online system brings a significant cost savings to parent volunteers compared to the BCI/FBI fingerprinting background check process. BIB also provides a 48-hour turnaround time for the district to receive the results instead of the two to four weeks we currently experience, all while providing a comprehensive background check. Please visit http://www.olentangy.k12.oh.us/domain/978 to learn more about the program.

 

 

 

 6th GRADE BOX TOP CHALLENGE

Attention all 6th graders! Starting today, we will have a box top challenge for all 6th grade classes to collect as many box tops as possible. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to start collecting to help you out. Clip regular Box Tops or Bonus Box Tops certificates.

Each Academic Assist teacher will hang a clear bag in their classroom to hold the Box Tops that are collected. Bring in your Box Tops as you collect them.

We will check the progress on Friday, October 7th to determine the number of Box Tops collected. The final count will be on Friday, November 4th. If the 6th graders reach the goal of collecting 2,000 total Box Tops, they will be awarded a “Crazy Hair Day” on Monday, November 7th.

Join in the fun PLUS help raise money for the school!

7th and 8th graders will collect and deposit Box Tops in the large box outside of the office…. Don’t let the 6th graders collect more than you!

The Challenge is on! Contact Laura at lnestic@neztechcorp.com with questions.

 

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 Summer Expo Link
Click here Parent/Teacher Conference Signup
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

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