Week of February 5, 2021

PTA News & Updates

February 5, 2021


Upcoming Dates:


February 1-February 14:  Virtual Book Fair

February 21-March 7:  Read-a-Thon

February 23:  Orrington Literacy Night—6:30-7:30pm

March 18:  PTA Meeting 7 PM


All PTA information, including past and current newsletters, can be found on our our website.  Please check out the Orrington PTA Welcome Packet to meet the Exec Board and to learn more about the basic goals, functions and activities of the PTA. 


virtual book fair february 1 - february 14

Support our school AND get some fun new books in time for the Read-a-Thon!  We will be hosting a virtual book fair with Anderson Book Fair for the next two weeks at www.abcfairs.com.  There are so many good books on the elementary book flyer and middle school book flyer.  Instructions for ordering from the book fair can be found here.  For every book purchased a portion of the profits will return to Orrington as either books for teachers or as a monetary contribution to One Fund. The store is OPEN NOW and closes on February 14, 2021.  All books will be delivered to the school on February 17, 2021, and will be ready for pick-up before the Read-a-Thon begins on February 21, 2021.

Virtual Book Fair


orrington READ-a-thon coming february 21st!

Our Reading Eagles Read-A-Thon will take flight February 21st. It will be virtual, all children can earn prizes, and we will celebrate reading.  Need more fresh reading material?  Now is a great time to check out the books on the front porch of Orrington or outside Fleetwood-Jourdain--we are stocking them up to keep our Reading Eagles going strong!


calling all minecraft and among us players!

Minecraft Among Us Looking for ways to keep your child connected to Orrington friends after school? The PTA has set up Minecraft servers and has many other suggestions on how to set up virtual playdates.   Click HERE for some ideas for virtual gatherings AND for information about our NEW Minecraft servers just for the Orrington Community!  

Please email iinfo@orringtonpta.org or use this form if you have additional virtual community building ideas you would like to share with our community.



flyer connect raffle - last chance! register this weekend!

Family communication is essential to our students’ achievement. We have made a great change at Orrington to improve our communication!  Our new Flyer Connect app will deliver essential school information like the Eagle Update, PTA Newsletter and an integrated school calendar into one place for you to review at your convenience.

To encourage participation we are having a raffle for a $50 gift card for any Orrington caregivers who download and begin using the app!

Follow these steps to set up your app and enter the raffle:

  1. Search for “Flyer School” or "Flyer Connect" in the Apple or Google play store, or visit https://www.flyerconnect.org/app  to download the app.
  2. Once you’ve installed the app, select the Add option to search for Orrington and then select + Add.
  3. Tap the English option on the bottom left of the app screen to select your preferred language.
  4. Enter the school's page, and tap the first banner that shows up to complete the raffle enrollment form.

You’re now entered to WIN a $50 gift card!!! We will be drawing the winner on 2/8/2021.


still (always) seeking volunteers!

We are still looking for some fun-loving caregivers who would like to be Community Connectors for first grade, fourth grade and fifth grade!

If you are interested in volunteering as a Community Connector (or in any capacity) please enter your information HERE and someone will reach out to discuss this or other current open PTA POSITIONS you have interest in.  The 2020-21 school year will be like no other and we need volunteers more than ever to help us build community during this uncertain time.