Welcome to Orange Hunt Elementary PTA!






School Supply Kits On Sale Now

5/13/2017 11:04 pm

Ready for next school year? I know, neither are we. However if you order your school supply kit online now, that's one less thing to worry about in August! Here's how -
Log onto http://sproutsupplies.com/school-supply-kits/ and enter OHES001. Make sure you select next year's grade level pack! See flyer for more details.

Coal Fire Restaurant Night

5/13/2017 11:01 pm

A fundraiser will be held at Coal Fire (9276 Old Keene Mill Rd.) on Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00-9:00pm. Show the flyer and the PTA will get 20% of proceeds.

Spiritwear Half Price Sale

5/12/2017 12:06 pm

We are down to our last few items in spiritwear. Everything is $5 in order to make room for new shirts in August. Please contact Keli Jacewitz at spiritwear@orangehuntpta.org if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt or magnet. If you have a neighbor that has a rising Kindergartner, this is a great deal, so pass the word!
SMALL Youth Tshirt in blue - 19 available
SMALL Youth Tshirt in black (old German club) - 1 available
MEDIUM Adult Tshirt in black - 1 available
LARGE Adult Tshirt in black - 3 available

REGISTRATION OPEN for STEM in Motion 2017 Summer Camps at Orange Hunt

5/5/2017 4:41 pm

STEM exCEL and Kids in Motion are combining computer science and fun fitness for 6-11 year old students this summer! For the weeks of July 17-August 17, there's a variety each week to choose from with STEM exCEL Robotics, Minecraft and Game Design to choose from in the mornings. In the afternoons, Kids in Motion activities are focused on fun fitness! Campers will be participating in Run Club, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, and Hip Hop. Visit us on Friday to see the hip hop routines and run 2 miles with your children! We hope to see you this Summer 2017! See flyer for more information. To register, go to: http://stemexcel.org/orangehuntsummer/

International Children's Day Festival, including Maifest!

4/28/2017 11:08 pm

Grab a Passport and travel around the world with us at the first OHES International Children's Day Festival, including Maifest!

  • Visit 15 different countries and experience a little bit of culture from around the world
  • Grab dinner at the food trucks
  • Participate in numerous games & activities including dancing around the Maypole, sack races, face painting and much more!
  • Bid on the numerous Silent Auction items
  • Purchase Raffle tickets to win one of two great prizes!

This will be happening on Friday, May 12th at 6pm at Orange Hunt Elementary!

For additional information contact Holly Plotnick at holly.a.plotnick@gmail.com or Gesa Moon at gesamoon@yahoo.com.

We are still looking for volunteers to help during this event. If interested, please sign-up at: Volunteer for International Children's Day

Thanks for the support -

Holly Plotnick & Gesa Moon (ICD Co-Chairs)

Orange Hunt PTA Proposed Ballot

4/28/2017 11:04 pm

The Orange Hunt PTA Executive Board elections for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the May 30th PTA meeting. The current ballot is below.

It is not to late to get involved, if you are interested in running for an executive board position please email the nominating committee at nominatingcommittee@orangehuntpta.org.

Ballot for Orange Hunt PTA Executive Board 2017-2018 school year


President Genevieve Ubina
1st Vice President Russell Jones
2nd Vice President Tiffany Craig Herring
Treasurer Katherine McClure
Corresponding Secretary Jenny Sweatt
Recording Secretary Michele Brantley


Spelman Crosswalk Update

4/28/2017 10:30 pm

Due to multiple near misses this year at the Spelman and Huntsman crosswalk, we have created a Safety Committee whose goal is to make crossing this section of road safe for our students and parents.

The following changes have been made recently:

  • The crosswalk has been repainted
  • Slow Down signs with orange flags at the crosswalk. 
  • Temporary placement of FCPD flashing pedestrian sign along Huntsman Blvd. 

The traffic division has been informed of the lack of enforcement of the 25 mph speed and the no parking area along Huntsman Blvd immediately before the crosswalk. Officers will be out at least once a week from now until the end of the school year writing tickets. Parents who habitually use the no parking zone to pick up and drop off their children will be noted.

In order to get permanent crossing assistance installed at the crosswalk, we need to collect data about the speed of drivers along Huntsman Blvd. We will be collecting signatures on a petition to conduct a speed study. We encourage you to sign this form, which will allow the committee to move forward with a study of the street. Please contact the committee with any questions or concerns. If you are interested in helping this committee, please contact Keli Jacewitz at kjacewitz@gmail.com. If you see a dangerous situation or are involved in one yourself, please notify the committee so that we can keep track of the types of encounters between pedestrians and cars.

Full details and the latest updates can be found on the Safety section of the PTA website.

Teacher Appreciation Week

4/25/2017 11:54 am

We are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week next week, May 1st through the 5th. Each day our celebration is inspired by some of our children's favorite literature and picture books. Following are the days highlighted by one of these books or series of books.

Monday - Mo Willems day: Bring your teacher a flower from home.
Tuesday - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom day: Write a thank you note to your teachers on the "coconut tree" paper.
Wednesday - The Giving Tree day: Bring a piece of fruit for your teacher.
Thursday - Pinkalicious day: Bring your specialists a delicious treat to enjoy.
Friday - Harry Potter day: Make magic for your teacher. (Please see your room parents for what your child's classroom will be doing for this.)

See flyer for full details.

Our PTA will also be serving the staff lunch on Tuesday with a Hawaiian Haystacks luncheon (including coconut!). If you are able to help, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040945aeab22ab9-teacher

We are so grateful for our teachers and the time and talents that they give to our students. We are also grateful to you, our OHES community for all your support.

Thank you!

OHES PTA Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation Committee

Interested in being a PTA board member?

4/23/2017 8:33 pm

Now is the time to let us know.....

PTA board member positions are open to all Orange Hunt PTA members. If you are interested in a PTA board position you can contact the nominating committee at nominatingcommittee@orangehuntpta.org with any questions or for position details. Please let us know by April 25th. Elections will be held at the May PTA meeting.

The Orange Hunt PTA Nominating committee needs your help

4/7/2017 11:32 pm

The Orange Hunt PTA nominating committee is looking for one additional PTA member to serve on the committee. The nominating committee will run from now until elections are held in May. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact nominatingcommittee@orangehuntpta.org.