Online Spirit Wear Store is Open

Parents, the online spirit wear store is OPEN. This site will remain open until October 9th and it will not reopen again this year. This will be your only chance to order long sleeve tshirts, flannel pants, and hooded sweatshirts. T-shirts will still be offered at school events in limited sizes until supplies run out. Please be aware that all online items are offered in youth and adult sizes. Make sure you are selecting the correct type when placing your order because there are absolutely no refunds under any circumstances. Once the site closes on October 9th, the orders will take 2-3 weeks to process. Items will be picked up from the store and delivered to teacher’s mailboxes at school. If you have any questions, please contact the spirit wear coordinator, Keli Jacewitz, kjacewitz@gmail.com. Online Orders: http://store.cci-screenprinting.com/category_s/121.htm

Orange Hunt Fencing Club

Improve agility, balance, and tactical thinking at the Orange Hunt Fencing Club! Also known as “physical chess,” fencing is growing in popularity in our area and nationwide. Classes are taught by Olympic fencer Jun Liang-Smith, who has developed a program for elementary school aged children. Have fun while participating in a really cool sport! Thursdays 6:30-7:20 p.m. in the Orange Hunt gym. Classes start on September 29, 2016.  Click here to register.

Guitar Club Now Registering

Guitar Club at Orange Hunt Elementary registration is open.  Classes are held Mondays after school.  Cost is $199 for the semester, guitar provided, sibling discount, payment plans available! Sign up here:  http://www.fineartsmatter.com/northern-virginia-enrollment

Meals Tax Forum

In the Nov. 8 General Election, voters in Fairfax County will be asked to vote yes or no on a meals tax question.  The question asks voters to allow the county Board of Supervisors to impose a 4 percent meals tax on certain prepared foods.  If the meals tax is approved, 70 percent of the net tax revenues would be dedicated to Fairfax County Public Schools.  Want to learn more? The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a forum about it on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 pm in the Luther Jackson Middle School auditorium.  For more information about the forum, see flyer or contact advocacy@orangehuntpta.org.

Engineering for Kids

Engineering for Kids is now enrolling for Jr. Chemical Engineering (grades K-2) and Chemical Engineering (grades 3-6). See flyer for details.

Chess Club

The Orange Hunt Chess Club is now enrolling for our Fall session.  The club is open to all students from 2nd through 6th grade. Fall Chess Club will start Friday September 23rd in the school cafeteria through January 27th on Fridays from 3:30 PM to 4:45PM.  See flyer for details.

Registration is available online this year! You can join the PTA, donate to Hoot’s Heroes and pay chess club registration all at once!  https://orangehuntpta.membershiptoolkit.com/login?r=%2FOpen_Forms

Contact: chess@orangehuntpta.org

PTA Restaurant Night at Ledo Pizza

Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20, 5:00-9:00pm, Cardinal Forest Plaza (8324 Old Keene Mill Rd.). Enjoy dinner while supporting the OHES PTA. Ledo Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds (must mention you are supporting Orange Hunt for takeout orders).

Pyramid Challenge

The Pyramid Challenge is a great event to show school spirit, celebrate fitness, and help the community. The run is open to ALL students K-6 on October 15 @ 10:00 a.m. Grades K-3 will run a 1/2 mile while grades 4-6 will run one mile. Runners are asked to bring four cans of food to benefit Food for Others, a local food bank. See flyer for details . Contact: Holly Plotnick at pyramid@orangehuntpta.org.

Box Tops

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We are Girl Scout Troop 2090 and we are volunteering as chair “group” for the PTA Box Top position. We want to help raise money for Orange Hunt activities, fun programs, and materials for our wonderful students and teachers.

How can you help too? Cut Box Tops from participating packaging, check expiration date, put them in a baggie with teacher’s name, and send to school no later than October 21st.

Our goal is to collect $3000 in box tops (only 35 per student!). There is a pizza party for the 3 classes with the most Box Tops collected!

Then, keep saving them for another contest in the Spring!

Thank You!

Junior Girl Scout Troop 2090 (5th grade)

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GLOBAL Plus

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop basic communicative skills, using fun interactive SMART Board technology and other fun activities. Registration is open on a “first come first serve” basis. Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount! See flyer for information on languages offered, schedules, and discounts.
Contact: Melissa Klopcic at melissa.klopcic@gmail.com or 703-455-6189.

Computer & Coding Club

See the Fall 2016 flyer for available sessions offered to grades 1-6.

The program aims to align STEM education through beginner to advanced computer science and coding opportunities to build an Orange Hunt community Computer & Coding Club. In subsequent enrichment sessions this year and going forward, Game Design, Website Design, Java, Python, Electronics, Robotics, Raspberry Pi, 3D Printing and Minecraft Modding opportunities may be offered per PTA feedback.

Contact: Michele Brantley at brantleybunch@gmail.com.

RunFit Kidz Fall Registration

RunFit Kidz is back this fall!!!  Registration begins on August 29th

RunFit Kidz is the only running program in the area taught by certified fitness professionals that focuses on teaching kids the basics of proper running techniques, strengthening exercises to prevent injuries and healthy tips to address food, hydration, sleep and much more.

More information about the program, school specific information and to register can be found at www.runfitkidz.com.

 

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Girls on the Run (GOTR) Fall Signup

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is an afterschool program designed for 3rd-6th grade girls. Despite the name, your daughter does not need to be a runner to participate! The program is designed to encourage girls to use running/physical activity as a means of empowerment and motivation. GOTR is so much more than a running program; it is a youth development program which helps empower girls. Practices include a curriculum-based discussion on topics designed to boost self-esteem as well as games to encourage physical activity. We start from the absolute basics of walking/running and work our way up to a 5K run by the end of the season. GOTR has a Fall and Spring season, so there are two 5Ks per year in November and May. We are starting our Fall season soon.  Fall registration opens 8/22/16 and ends on 9/19/16.  The Fall Season will run from 9/27-12/8/2016.  We practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the back field from 3:40 – 4:40 pm.  Our 5K weekend is scheduled for November19th & 20th (we will know the actual 5K date in the coming weeks).  The cost is $175 per girl.  New this year is a military discount of $150.

GOTR – Fall 2016 Flyer

Orange Hunt Teachers and Staff Back to School Breakfast Kick-Off

It’s back to school and time for the annual Welcome Back Breakfast for the teachers and staff of Orange Hunt Elementary!  PTA is looking for helpers to make breakfast casseroles and fruit salads to give the teachers a yummy way to start the new year!  Please consider signing up to help with set up and clean up or with delivering a delicious treat to the breakfast! PTA will be supplying croissants, coffee, juice, and paperware.

Thank you for all your help and support!
The Orange Hunt PTA Hospitality Committee

Date: 08/29/2016 (Mon.)

Time: 8:00am – 10:00am EDT
Location: Orange Hunt Elementary Cafeteria

OHES – Military Family Connection Group

The Military Family Connection Group serves the Orange Hunt Community by providing social and informational support to military families, new, returning or of permanent station.   Join this group at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ohesmfcg/

 

 

Join the PTA

Join the PTA and volunteer to support our Orange Hunt community!  Your involvement is important. The Orange Hunt PTA sponsors programs that enhance our children’s curriculum, support technology and cultural arts, and promote fitness and development of social skills.   Please check out the membership toolkit to join and volunteer:  https://orangehuntpta.membershiptoolkit.com

Popsicle Playdate 2016

The Orange Hunt Elementary PTA invites you and your family to join us on the playground (and Door 7 overhang) on Thursday afternoon, September 1, from 3:00 – 4:00 for pop ice and a playdate!  It’s a great chance to meet new friends and see returning friends at OHES.

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Principal Selection Panel

We are looking for community members interested in serving on the principal selection panel, which will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016  at the Gatehouse Administrative Center in Falls Church. Any community member that submits their name as a candidate to serve on the panel must confirm they are available for the entire day (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.).  The panel may not take the entire day, but in case it does, we want to be sure all are available for the entire process.

If you are interested in serving on the panel, please submit the following information to president@orangehuntpta.org by Thursday, August 11:

Name

Address/City/Zip Code

Home Phone

Mobile Phone

Email Address

Ages of Children and Programs in which they are involved

Additional information

OHES Principal Selection Input

A meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the school’s cafeteria with Assistant Superintendent Angela Atwater to inform faculty, staff, parents, guardians and students about the principal selection process.

To offer your individual written input (preferably via email) regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Orange Hunt Elementary School, please e-mail your ideas to Michael.Parker@fcps.edu or mail your suggestions to Michael Parker at Human Resources, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042, by Friday, August 12, 2016. You might also address any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address. Input is confidential and will not be discussed at the meeting.

 

School Supply Kits for Sale

2016-2017 Orange Hunt Elementary School Supply KITS for Sale! Purchased supplies will be sent directly to the school and available at Open House for easy pick up!

Order today!

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