Mission Statement:
The Orchard Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is a team of parents and teachers embracing Orchard’s “Compassionate minds, passionate hearts” philosophy by supporting our students, staff, and families and enriching the educational experience for all students from any background. 

PTO Dues/Membership Requirements:
We believe PTO should be accessible to all families, so we do not have membership fees. Each family is automatically included as a member of the PTO. Participation in PTO events is not required, but is super fun and highly encouraged. 

The activities supported and led by the PTO evolve each year depending on interest, support, and availability. These are some of the activities we have done recently:

  • Book Fair
  • Jog-a-thon Fundraiser 
  • Science on Wheels
  • Cultural Fair
  • Missoula Children’s Theater Production
  • Teacher Appreciation   
  • Talent Show
  • Chess Club
  • LEGO Club
  • Yearbook
  • Skate Night
  • Chuck E Cheese Night
  • Papa John’s Pizza Fundraiser 
  • Box Tops Collection 
  • Leprechaun Dash
  • Silent Auction 
  • Field Day
  • Spirit Wear

We supply teachers with a gift card at the beginning of every school year with funds raised from our spring silent auction. We've also proudly fulfilled gift requests for Orchard staff and students including: 

  • Water bottle filling station
  • Partnering with the student leadership club to provide picnic tables to be installed
  • ALEKS math curriculum
  • Will Books
  • Seven Habits of Happy Kids Books
  • Books for "One Book, One School"
  • and more.   

PTO Meeting Minutes



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    October 2020 October 2019 October 2018
    November 2020 November 2019 November 2018
    December 2020 January 2020 December 2018
    January 2021 February 2020 January 2019
    February 2021 April 2020 February 2019
    March 2021 May 2020 March 2019
      June 2020 April 2019
        May 2019
        June 2019