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.   

Orchard PTO Executive Board 2020-21


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Danica Garcia

Eileen Harbertson
Vice President

Jon Hall

Pam Rothwell
Assistant Treasurer

Angela Kopenec