PTA meetings are typically held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the O'Rourke Middle School Library Media Center, we hope you will be able to join us! Everyone is welcome! Join PTA today!
* September 17th, 7-8:00 p.m. * October 9th, 7-8:00 p.m. * November 13th, 7-8:00 p.m. * December 10th, 7-8:00 p.m. * January 15th, 7-8:00 p.m. * Feb.11th, 7-8:00 p.m. (Elect Nominating Committee) * March 11th, 7-8:00 p.m. * April 8th, 7-8:00 p.m. * May 13th, 7-8:00 p.m., Annual Membership Meeting (Vote in Officers, adopt By-laws every 3 years) * June 10th, 7-8:00 p.m. (PTA Social held before meeting from 6-7 p.m. - all welcome!
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Congratulations Melissa Smith! We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad [72 characters]
We are proud of you Samantha Jones! Love, Poppy and Grammy [58 characters]
Jennifer Johnson, you are a great daughter! Have fun! Love, Mom, Steven, and Julie [82 characters]
The O'Rourke Middle School PTA is a volunteer organization made up of parents (that's right - moms and dads), teachers and community members who want to make a difference in our children's school experience. All parents are welcomed and appreciated -- and you know what, we can never have enough volunteers. Volunteering affords you the opportunity to meet other parents, meet your child's friends, and make a positive contribution to your community.
The PTA works together with families, schools, and the community to support student success by:
welcoming all families into the school community
supporting student learning
collaborating with the community
What are some of our PTA Goals this year?
increase family involvement and debunk the myth that parent involvement isn't needed during the middle school years
meet the academic and social needs of the students
effectively communicate PTA news and information allowing for a stronger bridge between school and home
build a strong infrastructure and re-evaluate programs based on student and staff needs
How is the PTA funded?
A small portion of money comes from membership dues, the majority of the funding for our programs and activites comes from a few fundraisers. Without these critical fundraisers the PTA wouldn't be able to sponsor the many programs that enrich our children's lives.
When parents get involved in their children's education, it pays off! Research shows that children whose parents are actively involved in the school are more likely to earn higher grades, adapt more quickly, have better social skills and so much more. Parent involvement is great for children, great for teachers and great for our school! Help us make the middle school years the BEST that it can be!
FUN FACT: In 1994, the Middle School was renamed the Richard H. O'Rourke Middle School to honor Dr. O'Rourke upon his retirement after 25 years as the superintendent of schools.