Keeping You in the Loop

Keeping you in the loop at Orange Grove

Spring Book Fair
Was a big success!  Thank you to all who shopped! Thank you, Lisa Yurkanin, for organizing this event. We are looking for a new chairperson for next year’s book fair- please let us know if you would like more information.

Dine Out @ MOD Pizza
Mark your calendar for our last dine-out of the year. Thursday April 20th, all day, MOD pizza on Wetmore/Oracle. Must show a printed or electronic flyer.

Thank you to all of those who participated in our Chipotle dine-out- we will be receiving a check for $440 to support our school! Amazing!

SAC- Sack Lunch Making Event
Each year the Student Action Committee holds a sack lunch making event at Orange Grove.  All students and parents are invited to participate on Friday, April 28th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Commons or contribute supplies needed.  We will be making sandwiches and packing sack lunches for the people at Casa Maria Free Kitchen.  This is a fun event that provides hands-on community service experience for our students, all the while helping to feed the homeless and hungry that live among us.  Here’s a link to supplies and volunteers needed Thank you, Amy Bhola for organizing this wonderful event!

8th Grade Promotion
Would you like to help send our 8th graders off in style? We are looking for a cookie reception chair, you must not be an 8th grade parent, it's a very simple job and everything is already planned for you. Let me know if you are interested in helping. 

8th grade families- we still need a $10 donation from many of our 8th graders. These donations will cover the ceremony, cookie reception, 8th grade dance, and lunch on the last day of school. You can make your donation from your intouch account or in the front office. (user ID- Student ID, Password- Students last name first letter capitalized).

Volunteer Opportunities
-We can always use help during lunch!  If you can lend a hand during one or both lunch periods on any given day, or on a regular basis, please go to the following website to sign up:
-If you’ve ever considered being a committee chairperson and want to know what’s involved, please send me an email at  I’d love to hear from you! We have several committees that need help next year.
-Can’t give your time but would still like to help? We are always in need of supplies at school. Current top needs are Kleenex!, colored paper, and nut free snacks for the nurse’s office.
-8th grade promotion needs many helping hands. Please email me if you’d like to be added to the volunteer list.

Looking ahead to next year
At the last FFO meeting we elected the following people to serve on the executive FFO board during the 2017-2018 school year:

President – Gina Mehmert
Past President- Galena Robinson
Secretary – Jessica Brandt
Treasurer – Becky Swift
Direct Donations Chair – Blythe Edmondson
Grants Chair – Anne Gruber

If you are interested in getting more involved in the FFO and would like more information about what is available, please contact Gina Mehmert at or Galena Robinson at

Order school supplies for next year now!
Dread the back to school shopping trips?  Feel rushed after your vacation to get your student’s school supplies in order?  This year we hope to make that easier and cheaper for you!  We have partnered with EduKit to package your student’s supplies based on the teacher supply lists and deliver these to the school in time for our Pick Up and Unpack event in August.  You can simply order online by going to the following link:  Note that you should purchase a kit based on your student's grade next year. There is also a donation option to help students in need and our wonderful teachers. All money donated will be used to support kids and the supplies needed school wide.

Upcoming events
- Spring Break April 3rd-7th
-AzMERIT Testing April 13th, 17th, 18th, 20th, and 21st – please send an extra snack with your student
-MOD Pizza Dine-Out April 20th (need flyer)
-Last FFO Meeting – Friday April 28th at 8:30 a.m. in the library.
-SAC- sandwich making Friday April 28th after school in the commons.
-8th grade promotion 6:30 p.m. Tues May 23rd 

Thank you for all that you do for our school!  

Galena Robinson, FFO President  

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