The Orion Gazette

October 11-October 15

School Calendar


Oct 11 Indigenous People's Day No School

Oct 13 School Site Council via Zoom - Agenda attached

Oct 14 Re-scheduled from 9/28 Community Dialogue "Building a Positive Schoool Culture Part 2" via zoom

Oct 22 Halloween Picnic at Red Morton 5-7pm

Oct 23 & Oct 24 Orion Garden Family Volunteer Days

Oct 25 Principal Campus Advisory

Oct 27 Bring Your Decorated Pumpkin from Home Contest

Oct 29 Students and staff dress up for Halloween


Nov 1 & 2 Dîa de los Muertos

Nov 11 Veteran's Day - No School

Nov 12 Trimester 1 Ends

Nov 13 Author Illustrator Fair virtual

Nov 22 & Nov 23 All Day Virtual Parent-Teacher conferences no school for students

Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

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Crazy Hair Day - FRIDAY October 8

Get in the School Spirit of a fun-shared activity across the school for students and staff.
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Orion's Outdoor Learning Spaces under construction

A few hearty souls showed up Saturday morning to start the demolition work.

There are a few spaces left for our Family Volunteer Days in the garden later this month.

Oct. 23rd:

Oct. 24th:

October School Site Council Part 1

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 4:30-5:45pm

This is an online event.

This month our School Site Council will hold two meetings in order to review schoolwide data from iReady and begin to write our Single Plan for Student Achievement based on RCSD goals. All families and staff are welcome to attend as listeners. Every meeting includes time for open comments or questions open to the public.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 863 1484 3406
Passcode: orion1
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Starship Corner

10/22 Halloween Picnic

10/23,10/24 Garden Work Days

10/27 Pumpkin Carving Contest

11/13 Author Illustrator Event

Celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos this month with these spirited events!

All Hallow’s Eve Social 10/22 5-7 pm @ Red Morton

Feliz Dia de los Muertos! Come in costume, bring a picnic dinner, and join in the fun with a scavenger hunt and other activities!

Send Boo-Grams to your child and their class!

Chase away those ghoulish spirits by sending a Boo-Gram to your child and/or your child's class! Students will love the little treats (jack-o-lantern clementines and other small delights) delivered directly to their classroom on Friday, October 29. There is a suggested $2 donation for each Boo-Gram! Send just one, five, or twenty. Order here All funds go directly to Starship PTO to support school-wide events and enrichment. Trick or treat!

Pumpkin Carving Contest 10/27

We are thrilled to bring back our school tradition of the Halloween Pumpkin Decorating contest. Students can bring their pumpkin "entries" to school on Wednesday, October 27, and line them up on the stage where pumpkins will await judging! Prizes will be awarded in categories such as (1) Most Creative, (2) Most Spirited, (3) Best Carved Pumpkin, (4) Best Painted Pumpkin (5) Funniest Pumpkin, (6) Spookiest Pumpkin, and (7) Best All-Around.

Starship Corner

October Newsletter: See the attached October Newsletter see all of our Starship highlights in one place

Starship Meeting 10/7 Recap: Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting this week. We approved our revised bylaws and our revised annual budget. We also discussed October events and committee updates.

Revised Starship PTO Bylaws

Revised 21-22 Budget

October Minutes

Check out our website for important links and updates

Donate to Starship PTO

See Flyer below for more detail about our Fundraising this year! We need to raise $120k this year for ALL of our exciting resources. Your donations make it possible. Starship Orion is a 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS with EIN 94-3179780. We are registered with Benevity for easy company matching. Please check with your employer!

We suggest donation levels that fit your family's budget. We encourage families to be as generous as possible and donations in any amount are welcome and appreciated!

Paypal Link for Donations:

Traffic Volunteers Needed

To keep the drop-off and pick running smoothly parent volunteers are needed. Please sign up on Konstella for the Safety Traffic Committee and sign up for a traffic duty spot here.

Here are the steps to getting cleared for volunteering. We hope to get on-campus very soon so get cleared right away!

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Remember all parents, teachers, and staff is automatically members of Starship PTO. Questions or ideas?

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