Orion Oaks Update

Monthly Happenings and Updates from Orion Oaks Elementary

September Happenings and Updates

I would like to thank all of our students, families, and staff for such an amazing start to the school year! The energy, excitement, and smiles that the students have brought to Orion Oaks over these first few weeks have helped to make this one of the best starts that we have ever had. I am excited for the success and memories that the upcoming school year will bring. Thank you for your continued communication, feedback, and support as we work together to provide the best educational experience for your students.

United as Dragons.

Drew Towlerton


Orion Oaks PTO Updates

The Orion Oaks PTO is a vital part of our school community. Through fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and after school activities for students, the PTO provides support to our school throughout the year. We invite you to be part of this group and its many activities. Please see below with information about upcoming PTO related events:

*Friday, September 21st: PTO Dollar Day Fundraiser - Hat Day. Students may wear a hat to school on this day with a $1 donation.

*Tuesday, October 2nd: PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. in the Orion Oaks Media Center - please join us for our first meeting of the school year. Information about the district's upcoming bond proposal will be shared.

Kids Standard Magazine Partnership

Lake Orion is excited to continue their relationship with Kid's Standard Magazine. Kid's Standard Magazine is a non-profit organization whose main activity is the publication of a monthly magazine, Kid’s Standard. Over the past two and a half years, Kids’ Standard Magazine, which publishes work of local children, parents, and educators, has featured the work of over 400 students and educators in Oakland County. The Mission of Kid’s Standard Magazine is to empower children to become independent learners through reading, writing, and the arts!

To become a monthly subscriber, and to check out writers from Lake Orion and Oakland County, click on the link: https://www.kidsstandard.org/magazine-subscription/

Lake Orion Optimist Club Fundraiser

The Lake Orion Optimist Club is a community organization that partners with Lake Orion Schools to recognize students who go above and beyond to make a difference in their school and community. The Optimist Club recognizes a "Student of the Month" throughout the school year at each school as well as recognizes fourth graders from each elementary school in April at their annual 4th Grade Recognition Ceremony. The Optimist Club is able to support these endeavors in school through fundraising and partnerships throughout the community. Please see the attached flyer with details about the Optimist Club's upcoming fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Family Letters of Encouragement to Students

We are so fortunate to have such a strong and supportive school community. This year we would like to build upon the encouragement that we provide to our students by asking families to write a note to their student(s). Please use the attached letter template to jot a note that can be returned to the "Just a Note to Say Hi" letter box in the main office. Mr. Towlerton and the office staff will deliver these notes to your students throughout the year as a continued form of encouragement and positivity for our kids. When returning letters, please include your child's grade and teacher so that we make sure letters are delivered to the correct classroom.

Upcoming Lake Orion Community Schools Parent University Events

September Home and School Connection