Week of September 3, 2018


A little later than anticipated, but our new digital newsletter is finally up and running! Thank you so much for your patience as we worked through a few technological glitches. This newsletter will go out electronically every other week. We will also have a few paper copies available on the table in the main hallway.


A HUGE thank you to all the wonderful parents volunteering to help with both AM and PM Traffic Duty. Thanks to all of you, we have been able to keep both Allerton Street and Warren Street open for PM pickup.

As long as we continue to have parent volunteers, we will keep both sides open for pickup. To ease traffic congestion on Allerton Street, please consider picking up your kiddos on the Warren Street pick up area.


The Superintendent's Advisory Council is made of of parents and staff from each of our district's 16 schools. Our parent representatives are Carol Anne Bauman and Shana Hackworth. Our staff representative is Teacher Stephanie.

The charge of the council is to study the current challenges facing our district. Over the past five years, our district has seen a significant decrease in enrollment which is negatively impacting our district's budget. The council will meet once a week during the fall to study the district's challenges and to generate possible solutions. The meetings are closed to the wider community. However, the following meetings will be open to the general public, and all community members and parents are highly encouraged to attend:

Tuesday, October 16th - Board study session on proposed solutions

Monday, October 22nd - Community Input Meeting

Thursday, October 25th - Community Input Meeting


Coffee with the Principal

Friday, Sep. 14th 2018 at 8:15-9:15am

Orion MUR

Orion Ice Cream Social & Recess Night

Friday, Sep. 14th 2018 at 5:45-7:45pm

Orion School

Please join us on Friday, September 14th for a fun family evening filled with ice cream and socializing! This is a wonderful opportunity for both returning families and new families to spend some time getting to know one another while enjoying some delicious ice cream. What could be better?

We hope to see you there!

Starship Orion PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 18th 2018 at 7-8:30pm

Orion MUR

Coffee with the Superintendent

Monday, Sep. 24th 2018 at 8:15-9:15am

Orion MUR

Orion ELAC Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 27th 2018 at 12:30-1:30pm

Orion MUR

Orion School Site Council Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 27th 2018 at 1:45-2:45pm

Orion MUR

Orion Spirit Day (Crazy Hair Day) - Friday, September 28th

Orion Laser Tag Day

Tuesday, Oct. 2nd 2018 at 3-7pm

Laser Quest - San Carlos

Orion Picture Day - Wednesday, October 10th

Orion Camp Out

Friday, Oct. 12th 2018 at 4pm to Sunday, Oct. 14th 2018 at 5pm

9500 Pescadero Creek Road

Loma Mar, CA

Sign up now!

The 33rd annual Orion campout will be October 12-14. Spend one or two nights, or just come for the day. We have reserved two group campsites at Memorial Park in Loma Mar. Just 45 minutes from Orion, the campout provides a fun opportunity for families to socialize and enjoy nature.

You can sign up online at, or return the flier going home in the Friday folders this week. Whether you sign up electronically or on paper, please be sure to do so and turn in your payment on or before September 14.

Feel free to email or call with any questions. / 650-283-0133