Athletic Director Joe Scalise is once again partnering with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to host a parent workshop on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. All athletes playing a winter sport will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by parents from 6:30-8 p.m. After the evening presentation, parents will have the opportunity to hear from their child's coaches regarding the upcoming season. This workshop is open to ALL athletes and parents, not just those playing a winter sport. Questions? Contact Joe Scalise.
For many years, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake PTAs have annually recognized one or more outstanding PTA members as Founders' Day Award winners. Do you know someone deserving of this award? Nominate them! [LEARN MORE]
The annual Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive is from Friday, Nov. 9 until Thursday, Nov. 15. Students are kindly asked to donate cans and boxes of non-perishable foods which will go to our local food banks for distribution in our communities. Our goal is to beat last year's collection of 3,549 cans and boxes.
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Entries are due Nov. 19, so get that creativity flowing! For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections. [ENTRY FORM & OFFICIAL RULES]
Kindness really does count, and students at O'Rourke Middle School are showing it by participating in the PTA's Kindness Counts program every Friday during lunch period. All student are invited to bring their lunch to one of the many stations to play board games, work on puzzles, and do other activities with their peers. It's a great way for students to interact with each other in a fun, relaxed environment and get to know each other outside of class. [PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK]
You've probably seen those little Box Tops for Education icons on many food and household packaging, but you've likely just opened the item without paying too much attention to the icon. Well, we now need you to pay attention to the "box tops" because they earn cash for schools! That's right, cash! [KEEP READING]
We are O’Rourke! Show your Spartan Pride and support our positive school culture campaign. Order a custom designed “We are O’Rourke” t-shirt today! Click here for easy online ordering! Ordering ends October 31st. *When prompted to leave an optional note- please enter your student’s HR information*
Parent Today subscribers are learning how to navigate financial aid forms, focus seniors on the graduation endgame, and make science and math fun for younger students through the Great Backyard Bird Count. You can sign up for this free e-newsletter and website. [MORE]