Letter from the PTO President

As Ortega's PTO president, I want to take this opportunity to welcome all new and returning families to Ortega for the 2018-2019 school year.


The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is comprised of every parent or guardian of an Ortega student and all teachers and professional staff. We are an independent organization and do not have any state or national affiliation; we also not support any political platforms. Being independent allows us to keep 100% of the funds that we raise in-house for our school and its programs. Our PTO mission is to promote open communication and understanding between parents and staff at Ortega Elementary. Our goal is to enhance and maximize each child’s education while helping them to achieve their highest potential. To meet this important goal, it is imperative that we have engaged parents and that we fundraise from our immediate and extended Ortega family. When all families participate, we can best achieve our goals. We recognize that each family will participate in the PTO in their own way. Our monthly PTO meetings are open to parents or guardians and we encourage you to come.

We offer many opportunities for fundraising from Annual Giving Campaign, to purchasing PTO-related goods, to sponsoring a student in school-wide events such as our fall Walk-A-Thon and spring Read-A-Thon, and many more! We need families who can donate their time and we have a multitude of volunteer opportunities. Every dollar and every hour that you donate to Ortega is greatly appreciated. We hope your involvement helps us reach our goals for students and also deepens your connection to the Ortega community.


Thank you, Tenishia Kavanaugh

Interested in serving on the PTO or know someone you would like to nominate for the position?  Forms are due in May for the coming school year. Complete the form and submit to the PTO office.