Mission: Ortega Elementary PTO creates an active, cohesive community

of families, faculty and staff at Ortega Elementary School. This organization works to achieve the visions and goals developed for Ortega Elementary School through the support of the enrichment and recognition programs.


As your returning PTO president, I want to take this opportunity to welcome all new families to Ortega for the 2019-2020 school year. I look forward to meeting and working with you over the coming year.


The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) comprises 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 do not support any political platforms. Being independent allows us to keep all 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; we encourage your engagement.


We offer many opportunities for fundraising from direct giving, to purchasing PTO-related goods, to sponsoring a student in school-wide events 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.


New this year: The Pacifica School District has placed an emphasis on student safety. All PSD schools are now required to fingerprint parents who will be driving on field trips. Ortega will host two fingerprint events on campus (September 13 and October 11). Please refer to page 7 for more information and watch for emails about it.


For more information and all the latest news about Ortega events and activities, be sure you are on the email list for OtterTown News (visit www.ortegapto.org to sign up). And, please join us at Back to School Night on August 29 when the PTO will lay out its plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you.

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