Originally delivered on 8/24/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Special Flash | PTA Enrollment Open & Room Parents Needed!

Special Flash

August 24, 2023


  • Welcome message from the PTA President
  • How to join the PTA
  • Room Parents wanted!
A welcome from the OHS PTA

On behalf of the PTA, it is my pleasure to welcome new and returning families to the 2023-2024 school year at Osborn Hill!  As you know, or will quickly find out, we are an incredible community of students, parents, and educators here at OHS.  Together with Melissa Miller, our President-Elect, an outstanding PTA Board and Committee leaders it is sure to be an exciting school year! We look forward to hosting many of our treasured annual events like the Harvest Faire, Turkey Trot, the Walkathon and Family Fun Night as well as a STEAM Program, After School Activities, and Author’s Visits- just to name a few!  

By joining the PTA, your membership fees fund programs that benefit all students, from educational materials to school assemblies to recess equipment.  Your membership also allows your child to participate in activities that happen before and after school hours like Run Club, the Variety Show, and After School Activities.

Throughout the year there are many opportunities for you to volunteer with the PTA, both during the school day, and outside school hours.  It is so rewarding to take part in our children's elementary school experiences! Stay up to date by reading and referring back to this weekly PTA newsletter - the OHS Flash.  It is your one-stop-shop for important dates, news, and links.  You can always find the most recent Flash on the OHS PTA website.

We encourage each of you to join the PTA and be a part of this Family of Friends!

Looking forward to an exciting year together,

Rachel Parrish
PTA President

In order to join the PTA you must complete THREE registration steps: 

First, register for the PTA

Second, update your family information, adding this year's teachers

Thirdcomplete one PTA waiver per child. 

  • Go to www.ohspta.com and click “Register/Login.” Sign in with your information, or, if you haven’t yet signed up for a Membership Toolkit account, create a new account.
  • Click "Join PTA" on the OHS PTA homepage and follow the three steps listed:
    • Add a PTA membership to your cart, click "Save and continue"
    • Update your family's directory information and change your child(ren)'s teacher
    • Fill out a waiver for each child
  • Proceed to checkout!

Questions? Please contact Katie McHale

We are NOW collecting submissions for room parent positions. If interested please fill out this Google form by Tuesday, August 29. Submissions will be considered on a first come/first served basis.

Please select all the classes for which you are interested in becoming a room parent. Note that we typically have a greater need for room parents in older classes. There is a space to note what class you would like to prioritize.

Room Parent Duties/Qualifications:

  • Work with teacher to identify and coordinate classroom needs
  • Execute ongoing email communications to other parents in your class
  • Ensure that ALL parents have an opportunity to participate in activities
  • Be a paid member of the PTA 


Important Dates For Room Parents:

  • Meeting to go over duties after the PTA meeting on Friday, September 8
  • Open House Wednesday, September 13

Questions? Contact Erin Redgate and Rachel Thomas

Have news to share? Email Jen Braun by 10am Friday
to include in the following Monday's OHS Weekly Flash.

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