Friends of OPHS
FRIENDS OF ORCHARD PARK HIGH SCHOOL
We are fortunate at our school to have a Friends(PTA) that is an integral part of the school community. The Friends of OPHS aim is to raise funds for our wonderful school that can be spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
The Friends of OPHS are about much more than simply fundraising. The Friends exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents, friends and members of the community together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.
All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. Whether it is folding raffle tickets, looking for prize donations or heading an event- everyone’s time and effort is extremely appreciated. All families are openly invited to our meetings once a term where we discuss ideas and events for the coming months. The date of these meetings will be sent out well beforehand.
The Friends of OPHS are extremely conscious of the ethos and diversity of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this. Not all of our events are run as fundraisers. We provide refreshments to purchase at Parents Evenings and Shows as we know that many of you come straight from work, we run a second hand uniform shop and we are approachable and open to any questions and ideas!
NEWSLETTER FOPHS INITIATIVE
The Friends of OPHS aim is to raise funds for our wonderful school that can be spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.
This year, FOPHS is focused on accomplishing the below initiatives:
Encourage and strengthen the sense of community within OPHS
Improve communication between the Friends of OPHS and OPHS families, teachers, and administration
Promote and support the needs of our students and school by fundraising and running events that involve the whole school community.
Increase awareness of the role the Friends of OPHS plays at OP
Encourage the participation of OPHS families by joining the Friends of OPHS, attending events, and volunteering.
How will we accomplish these initiatives?
Whether it's by donating your time, your expertise, or your money, there are a multitude of ways to help the Friends of OPHS.
We hope to see you out at events and around school this year!