Parents' Association

Parents' Association

The Orchard Parents’ Association is committed to building a strong and inclusive sense of community among parents, students and faculty, and to facilitate communication, connection, and involvement throughout the school. 

A community that is warm and inviting is part of what makes the Orchard experience memorable for the school’s students and their families. Each year, our hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers come together to enrich our community and build enduring relationships. The PA supports many well-loved community events such as Fall Festival, clothing and food drives, Trivia Night, One World Celebration, Teacher-Staff Appreciation days, and The Orchard School Auction. We also support concession stands at sporting events for fundraising.  

Every parent of an Orchard student is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association. Whether you have limited availability, or you are someone who is able to give more time – there are numerous volunteer opportunities from which to choose. We value and appreciate your commitment to helping Orchard be the best it can possibly be. 

In addition, the PA hosts monthly meetings. These are open to the community, and I hope that you will take our invitation to attend. They are a great resource to understand how the Board operates, and to get information about upcoming events. 

If you would like more information about The Orchard School Parents' Association or are interested in becoming more involved, please contact PA Amy Kraner (

Amy Kraner
Parents' Association President

Parents' Association Programs

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  • Raise Right

    The Orchard School community can purchase gift cards from various retailers through the Raise Right program. The school receives a percentage of the face value of the gift card to support annual giving. 

    Enroll in Raise Right
  • Owls' Nest

    The Owls’ Nest is The Orchard School’s spirit wear store, operated by the Parents’ Association. The store is now located online and new items will be added throughout the school year. Be sure to bookmark the page so you can shop all year!
  • Amazon Smile

    Sign up for the Amazon Smile program and designate Orchard as your charity. Orchard will receive 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items. To sign up, go to: Select Orchard School Foundation, Inc. as your designated charity. Orchard started participating in the spring of 2015.
  • Box Tops for Education

    Box Tops for Education
    Families at The Orchard School collect Box Tops for Education symbols off of packages from participating companies and the school receives 10 cents per symbol submitted. Collection dates are in October and February. Learn more and contact PA President Amy Kraner ( with questions.
  • Art to Remember

    Art to Remember is a fundraising project of the Parents’ Association that takes place in the fall. Students create art projects and parents can order quality keepsakes that include images of student masterpieces. Contact PA president Amy Kraner ( if you’d like to get involved with Art to Remember.
  • Concessions

    The Orchard School Parents’ Association provides concessions during sporting events at school. Volunteers are needed to run concession stands during games. Contact PA president Amy Kraner ( if you’d like to help!
  • Customized Spirit Gear

    Order customized gear with the colors and logos of The Orchard School to show your school spirit!
  • Kroger

    Register your Kroger Plus card at, selecting The Orchard School Foundation as your donation recipient. Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card, The Orchard School earns a rebate.

Parents as Partners

Parents' Association Leadership

Amy Kraner
(Middle School Parent)

Lisa Hancock
(Elementary School Parent)

Vice President (Parent Liaison)
Katie Askey
(Early Childhood and Elementary School Parent)

Past President
Devon Hensel
(Elementary School Parent and Parent of Alumni)

Lindsay Colip
(Elementary School and Middle School Parent)

Communications Coordinator
Emily Huntley
(Elementary School and Middle School Parent)

Colleen Hungerford
(Early Childhood and Elementary School Parent)

Missy Roch
(Middle School Parent)

EC/ES Reps
Mercedes Cruz
(Elementary School Parent)

Samantha Faulkner Gonzalez
(Elementary School Parent)

MS Reps
Denise Mullenhour
(Elementary School and Middle School Parent)

Britt Franken
(Elementary School and Middle School Parent)