Welcome to Okemos Public Montessori at Central’s Parent Teacher Organization!

The PTO is a dedicated group of volunteers – parents, teachers and staff – dedicated to promoting the well-being of our children and supporting our school community. We hope that you will join us in celebrating our children, staff, and community by dedicating extra time to their lives. Please find in this website events, meeting information, school links, ways to support our school while shopping, as well as by volunteering.

Last Events of the Year

Early ReleaseWednesday, May 17
Early Release
Dismissal at 1:50pm
Flash Dash 2023Friday, May 26
Flash Dash
Flash Dash Info | Register, Share & Donate | Volunteer to Help!
Friday, May 26
Field Day
Donations Sign-Up | Volunteer to Help!
No SchoolMonday, May 29
No School (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, May 30 (11:00am-8:00pm)
May Eat Out at Social Sloth
See Flyer | See Facebook Event
Monday, June 5 (In School)
Upper Elementary Party
Volunteer to Help!
Monday, June 5 (4:15-5:15pm)
June PTO Meeting (at the OPM Library and Zoom)
Please join us!
In Person in OPM Library | Zoom Info on PTO Meetings Webpage | Facebook Event
** Free Childcare Available During Meeting! Register for Childcare**
Tuesday, June 6 (In School)
Possible Dr. Slime Assembly – IF We Reach 110% Flash Dash Goal
Flash Dash Info | Register, Share & Donate | Volunteer to Help!
Friday, June 9 (11:00-11:50am)
4th Grade Graduation
Parents Invited
In the OPM Gym
Volunteer to Help!
Half DayFriday, June 9 (12:00pm Dismissal)
Half Day / Last Day

PTO Highlighted Happenings

Fall Eat Outs

September – December 2022

Henry's Place, Asian Buffet, Make It Sweet Bakehouse, Saddleback BBQ-Okemos, Bread Bites

We try to have an Eat Out connecting our school community with the Okemos community once per month. Each Eat Out fundraiser is a great way to support a local business and also support our school. Money raised by these fundraisers allows the OPM PTO to provide teachers with requested supplies, fund fun activities for our students, make school improvements and more.

In the Fall, PTO hosted Eat Out’s at Henry’s Place, Asian Buffet, Make It Sweet Bakehouse, Saddleback BBQ-Okemos, and Bread Bites. A big thank you to each of our Eat Out locations for supporting our school community and donating to OPM!

OPM Spiritware Sales

September and November 2022

OPM Spiritware

OPM PTO had two Spiritware sales in the Fall – one in September and one in November. This was a great chance for OPM students and families to get Okemos and OPM gear with the new Okemos logo on it. 15% of sales came back to PTO. Volunteers helped organize, promote, and distribute purchased items.

Fall Festival was a fun family event!

October 28, 2022

Photos from Fall Festival

Fall Festival was a night of family Fall fun for our school community. It gave families and students a chance to get together. It was at Barkham Creek Farms in Haslett and had free hayrides and a corn maze. Barkham Creek Farms had freshly made donuts (yum!), cider and pumpkins for sale. PTO had pizza available with a donation box so families would have an easily dinner option. This was a new event that PTO had never done before. The goal was to have a family friendly event that was not cost prohibitive and could include as many families as possible. It was a beautiful Fall night in Michigan and it was great to get together!

PTO Hosts a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

October 24, 2022

PTO hosted a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for teachers and staff on Monday, October 24th. There was a beautiful spread of food from Zaytoon Mediterranean and delicious desserts from In KinD Bakery. A big thank you goes to Zaytoon and In KinD for their donations of food to make this luncheon special and possible for our staff.

PTO Thanks Teachers and Staff with Okemos Shirts

October 2022

Okemos Shirts for Staff

PTO likes to show appreciation and support for staff throughout the year. PTO gave all teachers and staff an Okemos Public Montessori t-shirt as a thank you for all they do. This was a great way for staff to start their collection of gear with the new Okemos logo on it. The shirts were funded from the OPM September Spiritware sale and volunteers helped order the shirts, roll them and add notes with a ribbon, and distribute them.

PTO Organizes Sale of Montessori Items

October 2022

PTO organized a sale from For Small Hands so families would have an opportunity to order Montessori items for home or gifts. Volunteers organized and promoted the sale, distributed items, and worked with the school to purchase Montessori items earned through credits from the sale.

It was a great night for a parade! 2022 OPM Float in the Homecoming Parade

September 2022

OPM Homecoming Parade

This was the first year OPM created a float and was in the Okemos Homecoming Parade. The theme of our school float was “Love, Peace, and Learning. Better Together.” Several students, staff, and families helped with the float and it was so fun to see so many people at the parade. A big thank you to all of the students, staff, and families that were able to help!