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We’re excited for what’s to come in this next year!  PTO Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month. Click HERE to access PTO Meeting Minutes and Agendas stored in Google Drive.

Join us for these upcoming events!

  • Saturday 9/25/21 7pm – Virtual Mystery Escape Room https://www.ptoowls.com/store/
  • Monday 10/4/21 5-8pm – Spirit Event at Tijuana Flats in Winter Garden
  • Tuesday 10/5/21 9:30am – Zoom PTO Meeting (see ParentSquare for details)

See our Events Page for full details! Stay up to date on any changes using the IMO School Google Calendar and ParentSquare Calendar.

Join our PTO and become a member today to help support the school, staff, and students with funding to community events, classroom grants, teacher appreciation week, and much more! Click Here to see our tiered membership options.

Let your voice be heard! By joining the PTO each year, you play a direct role in shaping the future of our school community and you support our PTO’s work to complement the educational experience of every IMO student. Help us build a community and advocate for our children.

  • Attend our monthly meetings
  • Let your voice be heard
  • Share ideas and suggestions
  • Help make positive improvements for the school
  • Share your special talents, hobbies and resources
  • Become a PTO board member
  • Join a volunteer committee
  • Help our community grow

Show your school spirit!
Every Friday students can where their spirit shirts with denim shorts/pants or uniform bottoms.
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The organizations below offer simple and automatic ways to support our school when you shop, at no cost to you!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you!

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school!

For more details on how to setup AmazonSmile visit our Fundraising Page

BoxTops have gone digital! Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online. From outdoor and technology equipment to classroom materials, our school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need.

For more details on BoxTops visit our Fundraising Page

Mabel’s labels are waterproof, durable labels for the stuff kids lose.  It’s a quick and easy way to reduce your lost and found items while helping PTO earn 20% commission on purchases.

Visit http://campaigns.mabelslabels.com/ and enter Innovation Montessori PTO (Ocoee) in the search for school field.

For more details on Mabel’s Labels visit our Fundraising Page

Innovation Montessori has a mandatory minimum 20 volunteer hour requirement per family, and we love to put our community’s talents to work for our school.

To volunteer, follow these two easy steps:

STEP 1: Register with ADDitions by following this link HERE.
STEP 2: Find your volunteer opportunities on ParentSquare.

Why should I volunteer?2021-07-23T03:08:27+00:00

Many studies have shown significant links between parent/family involvement in their child’s school and the overall success of the student. At Innovation Montessori Ocoee, making contributions to our school community offers an important way for families to connect to establish partnerships and lifelong friendships with each other. We see time and time again that parent involvement leads to child empowerment, so what better way to support your child than by becoming an active part of our community!

Our school was founded upon parent involvement and a “grass roots” approach to creating a creative, diverse, and continuously improving educational environment. As we continue to grow and evolve, we want to keep this tight-knit sense of community, which can be fostered through your participation and volunteering.

How can I help?2021-07-23T03:09:08+00:00

Read on to consider opportunities that fit you and your lifestyle and personality. Start small and work your way up to getting more involved. The best way to begin is to attend a PTO meeting on the first Tuesday of every month!

  • Working parents who prefer weekend volunteering opportunities
    • Dig in the Dirt Days (beautification, gardening, handiwork)
    • Fall Fest (Oct)
    • Holiday Parades (Dec)
    • MLK Jr Parade (Jan)
    • Share the Love Gala (Feb)
    • Eighth Grade Social (April)
    • Local Flavor (May)
  • Outgoing parents who want to get to know a lot of people
    • Chair an event for PTO or the Board of Directors
    • Lead a committee for an event for PTO or the Board of Directors
    • Serve as a room parent for their classroom
    • Work with PTO and Board of Directors fundraising and partnership chairs to make connections in the community and ask for donation
  • Quieter parents who prefer solo activities or volunteering at home
    • Research and submit for grants
    • Catalog fundraising contacts
    • Prepare classroom materials at home, wash rugs, craft preparation
    • Prepare items and gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Seek and submit for gala auction items online
  • Child-loving parents who want to be hands-on in the classrooms
    • Talk to your teacher and/or room parent to identify opportunities to volunteer at in-class events (e.g., holiday celebrations, educational experiences, crafting, etc.)
    • Share some inspiration and information with our students about your career/job
    • Support our special areas of focus like Music, Art, Fitness, Spanish, Culture and more by making presentations and helping out with unique tasks
    • Chaperone field trips
    • Organize a class playdate
  • Organized parents who enjoy providing administrative support during the week
    • Offer help in the school office with copies, filing, organization tasks, and more!
How do I officially track/record my required volunteer hours?2021-07-23T03:09:26+00:00

Using the OCPS ADDitions Website

ADDITIONS is the Orange County Public School program and website where you are required to log in your Volunteer Hours.

https://ocps.samaritan.com/custom/503/index.php?redirectedFromHttp

At the start of each school year, you need to re- apply and be approved by OCPS to be able to volunteer in our schools (includes a background check). If you have any specific questions about the online system, please ask the staff in the front office. Volunteering at school is one of the most important ways to get involved in your child’s education. Volunteers contribute in many ways, including accompanying classes on field trips, helping to make materials, or organizing and participating at events. Parent volunteers get a close-up view of their child’s school. Seeing how children are taught also can give you ideas on how to help your child at home. The school charter requires that families support the school by volunteering their time. Almost every charter school in Florida has this policy, with most requiring 50 or more hours per year. Innovation Montessori Ocoee families are only required to contribute 20 hours per family. If the volunteer hour requirements are not fulfilled, your child will not be permitted to re-enroll in IMO for the subsequent year. Note that it is the parent’s responsibility to record hours online through the OCPS ADDitions website listed above. Only adult family members will be credited with service hours. Younger siblings will not be allowed to accompany parents to the classroom. All volunteer hours must be fulfilled prior to May 15. Please plan accordingly. Remember, this is a commitment of less than seven minutes per school attendance day.

How do I find out when and where to volunteer?2021-07-23T03:09:41+00:00

ParentSquare

ParentSquare is the primary place for finding and signing up for helping with activities, in the classroom, and also for bringing in donated items. Check ParentSquare regularly for volunteering opportunities.  Download the app and visit: www.parentsquare.com

How do I reach the school?2021-07-23T03:10:01+00:00

If you need to reach out to the school, make sure to follow their communication plan by reaching out to your child’s teacher first.  For more information on the school communication plan, please visit http://innovationmontessori.com/communications/

ParentSquare is the official centralized communication platform for IMO and IMHS.  Look to ParentSquare for notifications from teachers, staff members and PTO regarding school events, school meetings, volunteer opportunities and for updates on your child’s classroom.   Sign-up information is provided by your child’s teacher at the start of school.  For more information on school communications, visit the School Communication Guide

Sign-in on Web or download ParentSquare mobile App for iOS or Android

ADDitions Logo

Orange County Schools utilize the ADDitions volunteer program to run background checks, log and report volunteer hours.  Volunteers must complete this process before accepting any on campus volunteer opportunities.  Registration opens early August and take 4 weeks to process.  The application must be renewed through ADDitions every year.  Once you’ve completed your registration, you can find volunteer opportunities through ParentSquare.  After completing your volunteer session, make sure to log your hours at https://ocps.samaritan.com/custom/503/volunteer_home

NEW THIS YEAR! – when applying or renewing, you will be agreeing to a COVID-19 Acknowledgement in addition to established policy guidelines. Every ADDitions volunteer must agree to the following during the registration/renewal process. Failure to comply may result in termination of volunteer status. Click on each to open & review each carefully as many changes have been made!

Who is a considered a School Volunteer?
ADDitions School Volunteer Guidelines
COVID-19 Acknowledgement
Code of Ethics
Code of Civility Volunteers & PIE
Bullying and Harassment Policy
Reporting Child Abuse Policy
Workers’ Compensation Guidelines
Chaperone Guidelines
Ethics and Lobbying (Volunteers and PIE)

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1644 N Lakewood Ave
Ocoee, FL 34761

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