Be a Good Apple 2020

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This campaign ended on October 02, 2020, but you can still make a gift to The Orchard School by clicking here!
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We are kicking off the year again with our "Be a Good Apple" Campaign! Please consider an early gift to the Owl Fund, previously known as Annual Giving

The Owl Fund, previously known as Annual Giving, provides the essential unrestricted dollars needed to enhance the educational experience at Orchard and allows us to provide our students with all the unique opportunities that make Orchard so special.  

Now more than ever, we are so grateful for our community's generosity. At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing how much the Orchard community cares. While much of the world has stopped, we are incredibly lucky to have such a generous community who, even in the face of uncertain times, have remained unwavering in support of our school. It does not go unnoticed and it plays a vital role in fulfilling our mission, “to develop and educate the whole child”. 

Here's how you can help:


As we embark on this new school year, The Orchard School is a unique experience, and your participation to enhance that experience is one of extreme importance. A personal commitment from every family outside of tuition dollars (large or small), is incredibly impactful. We hope you will consider a gift during our “Be a Good Apple" campaign. Dollars raised during this time will support costs that most directly impact students such as technology, classroom supplies, academic support, plays, and opportunities to continue Orchard traditions that maintain COVID-19 guidelines. 


Become an advocate on GiveCampus and help us spread the word by encouraging your friends and family to give a gift to Orchard.


Last year, Mr. Weaver crushed his competition in an epic Orchard apple bobbing contest. If we reach our goal of 300 donors by Friday, October 2, we will unlock the second annual apple bobbing contest video in celebration of reaching our goal.

Donate now and help spread the word so we can see if anyone can beat Mr. Weaver this year.

Thank you for helping us kick off the 2020-2021 Owl Fund and cheers to an exciting and successful school year!

Exclusive Video: Behold the Best Orchard Bobbers, We Reached Our Apple Week Goal!

Thank You, Orchard Community!

Thank you so much for a successful Apple Week, Orchard community! What a great way to celebrate Orchard’s 98th birthday. Not only did we reach our goal of 300 donors by Friday (Oct. 2), but we also achieved 80% faculty and staff participation! Thank you for the continued support of this amazing school during such a unique time in history. We truly appreciate the generosity of this wonderful community!

Now grab your popcorn, cheer on your amazing orchard teachers, and enjoy this #onlyatorchard short film.

Enjoy the show!

Apple Bobbing Release

1154 days ago by Kelsey Schlarb
Everyone is Getting into Apple Week!

Even the Eastern Box Turtles who live in Orchard's Butterfly Garden are getting into Apple Week! They enjoyed a sweet treat to celebrate our AMAZING COMMUNITY! 

1155 days ago by Kelsey Schlarb
Apple Bobbing Teaser #1

1155 days ago by Kelsey Schlarb
Apple Bobbing Teaser #2

The second teaser video was just released! Who do you think will win this year? The only way to find out is if we reach our 300 donor goal by tomorrow! Help us spread the word! 

1156 days ago by Kelsey Schlarb
Thank You Parents' Association!

A big THANK YOU to last year’s Parents' Association President, Megan Van Valer, Auction Co-Chairs, Vanessa Bertoni-McElroy and Sharron Trigg, along with the entire Orchard community who donated their time, talent, and treasure to the Orchard Auction in February 2020!

The auction raised enough money to donate $125,000 to this year's Owl Fund campaign. The check was presented to Orchard this morning by last year's PA President, Megan Van Valer, and current PA President, Sarah Edwards as part of our Be a Good Apple Campaign

Help up reach our 300 donor goal by spreading the word to family and friends!

1158 days ago by Kelsey Schlarb
Fill the Tree!

Join Head of School, Dr. Sherri Helvie, and help us fill the apple tree. Make a gift or pledge to The Owl Fund this week and we will put an "Apple" on the Donor tree for you. 

1158 days ago by Kelsey Schlarb

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