2016-2017 Orion Academy Annual Appeal goal met!

Community members came together to make this years’ Annual Appeal a great success. Thanks to the Flora Family Foundation, the Longview Foundation and our Orion families for the generous support.

Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is success.
-Henry Ford                    

Amazon Donates to Orion Academy PTO

What if Orion Academy could receive around 5 cents for every dollar you spend on Amazon.com.  And what if it only took two clicks for you to make that happen?

1: Click this link to go to Amazon.com via Orion Academy’s donation plan. It will look just like Amazon always looks in your browser, and your account information and cart will not change.

2: Once the page appears, bookmark it in your browser. Use the bookmark every time you purchase on Amazon, even if you’ve filled your cart beforehand.

That’s it—Amazon will donate 4-7% of your purchases (based on volume) to the Orion Academy PTO!


Parent/Teacher Organization

Melanie Hopkins – President

Melanie is in her fifth year with the Orion community and serves as Orion’s 2016-2017 PTO president. This is Melanie’s second year serving as PTO president, she was a parent sponsor for Orion’s student council, a co-chair of the Orion speaker series, co-chair for Orion’s PTO Fall Picnic/Auction and has volunteered on several other school committees. After working for 20 years as a litigation assistant and supervisor for a Bay Area labor law firm she “retired” to become a full-time mom. 

Anne Friedman – Vice President

Anne is entering her second year as a member of the Orion community. Her son is currently a sophomore. She served in 2015-2016 as Orion PTO’s Member-at-Large.  She volunteered with the parent club at her son’s previous school as Treasurer and on Teacher Appreciation and Teacher Wishlists. Over the years, she has worked as a librarian, travel agent, and marketing product manager. 

Kathy Baptiste – Secretary

This is Kathy’s second year as an Orion parent. Her son is currently a 10th grader. Kathy jumped right into action after her son started attending Orion. Kathy has been a parent volunteer in areas such as Napa Nights, cooking for staff and staff birthday cards. Kathy’s background is as a Human Resources manager and administrator, Girl Scout Leader and most importantly, mother of three.

Valeria Guerra – Treasurer

Valeria is now in her third year as a member of the Orion Community. Her daughter is currently a senior. Valeria has volunteered in different Orion’s events like Napa Nights, and Graduation Night. Before moving to the Bay area, Valeria lived in Texas, where she had various volunteer responsibilities at her local Church. There, Valeria was an Assistant Treasurer, she also did Event Planning work for fundraising events which included a Gala Night, a Community Fair, a Casino Night, and she participated at different Church Retreats and Conferences. Prior to moving to the U.S., Valeria did Private Practice as a Children Psychologist in Monterrey, Mexico.