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The Orange PTA Health, Safety & Wellness Committee is a collaboration of parents, school and community members who are committed to promoting the welfare of children and youth in the home, school and community. We…
  • Organize and/or support educational forums and programs that specifically address Heath & Safety issues/concerns in our schools and the community.
  • Increase communication through parent programs and topical speakers
  • Organize and facilitate health and wellness programs at the schools with the help of volunteer staff and parents.
  • Hold monthly meetings open to the community to discuss current Health and Safety issues/concerns. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month in the OHS Media Center at 12:30pm.

Scroll down to find out about these current programs & topics:

  • Calm Corners Mindfulness Project
  • Brady Competencies
  • NEW District Food Policy for Treats & Parties 
an evening book discussion
10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris
Wednesday, February 21, 2018  |  7:00-9:00pm
Western Reserve Land Conservancy 
 3850 Chagrin River Road, Moreland Hills (across from Polo Fields)

Join us for a cozy evening and thoughtful discussion about the book, 10% Happier, by Dan Harris. Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir, 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.


The evening discussion will be facilitated by Sindy Warren, certified meditation instructor, who will guide us through thoughtful, down-to-earth discussion. Enjoy tea and light desserts, or bring a bottle of wine to share.


The book is available on Amazon (paperback, audio book and ebooks available) or local bookstores. 


We invite adults (parents, teachers, staff, grandparents) to join us for this discussion. Due to some mature content, we hope parents will read the book first before deciding if it is appropriate for their own children. 

This is a FREE event.
A special screening of Screenagers
Please join us for a special screening of
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age
 A documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time
Presented in Two Screenings
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Brady Middle School
MORNING SCREENING  |  8:30AM bagels & coffee, 9:00AM film starts
EVENING SCREENING  |  6:30PM light dinner, 7:00PM film starts
This is a FREE event, open to the public. Space is limited - Please REGISTER early.
SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on ... depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. Through poignant, unexpectedly funny stories, along with insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance. All in a 1 hour movie! For more information, visit www.screenagers.com.
For the evening screening: consider bringing your children to enjoy dinner, watch the movie, and engage in a rich discussion. SCREENAGERS recommends the film is appropriate for children ages 10+. 
Want more info? Check out a movie review and more at 
Dinner provided courtesy of our very generous sponsors
Calm Corners at Moreland Hills School
Every classroom in Moreland Hills School has a Calm Corner

What’s a Calm Corner? A Calm Corner is an area where anyone in the class can go to feel calm or settled.  Schools throughout the country are using Calm Corners with positive results. Many teachers see Calm Corners as a way to help students tune in to feeling and behavior triggers; to take responsibility for their own behavior; and to foster a supportive and composed classroom culture.

Calm Corners can contribute to kids building the important trait of self-efficacy, which is developed when they see that their own actions can lead to real results. Students who regularly use Calm Corners as a positive space can strengthen mindfulness and resilience. And, Calm Corners aren’t just for school – many families in our district are creating space for them at home.
For more information, download our Calm Corner Parent Information Sheet.
Competencies at Brady Middle School
Focus on Competencies
Last year, Brady staff identified 9 Competencies they deemed essential for students to develop before leaving Brady Middle School to embark on their high school career. They are: Grow, Connect, Persevere, Succeed, Think, Present, Lead, Serve, and Practice Digital Responsibility. Brady Middle School is providing opportunities for students to develop these competencies throughout the school year, with a special emphasis on one Competency each month.
December’s Focus: PERSEVERE
Orange PTA’s Health, Safety, & Wellness Committee supports this by providing encouraging reminders for students and parents via Schoology.
District Food Policy for Treats & Parties
Information about new Orange School’s new food policy coming soon.
Downloads & Links
10% HAPPIER By Dan Harris
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Calm Corner Info Sheet
Calm Corner Info Sheet
Health, Safety & Wellness Chairs 2017-2018
Katie Outcalt
Lisa Zucker
Tracy Stepanyan
Lindsey Jezek
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