LaserQuest Fundraiser

We are excited about our Laser Quest night! The facility will be open to Orion and MI families as well as friends and community members. Outside of food cost and credit card fees, all remaining proceeds go to Starship Orion PTO!

Here are some details about the event:

~ Each participant will pay in advance, and select a time slot. Each slot will contain two 15 minute laser tag sessions with a small break in between each session.

~ Each paying player will also receive a slice of pizza and a beverage. We will have additional slices available for purchase the day of the event.

~ Both adults and kids can play. There is no age limit. If you have smaller kids that would like to play, they can play alone if they are able to carry the pack. Alternatively, a parent can carry the pack for them, and they can work together.

~ All participants should wear appropriate shoes for running. Flip flops/crocks/slides can easily come off during the game can cause a hazard.Date: 12/04/2019 (Wed.)Location: LaserQuest San Carlos

Direct Fundraising Drive

Did you know that Starship Orion funds programs for all the Orion Alternative and Mandarin Immersion students? Help us meet our fundraising goal by donating at the link below or dropping a check in the mailbox in the office. Starship is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your donation is tax deductible. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated! Thank you to all who have already contributed! 

¿Sabías que Starship Orion financia programas para todos los estudiantes de Orion Alternative y Mandarin Immersion? Ayúdenos a alcanzar nuestro objetivo de recaudación de fondos mediante una donación en el siguiente enlace o enviando un cheque al buzón de la oficina. Starship es una organización 501 (c) 3 sin fines de lucro y su donación es deducible de impuestos. ¡Una donación de cualquier cantidad es muy apreciada! Gracias a todos los que ya han contribuido.

Orion “Go West” Auction!

Orion’s biggest fundraiser is around the corner…

The “Go West” auction night includes complimentary drinks from 6pm-7:30pm, dinner & dessert, silent auction, live auction, and professionally-led line dancing! Kid’s Night Out is available through Ingenium for a small fee, and all proceeds are generously donated to Orion.

And last but not least… in the spirit of our Orion community, please consider helping out at the auction for an hour or two, so everyone (including our hard-working auction committee) can have some fun!

Dine Out for Our Schools!

Starship Orion and the John Gill PTA invite you to dine at Main & Elm from this Wednesday, February 27th through Saturday, March 2nd to benefit RCEF.

The Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) is the only organization that fundraises to support all Redwood City School District schools. In a district where two out of three students are from low-income families, RCEF partners with RCSD to help boost school success through enrichment opportunities. Learn more about RCEF…

Where: Main & Elm, 150 Elm St. Redwood City
When: Wed., Feb. 27th through Sat., March 2nd. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner!
Please show this image and mention you’re dining for RCEF: Dine-Out Flyer

Orion Needs Your Financial Support!/ Recuadación Directa de Fondos


Dear Orion Parents,

Welcome to 2018-2019: Starship is kicking off another great year with our most important fundraiser, the Annual Direct Drive.

-Our goal is $50,000 (including company matching funds) with 100% participation.

-We are asking for a tax-deductible donation of $500 per child.

It is our participation as a community that gives our school all the amazing extras that our children enjoy and benefit from every day. This includes Physical Education, Field Trips, Art in Action, Theater, our Instructional Aid, and many others.

We understand it is not possible for some families to make a $500 donation, but we are asking families to give whatever you can. Monthly payments are an option as well. And NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!

This is the most important fundraiser we have because 100% of the entire donation goes directly to the programs for our kids.

  • DONATE ONLINE: Orion Paypal Giving Fund
  • OR WRITE A CHECK: envelopes are available on the table outside of the office. Please fill out the envelope and return it with your check made out to Starship Orion to the black Starship mailbox (in the hallway outside of the office).

Remember, a few parents cannot do this alone. Let’s take pride in helping our school hit our goal. We are so appreciative of all donations.


Katie Comfort & Tanaya Mills, Starship Co-Presidents
Shana Hackworth & Carol Anne Bauman, Fundraising Co-Chairs


Queridos padres de Orion,

Bienvenidos año escolar 2018-2019. Starship Orion está iniciando otro gran año y con ello, nuestra acción más importante: Recuadación Directa de Fondos.

Nuestro objetivo es colectar $ 50,000 (incluyendo los fondos que las compañias aportan para igualar la donación de sus empleados) con una tasa de participación del 100%. Les pedimos a cada familia que haga una donación deducible de impuestos de $500 por niño.

Es nuestra participación como comunidad la que brinda a nuestra escuela todos los increíbles extras que nuestros niños disfrutan y se benefician todos los días. Esto incluye Educación Física, Excursiones, Arte en Acción, Teatro, nuestros aistententes en educación, entre otros.

Entendemos que algunas familias no pueden hacer una donación de $ 500, pero les pedimos a las familias que den todo lo que puedan. ¡Ninguna donación es demasiado pequeña!

Si no puede hacer una donación directa de $ 500 o en una sola transacción , los pagos mensuales también son una opción. Si realmente no puedes hacer eso, da lo que puedas. Esta es la recaudación de fondos más importante que tenemos porque el 100% de la donación va directamente a los programas para nuestros hijos.

  • Puede hacer su donación en línea en Orion Paypal Giving Fund
  • Si prefiere escribir un cheque, hay sobres disponibles en la mesa afuera de la oficina. Complete el sobre y devuélvalo con su cheque al buzón negro de Starship en el pasillo fuera de la oficina.

Recuerde, algunos padres no pueden hacer esto solos. Siéntase orgulloso de ayudar a nuestra escuela a alcanzar nuestra meta. Estamos muy agradecidos por todas las donaciones.


Katie Comfort & Tanaya Mills, PTO Co-Presidents
Shana Hackworth & Carol Anne Bauman,  Fundraising Co-Chairs