For those of you who are not familiar with the PFO, we are a group of dedicated parents, assisted by a few faculty members, who raise money for O’Brien Tech students by organizing fundraisers such as our ziti dinner and annual card party/raffle. We also regularly schedule guests and community speakers to present valuable and timely information to parents.

The proceeds of our fundraising activities are funneled back to the students in several ways. One of our priorities is to help students in need. In the past, we have purchased culinary kits, work boots, uniforms and tool kits for students whose parents were unable to buy those items due to financial constraints. We have also made donations to our sports teams for uniforms and equipment.

We also provide approximately 25 monetary awards that are given out at the annual awards ceremony. The recipients of these awards are chosen by their trade teachers as either having shown the most improvement or outstanding commitment in their trade.

We generally hold our meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Library Media Center.

At the meetings we plan our upcoming activities and fundraisers, vote on how funds should be dispersed and discuss what’s going on in school. Call the school office to find out when the next meeting will take place. Your participation in the PFO will show your son/daughter how much you care about them by being involved in school activities and making their high school years a successful experience. There are no prerequisites required and everyone is welcome! We hope to see many new members in the coming years!