DO FAMILY ENGAGEMENT THE Oroola WAY!
"I love staying up until 2:00 AM creating forms and wrestling with spreadsheets"
- said no PTO/PTA volunteer, ever!
ONE LOGIN = School Page + Classrooms + Groups + Calendar + Signups + School Directory + Private Messaging
ONE PLACE, ONE LOGIN FOR ALL YOUR PTO NEEDS
Admin can schedule and manage events for school, classroom(s) or group(s), view RSVP responses and attendee list. Invitees can view a list of upcoming events in school and classrom walls, RSVP with one click, and receive automatic reminders
EVENT SCHEDULING FOR PRIVATE/PUBLIC EVENTS
Create and manage theme-based, beautiful sign-ups for donation drives, for class potluck, to recruit volunteers, for parent-teacher conferences, and more. View analytics, download reports. Parents sign up with just two clicks. No more filling up lengthy forms with child, classroom, and personal info.
SIGNUPS FOR ORGANIZING GROUP ACTIVITIES
Build an inclusive community of teachers/school staff, parents, and even students (in the case of PTSAs). Designate admins, moderators and room parents for more controls and customization
ALL-INCLUSIVE FOR TRULY CONNECTED COMMUNITIES
Configure, organize and communicate with your communities at grade-level, classroom-level, group-level or at the entire school-level. Easy access to member list, teacher list, school, district, and PTA websites. At-a-glance view of all important information - events, messages, signups and more.
CUSTOMIZABLE COMMUNITIES TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
PRIVATE, SECURE, AND SAFE
Private school community with several layers of security. Membership permitted only via admin invitation or a unique school code. PTA admin is authorized to remove/report suspicious members or messages. Optional message and comment moderation. No member contact information is exposed or shared, ever!
Conveniently hold small, private conversations via private groups, share knowledge through public groups, or direct-message individuals/group, safely and securely. Inbox of threaded chats to track conversations
DIRECT MESSAGES AND GROUPS FOR PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS
HOW DOES IT WORK
3 easy steps
Set up your Oroola account with your school and PTA information. Configure your school and classroom communities. Set permissions
Set up your free school account on Oroola
Invite members either by: a) sharing a unique link/code in your school/PTA email, b) by uploading CSV file with email addresses, or c) via your school/PTA Facebook page. Parents receive a custom invitation to join your school/classroom community.
Invite families and community members
Start communicating with families. Create school and classroom calendar, create signups for volunteers, donation lists, polls, elections, parent teacher conferences, and more. View membership and engagement analytics
SAFE, SECURE AND PRIVATE
Unlike other social networks, Oroola's school-based community is private and does not track or broadcast your activity over the web. Parents can communicate with others, even in private, without sharing their personal contact information
Unlike other social media or mailing lists, Oroola can be configured and customized for YOUR school. Create school, grade and classroom-level communities. Provide easy access to PTA member information, and school/PTA websites. Invite teachers and school staff to join the community and even students, in the case of PTSAs
One-of-its-kind, school-based community platform dedicated to K-12 education
Oroola is a modern communication platform, built specifically for parents and PTO/PTAs. Its ease-of-use helps maximize parent/student membership, collaboration, and engagement. Invite and view members, assign moderators, remove messages, or search and bookmark conversations for future reference. Easy handover of the community to future PTO/PTA members
MODERN, EASY-TO-USE PLATFORM
ONE PLACE FOR ALL
Oroola replaces dozens of other tools and websites. Now you can schedule events, recruit volunteers, organize donation drives, create signups for group activities. private chat with other members, and even communicate with members from other local schools, all in one place, with just one login
CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR SCHOOL
OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
I have more questions not answered here, who can I reach out to
If you have further questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com
How is Oroola different from other social networks such as Facebook?
Oroola is private, meaning we don't publish or share any member activity outside of the community. Other social networks, such as Facebook, track users and user activities not only on their own website but throughout the internet. They track users on close to 100 data points (even in private groups), including user's job, household data, and several other pieces of information. Also Facebook uses automated algorithms to display information to members, which means information shared in your groups or on your FB page is not necessarily seen by all members in a timely manner; depending on users' activity and level of engagement, some users may see the information in their feed, while others may not. Oroola is designed for maximum and efficient parent engagement
Our school already uses Yahoo groups for communication, how is Oroola different?
Unlike a mailing list, which Yahoo Groups essentially is, Oroola's platform is built from scratch and dedicated to PTO/parents' needs. Members can communicate either in a group setting or in private without exposing their contact information. Moving your existing community from Yahoo Groups to Oroola is super easy - just copy and paste your school-specific unique link into an email and all existing members will receive an invitation to sign up for your PTA group. Unlile Yahoo groups, Oroola provides all essential tools in one place - calendar, group signup, private chat, file and photo sharing and more.
Do PTAs/families have to see annoying advertisements in order to get this free offering?
No, not at all. We hate ads as much as you do. There are absolultey no annoying popup or any other kinds of ads showing up in your face or changing colors all over the screen, The offering is completely free without any kind of advertisement.
Can PTSAs of middle and high schools use Oroola ?
Yes, Oroola is built for all K-12 grade PTA/PTO needs. We understand that family engagement at elementary grade levels is very different from middle and high school grade levels and hence offer customized experience based on your school grade level. In case of middle and high school PTSAs, we make it easy even for students (13+ years) to be part of the community by keeping their information safe and secure
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