Dates to Note – September 2018

Hello O’Hara Families! With Labor Day weekend upon us, school is in full swing and Fall is on its way. Be sure to mark your calendars for these September events and dates to note:

  • Monday, September 3, 2018 No School (Labor Day)
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (5:30-8:00pm) Back to School Social and School Spirit Sale, O’Hara Playground. This annual O’Hara PTO event is a favorite among students and provides an opportunity for families to connect. Bring the whole family for dinner, dessert and fun (rain or shine).  You can also stock up on O’Hara gear to show your O’Hara Spirit on Fridays.  Interested in helping out?  You can volunteer for a shift and still have time to enjoy the festivities.
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 (6:00-7:30pm) O’Hara Elementary Camp Allegheny Parent Meeting, O’Hara Auditorium. 5th grade parents are invited to discuss the annual class trip to Camp Allegheny.
  • Monday, September 10, 2018 No School (Fall Break)
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 No School (Fall Break)
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 (9:15-10:15am) First PTO Meeting of the Year, O’Hara Auditorium. Caregivers are welcome to attend the first PTO meeting of the year and learn about ways to get involved at O’Hara. We will be discussing volunteer involvement in committees, the budget, and exciting new events coming to O’Hara this year. Homeroom Representatives are invited to stay for an additional meeting at 10:15am to discuss their role and responsibilities for the year. 
  • Monday, September 24-28, 2018 Spirit Week. It’s Homecoming Week in the Fox Chapel Area School District and O’Hara Elementary students can show their pride by participating in Spirit Week. 
    • Monday: Mismatch Day
    • Tuesday: Tank Top Day (no spaghetti straps or strapless clothing items)
    • Wednesday: Woke Up Like This (no slippers or slipper socks. Children need to be wearing shoes)
    • Thursday: Red Zone-wear your O’Hara T-shirts or Fox Chapel gear for a Homecoming Pep Rally in the afternoon
    • Friday: Disney Day
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (6:30pm) Public Meeting on School Safety, Fox Chapel Area High School LGI. The Fox Chapel Area School District is holding a public meeting to discuss the district’s safety plan. Administrators and local police officials will discuss approaches aimed at enhanced prevention and response protocols throughout the district’s campuses. Parents are encouraged to attend. 
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (9:15am) PALS Meeting, Eat N’ Park in Waterworks. 
  • Friday, September 28, 2018 (4-7pm) Community Homecoming Carnival, Front Lawn at Fox Chapel Area High School. In honor of Homecoming Weekend, the Fox Chapel Area High School invites community members to its annual Homecoming Carnival, with lots of fun activities, games, and rides for kids.  The football game follows at 7pm. 
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