Dates To Note-December 2018

Hello O’Hara Families! Be sure to mark your calendars for these December events and dates of note:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 (9am-10pm), Barnes and Noble fundraiser at the Waterworks location.  A portion of all purchases will be donated to the O’Hara Elementary PTO, including Starbucks purchases (just make sure to tell your customer service representative that you are there to support O’Hara!). The PTO will also be manning a complimentary gift wrap table from 11am-5pm at this event, staffed by volunteers (you can sign up to participate here), who will also be collecting donations.  Can’t make it to this event? Online purchases made between 12/1 and 12/5 will also benefit the PTO. Just use the Code 12454575 when you check out.
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Author and professional storyteller Christine Petrell Kallevig visit. Kallevig specializes in a technique that blends storytelling and origami, known as “Storigami.” During her visit, she will read several short origami stories and fold giant-sized paper, using the paper to demonstrate the actions of the characters. 
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 (7pm), Districtwide Festival of Strings Orchestra Concert, FCASD High School Auditorium. Students in grades 4-12 will be performing in a strings orchestra concert. Admission is free for students and seniors, $5 for all others. 
  • December 10-14, 2018, Dollar Days for Make-A-Wish. O’Hara Elementary will support the Make-A-Wish fundraiser through a week of “Dollar Days.”  Students are encouraged to bring a $1 donation and dress to show their support for Make-A-Wish. Here’s the schedule for the week of December 10th:
    • Monday, December 10:  School Spirit Day
    • Tuesday, December 11: Crazy Sock Day 
    • Wednesday, December 12:  Hat Day
    • Thursday, December 13:  Wacky Hair Day 
    • Friday, December 14:  Festive Sweater/Shirt Day
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 (6-8:30pm), O’Hara PTO’s A Night Out to Benefit Make-A-Wish, O’Hara Cafeteria. Caregivers can enjoy a night out to themselves while their FCASD students  in grades K-5 have a pizza dinner and watch the holiday favorite – the Polar Express. Kids are encouraged to wear their PJs (no slippers) for this magic-filled evening at O’Hara.  Event proceeds will be donated to the FCASD fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. Cost:  $25/child ($15 for each additional sibling). Advance Registration Required by 12/12 here. If you want to volunteer, your child can attend for the discounted price of $5. Sign up here. 
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 (6pm), O’Hara PTO meeting, O’Hara Auditorium. Please RSVP here if you plan on attending this month’s PTO meeting. If RSVPs are low, we may cancel due to the proximity to winter break. 
  • Friday, December 21, 2018, PTO-sponsored school wide assembly featuring the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. 
  • Friday, December 21, 2018 (2:45pm), O’Hara Elementary Winter Class parties. Classrooms will be celebrating the upcoming break with winter-themed activities led by parent volunteers. If you are interested in participating in the winter party, please contact your homeroom representative
  • Monday, December 24, 2018-Tuesday, January 1, 2019, Winter Break. The PTO wishes your family a restful and festive winter break!


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