Dates to Note – August 2018

Hello O’Hara Families! Classroom assignments have hit mailboxes and the countdown is officially on for the first day of school! Be sure to mark your calendars for these August events and dates to note:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.) PTO Sponsored Incoming Kindergarten Family Meet Up at the PlaygroundHave a child entering kindergarten at O’Hara Elementary this year? Your family is welcome to join the O’Hara PTO for an informal playdate at the school’s playground on August 20th from 4-6pm. New kindergarteners can meet their classmates and explore the playground, while parents can mingle and get any last minute questions answered by PTO representatives. We will have water and pretzels available, but feel free to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy a relaxing end-of-the-summer evening with your family.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (5:00-6:00 p.m.) Meet and Greet for all grades.  Students and families are invited to visit the building, see their classrooms, and meet their teachers. [Want a sneak peak at who’s in your class before the 23rd? Pop on over the PTO Facebook page to connect with families] 
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 School Pictures
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018  (5:00 – 7:00pm) Curriculum Night (Parents/Guardians only, please, stay tuned for more details). 
  • Friday, August 31, 2018 Early Dismissal (1:30 p.m.)

August 2018

Panera Dine & Donate is Wednesday!

Join the PTO at Panera on Wednesday, January 17th from 4 – 8pm and 20% of your purchase will go straight to the PTO!  Skip the line and order online for Rapid Pick Up or Delivery using code FUND at check out.  If you’re ordering in store, be sure to show your flyer (hard copy or on your phone) so that the PTO receives credit for your purchase.  Thank you for your support! Panera fundraiser

Top 8 Reasons to Attend Multicultural Night

Multicultural Night is just days away!  Gather friends and family and head to the O’Hara Commons this Thursday from 5:30 – 8:00pm. Here are just 8 reasons you won’t want to miss this great event:

  1. Pretend to travel the world! Use your passport to “travel” to the country booths. Get a stamp for your passport after you have learned about that place!
  2. Learn new games, do activities, try writing in another language, and do so many more things that kids around the world might do!
  3. Have dinner in another country! Vendors from Argentina, Turkey, and Korea will be there to sell you delicious food! YUM!
  4. Be silly in the photobooth!
  5. Watch your friends and new dancers perform during the shows at 7pm!
  6. Dance with the Ibeji African Dance Ensemble at 7:50pm.
  7. Check out all the baskets in the PTO Basket Raffle!
  8. Go home with a full passport, a strip of goofy photos, a full belly, and a huge smile.

For a full listing of performers, food vendors and countries represented, visit

All images courtesy of Photographys by Danelle


See you at the Back to School Social!



The Back to School Social will be held Wednesday, September 7th from 5:30pm – 8pm on the playground.  This annual O’Hara PTO fundraiser is a favorite among students and provides an opportunity for parents to connect. Bring the family for dinner, dessert & fun (rain or shine)!

Food will be available for purchase from The Steer & Wheel, Franktuary, Casa del Sole Pizza and Good Humor Ice Cream.

Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase, including the coveted VIP Parking Space for the Open House in October (not that parking at O’Hara is ever a problem!).  All raffle and ice cream ticket proceeds benefit the O’Hara PTO.   Ice cream tickets are $2/each and raffle tickets start at $1/each (cash or check payable to OEPTO).

Raffle prizes include:

Representatives from the local Cub Scouts and Square 1 Art will also be in attendance.

We look forward to seeing you!