Back to School Social & O’Hara Spirit Sale

The Back to School Social and O’Hara Spirit Sale will be held Wednesday, September 5th from 5:30pm – 8pm on the 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 & 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!

Food Trucks

Food will be available for purchase from several food trucks and local restaurants, including:

A portion of food sales will be donated back to O’Hara PTO.

Raffles

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a variety of prizes.  All raffle ticket proceeds benefit the O’Hara PTO and have been donated by our generous PTO Directory advertisers. Tickets start at $1/each (cash and checks accepted) Raffle prizes include:

  • Seven Springs (4 Highland Ski Tickets /4 Tubing Tickets)
  • Hidden Valley (4 Tickets to Golf at Hidden Valley)
  • Laurel Mountain (4 Ski/Board Tickets)
  • Cornerstone ($50 gift certificate)
  • Tavern in the Wall ($25 gift certificate)
  • Rosebud’s (Backpack, lunchbox, Desk pad)
  • Kristi Boutique ($50 gift certificate)
  • Soothe the Soul ($25 gift certificate)
  • Aspinwall Beans N Cream ($20 gift certificate)
  • Lauri Ann West Community Center (6 month membership and 2 tickets to Celebrate the Center)
  • O’Hara Elementary (event parking space!)
  • Borough of Aspinwall (T-shirts)
  • At the Wall Pilates (Free private lesson)
  • Pure Barre (one month unlimited classes)
  • One Brilliant ($100 gift certificate)
  • Dovecote ($50 gift certificate)
  • Lynott Miniatures (Penguin Stuffed Animal)

Spirit Sale

This year’s Social will also feature an on-site O’Hara Spirit Sale! Items for sale include:

  • T-shirts in adult and youth sizes ($15 each)
  • Youth Hoodies ($25)
  • Umbrellas ($20+tax)
  • Water Bottles ($14+tax)
  • Window Clings ($3+tax)

Credit cards will be accepted for Spirit Sale purchases.  Special “Back to School” pricing will be available at the Social, including:

  • 2 shirts for $25 (mix and match youth and adult sizes)
  • Water bottle + Youth Shirt for $25
  • 2 Window Clings for $5
  • Free Window Cling with $25 purchase

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Any remaining inventory will be sold through our online spirit sale after the social.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help with beverage sales, raffle ticket sales, and the Spirit Sale.  View available opportunities and sign up here! 

We look forward to seeing you at the Back to School Social and Spirit Sale!

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2018 Spring Basket Fundraiser

The 2018 O’Hara Elementary School Spring Basket Fundraiser is here! This fundraiser is an annual favorite for students, staff and parents alike. It’s also O’Hara PTO’s largest fundraiser – last year we raised close to $9,000!  Money raised helps the PTO fund teacher stipends, assemblies, courtyard improvements, O’Hara t-shirts, and more.

How it works: 

Students in each class contribute items based on a set theme, and then PTO volunteers assemble the baskets.  The baskets will be on display in the Commons Area the week of May 14 – 18, during which time students can purchase raffle tickets from PTO volunteers at school. Each student receives one free ticket for a chance to win the basket of their choosing. Basket winners are randomly drawn on May 18th after school, and winners are notified by email.

How to Help: 

  • Begin sending in donations NOW through May 11th
    • The PTO requests that students bring donations of NEW items (specific to their selected theme as listed below) to their classroom, where collection baskets will be provided. The deadline to donate items is May 11th. 
    • Donations DO NOT need to be expensive, but something a child would enjoy receiving. For example, if your child had “Movie Night,” you could donate movie passes, popcorn, a DVD, etc.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets the week of May 14th through May 18th
    • Each student will receive one free ticket.
    • Parents, staff, and students may purchase additional tickets during the school day (8:40am – 3:45pm): 1 for $1, 12 for $10, and 30 for $20.  Cash and checks payable to OEPTO are accepted.
    • Students will need to write their name and their homeroom teacher’s name on the back of each ticket.  Kindergarten & 1st Grade students are encouraged to buy their tickets Monday—Thursday to bring home and write their name and their teacher’s name on the back of each ticket and place in the baskets the next morning.
    • Winners will be announced on May 18th via email.
  • Volunteer to assemble Baskets on May 11th (all slots filled – thank you for volunteering!)
  • Volunteer to Sell Raffle Tickets (clearances required)

Spring Basket Themes:

Kindergarten

  • Fiore- Legos/Nurf Stuff
  • Pacheco- Disney
  • Ulanowicz- Super Heroes
  • Yokel- Sundae Fun (Think Ice Cream theme)
  • Werner- Coloring Craze (coloring books, crayons, markers…)

First Grade

  • Burnett- Pool Time (things you would use at the swimming pool)
  • Erdner- Family Road Trip (Mad Libs, Car Games, travel pillows, snacks, books…)
  • Gumto- Picnic Time
  • Nugara- Candy Land
  • Sacriponte- Summer Fun (things kids use in the summer)

Second Grade

  • Fownes- Kids Beach Vacation
  • Ferrari- Pampered Pooch
  • Ivins- Fun with Art (art supplies of any kind)
  • McCauley- Camping with Kids
  • Peters- Cooking with Kids

Third Grade

  • Sirianna- Craft Craze
  • Buckley- Let’s Have a Ball (sports related balls – but can be creative)
  • Frick- “Favorite Things”- (kind of an anything goes, bring in something you love…)
  • Danielson- Game Day (board games, outdoor games…any games)
  • Mueller- Planting and Gardening with Kids

Fourth Grade

  • Hong- Basketball Fever
  • Tucker- Fun with Writing (paper, note cards, pencils, pens, stamps, stickers, etc.)
  • Abati- Fun with Science (games, kits, anything that makes science)
  • Thiebaud- Decadent Desserts (baking, making, mixing, prepping, eating)
  • Jedlicka- “Kids Stuff” Gift Cards

Fifth Grade

  • Deet- Soccer Craze
  • Fetterman- Movie Night (iTunes gift cards, movie tickets, popcorn, candy, etc.)
  • Ricci- Spa Day/Relaxing Day
  • Ivanusic- Take Me Out to the “Pirates, Steelers, Penguins” Game
  • Planz- Star Wars (May the force be with you.)

Bonus Baskets!

In addition to the class theme baskets, there are several “Big Kid” baskets that will be up for raffle, including:

  • Pirate tickets for 4
  • 4 ski tickets & rental tickets to Hidden Valley 2018-2019
  • 4 ski tickets & rental tickets to Seven Springs 2018-2019
  • 4 snow tubing tickets Hidden Valley 2018-1019
  • 4 snow tubing tickets Seven Springs 2018-1019
  • Golf for four Hidden Valley 2018
  • Golf for four Seven Springs 2018
  • Seven Springs Overnight lodging for a family of four

Parents are welcome to sign in to view baskets and purchase tickets. Anyone without clearances will need escorted by a staff member.  Tickets will still be on sale during the PTO Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and Meeting on May 18th (9:15 – 10:15).

We appreciate the support and participation of all the families and students with this fundraiser.

If you have any questions, please comment below or email the Spring Basket Fundraiser Co-chairs:

Dawn.dipasquale@yahoo.com

faith@faithmoser.com

Photo credit: Photos by Danelle - Baskets on display at the 2016 O'Hara Multicultural Night
Photo credit: Photos by Danelle 

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

It’s Almost Spring [Basket] Time!

Photo credit: Photos by Danelle - Baskets on display at the 2016 O'Hara Multicultural Night
Photo credit: Photos by Danelle – Baskets on display at the 2016 O’Hara Multicultural Night

The 2017 O’Hara Elementary School Great Gift Basket Give Away is almost here! We need all your enthusiasm to make this year another success. Baskets will be in each classroom on March 6th and will be collected on Friday, March 17th.

Gift Basket Guidelines are as follows:

  • Each class (32 total) will be given a theme. The class is asked to put together a gift basket on that theme.
  • The PTO requests that students bring donations of NEW items (specific to their selected theme) to their classroom, where collection baskets will be provided.
  • Donations DO NOT need to be expensive, but something a child would enjoy receiving. For example, if your child had “Movie Night,” you could donate movie passes, popcorn, a DVD, etc.
  • Begin sending in donations on March 6th, up until March 16th. The baskets will be assembled on March 17th.
  • Tickets will be sold the week of March 20th – 24th. Winners will be announced on March 27th.
  • Each student will receive one free ticket.
  • Parents, staff, and students may purchase tickets: 1 for $1, 12 for $10, and 30 for $20.

Kindergarten

Fiore– Super Heroes
Pacheco– Sundae Fun (Think Ice Cream theme)
Peters– Disney
Ulanowicz– Legos/Nerf
Yokel– Cooking with Kids
Werner– Coloring Craze (coloring books, crayons, markers…)

First

Burnett– Pool Time (things you would use at the swimming pool)
Erdner– Family Road Trip (Mad Libs, Car Games, travel pillows, snacks, books…)
Gumto-Jacobs- Picnic Time
Nugara– Candy Land
Reppi- Summer Fun

Second

Fownes– Fun with Art (art supplies of any kind)
Ferrari-Pampered Pooch
Ivins– Let’s Go Camping
Macura– Movie Night (iTunes gift cards, DVD’s, popcorn, movie passes
McCauley– Beach Vacation

Third

Sirianna– Craft Craze
Buckley– Let’s Have a Ball (sports related balls – but can be creative)
Frick- “Favorite Things”- (kind of an anything goes, bring in something you love that other kids will, too).
Mueller– Game Day (board games, outdoor games…any games)
Resek– Planting and Gardening

Fourth

Bashforth– Basketball Fever
Billings– Fox Chapel Pride
Danielson– Fun with Science (Mr. Danielson loves Science, ask him for ideas)
Thiebaud– Decadent Desserts (baking, making, mixing, prepping, eating)
Reid– “Kids Stuff” Gift Cards
Jedlicka– Fun with Writing (paper, note cards, pencils, pens, stamps, stickers, etc.)

Fifth

Deet– Spa Day
Fetterman– Sleepover Fun (things kids use, play with, need, at a sleepover, i.e. flashlights, games, nail polish, pillow case…)
Gruden- Soccer Craze
Ivanusic– Take Me Out to the “Pirates, Steelers, Penguins” Game
Planz– Star Wars (May the force be with you.)