O’Hara Family Movie Night


The O’Hara PTO invites O’Hara families to join us for a free Family Movie Night on Friday, February 22nd. We will be showing Incredibles 2 (PG) in the Auditorium.  Admission to Family Movie Night is free, and all guests will also receive a free popcorn!

Additional refreshments will also be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the O’Hara PTO fundraiser for the Sharpsburg Community Library. The Sharpsburg Community Library has recently been forced to cut its hours and reduce its budget due to a $64K deficit and we want to do everything we can to help protect this valuable community resource!

This is our first Family Movie Night, so we ask that you please RSVP if you will attend so that we have enough popcorn on hand for everyone.  You may also make a donation to the Sharpsburg Community Library when you RSVP.  Walk-ins will be welcome!

  • When:  Friday, February 22, 6:30PM Showtime (Doors open 6pm)
  • Where: O’Hara Elementary
  • Who:  O’Hara Elementary families (students must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Cost:  FREE!
  • What: Free Movie & Popcorn. Additional refreshments available for purchase.
  • RSVP Requested:  Help us plan: Let us know if you will attend!

Volunteer to Help

Volunteers are needed to help with set up, hand out free popcorn, sell refreshments, and to clean up after the event. Clearances are not required.  Sign up here.


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Home Connections: Books to Read for Black History Month

O’Hara Librarian Karen Fornari shares her picks to read at home for Black History Month (or throughout the year). All of these books are available in the O’Hara library!

Kindergarten and First Grade

  • Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Anna Malaspina
  • Dave the Potter Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill
  • Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
  • Tea cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons (former Pittsburgher)

Second Grade and Third Grade:

  • Henry’s Freedom Box A True Story of the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine Ticktock
  • Banneker’s Clock by Shana Keller (O’Hara parent)
  • Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole
  • Take a Picture of Me, James Vanderzee by Andrea J. Loney
  • Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull
  • Between the lines : how Ernie Barnes went from the football field to the art gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace
  • Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom by Steven Sellers Lapham
  • Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade

  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper (Mrs. Fornari: I really like how sensitive issues are handled in this book)
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis (Newbery Honor)
  • Bud, Not Buddy (Newbery Award)  by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
  • A Spy Called James The True Story of James Lafayette Revolutionary War Double Agent by Anne Rockwell
  • Bad News for Outlaws The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy US Marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (former Pittsburgher)
  • Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim

What books would you add to the list?  Share in the comments!