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'Polar Express' at O'Hara Elementary will offer parents a night out

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
O’Hara Elementary principals will host the PTO movie night on Dec. 14.
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O’Hara Elementary principals will host the PTO movie night on Dec. 14.

O’Hara Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization on Friday will host a movie night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. featuring “Polar Express.”

Proceeds benefit the Fox Chapel Area School District’s 29th annual Make-A-Wish telethon.

“The O’Hara PTO is excited to partner with our principals to increase O’Hara’s donation while offering families in the school district a night out to shop or have dinner,” PTO President Sarah Shaffer said.

O’Hara Principals Kristy Batis and Steven Edwards will be chaperoning the event, along with PTO volunteers and student volunteers from the high school’s National Honors Society.

Cost is $25 per family; caregivers can drop their elementary-aged students off for dinner and a show.

The event is open to all district students in grades K-5.

Shaffer said she would have appreciated the opportunity for a night out when her children were younger and is happy to chaperone so others have that opportunity.

District students have donated nearly $806,000 to various local and regional charities through their annual telethon over the last 28 years. The fundraising for Make-A-Wish this year and last year is a return to the telethon’s roots as it was the high school telethon’s first charity in 1990.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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