Onaway PTO

Upcoming Events

Math Mania—Thursday, January 25, 6:30-8:30 PM. Snapology Lego-themed math exploration night. Contact: Gina Cuffari, gina.cuffari@phoenix.edu, 216.956.6191

Fourth-grade GIRLS Mixer at Woodbury—Thursday, February 8, 6 PM

Fourth-grade BOYS Mixer at Woodbury—Thursday, February 15, 6 PM

Onaway Skate at Thorton Park—February 24, 2018, 4:45-6:45 PM. Join Onaway families at Thornton Park for a fun, low-key gathering ice skating event. Contact: Kerry Grimberg, kogrimberg@ymail.com, 216.408.4170 or Ricia Weiner, riciaweiner@gmail.com, 301.379.2684

Parent Night Out—March 3, 2018, 7 PM. Save-the-date for a fun night out with Onaway parents and guardians. Contact: Susan Armstrong, susanarmstrong14@yahoo.com, 202.765.5241

Fourth-grade GIRLS Mixer at Woodbury—Thursday, March 8, 6 PM

Fourth-grade BOYS Mixer at Woodbury—Thursday, March 15, 6 PM

Onaway Little Theater—March 23-25. Come watch our Onaway 4th grade students perform in Seussical, Jr., a musical. Contact: Lisa Welsh, lisabwelsh@gmail.com, 216.849.2261

Family Science Exploration Fun Night—April 12, 6:30-8 PM. Experiments, science and fun. Join us for a night of exploration. Contact: Brian Grimberg, brian.grimberg@case.edu, 216.409.7969

Spring Bingo Night—April 20, 6:30 PM. **NEW** We are trying a new event…BINGO! Contact: Courtney Ricchetti, courtney.ricchetti@gmail.com, 216.233.9629

Staff Appreciation Luncheon—May 11. Parents host lunch for the Onaway staff. Contact: Beth Bailey, eb376197@ohio.edu, 216.938.5992 or Karen Tien, kjtien@gmail.com, 216.751.4811

Open House and Evening for the Arts—May 17, 6 PM

Carnival—May 18. Help plan our biggest spring community event – tons of fun including games, refreshments, and entertainment. Contact: Angie Owen, angelaowen@hotmail.com, 216.255.7069 or Tiffany Boyes, tiffboyes@gmail.com, 330.730.3315

4th Grade IB Exhibition Night—May 24, 6 PM

International Field Day—June 1. An end-of-the-year celebration filled with outside activities for the students. Contact: Sarah Miller, shmill2@gmail.com, 713.578.0281

4th Grade Beach Party—June 1, 1 PM

Clap Out—Monday, June 4, 2:15-3:15 PM

Last day of School for Students—June 5

Onaway Olympics 2017 (our school’s one and only fundraiser) was a huge success thanks to the generosity of our wonderful community! 

This fundraiser along with generous donations, both monetary and of time and effort provide meaningful support for each and every Onaway student through the many trips, programs, and items listed here and many others.

  • Kindergarten field trip to Lake Farm Park
  • First grade field trip to and tour of Terminal Tour
  • Second grade field trip to and tour of Van Aken Development
  • Third grade field trip to Lakeview Cemetery
  • Artist in Residence program for all K-4 students
  • Support for COSI program through Shaker Schools Foundation grant
  • Purchase of 12 IPad keyboards/cases and a charging cart
  • Fourth grade Just Around the Corner program
  • Purchase of learning tools for Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms
  • Support for Garden Club
  • Support for Chess Club
  • Onaway Little Theater
  • Fall Family Picnic
  • Spring Carnival
  • Fourth grade Memory Books
  • Books for every classroom from proceeds of the Book Fair
  • A book for every student on his/her birthday

Suggestions? Comments? Please contact PTO Co-Presidents Susan Armstrong and Lori Young at onawayptopres@gmail.com.

Onaway PTO Officers for 2017-18

Co-Presidents: Susan Armstrong, Lori Young
Co-1st Vice Presidents: Abby England, Carisa Tilton
Co-Vice Presidents, Communication: Courtney Ricchetti, Felicia Smith
Co-Vice Presidents, Educational Enrichment: Paige Brown, Bill Buehl-Reichard, Sarah Miller
Co-Vice Presidents, Financial Management: Amy Bouthilet, Rajani Tendulkar
Co-Vice Presidents, Outreach: Stacey Hren, Angie Owen
Co-Vice Presidents, Parent Education & Advocacy: Bridget McCarthy, Aarti Vakharia
Co-Secretaries: Beth Bailey, Kelly Taylor
Treasurer: Sara Schiavoni
Asst Treasurer: Carrie Boland
Co-Nomination Chairs: Ellen Russell Genger, Suzanne Taigen
View the full Onaway PTO Roster, including chairs for specific events, educational enrichment and outreach activities. 

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