Onaway PTO

Upcoming Events

Fall Book Fair—Wednesday, October 23 - Friday, October 25. The annual Onaway Book Fair is an important fundraiser that allows the PTO to buy all of the birthday books for the year as well as great new titles for the classroom libraries. Help us as we try to nurture a love for reading in all of our students! Wednesday 3:30-8:30pm plus Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 4pm. Our goal is for every child to leave with a book of his or her own. For any families needing financial assistance to make this happen, please contact Eric Forman at forman_e@shaker.org or 216-295-4080. Distribution will be confidential. 

**NEW this year! There will be a plethora of fabulous new books available to us through Usborne Books. If you are unable to make it on Wednesday, when only Usborne will be available at the book fair, you can order online here. Onaway will receive up to 50% back in free books for library and classroom use!

Family Fun Night—Wednesday, October 23

Kick off Parent-Teacher Conferences and the long weekend with a night of fun! This informal event provides our school community the opportunity to meet and connect with other Onaway families. Stop by the Book Fair in the hallway then come inside the gym for a Magic Show and snacks!


CommUnity Conversations—Wednesday, November 6 from 7:00 - 8:30pm

Join us in the Onaway Library to discuss the topic, Living in CommUnity: It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. These conversations are designed to bring parents and caregivers with different perspectives together in an open and supportive community to talk about issues that affect Shaker students. Childcare provided in the Multipurpose Room.

PTO Meeting—Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00 - 8:30pm In an effort to better connect you to your student's experience at Onaway, please meet us in the Onaway Library to learn about what is happening at school plus to voice your ideas, hopes and concerns. Childcare provided in the multipurpose room.

CommUnity Speaker—Wednesday, December 4 from 7:00 - 8:30pm

Join us in the Onaway gym for the second part of our ongoing series, Your Student, Inside and Outside the Classroom: Understanding Curriculum and Student Success in Shaker Schools. With an official collaboration with the Fernway PTO, these meetings are designed for caregivers and teachers to come together and listen to panelists discuss topics regarding the Shaker School District.
CommUnity Conversations—Wednesday, January 8 from 7:00 - 8:30pm
Join us in the Onaway Library to discuss the topic, Living in CommUnity: Family Engagement. These conversations are designed to bring parents and caregivers with different perspectives together in an open and supportive community to talk about issues that affect Shaker students. Childcare provided in the Multipurpose Room.

ONAWAY LITTLE THEATER—Willy Wonka Jr. musical, February 21-23

Save the Dates! Please join us for the 15th Annual Onaway Little Theater! This weekend of entertainment will be sure to impress us all as 4th Graders turn our everyday school gymnasium into a magical chocolate factory. Tickets, t-shirts, and bake sale details coming soon!

Click here for more information. 

Onaway 2019 Olympics (our school’s one and only fundraiser) was a huge success thanks to the generosity of our wonderful community! Together we raised $18,002 in funds to support Onaway. THANK YOU!

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 Beth Bailey and Brooke Bribriesco at onawayptopres@gmail.com.


Onaway PTO Officers for 2019-20

Co-Presidents:  Brooke Bribriesco, Beth Bailey
Co-1st Vice Presidents: Angela Owen, Bridget McCarthy
Vice President, Communication: Sarah Miller
Co-Vice Presidents, Educational Enrichment:  Sara Schiavoni, Christina Belenky
Co-Vice Presidents, Financial Management: Amy Bouthilet, Kelly Taylor
Co-Vice Presidents, Outreach: Lori Young, Lara Richards
Co-Vice President, Parent Education & Advocacy: Tor Smith, Danielle Eisenberg
Co-Secretaries: Kate Stuart, Katie O’Brien Hawkins
Treasurer: Cheri Dellelo
Asst Treasurer:  Melissa Westbrook
Co-Nomination Chairs: Abby England, Carisa Tilton
View the full Onaway PTO Roster, including chairs for specific events, educational enrichment and outreach activities. 

Don't Be Left Out of Shaker Schools Family Directory!

In the Shaker Schools, we build community by connecting our families with a district-wide directory. Our goal is 100% participation from Shaker families. The Shaker School Family Directory is convenient and user-friendly, accessible either online or as a smartphone app. Shaker families maintain their own directory information. It’s easy to sign up and takes only a few minutes. Click here and then select “Join as a new family.”


Stay Informed About Onaway

Stay Informed About Onaway
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