Weekly Happenings- 11/14

Remember that the "Happenings" are always available online at www.cohs.com
Weekly Happenings- November 14, 2018
Pride. Excellence. Tradition.
Middle States Reaccreditation & Weather Related Closures/Delays
Dear O'Hara Family,
I am happy to share that after earning our Middle States reaccreditation , Sister, Maureen McDermott has given us an extra day off for Christmas break. We will be closed on Friday, December 21st. I hope you enjoy the extra day off for Christmas break!
Additionally, with the unstable weather predicted for tomorrow morning, this is a great opportunity to be sure your contact information is correct on PowerSchool. In the event that we have a delay or no school, you will receive a phone call, text message and an email. Delays and cancellations will also be posted on the website and COHS social media.
Thank you for attention in this important matter!
God Bless,
Mrs. Vice
Did You Know...
Cardinal O’Hara High School can help Students pay for College
The partnership with SAGE Tuition Rewards allows Students of Cardinal O’Hara High School to earn up to 9,000 in reward points during their 4 years at O’Hara.
In the last 5 years over 100 new private colleges joined the SAGE Scholars Private College & University Enrollment Consortium - an average of over 20 new colleges per year! Tuition Rewards is open to accredited, 4-year, not-for-profit, colleges and universities.
Coming Up
11/12- Second quarter begins
11/15- Junior Ring Orders-during lunch
11/16- Sophomore Retreat
11/16- Senior Cap and Gown measurements
11/17-11/18- Band Craft Fair
11/20- FAFSA Meeting with parents- 6:00 (ministry center)
11/21- College/Thanksgiving Mass/Reception- 8:00am (10:30am Dismissal)
10:30am Dismissal next Wednesday!
Report Card Information
Report Cards will be placed in homeroom boxes next week. Please be sure to ask your child for a copy of their report card.
Giving Tuesday- November 27th
Your support of Cardinal O'Hara is vital to our continued success now and well into the future. We are most grateful to all of the alumni, parents, corporations, friends, grandparents and others who continue to support us as we celebrate PRIDE, EXCELLENCE and TRADITION in all that we do. Join us on Giving Tuesday on November 27th!
This will be our 3rd year for Thankful Thursday's. The teachers and staff have tremendously enjoyed your generosity the past two years. On each of the Thursdays in November, the parents volunteer to bring in treats for our faculty and staff to enjoy as a sign of gratitude for all that they do for our students. 
SAT Prep Advantage!
ATTENTION JUNIORS! Take advantage of our expertise and enjoy our discounted prices for O'Hara students. After 6 weeks you will be worry-free for the March 9th SAT. Learn all of the inside tips, tricks and content necessary for success on the New SAT. Space is limited, so sign up today! Note: Our winter courses always sell out!
In Other News...
The earlier you order the better the savings - take advantage of the early order savings. Here is the direct link to order: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07437100 
Attention Senior Parents!
You can create your own ad to celebrate your student, here is your link to create your ad:    http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A07437100
Import Aramark Information
*If there aren’t any restrictions, please leave it blank. DO NOT put zero in that space. Students may also bring in cash and put on account
Don't miss the Band Craft Fair this weekend!
Be sure to stop by this Saturday, November 17th from 10am-4pm and on Sunday, November 18th from 10-3.
Sell Candy for Mane Street!
The newly launched school store, "Mane Street," has officially opened and we need volunteers to help us. One of the 'satellites' of the store is our cafeteria candy sales during the lunch periods. It's a pretty easy volunteer opportunity and it really helps us raise money for the school. You are welcome to split a shift with another volunteer if that is easiest.
Guidance Office
Winter Athletics
If your son or daughter played a Fall sport, please login to FamilyID with the same username and password as the Fall. Please click the link that says (Athletes who played a Fall Sport). Section 7 of the PIAA Physical is at the bottom of the registration page.
If your son or daughter did not participate in a Fall Sport, please create a username and password. Click the link that says 
(New Athletes - Who did not play a Fall Sport). Please fill out all required sections and only upload section 6 of the PIAA Physical.
Do not bring your Physicals to school, everything must be don online through FamilyID.
If you have any questions please email Athletic Director BJ Hogan bhogan@cohs.com
O'Hara is looking for any interested families to host one of our international students for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of the students live in a dormitory setting and do not have the experience of a traditional American Thanksgiving celebration.
Please contact Denise Todd, dtodd@cohs.com in the Finance Office for more information or to volunteer your time.
Financial aid applications are now open in FACTS for the 2019-2020 school year. The online financial aid application can be accessed here: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. This year, you can upload your 2017 taxes for the 2018-2019 application so you can complete everything when you submit the application.
You are encouraged to complete the application by December 31, 2018, for first priority.  The first round of financial aid awards will be made by February 1, 2019.  You can sign into your current FACTS account to access the application for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Tickets are on sale online and in the Student Affairs office
- Local elementary and middle school theater programs, as well as local community theater programs for children, are invited to join the Cardinal O'Hara High School Theater Society at a special event prior to their closing show of Mamma Mia on Sunday, December 2. Attendees will have the chance to meet the cast, crew and directors prior to the show and enjoy a pizza lunch prior to attending the 2:00 p.m. show in premium seating. For more info or to sign up, visit the link here.
Don't miss Cardinal O'Hara's production of Mamma Mia! Tickets are on sale online or in the student affairs office! Click here for tickets online.
Save the Date for O'Hara Family Christmas!
Cardinal O'Hara High School  
1701 South Sproul Road Springfield, PA 19064