Cardinal O'Hara High School
Weekly Happenings
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Coming Up in November
Parent Teacher Conferences
Our conferences will be virtual this year on November 19, from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Parents are able to sign up to meet with their child's teacher (s) for a brief conference. Please only schedule one time period per teacher. A Zoom link will be available on the O'Hara website the day of conferences.
Important Attendance Reminders
Whether a student is in school or learning virtually, Cardinal O’Hara upholds the same attendance policies. Any changes in a student’s attendance should be communicated by an adult via the attendance line- 610-544-3800 extension 1827.
This includes; but is not limited to, absences, early dismissals, funerals, medical appointments, sudden illness during the school day or other emergencies, etc.

If your student is going to be virtual on a day he or she is expected in the building, you must call the attendance line to indicate that your child will be "Virtual on an in-person day." The student will be expected to be present, visible and active in all classes that day. It is critical for the safety and security of everyone that we have an accurate count of who is physically present in the school building in case of emergencies. However, all students should stick to their hybrid or fully virtual schedule. Hybrid students should only go temporarily virtual if they are having surgery, require a brief extended absence, are advised to quarantine, and should clear this with school administration prior. 
Virtual Learning FAQ
In an effort to keep everyone organized and informed on day to day procedures, please view our Virtual Learning FAQ link below.
Updates From Administrative Offices
Student Academics
Student Affairs
Student Services
Alumni Office
Alumni from 2017-2020 are invited to the Live streaming of our Thanksgiving Mass that will begin at 9:00am on Wednesday, November 25th. To view our Mass with fellow alumni, please complete the form so we can send you the link. Following Mass, a virtual reception will take place with staff, teachers and alumni that includes trivia, prizes and an opportunity to catch up with one another. A separate link will also be sent for this reception. We look forward to seeing you! #Lion4Life

Band Fundraiser
Support our Band and Guard at our Chipotle Night out on Saturday, November 14!
Band Craft Fair- Next Week!
O'Hara Partners with Rite Aid to Offer Flu Shot Clinic
Cardinal O'Hara will be hosting a Flu Vaccine Clinic in conjunction with Rite Aid on Friday, November 20, 2020. Parents/Guardians may register their student(s) to receive the vaccine the morning of November 20, 2020. A parent/guardian must complete the consent form for the student to have with them on the morning of the clinic, in addition to, a photocopy of the back and front of the student's insurance card. (The consent form can be found on the Student Services website.) All Covid safety precautions must be followed. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. The link to register can be found here:
COHS Theatre
There will be a Parent Meeting through Zoom on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00pm. Parents of cast, stage crew and orchestra are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Aimee-Kate Mooney at akmooney@cohs.com with questions. 

Tutoring from NHS
Members of the National Honor Society offer tutoring opportunities for students that may need some extra help in various subject areas. Please click the link below to sign up.
Guidance Office Information
Visit our Guidance Office page for everything you need to know. You will see checklists for students, upcoming college visits and much more!

Virtual FAFSA completion night will be held Tuesday November 24th at 6:30. Any parent looking for assistance or has questions, please email  Lgraney@cohs.com for the zoom link. You can sign up until Friday November 20th.

Camp Out For Hunger
Anyone who would like to donate to the Thanksgiving Food Drive can drop donations in the designated box by the East Entrance. The drive will continue until Monday, 11/16. Please place the donation in a bag and attach your name and the name of your 1st period teacher to the donation. 


When: November 9th-16th 
Where: 1st Period  
Prize: The 1st period class with the most items will win a breakfast treat for the class

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
  • Creamy peanut butter (Plastic containers only)
  • Canned/shelf-stable meats (Including tuna)
  • Shelf stable white milk
  • Canned beef stew
  • Canned chili
  • Breakfast cereal or hot cereal
  • Nuts/ trail mix
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Brown Rice
  • Jelly (Plastic containers only)
  • Canned fruits & vegetables (low salt, no high fructose corn syrup)
  • Only boxes, cans, plastic containers or non-breakable jars which do not have to be refrigerated can be collected.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE:
  • Beverages of any kind, including bottled water, juice, or sugary drinks.
  • Potato chips, cookies and other unhealthy snacks
  • Seasonal Items (i.e. cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie mix, peppermint flavored items, holiday themed items)
  • Bread and baked goods (which go bad quickly)
  • Ramen noodles

Community Service Corps
The Community Service Corps is asking the assistance of the O'Hara Community as we reach out to families in need and provide them with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We have more requests for meals this year than ever before. We are asking you to join us by participating in the CSC Thanksgiving Dinner Program by donating $20 to purchase a turkey and a pie to be included with a Thanksgiving Dinner Box.

Danny Hammond Dance Marathon
Students interested in participating in Cardinal O'Hara's Danny Hammond Dance Marathon (DHDM), supporting Lion's Philanthropy, in any capacity can now sign up. Students can participate as dancers or apply to be a member or captain of a committee or Leadership Team member. More than 60% of the student body participates in this annual event supporting many local organizations. This form will close on Wednesday, November 18th. To learn about the history of DHDM, visit our website: 

This link will only open for student email addresses:
Join the Mothers' and Fathers' Club
"One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time." 
 
Cardinal O'Hara parents are actively engaged in the school community. The Mothers' and Fathers' Club works to support the many events, programs and services that O'Hara offers. They work with the school to support its overall mission as an educational community steeped in the values of pride, excellence and tradition. 
 
The 2020-21 school year is impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to safely socially distance. However, we still need parent and volunteer support and we will do what we can virtually as well as follow all health and safety policies with events.
 
We invite all parents and guardians to volunteer as much as they are able. Please review the variety of opportunities and register to volunteer: https://forms.gle/ss35jBy6K9g4zMuD9. Reach out to Jen Tuberosa (jtuberosa@cohs.com) or Michelle O'Hanlon (mmohanlon@verizon.net) with questions. 
Thankful Thursday
This will be our 5th year for Thankful Thursday's. The teachers and staff have tremendously enjoyed your generosity the past four 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. 

Mane Street Adds New Products
Cardinal O'Hara's school store, Mane Street, is open exclusively online 24/7! Check out all of the new products that have been added just this month: red and blue Henley t-shirts, new and improved PJ pants, clip on hand sanitizer bottles, Lion car air fresheners in three scents, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts, a cooler and more! Visit https://my-site-100575-119064-co.square.site/s/shop to order your O'Hara gear today! Shop online and pick up in person.
Order Your Yearbook- By 11/20/2020!
Lion Cutouts
Don't forget about Amazon Smile as the holidays approach!
Click the image below to access Amazon Smile and support O'Hara a the same time!