By Barbara Taylor
If the Ophir School Council/PTO is
successful with their newest project,
school spirit will be all over town.
The OSC, which counts all parents
as members, is planning a new Spirit
Fridays campaign. The centerpiece:
school t-shirts. The organization
will be selling the shirts on the first
day of school and throughout the
year for students to wear on Fridays,
on field days and on other special
“The t-shirts will be sold near cost
so they will be affordable to all,”
said Jennifer O’Connor, OSC President.
They will sell water bottles,
lunch boxes and pencils that will
help fund a t-shirt scholarship.
The School Spirit campaign and
t-shirts will also be opened up to
the community so local business
can show their school spirit, and
O’Connor says the OSC will work
with the Booster Club to expand
product options so students can operate
a small spirit store at the school
The OSC will continue its box-top and
shopping incentive programs, which
fund multiple projects.
“All people have to do is shop at certain
stores—it’s easy,” O’Connor said.
Information on participating stores
will be available in welcome packets
on “back to school night,” and box top
collection boxes will be in the post
office and at the school for community
members who want to contribute.
The group is also planning and reorganizing
its regular fundraisers like
the pie auction and the wreath and
“The OSC funds so many things that
make our school special and great,”
O’Connor said. “From the ski and
swim programs, to special art and theater
presentations, classroom supplies,
and more. The school wouldn’t be the
same without the OSC funding.”
Looking to get involved? All are
welcome. Contact O’Connor at