Welcome back Ottawa Hills families!  Hopefully you had a relaxing summer, and are just as excited as our board to begin the new school year. 


The Ottawa Hills Schools Parent Association (“OHSPA”), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit support organization that has three main purposes: 1) to raise money to enrich student life through programs and events; 2) build stronger community loyalty; and 3) work constructively with the administration, faculty and parents by providing a forum for the exchange of information, opinions, and ideas.


OHSPA raises funds by hosting events that bring parents and guardians together with the faculty, staff, and administration of Ottawa Hills Schools.  These events include the Fall Festival, Book Fairs, and the Spring Carnival. We also organize and provide volunteers for our Lunch Program Fundraiser, and create memorable DVDs of events such as the First Grade Circus for you to purchase.  A complete list of our events and fundraisers is inside.


OHSPA then funds items requested by the faculty and administration.  In the past, we have funded items such as lab tables, special movement and sensory chairs, support for school clubs and memberships, and assistance with educationally-enriched student travel.  


As a parent or guardian of an Ottawa Hills student, you are automatically a voting member of OHSPA. Attending OHSPA meetings allows you to determine how the funds are spent and hear directly from our school administrators about current events in our schools. 


Your participation in OHSPA sponsored events is critical to the success of our organization.  We hope you will consider volunteering your time for our events. Please look for ways to get involved at www.OHSPA.org and if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at carrieconnelly@gmail.com.


We are looking forward to a fun and successful year.


Carrie Connelly

OHSPA President 

2019-2020 School Year