OHES PTA Programs and Events

The PTA plans many fun events throughout the year. Find the latest information, including registration details on our Home Page blog and on our Facebook page.



Pyramid Challenge

Join the fun, and show your school spirit in this annual race against other local Springfield elementary schools. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring four cans of food to benefit Food for Others, a local food bank. The Challenge is open to all students K-6. Grades K-3 will run 1/2 mile while grades 4-6 will run 1 mile.


German Game Days 

German Game Days are held periodically through the school year. This activity is open to all OHES students in Grades 1-6, but students will be expected and encouraged to communicate in German during the games. Children will play traditional German games indoors and outdoors after school in the cafeteria or at OHES grounds. RSVP is required for participation and participation is limited to 20 students.


Fall Festival

One of our most popular events held every fall! Fall festival is held on a Friday evening in the fall and features games, crafts, face painting, a silent auction and more. 



Participation is open to all OHES students and families. Students meet in the OHES cafeteria in the evening to make their own lanterns and then parade from the school through the neighborhood singing songs with our lighted lanterns. Hot beverages and cookies are served following the parade.


Bingo Night

A family friendly bingo night fundraiser. Two sessions are offered. Game cards will be available for pre-sale and prize donations will be collected prior to the event.


Participation is open to all OHES students. Our annual Fasching celebration includes costumes, food, games, activities, and prizes similar to "Mardi Gras." The event is held in the cafeteria. Registration and payment are required for attendance.
Current information will be posted on the Home Page Blog when available.



A fun evening of dancing with a fabulous DJ. Another popular event. Two session are offered with the earlier session for the younger kids and the second session for older kids.


International Children's Day

Grab a Passport and travel around the world with us at the OHES International Children's Day Festival, including Maifest! Visit different countries and experience a little bit of culture from around the world.  Participate in numerous games & activities including dancing around the Maypole, sack races, face painting and much more!


This event is held in June for our incoming German Immersion first graders. Schultueten is a tradition in Germany that each child received a cone shaped Schultuete full of little presents, school supplies, and little items they will need for school.


Variety Show

We welcome all types of acts - singing, dancing, gymnastics and more. Students and teachers are welcome to perform.