Thursday, January 10, 2019


Friday Newsletter 1-11-19


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat - 4/5/6 Boys Basketball @ St. Thomas – 11:00 am (vs. St. Martin)
        Shiloh Dance – 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mon JV Girls BBall @ St. Joe, Westphalia – 6:00 pm (vs. St. Joe, Westphalia)
Tues
Wed All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
Thur 2/3/4 Reading Counts Pajama Party – after school until 4:30 pm
Fri   Dress Down Day

GRADE CARDS were sent home last Friday. If you have not already done so, please sign and return your child’s grade card.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

SHILOH DANCE: The work list can be found on the reverse of these notes. Remember – all help still needed at clean-up time. Thanks to all who are helping out with this fundraiser! In regards to the possibility of snow cancelling this event - - if that occurred, an Option C message would be sent out to all families and a message would also be posted on the school’s and Shiloh’s Facebook pages.

GUN RAFFLE/EARLY BIRD DRAWING: 2019 OLOS Gun Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the school office or Mary’s Home Bank. If you need tickets to sell, you may also contact Josh Vandike, Greg Koetting, or Jay Harms. AS AN ADDED INCENTIVE, THERE WILL BE AN “EARLY BIRD” DRAWING OF ALL SOLD TICKETS AT THE SHILOH DANCE ON JANUARY 12TH. THE NAME DRAWN WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL TICKET INTO THE MONTHLY DRAWINGS! PURCHASE YOUR TICKET NOW!!!

DESSERTS NEEDED: All school families are asked to provide a dessert for the Italian Feast. We will not be making cheese cake this year, but you are certainly welcome to make cheese cake, or any other dessert you wish. Please send in these desserts in on Friday, Feb. 1st or bring in after 10:00 am on Feb. 2nd, the day of the Italian Feast. Thank you!

ENCLOSURES: Please find three important items in today’s folder:                      -Italian Feast work list sign-up
-Catholic Schools Week Ministry request
-Reading Counts Survey
Please fill all of these forms out and return on Monday.

DUE TO THE SNOW DAY ON NOVEMBER 15TH – SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019.

YEARBOOKS: If you would like to order a copy of the 2017-18 yearbook (previous school year), please send in payment of $12 (payable to OLOS School) and we will send your order in the next Friday folder.

PARDON THE ERROR: The CSW Mass shown on the January calendar was listed as a 10:00 am Mass (Jan. 27th). This Mass will be at 8:00 am. Sorry about any confusion this may have caused.

DUE TO THE CHANCE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER ON FRIDAY, THE FOLDER IS BEING SENT HOME TODAY, THURSDAY, JAN. 10TH.
  
CLASS BASKETS: For the Italian Feast in February, each classroom sponsors a basket, in which is placed items donated by the parents of the classroom. You may send in an item for the basket or $5 & let the teacher do the shopping. Each family is responsible for 1 item for the classrooms they have children in, and also responsible for one other item to place directly on the auction, either through solicitation or donation. (For example, Parent A has three children in school. He/she will purchase a gift for 1st grade basket, 3rd grade basket & 7th grade basket, and also asks their friendly business owner for a donation or the Parent A can donate an item directly.) Classroom themes are:
PK – Backyard Fun Basket
K/1 – Game Night Basket (games & snacks)
2 – Gift Card Basket
3/4 – Mizzou Basket      
5/6 – A Day at the Spa Basket
7/8 – Camping Basket

FIRST EUCHARIST for 2nd Graders will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 noon Mass. There will still be an 8:00 am Mass that morning. Practice for First Eucharist will be Sunday, April 28th at 9:15 am.

THE K OF C ANNUAL FREE THROW CONTEST is scheduled for Sunday, January 13th at 12:00 noon in the school/parish gym. Boys & girls ages 9-14 may participate.

HELIAS CATHOLIC OPEN HOUSE: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11-1 pm. At NOON that day will also be our Incoming Freshmen Meeting in the Commons. All are welcome to visit Helias. Take a tour, meet teachers and learn more about how we are building saints and scholars. Additional dates for Enrollment and Registration are: Tues., Feb. 12 and Wed., Feb. 13, 4-6 p.m. Visit our website for more information www.heliascatholic.com 

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!



Friday, January 4, 2019


Friday Newsletter 1-4-19


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat - 4/5/6 Boys Basketball @ IC, JC – 11:00 am (vs. IC, JC)
Mon JV Girls BBall Practice – 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tues Catholic Schools Week mtg – 5:45 pm
        Home & School mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
        Student Council Mtg – 3-4 pm
Thur JV Girls BBall @ St. Martin – 7:00 pm (vs. St. Martin)
Fri   Dress Down Day

GRADE CARDS are in today’s folder. Please look these over, sign, & return. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

SHILOH DANCE: The work list is in today’s folder. If you have not already signed up, you can still help out, especially when it comes to clean-up time!

CSW & H&S: There will be a Catholic School’s Week planning meeting this Tuesday, January 8th at 5:45 pm. This will be followed by a Home & School meeting for all parents at 6:30 pm. Your child will receive a bonus dress down pass for your attendance at the Home & School meeting. Please make plans to attend!

DUE TO THE SNOW DAY ON NOVEMBER 15TH – SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Please, if you have any new ideas for CSW jot them down and send them in, especially if you can’t make the meeting on Tuesday night. We are in great need of new ideas for the following days – Nation, Staff, Vocations, Community, & Students.

CHANGE YOUR MENU: This Friday, Jan. 11th, we will serve a grilled chicken sandwich instead of the fish sandwich listed.

YEARBOOKS: If a yearbook was part of your 2017-18 picture packet, or if you ordered one separately with the packet, you will find your copy or copies in today’s folder.
GUN RAFFLE/EARLY BIRD DRAWING: 2019 OLOS Gun Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the school office or Mary’s Home Bank. If you need tickets to sell, you may also contact Josh Vandike, Greg Koetting, or Jay Harms. AS AN ADDED INCENTIVE, THERE WILL BE AN “EARLY BIRD” DRAWING OF ALL SOLD TICKETS AT THE SHILOH DANCE ON JANUARY 12TH. THE NAME DRAWN WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL TICKET INTO THE MONTHLY DRAWINGS! PURCHASE YOUR TICKET NOW!!!

CLASS BASKETS: For the Italian Feast in February, each classroom sponsors a basket, in which is placed items donated by the parents of the classroom. You may send in an item for the basket or $5 & let the teacher do the shopping. Each family is responsible for 1 item for the classrooms they have children in, and also responsible for one other item to place directly on the auction, either through solicitation or donation. (For example, Parent A has three children in school. He/she will purchase a gift for 1st grade basket, 3rd grade basket & 7th grade basket, and also asks their friendly business owner for a donation or the Parent A can donate an item directly.) Classroom themes are:
PK – Backyard Fun Basket
K/1 – Game Night Basket (games & snacks)
2 – Gift Card Basket
3/4 – Mizzou Basket      
5/6 – A Day at the Spa Basket
7/8 – Camping Basket

  

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 12-14 were: PK – Esdon Koetting – sharing his crayons, Maddie St. George – helping another student at recess, K – Oliver Hagenhoff – helping another student with their work, 1st – Alayna Wood – being a great classroom helper,  2nd – Karter Lage – picking up someone’s trash in the lunchroom, 3rd – Alyssa Eickhoff – letting another student go before her,, 4th – Avery Wood – helping another student, 5th – Nolan Schulte – always trying to help his friends when they have a problem,, 6th – Garet Wood – being a good friend to everyone & having a positive attitude, Phoebe Whittle – helping in church with an emergency, 7th –Ayden Schulte – volunteering to read during Capitol caroling,  8th – Jordan Bittle – stepping in for Ethan during Mass & reading, Matthew Beck – helping Mrs. Eickhoff. 7th & 8th graders – for being such a great help at the volunteer luncheon and for the St. Lucy activities. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. (Note – the first student listed in each grade is kindness noted by the classroom teacher. If any additional are listed, they have been noted by other members of the staff.) Great job, students!


 FIRST EUCHARIST for 2nd Graders will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 noon Mass. There will still be an 8:00 am Mass that morning. Practice for First Eucharist will be Sunday, April 28th at 9:15 am.

THE K OF C ANNUAL FREE THROW CONTEST is scheduled for Sunday, January 13th at 12:00 noon in the school/parish gym. Boys & girls ages 9-14 may participate.

HELIAS CATHOLIC OPEN HOUSE: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11-1 pm. At NOON that day will also be our Incoming Freshmen Meeting in the Commons. All are welcome to visit Helias. Take a tour, meet teachers and learn more about how we are building saints and scholars. Additional dates for Enrollment and Registration are: Tues., Feb. 12 and Wed., Feb. 13, 4-6 p.m. Visit our website for more information www.heliascatholic.com 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., Jan. 8 – Catholic Schools Wk Planning Mtg–5:45 pm 
                   Home & School Meeting – 6:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 – Shiloh 21 & over Dance – 7:30 – 11:30 pm

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Friday, December 14, 2018


Friday Newsletter 12-14-18



THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat - 4/5/6 Boys Basketball @ HOME – 9:00 am (vs. Our Lady of Lourdes Gold) -  COME CHEER!!!
Mon Dress Down in RED Day
        Girls’ Basketball Practice 6:30 -8:00 pm
Tues Dress Down in GREEN Day
        Santa Store
Wed All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
        Bless the Baby Jesus @ Mass
        School Spirit Dress Down Day
Thur Dress Down in RED/GREEN/CHRISTMAS SHIRT Day
        Classroom Christmas Parties – 9:30 am
        School Dismisses @ 12:00 Noon
        Lunch is served – No Ext. Care services for the afternoon
        End of 2nd Quarter
 Fri – NO SCHOOL – CHRISTMAS BREAK
       

WORKER FOR GAME SAT., DEC. 15: Parents of…
GATE:
7:30 – 8:30 Trenton Lage
8:30 – 9:30 Trenton Lage
9:30 – 10:30 Zachary Vandike
10:30 – 11:30 Zachary Vandike
11:30  - close  Avery & Garet Wood
CONCESSIONS:
7:30 – 8:30 Avery & Garet Wood
8:30 – 9:30 Nolan Schulte
9:30  - 10:30 Nolan Schulte
10:30 – 11:30 Austin Doerhoff
11:30 – close Austin Doerhoff
Parents – please get a replacement if you are unable to work your assigned slot. Thank you!

CLASS COMPOSITES should be found in today’s folder, if your child’s photo package included one.

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store Tuesday, December 18th, and are still accepting donations. Many thanks to the following volunteers, for giving up their day for the enjoyment of our children: Judy Bax & sister Alice, Theresa Berendzen, Tracey Backes, Cindy McKenna, Marie Massman, Russ & Debbie Kempker, & Alvina Bittle.

BLESS THE BABY JESUS! OLOSS students will be able to bring the Baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to Mass on Wednesday, December 19th for blessing. Father Alex will do this blessing sometime during the Mass that morning. Students who placed an order will receive their baby Jesus that morning before Mass (we had to substitute the style). We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless. 

CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM PARTIES will be at 9:30 on Thursday, Dec. 20th. We will dismiss at noon that day. A brown bag lunch will be served on the 20th instead of the meal listed on the calendar. PLEASE FILL OUT & RETURN THE INSERT, WHICH LETS US KNOW IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE EATING A SCHOOL LUNCH THAT DAY.

CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM GIFTS: By popular response, the traditional classroom gift-giving will continue. Gifts should be new and of $5 value. Boys buy for boys and girls buy for girls. Please mark the package “girl” or “boy”.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: Thanks to the parents who drove for the field trip on Wednesday. Now that we have been there and know what is involved, we will be better able to prepare for next year and plan our participation.

ITALIAN FEAST TICKETS & FLYERS will be sent home in the folder on Wednesday. Please try to sell these during your holiday gatherings.

CSW & H&S: There will be a Catholic School’s Week planning meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at 5:45 pm. This will be followed by a Home & School meeting for all parents at 6:30 pm. Please make plans to attend!
 DUE TO THE SNOW DAY ON NOVEMBER 15TH – SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019.

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE! The parade will be on December 22nd. We have had some sign up to ride. Please be at KC Ballfield by 4-4:15. Even if you didn’t sign up, and decide you can make it, please join in.  Parental help needed and appreciated! Riders may bring their own candy to throw, but WE WOULD ASLO APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS OF CANDY FOR THE FLOAT. PLEASE SEND TO OFFICE ANYTIME BEFORE WE BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS. Thanks to Joan & Allen Doerhoff, who will be in charge of getting the trailer and getting ready.

CLASS BASKETS: In your holiday shopping for good deals you may keep in mind the classroom themes for the Italian Feast fundraiser baskets. Each classroom sponsors a basket, in which is placed items donated by the parents of the classroom. You may send in an item for the basket or $5 & let the teacher do the shopping. Each family is responsible for 1 item for the classrooms they have children in, and also responsible for one other item to place directly on the auction, either through solicitation or donation. (For example, Parent A has three children in school. He/she will purchase a gift for 1st grade basket, 3rd grade basket & 7th grade basket, and also asks their friendly business owner for a donation or the Parent A can donate an item directly.) Classroom themes are:
PK – Backyard Fun Basket
K/1 – Game Night Basket (games & snacks)
2 – Gift Card Basket
3/4 – Mizzou Basket      
5/6 – A Day at the Spa Basket
7/8 – Camping Basket

GUN RAFFLE: 2019 OLOS Gun Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the school office or Mary’s Home Bank. If you need tickets to sell, you may also contact Josh Vandike, Greg Koetting, or Jay Harms.

DECEMBER GUN RAFFLE WINNERS: Paul Ritter from St. Elizabeth won the Marlin XT – .22 TR. The grand prize winner for the year was Stephen Amelong from Wentzville, MO. Stephen had his choice of four guns, and chose the Springfield Range Officer 1911 Stainless .45 caliber. Congratulations to both of these gentlemen!

ON THURSDAY, JAN. 3RD, when we return from Christmas break, we will join other local schools and have a DRESS IN RED day. This will be in support of BRENNEN SCHULTE, who will have surgery that day.
  
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 12-7 were: PK – Vivian Pringer – picking up trash off floor, K – Oliver Hagenhoff – comforting another student, 1st – Elaina Backues – singing loudly at the Christmas program,  2nd – Landon Backues – being kind at recess, Nicholas Vandike – holding a door for another, Gus Pringer – held door for another, 3rd – Lane McKenna – comforting another student when they were sad, 4th – Braden Schulte – making days fun by sharing jokes, 5th – Mikayla Eickhoff – working really hard on school work & having positive attitude, 6th – Emma Goetz – encouraging & comforting a friend when they needed it, 7th – Aliyah Talledo – singing a solo during the Christmas program & leading the other children,  8th – Grace Groose – having patience & being kind to her prayer partners. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. (Note – the first student listed in each grade is kindness noted by the classroom teacher. If any additional are listed, they have been noted by other members of the staff.) Great job, students!

FIRST EUCHARIST for 2nd Graders will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 noon Mass. There will still be an 8:00 am Mass that morning.

FINAL NOTES FOR 2018: You will be getting a Friday folder on Wednesday next week, in which you will find calendars & tickets. However, there will be no notes. Please pull these items out of your folder & return your folder on Thursday. And since there will be no notes, we here at OLOS School wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. May your gatherings be fun and joyful! Safe travels! And may GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE! We’ll see everyone back on Jan. 3rd, DRESSED IN RED!

Helias Catholic Open House, Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11-1 pm. At NOON that day will also be our Incoming Freshmen Meeting in the Commons. All are welcome to visit Helias. Take a tour, meet teachers and learn more about how we are building saints and scholars. Additional dates for Enrollment and Registration are: Tues., Feb. 12 and Wed., Feb. 13, 4-6 p.m. Visit our website for more information www.heliascatholic.com 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Sat., Dec. 22 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – 4:30 pm
Tues., Jan. 8 – Home & School Meeting – 6:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 – Shiloh 21 & over Dance – 7:30 – 11:30 pm


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Friday, December 7, 2018


Friday Newsletter 12-7-18




THE WEEK AHEAD: Student Council “Don’t Be a Grinch” Food/Hat/Glove Drive this week!
Fri     (Tonight)  Mass for Holy Day of  Obligation, Immaculate Conception – 7:00 pm (& 8:00 am Saturday morning)
Sat - 4/5/6 Boys Basketball @ St. Joseph,  JC – 8:00 am (vs. St. Joe, JC, G)
Mon Italian Feast Mtg – 6:00 pm
        Girls’ Basketball Practice 6:30 -8:00 pm
Tues
Wed All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
        Happy Birthday Jesus @ Capitol & Unique Creations Grades 5-8
        5-8 only wear spirit shirts/dress code pants
        Parish Penance Service – 7:00 pm
Thur Christmas Meal for Volunteers 10:45 am (7th/8th graders will help host)
        School Spirit Dress Down Day
        JV Girls BBall @ HOME – 6:00 pm (vs. St. Joe, Westphalia) COME CHEER!
 Fri Dress Down Day
       

MANY THANKS! Thanks so much to Mrs. Marianna Werdehausen & Mrs. Karen Haslag, for all their hard work and expertise with our musical on Thursday night. The students did a great job and we thank you all for sharing the evening with us!

WORKER LISTS are enclosed in today’s folder for the upcoming home basketball games. If you are a parent of an athlete, please pay attention to this list, and get a replacement if you are unable to work your assigned slot. Thank you!

SHILOH DANCE SIGN-UP: You will find the work sign-up for the dance on January 12, 2019. Please fill out & return on Monday. All help needed & appreciated!

THE STUDENT COUNCIL is sponsoring a hat/glove/canned food drive this upcoming week, and more details may be found in today’s folder.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: The 5-8 Graders will be attending the “Happy Birthday Jesus” event at the Capitol this Wed., December 12th. These students will also be going to “Unique Creations” that morning to create a Christmas ornament. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR THEIR SPIRIT SHIRTS. WE KNOW THE NEXT DAY IS A SPIRIT SHIRT DRESS DOWN DAY, SO MAYBE THEY COULD WEAR AN UNDERSHIRT OR DO A QUICK WASH FOR THURSDAY? Sorry for the inconvenience.  Please remember to send money for an ice-cream stop!

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store on Tuesday, December 18th, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. We have had several offer to volunteer so we should be in good shape! YOUR CHILD’S SANTA STORE ENVELOPE IS IN TODAY’S FOLDER. PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD FILL OUT THESE FIVE TAGS AND RETURN ON MONDAY.

CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM PARTIES will be at 9:30 on Thursday, Dec. 20th. We will dismiss at noon that day. A brown bag lunch will be served on the 20th instead of the meal listed on the calendar. Closer to that time we will be sending home a survey to see who will be eating that day.

CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM GIFTS: By popular response, the traditional classroom gift-giving will continue. Gifts should be new and of $5 value. Boys buy for boys and girls buy for girls. Please mark the package “girl” or “boy”.

DUE TO THE SNOW DAY ON NOVEMBER 15TH – SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019.

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE! The parade will be on December 22nd. We have had some sign up to ride. Please be at KC Ballfield by 4-4:15. Even if you didn’t sign up, and decide you can make it, please join in.  Parental help needed and appreciated! Riders may bring their own candy to throw, but WE WOULD ASLO APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS OF CANDY FOR THE FLOAT. PLEASE SEND TO OFFICE ANYTIME BEFORE WE BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS. Thanks to Joan & Allen Doerhoff, who will be in charge of getting the trailer and getting ready.
  
CLASS BASKETS: In your holiday shopping for good deals you may keep in mind the classroom themes for the Italian Feast fundraiser baskets. Each classroom sponsors a basket, in which is placed items donated by the parents of the classroom. You may send in an item for the basket or $5 & let the teacher do the shopping. Each family is responsible for 1 item for the classrooms they have children in, and also responsible for one other item to place directly on the auction, either through solicitation or donation. (For example, Parent A has three children in school. He/she will purchase a gift for 1st grade basket, 3rd grade basket & 7th grade basket, and also asks their friendly business owner for a donation or the Parent A can donate an item directly.) Classroom themes are:
PK – Backyard Fun Basket
K/1 – Game Night Basket (games & snacks)
2 – Gift Card Basket
3/4 – Mizzou Basket      
5/6 – A Day at the Spa Basket
7/8 – Camping Basket

SCHOOL PICTURES: Class composites will be delivered at a later date.

BLESS THE BABY JESUS! OLOSS students will be able to bring the Baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to Mass on Wednesday, December 19th for blessing. Father Alex will do this blessing sometime during the Mass that morning. Students who placed an order will receive their baby Jesus that morning before Mass (we had to substitute the style). We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless. 

GUN RAFFLE: 2019 OLOS Gun Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the school office or Mary’s Home Bank. If you need tickets to sell, you may also contact Josh Vandike, Greg Koetting, or Jay Harms.

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 11/30 were: PK – Henry Doerhoff – always being nice to his teacher, K – Ryder Lage –picking up trash in the classroom, 1st – Abby Eickhoff – great classroom helper,  2nd – Gus Pringer – tying another student’s shoes, 3rd – Jacob Bittle – comforting a student when they were sad, 4th – Leah Koetting – helping another student understand their assignment, 5th – Ben Goetz – always having a positive attitude, 6th – Zachary Vandike – carrying boxes of books to the classroom, 7th – praying the rosary during hunting & sharing his story, 8th – Grace Groose – reminding class to pray for Holy Souls in purgatory. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. (Note – the first student listed in each grade is kindness noted by the classroom teacher. If any additional are listed, they have been noted by other members of the staff.) Great job, students!

FIRST EUCHARIST for 2nd Graders will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 noon Mass. There will still be an 8:00 am Mass that morning.

READING COUNTS SHIRTS (earned at 75 points) can be worn any day in lieu of regular dress code shirt, unless specifically announced by the school in advance. They do NOT substitute for the official school spirit shirt.

GERBES:  OLOS is enrolled in the Gerbes “Community Rewards” program. This program offers money back to our school, based on enrolled customer’s spending. It is a really easy process. You just tie your Gerbes shopper’s card to our school account. If you don’t have a Gerbes shopper’s card, it takes less than a minute to get one at the store and also online. All the information needed to complete this process is online. @ www.gerbes.com/communityrewards. Our school code is 48253. It takes just a couple minutes so get all your family and friends to register as well! The school will receive quarterly payments in cash form. We will update you as we receive those funds. This has the potential to be a huge moneymaker for the school – the key is to get many, many people involved. Please pass the word to family and friends and thanks for supporting OLOS School!!! 


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – Grades 5-8
Sat., Dec. 22 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – 4:30 pm
Tues., Jan. 8 – Home & School Meeting – 6:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 – Shiloh 21 & over Dance – 7:30 – 11:30 pm

Friday, November 16, 2018


Friday Newsletter 11-16-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Girls’ Basketball Practice 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tues Progress Reports available
        Preschoolers in Hibernation (spending morning with Prayer Pals)
        2/3/4th to Movie, Pizza Hut & Unique Creations
        Girls JV BBall @ High Point – 6:30 pm
Wed NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Thur NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!
 Fri NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

MIDQUARTER/PROGRESS REPORTS: Today is Midquarter. On Tuesday, 11/20, you will receive your child’s midterm progress report or the sign-off sheet from the classroom teacher (because there will not be a folder coming from the office due to the short week). Students in Grades K-2 receive a mid-term report and students’ reports in Grades 3-8 are to be viewed online at www.optionc.com, with our school code – 8085 – and your individual username and password. Please sign & return the progress reports/forms the following Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

SCHOOL PICTURES: Class composites will be delivered at a later date.

CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM GIFTS: By popular response, the traditional classroom gift-giving will continue. Gifts should be new and of $5 value. Boys buy for boys and girls buy for girls. Please mark the package “girl” or “boy”. A couple parents mentioned that 5 Below in JC is a great place to find these gifts. We appreciate the input we received in the surveys last week.

THE STUDENT COUNCIL will be sponsoring a hat/glove/canned food drive in December. More details will be available after Thanksgiving.

THANKS TO ALL MOMS & MOM “SUBS” FOR SHARING THE MORNING WITH US ON WEDNESDAY! 

CLASS BASKETS: In your holiday shopping for good deals you may keep in mind the classroom themes for the Italian Feast fundraiser baskets. Each classroom sponsors a basket, in which is placed items donated by the parents of the classroom. You may send in an item for the basket or $5 & let the teacher do the shopping. Each family is responsible for 1 item for the classrooms they have children in, and also responsible for one other item to place directly on the auction, either through solicitation or donation. (For example, Parent A has three children in school. He/she will purchase a gift for 1st grade basket, 3rd grade basket & 7th grade basket, and also asks their friendly business owner for a donation or the Parent A can donate an item directly.) Classroom themes are:
PK – Backyard Fun Basket
K/1 – Game Night Basket (games & snacks)
2 – Gift Card Basket
3/4 – Mizzou Basket      
5/6 – A Day at the Spa Basket
7/8 – Camping Basket

BOYS BASKETBALL: Please send back packets sent home two weeks ago. Packets are to be filled out completely by you and your player. This packet, along with a current physical & the $20 per family sports fee, must be on file in the school office in order for the athlete to participate in practices.

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store on Tuesday, December 18th, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SANTA STORE – FROM APPROXIMATELY 9:30 – 10:00 TO 3:00 PM. Please call Rosie if you would be able to help out – it is so much FUN! So far, we have one volunteer, Marie Massman. We usually have about 8 volunteers.
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am. Please have your children to school by 6:00 pm so that they have time to get ready.

COOKIES FOR THE PLAY: As is our custom, we are asking each school family to send in two-dozen homemade cookies, to serve after the play. Please send in on Wednesday or Thursday, Dec. 5th or 6th. Home & School & School Board officers are in charge of refreshment prep. & serving.

BLESS THE BABY JESUS! OLOSS students will be able to bring the Baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to Mass on Wednesday, December 19th for blessing. Father Alex will do this blessing sometime during the Mass that morning. Students who placed an order will receive their baby Jesus that morning before Mass (we had to substitute the style). We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless. 

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE! The parade will be on December 22nd. We would like the school to have a float in the parade, so if you are willing to head this up, and know of a trailer we can use, please let Mr. Vandike know, so that we can start getting prepared. We have one parent, Joan Doerhoff, who has offered to help.

COLD WEATHER!!! BRRR!!! Please make sure your child wears sufficient warm outerwear to school – coats, gloves, hats, etc. Students are on the playground when the weather is above 32 degrees, but sometimes with the wind it is VERY COLD. The school hoodies are great, but they may not be warm enough for some of the colder days.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: There will be a Reading Counts Trip planning meeting on Monday, December 3rd, at 6:00 pm. There will also be a Catholic Schools Week planning meeting following that at 6:45 pm. Please come and share your good ideas!

GUN RAFFLE: 2019 OLOS Gun Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the school office or Mary’s Home Bank. If you need tickets to sell, you may also contact Josh Vandike, Greg Koetting, or Jay Harms. CONGRATULATIONS to the NOVEMBER WINNERS – Louise Greigore, who won the Henry Golden Boy .22 & Gerald Schulte, who won the Glock 43 9 mm.

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 11/9 were: PK – Charlotte Groose – asking a friend if he was OK when he fell, K – Anna Berry – making a nice picture and then giving it as a gift, 1st – Elaina Backues – picking up flashcards for another student,  2nd – Tanner Lage – picking up trash in the lunch room, 3rd – Shane Beck – being nice to others, 4th – Rylee Vandike – helping Carla in the kitchen, 5th – Karley Lage – getting work together for a sick student without being asked, 6th – Zachary Vandike – trading the chips he wanted with someone else to make them happy,  Grayson Koetting – taking care of a younger student in church, 7th – Bella Groose – praying the rosary diligently, 8th – Grace Groose – sharing her thoughts in religion class. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. (Note – the first student listed in each grade is kindness noted by the classroom teacher. If any additional are listed, they have been noted by other members of the staff.) Great job, students!

UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: The 5-8 Graders will be attending the “Happy Birthday Jesus” event at the Capitol on December 12th. These students will also be going to “Unique Creations” that morning to create a Christmas ornament. More details coming from the classrooms.

GERBES:  OLOS is enrolled in the Gerbes “Community Rewards” program. This program offers money back to our school, based on enrolled customer’s spending. It is a really easy process. You just tie your Gerbes shopper’s card to our school account. If you don’t have a Gerbes shopper’s card, it takes less than a minute to get one at the store and also online. All the information needed to complete this process is online. @ www.gerbes.com/communityrewards. Our school code is 48253. It takes just a couple minutes so get all your family and friends to register as well! The school will receive quarterly payments in cash form. We will update you as we receive those funds. This has the potential to be a huge moneymaker for the school – the key is to get many, many people involved. Please pass the word to family and friends and thanks for supporting OLOS School!!! 

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: Please return your uniform as soon as possible. Place them in a bag with your name on them. They will be kept in the office until it is time to take team pictures.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Mon., Dec. 3 – Reading Counts Mtg – 6:00 pm
Mon., Dec. 3 – Catholic Schools Week Mtg – 6:45 pm
Wed., Dec. 5 – Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program – 6:30 pm
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd
Sat., Dec. 22 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – 4:30 pm
Tues., Jan. 8 – Home & School Meeting – 6:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 – Shiloh 21 & over Dance – 7:30 – 11:30 pm

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL DEER HUNTERS! BE SAFE!
WE WISH EVERYONE A
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!