Friday Newsletter 9-14-18
HEALTH SCREENINGS: Miller County Health nurses will be here this Friday, September 21st to screen the students for hearing, vision, height, weight, to do head checks, and to review immunization records. WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST ON FRIDAY MORNING – PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP OUT.
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 9/7 were: PK – Henry Doerhoff – telling a friend good job!, K –Brena Groose - sharing toys at recess, 1st –Alayna – sharing toys at recess, Ryan Russell – holding the door for everyone after Church, 2nd – Tanner Lage – always saying please and thank you, 3rd – Clarice Whittle – helping another student pick up markers, Alyssa Eickhoff – for being so soft-spoken and sweet, 4th – Avery Wood – always being helpful in the classroom, 5th – Karley – opening door for everyone even when it wasn’t her job, 6th – Deanna Backes – having great manners, 7th – Ethan Schulte – helping his prayer buddy with his art, Aly Haeffner – helping hang the bee awards, 8th – Grace Groose – helping her prayer buddy with his art, Grace Groose – always saying please and thank you. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. Great job, students!
FATHER STEPHEN JONES TO BE FEATURED ON EWTN: A segment featuring Fr. Stephen Jones, president of Helias, and interim weekend pastor here at OLOS this past year, is scheduled to air on “The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi” on Monday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm on EWTN. This show features people of other faiths who have converted, and made the journey home to the Catholic faith. Fr. Jones has an interesting story to tell so please make a point of watching it with your kids.
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Like last year, the school children will be placing the lights (tea lights) on all the stone markers in the cemetery on the eve of All Saints (Halloween), to stay lit through All Souls. This goes back to a tradition originating in Germany where people lit candles and placed them on the graves of their loved ones, letting them burn throughout the night before All Saints, representing the “light of the holy souls”. We do this entirely through donated funds. This is a great way to honor those you love who have passed away. Any donation is needed and appreciated. You may send your donation to school in an envelope marked “Cemetery Lights”, or place in the Sunday collection. Thanks for any help you can give to this project. (Last year, if you saw this on the night of Halloween, you know what a spectacular sight it was. We received many positive comments from the community!)
BOOK FAIR TOTALS: Many thanks to all who helped with the book fair in any way, with a special thanks going out to Mrs. Groose, for coordinating this event, and our older students, for helping with games! Sales totals were approximately $1800, with the school earning 40% ($720) in books. Congratulations to the 7/8 & K/1 classrooms for winning BOOK FAIR BINGO – 7/8 will receive a bonus dress down pass and K/1 will receive a notebook & pencil; and also, to Ayden Schulte, for winning the “unicorn food” by getting the closest guess. We really appreciate the support of all the families!
GRANDPARENTS DAY! Once again, we had a great turnout for Mass, bingo, and refreshments with our grandparents on Wednesday morning. We always really enjoy having these special people with us and the students LOVE this morning!
DADS TAKE NOTE! Mark your calendar now for the morning of October 17th, when we will gather for Mass, enjoy “donuts with dad”, and have some fun!
COMMUNITY TEA! As part of their religious education and Christian service the 7th & 8th grade at Our Lady of the Snows will be hosting a breakfast tea on September 24th at 8:00 in the cafeteria center. All members of the community are welcome to come. Please join us!
HOME & SCHOOL MEETING CHANGED: The first Home & School meeting, shown on the September calendar, has been changed to Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30. There will be no meeting in September. Fr. Alex will be away in September and wishes to address the parents at the first H & S meeting. Please make plans now to attend the meeting in October, as all school parents are expected to attend this meeting.
WATER ONLY! Students may bring water bottles to school to drink during class time but the bottles should contain WATER ONLY – no additives, flavorings, etc. (the exception would be for lunchtime, students bringing sack lunch).
COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR WEDNESDAY MASS: This year we are asking each student to bring in a bag of change from home to keep at school. On Tuesday afternoons the students will get their envelope ready in the classroom. This could be something the student has earned himself/herself (best) or loose change provided by the parent. If you have not already done so, please send in your child’s money in a marked container or bag. Thank you for your help!
EMERGENCY DRILLS: Now that we have practiced all drills once, we will be conducting unannounced drills over the next several weeks. Classroom teachers discuss these drills with students beforehand, but it may be a good idea to discuss these at home with your younger children ahead of time.
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
!!! FYI – we recently received $37.84 with only
five families participating. Just think what we could do if all our
families and friends who shop at Gerbes anyway took the time to link their
spending to our school. It’s as easy as that! OLOS School
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!