Friday, October 13, 2017


Friday Newsletter 10-13-17

THE WEEK AHEAD: Fire Safety Week
Mon -
Tues – End of First Quarter
Wed – Fire Station Visits - am
Thurs – All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
          JV Girls VBall @ IC, JC – 6:00 pm
          (vs. IC Angels)
Fri -    Dress Down Day

FANTASY NIGHT: If you were not able to sign-up to help and are available to work, please contact Robyn Silvey or show up and Robyn will find you a spot. We are still short help on the later shift. We still have tickets for sale, and those can be purchased at Mary’s Home Bank until 11:30 Saturday morning. ALL PARENTS PLEASE COME HELP WASH & WRAP POTATOES AND DECORATE THIS EVENING (FRIDAY), BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM. We are looking for a very successful fundraiser on Saturday and wish to thank everyone for their help and support!

DONUTS WITH DAD: It was really great to see all the dads (and dad subs) in attendance at Mass and at the reception on Thursday. Each class presented a short skit for their dads, and everyone really enjoyed the morning! Thanks to all for supporting OLOS School where WE LOVE OUR DADS!

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES are scheduled for October 26th. A finalized schedule will be sent out next Friday. For those who have not returned the sign-up, you will find a tentative schedule in today’s folder. Please pick an open slot and return. Remember, you must conference with the classroom teacher to receive grade cards this quarter.

PICTURE MORNING this week was a little hectic, due to the accident that the Vandikes were involved in, but we had great help! Thanks so much to Roselyn Wood, who helped unload kids, and stayed to help with pictures as well, to Robyn Silvey, for manning the door, to Ashley Kempker for being moved from picture day help to subbing in the 5/6 classroom for the morning, and to Cindy McKenna, for helping with pictures. It all worked out and we are just so glad that no one was injured!

FIRE SAFETY WEEK is this week. To go along with the theme of the week, all students will have the opportunity to walk with their class across the street to learn more about the fire house, fire truck, and the firefighters’ job. A PERMISSION FORM IS IN TODAY’S FOLDER. A SECOND FORM WILL NOT BE SENT HOME. IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT RETURN HIS/HERS, THEY WILL REMAIN AT SCHOOL. PLEASE FILL OUT COMPLETELY.

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: It is time to start thinking about the classroom parties and parade. We will once again get all dressed up in our Halloween costumes and take our annual “Halloween Walk”, trick-or-treating the businesses in town. Students will start getting their costumes on around 1:00 – 1:15 pm.  Room parents, remember, we count on you to plan refreshments and games! And, please – no scary or gory costumes at school. We don’t want to frighten any of the younger students!

ROOM PARENT NEEDED: The 7th & 8th grade classroom is in need of a room parent to coordinate the class parties. This person does not necessarily have to attend the parties, they would just need to coordinate with other parents for refreshments.

BOX TOPS: Please turn in all Box Tops as soon as possible. Gina Adrian will be submitting them November 1st. Since this is Gina’s last year as a parent at OLOS, we are looking for someone to take over Box Top submission. Please contact the office if you could help out.

ALSO NEEDED, for the same reason as above, is someone to replace Gina as the athletic coordinator for refreshments and game workers. Gina’s job is actually done, because she has no-one playing basketball this fall, but she says she would be willing to work with someone (4, 5, 6 girls parent(s)) to train. Please contact the office with your offer to help.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Last night the girls won overall, taking two sets out of three, against previously undefeated I. C., Loose Creek. Scores were 28-16 (win in overtime), a loss on the 2nd set, and 18-10 (win with time running out). These girls are really having a great season and are making us very proud! Great job Lady Cougars!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Saturday, Oct. 14 - $10,000 Fantasy Night
Thurs., Oct. 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 3:30–8:00
Tuesday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parties/Parade 1:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Good luck to all Fantasy Night ticket holders!
Let’s all work together this weekend in good spirit to support our great little school!

Friday, October 6, 2017


Friday Newsletter 10-6-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - Achievement Test Make-up
Tues – School Portrait Day – dress up for school pictures
          Achievement Test Make-up
Wed – PK/2nd to Pumpkin Cave & Lake Ozark Library
Thurs – All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
          Donuts with Dad – begins with 8:00 am Mass and then come over to school for fun & fellowship!
          JV Girls VBall @ St. Thomas –
          6:00 pm (vs IC, Loose Creek)
Fri -    Dress Down Day

DONUTS WITH DAD THIS WEEK! Dads – please join your child at Mass at 8:00 am and then come on over to school for donuts and fellowship. Each class will have a short presentation for their dads. We should be finished up no later than 10:00 am. Hope to see all dads (or dad “subs”) here on Thursday!

HELP NEEDED: We are looking for one or two volunteers to help with the Donuts with Dad reception – just to help with drinks, donuts, and clean-up. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out on Thursday. Thank you!

FANTASY NIGHT: Finalized work list should be found in today’s folder. If you were not able to sign-up and are available to work, please contact Robyn Silvey or the school office. There are still tickets to sell. At last count, we had approximately 220 of the 300 tickets turned in as sold. We appreciate all efforts to sell tickets and all the help with this event! If you need more tickets, contact one of the main ticket holders.  Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE sign-ups are in today’s folder for Preschoolers, and K-8. Please fill these out and return by Monday, Oct. 16. Slots are filled on a first returned, first reserved basis.
SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY: This Tuesday, October 10th – 8:00 am. This is a “dress up” day (jeans may be worn). Thanks to Ashley Kempker and Cindy McKenna for offering to help with this.  PICTURE PACKETS WERE SENT HOME LAST WEEK. PLEASE RETURN ON MONDAY, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ORDERING (MARK ENVELOPE) If ordering online, the envelope still needs to be filled out with the online order number. Please note only those ordering PACKAGES 1-8 OR THE PICK 4 WILL RECEIVE THE 2017-18 YEARBOOK WITH THE ORDER. YOU MAY ORDER THE YEARBOOK SEPARATELY FOR $10, AS SHOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM.

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: It is time to start thinking about the classroom parties and parade. We will once again get all dressed up in our Halloween costumes and take our annual “Halloween Walk”, trick-or-treating the businesses in town. Students will start getting their costumes on around 1:00 – 1:15 pm.  A PERMISSION FORM IS IN TODAY’S FOLDER. PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM, COMPLETELY FILLED OUT, TO THE OFFICE IN THIS FOLDER. Room parents, remember, we count on you to plan refreshments and games! And, please – no scary or gory costumes at school. We don’t want to frighten any of the younger students!

ROOM PARENT NEEDED: The 7th & 8th grade classroom is in need of a room parent to coordinate the class parties. This person does not necessarily have to attend the parties, they would just need to coordinate with other parents for refreshments.

SHIRT ORDERS FROM STEPHS TEES should be here by Tuesday.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: The girls won ALL THREE SETS last night against St. Joe, JC, with scores of 25-18, 25-13 & 25-12. Wow! We are so proud of you! Go Lady Cougars!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day
Thursday, Oct 12 – Donuts with Dad
Saturday, Oct. 14 - $10,000 Fantasy Night
Tuesday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parties/Parade 1:30 pm
Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 29, 2017


Friday Newsletter 9-29-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - Achievement Testing – Grades 3-8
          Student Council Mtg – 3-4 pm
Tues –   Achievement Testing
Wed – Achievement Testing
Thurs – No Mass
         Living Rosary taping @ 8:00 am
         Achievement Testing
         JV Girls VBall @ St. Joe, JC –
         6:00 pm (vs St. Joe, JC)
Fri -    Achievement Testing
         Dress Down Day

ACHIEVEMENT TESTING: The 3rd through 8th grade students will be doing Achievement testing next week, during the morning hours. These students will be provided a snack throughout the morning. However, as with any time, it is important for your student to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast each day.

PROGRESS REPORTS were available last 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. If you have not already done so, return the enclosed report/form on Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher. If teachers have not received your form, they will contact you next week.

DONUTS WITH DAD! Dads – please mark your October calendar for the 12th. You can join your child at Mass at 8:00 am and then come on over to school for donuts and fellowship. Each class will have a short presentation for their dads. We should be finished up no later than 10:00 am. Hope to see all dads (or dad “subs”) here that Thursday!

MANY THANKS to Stacy Schrimpf – for keeping the bulletin board outside the offices current with her great artistic talent, and Emily Schulte – for lending her expertise during the health checks last week. We couldn’t do it without you!

FANTASY NIGHT: Work list sign ups were sent home last Friday. If you did not return yours, please contact the school office or Robyn Silvey to sign up. 23 or the 39 school families returned the sign up. It will take ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES to help with this event. The finalized work list will be sent home in next week’s folder. Also, please get out and sell those tickets! With fewer families this year we have to all kick in and do more. At last count, approximately 170 of the 300 tickets have been turned in as sold. We appreciate all efforts to sell tickets and all the help with this event! If you need more tickets, contact one of the main ticket holders.  Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY: Tuesday, October 10th – 8:00 am. We are in need of ONE volunteer to help with pictures that day. The volunteer will receive a $25 voucher that can be used towards the purchase of portraits. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out. PICTURE PACKETS ARE IN TODAY’S FOLDER. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE RETURN PACKETS WITH THIS FRIDAY FOLDER, ALONG WITH PAYMENT. You may also PREPAY ONLINE, but the order envelope still needs to be filled out with the online order number. Please note only those ordering PACKAGES 1-8 OR THE PICK 4 WILL RECEIVE THE 2017-18 YEARBOOK WITH THE ORDER. YOU MAY ORDER THE YEARBOOK SEPARATELY FOR $10, AS SHOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM.

NO MASS: There will be NO ALL SCHOOL MASS on Thursday, Oct. 5th. However, the students and staff will be participating in a Living Rosary, for the intention of Father Pat’s health, and this will be recorded and given to Father Pat to view.  The students will be in full dress code, with no hoodies, jackets, etc., so that they look nice for the video.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: The girls continue to play hard this season. Unfortunately, they took an overall loss last night against St. George. They did win their first set, 25-18, then lost their second and third, with the last set running out of time – a nail-biter – 19-21. So close! Go Lady Cougars!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Oct 2-6 – Achievement Testing – Grades 3-8
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day
Thursday, Oct 12 – Donuts with Dad

Friday, September 22, 2017


Friday Newsletter 9-22-17

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon -
Tues
Wed – September School Spirit Dress Down Day
Thurs – All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
          JV Girls VBall @ St. Joe, Westphalia –
          6:00 pm (vs St. George)
Fri -    Dress Down Day

PROGRESS REPORTS: Today in this folder you will find your child’s midterm report or a sign-off sheet. 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 enclosed report/form on Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

MORE BOOK FAIR NEWS: OLOS School sold over $1600 in books at the book fair last week. Those sales made it possible for our classrooms to receive over $600 in books. That’s a great total for our little school! Congrats to the 2nd graders, for winning book fair bingo on Friday! They each received a candy bar or candy of their choice. Also, thanks so much to the 6th, 7th, & 8th graders who helped with the book fair last Tuesday evening. We couldn’t have done it without you!

DONUTS WITH DAD! Looking ahead to our next event: Dads – please mark your October calendar for the 12th. You can join your child at Mass at 8:00 am and then come on over to school for donuts and fellowship. Hope to see all dads (or dad “subs”) here that Thursday!

DRESS DOWN DAYS: There will be a SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY this Wednesday, September 27. Remember, students may only dress down if they wear the official school spirit shirt, purchased through Steph’s Tees. Old Reading Counts shirts, volleyball nor basketball tees are acceptable, and parents will be called to bring their child different clothing. If you do not have the official spirit t-shirt, then follow normal dress code. All length and sleeve requirements remain in force.

FANTASY NIGHT: Today, in this folder, you will find the work list sign up. It will take ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES to help with this event. Please return on Monday!  Also, please get out and sell those tickets! With only 39 school families this year we have to all kick in and do more. About half of the 300 tickets have been turned in as sold. We appreciate all efforts to sell tickets and all the help with this event! If you need more tickets, contact one of the main ticket holders.  Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY: Tuesday, October 10th – 8:00 am. We are in need of ONE volunteer to help with pictures that day. The volunteer will receive a voucher that can be used towards the purchase of portraits. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out.

NO MASS: There will be NO ALL SCHOOL MASS on Thursday, Oct. 5th. However, the 2nd through 8th graders will be participating in a Living Rosary, for the intention of Father Pat’s health, and this will be recorded and given to Father Pat to view. The students will practice at 9;00 am on Sept. 28 and will make the recording at 8:00 am on Oct 5th. Children’s prayers are powerful, so we hope that the more we pray, the sooner Father Pat will be back with us!

HEALTH CHECKS:  Students grades K-8 had health checks performed by Miller Co. Health Dept. last week. If there were any concerns, you will find notice in today’s folder.

4,5,6 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM: OLOS School will have one basketball team forming this Fall, a 4-6 girls team. We are looking for a coach or coaches for this team. Please contact Mr. Vandike with your offer to help. Students in 7th & 8th grades, who were interested in playing, are playing on the Honey Creek team.

VOLLEYBALL WINS! The girls won all three sets last night against Trinity, with scores of 25-16, 25-22, & 25-13. What a great set of games, girls! Go Lady Cougars!

REMINDER TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS BRINGING LUNCHES FROM HOME:  Please see that your child’s lunch has everything they need for their meal – drinks, plates, utensils, condiments, napkins. The lunch program cannot afford to supply these things if the student is not buying the daily lunch.

LUNCH NOTICE: For students purchasing daily lunches: Students may choose a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in lieu of the main entrée if they have a note from home. They must bring a note on the day that the substitution is desired and must present it to the classroom teacher first thing in the morning. Please note that the “main entrée” is the protein item. For example, if our meal is vegetable soup with grilled cheese & string cheese, the substitution would be for the cheese sandwich & string cheese, not for the vegetable soup.

READING COUNTS SHIRTS may be worn any day in lieu of normal dress code shirts. They do not have to be tucked in. Your child will receive a shirt when he/she has earned 75 Reading Counts points.

DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NOTES: Thursdays, 9:00 am. All non-school related flyers need to be copied ahead of time on paper. The school cannot afford to supply paper for outside events). Upon approval by the principal, the information will then be placed in the Friday folder as a courtesy. It is not appropriate for the school to send out extraneous information that can be handled other ways. Also, if you have items for the Friday notes, please write these items up, send them in, or email them to rosie@radiowire.net (call to let me know you have emailed please). I don’t mind doing a little editing and rewording, but the bulk of the item should be outlined with details.

OLOS SCHOOL AND FACEBOOK: Did you know that OLOSS is on Facebook? Search for Our Lady of the Snows Home & School Association and request to join. This group is open to all school families, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. It is a way to connect about all school related events and activities.

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL: We do not have a “stock supply” of medications for students. You may choose to send in a pain reliever or other types of medicine for your child. Make sure to clearly mark the container(s), and send a note giving staff permission to dispense the medication, with explicit dosage instructions and dosage cups/spoons. These will be locked up in the office. Sometimes having medicine available here for your child can mean not having to come after him/her or making a special trip to bring medications.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR THURSDAY MASS: Each Thursday, the students have the opportunity to place their offering in the collection. If you need collection envelopes at home, please let us know & some will be sent home. We also have them available in the cafeteria for student use.

HOMEWORK can only be picked up between 3:00 and 3:15 each day for students who have been absent. Requests can be made to send work home with siblings or others. Please specifically request homework when calling in your child’s absence if you so prefer. Some parents prefer to not have the homework, especially if their child is still feeling poorly.

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Save any used print cartridges, laser or jet, fax cartridges, etc, and send them in to school or leave in the church vestibule in the box so marked.
-Save those “Box Tops” found on many, many groceries & other misc. items – worth 10 cents each.
We are no longer saving Best Choice UPCs.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES/GET TOGETHERS: If your child is inviting children to a party from school, and is not including either the entire class, or all the girls, or all the boys, it is not appropriate to pass out invitations at school. To do this causes hurt feelings with some students. We know that this is not intentional, but it happens. If all are not invited (or all the girls or all the boys) then invitations must be handled outside of school. Thank you for your cooperation.

PARENTS WELCOMED! You are always encouraged to attend Mass with the school children on Thursdays, especially if your child’s class is involved with the ministry.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Oct 2-6 – Achievement Testing – Grades 3-8
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day
Thursday, Oct 12 – Donuts with Dad
Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Have a great weekend!


Friday, September 15, 2017


Friday Newsletter 9 - 15-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon -
Tues
Wed
Thurs – All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
          JV Girls VBall @ St. Peter, JC – 7:00 pm
          (vs Trinity)
Fri -    Dress Down Day, Progress Reports Available

GRANDPARENTS DAY: Please pass our thanks on to all the wonderful grandparents (and grandparent “subs”) who supported us by enjoyed the morning with us on Thursday. It was a fantastic morning, with much fun and fellowship!

BOOK FAIR NIGHT: Thanks to all who supported our book fair so generously this week. Thanks especially to Mrs. Groose for all her hard work with organizing the fair and the games. We are blessed to have her here at OLOS School!

DONUTS WITH DAD! Now that we have Grandparent’s Day and Book Fair over with, we need to look ahead for our next event. Dads – please mark your October calendar for the 12th. You can join your child at Mass at 8:00 am and then come on over to school for donuts and fellowship. Hope to see all dads (or dad “subs”) here that Thursday!

DRESS DOWN DAYS: There will be a SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY on Wednesday, September 27th.

FANTASY NIGHT: Please get out and sell those tickets! With only 39 school families this year we have to all kick in and do more. A little less than half of the 300 tickets have been turned in as sold. Congratulations to Shawn Kempker, lucky winner of the Early Bird Drawing on Tuesday night. Shawn chose to take the $110 prize. If you need more tickets, contact one of the main ticket holders.  Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY: Tuesday, October 10th – 8:00 am. We are in need of ONE volunteer to help with pictures that day. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out.

NO MASS: There will be NO ALL SCHOOL MASS on Thursday, Oct. 5th. However, the 2nd through 8th graders will be participating in a Living Rosary, for the intention of Father Pat’s health, and this will be recorded and given to Father Pat to view. The students will practice at 9;00 am on Sept. 28 and will make the recording at 8:00 am on Oct 5th. Children’s prayers are powerful, so we hope that the more we pray, the sooner Father Pat will be back with us!

HEALTH CHECKS: Today the Miller County nurses were here for the annual health checks. We realize that this was not a day we had preschoolers in attendance, but we were not able to schedule a day that worked. If there were any concerns for your Kindergarten through Eighth grader,  we will let you know in next week’s Friday folder or by phone. Preschoolers will have a lice check next week. All immunization records were checked today, including the preschooler’s.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Yippee! The girls won two sets of three last night against St. Thomas, for an overall win. Congratulations, Lady Cougars! We are proud of you!
   
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day
Thursday, Oct 12 – Donuts with Dad

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Have a great weekend

Friday, September 8, 2017


Friday Newsletter 9-8-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - Patriot Day – Dress in Red/White/Blue or Camo
          Book Fair Bingo begins  
          Rosary – 2:00 pm at Church for all victims of 9/11 attack
Tues – “Saddle up & Read Bookaroo!”
          Book Fair Night 6:00 – 7:30 pm
          “Early Bird” FN ticket drawing
Wed –  Earthquake Drill – 8:00
Thurs – All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
          Grandparents Day – begins with 8:00 am Mass, with bingo & refreshments to follow in school gymnasium, book fair open
          JV Girls VBall @ St. Thomas – 7:00 pm
          (vs St. Thomas)
Fri -    Dress Down Day, Midquarter

GRANDPARENTS DAY: This Thursday, Sept. 14th, we will celebrate Grandparent’s Day at OLOS. Make sure to invite your grandparents! If grandma or grandpa can’t make it, feel free to come yourself or ask a “substitute grandparent” to enjoy the morning with your child. We will celebrate Mass at 8:00 am (students may sit with grandparents at Mass), then enjoy bingo, refreshments, and fellowship. The book fair will be open for grandparents to shop with their grandchild, if they so wish. The morning festivities should end around 10 – 10:30 am.

BOOK FAIR NIGHT: The annual Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, September 12th. From 6:00 to 7:30 pm, students will be able to shop and participate in fun and games and earn bonus reading counts points. Make plans now to attend this fun-filled evening! A flyer outlining workers for this event may be found in today’s folder. CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE!

DRESS DOWN DAYS: THIS MONDAY – PATRIOT DAY, WILL BE A DRESS DOWN IN RED/WHITE & BLUE OR CAMO DAY (this was not on your school calendar). We are also adding a SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY on Wednesday, September 27th.

FANTASY NIGHT: One of the main ticket holders will be contacting each of you to see how many tickets you can sell. If you haven’t already heard from them, you soon will. Remember, the price has increased to $110 per ticket. Please get out and sell as many as possible. With only 39 school families this year we have to all kick in and do more. The EARLY BIRD drawing will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, the night of the book fair. The winner will get the $110 or get another ticket.  Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY: Tuesday, October 10th – 8:00 am. We are in need of ONE volunteer to help with pictures that day. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out.

WELCOME NEW BABY! Gus (1st grade) & Vivian (PK) are proud brother and sister to new little brother, Gabriel Gene, born Tuesday, Sept. 5th. Gabriel weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz. and was 22 ¾ inches long! We congratulate and pray for this family of five which includes proud parents, Jeana & Derrick Pringer.  God bless!

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: The JV Girls put up a good fight last night against the St. Martin’s team, winning one set of three, and coming very close on the last set. Scores were: 19-25 (loss), 25-12 (win), & 17-25 (loss) for an overall loss. Keep trying hard, girls; you’re off to a good start!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Book Fair Night 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 14 – Grandparent’s Day – begins with 8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Try to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Friday Newsletter 8-31-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - NO SCHOOL – PICNIC CLEAN-UP
Tues
Wed –  
Thurs – All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
          JV Girls VBall – 6:00 pm @ St. Martin
          (vs St. Martin)
Fri -    Dress Down Day

GRANDPARENTS DAY: On Thursday, Sept. 14th, we will celebrate Grandparent’s Day at OLOS. Please contact your grandparents now so that they may mark their calendar. If grandma or grandpa can’t make it, feel free to come yourself or ask a “substitute grandparent” to enjoy the morning with your child. We will celebrate Mass at 8:00 am (students may sit with grandparents at Mass), then enjoy bingo, refreshments, and fellowship. The book fair will be open for grandparents to shop with their grandchild, if they so wish. The morning festivities should end around 10 – 10:30 am.

BOOK FAIR NIGHT: The annual Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, September 12th. From 6:00 to 7:30 pm, students will be able to shop and participate in fun and games and earn bonus reading counts points. Make plans now to attend this fun-filled evening!

DRESS DOWN DAYS: Unfortunately, due to the work on the school roof, we will not host any home volleyball games this year. We are adding a SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY on September 27th, so please add that to the Sept. calendar (you received this at the Open House on the reverse of your Aug. calendar). Students will receive a DRESS DOWN pass at the end of the month of their birthday or half-birthday. Remember – these cannot be used on days we celebrate Mass (Thursdays and Holy Days). Please be aware that all length and sleeve requirements remain in force on dress down days.
  
NOT A DRESS DOWN DAY! Thursday, Sept. 7th is listed as a dress down day on the school calendar. This is a mistake. Thursday is a Mass day and we do not dress down on Mass days. We will have our normal dress down day on Friday

FANTASY NIGHT: One of the main ticket holders will be contacting each school family to see how many tickets you can sell. If you haven’t already heard from them, you soon will. Remember, the price has increased to $110 per ticket. Please get out and sell as many as possible. With only 39 school families this year we have to all kick in and do more. The EARLY BIRD drawing will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, the night of the book fair. The winner will get the $110 or get another ticket. That day will be here very quickly after the picnic so get out there and sell those tickets! Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

ROOF WORK: The work on the roof is progressing. Due to noise, a couple of the classrooms have moved up to the middle school for classwork, as needed. We are excited to get the new roof on, so we are happy to put up with a little inconvenience to get it finished!

GOOD LUCK! We wish the JV Volleyball girls good luck as they begin their season, with their first game on Thursday evening at St. Martin’s school at 6:00 pm. We wish them the best of luck this year!
  
REMINDER TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS BRINGING LUNCHES FROM HOME:  Please see that your child’s lunch has everything they need for their meal – drinks, plates, utensils, condiments, napkins. The lunch program cannot afford to supply these things if the student is not buying the daily lunch.

LUNCH NOTICE: For students purchasing daily lunches: Students may choose a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in lieu of the main entrée if they have a note from home. They must bring a note on the day that the substitution is desired and must present it to the classroom teacher first thing in the morning. Please note that the “main entrée” is the protein item. For example, if our meal is vegetable soup with grilled cheese & string cheese, the substitution would be for the cheese sandwich & string cheese, not for the vegetable soup.

READING COUNTS SHIRTS may be worn any day in lieu of normal dress code shirts. They do not have to be tucked in. Your child will receive a shirt when he/she has earned 75 Reading Counts points.

DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NOTES: Thursdays, 9:00 am. All non-school related flyers need to be copied ahead of time on paper. The school cannot afford to supply paper for outside events). Upon approval by the principal, the information will then be placed in the Friday folder as a courtesy. It is not appropriate for the school to send out extraneous information that can be handled other ways. Also, if you have items for the Friday notes, please write these items up, send them in, or email them to rosie@radiowire.net (call to let me know you have emailed please). I don’t mind doing a little editing and rewording, but the bulk of the item should be outlined with details.

OLOS SCHOOL AND FACEBOOK: Did you know that OLOSS is on Facebook? Search for Our Lady of the Snows Home & School Association and request to join. This group is open to all school families. grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. It is a way to connect about all school related events and activities.

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL: We do not have a “stock supply” of medications for students. You may choose to send in a pain reliever or other types of medicine for your child. Make sure to clearly mark the container(s), and send a note giving staff permission to dispense the medication, with explicit dosage instructions and dosage cups/spoons. These will be locked up in the office. Sometimes having medicine available here for your child can mean not having to come after him/her or making a special trip to bring medications.
  
COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR THURSDAY MASS: Each Thursday, the students have the opportunity to place their offering in the collection. If you need collection envelopes at home, please let us know & some will be sent home. We also have them available in the cafeteria for student use.

HOMEWORK can only be picked up between 3:00 and 3:15 each day for students who have been absent. Requests can be made to send work home with siblings or others. Please specifically request homework when calling in your child’s absence if you so prefer. Some parents prefer to not have the homework, especially if their child is still feeling poorly.

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Save any used print cartridges, laser or jet, fax cartridges, etc, and send them in to school or leave in the church vestibule in the box so marked.
-Save those “Box Tops” found on many, many groceries & other misc. items – worth 10 cents each.
We are no longer saving Best Choice UPCs.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES/GET TOGETHERS: If your child is inviting children to a party from school, and is not including either the entire class, or all the girls, or all the boys, it is not appropriate to pass out invitations at school. To do this causes hurt feelings with some students. We know that this is not intentional, but it happens. If all are not invited (or all the girls or all the boys) then invitations must be handled outside of school. Thank you for your cooperation.

PARENTS WELCOMED! You are always encouraged to attend Mass with the school children on Thursdays, especially if your child’s class is involved with the ministry.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Sunday, Sept. 3 – OLOS Parish Picnic
Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Book Fair Night 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 14 – Grandparent’s Day – begins with 8:00 am Mass
Friday, Sept. 15 – Health Checks by MCHD                              



Please return your folder on TUESDAY.
ENJOY THE FOUR DAY WEEKEND!
Please pray for good weather and a successful parish picnic this Sunday. See everyone here!