Thursday, August 22, 2019


Friday Newsletter 8-16-19


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Tornado Drill – 8:00 am
Tues – Parent Meeting/Volleyball – open gym, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Wed All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
Thur
Fri   Dress Down Day

Welcome everyone to a new school year! We are off and rolling on a fantastic new school year, with so many smiling, happy faces! We especially want to welcome the following new students and staff: new principal, Mr. Jacob Akin, new preschoolers – Mackenzie Berry, Katie Eickhoff, Alexa Koetting, Liam Lage, Nash Lage, Liam Ramirez, & Delanie Whittle, and new 4th grader – Madisyn Suess. We are so glad that you are with us this year!

SUMMER BABY! We also welcome new baby Maelyn Rose Schwaller, little sister to Nolan, who is in our Kindergarten classroom. Nolan’s little sister was born on June 3rd, & weighed in at 6 lbs, 6 oz. Please pray for this new family of four, including proud parents, Adam & Jena.

GRANDPARENTS DAY – CHANGE OF DATE: Please note that grandparents day, originally scheduled for Sept. 18th, has been moved to Wednesday, September 11th, beginning with Mass. We will then move over to the gym for fun & fellowship. The book fair will be open for purchases, as well. Please let Grandma & Grandpa know now, so that they may mark their calendar. If grandparents can’t make it, feel free to ask a “substitute grandparent” to join your child that morning.

SUMMER GUN RAFFLE WINNERS:
June – Brian Bruemmer – Henry .22 Lever Action Blued,
Tom Rackers – Smith & Wesson M & P Shield
July – Debbie Schulte (JC) – Remington 870 EXP, 
Jeff Tucker – Smith & Wesson 9 mm Body Guard
August – Adam Holterman – Remington 770 w/scope,
Leon Kirkweg – Mossberg Patriot Walnut w/Vortex Scope

FUNDS RECEIVED: Over the summer we received $30.20 for the Cartridges for Kids program $51.84 for the Gerbes Community Rewards. More information on these programs may be found later in the notes.

FANTASY NIGHT HELP: Please, we need a parent volunteer to take the lead role for setting this great fundraiser up for our school. Any questions about this please email olosschool@gmail.com or call at 573-498-3574.

PRINCIPAL HOURS: Please feel free to set up a meeting time if you need to address concerns or issues. School day hours that the principal is available (pending no school matters arise) are M,T,Th,F from 8-8:45, and M,T,W,Th,F from 1:00-2:25.

DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NOTES: Thursdays, 9:00 am. If you have items for the Friday notes, please write these items up, send them in, or email them to olosschoolsecretary@gmail.com (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. 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.

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.

 SIGN UP FOR GERBES COMMUNITY REWARDS:  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!!!  

STUDENTS EATING SCHOOL 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.

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.

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.

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

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. Thanks to all for helping out!

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.


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!

Friday, May 10, 2019



Our Lady of the Snows School Supply List
Mary’s Home, MO
276 Highway H
Eugene, MO  65032




Preschool:
1 box washable markers
4 boxes crayons (1 for each quarter)
4 glue sticks (1 for each quarter)
1 large box Kleenex
1 box baby wipes
1 durable pocket folder
1 pkg. notebook paper – wide ruled
1 trifold mat – VINYL ONLY (small blanket)
1 backpack
1 old paint shirt (larger size)
2 changes of clothes (in ziplock bag)
1 Dry Erase Marker (any color)
1 container of play-doh
1 pkg. construction paper
1 container clorox wipes
Items needed if you would like to donate:
Quart & gallon size baggies, colored printer paper, sidewalk chalk
& items for treasure box



Kindergarten/First:
2 large boxes Kleenex
5 pkgs. pencils
4 boxes crayons (16) (K & 1st)
4 boxes Jumbo crayons (K only)
1 pair blunt scissors
2 pocket folders (no brads inside)
16 glue sticks
1 small art box
6 baby wipe refills
1 set watercolors
1 box gallon ziplock bags
1 rest mat – VINYL ONLY
1 old shirt
1 large backpack
1 pkg. construction paper
1 pkg. of washable markers
(also art/other supplies listed to the right)









Second Grade:
4 boxes crayons
1 pair pointed scissors
1 box regular markers
1 pkg. Expo markers
1 set watercolors
1 ruler (cm. & in)
1 pkg. sharpened pencils
1 small art box
1 pkg. colored notecards
1 pocket folders
1 pkg. construction paper
2 rolls scotch tape
1 can play-doh (any color)
3 boxes Kleenex
8 glue sticks
4 containers disinfecting wipes
1 box Zip-lock bags – sandwich size
1 box Zip-lock bags – gallon size








ART/OTHER SUPPLIES (Grades K-8):
  • 1 ream copy paper per family
  • 1 pkg. construction paper per family
                                 
OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:
(If you would like to donate)
  • Quart Ziploc bags for office/icepacks
  • Paper Plates
  • Balls for P. E.
  • Large size foam cups – not coffee size
  • Colored copy paper (regular, pastels &/or brights)










Third & Fourth Grades
2 boxes Kleenex
1 container cleaning wipes
1 box sandwich size Ziplock bags
2 pkg. plain yellow pencils  (no plastic covered or mechanical pencils)
1 big eraser
1 box crayons and/or colored pencils
1 box markers
1 pair scissors
2 red checking pens
1 simple calculator
1 folder –any color, with 3 holes
2 folders – 1 red, 1 green
2 pkg. loose notebook paper (wide lined)
1 yellow notebook
1 notebook – any color
1 red notebook
1 green notebook
1 pkg. eraser tops
1 pkg lined index cards
2 highlighters – different colors
1 art box
1 ruler
1 roll scotch tape
1 pkg. glue sticks
1 pkg. construction paper
1 set ear buds (headphones)
1 flash drive with student’s name on it
(also art/other supplies listed on reverse)



Fifth & Sixth Grade:
1 calculator (simple)
1 art box
3 large boxes Kleenex
1 box regular or fine tip markers
1 pkg. colored pencils
1 pkg. crayons
1 pair scissors
1 pkg. non-mechanical pencils
1 pkg. mechanical pencils
2 red checking pens
2 blue or black pens (no other pens please)
1 pkg. eraser tops
1 ruler (cm. & in.)
1 1inch binder
4 - 1 subject notebooks w/pockets
2 pocket folders
3 pkg. loose leaf notebook paper
2 pkg. lined note cards
2 highlighters
1 pkg. glue sticks
1 box wipes (baby or cleaning)
Post-it-notes or page markers
1 flash drive w/name on it
 (also art/other supplies listed on reverse)


Seventh & Eighth Grades:
4 spiral notebooks
1 large pointed scissors
1 ruler (cm. & in.)
1 pkg. pencils (mechanical or nonmechanical)
1 set colored pencils or crayons
5 pkg. loose leaf paper – narrow ruled
2 red pens
1 small art box
2 highlighters
4 pocket folders
4 boxes Kleenex
1 pkg. markers
2 Expo markers (Dry-Erase, big)
1 backpack
1 pkg. graphing paper
1 scientific calculator
2 containers disinfecting wipes
1 set ear buds
1 bottle Expo cleaner
2 rolls Scotch tape
1 pkg. of black or blue ink pens
1 box legal size envelopes
1 pack first class stamps (20 stamps)
(also art/other supplies listed on reverse)





Friday Newsletter 5-10-19 

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat  - 8th Grade Graduation – 6:30 pm
Mon
Tues
Wed All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
        Farewell Party – 2:25 pm/cafeteria
Thur The Amazing Race am
        Picnic Lunch
        Movie/popcorn in gym for all grades beginning between 12:30 – 1:00 (tba)
        Dress Down Day
Fri   Dress Down School Spirit Day
        Last Day of School–dismiss @ 11:00 am

CONGRATULATIONS to the three students who are graduating from 8th grade this Saturday evening. They are Matthew Beck, Jordan Bittle, & Grace Groose. We congratulate you and wish you the very best. We will miss you, and we will continue to pray for you as you continue on in your education. Good luck to all of you!

THE AMAZING RACE! For our Field Day, on May 16th, students will be participating in the Amazing Race in the morning. It promises to be great fun for all and we are excited about it! However, to put on these events for the kids, we do need our volunteers! If you are able to help out that morning, please send a note or call the office. We thank Tracey B & Wendy W. for volunteering. Many thanks to Brittany & Marie Massman, who have worked very hard to get this race figured out. It took a lot of time and planning and we all appreciate it very much!

DONATIONS NEEDED: Prizes for students as they cross the finish line of “The Amazing Race’. We have 65 students. Examples of small items needed – trinkets, bracelets, bouncy balls, small dinosaurs, candy…basically any small items we can bag up in treat bags. Please send in any items by Tuesday. Thank you!

PICNIC LUNCH on Thursday will be grilled hamburgers/hot dogs, chips, bananas, rice-krispie treat, soda/drink pouch/milk.

ALL SCHOOL BILLS must be paid IN FULL for your child to receive their final grade cards/diplomas, as well as for the transfer of any academic records. If you still owe for anything, you will find notice in today’s folder. (The only exception would be for any child who used drop in extended care services in May. In that case, please call the school office to figure final amounts due.)

 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Friday, May 17, 2019.
Prayer Service or Mass – 8:00 am
Preschool Graduation – 9:30 am – gym
Awards Ceremony – following PS Grad – 9:45ish?
School dismisses at 11:00 am – NO LUNCH SERVED,
NO EXTENDED CARE SERVICES (pm)

DARE GRADUATION: Dare graduation for 5th & 6th graders will be this Monday, May 13th at 8:00 am, with a reception and refreshments of donuts & juice in the cafeteria. All 5th & 6th grade parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

A FAREWELL PARTY will be held for Mrs. Haeffner on Wednesday, May 15th at 2:25 pm in the cafeteria. Mrs. Haeffner has dedicated eight years of service and dedication to Our Lady of the Snows School and we will definitely miss her. Let us show how grateful we are by sending her off with cards and tokens of appreciation. All are invited!

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on May 7 were: PK – Jace Lage – pushing chairs in, K – Anna Eickhoff – sharing crayons with others,  1st – Elaina Backues - being a great line leader and having great manners,  2nd – Madelyn Doerhoff – always being kind to others outside of the classroom, 3rd – Natalie Groose – being such a great helper, 4th – Braden Schulte – sharing his smiles, 5th –Oliver Burrows – always being willing to help, 6th – Zachary Vandike – having a good attitude, 7th –Ethan Schulte – asking 5/6 to join in kickball, 8th – Matt Beck – coordinating a kickball game. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. Great job, students!
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!

This will be the last notes for the year. We wish all of you a very happy, refreshing, and safe summer. May God bless and keep you in His care. See you back in three months!

Thursday, May 2, 2019


Friday Newsletter 5-2-19


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun First Eucharist - 12:00 Noon
Mon
Tues
Wed All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
Thur School Spirit Dress Down Day
Fri   Dress Down Day
        Last Day for 8th graders
        Pep Assembly @ 2:00 pm in gym

CONGRATULATIONS to the 13 students receiving their First Eucharist this Sunday at noon. Ten of the students are OLOS School students. They are: Landon Backues, Madelyn Doerhoff, Eli Eickhoff, Jacob Eickhoff, Romie Groose, Olivia Koetting, Karter Lage, Tanner Lage, Gus Pringer, & Nicholas Vandike. May God abundantly bless all 13 of these youngsters as they take this momentous step in their Catholic life.

DARE GRADUATION: Dare graduation for 5th & 6th graders will be Monday, May 13th at 8:00 am, with a reception of donuts & juice in the cafeteria. All 5th & 6th grade parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

PEP ASSEMBLY FRIDAY! The Student Council is sponsoring a pep assembly on Friday, with “special” activities for our 8th graders, who will be ending up their last day of class at OLOS that day. All families are welcome to attend.

THE AMAZING RACE! For our Field Day, on May 16th, students will be participating in the Amazing Race in the morning. It promises to be great fun for all and we are excited about it! However, to put on these events for the kids, we do need our volunteers! If you are able to help out that morning, please send a note or call the office. We thank Tracey B, for being our first volunteer!

FIELD TRIP FORMS: Please find, fill out, & return the enclosed field trip form for The Amazing Race. Students will be visiting M. H. Bank, The Corner Mkt., & OLOS Credit Union.  

ALL SCHOOL BILLS must be paid IN FULL for your child to receive their final grade cards/diplomas, as well as for the transfer of any academic records.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Friday, May 17, 2019.
Prayer Service or Mass – 8:00 am
Preschool Graduation – 9:30 am – gym
Awards Ceremony – following PS Grad – 9:45ish?
School dismisses at 11:00 am – NO LUNCH SERVED,
NO EXTENDED CARE SERVICES (pm)

TOTUS TUUS: June 10-14 for K-6th graders

THANKS SO MUCH Tracey Backes, for coordinating the Reading Counts Field Trip. Much appreciated!

BOX TOPS: We recently received a check in the amount of $63 for our recent submission. Thanks to all who clip and save box tops, and to Joan Doerhoff, for heading up this program.


OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on April 29 were: PK – Cash Evers – pushing friends on the swings, K – Brena Groose – sharing her toys at recess,  1st – Ryan Russell – helping K students with rocket math,  2nd – Eli Eickhoff – letting someone go in front of him in the bathroom line, 3rd – Nora Burrows – being so kind to everyone, 4th – Gracie Silvey – being a great helper in the classroom, 5th –Austin Doerhoff – volunteering to help in the cafeteria, 6th – Emma Goetz – volunteering to get work together for someone, 7th –Bella Groose – volunteering to help Mrs. Werdehausen, 8th – Jordan Bittle – a “joyful spirit”. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. Great job, students!
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday Newsletter 4-26-19


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun First Eucharist Practice – 9:15 am
Mon Virtus – OLOS – 6:00 pm
Tues – Anti-Bullying Assembly – 8:00 am
        School Spirit Dress Down Day
        Registration Packets Final Due Date
Wed All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
        6th Gr. Vocation Day – St. Joseph, JC
Thur Dress Down Day
Fri   Reading Counts Trip to Springfield
Discovery Center – Wear R. C. shirt!!!

REGISTRATION PACKETS: PACKETS MUST BE SENT BACK, COMPLETED BY APRIL 30TH FOR FULL REGISTRATION OF YOUR CHILD/REN.

DRESS DOWN DAY: Due to the R. C. field trip on Friday, this upcoming Thursday, May 2 is a dress down day.

THE AMAZING RACE! For our Field Day, on May 16th, students will be participating in the Amazing Race in the morning. It promises to be great fun for all and we are excited about it! However, to put on these events for the kids, we do need our volunteers! If you are able to help out that morning, please send a note or call the office. So far, we have no volunteers.

VIRTUS: PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN CLASS COMING TO MARY’S HOME: There will be a Virtus session at OLOS Parish on Monday, April 29th at 6:00 pm. Please go online to diojeffcity.org & follow the links to “Safe Environment – Virtus registration”. All adults volunteering in ANY capacity in our school, whether it be classroom parties, activity days, field trips, coaching, driving MUST attend Virtus training. Basically, every parent in our school needs to be Virtus certified, as well as any relatives that help out.

ALL SCHOOL BILLS must be paid IN FULL for your child to receive their final grade cards/diplomas, as well as for the transfer of any academic records.

8TH GRADE PARENTS: The Freshman Orientation at Cole R-V is on Wednesday, May 1st, beginning at 5:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.
BREAKFAST NEWS: Thanks so much to all who helped and/or supported the breakfast last weekend. We had so many positive comments, with a great turnout! Profits were $1243. The next breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019.

QUARTERLY EARNINGS from Gerbes Community Rewards was $53.67, with 8 families participating. Thanks to all who participate in this program. More info. on this program can be found on the reverse. This is a great way to earn extra funds for our school – and so easy!

PROJECTOR DONATED! Thanks so much to the family and friends of Bernard Schulte, for the donation of the projector in his memory. This new projector is of newer technology and should alleviate problems we have been having with our current projectors. It is for use by the school and parish for events and funerals. It is being kept at the school office.

READING COUNTS: The Reading Counts field trip to Springfield is this upcoming Friday, May 3rd, 2019. The students will enjoy the day at the Discovery Center. The bus is scheduled to leave at 7:45 am and return no later than 5:45 pm. Check in at the Discovery Center is 9:45 am. The PK-4th grades will have presentations from 10:00 – 10:30 pm and the 5-8th will have presentations from 10:45 – 11:30 am. Students will eat in shifts – PK-4 from 10:45 to 11:15 & 5-8 from 11:30 to 12:00. There is a gift shop, which also sells healthy snacks & drinks (crackers, fruit drinks, etc.). Students who choose to do so, for an extra $3, may ride the “Miller Exhibit – Antigravity Highwire Bike”. Students must be able to reach the pedals to do this, and this cost would be paid onsite by the parent/student. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR READING COUNTS SHIRT!
  
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Friday, May 17, 2019.
Prayer Service or Mass – 8:00 am
Preschool Graduation – 9:30 am – gym
Awards Ceremony – following PS Grad – 9:45ish?
School dismisses at 11:00 am – NO LUNCH SERVED,
NO EXTENDED CARE SERVICES (pm)

TOTUS TUUS: June 10-14 for K-6th graders
  
SIGN UP FOR GERBES COMMUNITY REWARDS:  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!!!  


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Friday Newsletter 4-17-18



THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon NO SCHOOL – EASTER BREAK
Tues NO SCHOOL – EASTER BREAK
Wed All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
        Reading Count 200 point deadline
        Packets turned in by today get dress down pass
Thur 8th Grade Pictures
Fri   Earth Day for 5/6 Graders
Sun First Eucharist Practice – 9:15 am

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.

ACHIEVEMENT TEST home reports are in today’s folder. Grades 3-8 took the Iowa Achievement test in October 2018. Along with this, Grades 3, 5, 7 (every other year) took the Cognitive Abilities Test. The Achievement test measures actual achievement in three core subject areas – Reading, Math, & Social Science/Science. The CogAT measures development of verbal, mathematical, and spatial reasoning abilities. For more information on your child’s CogAT score & profile, directions are given below the “Note” box on the form so that you can access helpful information.

REGISTRATION PACKETS for the 2019-20 school year were recently sent home. Please complete & return these as soon as possible – the sooner the better! If your completed packet is returned by Wednesday, April 24 (when we come back from Easter break), your child will receive a bonus dress down pass (or a sweet treat for preschoolers). PACKETS MUST BE SENT BACK, COMPLETED BY APRIL 30TH FOR FULL REGISTRATION OF YOUR CHILD/REN.

IF YOUR CHILD HAS REACHED 200 POINTS IN THE READING COUNTS PROGRAM, PLEASE LOOK FOR THEIR FIELD TRIP FORM IN THE TODAY’S FOLDER. Please fill out completely and return on Wednesday. If your child reaches the deadline of April 24th, their forms will be sent home on the 24th or 25th through the classroom teacher. ADULTS GOING ALONG ALSO NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO PAPERWORK – SIGN UP & PAY FOR LUNCHES & PAY FOR DISCOVERY CENTER.

PELLET GRILL WINNER! Congratulations to Darryl Love – lucky winner of the pellet grill. Enjoy that grill, Darryl!

APRIL GUN RAFFLE WINNERS! Congratulations to the two winners this month. They are Michael Solanski, who won the Winchester SXP Field Compact (12 or 20 gauge) and Drew Geritz, who won the Mossberg 935 Magnum Black.

THE AMAZING RACE! For our Field Day, on May 16th, students will be participating in the Amazing Race in the morning. It promises to be great fun for all and we are excited about it! However, to put on these events for the kids, we do need our volunteers! If you are able to help out that morning, please send a note or call the office. Thanks so much!

VIRTUS: PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN CLASS COMING TO MARY’S HOME: There will be a Virtus session at OLOS Parish on Monday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. Please go online to diojeffcity.org & follow the links to “Safe Environment – Virtus registration”. All adults volunteering in ANY capacity in our school, whether it be classroom parties, activity days, field trips, coaching, driving MUST attend Virtus training. Basically, every parent in our school needs to be Virtus certified, as well as any relatives that help out.

FINAL LUNCH BILLS for the 2018-19 school year are in today’s folder. If you did not receive a bill, you are paid up for the year. If you did receive a bill, please remit payment as soon as possible.

ALL SCHOOL BILLS must be paid IN FULL for your child to receive their final grade cards/diplomas, as well as for the transfer of any academic records.

8TH GRADE PARENTS: The Freshman Orientation at Cole R-V is on Monday, May 1st, beginning at 5:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

READING COUNTS: Reading Counts deadline is this upcoming Wednesday April, 24th. The Reading Counts field trip to Springfield is getting close - Friday, May 3rd, 2019. The students will enjoy the day at the Discovery Center. The bus is scheduled to leave at 7:45 am and return no later than 5:45 pm. Check in at the Discovery Center is 9:45 am. The PK-4th grades will have presentations from 10:00 – 10:30 pm and the 5-8th will have presentations from 10:45 – 11:30 am. Students will eat in shifts – PK-4 from 10:45 to 11:15 & 5-8 from 11:30 to 12:00. The students’ fees for the Discovery Center are being paid with from proceeds from the breakfast. There is a gift shop, which also sells healthy snacks & drinks (crackers, fruit drinks, etc.). Students who choose to do so, for an extra $3, may ride the “Miller Exhibit – Antigravity Highwire Bike”. Students must be able to reach the pedals to do this, and this cost would be paid onsite by the parent/student.

SKETCH DAY: Congratulations to the 7th & 8th graders for a job well done. They did a great job on their sketches and we are proud of them! Their artwork is on display in the school cafeteria.

ANTI-BULLYING PRESENTATION rescheduled to Tuesday, April 30th at 8:00 am.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Friday, May 17, 2019.
Prayer Service or Mass – 8:00 am
Preschool Graduation – 9:30 am – gym
Awards Ceremony – following PS Grad – 9:45ish?
School dismisses at 11:00 am – NO LUNCH SERVED,
NO EXTENDED CARE SERVICES (pm)

EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES:
Holy Thursday – Mass @ 7:00 pm, Washing of the Feet, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, & Divine Chaplet. Adoration continues until midnight.
Good Friday – Holy Communion, Passion, & Veneration begins @ 7:00 pm, also Stations of the Cross @ 12:00 Noon
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass @ 8:30 pm
Easter Sunday – Easter Morning Mass @ 8:00 am

We wish you all a very happy and fun-filled Easter. Enjoy your six-day break!

Thank you, God, for this beautiful Easter
and this beautiful Spring weekend. Amen!




OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on April 15 were: PK – Esdon Koetting – comforting a friend that was hurt, K – Ryder Lage – putting down classroom chairs without being asked,  1st – Alayna Wood – helping pick up another students index cards, 2nd – Landon Backues – holding the door, 3rd – Shane Beck – being a good role model for others, 4th – Rylee Vandike – being extra helpful in the classroom, 5th –Nolan Schulte – having a good attitude, 6th – Grayson Koetting – always volunteering to help, 7th –Ayden Schulte – buying sodas for everyone, 8th – Aliyah Talledo – buying sodas for everyone. 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!

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON WEDNESDAY.