Friday Newsletter 8-16-19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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!