Thursday, September 13, 2018


Friday Newsletter 9-14-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Midquarter
Tues
Wed All School Prayer Service – 8:00 am (No Mass due to Father being in Holy Land)
Thur
        JV Vball @ St. Martin – 8:00 pm (vs. St. Joe, JC)
 Fri Health Screenings by MCHD (am)
        Dress Down Day
        Progress Reports Available

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 OLOS School!!!  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!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Mon., Sept. 24 – Community Tea Party – 8:00 am
Oct. 1-5 – Achievement Testing (Grades 3-8)
Sat. Oct. 12 – Fantasy Night
Wed., Oct. 17 – Donuts with Dad
Tues., Oct. 23 Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed., Oct 31 – Halloween Parade & Parties – 1:30 pm


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

Thursday, September 6, 2018


Friday Newsletter 9-7-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon
Tues Book Fair Night – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
        (no homework)
        Dress Down in Red/White & Blue or
Camo in remembrance of 9/11
Wed Grandparents Day begins with Mass – 8
am (5/6 Ministry) and continues in school
gym with fun and fellowship
Thur Earthquake Drill
 Fri Dress Down Day
       

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 8/31 were: PK – Magdaline Bittle – helping clean up a spill, K –Ryder Lage -  listening and following directions, 1st – Ryan Russell – helping another student with a math problem, 2nd – Karter Lage – picking up trash at lunchtime, Olivia Koetting – helping a student with an assignment, 3rd – Jacob Bittle – having such positive attitude, 4th – Rylee Vandike – helping someone clean up a mess, 5th – Austin Doerhoff – always having something nice to say, 6th – Phoebe Whittle – helping others , 7th – Bella Groose – giving umbrellas to 5/6 grade (even her own!), 8th – Jordan Bittle – always making us smile, Grace Groose – always saying please and thank you. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. Great job, students!
  
PATRIOTS’ DAY: On Tuesday the students will be able to dress down in red/white/blue or camo, in remembrance of 9/11. Please pray for the ongoing victims of this tragedy and for peace for all nations.

BOOK FAIR! Our annual Scholastic Book Fair night is this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR ON-LINE ORDERING: Parents, relatives, family, and friends can support the school without actually coming to the book fair on Tuesday night. Anyone interested in purchasing books can order online September 7-14.  All profit will still go to the school.  All online orders will be sent to the school 7-10 days after the online fair closes, which
is September 14.  The link to the OLOS School site is: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ourladyofsnowsschool 

GRANDPARENTS DAY! This Wednesday, Sept. 12, we will celebrate Grandparents Day at OLOS School.  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 church), then we will move to the school gymnasium for fun and fellowship. Fr. Kevin Gormley will celebrate this Mass with our students and grandparents, as Father Alex will be in the Holy Land at that time. Grandparents may also shop the bookfair with their grandchild if they so wish. The morning festivities should conclude around 10:00 – 10:30.

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.

STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS ANNOUNCED: We would like to congratulate the newly elected 18-19 Student Council members: President – Aly Haeffner, V. Pres. – Ethan Schulte, Treasurer – Emma Goetz; Class Representative: 8 – Grace Groose, 7 – Bella Groose & Ayden Schulte, 6 – Deanna Backes, Grayson Koetting, Zachary Vandike, 5 – Oliver Burrows, Austin Doerhoff, Nolan Schulte, 4 – Leah Koetting, Trenton Lage, Rylee Vandike. We are expecting great things this year from such a great group of students!

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: We will be conducting emergency drills over the next several weeks, continuing with the earthquake drill next week. 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.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Miller County Health nurses will be here on 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 THAT MORNING – PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP OUT. Thank you!

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!!!  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!
   
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!

SEPTEMBER GUN RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations to the winners of the gun raffle this month! John Hicks won a Mossberg 835 Ultra-Mag Waterfowl .12 gauge. Tom Oligschaeger won the Winchester SXP Field Compact .20 gauge.

REMINDER TO PARENTS OF 9TH – 11TH GRADERS:
PSR KICK-OFF for high school students is Wed., Sept. 12, beginning with a carry-in meal at 6:30 pm. Parents and students are required to attend this first meeting.
  
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., Sept. 11 – Book Fair Night 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Wed., Sept 12 – Grandparents Day – begins with 8:00 am Mass and continues in school gym until approx. 10:30 am


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
ENJOY THE COOLER WEEKEND!


Thursday, August 30, 2018



Friday Newsletter 8-30-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon NO SCHOOL – LABOR DAY!
        (Picnic clean-up)
Tues
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (7/8 Ministry)
Thur Tornado Drill
 Fri Dress Down Day

POSSIBLE MENU CHANGE: This Tuesday, 9/4/18, the menu may change from the hot dog meal listed, to Cook’s choice, due to the picnic.

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: This year our students are recognized for acts of kindness and generosity that are noticed by school staff. The Bee Kind students recognized on 8/24 were: PK – Maddie St. George – always being so kind to her friends, K – Oliver Hagenhoff – helping another student with their milk carton, 1st – Abby Eickhoff – sharing her pencil with another student, 2nd – Jacob Eickhoff – sharing his toys at recess, 3rd – Alyssa Eickhoff – holding the door for the whole class, 4th – Leah Koetting – helping another student pick up a mess, 4th – Trenton Lage – set a great example at Mass on first day of school by helping others follow along and by his great participation, 5th – Oliver Burrows – always being willing to help others, 6th – Emma Goetz – always encouraging her classmates, 7th – Aly Haeffner – helping get the classroom ready, 8th – Matthew Beck – helping after school/putting names on classroom doors. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. Great job, students!

BOOK FAIR! Our annual Scholastic Book Fair night will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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!

GRANDPARENTS DAY! On Wednesday, Sept. 12, we will celebrate Grandparents Day at OLOS School. Please contact 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 church), then we will move to the school gymnasium for fun and fellowship. Grandparents may also shop the bookfair with their grandchild if they so wish. The morning festivities should conclude around 10:00 – 10:30.
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. We will begin this process after the picnic, so please send in your child’s money before Wednesday, to the classroom, in a marked container or bag. Thank you for your help!

EMERGENCY DRILLS: We will be conducting emergency drills over the next several weeks, continuing with the tornado drill next week. 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.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Miller County Health nurses will be here on September 21st to screen the students for hearing, vision, height, weight, to do head checks, and to review immunization records.

PICNIC WEEKEND!!! As we all know, this weekend our parish hosts its annual Parish Picnic. Please pray for good weather (cooler) for this, our biggest fundraiser of the year, and perhaps some rain beforehand to settle the dust and green it up a little. Please see that your children all get to their assigned jobs and remain on duty the entire time they are scheduled. Also, if you are able to help set up/clean up on Friday, Saturday, and/or Monday, please pitch in and help out – which is always so appreciated! May God bless us all and bless all of our guests on this working holiday weekend! Happy Labor Day everyone, and we’ll see you back on TUESDAY!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., Sept. 11 – Book Fair Night 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Wed., Sept 12 – Grandparents Day – begins with 8:00 am Mass and continues in school gym until approx. 10:30 am
Tues., Sept. 18 – Home & School mtg – 6:30 pm


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON TUESDAY!
HAVE A GREAT LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

Friday, August 24, 2018



Friday Newsletter 8-24-18



THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon
Tues Intruder Drill
Wed All School Prayer Service – 8:00 am
        (No Mass)
        Fantasy Night Planning mtg – 6:00 pm @
school
Dress Down Day
Thur Head Checks (pm)
        School Spirit Dress Down Day
 Fri –  No School - Picnic Prep.

BOOK FAIR! Our annual Scholastic Book Fair night will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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!

GRANDPARENTS DAY! On Wednesday, Sept. 12, we will celebrate Grandparents Day at OLOS School. Please contact 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 church), then we will move to the school gymnasium for fun and fellowship. Grandparents may also shop the bookfair with their grandchild if they so wish. The morning festivities should conclude around 10:00 – 10:30.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR WEDNESDAY MASS: We are going to try something a little different this year for the Wednesday Mass. Through the last several years, the students were given envelopes to place in the collection basket at Mass to encourage the habit of tithing. We are continuing this practice. However, 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 or loose change provided by the parent. We will begin this process after the picnic, but you can go ahead and send your child’s in to the classroom, in a marked container or bag. Thank you for your help!

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.

EMERGENCY DRILLS: OLOS School will be conducting emergency drills over the next several weeks, continuing with the intruder drill next week. Classroom teachers will 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, so that they are not overly anxious.

FANTASY NIGHT! Please find enclosed a volunteer form to be filled out and returned on Monday. The Fantasy Night fundraiser is our biggest, and requires ALL families to participate. Also enclosed is the flyer for the event. Please post these anywhere you are able. Tickets for this event will be available for sale before the parish picnic. All are welcome to attend the planning meeting on Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm at school.

HEAD CHECKS: OLOS School volunteers will be performing head checks on a fairly routine monthly basis, and will do the first check on Thursday afternoon. Please be vigilant at home by checking your child’s hair every so often. You may want to go over with this topic with your new student, as the little ones never quite understand why we are looking at their hair so closely!

DIOCESAN ADVOCATES: In the folder handed out at open house, there was a form to return that dealt with E-rate. If we get full participation on the return of this form, the school receives a discounted rate on phone & technology services. Please return yours, if you have not already done so. Thank you!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., Sept. 11 – Book Fair Night 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Wed., Sept 12 – Grandparents Day – begins with 8:00 am Mass and continues in school gym until approx. 10:30 am
Tues., Sept. 18 – Home & School mtg – 6:30 pm


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND PRAY FOR RAIN!

Friday, August 17, 2018


Friday Newsletter 8-18-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon
Tues
Wed – All School Prayer Service – 8:00 am
        (No Mass)
Thur – Fire Drill – 8:00 am
 Fri – Dress Down Day

WELCOME ALL! We are off to a great start for the 2018-19 school year and are looking forward to an educational and fun year. We welcome everyone back and especially welcome all our newcomers, Daxton Boessen (PK), Henry Doerhoff (PK), Cashton Evers (PK), Esdon Koetting (PK), Logan Markway (PK), Elsie Schulte (PK), Madison St. George (PK), Ryan Russell (1), Amber Grellner (5/6 Teacher), Marianna Werdehausen (7/8 Teacher), & Father Alex Gabriel. We are so glad to have you here as part of the OLOS School family!

EMERGENCY DRILLS: OLOS School will be conducting emergency drills over the next several weeks, beginning with the fire drill next week. Classroom teachers will 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, so that they are not overly anxious.

HEAD CHECKS: OLOS School volunteers will be performing head checks on a fairly routine monthly basis. Please be vigilant at home by checking your child’s hair every so often. We will be checking heads in August so if your daughter comes home with her hair down (and you had it up in a ponytail, for instance), that is probably the reason. This is another topic you may want to go over with your new student, as the little ones never quite understand why we are looking at their hair so closely!

DIOCESAN ADVOCATES: In the folder handed out at open house, there was a form to return that dealt with E-rate. If we get full participation on the return of this form, the school receives a discounted rate on phone & technology services. Please return yours, if you have not already done so. Thank you!

SUMMER GUN RAFFLE WINNERS: Congratulations to these winners! May – Norbert Prenger, Jr (Ruger American Pistol), D. J. Evers (Henry .22); June – Travis Graham (Ruger SR9 9 mm), Pam Veit (Mossberg Patriot Walnut Scope); July – Todd Rockett (Ruger American Rifle), Michael Rayhart (Smith & Wesson M & P Shield 9mm); August – Brad Adrian (Ruger American Rifle), Aaron Sandbothe (Ruger American Pistol).

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.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR WEDNESDAY MASS: We are going to try something a little different this year for the Wednesday Mass. Through the last several years, the students were given envelopes to place in the collection basket at Mass to encourage the habit of tithing. We are continuing this practice. However, 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 or loose change provided by the parent. We will begin this process after the picnic, but you can go ahead and send your child’s in to the classroom, in a marked container or bag. Thank you for your help!

BOOK FAIR! Our annual Scholastic Book Fair night will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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!

GRANDPARENTS DAY! On Wednesday, Sept. 12, we will celebrate Grandparents Day at OLOS School. Please contact 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 church), then we will move to the school gymnasium to fun and fellowship. Grandparents may also shop the bookfair with their grandchild if they so wish. The morning festivities should conclude around 10:00 – 10:30.

SUMMER BABY! Anna Berry (K) is proud new big sister to little brother, Carter Eugene Berry, born on May 31, 2018. Carter joins older sisters MacKenzie and Anna in the home, and proud parents, Brooke & John. Please pray for this happy family as we welcome little Carter to this big world!

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.

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.

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.
  
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. The school received $58 over the summer for cartridges turned in. 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.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. I know I always like parents to ask questions, because often it gives me good reminders, and also, if you are wondering about something, there’s a good chance that others may be wondering about the very same thing… Rosie-school office

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., Sept. 11 – Book Fair Night 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Wed., Sept 12 – Grandparents Day – begins with 8:00 am Mass and continues in school gym until approx. 10:30 am
Tues., Sept. 18 – Home & School mtg – 6:30 pm


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND PRAY FOR RAIN!

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Friday Newsletter 5-11-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Track Pictures – bring uniform
Tues
Wed Dress Down Day
Thur LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
        All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
        Awards ceremony – 9:30 am, beginning with PK graduation
        No Lunch served – 11:00 am dismissal
        No PM extended care offered
            School Spirit Dress Down Day
        Teacher Inservice - PM
 Fri Teacher Inservice

UNPAID FEES: Final grade cards (and transfer of records, graduation diplomas) will only be issued to students whose fees are paid in full. This includes, but is not limited to: sustaining fees, lost library books fees, preschool and extended care fees, school support, lunch fees, rule violation fees, lost textbook fees, etc. IF YOU HAVE UNPAID FEES, YOU WILL FIND NOTICE IN TODAY’S FOLDER. PLEASE REMIT NOTICE, WITH PAYMENT ATTACHED, IN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!

8th GRADE GRADUATION: We congratulate the four students graduating from the eighth grade on Saturday evening. They are: Macy Adrian, Sara Beck, Gracie Evers, and Tori Evers. This is a very special group of girls and we will miss them so much! Good luck to you all as you celebrate this very important milestone in your young Catholic life!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Vandike family on the birth of their new baby girl! Isabelle Grace made her appearance on Tuesday afternoon. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. Big brothers Zachary & Nicholas, and big sister Rylie are thrilled, as well as proud parents Laura & Josh. Please pray for this family as they celebrate this new addition to their family!

SCHOOL BOARD: Congratulations to the newly elected OLOS School Board members - Jermiah Schulte, Joan Doerhoff, and Shannon Lage. Other members are Loren Groose, Jason Bittle, and Roselyn Wood. Outgoing members are Stacey Evers, Allen Doerhoff, and Ashley Kempker. We thank all of these individuals for their time and dedication to OLOS School! 

TRACK TEAM: Please bring your track shirts and shorts with you to school on Monday for a team picture.

JOB OPENINGS: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School is seeking 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th grade classroom teachers for the 2018/2019 school year. Special class duties may be included in the position(s). If interested please contact Josh Vandike at 573-498-3574.

This will be the final notes going home from the office for this school year. It’s hard to believe we are at the end of the year already – seems like we just started! We wish you a very fun, happy, and safe summer! We will see you back on August 15th!

 “In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible.”—Sarah Dessen

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Sat., May 12 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass with reception following in the gymnasium
Thurs., May 17 – Final Day of School
          8:00 am Mass
          9:30 am Preschool Grad. & Awards Ceremony
          11:00 am Dismissal (no lunch or pm ext care)
Sat., May 19 – OLOS Parish Golf Tournament

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