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.

  

Monday, April 15, 2019


Friday Newsletter 4-12-19


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun -  OLOS Breakfast - serving from 8-12
Mon Boom Town (by 3/4th graders)
Tues Sketch Day @ the Gov. Gardens (7/8)
        DARE – 8:00 am (5/6)
Wed All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
        Anti-bullying presentation by Miller Co. Sheriffs Dept – 9:00 am (all grades)
        DRESS DOWN IN EASTER COLORS/PASTELS
        Easter Egg Hunts – PK – 6th
        Progress Reports Available
Thur NO SCHOOL – HOLY THURSDAY
Fri   NO SCHOOL – GOOD FRIDAY

SCHOOL/PARISH BREAKFAST – COME ONE, COME ALL! All are invited to support this YUMMY fundraiser this Sunday. We are serving a great breakfast – from 8:00 – 12:00 noon. More help is still needed in the kitchen. If you figure out that you have the time to help on Sunday morning, just show up and join in!

REGISTRATION PACKETS for the 2019-20 school year were in last week’s folder. 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).

SEND IN THE CANDY-FILLED EGGS! We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt this Wednesday, April 17th, before we break for the Holy Days and Easter. We are asking that you please send in one dozen candy filled eggs to your child’s classroom (no peanut butter, nothing that melts easily) This would be for grades PK-6th. Also, you may remember the 7/8th graders with a treat, since they will be hiding the eggs for everyone else, and won’t have a hunt of their own!

PLEASE NOTE: We have added this Wed., 4/17, as a DRESS DOWN IN PASTELS DAY in anticipation of Easter.

NO SCHOOL – Easter Break – 4-18-19-4-23-19. School will resume on Wed., April 24th.
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 helps out.

BOOM TOWN: This Monday, 4/15, the 3rd & 4th graders will be participating in Boom Town, after studying economics in social studies. They do this every year, and it is enjoyed by all students during their special class time. We are looking forward to it!

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.

IF YOUR CHILD HAS REACHED 200 POINTS IN THE READING COUNTS PROGRAM, PLEASE LOOK FOR THEIR FIELD TRIP FORM IN THE NEXT FOLDER, COMING HOME ON WEDNESDAY THIS UPCOMING WEEK.

READING COUNTS: Reading Counts deadline is Wednesday April, 24th. The Reading Counts field trip to Springfield is set for 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. Field trip forms will go home on April 17th with any student who has already met their 200 point goal. The remainder of the field trip forms will go home on April 25th with students who reached their goal between the 17th and 24th. PLEASE FIND SURVEY IN TODAY’S FOLDER, COMPLETE, & RETURN ON MONDAY.

SKETCH DAY: We wish the eight students good luck on Tuesday, as they participate in Sketch Day! They are Bella Groose, Aly Haeffner, Ayden Schulte, Ethan Schulte, Aliyah Talledo, Matthew Beck, Jordan Bittle, & Grace Groose.

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!

MANY DRIVERS: A heartfelt thanks to all the parents who have been driving for all the activities lately. We couldn’t do it without YOU!

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!!!  


OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on April 10 were: PK – Jace Lage – being a great line leader, K – Oliver Hagenhoff – holding door open for others,  1st – Elaina Backues – for being a hard worker, 2nd – Jacob Eickhoff – being kind at recess, 3rd – Alex Hagenhoff – sharing his swing with another student, 4th – Avery Wood – being such a role model in church, 5th –Ben Goetz – being a great line leader in church, 6th – Phoebe Whittle – picking up trash on the table that wasn’t hers, 7th –Aly Haeffner – helping Mrs. Werdehausen take pictures for Sketch Day, 8th – Matthew Beck – being kind to Nolan, his prayer pal. 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 MONDAY.

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Friday Newsletter 4-5-19

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Sketch Day Practice – 3-4 pm
Tues 8th Grade Retreat to Starkenburg – wear class shirt & jeans/shorts
        Baby chicks hatching today?
        Breakfast Planning Mtg – 5:45 - cafeteria
        H & S Mtg – 6:45 pm - cafeteria
Wed All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
Thur Midquarter
        7/8 Tour Helias – wear spirit shirt & dress code pants/shorts
        Sketch Day Practice – 3-4 pm
Fri   Dress Down Day
        Cole R-V planning mtg w/8th graders –
        8:00 am
            Stations – 2:15 pm
        Incubators picked up/chicks come home

WE ARE SO PROUD of our Spelling Bee competitors for a job well done! These students represented our school so very well and many went through several rounds in the competition. We thank the parents for driving, for pizza delivery, and most of all, many thanks to Mrs. Haeffner, for getting the students ready for this event with all of the after-school practices. We definitely appreciate her time and dedication!

REGISTRATION PACKETS for the 2019-20 school year are in today’s folder. 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).

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS: Jess Adrian from Cole R-V will visit with our 8th graders this Friday, April 12th at 8:00 am. Students will begin to look at schedules. It is very helpful if at least one parent attends this meeting with their child, if at all possible. The Freshman Orientation at Cole R-V is on Monday, May 1st, beginning at 5:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

CHANGE FOR BREAKFAST PLANNING MEETING! The meeting has been changed from Monday to Tuesday, April 9th at 5:45 pm in the school cafeteria.

BREAKFAST WORK LISTS are in today’s folder. We are still short workers. Please let Tracey Backes or Rosie know if you would be able to help out.

GRILL RAFFLE: Along with the school/parish breakfast next weekend, there will be a raffle for a pellet grill (displayed at M. H. Bank), Enclosed, you will find a flyer & 5 tickets. Tickets are $5 each. Please sell any and/or all of these if you are able. Please turn in no later than next Friday, April 12th. Thank you!

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING is this TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH AT 6:45 PM. This will be the final H & S mtg. for the 2018-19 school year. All parents please plan on attending. Bonus dress down passes will be given to all families attending. Hope to see you there!

LOOKING AHEAD TO EASTER: We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 17th, before we break for the Holy Days and Easter. We are asking that you please send in one dozen candy filled eggs to your child’s classroom (no peanut butter, nothing that melts easily) This would be for grades PK-6th. Please do not send these in until the week of April 15th.  Also, you may remember the 7/8th graders with a treat, since they will be hiding the eggs for everyone else, and won’t have a hunt of their own!

READING COUNTS: Reading Counts deadline is Wednesday April, 24th. The Reading Counts field trip to Springfield is set for 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. Field trip forms will go home on April 17th with any student who has already met their 200 point goal. The remainder of the field trip forms will go home on April 25th with students who reached their goal between the 17th and 24th. PLEASE FIND SURVEY IN TODAY’S FOLDER, COMPLETE, & RETURN ON MONDAY.


OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on April 1 were: PK – Maddie St. George – sharing her doll with a friend, K – Anna Berry – sharing her crayons & markers,  1st – Alayna Wood – sharing her crayons & markers with others, 2nd – Karter & Tanner Lage – cleaning up trash in the lunchroom, 3rd – Lane McKenna – doing a wonderful job serving at Mass, Alyssa Eickhoff – making a potholder for Beth, 4th - Trenton Lage – volunteering to clean up the floor, 5th –Oliver Burrows – always volunteering to help others and having a positive attitude, 6th – Zachary Vandike – opening doors for everyone,  7th –Aliyah Talledo – helping lead the choir when Mrs. Werdehausen couldn’t be there, 8th – Grace Groose – always showing kindness to preschoolers, 3rd & 4th grade class – great singing at Friday Stations. 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 MONDAY.


Friday, March 29, 2019


Friday Newsletter 3-29-19

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Incubators Arrive (Baby Chicks coming!)
Tues Spelling Bee @ St. Martin’s School
            School Board Mtg – 7:00 pm
Wed All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
        Student Council Mtg – 3-4 pm
Thur Team Pictures – 8:00 am
        School Play @ Honeycreek – 1:00 pm
Fri   Dress Down Day
            Stations – 2:15 pm

TEAM PICTURES: Volleyball & Basketball team pictures will be taken by D & J Photography on Thursday morning. If you have not already done so, please return your child’s uniform on MONDAY so that we don’t have to worry that not all will have theirs for pictures. If you have not turned in uniforms, you will find notice in today’s folder. If you have turned them in, they are being held in the office until Thursday. Remember to have your child bring in any shorts (volleyball), shoes, socks, etc., that they would need for a team picture. Order forms are in today’s folder. If you are ordering, please attach payment and return before picture day.

SPELLING BEE: Good luck to the 13 students competing in the Spelling Bee at St. Martin’s School this upcoming Tuesday. They are Gracie Silvey, Rylee Vandike, Austin Doerhoff, Nolan Schulte, Emma Goetz, Deanna Backes, Ethan Schulte, Aliyah Talledo, & Jordan Bittle. Alternates attending are Adam Schulte, Oliver Burrows, Garet Wood, & Aly Haeffner. ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING MUST RETURN THEIR COMPLETED FIELD TRIP FORM (WITH PAYMENT FOR PIZZA ATTACHED) FOUND IN TODAY’S FOLDER.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS: Jess Adrian from Cole R-V will visit with our 8th graders on Friday, April 12th at 8:00 am. Students will begin to look at schedules. It is very helpful if at least one parent attends this meeting with their child, if at all possible. The Freshman Orientation at Cole R-V is on Monday, May 1st, beginning at 5:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

BREAKFAST PLANNING MEETING – Monday, April 8th at 5:45 pm in the school cafeteria.

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – Tuesday, April 9th at 6:45 pm.

PLAY AT HONEYCREEK: The 2nd grade class will be attending the play at Honeycreek on Thursday at 1:00 pm. Mrs. Groose & Jeana Pringer will be driving.

LOOKING AHEAD TO EASTER: We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 17th, before we break for the Holy Days and Easter. We are asking that you please send in one dozen candy filled eggs to your child’s classroom (no peanut butter, nothing that melts easily) This would be for grades PK-6th. Please do not send these in until the week of April 15th.  Also, you may remember the 7/8th graders with a treat, since they will be hiding the eggs for everyone else, and won’t have a hunt of their own!

READING COUNTS: Reading Counts deadline is Wednesday April, 24th. The Reading Counts field trip to Springfield is set for 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. Field trip forms will go home on April 17th with any student who has already met their 200 point goal. The remainder of the field trip forms will go home on April 25th with students who reached their goal between the 17th and 24th. Next Friday, you will get more details and a survey form to figure out what adults are planning on going and if you plan on hauling your child.

FIELD DAY: OLOS students will enjoy Field Day on the 2nd to last day of school, May 16th. We will do outdoor activities in the morning, grill some hotdogs or hamburgers, and enjoy a movie in the afternoon. If you would be able to help out with this, please contact Rosie or Mr. V.

ATTENTION 7TH GRADE PARENTS: Traditionally, the 8th grade graduation reception is planned & hosted by the parents of the 7th graders. Kathleen Haeffner, 7th grade parent, has volunteered to coordinate this. She will be in contact with all 7th grade parents in the near future. Graduation is set for Saturday, May 11th at the 6:30 pm Mass, with the reception afterwards in the gym.



OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on March 25 were: PK – Cashton Evers – giving a ball to a friend to play with, K – Brena Groose – sharing toys with others at recess,  1st – Abby Eickhoff – helping another student with their work, 2nd – Gus Pringer – getting another student’s test ready for them, 3rd – Natalie Groose – being a great helper, 4h – Adam Schulte – thinking of and praying for others, 5th –Austin Doerhoff – volunteering to put away the kick balls after recess, 6th – Garet Wood – always having something positive to say and helping his friends in need,  7th –Ethan Schulte – quietly picking up objects and putting them away without being told, 8th – Matthew Beck – keeping us on time for classes, Mrs. Werdehausen & Anna – for hanging up the rest of the swings after school, Gus & Vivian Pringer & Charlotte Groose – great singing at the weekend Mass. People in the parish commented how good it was! .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 MONDAY.


Thursday, March 21, 2019


Friday Newsletter 3-22-19


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon
Tues – Spelling Bee Practice – 3-4 pm
Wed – All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
        First Reconciliation for 2nd graders – during school          
Thur – DARE – 8:00 am (for 5/6th)
        School Spirit Dress Down Day
Fri –   Dress Down Day
            Stations – 2:15 pm

GRADE CARDS were sent home last week. Please, if you have not already done so, look these over, sign, and return. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS: Jess Adrian from Cole R-V will visit with our 8th graders on Friday, April 12th at 8:00 am. Students will begin to look at schedules. It is very helpful if at least one parent attends this meeting with their child, if at all possible. The Freshman Orientation at Cole R-V is on Monday, April 1st, beginning at 5:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: Please find enclosed the work sign-up list. Please help out if at all possible. Remember that it takes ALL school families to make our fundraisers a success. Please return the sign-up on MONDAY.

BREAKFAST PLANNING MEETING – Monday, April 8th at 5:45 pm in the school cafeteria.

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – Tuesday, April 9th at 6:45 pm.

SILENT FRIDAY LUNCH: OLOS School students and staff have been participating in our school’s Lenten tradition of silent lunches on Fridays. This is very hard for some of us (including the adults!) but we offer it up in prayer.

PLAY AT HONEYCREEK: We have received an invitation for our K-8th school children to attend a Spring Musical at Immanuel Lutheran, Honeycreek, on Thursday, April 4th at 1:00. The title of the musical is Down by the Creek Bank. The students in the play are going camping at Honey Creek! They are celebrating Immanuel's 150 anniversary with songs and stories. We would love to send students to watch. Please let us know if you would be able to drive and how many you can haul by filling out enclosed form. In the past we have had to pass up opportunities because we haven’t had placement for a handful of students, and that is a shame. If we get enough for any classroom, we will send students.

IMPOMPTU DRILLS: OLOS School will be having several emergency drills throughout the next weeks. To avoid undue anxiety, please take an opportunity to discuss these with your children, especially the younger ones. We have tornado, fire, earthquake, and intruder/lockdown drills.

LOOKING AHEAD TO EASTER: We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 17th, before we break for the Holy Days and Easter. We are asking that you please send in one dozen candy filled eggs to your child’s classroom (no peanut butter, nothing that melts easily) This would be for grades PK-6th. Please do not send these in until the week of April 15th.  Also, you may remember the 7/8th graders with a treat, since they will be hiding the eggs for everyone else, and won’t have a hunt of their own!

BABY CHICKS! During the first couple weeks of April the PK, 2, 3, 4, 5-8 Science classes will get to witness firsthand the hatching & care of baby chicks. This program is a great hit with our students and is offered yearly through the Miller Co. Extension Office.

NEW LOGO? If anyone has good ideas/artwork that we could use for a new logo for our spirit shirts, please contact Rosie in the office. We have had the current logo for several years, and Tammy was wondering if we would want to change it. If you have any good ideas, please let us know.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Mr. Vandike will be leading the Stations at 2:15 pm every Friday that we are in session during Lent. All are welcome!

READING COUNTS: The Reading Counts field trip to Springfield is set for Friday, May 3rd, 2019. The students will enjoy the day at the Discovery Center. Due to the Reading Counts program being down for half of the school year, each student will receive 25 points toward their goal. Reading Counts deadline is Wednesday April, 24th. Field trip forms will go home on April 17th with any student who has already met their 200 point goal. The remainder of the field trip forms will go home on April 25th with students who reached their goal between the 17th and 24th.

RICE BOWL: Please use it as a tool in your household to enhance your family Lenten experience. There is a Lenten calendar inside that may be used to help your family pray. You may return the Rice Bowls to the vestibule or school office after Easter, with any money that you may have saved.

ATTENTION 7TH GRADE PARENTS: Traditionally, the 8th grade graduation reception is planned & hosted by the parents of the 7th graders. Kathleen Haeffner, 7th grade parent, has volunteered to coordinate this. She will be in contact with all 7th grade parents in the near future. Graduation is set for Saturday, May 11th at the 6:30 pm Mass, with the reception afterwards in the gym.



OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on March 18 were: PK – Magdaline Bittle - picking up playdough off the floor, K – Ryder Lage – being such a great worker & listening to directions,  1st – Abby Eickhoff – sharing markers/toys with others, 2nd – Landon Backues – always greeting teachers/staff in the mornings, 3rd – Jacob Bittle – checking on another student when they were sad, 4h – Adam Schulte – being so kind to others, 5th –Karley Lage – getting class assignments together for missing students without being asked,  Oliver Burrows – helping a teacher several times through the week, walking with her from church & helped at lunchtime, 6th – Deanna Backes – opening doors for everyone,  7th –Aly Haeffner – making yummy snacks for the class, 8th – Jordan Bittle –walking his brother & sister after school and being kind to them, Mrs. Werdehausen – for makind the hallway & lunchroom look great. 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 MONDAY.

Friday, March 15, 2019



Friday Newsletter 3-15-19

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon SCHOOL IN SESSION – Snow Make-up Day
        Breakfast Planning Mtg – 5:45 pm in school cafeteria
Tues DARE – 8:00 am (for 5/6th)
Wed All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
        Spelling Bee Practice – 3-4 pm
Thur – Dress Down Day
        School Board Mtg – 6:00 pm
Fri   Dress Down Day
            Stations – 2:15 pm

GRADE CARDS are in today’s folder. Please look these over, sign, and return. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

DUE TO THE SNOWDAY ON THURSDAY, FEB. 20th, SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION THIS MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019.

BABY SHOWER A HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone for donating to Birthright. We donated over $200 in cash and too many items to count! Thank you to the Student Council, Mrs. Groose, & Mrs. Haeffner for helping with the prayer service & games. Everyone had so much fun and Judy would be VERY proud!

NEW BABY! Congratulations to two proud big sisters! Brena & Romie Groose shared some important news this week – they are new big sisters to little brother, Hoyt Robert David, born Saturday, March 10th. Hoyt was 7 lbs. 5 oz, Congratulations to the girls, and new proud parents, Danen & David.

IMPOMPTU DRILLS: OLOS School will be having several emergency drills throughout the next weeks. To avoid undue anxiety, please take an opportunity to discuss these with your children, especially the younger ones. We have tornado, fire, earthquake, and intruder/lockdown drills.

LOOKING AHEAD TO EASTER: We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 17th, before we break for the Holy Days and Easter. We are asking that you please send in one dozen candy filled eggs to your child’s classroom (no peanut butter, nothing that melts easily) This would be for grades PK-6th. Please do not send these in until the week of April 15th.  Also, you may remember the 7/8th graders with a treat, since they will be hiding the eggs for everyone else, and won’t have a hunt of their own!

BABY CHICKS! During the first couple weeks of April the PK, 2, 3, 4, 5-8 Science classes will get to witness firsthand the hatching & care of baby chicks. This program is a great hit with our students and is offered yearly through the Miller Co. Extension Office.

NEW LOGO? If anyone has good ideas/artwork that we could use for a new logo for our spirit shirts, please contact Rosie in the office. We have had the current logo for several years, and Tammy was wondering if we would want to change it. If you have any good ideas, please let us know.

TRACK: Due to transportation issues, there will be no track team this spring.

FAITH BASED MOVIES: Eagles Landing Cinema at Lake Ozark is showing these faith based films:
Patterns of Evidence – March 14 & 16 only
Breakthrough – opens on Wed., April 17th
Kingdom Men Rising – No More Excuses – only @ 7:00 pm April 29th

FACEBOOK: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School is launching a school sponsored Facebook page. This is a good opportunity for us to showcase some of the wonderful things we do on a daily basis. If you DO NOT wish to have pictures of your children posted on Facebook, participating in activities, please send a note into the office to let us know.

 STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Mr. Vandike will be leading the Stations at 2:15 pm every Friday that we are in session during Lent. All are welcome!

READING COUNTS: The Reading Counts field trip to Springfield is set for Friday, May 3rd, 2019. The students will enjoy the day at the Discovery Center. MORE NEWS: Due to the Reading Counts program being down for half of the school year, each student will receive 25 points toward their goal. Reading Counts deadline is Wednesday April, 24th. Field trip forms will go home on April 17th with any student who has already met their 200 point goal. The remainder of the field trip forms will go home on April 25th with students who reached their goal between the 17th and 24th.

BEST CHOICE & BOX TOPS: It is time for submission! Please send in any that you may have collected. Thank you for clipping and saving!

RICE BOWL: Please use it as a tool in your household to enhance your family Lenten experience. There is a Lenten calendar inside that may be used to help your family pray. You may return the Rice Bowls to the vestibule or school office after Easter, with any money that you may have saved.

ATTENTION 7TH GRADE PARENTS: Traditionally, the 8th grade graduation reception is planned & hosted by the parents of the 7th graders. Kathleen Haeffner, 7th grade parent, has volunteered to coordinate this. She will be in contact with all 7th grade parents in the near future. Graduation is set for Saturday, May 11th at the 6:30 pm Mass, with the reception afterwards in the gym.

GUN RAFFLE: 2019 OLOS Gun Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the school office or Mary’s Home Bank. If you need tickets to sell, you may also contact Josh Vandike, Greg Koetting, or Jay Harms.

WINE FOR SALE: We have a few bottles of Shawnee Bluff wine leftover from the Italian Feast. The price has been lowered to $12/bottle (from $15). We have 1 bottle of sweet white – “Sweet Speakeasy”, and 4 bottles of sweet red – “I’m a Sweetie Too”. Contact Rosie in the office if you would like to purchase any.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY.