Friday, November 16, 2018


Friday Newsletter 11-16-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Girls’ Basketball Practice 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tues Progress Reports available
        Preschoolers in Hibernation (spending morning with Prayer Pals)
        2/3/4th to Movie, Pizza Hut & Unique Creations
        Girls JV BBall @ High Point – 6:30 pm
Wed NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Thur NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!
 Fri NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

MIDQUARTER/PROGRESS REPORTS: Today is Midquarter. On Tuesday, 11/20, you will receive your child’s midterm progress report or the sign-off sheet from the classroom teacher (because there will not be a folder coming from the office due to the short week). Students in Grades K-2 receive a mid-term report and students’ reports in Grades 3-8 are to be viewed online at www.optionc.com, with our school code – 8085 – and your individual username and password. Please sign & return the progress reports/forms the following Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

SCHOOL PICTURES: Class composites will be delivered at a later date.

CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM GIFTS: By popular response, the traditional classroom gift-giving will continue. Gifts should be new and of $5 value. Boys buy for boys and girls buy for girls. Please mark the package “girl” or “boy”. A couple parents mentioned that 5 Below in JC is a great place to find these gifts. We appreciate the input we received in the surveys last week.

THE STUDENT COUNCIL will be sponsoring a hat/glove/canned food drive in December. More details will be available after Thanksgiving.

THANKS TO ALL MOMS & MOM “SUBS” FOR SHARING THE MORNING WITH US ON WEDNESDAY! 

CLASS BASKETS: In your holiday shopping for good deals you may keep in mind the classroom themes for the Italian Feast fundraiser baskets. Each classroom sponsors a basket, in which is placed items donated by the parents of the classroom. You may send in an item for the basket or $5 & let the teacher do the shopping. Each family is responsible for 1 item for the classrooms they have children in, and also responsible for one other item to place directly on the auction, either through solicitation or donation. (For example, Parent A has three children in school. He/she will purchase a gift for 1st grade basket, 3rd grade basket & 7th grade basket, and also asks their friendly business owner for a donation or the Parent A can donate an item directly.) Classroom themes are:
PK – Backyard Fun Basket
K/1 – Game Night Basket (games & snacks)
2 – Gift Card Basket
3/4 – Mizzou Basket      
5/6 – A Day at the Spa Basket
7/8 – Camping Basket

BOYS BASKETBALL: Please send back packets sent home two weeks ago. Packets are to be filled out completely by you and your player. This packet, along with a current physical & the $20 per family sports fee, must be on file in the school office in order for the athlete to participate in practices.

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store on Tuesday, December 18th, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SANTA STORE – FROM APPROXIMATELY 9:30 – 10:00 TO 3:00 PM. Please call Rosie if you would be able to help out – it is so much FUN! So far, we have one volunteer, Marie Massman. We usually have about 8 volunteers.
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am. Please have your children to school by 6:00 pm so that they have time to get ready.

COOKIES FOR THE PLAY: As is our custom, we are asking each school family to send in two-dozen homemade cookies, to serve after the play. Please send in on Wednesday or Thursday, Dec. 5th or 6th. Home & School & School Board officers are in charge of refreshment prep. & serving.

BLESS THE BABY JESUS! OLOSS students will be able to bring the Baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to Mass on Wednesday, December 19th for blessing. Father Alex will do this blessing sometime during the Mass that morning. Students who placed an order will receive their baby Jesus that morning before Mass (we had to substitute the style). We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless. 

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE! The parade will be on December 22nd. We would like the school to have a float in the parade, so if you are willing to head this up, and know of a trailer we can use, please let Mr. Vandike know, so that we can start getting prepared. We have one parent, Joan Doerhoff, who has offered to help.

COLD WEATHER!!! BRRR!!! Please make sure your child wears sufficient warm outerwear to school – coats, gloves, hats, etc. Students are on the playground when the weather is above 32 degrees, but sometimes with the wind it is VERY COLD. The school hoodies are great, but they may not be warm enough for some of the colder days.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: There will be a Reading Counts Trip planning meeting on Monday, December 3rd, at 6:00 pm. There will also be a Catholic Schools Week planning meeting following that at 6:45 pm. Please come and share your good ideas!

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. CONGRATULATIONS to the NOVEMBER WINNERS – Louise Greigore, who won the Henry Golden Boy .22 & Gerald Schulte, who won the Glock 43 9 mm.

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 11/9 were: PK – Charlotte Groose – asking a friend if he was OK when he fell, K – Anna Berry – making a nice picture and then giving it as a gift, 1st – Elaina Backues – picking up flashcards for another student,  2nd – Tanner Lage – picking up trash in the lunch room, 3rd – Shane Beck – being nice to others, 4th – Rylee Vandike – helping Carla in the kitchen, 5th – Karley Lage – getting work together for a sick student without being asked, 6th – Zachary Vandike – trading the chips he wanted with someone else to make them happy,  Grayson Koetting – taking care of a younger student in church, 7th – Bella Groose – praying the rosary diligently, 8th – Grace Groose – sharing her thoughts in religion class. 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!

UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: The 5-8 Graders will be attending the “Happy Birthday Jesus” event at the Capitol on December 12th. These students will also be going to “Unique Creations” that morning to create a Christmas ornament. More details coming from the classrooms.

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!!! 

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: Please return your uniform as soon as possible. Place them in a bag with your name on them. They will be kept in the office until it is time to take team pictures.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Mon., Dec. 3 – Reading Counts Mtg – 6:00 pm
Mon., Dec. 3 – Catholic Schools Week Mtg – 6:45 pm
Wed., Dec. 5 – Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program – 6:30 pm
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd
Sat., Dec. 22 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – 4:30 pm
Tues., Jan. 8 – Home & School Meeting – 6:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 – Shiloh 21 & over Dance – 7:30 – 11:30 pm

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL DEER HUNTERS! BE SAFE!
WE WISH EVERYONE A
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Friday Newsletter 11-9-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Dress Down in Red/White/Blue or Camo in honor of Veterans’ Day
        8:00 am -Rosary @ Flagpole, weather permitting
        Girls’ Basketball Practice 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tues Coach’s Mtg @ Taos 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (5/6 Ministry)
        Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass & moves to school for fun & fellowship
        Parents of Athletes Mtg @ Taos 5:30 – 6:30 pm (one parent must attend)
Thur
 Fri Dress Down Day
        Midquarter

VETERANS DAY: In honor of Veterans’ Day, we will meet at the flagpole at 8:00 am on Monday morning (weather permitting) to pray a rosary for all active & former military. Students may dress down in red, white, & blue or camo to show their support of our vets.

SCHOOL PICTURES: Class composites will be delivered at a later date.

MUFFINS WITH MOM THIS WEEK! Calling all moms! Now it’s time for you to enjoy a morning at school! Please come this Wednesday, November 14th.  We will celebrate Mass and afterwards move over to school for fun and fellowship. If mom can’t make it, a “substitute mom” may attend. We look forward to having our moms at school!

BOYS BASKETBALL: Please send back packets sent home last week. Packets are to be filled out completely by you and your player. This packet, along with a current physical & the $20 per family sports fee, must be on file in the school office in order for the athlete to participate in practices.

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store on Tuesday, December 18th, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SANTA STORE – FROM APPROXIMATELY 9:30 – 10:00 TO 3:00 PM. Please call Rosie if you would be able to help out – it is so much FUN!

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am. Please have your children to school by 6:00 pm so that they have time to get ready.

COOKIES FOR THE PLAY: As is our custom, we are asking each school family to send in two-dozen homemade cookies, to serve after the play. Please send in on Wednesday or Thursday, Dec. 5th or 6th. Home & School & School Board officers are in charge of refreshment prep. & serving.

BLESS THE BABY JESUS! OLOSS students will be able to bring the Baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to Mass on Wednesday, December 19th for blessing. Father Alex will do this blessing sometime during the Mass that morning. If you do not have or do not wish your child to bring a fragile piece, an order form was sent home last week. We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless. 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF OLOSS ATHLETES:  A parent of each athlete in our school MUST attend a “Play Like a Champion” training in order for their child to play sports this school year. The next offered training is at St. Francis Xavier, Taos on November 14th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. There is a $10 charge, to be paid by the parent. Please let Mr. Vandike if you are attending, so that enough materials are available that night. There is also a three-hour mandatory coaches training on Tuesday, November 13th, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Taos. The school will cover the $25 cost of this training.

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE! Enclosed in today’s folder you will find a parade flyer. The parade will be on December 22nd. We would like the school to have a float in the parade, so if you are willing to head this up, and know of a trailer we can use, please let Mr. Vandike know, so that we can start getting prepared.

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATED! Goldschmidt Cancer Center extends their thanks & appreciation to Mrs. Werdehausen’s 7th & 8th graders, who decorated a tree with handmade ornaments, to honor those who work with cancer patients or have been touched by cancer. Trees from area schools/organizations will be on display this weekend at the Goldschmidt/Cap. Reg. Campus in Jefferson City. Nice job, students!

UPCOMING MEETINGS: There will be a Reading Counts Trip planning meeting on Monday, December 3rd, at 6:00 pm. There will also be a Catholic Schools Week planning meeting following that at 6:45 pm. Please come and share your good ideas!

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.
  
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 11/2 were: PK – Logan Markway – pushing a friend on the swing, K – Brena Groose – sharing toys at recess, 1st – Elaina Backues – cleaning up a milk spill,  2nd – Nicholas Vandike – sharing at recess, 3rd – Nora Burrows – being kind, 4th – Gracie Silvey – helping Carla in the kitchen, 5th – Oliver Burrows – cleaning someone else’s water spill, Ben Goetz – being a good example in church, 6th – Grayson Koetting – holding church door for everyone, Phoebe Whittle – great helper in church to her younger partner,  7th – Ayden Schulte – always volunteering to serve Mass, 8th – Grace Groose – being so kind to preschool buddies,  2ND GRADE – doing a GREAT job with their Mass ministry on All Saints Day – in front of such a large group of parishioners! Way to go! 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!
  
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!!! 

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: Please return your uniform as soon as possible. Place them in a bag with your name on them. They will be kept in the office until it is time to take team pictures.

UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: Thus far, we have enough drivers for 5/6 grades & 7/8 grades (drivers – Goetz, Whittle, Koetting, Groose, Werdehausen). IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DRIVE – PLEASE LET US KNOW BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Wed., Nov. 14 – Muffins with Mom
Mon., Dec. 3 – Reading Counts Mtg – 6:00 pm
Mon., Dec. 3 – Catholic Schools Week Mtg – 6:45 pm
Wed., Dec. 5 – Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program – 6:30 pm
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd
Sat., Dec. 22 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – 4:30 pm
Tues., Jan. 8 – Home & School Meeting – 6:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 – Shiloh 21 & over Dance – 7:30 – 11:30 pm

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT COLD WEEKEND!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL DEER HUNTERS. WE’LL LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR STORIES ON MONDAY!

Friday, November 2, 2018


Friday Newsletter 11-2-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice
        Girls’ Basketball Practice 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tues Athletic Committee Mtg – 6:00 – 7:00 pm, cafeteria
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (7/8 Ministry)
Thur Picture Retakes – 8:30 am
 Fri Dress Down Day

THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL THIS MONDAY DUE TO TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

PICTURE RETAKES will be this Thursday, Nov. 8th at 8:30 am. If you wish to return your photo, please make note of the change you would like, place with the intact photo package, and have it to school by Thursday morning. Class composites will be delivered at a later date.

GRACIOUS THANK YOU! Thanks to all those who donated towards the cemetery lights for All Saints. If you were able to see the cemetery either night, you know it really looked nice!

MUFFINS WITH MOM! Calling all moms! Now it’s time for you to mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 14th, when we will celebrate Mass and afterwards move over to school for fun and fellowship. If mom can’t make it, a “substitute mom” may attend. We look forward to having our moms at school!

BASKETBALL: This school year we will have a 4-6th grade boys’ basketball team (coached by Josh Lage) and a 6-8th grade girls’ basketball team (coached by Brittany Goetz).  Teams are based on number of available students in each grade, and eligible grades in each league.  Parents of boys’ team players – you will find an athletic packet, to be filled out completely by you and your player. This packet, along with a current physical & the $20 per family sports fee, must be on file in the school office in order for the athlete to participate in practices. Be on the look-out next year as we may be forming more teams!
ROOM PARENTS – Thank you for the great Halloween parties! You did a great job! Also, great thanks to those who sponsored the Halloween Walk – The Corner Market, OLOS Credit Union, Fr. Alex, Evers Machine, Mary’s Home Bank, Marie Massman, Darryl Love & Dianne Goetz. We appreciate their generosity!

GERBES COMMUNITY REWARDS: The school recently received a check from Gerbes in the amount of $41.22. See note below on how you can help with this fundraising effort.

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!!! 
  
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 10/25 were: PK – Elsie Schulte – comforting a friend who was sad, K – Oliver Hagenhoff – picked up trash that wasn’t his, 1st – Ryan Russell – for helping a preschooler on the swings,  2nd – Landon Backues – being a good example in church, 3rd – Clarice Whittle – including a student at recess, 4th – Adam Schulte – sharing creativity in class – awesome pictures and stories, 5th – Oliver Burrows – for immediately helping clean up a water spill & always being helpful, Oliver Burrows – cleaning up a water mess before school, 6th – Phoebe  Whittle – shared candy with people who didn’t have any & helping a classmate, 7th – Ethan Schulte – sharing his ball at recess, 8th – Jordan Bittle – welcoming his teacher with a smile and a “good morning”. 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!
PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LINE. If you are coming into the school building with your child, please park in a parking spot and walk in. If you are in the line and need to step out of your car to get kids unbuckled and out, this is OK, but never park and leave your vehicle in the line. To do so is very disruptive to traffic flow.

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store again this December, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. Thank you very much!

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: The date has been set for the school Christmas program – Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am.

BLESS THE BABY JESUS! OLOSS students will be able to bring the Baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to Mass on Wednesday, December 19th for blessing. Father Alex will do this blessing sometime during the Mass that morning. If you do not have or do not wish your child to bring a fragile piece, please find and fill out the form in today’s folder. We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless. 

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE FORMING: It was decided at the H & S mtg to form an athletic committee. The first Athletic Committee meeting will be November 6th in the School Cafeteria from 6-7 pm. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF OLOSS ATHLETES:  A parent of each athlete in our school MUST attend a “Play Like a Champion” training in order for their child to play sports this school year. The next offered training is at St. Francis Xavier, Taos on November 14th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. There is a $10 charge, to be paid by the parent. Please let Mr. Vandike if you are attending, so that enough materials are available that night. There is also a three-hour mandatory coaches training on Tuesday, November 13th, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Taos. The school will cover the $25 cost of this training.

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: Please return your uniform as soon as possible. Place them in a bag with your name on them. They will be kept in the office until it is time to take team pictures.

UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: Thus far, we have only enough drivers for 5/6 grades (drivers – Goetz, Whittle, Koetting). Close possibilities are 2nd & 7/8th. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DRIVE – PLEASE LET US KNOW BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH! A flyer for this event is in today’s folder.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Wed., Nov. 14 – Muffins with Mom
Wed., Dec. 5 – Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd
Tues., Jan. 8 – Home & School Meeting


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

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Friday Newsletter 10-25-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat Parish Mission/Frank Runyeon – following 6:30 pm Mass
Mon
Tues 5-8 Field trip to Capitol/Gov. M./Runge
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (Teacher Ministry) Lighting of the Cemetery
        Dress Down in Orange Black
        1:10 – 1:25 Change into Costumes
        1:30 Begin Parade
        2:00 – 3:00 Classroom Parties
Thur All School Mass - 8 am (2nd Ministry) All Saints Day – Holy Day of Obligation
 Fri All School Mass – 1:00 pm (Teacher Ministry) All Souls Day

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: This Wednesday, Oct. 31st, the students will be able to dress down in orange and black and then be able to change into their Halloween costumes around 1:10 that afternoon before the Halloween walk. PLEASE NO SCARY OR GORY COSTUMES – no witches, devils, demons, ghosts, goblins, etc!!!  If your child’s costume is deemed inappropriate, they will not be allowed to wear the costume in the walk/party. Regarding the dress down in orange/black day – we do have MASS that morning. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING IS APPROPRIATE FOR MASS. IF WEARING A HALLOWEEN SHIRT, IT SHOULD NOT HAVE GHOSTS, WITCHES, OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE ON THE SHIRT. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT IT IS APPROPRIATE – DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO WEAR IT. Thank you, in advance, for abiding by these requests.

THURSDAY – ALL SAINTS’ DAY: ALL school staff will be attending Mass at 8:00 am, as it is a Holy Day of Obligation. If you arrive with your child after 7:50 am, please bring him/her directly to church, AS THE SCHOOL BUILDING WILL BE LOCKED. Students will be attending Mass on Wednesday morning at 8:00 am, Thursday morning at 8:00 am, and Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm (for All Souls, preschoolers to remain at school for naps).

MUFFINS WITH MOM! Calling all moms! Now it’s time for you to mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 14th, when we will celebrate Mass and afterwards move over to school for fun and fellowship. Make plans now to attend!

CHRISTMAS MEAL: OLOS School students & staff will enjoy a Christmas Luncheon with volunteers in attendance on Thursday, December 13th. This meal has customarily been served before Thanksgiving, but for various reasons, it was decided to move it to December.
  
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 10/19 were: PK – Nolan Schwaller – getting a toy for a friend to help make him feel better, K – Anna Berry – used good manners/said thank you to another student, 1st – Alayna Wood – helped another student take cover off naptime mat,  2nd – Madelyn Doerhoff – always being kind to everyone, 3rd – Lane McKenna – being helpful in the classroom, 4th – Avery Wood – having a contagious smile, 5th – Nolan Schulte – reminding classmates to put names on papers, 6th – Deanna Backes – opening the door for classmates even when it isn’t her job, 7th – Ayden Schulte – for always thinking of the sick in our parish, 8th – Grace Groose – always creating peace in the classroom, Matthew Beck – helping Darryl clean the classrooms. 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!

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store again this December, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. Thank you very much!

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: The date has been set for the school Christmas program – Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am.

ROOM PARENTS: Please feel free to reach out to ALL classroom parents for needed items, possibly going down the class list and dividing up responsibilities for the three parties.   Halloween parties should begin after the “walk”, usually around 2:00 pm, on Oct. 31st. Thanks for all you do in making our classroom parties so much fun!

PARISH MISSION: After Saturday evening Mass on Saturday, Oct. 27th, Mr. Frank Runyeon will be presenting “Sermon on the Mount”, as a parish mission. A flyer is enclosed in today’s folder. All parents & students are highly encouraged to attend. It should be very interesting!

EARLY BILLING: Due to the end of the month falling mid-week next week, we went ahead and sent out November preschool and extended care (regular attendees) bills in today’s folder. Payment is not due until the first of the month.

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. FATHER ALEX WILL LEAD THE PROCESSION TO THE CEMETERY, WITH THE LITANY OF THE SAINTS, AFTER MASS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US.! This activity 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”.

HOME & SCHOOL UPDATE: Thanks to all the parents and staff who attended the meeting on Tuesday evening. Many topics were discussed with new ideas being offered. The Shiloh 21 & over dance is set for Sat., Jan. 12, from 7:30 – 11:30., with doors opening at 7:00. We welcome newly appointed officers: Tracey Backes – Treasurer, Brittany Goetz – Secretary, & Melissa Koetting – Vice-President. Roselyn Wood serves as President. Fr. Alex addressed the parents with a letter of appreciation and concerns and reviewed a handout outlining how parents can take a more active role in their child’s learning. Both of these are enclosed in today’s folder, in case you weren’t able to be at the meeting.

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE FORMING: It was decided at the H & S mtg to form an athletic committee. The first Athletic Committee meeting will be November 6th in the School Cafeteria from 6-7 pm. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF OLOSS ATHLETES:  A parent of each athlete in our school MUST attend a “Play Like a Champion” training in order for their child to play sports this school year. The next offered training is at St. Francis Xavier, Taos on November 14th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. There is a $10 charge, to be paid by the parent. Please let Mr. Vandike if you are attending, so that enough materials are available that night. There is also a three-hour mandatory coaches training on Tuesday, November 13th, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Taos. The school will cover the $25 cost of this training.

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: Please return your uniform as soon as possible. Place them in a bag with your name on them. They will be kept in the office until it is time to take team pictures.
FR. GREG: As you may know, Father Greg Oligschlaeger had hip surgery last week. The students and staff all signed a “get well” card for him. If you would like to send him best wishes, he is convalescing at his parents’ home. The address is: 1348 Vista Campo, Jefferson City, MO  65109 c/o Paul & Margaret Oligschlaeger.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Wed., Nov. 14 – Muffins with Mom
Wed., Dec. 5 – Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd



PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT THREE-DAY WEEKEND!

Friday, October 19, 2018



Friday Newsletter 10-19-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon
Tues SCHOOL PHOTOS – Dress UP for  picture day!
        Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
        (No potluck)
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (3/4 Ministry)
Thur School Spirit Dress Down Day
        Parent-Teacher Conf. 3:30 – 8:00 pm
 Fri NO SCHOOL
 Sat – Parish Mission/Frank Runyeon – following 6:30 pm Mass

SPECIAL THANKS to all the dads (grandpas, friends, etc) who spent the morning with us on Wednesday. The students were thrilled to have their dads with them during Mass and afterwards for the class presentations. We LOVE our DADS at OLOS SCHOOL!

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: Today, in this folder, you will find information showing the time slot(s) for your conference(s) on Thursday evening. If you don’t see your child’s name on the list, please pick a slot, and return on Monday. The final list will be sent home on Wednesday with the students. Please be prompt to your conference, and remember that time slots are 10 minutes each. If you look at the list, you will see that if you run over your conference time, it affects every time slot after you on the list. If you need additional time to conference with the classroom teacher, please make arrangements for additional time at a later date. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

SCHOOL PICTURES will be taken this Tuesday, October 23rd. THIS WILL BE A “DRESS UP” DAY (Jeans may be worn). The price list/order form was enclosed in last week’s folder. If you have misplaced yours, please contact Rosie in the office. Photos will have a grey background. Mr. Blackwell assures us that it will only take a few days for you to receive your child’s photos and parents not ordering now will have the opportunity to order afterwards. Yearbooks will be offered, but we will compile these through an online company and offer them for sale through a different order form later in the year.

FANTASY NIGHT THANKS! Parents – give yourself a pat on the back for a HUGE job well done! Fantasy Night 2018 was a great success. We worked hard the last week, and were able to sell out of tickets in the last few minutes before the event. Special thanks to Jay Harms, for doing such a great job on the prime rib.! A preliminary report will be given at the H & S meeting on Tuesday evening.

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING: The first Home & School meeting is THIS Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30. Fr. Alex wishes to address ALL SCHOOL PARENTS at the first H & S meeting. Please make plans now to attend this mandatory meeting. THERE WILL NOT BE A POTLUCK DINNER – JUST THE MEETING. Also, each of your children will receive a BONUS DRESS DOWN PASS for your attendance.

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: On Wednesday, Oct. 31st, the students will be able to dress down in orange and black and then be able to change into their Halloween costumes around 1:15 that afternoon before the Halloween walk. PLEASE NO SCARY OR GORY COSTUMES – no witches, devils, demons, ghosts, goblins, etc!!!  If your child’s costume is deemed inappropriate, they will not be allowed to wear the costume in the walk/party. Regarding the dress down in orange/black day – we do have MASS that morning. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING IS APPROPRIATE FOR MASS. IF WEARING A HALLOWEEN SHIRT, IT SHOULD NOT HAVE GHOSTS, WITCHES, OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE ON THE SHIRT. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT IT IS APPROPRIATE – DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO WEAR IT. Thank you, in advance, for abiding by these requests.

PERMISSION FORMS FOR THE WALK MAY BE FOUND IN TODAY’S FOLDER. PLEASE FILL OUT COMPLETELY OR IT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU. ON THE PART WHERE YOU HAVE TO PUT WHERE THE FIELD TRIP IS TO, YOU MAY WRITE IN “all of the above”, or “Mary’s Home businesses”, or list each business (but if you do this you must list them all). Students will be visiting with Fr. Alex, The Corner Market, M. H. Bank, Credit Union, & Evers Machine.

MUFFINS WITH MOM! Calling all moms! Now it’s time for you to mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 14th, when we will celebrate Mass and afterwards move over to school for fun and fellowship. Make plans now to attend!

DESE REVIEW: A representative from the School Lunch Program was here on Tuesday to review our program. This review now occurs every three years. The reviewer looks closely at adherence to child nutrition standards, menu standards, product standards, free & reduced certification procedures, meal counting & claiming procedures, civil rights training, staff training, health inspections, income/expense reports, direct certification, public releases, wellness program, and many other items. These standards are all maintained and updated by our Food Service Manager, Carla Morris. We are proud to announce that our program passed through the process very well, with no corrective actions.

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store again this December, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. Thank you very much!

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: The date has been set for the school Christmas program – Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am.

ROOM PARENTS: Please feel free to reach out to ALL classroom parents for needed items, possibly going down the class list and dividing up responsibilities for the three parties.   Halloween parties should begin after the “walk”, usually around 2:00 pm, on Oct. 31st. Thanks for all you do in making our classroom parties so much fun!

PARISH MISSION: After Saturday evening Mass on Saturday, Oct. 27th, Mr. Frank Runyeon will be presenting “Sermon on the Mount”, as a parish mission. A flyer is enclosed in today’s folder. All parents & students are highly encouraged to attend. It should be very interesting!
   
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. FATHER ALEX WILL LEAD THE PROCESSION TO THE CEMETARY, WITH THE LITANY OF THE SAINTS, AFTER MASS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US.! This activity 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. 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! Thanks to all who have supported our efforts to raise money for the lights!

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Last night the girls played their LAST GAME OF THE SEASON. Though they lost their sets, they played hard. We are very proud of our Lady Cougars – Deanna Backes, Emma Goetz, Grayson Koetting, Phoebe Whittle, Bella Groose, Aly Haeffner, Aliyah Talledo, & Grace Groose. Many thanks to Coach Brittany Goetz, for her time and dedication to the team!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., Oct. 23 School Pictures - am
                    Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed., Oct 31  Lights of the Holy Souls Procession - am
         Halloween Parade & Parties – 1:30 pm
Wed., Nov. 14 – Muffins with Mom
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd



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




 Fantasy Night Winners
1st Ticket $500 – Travis & Jamie Graham
25th Ticket $100 – Russ & Debbie Kempker
50th Ticket $200 – Adam & Sarah Strobel
65th Ticket $100 – Mark & Gina Adrian
75th Ticket $100 – Ultimate Lawn Care
90th Ticket $100 – Joe & Genise Buechter
100th Ticket $500 – Renae Woodberry
130th Ticket $150 – Jerry & LueAnn Hogg
150th Ticket $150 – Raymond & Mary Montavy
165th Ticket $150 – David & Johnni Abbott
175th Ticket $150 – Nathan & Haley Vossen
200th Ticket $500 – Seth & Lauren Pierce
225th Ticket $200 – Cory & Amanda Herigon
250th Ticket $200 – Mike & Roxanne Schulte
265th Ticket $300 – Mike & Tracie Brandt
280th Ticket $200 – Richard Groose
290th Ticket $200 – Aaron & Roselyn Wood
296th Ticket $200 – Brian & Megan Limbach
297th Ticket $300 – Ricky & Robyn Silvey
298th Ticket $500 – Matt & Melissa Koetting
299th Ticket & 300th Ticket (split winnings)
Kevin & Donna Richards - $5500
Bob & Dianne Goetz - $5500
Door Prize $110 – Robin & Kenda Humphrey