Thursday, December 7, 2017


Friday Newsletter 12-8-17

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat – 4-6 Girls BBall @ St. Joe, JC – 8:00
am (vs. Our Lady of Lourdes Gold
Eldon Christmas Parade – all riders be @
float by 4:30 pm, parade begins at 5:00
Mon
Tues – 2nd graders visit with Father for First Reconciliation practice     
Wed – First Reconciliation for 2nd Graders with parish penance service – 7:00 pm       
Thur – All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
        4-6 Girls BBall Practice – 6:15-7:30 pm
Fri -   Dress Down Day

ELDON PARADE: OLOSS will be sponsoring a float in the Eldon Parade tomorrow, Saturday, Dec 9.  Line-up begins @ 3:00 pm, and we are asking that all students/parents please meet at the float at 4:30 pm. The parade begins at 5:00 pm. All candy appreciated.

CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS GIFTS: The students will exchange gifts within the classroom again this year. Boys should buy for boys and girls should buy for girls. The gift should be of $5 value.

EXTENDED CARE FAMILIES: Please make note – there will be NO AFTERNOON EXTENDED CARE SERVICES on Thursday, December 21st, after the school Christmas parties. We realize that this was not noted on the original school calendar. However, the staff has the opportunity to go to Owensville after we dismiss at 3:00 to visit with Father Pat, and we would like to be able to do that, if his health permits. Morning extended care will still be available that morning, and you WILL NOT be charged for the morning if you are a normal morning extended care family.

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE: Thanks to all who showed up to ride and help alongside the float last Saturday night. It was a great evening for all and the students and parents represented Our Lady of the Snows School very well. Special thanks to Jay Harms, for the float, his time, and use of his vehicle & trailer.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: We had great attendance at the play on Sunday. We hope you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for all the cookies. We actually had some leftover, and are able to serve those for lunch during December. It really helps out!

SANTA STORE: Thanks so much to all who sent in gift donations and/or wrapping supplies for the store. The students absolutely LOVE this activity! Special thanks to our helpers on Tuesday – Alvina Sestak, Debbie & Russ Kempker, Elaine Kempker, Fred Whittle, Marie Massman, & Christina Eickhoff. Thanks also to the Student Council, their leaders, and Cindy McKenna, for helping set up.

PULL THOSE BOX TOPS! With all the Christmas baking and family meals this time of year, make sure you are pulling off those “Box Tops” from General Mills products. We are low on submissions this go around, so we would like EVERYONE to start sending those in. Look at it this way - every time you throw one away, you are throwing a dime in the trash can! Our next submission will be at the end of February.

GUN RAFFLE: If you need additional tickets contact Josh Vandike, Jay Harms, or Greg Koetting. Mr. V’s tickets are available at the office, along with more flyers, if you need those.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING @ CAPITOL plans for Dec. 20th are on hold until we receive more information.

ROOM PARENTS: Christmas classroom parties are planned for 1:30 PM on Thursday, December 21st. We count on you to make our parties a success, providing/planning for refreshments and games. A list of room parents may be found below. Thank you!

 JACKETS & COATS: As the weather turns cooler, please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat or jacket. We have had so many students without proper outerwear for the cooler days. We do have extra jackets at school, and students are made to wear them when needed. However, it is best if each brings their own, for hygienic reasons.

ITALIAN FEAST THEMES: All families are asked to donate items to their child’s classroom basket in preparation for the Italian Feast/Silent Auction on Feb. 3, 2018. The items should be of at least $5 value. As an alternative, you may choose to send in money, and let the classroom teacher shop for you. Please send items in as soon as possible. Themes are as follows:
PK:           Car Cleaning Kit
K/1:         Farm Toys/Farm Animals/Horses
2:             A Day in the Park
3/4:        Game Night
5/6:         Family Fun Night
7/8:         A Day at the Spa

READING COUNTS SHIRTS may be worn any day in lieu of normal dress code shirts. They do not have to be tucked in. Your child will receive a shirt when he/she has earned 75 Reading Counts points.

DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NOTES: Thursdays, 9:00 am. 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. Also, if you have items for the Friday notes, please write these items up, send them in, or email them to rosie@radiowire.net (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.

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.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR THURSDAY MASS: Each Thursday, the students have the opportunity to place their offering in the collection. If you need collection envelopes at home, please let us know & some will be sent home. We also have them available in the cafeteria for student use.

Friday, December 1, 2017


Friday, December 1, 2017


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – meet @
KC Ballpark after Mass – 6:00 pm,
parade begins @ 6:30 pm
Sun – OLOSS Christmas Program – after 10:00
am Mass
Mon – Student Council mtg – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
            Christmas Parade Practice – 6:30 pm
Tues - Santa Store
        Catholic Schools Week mtg – 6:00 pm
        Reading Cts end of year mtg – 7:00 pm
       
Wed - St. Nicholas Feast Day
Thur – All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
        Christmas Parade Practice – 6:30 pm
        4-6 Girls BBall Practice – 6:15-7:30 pm
Fri -   All School Mass (Teacher Ministry)
        Holy Day of Obligation – “Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary”
Sat – Eldon Christmas Parade – all riders be @ float by 4:30 pm

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE is tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 2. We ask that all riders meet at the KC ball park after Mass, around 6:00 pm. The parade begins at 6:30 pm. As of today, we only were sure that there are two or three riders, so if you are able to participate and/or bring candy, it would be much appreciated.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: This Sunday, December 3, after the 10:00 am Mass. Your child should dress in their Sunday best or school dress code, unless the classroom teacher has otherwise indicated. ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS! All students meet after Mass in the cafeteria & parents please proceed to the gym. The only exception is the preschool class, who should all go to the classroom to get ready. Home & School officers and School Board members are asked to host the refreshments (cookies & drinks). Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING, this Monday, Dec. 4th. Members will decorate for Christmas and set up the Santa Store for Tuesday. We will be finished by 4:00 pm

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for this Tuesday, December 5th.  Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. IN FACT, WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS – PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS ABLE TO HELP. STUDENT GIFT TAGS ARE BEING SENT HOME TODAY AND MUST BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED ON MONDAY! Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

FRIDAY/HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: On Friday, ALL SCHOOL STAFF will be attending Mass. Please, if your child is late (after 7:50 am) bring him/her directly to church, as all school doors will be locked. We will be celebrating a very special occasion along with the Holy Day. Rylie Balkenbush (4th grade) & Aliyah Talledo (6th grade) will be receiving their First Eucharist at this Mass. Their families are treating the entire school to donuts after Mass in the school cafeteria. We congratulate these girls as they reach this most important milestone in their Catholic life!

ELDON PARADE: OLOSS will also have a float in the Eldon Parade next Saturday. Line-up begins @ 3:00 pm, and we are asking that all students/parents please meet at the float at 4:30 pm. The parade begins at 5:00 pm. If your child is riding the float, please send a note back on Monday in this folder. All candy appreciated.

CHRISTMAS CAROL PRACTICE for the Eldon Parade will be on Monday & Thursday, Dec. 4th & 7th, at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Joan Doerhoff will lead these practices.
  
CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS GIFTS: The students will exchange gifts within the classroom again this year. Boys should buy for boys and girls should buy for girls. The gift should be of $5 value.

PULL THOSE BOX TOPS! With all the Christmas baking and family meals this time of year, make sure you are pulling off those “Box Tops” from General Mills products. We are low on submissions this go around, so we would like EVERYONE to start sending those in. Look at it this way - every time you throw one away, you are throwing a dime in the trash can! Our next submission will be at the end of February.

GUN RAFFLE: If you need additional tickets contact Josh Vandike, Jay Harms, or Greg Koetting. Mr. V’s tickets are available at the office, along with more flyers, if you need those.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING @ CAPITOL plans for Dec. 20th are on hold until we receive more information.

ROOM PARENTS: Christmas classroom parties are planned for 1:30 PM on Thursday, December 21st. We count on you to make our parties a success, providing/planning for refreshments and games. A list of room parents may be found below. Thank you!

JACKETS & COATS: As the weather turns cooler, please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat or jacket. We have had so many students without proper outerwear for the cooler days. We do have extra jackets at school, and students are made to wear them when needed. However, it is best if each brings their own, for hygienic reasons.

ITALIAN FEAST THEMES: All families are asked to donate items to their child’s classroom basket in preparation for the Italian Feast/Silent Auction on Feb. 3, 2018. The items should be of at least $5 value. As an alternative, you may choose to send in money, and let the classroom teacher shop for you. Please send items in as soon as possible. Themes are as follows:
PK:           Car Cleaning Kit
K/1:         Farm Toys/Farm Animals/Horses
2:             A Day in the Park
3/4:        Game Night
5/6:         Family Fun Night
7/8:         A Day at the Spa



MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Sat., Dec. 2 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade & Food Drive – 6:30 pm, “White Country Christmas”
Sun., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tues., Dec. 5 – Santa Store
Tues., Dec. 5 – Catholic Schools Wk. mtg – 6:00 pm
            - Reading Counts event planning – 7:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 9 – Eldon Christmas Parade – lineup @ 3:00 pm & parade begins @ 5:00 pm
Wed., Dec. 13 – Parish Penance Service with First Reconciliation – 7:00 pm
Wed., Dec. 20 – Christmas Caroling @ State Capitol   sponsored by Pro-Life – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thurs., Dec. 21 – Christmas Parties – 1:30 pm

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Once again, good luck to all deer hunters!



Friday, November 17, 2017


Friday Newsletter 11-17-17

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - Native American Living Museum – by 3rd
& 4th graders – 1:00 pm in the gym
Tues - Progress Reports Available
        2,3,4 to movie “Star” & Runge/reptile program
        BONUS DRESS DOWN DAY
        4-6 Girls BBall Practice – 6:15-7:30 pm
Wed - NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Thur – NO SCHOOL – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Fri -   NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – Thanks to all teachers, parents, & Fr. Greg for attending the meeting on Tuesday evening. Many items were on the agenda for discussion. A final report of Fantasy Night was given by Robyn Silvey, and is enclosed in today’s folder. Next year, Fantasy Night is scheduled for October 13, 2018. The Italian Feast Committee will have a meeting on Nov. 29th @ 6:00 pm. All are invited to join in. The Italian Feast is set for February 3, 2018. A Catholic Schools Week Committee is forming, and will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5 @ 6:00 and then a Reading Counts End of Year Event Committee is forming, and will meet directly after that meeting @ 7:00 pm. The Mary’s Home & Eldon Christmas parades were discussed, and Jay Harms will head these up for the school. The M. H. Parade is after 5:00 pm Mass on Dec. 2 & the Eldon Parade is on Dec. 9, with lineup at 3:00 & parade beginning @ 5:00 pm. A reminder was given that the Script program is available and a good resource for Christmas gift cards. The Shiloh Dance is set for Jan 20, 2018. New officers were chosen and they are: President – Robyn Silvey, V. Pres – Roselyn Wood, & Secr.- Ashley Kempker. Special thanks to Melissa Koetting for her service as outgoing president. The teachers gave reports from their classrooms. Mr. V. reported that the School Board will be heading up the annual Golf Tournament & discussed implementation of new Christian service ideas, Father Greg has set the Parish Penance Service for December 13 @ 7:00 pm, which will include First Reconciliation for 2nd graders. Next meetings were set for Feb. 6 & April 10, 2018. Father closed with a prayer for parents & families.

BONUS DRESS DOWN DAY – this Tuesday, November 21st in celebration of Thanksgiving!
CANNED FOOD DRIVE: Many thanks to all who sent in the donated groceries. They will be taken to a local food pantry for distribution. If you still have some to send in, you may send in on Monday. We will be taking it to the food pantry on Monday evening.

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD’S PICTURE RETAKEN, PLEASE RETURN THE PACKET INTACT, WITH A NOTE ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE CHANGED. If there are problems with the actual order, please direct those questions directly to Wagner with the contact information enclosed in the picture packet.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS – You were issued a uniform at your first practice. Please wash these up and BRING THEM IN TO THE OFFICE AHEAD OF TIME, IN A MARKED BAG, SO THAT WE ARE SURE EVERYONE HAS THEIR UNIFORM ON PICTURE DAY!

FOLDERS ON TUESDAY: Please return your folder on Monday so that we have them available to redistribute on Tuesday, when we will be sending out class basket themes before the Thanksgiving shopping spree, mid-quarter progress reports, & calendars.

GUN RAFFLE: Flyers were sent home last week. If you need additional flyers, contact Rosie in the office. If you need tickets, contact Josh Vandike, Jay Harms, or Greg Koetting. Mr. V’s tickets are available at the office.

UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS GIFTS: The students will exchange gifts within the classroom again this year. Boys should buy for boys and girls should buy for girls. The gift should be of $5 value.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Sunday, December 3, after the 10:00 am Mass. Plan on your child dressing in their Sunday best or school dress code, unless the classroom teacher has otherwise indicated. There will be a full-dress rehearsal at 9:00 am, Thursday, November 30, after the All School Mass, for those not able to attend on Sunday. We will also be asking for three dozen homemade cookies from each family, to be sent to school on Thursday & Friday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th.  Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Student gift tags will be sent home on Friday, December 1st, to be filled out & returned on Monday, December 4th. We will not send additional tags out, so please return the envelope on Monday. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING -HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS CELEBRATION!! Catholic Schools in our area are being invited to come to the state capitol for an hour of Christmas caroling, celebrating our pro-life message, on Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. The program includes music, song and presentation. We would like to be able to send as many students as possible, and are working on coordinating for that occasion. All parishioners, families, & community members are invited to attend and participate!
  
JACKETS & COATS: As the weather turns cooler, please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat or jacket. We have had so many students without proper outerwear for the cooler days. We do have extra jackets at school, and students are made to wear them when needed. However, it is best if each brings their own, for hygienic reasons.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tues., Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Wed., Nov.29 – Italian Feast Comm. mtg – 6:00 pm
Thurs., Nov. 30 – Full Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Sat., Dec. 2 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade &    Food Drive – 6:30 pm, “White Country Christmas”
Sun., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tues., Dec. 5 – Santa Store
Tues., Dec. 5 – Catholic Schools Wk. mtg – 6:00 pm
            - Reading Counts event planning – 7:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 9 – Eldon Christmas Parade – lineup @ 3:00 pm & parade begins @ 5:00 pm
Wed., Dec. 13 – Parish Penance Service with First Reconciliation – 7:00 pm
Wed., Dec. 20 – Christmas Caroling @ State Capitol   sponsored by Pro-Life – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thurs., Dec. 21 – Christmas Parties – 1:30 pm

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Once again, good luck to all deer hunters!

Friday, November 10, 2017


Friday Newsletter 11-10-17

THE WEEK AHEAD: Canned Food Drive begins!!

Mon -
Tues – 7/8 Field Trip to KRCG, Animal Shelter & Art Museum
        Home & School Potluck & Meeting
        Potluck begins @ 6:30 pm & Meeting begins @ 7:00 pm
Wed
Thurs – NO MASS – Fr. Greg attending NCYC
        Thanksgiving Meal for invited volunteers
        Girls BBall Practice – 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Fri -   DRESS DOWN DAY
        Midquarter

MUFFINS WITH MOM: Thank you moms, for being here with us on Thursday for Mass and fellowship. We hope you enjoyed yourself! The students really love having their parents with them at school for these special days – making memories for a lifetime! We also wish to thank Carla & Marie, for making all those yummy muffins!

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – We will have a Home & School carry in potluck & meeting this Tuesday, November 14th, beginning with the potluck at 6:30 pm, and moving on to a meeting at 7;00. Please all parents come and bring your good ideas and school spirit with you! All attending will receive bonus dress down passes for their children.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE THIS UPCOMING WEEK! – details on reverse.

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning.
  
UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL PRACTICE began last night with a parent meeting & practice. Until further notice, future practices will be on Thursday evenings from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th. Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

GERBES Take Charge of Education funds received this quarter -  $30.49 -  from 9 households who have designated OLOSS to receive funds based on their spending at Gerbes. More info? Log on to Gerbes.com to tie OLOSS to your Gerbes shopping card.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Sunday., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Santa Store
Thurs., Dec. 21 – Christmas Parties – 1:30 pm

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Enjoy your FALL weekend!
Good luck to all deer hunters. Hope to see some pictures on Monday!
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Friday, November 3, 2017


Friday Newsletter 11-3-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:

Mon - NO SCHOOL – Professional Development
Tues
Wed
Thurs – MUFFINS WITH MOM – begins w/8:00 am Mass
        All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
Fri -   Dress Down in RED/WHITE/BLUE or CAMO for VETERANS’ DAY
        Patriotic Rosary – 2:15 @ Flagpole
        (weather permitting) 

MANY THANKS to all who helped this week with Halloween and All Saints Day activities. We would like to thank The Corner Market, Evers Machine, & Mary’s Home Bank for sponsoring the Halloween Walk. For the lights at the cemetery, our thanks go out to Cindy Lepper, Jeremy & Beth Morris, Carla Morris, Marla Kirkweg, & the Cemetery Committee. We put out approximately 600 tea lights, with a donated cost of approximately $220. We received many supportive comments regarding the beautiful lights at the cemetery and plan on making it a new yearly tradition for the school. Thanks to the 7th & 8th graders, who put on a great skit about saints on Wednesday for the school children, and also to the 3rd & 4th grade students, who did such a great job with the All Saints Mass. And we can’t forget to thank our room parents – who always make our classroom parties so much fun!

MUFFINS WITH MOM: Remember, moms, that you are invited to school and Mass THIS THURSDAY, November 9th, for refreshments and fellowship. If mom can’t make it, invite a grandma or a sub-mom. All activities should wind up no later than 10:00 am, and probably before that.

NO SCHOOL this Monday, 11/6/17, due to teacher professional development at Helias.

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning.

2nd PLACE CATHOLIC BOWL!!! Huge congratulations to our JV girls volleyball team, who won 2nd place over the weekend in the annual Catholic Bowl at Helias. The girls won their first two games over the weekend to get to the final two. The girls also won their game last Thursday night. That makes it a season of great ball playing! We are very proud of our LADY COUGARS!

UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL PRACTICE officially begins this week. Since it is no longer open gym, students will not be able to participate unless all required items are turned in. Reminders were sent home on Thursday.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th. Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Sunday., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Santa Store



Friday Newsletter 10-26-17

 THE WEEK AHEAD:

Sat  - JV Volleyball vs. St. Martin – 11:00 am @
         Helias (Catholic Bowl)
Mon -
Tues – Dress Down in Orange/Black
          Halloween Walk begins @ 1:30
          (Students begin changing at 1:00)
          Parties in the classrooms following the Walk
Wed – All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
          All Saints Day activities
          Delta Dental Program – 2:15 in cafeteria
Thurs – All School Mass (Teacher Ministry)
          Student Council Mtg – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Fri -    Dress Down Day
         

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: Students will start getting their costumes on around 1:00 – 1:15 pm. PARENTS- WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 1:00 PM. Room parents, remember, we count on you to plan refreshments and games! And, please – no scary or gory costumes at school. We don’t want to frighten any of the younger students!

HOLY DAY MASS: Wednesday, Nov. 1st, ALL SCHOOL STAFF will be attending Mass. It is the feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Please bring your child directly to church if you are running late, as the school buildings will be locked after 7:50 am. The 3rd & 4th graders will do the ministry for this Mass, and on Thursday, the teachers will do the ministry for the weekly all school Mass.

MUFFINS WITH MOM: Remember, moms, that you are invited to school and Mass on Thursday, November 9th, for refreshments and fellowship. If mom can’t make it, invite a grandma or a sub-mom. All activities should wind up no later than 10:00 am, and probably before that.

SCHOOL ALERTS: Please see information on reverse concerning your preferences for snow day and other type of cancellations & alerts. It is up to each parent to go to OptionC.com to set their own preferences when it comes to alerts via phone, email, texts, etc.

BOX TOPS: Thanks to Missy Evers, for agreeing to take on the job of Box Top submission from Gina Adrian! Thanks to everyone who clips Box Tops and sends them in. The school receives ten cents for every Box Top submitted.  

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Good luck to the girls, playing their final regular season game tonight, at St. Stanislaus at 7:00 pm against The Kings Academy. And wishing more good luck to them as they participate in the Catholic Bowl this weekend. Their first game is Saturday at 11:00 am against St. Martin, at Helias. They invite all to come on into town to root for them. If they win they will play again at 5:00 that evening. We are looking for some good games girls and we know, win or lose, you will represent OLOS School well!

UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th. Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

LIGHTS AT THE CEMETERY! In observance of All Saints Day, the students will be placing approximately 600 LED candles on the tombstones of our deceased (weather permitting). It is an old German custom to place candles on the graves, to be lighted on All Saints eve and left burning through the night. People call them “lights of the holy souls” (Seelenlichter). So, as you are out trick or treating, notice the cemetery. Weather permitting, you should be able to see quite a sight! Funds for this project were donated, and we will update you next week with more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parties/Parade 1:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Sunday., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Santa Store

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Enjoy your three-day weekend, students!