The Our Lady of the Snows STUDENT COUNCIL is pleased to announce that the students will enjoy five dress down days because we met our goal for the
FOOD DRIVE! We collected 555 items total. The students were really anxious this morning to know if we had met our goal, and the good news was announced by the Council at lunchtime. Dress Down days will be Nov. 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30. We wish to thank all the families who supported this project so generously. God bless you all!
Don’t forget about the Home & School, Fundraising, & School Ad. Board meetings tonight (Thursday, Nov. 18). H & S is at 6:30 pm, Fundraising – 7:30 pm, & School Ad. Board – 7:30 pm. Remember, you will receive a bonus dress down pass for each of your children just for attending the H & S meeting!
There will be NO BOYS BASKETBALL PRACTICE next Wednesday or Thursday evenings, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
PICTURE RETAKES: You are receiving your picture packets today, if you ordered. Picture retakes will be THIS MONDAY, so if you are not happy with your order, please send package back INTACT in this folder on MONDAY. Please tell your child what you didn’t like about the picture (or attach a note) for the portrait studio’s reference.
3rd & 4th grade Reading Counts Night is this Tuesday, November 23rd, until 5:30 pm. All students in these grades are invited and encouraged to stay after on Tuesday to take quizzes, read, and earn points. Students may bring a snack, money for a soda, sleeping bags, books to take quizzes on and etc. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A NOTE TO STAY FOR THIS EVENT – NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ALLOWED!
Please start sending in items for the Santa Store. Last year we were in need of more “guy” gifts. Please send anything you may have by Dec. 10th. The Santa Store will be open beginning December 15th.
The CHRISTMAS PROGRAM is scheduled for Sunday, December 12th, after the 10:00 am Mass, in Church. Students should wear dress clothing – no jeans (school dress code works nicely). Preschoolers will be dressing in costumes, to be provided by the school.
For Christmas, students will be exchanging $5 gifts within their own classrooms this year. Teachers will be giving you more information in the very near future so that you know for your Christmas shopping. Christmas parties will be on Tuesday, Dec. 21st at 10:00 am. School dismisses at 12:00 Noon that day.
If you sold cookie dough to Marlene or Lacey Williams, please contact the school office. Thank you!
There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE on Tuesday, December 21st. We dismiss at 12:00 noon that day for Christmas. Before school care will still be available that day.
We have had a few cases of head lice this week. Parents – please be aware and if you notice your child scratching his/her head, please check it out. It is always a good idea to routinely check your child’s hair for nits or live lice. Nits are usually (but not always) found near the hair shaft. They are generally white or light gray in color and are very small (be in good light). To distinguish them from dandruff, try to remove them. Dandruff will fall out of the hair, but a nit will stay attached to the hair. Enclosed please find more information on the important things to know and things to do at home if you do find lice to ensure that they do not return after treatment.
IMPORTANT!!! If a child is doing anything out of the ordinary after school, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A NOTE (unless something comes up during the day – then a phone call to the office is in order). This would include any school related event also. This is a safety issue – we need to know that you know where your children are and we want them to be where they are supposed to be. Students need to become responsible for seeking notes from their parents (especially in the older grades) and will only be allowed to call parents on a discretionary basis.
Notes – as related to dispensing medication. PLEASE WRITE A NOTE – ON PAPER, clearly outlining when your child needs the medication, the dosage, the name of the medicine (if not on container), the medicine container marked with the child’s name, if it needs to be refrigerated, etc. Bottles of medicine show up in the office with no instructions and unnecessary calls have to be made to parents. WE NEED YOUR EXPLICIT WRITTEN PERMISSION TO DISPENSE ANY MEDICATION, with all information clearly provided.
Lost (was found, but then taken from office window) - St. Michael's Chaplet. Looks like a rosary except it has nine different groups of beads on it. Inside the rosary bag was a description on how to pray the St. Michael's Chaplet. The bag it was in was black with a silver cross on the front. One of the students may have thought it was theirs and took it home. Please return to school office.
Leftover Cookie Dough: We have the following kinds of cookie dough left for sale -please contact someone in the office if you would be able to sell any: 1 peanut butter, 1 triple-choc., 1 heath, 2 white/choc/mac, 2 M&M, 1 choc. chip pecan.
Italian Night – Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 Class Basket Themes: PK – Scrapbooking, K/1 – Sports Day, 2 – A Day at the Beach, 3/4 – Camping, 5 – Kitchen stuff, 6 – Religious, 7/8 – Mizzou. Every child in the classroom should either bring an item for their classroom basket or send in $5 to the classroom teacher so that they may do the shopping for the basket.
8th grade retreat @ Folk – scheduled for Fri, Feb. 18th. We are in need of one or two parent drivers/chaperones (for 7 students). Chaperone must stay on the grounds for the day. There will be a fee that is to be paid by the parent ($10 or less). We will let you know more after Christmas, but if you would be able to drive, please contact someone in the office.
If you have a noteworthy event related to the school or a student in our school, please contact Stacey Schrimpf to put this information into our monthly newsletter (appearing in parish bulletin). Email Stacey @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
ENJOY THE THREE DAY WEEKEND, STUDENTS!
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY.