The Halloween Walk and parties are Monday, beginning at 1:30 pm. Traditionally, students dress up in their costumes for the walk and the parties – but please no scary or rude costumes. ROOM PARENTS: We are counting on you to make the Halloween parties a success. Room parents are generally responsible for assigning people to bring snacks & drinks and for providing any games or entertainment for the students. Thanks so much for your help!
New “Spirit Shirt” order forms must be returned by this Monday, October 31st.
COOKIE DOUGH MONEY IS DUE THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST OR TUESDAY, NOV. 1. Students will receive prizes after money is turned in. We made a profit of $4307.50, with 667 items sold. Top winners are: $50 – Gabby Morff (66 items sold), $30 – Rachel, Gavin & Garet Wood (45 items sold), $20 – Ethan & Macy Adrian (44 items sold). We had a couple other students that came very close! Thanks so much to Patsy Bond and Laura Vandike who helped sort and distribute the orders on Wednesday and thanks to all of the parents and students who got out and sold – we couldn’t do it without all the great support!
We still have a few tubs of cookie dough and breads left for sale. Please contact the school office if you can sell any of the following: breads – 1 each of cream cheese, strawberry, blue ring, cinn rolls, sticky buns; dough – 2 Heath, 1 PB, 2 PB Choc, 1 Oatmeal Raisin.
Student Council: Please note the meeting scheduled for this Tuesday, Nov. 1st, until 4:00 pm. Please bring a note to stay for the meeting.
OLOS Parish will be sponsoring the Stewardship Fair after the Masses this weekend. OLOS School will play an integral part of this stewardship fair. Cinnamon rolls & drinks will be served. Make a point of attending to find out what your parish and school has to offer and perhaps where you can become more involved!
Mrs. Groose is selling beef sticks at lunch time each day. They are $1 each. Proceeds benefit OLOS School. Thanks for your support!
Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade volleyball team for winning their last home games. Scores were Game 1: 25-13, 25-20, 23-13, and Game 2: 23-25, 25-14 & 20-19. Way to end the regular season! Good luck to our volleyball teams who will be playing in the Catholic Bowl over the weekend and next week. GO LADY COUGARS!
Ballgame Proceeds – Games 10/21 – Concession $116.55, Gate $114.00 (minus $80.00 refs & concession supplies).
Needed: Speech Judge for Speech Meet on November 5th, which will be held in Jefferson City. Please contact Mrs. Trachsel with your offer to help!
RESCHEDULED FROM LAST WEEK: Whole Community Catechesis & Dinner: This Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This program will cover upcoming changes in the liturgy, and is for the entire family. There will be a carry-in meal and each family is asked to bring a dish. We encourage all OLOS families to attend this most important gathering.
6th graders through Sophomores: Remember the Halloween Dance this evening in our gym, sponsored by OLOS Life Group. It runs from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm and is $7 per person. All are encourage to wear costumes. There will be a card party for adults in the cafeteria. Drinks and refreshments are provided.
Needed: Home and School officer for the position of V. President. Please contact Mrs.Trachsel if you are interested in serving in this position.
We will be having A Renaissance Day in April. You might be looking after Halloween for clearance items on costumes for jesters, prince, princess, peasant, kings, queen, knights, fairies, magician, jugglers, etc.
Fundraising News: If you’re cleaning out things and find any items you no longer need that might make good “gifts” for the Santa Store, collect them up and send them in. We can also use any donation of tape, bows, tags, gift bags, and wrapping paper for the store. We will also be having the Rada cutlery and That’s My Pan fundraisers this year, with kickoff on November 4th. Thanks for all your help!
Have a great weekend! Remember to return your Friday Folder on Monday. Thank you!
LITTLE KNOWN HALLOWEEN AND PUMPKIN TRIVIA
· Jack-’o-lanterns have been around for hundreds of years. The legend is of a man named Jack. According to the History Channel’s website, www.history.com, Jack invited the devil for a drink. Jack did not want to pay for his drink, so he made a deal with the devil. The devil turned himself into coins, but instead of paying for the drink, Jack kept the coins. Later freeing the devil, he promised to change him back if he did not steal his soul. Upon his own death, God would not let Jack into heaven because of his past and the devil would not let him into hell. Instead, the devil gave Jack a piece of coal, which Jack placed into a turnip. The legend goes that Jack used the turnip and coal to light his way as he looked for a final resting place. The original jack-’o-lanterns in Ireland were carved out of turnips or potatoes.
· The current world record for the biggest pumpkin is 1446 lbs. (That’s a lot of pumpkin pie!) Growing large pumpkins is a serious hobby with prize money as much as $25,000 at some fall festivals.
· Pumpkin are fruits. A pumpkin is a type of squash and is a member of the gourd family (Cucurbitacae), which also includes squash, cucumbers, gherkins, and melons.
· Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops, removed seeds, and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.
· Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
· The largest pumpkin pie ever baked was in 2005 and weighed 2,020 pounds.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! TRICK OR TREAT!