OLOS School Christmas Caroling Program– after Mass this Sunday. All students are to wear their Sunday best/dress code clothing (with the exception of those who have assigned costumes to wear). NO JEANS! All students K-8 should come to the cafeteria after Mass to meet their teacher who will escort them into the gym at the proper time. The Preschoolers should go to their classroom. Hope to see everyone here on Sunday. The program will be held in the gym.
This year for Christmas students will be exchanging gifts within the classroom. Girls should buy for girls and boys should buy for boys. Gifts should be of $5 value. Christmas parties will be on December 21st at 1:30 pm. ROOM PARENTS – please refer to the parent list sent home today. We count on you to make our classroom parties the success they always are!
Santa Store: We will be setting up the Santa Store Sunday after the program. If you haven't donated items yet, please bring them to the program and leave them by the office. Suggestions for the items: These items can be anything that is gently used or new. Some ideas might be: knick-knacks that you no longer want, ties from your closet that you don’t wear, jewelry that is no longer worn, items you didn’t sell on the last rummage sale, or dollar items from Target’s dollar bin. Items donated will then be sold for $1.00 each in our Santa Store. Envelopes are in today's Friday Folder. With the help of a parent, students will fill out the front of the envelope stating who they will buy for and fill out the enclosed tags so that wrapping will be easier and enclose money for the child to spend. (You can send the envelopes back in the Friday Folder and it will be saved for the shopping on Wed.) Checks can be made out to OLOSS Fundraising Committee. A Santa Store volunteer will wrap the item(s) and send it home with the child. The child places it under the tree at home and on Christmas Day your child shares in the joy of giving. This is a way for your child to give something back to you for a very small price. The purpose of this fundraiser for the kids to have fun and show their respect and gratitude for those they love this Christmas season.
On Wednesday, as a Christian Service Project, we will sponsor a “Dress Down for a Family’s Christmas Day”. Suggested donation is $1 or more. Collected money will be donated to a local family to make their Christmas a little brighter! Remember, this is optional. If you do not wish your child to participate – they can wear dress code clothing that day.
We also need adult volunteers for Wednesday to help with the shopping and wrapping. If you can help, please contact Stacy Schrimpf at 496-3889 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The volunteers can even be grandparents. It is a fun and easy project. The Santa store will ONLY be open on Wednesday, Dec 14th for shopping.
Thank you to everyone who sold That’s My Pan and Rada cutlery. We earned $885 on this fundraiser for our school.
Student Council News: As you come to the Christmas Program on Sunday, take a second to notice the Nativity Scene in the cafeteria. The Council purchased this new for Christmas this year. We are pleased to report that through our fundraising efforts and your generosity, we were able to send $96.10 to the poor children in Somalia. Thanks so much to everyone for buying those raffle tickets. We are beginning a new raffle for Christmas. This raffle is good for a chance to win a week’s worth of Dress Down Passes! This raffle is open to students and faculty/staff alike. See enclosed flyer for more information and thanks for your great support of our efforts!
Do you know of an elderly or disabled person in our community who might need a little help with chores this winter? For Catholic Schools’ Week, we are hoping to send out students on community service projects to help those who might need a “helping hand”. If you know of someone who could use some help, please send a note or give office staff a call. Thank you!
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Mark your calendars now for the Catholic Schools’ Week family event for OLOS School families. In celebration of our Catholic School family, we will be going to the skating rink in Jefferson City (SK8) on Sunday, January 29, 2012, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm for a 2 hour private skating session. The school children’s entrance fee will be paid for through your fundraising efforts by the Home & School. All others skating will be charged $4.50 at the door. If you do not skate you do not have to pay. All family members are encouraged and welcomed to attend. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PARENT OR ADULT WITH THEM TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM. Concessions will be available for sale or you may bring your own in.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS BEFORE 7:25 am. It is cold outside and students will have to wait outside or go to extended care and be charged the $5 daily fee for drop in. We WILL begin to enforce this policy immediately.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In case of snow or bad conditions, please tune in to KOMU–TV, Channel 8, KRCG-TV Channel 13, ABC-TV Channel 17 and radio stations KLIK, KJMO, KWOS, KPLA, KOQL, KATI, KCLR/Y107. We will post snow day information and early dismissals. As a parent, it is your responsibility to be aware of conditions and when you suspect bad weather to tune into these stations for more information. NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE MADE INDIVIDUALLY TO PARENTS. If we dismiss early, we try to get an email out to parents. PLEASE TRY TO LIMIT CALLS TO SCHOOL ASKING IF WE ARE DISMISSING EARLY. Once the decision has been made, we contact the radio stations and television stations immediately. However, WE CANNOT DO THIS IN A TIMELY FASHION IF ALL THE PHONE LINES ARE TIED UP FIELDING INCOMING CALLS. Please also keep in mind that we are always looking out for the safety of all students and staff. If we call early, and not much happens weather-wise, all we can say is “better safe than sorry”. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
With all the Christmas & after-Christmas sales going on, don’t forget about the Silent Auction items for the Italian Feast. Remember to please send in an item for your child’s classroom basket and another larger item from your family for the auction. Classroom themes: PK: Scrapbooking, K/1: Game Night, 2: Baking Cookies, 3: Spa basket, 4: Fun in the Pool, 5: Cardinals baseball, 6: Fishing, 7/8 Movie Night
Workers for tomorrow’s games (Dec. 10, 2011): (Parent’s of…) Gate – 8:00 am – Madison Evers, 9:00 am – Makinzie Morgan, Concession – 8:00 am – Rachel Buechter, 9:00 am Kalie Massman, 10:00 am – Kalie Massman, Score Book – 8:00 am – Kenadi Trachsel, 9:00 am – Kenadi Trachsel, 10:00 am – Ashley Kauffman
Workers for Tuesday’s games (Dec. 13, 2011) (Parents of…) Gate – 6:00 pm – Sheldon Schulte, 7:00 pm Noah Puckett, Concession – 6:00 pm – Noah Evers, 7:00 pm – Kyle Kliethermes, 8:00 – Noah Puckett, Score Book – 6:00 pm Zachary Scheuler, 7:00 pm Jake Brockman, 8:00 pm Zachary Bond. If you are on 1st shift, please come at least ½ hour before the game.
Please save and send in small Gatorade bottles and single-serve milk bottles, etc. for art. Soda bottles are probably not big enough around. Some of the students will be making snowmen out of them after Christmas.
CHRISTMAS BREAK: We will have a full day of school on Wednesday, December 21st, with parties beginning in the afternoon at 1:30 pm. Our Christmas break will be from December 22, 2011 until January 3, 2012. We will resume school on January 4, 2012.
Judy Wieberg is sponsoring a Religious Items Store in the old kitchen area of the school basement. She will have it open after Masses one Sunday a month (I believe she will have it open this Sunday after the Masses?). She has Christmas items, 1st Communion, and other sacramental items. More information should appear in the weekend bulletin and she will also be sending home flyers after Christmas with more details. God bless Judy for bringing this service to our parish & community!
SUBS NEEDED AT OLOS SCHOOL: 60 college hours required. Please think of anyone you know who might be interested and let them know about this opportunity. We have very limited substitute help. Please contact Mrs. Trachsel for more information.
We will be having A Renaissance Day in April. You might be looking for clearance items on costumes for jesters, prince, princess, peasant, kings, queen, knights, fairies, magician, jugglers, etc.
Mrs. Groose is once again selling beef sticks at lunch time. They are $1 each. Thanks for your support!
Recent submitted ball scores: The JV Girls lost to High Point last Tuesday 42-21, in a practice game and won against St. Peters last Thursday, 20-17 in overtime. The 4/5 boys lost their first game to IC on Saturday. The JV boys lost to High Point in a practice game last week, with a very close score and they lost last week to Loose Creek, by 2 in overtime. They also lost their game on Tuesday night of this week. OK – now we’re READY – we were just getting warmed up!! Good luck to all the JV girls’ and boys’ basketball players – who will be playing in the High Point tournament this week. GO COUGARS!!
Remember to return your Friday Folder on Monday.
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!