Thursday Newsletter 8-28-14
GRANDPARENTS DAY will be here before you know it! On Thursday, Sept. 11th, all grandparents (or grandparent “subs”) are invited to share Mass & bingo with their grandchildren. We will begin the morning with 8:00 am Mass (1st & 2nd will be doing the ministry). All are then invited over to school for refreshments and bingo. After bingo, students will return to their classroom and grandparents will then be able to visit the Scholastic book fair display if they so wish. So students – ask your grandparents NOW to reserve the morning and plan to come. WE DO SO LOVE OUR GRANDPARENTS!
PATRIOTIC ROSARY: Also on Sept. 11th, OLOSS will be hosting a patriotic rosary. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Especially make a note to invite all active military and veterans that you may know. The rosary will begin at 2:30 pm, and be prayed in their honor.
YEARBOOKS: We have a few 2013-14 yearbooks for sale in the office for the price of $12. If you would like to purchase one, please send payment in a marked envelope with check made payable to OLOS. Your order will be sent in the next Friday folder.
VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Our games will be starting next week, with OLOS hosting on JV games on Thursday evening (as outlined above). Volleyball parents, please find enclosed in today’s folder the work list for our two home games – Sept. 4 & Oct. 9th. We welcome all school families, all parishioners & the community to come out Thursday night and cheer our team on to victory! Please note – JV players – since games are beginning practices will be on Tuesday only, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. Also, if each team would designate a reporter, it would be nice to include game statistics in the weekly notes. Please contact Rosie in the office if you are willing.
SPIRIT DAY! Since OLOSS is hosting a home game on Thursday, this will be a SCHOOL SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY. Students may only “dress down” if they wear the official school spirit shirt. Ball shirts, old Reading Counts, shirts, etc, are not school spirit shirts. If your child does not have a school spirit shirt and you would like to order one, please contact the office for an order form. You would not get it in time for this spirit day but you would for the next spirit day in October.
WEBSITE ISSUES – NO MORE!! Thanks so much to Kim Evers, who diligently worked on and resolved our website issues. You should be able find us at www.oloscougars.org.
DELINQUINT LUNCH BILLS: If a student account falls behind on lunch payment, OLOS reserves the right to serve the student a peanut butter sandwich instead of the hot lunch. This would only occur after notice was made to the parent with a designated deadline date for payment.
CHANGE OF DATE: The book fair night originally scheduled for Sept. 18 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 16th.
PIONEER DAY is scheduled for Monday, October 13th (Columbus Day). We scheduled it on this day because of the state holiday. We are asking for parent helpers – both to help in the classrooms & grounds with pioneer activities and with moving children between these activities. Please contact school office personnel with your offer to help out. All students (and adults!) are encouraged to dress in pioneer clothing for the day. If the student chooses not to dress in pioneer clothing, the normal dress code is still in force.
Dress Down on Fridays only – change for the 2014-15 school year. K-8th graders may only use dress down passes on Fridays this year, as explained in the principal’s letter last week. Two dress down days will be designated on the calendar each month when all students may dress down. On non-designated Fridays, students may use any dress down pass they may have. We are no longer doing the monthly dollar dress down days.
LUNCH NOTICE: For students purchasing daily lunches: Students may choose a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in lieu of the main entrée if they have a note from home. They must bring a note on the day that the substitution is desired and must present it to the classroom teacher first thing in the morning. Please note that the “main entrée” is the protein item. For example, if our meal is vegetable soup with grilled cheese & string cheese, the substitution would be for the cheese sandwich & string cheese, not for the vegetable soup.
SPIRIT SHIRTS; We are holding in the office an order of two spirit shirts, one size large adult and one size 6-8 child. The order has no name or other information on it. Please contact the office if you think this may be yours. This order came with the registration packets last spring.
PE REMINDER: On Mondays, the 5-8th graders are allowed to change in to a T-shirt and gym shorts during their gym time & then they may wear these clothes home.
PRESCHOOL PARENTS: Unless authorized through Marie, no switching of days is allowed for part-time preschoolers. The only exceptions would be for classroom parties and field trips. However, even for these days, you must contact Marie for authorization.
BEEF STICKS: Mrs. Groose will be selling beef sticks at lunch time for $1 each. They will only be available after lunches are eaten.
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.
Please return your folder on Tuesday.
Please pray for good weather and a successful picnic. We hope you all enjoy the four day “working” holiday! Happy Labor Day!