Friday Newsletter 10-31-14
DRIVERS NEEDED: The 7th & 8th graders will be visiting
morning of Thursday, November 13th. We are asking for drivers for
these fifteen students. Please contact Mr. Vandike if you would be able to help
out. We cannot send out permission forms until we have drivers. Thanks to
Christy Evers, our first volunteer. Helias
MUFFINS WITH MOM: All moms (and mom substitutes) are invited to school on Thursday morning from 7:00 to 7:30 am to enjoy muffins with their child. All moms are then invited to attend Mass, if time and work schedules allow. We are looking forward to seeing many moms on Thursday!
SANTA STORE: The Santa Store is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18th, during special classes. This is a special opportunity for our school children to shop for family members and they REALLY enjoy it. We are in need of donations of any kind, but most especially “dad” gifts, and brother/sister gifts. You can send those items in at any time. Also, we will need some helper elves to wrap gifts and help the students with shopping. Debbie Schulte & Wendy Whittle have volunteered to help out. If you are able to be here that day, please contact someone in the office.
ADRIAN RUSSELL: Adrian Russell (alumnus) is currently stationed at
. We have adopted him as our
pen pal this year. We are asking families to send in cards, uplifting notes and
some of the following for a care package. We would like to have everything for
the care package to school by November 17th. Ideas: Hard candy, deck of cards, crossword puzzles,
magazines, books, envelopes with stamps on them, stationary, filtered cup for
water, mini flavored packets for water. Camp Buehring, Kuwait
SPIRIT WEEK: At the end of November, OLOS students are encouraged to participate in spirit week, just before the basketball games get started for the season. On Monday, Nov. 24th we will have “Sock it to Em” day – students wear crazy/funky socks, Tuesday, the 25th will be “Show School Spirit by wearing blue & gold”. Wednesday the 26th – each classroom will decide their theme. So much fun! Then we break for Thanksgiving!
MONTHLY CALENDARS: You were provided monthly calendars for the entire school year in your school handbook. We also post the calendar on our school website, which is updated with game information and recent changes/additions to the calendar. To save costs, we will no longer provide the calendar in your Friday folder. For now, we will keep sending the lunch menu, but it is also available online.
VOLLEYBALL UNIFORMS: If you have not already done so, please turn uniform in with name.
SNOW DAYS: We are following
snow day cancellation this year. But, Eugene
families will still get parent alerts and cancellations will still be posted on
the three local TV stations – Channels 8, 13 & 17. OLOS School
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM: Mrs. Haeffner is heading up efforts to make an outdoor classroom. Items needed for this classroom are: BIG outdoor thermometer, wind sock, weather vane, concrete statuary, rain gauge, and a sundial. If you would like to donate, please send to the office. Thanks for your support!
SCIENCE FAIR: This is the year for Science Fair projects (every other year). Be thinking about topics with your child. All students in grades 3rd through 8th are required to do a project as part of their science grade. Younger students are encouraged to participate as well. Guidelines will be sent home in the very near future.
GIRLS BASKETBALL PRACTICE: Practices will begin for 6/7/8 girls’ basketball on Thursday, Nov. 6th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday until games begin.
4/6th BOYS BASKETBALL PRACTICE: Practices for 4th and 6th grade boys will begin this Monday from 3:00 to 5:30 pm and every Monday thereafter. Please send a note for your child to stay after school (You may send in one note, giving permission for your child to stay after on Mondays for the entire season.)
7/8 BOYS BASKETBALL PRACTICE: Practices for 7/8th grade boys is every Wednesday, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm and every Wednesday thereafter. Practices will also be held on Sundays, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, but Mark will let players/parents know weekly if practice will be taking place on Sunday evenings. Please send note for your child to stay after school. (You may send in one note, giving permission for your child to stay after on Wednesdays for the entire season.)
SPORTS INFORMATION PACKETS: We are still missing sports information packets on several players (sent home last week). No student will be allowed to begin practices next week without these packets on file.
Please return your folder on Monday.
Remember to “Fall Back” - set your clocks back
one hour on Saturday night.
Have a great weekend! Be Safe!