Friday Newsletter 11-21-14
THE WEEK AHEAD: “Spirit Week”
MIDQUARTER GRADES: K-2: Midquarter Reports may be found in today’s folder. Please look these over, sign & return. GRADES 3-8: Midquarter grades are available online today through Option C. Please sign in at www.optionc.com, school code 8085, with your personal user name and password. Please check grades, sign the slip enclosed in this folder, and return. Teachers will contact directly those not returning a signed form. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.
SPIRIT WEEK: OLOS students are encouraged to participate in spirit week, just before the basketball games get started for the season. This 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 has decided on the following themes:
PK – PJ’s
K - PJ’s
1/2 – Favorite Team/colors
3/4 – PJ’s
5/6 – Hunting
7/8 – Inside out shirts
PLEASE NOTE – If you choose not to follow the daily theme, then do not dress down – normal dress code will be in force.
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS: Congratulations to our new Student Council members! They are: President – Devin Haeffner, Secretary – Hannah Evers, Treasurer – Macy Adrian, and classroom representatives – Trent Parr, Sara Beck, Gracie Evers, & Kayla Bond. To read some of the students’ speeches, please refer to the reverse side of the Penance Service flyer and the December Menu. They will make you SMILE!
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION: As part of our Christian service, OLOSS Student Council is sponsoring a food collection for Christmas. Please send in all items by Dec. 12th. Most needed are such items as: Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, Peanut butter, Chili Beans, Tuna, Mac & Cheese, Yams, Canned Pumpkin, Stuffing Mix, Canned milk, Corn, Peas, etc. These will be donated to the
food pantry. We have a classroom
competition going on to see which classroom brings in the most items. The
winning class will receive a small prize. Eugene
OLOSS CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: All are invited to the annual Christmas program put on by our students on Sunday, Dec. 7th, after the 10:00 am Mass, in the school gymnasium. We will do a full dress rehearsal on Friday, Dec. 5th at 10:00 am. Please invite all grandparents or others who may not be able to attend on Sunday. Parts with costumes have been assigned, and nothing (as far as costumes) from home should be required. PLEASE FIND A LIST OF ACTORS/SOLOS ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE MONTHLY MENU CALENDAR. All those not in costume will please wear their Sunday best – PLEASE NO JEANS!!! We are asking parents to send in finger foods on Friday morning – so that we can get trays ready ahead of time for Sunday. Please consider sending in any of the following: crackers/dip, chips, sausage & crackers, fruits, cookies, candy, brownies, etc. If doing cookies, snacks – approx. 2 dozen or so. Thank you!
LOOKING AHEAD: Our last day of school before Christmas will be December 19th, with the parties at 1:30 pm. We are expecting a “special visitor” that morning as well. School will resume on Monday, Jan. 5th, after the Christmas holiday.
CLASSROOM GIFTS: The students in each classroom will be exchanging gifts of $5 value. Girls buy for girls and boys buy for boys. The gift exchange will be during their classroom parties on December 19th.
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.
ROASTERS FOR KITCHEN: The kitchen is in need of a couple new electric roasters. Target has them on sale this week for $27 for the 18 quart size. This would make a wonderful donation to the school!
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS! Our thanks goes out this week to Deb Schulte (Mrs. Joe Schulte) for so gracefully helping out in the preschool classroom one morning this week. Also, to Stephanie Lepper – who just came to have her picture taken with her ball team, but ended up staying and helping with pictures. We so appreciate you and also our standby volunteers – Debbie Schulte, Dianne Goetz, and Christina Eickhoff.
IDENTIFICATION OF HEALTH CONDITIONS – COMMUNICABLE & CONTAGIOUS:
Parents, we have had many students sick with a variety of illnesses, including upset stomach and diarrhea. To keep our school as healthy as possible, please follow the handbook policy. Thank you for your help in this matter. As stated in the handbook: . Parents should never knowingly send a sick child to school…The school reserves the right to require students to leave school and not be readmitted to school or school sponsored activities until the student is without symptoms for 24 hours. (Fever without medication, vomiting, diarrhea, etc)
CLARIFICATION ON SNOW DAY CANCELLATIONS: 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. Additionally, there may be times when we have
to cancel school when Cole R-V does not because of parking lot conditions. If
you, or someone you know, would be willing to clear snow from the lots to help
alleviate this problem, please contact Mrs. Werdehausen. OLOS School
CHILDREN’S MASS: Stephanie & Nicole Lepper are heading up efforts for the Children’s Choir for the early Christmas Eve Mass at 4:00 pm. If your child would like to participate, please contact Stephanie at 821-6634 or Nicole 694-6634. Practices will begin after the Thanksgiving holiday.
IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
School students and families are
collecting items for Julie (Oligschlaeger) five month old baby girl,
Madison. (Julie passed away last week at the age of 36.) Tom & Rose,
Julie’s parents, are helping to take care of the baby. We will be collecting
any donations of baby items, gift cards, or money up until we break for
Christmas, and offer it to the family as a Christmas gift from the school. We
will update you next week with specific sizes and needs. Please pray for the
Oligschlaeger and St. George’s St. George families as they
go through this difficult time.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Monthly event calendars will once again be printed and come home in the Friday folder near the beginning of each month. However, they will be printed on the reverse of the menu. December will be the exception, however, because we are waiting on game dates. When we get those dates, the December calendar will be released. The calendar is always up on the website for your convenience at www.oloscougars.org.
DUE TO THE SHORT WEEK, THERE WILL BE NO FRIDAY FOLDER/NOTES SENT HOME NEXT WEEK. WE WISH ALL A WONDERFUL AND BOUNTIFUL THANKSGIVING, ENJOYING THE DAYS OFF CELEBRATING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMIILY!
Please return your folder on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
Again, good luck to the deer hunters and BE SAFE!