Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Newsletter 8-28-15

Mon –  Volleyball Practice – 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Thurs- ALL School Mass (5/6 Ministry)     
Fri  - NO SCHOOL – Picnic Prep.

We are off to a great start for the 2015-16 school year! The students seem to be getting back into the rhythm of the school day and smiling a lot! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

PAYMENT INFO: Due to recent circumstances, the preschool, extended care, and lunch payments are not showing up on Option C. However, your payments have been deposited and will be posted as soon as possible. Please be patient as we get this taken care of.

GOODBYE NANCY! As you may know, our wonderful cook and afternoon secretary, Nancy Kliethermes, is leaving her position at OLOS School. Nancy has taken a job with Farm Bureau. We sure will miss you Nancy, but we wish you the best in your new adventure!

Carla Morris will be taking over the duties of the head cook, as well as remaining the Food Service Director for the school.

JOB VACANCY: OLOS School is seeking a part-time kitchen assistant. Approximately 3 hours, 45 minutes a day, Monday through Friday. $9/hr. (Days may vary). If interested, please contact Mr. Vandike in the school office.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY:  Spread the word – on Thursday, September 17 OLOS School will be hosting Grandparents Day. All grandparents or grandparent “subs” are invited to share Mass at 8:00 am with their grandchildren, and then come over to the gym for refreshments and bingo. The book fair will also be available for grandparents to shop.

REMINDER TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS BRINGING LUNCHES FROM HOME:  Please see that your child’s lunch has everything they need for their meal –  DRINKS, plates, utensils, condiments, napkins. The lunch program cannot afford to supply these things if the student is not buying the daily lunch.

OLOS SCHOOL AND FACEBOOK: Did you know that OLOSS is on Facebook? Search for Our Lady of the Snows Home & School Association and request to join. This group is open to all school families. grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. It is a way to connect about all school related events and activities.
DRESS CODE:  As we experience colder weather, please be aware that the dress code colors INCLUDE any undershirt or shirt that shows. The only acceptable colors for undershirts are YELLOW, BLUE OR WHITE.

DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NOTES: Thursdays, 9:00 am. All non-school related flyers need to be copied ahead of time on paper (the school cannot afford to supply paper for outside events). Upon approval by the principal, the information will then be placed in the Friday folder as a courtesy. It is not appropriate for the school to send out extraneous information that can be handled other ways. Also, if you have items for the Friday notes, please write these items up, send them in, or email them to (call to let me know you have emailed please). I don’t mind doing a little editing and rewording, but the bulk of the item should be outlined with details.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR THURSDAY MASS: Each Thursday, the students have the opportunity to place their offering in the collection. If you need collection envelopes at home, please let us know & some will be sent home. We also have them available in the cafeteria for student use.

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.

DRESS DOWN ON FRIDAYS ONLY K-8th graders may only use dress down passes on Fridays this year. 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.

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 Mr. Vandike for more information.

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.

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.

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Save any used print cartridges, laser or jet, fax cartridges, etc, and send them in to school or leave in the church vestibule in the box so marked.
-Save those “Box Tops” found on many, many groceries & other misc. items – worth 10 cents each.
-Save Best Choice UPC’s (not the label).
-We receive premiums from Target if you choose OLOS School as the designated school on your Target RED credit card. Parents, teachers, and other school supporters use their REDcard credit card or Target check card, and Target will donate 1% of their purchases back to the designated school. To participate, all you need is a REDcard to enroll. Enroll at or 1.800.316.6142.
-We participate in the Schnuck’s “Education is Everything” campaign. Visit and click on the eScrip Community Card link for program information. You will receive a card and you can present it every time you shop. A percentage of the purchase will be contributed back to OLOS School.

PROPANE THAT PAYS… Late summer & early fall is the time many people like to fill their propane tanks or prepay. If you are or would like to be a customer of Capital Energy Co, contact them and please mention that you are a member of OLOS parish. The parish receives a percentage for every gallon the customer buys.

YEARBOOKS:  If a yearbook was included in your picture order from last year, you should have received the yearbook(s) last week or this week in the Friday folder. If you think you ordered a packet that included a yearbook, and did not receive the yearbook, please contact Rosie in the office. Thank you!

DRIVERS NEEDED:  The 7th & 8th graders will be visiting Helias High School on the morning of October 12, 2015, from 9:00 – 10:45 am, with lunch afterward. If you would be able to transport students, please contact Rosie in the office. There are fifteen students in 7th & 8th grades.


Thurs., Sept. 17: Grandparents’ Day 8:00 am Mass with Bingo/Refreshments/Book Fair

Thurs., Sept.17:  Reading Counts Book Fair Night

Sept 28 – Oct. 2: Achievement Testing