Friday Newsletter 9-25-15
PROGRESS REPORTS: Today in this folder you will find your child’s midterm report or a sign-off sheet. Students in Grades K-2 receive a mid-term report and students’ reports in Grades 3-8 are to be viewed online at www.optionc.com, with our school code – 8085 – and your individual username and password. Please sign & return the enclosed report/form on Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.
TEST READERS: We are in need of test readers for Achievement testing THIS week – Sept 28 – Oct. 2 – mornings. We specifically need help on Tues., Wed., & Thurs. (after Mass) mornings. Thanks to Cindy Lepper & Dianne Goetz, who have volunteered for Monday and Friday. Please contact the office with your offer to help/more info.
ACHIEVEMENT TESTING begins this Monday for grades 1-8, and continues in the mornings all week. Please make sure that your child gets a good breakfast each morning and plenty of rest!
BOOK FAIR: Through your efforts & patronage,
earned just over $600 in books and prizes. Of this, there is also some left
over for later use. A special thanks to Mrs. Groose, for all her time &
talent, in being the main sponsor of the book fair. She spends a lot of extra
time on this and we really do appreciate her efforts! OLOS School
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED:
Sunday May, 1, 2016, 10:00 am Mass
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:00 pm Mass
8th GRADE GRADUATION:
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 5:00 pm Mass
SCHOOL PORTRAITS: Portraits will be taken on Tuesday,
Oct. 13th. We are in need of one more volunteer to help that morning. If you are willing, please contact Rosie in the office
PICTURE PACKETS are in today’s folder. If you would like to order, please fill out, make payment arrangements, and return to the office. EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ORDERING, PLEASE FILL IN THE INFORMATION AT THE TOP IN STEP 1 & RETURN TO THE OFFICE. You will have the opportunity to order later, even if you do not choose to order now. If you have more than one child, and wish to make only one payment, please note specifically on each child’s envelope in whose envelope the payment is enclosed. Picture Day is Oct. 13. Your child may dress up for pictures, but all length and sleeve requirements are still in force.
FANTASY NIGHT UPDATE: All ticket holders will meet on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to tally how many Fantasy Night tickets are left to sell. All families are invited to come and participate in the meeting for an open discussion on what is left to be done and how everything is going.
HELIAS TRIP: The 7th & 8th graders will be visiting
morning of October 12, 2015, from 9:00 – 10:45 am, with lunch after at El
Jimador. Remember this is a normal dress code day for them, and also remember
to send $. Helias
.HOME & SCHOOL MEETING: Mark your calendar now for the first Home & School meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 7:00 pm. Father will be presenting this meeting and strongly encourages at least one parent from all school families to attend. There will be no homework assigned that evening, and all families represented will receive a dress down pass for their students. We will begin the evening with a CARRY IN DINNER at 7:00 and have the meeting shortly afterward. We are looking for a great turnout!
HEALTH SCREENINGS: Today (Friday) the MCHD nurses were here for the health screenings. If there are any concerns about your child, you will be notified in the Friday folder next week. Many thanks to the four volunteers who helped today: Dianne Goetz, Kathy Lea, Elaine Kempker, & Brittany Massman. We really appreciate your help!
MARCH FOR LIFE IN
D. C: In January OLOS parish will once again be sending a
group of youth to D. C. for the annual March for Life. If any 7th or
8th graders would like to go (and any parent chaperones), please
contact Rosie in the office as soon as possible. Forms are out so it is high
time to get them filled out if you are interested. Please pray over this
opportunity to show your support for life. WASHINGTON
Catholic Schools’ Week Committee: Catholic Schools’ Week is Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2016. We are in need of some fresh ideas for celebrating our mission of educating our children in the Catholic faith. The theme remains, “Communities of Faith, Knowledge, & Service.” We would like to form a planning committee. If you would be interested in helping out, please contact someone in the office. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Please return your folder on MONDAY!
Have a relaxing weekend everyone!