Friday Newsletter 11-20-15
FOOD DRIVE: OLOS school students collected a huge amount of canned/boxed foods over the last two weeks – a total of 527 items in all. Wow! These items are being distributed to local food pantries. The 7th & 8th grade classes will be enjoying a popcorn & movie party in the very near future, having averaged the most per student. Congratulations to them & thanks to all who donated to this most worthy cause!
Classroom: # Collected Average per child:
PK 26 2.4
K 63 4.8
1/2 61 3.4
3/4 97 7.5
5/6 102 9.3
7/8 178 11.9
SPIRIT WEEK: To kick off the basketball season, OLOS students may participate in Spirit Week. Students may wear jeans on Monday & Tuesday if they follow the theme for the day. Themes for each day are as follows:
Mon., Nov. 23 – Sock it to Em! – wear crazy/mismatched socks
(must roll up jeans to show socks)
Tues., Nov. 24-
Pride! – wear blue/gold or spirit
shirts, players can wear uniforms with sleeved t-shirts underneath. Show School
Wed., Nov 25 – Classroom Themes:
PK – Pajama Day (wear regular shoes – no slippers)
K – Pajama & Hat Day (wear regular shoes – no slippers)
1/2 – Backward/Opposite Day
3/4 – Silly/Mismatched Day
5/6 – Dress Your Worst Day
7/8 – Country v. City Day
REMINDER: All Spirit Day attire must follow dress guidelines pertaining to length requirements. NO HOLES PLEASE!
COOKIE DOUGH NEWS: Thanks so much to all who sold for this fundraiser. All totaled,
students sold 627
tubs of dough and pastries. Since we made our goal of selling at least 600
items, cash prizes will be awarded to top sellers. Congratulations to the
following students for being top sellers: OLOS
$50 – Mikayla & Jacob Eickhoff – 41 items
$30 – Hannah Evers – 38 items
$20 – Sarray & Aubrey Schulte – 34 items
Remember - COOKIE DOUGH DELIVERY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST. YOU MUST PICK YOUR ORDERS UP BY 5:30 PM. We have no room in our freezer to store any. All collected money is due back to school by Monday, December 7th. We will release prizes and final profits as money is turned in. We are still looking for parent help to fill the cookie dough orders when it is delivered. Approximate time for delivery is 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Help will be needed for sorting early and for helping parents find and check their orders until approximately 5:30. Help during any of this time – even if it’s just an hour, is greatly appreciated. Please send a note, or call the office, with your offer to help. Thanks to Patsy Bond for being our first volunteer!
VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: With all the rain this week, and clogged storm pipes, there was a time when we had a potential problem with water backing up into the new building. God bless Donnie Lepper, who came to the rescue with his waders, duck suit, and equipment! Donnie and Darryl worked throughout the deluge that afternoon, getting everything opened up. When you think about where you were when all that rain was coming down, it sure makes you appreciate what these guys did that day!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
SANTA STORE: If you have any new or like new items that would make good gifts, please set to the side for donation to the Santa Store. Most needed are items for dads and brothers. You can start sending in items at the beginning of December. The date for Santa Store has been set for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH. Please call or send a note to the office if you’d like to volunteer to be an elf helper that day – to help the kids shop & wrap gifts. Thanks to Wendy Whittle, our first volunteer!
EXTENDED CARE SERVICES: Extended care services WILL be available in the morning & afternoon for the two remaining half days of 2015 – Wed., Nov. 25 & Tues., Dec. 22. The drop in fee for half days is $10. (Full & part-time regular students – fee remains $5 for half days).
SCHOOL PROGRAM/MUSICAL: The school musical is scheduled for Sunday, December 6th, after the 10:00 am Mass, in the gym. If your child cannot attend for some reason, please contact the classroom teacher. We count on ALL students to make our program a success! If your child is not assigned a part with a costume, he/she should wear their Sunday best – NO JEANS! We will have a full dress rehearsal Friday, Dec. 4 @ 9:00 am. Also, we are asking that all school families send in two dozen homemade cookies on Friday, December 4th to serve as refreshments for the play. We’d like them before the play date, to get the trays ready. Thank you!
COSTUMES NEEDED: 2 King outfits & 2 angel outfits for preschoolers. Santa & Mrs. Claus outfits, and a big Santa burlap type or black bag. Call the office if you have any of these costumes to loan out.
GIFT EXCHANGE/PARTIES: Students will be doing a gift exchange in the classroom at their Christmas parties on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd. Boys should buy for boys and girls buy for girls – names will not be exchanged. Gifts should be of $5 value. Parties will begin at 9:30 am, and we may just get a special visitor that morning at 8:00 am. Shh – it’s our secret!
SILENT AUCTION CLASS BASKETS: As you are out doing your Christmas shopping, looking for the bargains, you may take the opportunity to pick up items for the classroom baskets for the Italian Feast on February 6, 2016. Each school family is expected to donate an item for each classroom in which they have a child. Themes are as follows:
PK – “Game Night/Family Fun Night”
K – “Anything Dr. Suess”
1/2 – “Disney”
3/4 – “Take me out to the Ballgame – Cardinals!”
5/6 - “Movie Night”
7/8 - “Snack Attack – Candy basket”
LET’S WIN A FREE PLAYGROUND: Together Counts is a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living. This program offers each year, a sweepstakes for schools to win a free playground.
is signed up for this promotion and you can go online and enter each day until
March 2016. It takes only a minute to sign up initially and just a few seconds
each day to submit an entry. Just think how much better our chances will be if
many participate each day. So tell your friends, families, and associates.
Forward this address to everyone, and ask them to help OLOS School
win a new playground! If you do not wish
to be contacted for any other promotions you can deselect those options. Thank
you for your support! OLOS School
To enter go to : http://www.togerthercounts.com/healthy-playground-makeover
Friday folders will be sent home next Wednesday, Nov. 25th. However, there will be no notes included. Below are items for the upcoming month to add to your calendar/notes:
Whole Community Catechesis: Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, beginning at 6:30 pm with a carry-in meal in the gym.
Parish Penance Service: Wednesday, Dec. 16th, at 7:00 pm.
No homework or tests will be assigned either of these evenings so that all families are able to attend.
Please return your folder on MONDAY!
Wishing you all a very
Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!