Friday Newsletter 8-26-16
GRANDPARENTS DAY: On Thursday, September 15th we will be celebrating Grandparents Day here at OLOSS. All grandparents or grandparent “subs” are invited to attend Mass at 8:00 am with their grandchildren, and then come over to the gym for refreshments, bingo, and fellowship. The book fair will also be open for grandparents to shop with their grandchildren.
HELP NEEDED: We are asking for two volunteers to help with serving juice, coffee, and donuts to our special grandparent guests on September 15th. If you would be able to help out, please contact Rosie or Mr. V.
THE 15-16 YEARBOOKS ARE IN! If a yearbook was included as part of your child’s 15-16 package purchase, you should find it in today’s folder.
PARENTS WELCOMED! You are always encouraged to attend Mass with the school children on Thursdays, especially if your child’s class is involved with the ministry.
FANTASY NIGHT is scheduled for October 8th, and it will be here before you know it! Today in this folder you will find a flyer to publicize this major fundraiser (more available from office). As a OLOSS parent, you can expect to be contacted by one of the main ticket holders to see how many tickets you might be able to sell. With 45 school families and 300 tickets to sell, it averages out to approximately seven per family. Some can do more, and some can’t sell as many, but every effort should be made to get out and sell these tickets. The upcoming picnic would be a good time to get with relatives and make some sales! The “early bird” drawing for $100 or an additional ticket will be held on September 15th.
BOOK FAIR NIGHT – scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. Students will be able to shop and participate in fun & games, and earn Reading Counts point as well! Make plans now to attend this fun-filled evening!
VISION SCREENING: Miller Co. Health Dept. (they do our health screenings) has put us in contact with an organization that does free vision screening for child care centers and parochial schools throughout the nation, called Saving Sight. Please find enclosed the permission form for this screening, set for Sept. 16th. This is a non-invasive digital screening, and is much better at catching vision problems than the traditional eye chart, as described on the flyer. More information is available at saving-sight.org/KidSight. Please fill out & return the enclosed permission form, allowing your child to participate in this screening.
MARCH FOR LIFE IN D.C.! All 7th & 8th graders and parents are receiving today the information for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C., scheduled for Jan 25-28, 2017. Traditionally, many of our students & parents have attended the March. Enclosed please find the “student packet” and the “adult packet”. Seats fill up on a first come, first served basis, and they fill up quickly so please fill out and return paperwork quickly if your student is interested, and also you, if you would like to attend as a chaperone. The minimum cost this year for all riders is $150. Please contact Nancy Kliethermes for further information. Packets with payment can be turned into the school office, and will be forwarded to Nancy & Carol Plank. The local deadline for all paperwork, fees, and insurance cards is October 1st. If you are an adult chaperone and have not attended a VIRTUS session, please let Nancy or Carol know. If several need training the diocese may hold a class here instead of having to attend in J. C.
CHEER COACH NEEDED: We have several young girls interested in cheering for the basketball games and they are hoping to find a coach. If you or anyone you know would be interested in volunteering for this, please contact the office. All volunteers must have attended VIRTUS training.
Wishing all a great weekend!
Please return your folder on MONDAY.