Friday, November 17, 2017


Friday Newsletter 11-17-17

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - Native American Living Museum – by 3rd
& 4th graders – 1:00 pm in the gym
Tues - Progress Reports Available
        2,3,4 to movie “Star” & Runge/reptile program
        BONUS DRESS DOWN DAY
        4-6 Girls BBall Practice – 6:15-7:30 pm
Wed - NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Thur – NO SCHOOL – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Fri -   NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – Thanks to all teachers, parents, & Fr. Greg for attending the meeting on Tuesday evening. Many items were on the agenda for discussion. A final report of Fantasy Night was given by Robyn Silvey, and is enclosed in today’s folder. Next year, Fantasy Night is scheduled for October 13, 2018. The Italian Feast Committee will have a meeting on Nov. 29th @ 6:00 pm. All are invited to join in. The Italian Feast is set for February 3, 2018. A Catholic Schools Week Committee is forming, and will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5 @ 6:00 and then a Reading Counts End of Year Event Committee is forming, and will meet directly after that meeting @ 7:00 pm. The Mary’s Home & Eldon Christmas parades were discussed, and Jay Harms will head these up for the school. The M. H. Parade is after 5:00 pm Mass on Dec. 2 & the Eldon Parade is on Dec. 9, with lineup at 3:00 & parade beginning @ 5:00 pm. A reminder was given that the Script program is available and a good resource for Christmas gift cards. The Shiloh Dance is set for Jan 20, 2018. New officers were chosen and they are: President – Robyn Silvey, V. Pres – Roselyn Wood, & Secr.- Ashley Kempker. Special thanks to Melissa Koetting for her service as outgoing president. The teachers gave reports from their classrooms. Mr. V. reported that the School Board will be heading up the annual Golf Tournament & discussed implementation of new Christian service ideas, Father Greg has set the Parish Penance Service for December 13 @ 7:00 pm, which will include First Reconciliation for 2nd graders. Next meetings were set for Feb. 6 & April 10, 2018. Father closed with a prayer for parents & families.

BONUS DRESS DOWN DAY – this Tuesday, November 21st in celebration of Thanksgiving!
CANNED FOOD DRIVE: Many thanks to all who sent in the donated groceries. They will be taken to a local food pantry for distribution. If you still have some to send in, you may send in on Monday. We will be taking it to the food pantry on Monday evening.

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD’S PICTURE RETAKEN, PLEASE RETURN THE PACKET INTACT, WITH A NOTE ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE CHANGED. If there are problems with the actual order, please direct those questions directly to Wagner with the contact information enclosed in the picture packet.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS – You were issued a uniform at your first practice. Please wash these up and BRING THEM IN TO THE OFFICE AHEAD OF TIME, IN A MARKED BAG, SO THAT WE ARE SURE EVERYONE HAS THEIR UNIFORM ON PICTURE DAY!

FOLDERS ON TUESDAY: Please return your folder on Monday so that we have them available to redistribute on Tuesday, when we will be sending out class basket themes before the Thanksgiving shopping spree, mid-quarter progress reports, & calendars.

GUN RAFFLE: Flyers were sent home last week. If you need additional flyers, contact Rosie in the office. If you need tickets, contact Josh Vandike, Jay Harms, or Greg Koetting. Mr. V’s tickets are available at the office.

UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS GIFTS: The students will exchange gifts within the classroom again this year. Boys should buy for boys and girls should buy for girls. The gift should be of $5 value.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Sunday, December 3, after the 10:00 am Mass. Plan on your child dressing in their Sunday best or school dress code, unless the classroom teacher has otherwise indicated. There will be a full-dress rehearsal at 9:00 am, Thursday, November 30, after the All School Mass, for those not able to attend on Sunday. We will also be asking for three dozen homemade cookies from each family, to be sent to school on Thursday & Friday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th.  Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Student gift tags will be sent home on Friday, December 1st, to be filled out & returned on Monday, December 4th. We will not send additional tags out, so please return the envelope on Monday. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING -HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS CELEBRATION!! Catholic Schools in our area are being invited to come to the state capitol for an hour of Christmas caroling, celebrating our pro-life message, on Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. The program includes music, song and presentation. We would like to be able to send as many students as possible, and are working on coordinating for that occasion. All parishioners, families, & community members are invited to attend and participate!
  
JACKETS & COATS: As the weather turns cooler, please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat or jacket. We have had so many students without proper outerwear for the cooler days. We do have extra jackets at school, and students are made to wear them when needed. However, it is best if each brings their own, for hygienic reasons.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tues., Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Wed., Nov.29 – Italian Feast Comm. mtg – 6:00 pm
Thurs., Nov. 30 – Full Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Sat., Dec. 2 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade &    Food Drive – 6:30 pm, “White Country Christmas”
Sun., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tues., Dec. 5 – Santa Store
Tues., Dec. 5 – Catholic Schools Wk. mtg – 6:00 pm
            - Reading Counts event planning – 7:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 9 – Eldon Christmas Parade – lineup @ 3:00 pm & parade begins @ 5:00 pm
Wed., Dec. 13 – Parish Penance Service with First Reconciliation – 7:00 pm
Wed., Dec. 20 – Christmas Caroling @ State Capitol   sponsored by Pro-Life – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thurs., Dec. 21 – Christmas Parties – 1:30 pm

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Once again, good luck to all deer hunters!

Friday, November 10, 2017


Friday Newsletter 11-10-17

THE WEEK AHEAD: Canned Food Drive begins!!

Mon -
Tues – 7/8 Field Trip to KRCG, Animal Shelter & Art Museum
        Home & School Potluck & Meeting
        Potluck begins @ 6:30 pm & Meeting begins @ 7:00 pm
Wed
Thurs – NO MASS – Fr. Greg attending NCYC
        Thanksgiving Meal for invited volunteers
        Girls BBall Practice – 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Fri -   DRESS DOWN DAY
        Midquarter

MUFFINS WITH MOM: Thank you moms, for being here with us on Thursday for Mass and fellowship. We hope you enjoyed yourself! The students really love having their parents with them at school for these special days – making memories for a lifetime! We also wish to thank Carla & Marie, for making all those yummy muffins!

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – We will have a Home & School carry in potluck & meeting this Tuesday, November 14th, beginning with the potluck at 6:30 pm, and moving on to a meeting at 7;00. Please all parents come and bring your good ideas and school spirit with you! All attending will receive bonus dress down passes for their children.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE THIS UPCOMING WEEK! – details on reverse.

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning.
  
UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL PRACTICE began last night with a parent meeting & practice. Until further notice, future practices will be on Thursday evenings from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th. Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

GERBES Take Charge of Education funds received this quarter -  $30.49 -  from 9 households who have designated OLOSS to receive funds based on their spending at Gerbes. More info? Log on to Gerbes.com to tie OLOSS to your Gerbes shopping card.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Sunday., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Santa Store
Thurs., Dec. 21 – Christmas Parties – 1:30 pm

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Enjoy your FALL weekend!
Good luck to all deer hunters. Hope to see some pictures on Monday!
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Friday, November 3, 2017


Friday Newsletter 11-3-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:

Mon - NO SCHOOL – Professional Development
Tues
Wed
Thurs – MUFFINS WITH MOM – begins w/8:00 am Mass
        All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
Fri -   Dress Down in RED/WHITE/BLUE or CAMO for VETERANS’ DAY
        Patriotic Rosary – 2:15 @ Flagpole
        (weather permitting) 

MANY THANKS to all who helped this week with Halloween and All Saints Day activities. We would like to thank The Corner Market, Evers Machine, & Mary’s Home Bank for sponsoring the Halloween Walk. For the lights at the cemetery, our thanks go out to Cindy Lepper, Jeremy & Beth Morris, Carla Morris, Marla Kirkweg, & the Cemetery Committee. We put out approximately 600 tea lights, with a donated cost of approximately $220. We received many supportive comments regarding the beautiful lights at the cemetery and plan on making it a new yearly tradition for the school. Thanks to the 7th & 8th graders, who put on a great skit about saints on Wednesday for the school children, and also to the 3rd & 4th grade students, who did such a great job with the All Saints Mass. And we can’t forget to thank our room parents – who always make our classroom parties so much fun!

MUFFINS WITH MOM: Remember, moms, that you are invited to school and Mass THIS THURSDAY, November 9th, for refreshments and fellowship. If mom can’t make it, invite a grandma or a sub-mom. All activities should wind up no later than 10:00 am, and probably before that.

NO SCHOOL this Monday, 11/6/17, due to teacher professional development at Helias.

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning.

2nd PLACE CATHOLIC BOWL!!! Huge congratulations to our JV girls volleyball team, who won 2nd place over the weekend in the annual Catholic Bowl at Helias. The girls won their first two games over the weekend to get to the final two. The girls also won their game last Thursday night. That makes it a season of great ball playing! We are very proud of our LADY COUGARS!

UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL PRACTICE officially begins this week. Since it is no longer open gym, students will not be able to participate unless all required items are turned in. Reminders were sent home on Thursday.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th. Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Sunday., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Santa Store



Friday Newsletter 10-26-17

 THE WEEK AHEAD:

Sat  - JV Volleyball vs. St. Martin – 11:00 am @
         Helias (Catholic Bowl)
Mon -
Tues – Dress Down in Orange/Black
          Halloween Walk begins @ 1:30
          (Students begin changing at 1:00)
          Parties in the classrooms following the Walk
Wed – All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
          All Saints Day activities
          Delta Dental Program – 2:15 in cafeteria
Thurs – All School Mass (Teacher Ministry)
          Student Council Mtg – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Fri -    Dress Down Day
         

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: Students will start getting their costumes on around 1:00 – 1:15 pm. PARENTS- WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 1:00 PM. Room parents, remember, we count on you to plan refreshments and games! And, please – no scary or gory costumes at school. We don’t want to frighten any of the younger students!

HOLY DAY MASS: Wednesday, Nov. 1st, ALL SCHOOL STAFF will be attending Mass. It is the feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Please bring your child directly to church if you are running late, as the school buildings will be locked after 7:50 am. The 3rd & 4th graders will do the ministry for this Mass, and on Thursday, the teachers will do the ministry for the weekly all school Mass.

MUFFINS WITH MOM: Remember, moms, that you are invited to school and Mass on Thursday, November 9th, for refreshments and fellowship. If mom can’t make it, invite a grandma or a sub-mom. All activities should wind up no later than 10:00 am, and probably before that.

SCHOOL ALERTS: Please see information on reverse concerning your preferences for snow day and other type of cancellations & alerts. It is up to each parent to go to OptionC.com to set their own preferences when it comes to alerts via phone, email, texts, etc.

BOX TOPS: Thanks to Missy Evers, for agreeing to take on the job of Box Top submission from Gina Adrian! Thanks to everyone who clips Box Tops and sends them in. The school receives ten cents for every Box Top submitted.  

PICTURE RETAKE/SPORTS/GROUPS: Picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28. We will also take sports pictures and group pictures that morning.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Good luck to the girls, playing their final regular season game tonight, at St. Stanislaus at 7:00 pm against The Kings Academy. And wishing more good luck to them as they participate in the Catholic Bowl this weekend. Their first game is Saturday at 11:00 am against St. Martin, at Helias. They invite all to come on into town to root for them. If they win they will play again at 5:00 that evening. We are looking for some good games girls and we know, win or lose, you will represent OLOS School well!

UNIFORMS: All volleyball players – please return your clean uniform, in a bag, clearly marked with your name on it. We will hold these for group pictures, scheduled for November 28th.

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for Tuesday, December 5th. Please send in any gift items or gift bags that you may want to donate. We always need more dad and boy gifts. We will also need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

LIGHTS AT THE CEMETERY! In observance of All Saints Day, the students will be placing approximately 600 LED candles on the tombstones of our deceased (weather permitting). It is an old German custom to place candles on the graves, to be lighted on All Saints eve and left burning through the night. People call them “lights of the holy souls” (Seelenlichter). So, as you are out trick or treating, notice the cemetery. Weather permitting, you should be able to see quite a sight! Funds for this project were donated, and we will update you next week with more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parties/Parade 1:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Picture Retakes, Sports & Group Pictures
Sunday., Dec. 3 – School Christmas Program – after 10:00 am Mass (make up dates 12/10 & 12/17)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Santa Store

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Enjoy your three-day weekend, students!

Friday, October 20, 2017


Friday Newsletter 10-20-17

THE WEEK AHEAD:


Sun -   First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Mtg – begins with 10:00 am Mass with light meal & meeting afterwards at the school
Mon -
Tues
Wed –    School Spirit Day
Thurs –  All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
          Parent-Teacher conferences 3:30 – 8:00 pm
          JV Girls VBall @ St. Stan. – 7:00 pm
          (vs. The Kings Academy)
Fri -     NO SCHOOL

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES are scheduled for THIS THURSDAY, October 26th. A finalized schedule is in today’s folder. Remember, you must conference with the classroom teacher to receive grade cards this quarter. Also, please be prompt for your conferences. If you need additional time for discussion, please schedule that at a separate time with the classroom teacher.

FANTASY NIGHT WINNERS: A list of winners may be found on the back of these notes. Many thanks to all who supported and helped with major school fundraiser.

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: We will once again get all dressed up in our Halloween costumes and take our annual “Halloween Walk”, trick-or-treating the businesses in town. Students will start getting their costumes on around 1:00 – 1:15 pm.  Room parents, remember, we count on you to plan refreshments and games! And, please – no scary or gory costumes at school. We don’t want to frighten any of the younger students!

ROOM PARENT FOUND: Thanks to Missy Beck for stepping up to be the coordinator for the 7th & 8th grade parties!
  
NO SCHOOL – Friday, October 27th.

BOX TOPS: Please turn in all Box Tops as soon as possible. Gina Adrian will be submitting them November 1st. Since this is Gina’s last year as a parent at OLOS, we are looking for someone to take over Box Top submission. Please contact the office if you could help out.

THANKS to Tracey & Glenn Backes, who volunteered to coordinate concessions and work lists for our athletic program. They are replacing Gina Adrian, who has done this for many years, but is now handing it over, as her last child graduates this spring. We thank her for the years of service and thank Tracey & Glenn for their offer to take this on!

FIRE HOUSE TOURS: We thank the Cole County Fire Protection District for hosting our school children at the fire house for a tour and good information. Some great pictures were taken and can be seen on the reverse side of these notes.

LUNCH BILLS; If you owe for the time period Oct 15-Nov 15, you will find a bill in today’s folder.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: The JV girls won all three sets last night, against the IC, JC Angels. Winning scores were 25-17, 25-13, and 25-19. That gives them a record of five wins, two losses. The girls will be participating in the Catholic Bowl next weekend in Jefferson City. Great job Lady Cougars and good luck as you finish out your regular season next week!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Thurs., Oct. 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 3:30–8:00
Tuesday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parties/Parade 1:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass

Please return your folder on MONDAY. 

Friday, October 13, 2017


Friday Newsletter 10-13-17

THE WEEK AHEAD: Fire Safety Week
Mon -
Tues – End of First Quarter
Wed – Fire Station Visits - am
Thurs – All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
          JV Girls VBall @ IC, JC – 6:00 pm
          (vs. IC Angels)
Fri -    Dress Down Day

FANTASY NIGHT: If you were not able to sign-up to help and are available to work, please contact Robyn Silvey or show up and Robyn will find you a spot. We are still short help on the later shift. We still have tickets for sale, and those can be purchased at Mary’s Home Bank until 11:30 Saturday morning. ALL PARENTS PLEASE COME HELP WASH & WRAP POTATOES AND DECORATE THIS EVENING (FRIDAY), BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM. We are looking for a very successful fundraiser on Saturday and wish to thank everyone for their help and support!

DONUTS WITH DAD: It was really great to see all the dads (and dad subs) in attendance at Mass and at the reception on Thursday. Each class presented a short skit for their dads, and everyone really enjoyed the morning! Thanks to all for supporting OLOS School where WE LOVE OUR DADS!

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES are scheduled for October 26th. A finalized schedule will be sent out next Friday. For those who have not returned the sign-up, you will find a tentative schedule in today’s folder. Please pick an open slot and return. Remember, you must conference with the classroom teacher to receive grade cards this quarter.

PICTURE MORNING this week was a little hectic, due to the accident that the Vandikes were involved in, but we had great help! Thanks so much to Roselyn Wood, who helped unload kids, and stayed to help with pictures as well, to Robyn Silvey, for manning the door, to Ashley Kempker for being moved from picture day help to subbing in the 5/6 classroom for the morning, and to Cindy McKenna, for helping with pictures. It all worked out and we are just so glad that no one was injured!

FIRE SAFETY WEEK is this week. To go along with the theme of the week, all students will have the opportunity to walk with their class across the street to learn more about the fire house, fire truck, and the firefighters’ job. A PERMISSION FORM IS IN TODAY’S FOLDER. A SECOND FORM WILL NOT BE SENT HOME. IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT RETURN HIS/HERS, THEY WILL REMAIN AT SCHOOL. PLEASE FILL OUT COMPLETELY.

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: It is time to start thinking about the classroom parties and parade. We will once again get all dressed up in our Halloween costumes and take our annual “Halloween Walk”, trick-or-treating the businesses in town. Students will start getting their costumes on around 1:00 – 1:15 pm.  Room parents, remember, we count on you to plan refreshments and games! And, please – no scary or gory costumes at school. We don’t want to frighten any of the younger students!

ROOM PARENT NEEDED: The 7th & 8th grade classroom is in need of a room parent to coordinate the class parties. This person does not necessarily have to attend the parties, they would just need to coordinate with other parents for refreshments.

BOX TOPS: Please turn in all Box Tops as soon as possible. Gina Adrian will be submitting them November 1st. Since this is Gina’s last year as a parent at OLOS, we are looking for someone to take over Box Top submission. Please contact the office if you could help out.

ALSO NEEDED, for the same reason as above, is someone to replace Gina as the athletic coordinator for refreshments and game workers. Gina’s job is actually done, because she has no-one playing basketball this fall, but she says she would be willing to work with someone (4, 5, 6 girls parent(s)) to train. Please contact the office with your offer to help.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Last night the girls won overall, taking two sets out of three, against previously undefeated I. C., Loose Creek. Scores were 28-16 (win in overtime), a loss on the 2nd set, and 18-10 (win with time running out). These girls are really having a great season and are making us very proud! Great job Lady Cougars!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Saturday, Oct. 14 - $10,000 Fantasy Night
Thurs., Oct. 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 3:30–8:00
Tuesday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parties/Parade 1:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass

Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Good luck to all Fantasy Night ticket holders!
Let’s all work together this weekend in good spirit to support our great little school!

Friday, October 6, 2017


Friday Newsletter 10-6-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - Achievement Test Make-up
Tues – School Portrait Day – dress up for school pictures
          Achievement Test Make-up
Wed – PK/2nd to Pumpkin Cave & Lake Ozark Library
Thurs – All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
          Donuts with Dad – begins with 8:00 am Mass and then come over to school for fun & fellowship!
          JV Girls VBall @ St. Thomas –
          6:00 pm (vs IC, Loose Creek)
Fri -    Dress Down Day

DONUTS WITH DAD THIS WEEK! Dads – please join your child at Mass at 8:00 am and then come on over to school for donuts and fellowship. Each class will have a short presentation for their dads. We should be finished up no later than 10:00 am. Hope to see all dads (or dad “subs”) here on Thursday!

HELP NEEDED: We are looking for one or two volunteers to help with the Donuts with Dad reception – just to help with drinks, donuts, and clean-up. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out on Thursday. Thank you!

FANTASY NIGHT: Finalized work list should be found in today’s folder. If you were not able to sign-up and are available to work, please contact Robyn Silvey or the school office. There are still tickets to sell. At last count, we had approximately 220 of the 300 tickets turned in as sold. We appreciate all efforts to sell tickets and all the help with this event! If you need more tickets, contact one of the main ticket holders.  Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE sign-ups are in today’s folder for Preschoolers, and K-8. Please fill these out and return by Monday, Oct. 16. Slots are filled on a first returned, first reserved basis.
SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY: This Tuesday, October 10th – 8:00 am. This is a “dress up” day (jeans may be worn). Thanks to Ashley Kempker and Cindy McKenna for offering to help with this.  PICTURE PACKETS WERE SENT HOME LAST WEEK. PLEASE RETURN ON MONDAY, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ORDERING (MARK ENVELOPE) If ordering online, the envelope still needs to be filled out with the online order number. Please note only those ordering PACKAGES 1-8 OR THE PICK 4 WILL RECEIVE THE 2017-18 YEARBOOK WITH THE ORDER. YOU MAY ORDER THE YEARBOOK SEPARATELY FOR $10, AS SHOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM.

HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: It is time to start thinking about the classroom parties and parade. We will once again get all dressed up in our Halloween costumes and take our annual “Halloween Walk”, trick-or-treating the businesses in town. Students will start getting their costumes on around 1:00 – 1:15 pm.  A PERMISSION FORM IS IN TODAY’S FOLDER. PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM, COMPLETELY FILLED OUT, TO THE OFFICE IN THIS FOLDER. Room parents, remember, we count on you to plan refreshments and games! And, please – no scary or gory costumes at school. We don’t want to frighten any of the younger students!

ROOM PARENT NEEDED: The 7th & 8th grade classroom is in need of a room parent to coordinate the class parties. This person does not necessarily have to attend the parties, they would just need to coordinate with other parents for refreshments.

SHIRT ORDERS FROM STEPHS TEES should be here by Tuesday.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: The girls won ALL THREE SETS last night against St. Joe, JC, with scores of 25-18, 25-13 & 25-12. Wow! We are so proud of you! Go Lady Cougars!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day
Thursday, Oct 12 – Donuts with Dad
Saturday, Oct. 14 - $10,000 Fantasy Night
Tuesday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parties/Parade 1:30 pm
Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 29, 2017


Friday Newsletter 9-29-17


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon - Achievement Testing – Grades 3-8
          Student Council Mtg – 3-4 pm
Tues –   Achievement Testing
Wed – Achievement Testing
Thurs – No Mass
         Living Rosary taping @ 8:00 am
         Achievement Testing
         JV Girls VBall @ St. Joe, JC –
         6:00 pm (vs St. Joe, JC)
Fri -    Achievement Testing
         Dress Down Day

ACHIEVEMENT TESTING: The 3rd through 8th grade students will be doing Achievement testing next week, during the morning hours. These students will be provided a snack throughout the morning. However, as with any time, it is important for your student to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast each day.

PROGRESS REPORTS were available last week. 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. If you have not already done so, 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. If teachers have not received your form, they will contact you next week.

DONUTS WITH DAD! Dads – please mark your October calendar for the 12th. You can join your child at Mass at 8:00 am and then come on over to school for donuts and fellowship. Each class will have a short presentation for their dads. We should be finished up no later than 10:00 am. Hope to see all dads (or dad “subs”) here that Thursday!

MANY THANKS to Stacy Schrimpf – for keeping the bulletin board outside the offices current with her great artistic talent, and Emily Schulte – for lending her expertise during the health checks last week. We couldn’t do it without you!

FANTASY NIGHT: Work list sign ups were sent home last Friday. If you did not return yours, please contact the school office or Robyn Silvey to sign up. 23 or the 39 school families returned the sign up. It will take ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES to help with this event. The finalized work list will be sent home in next week’s folder. Also, please get out and sell those tickets! With fewer families this year we have to all kick in and do more. At last count, approximately 170 of the 300 tickets have been turned in as sold. We appreciate all efforts to sell tickets and all the help with this event! If you need more tickets, contact one of the main ticket holders.  Main ticket holders are: Mark Adrian, Monica Bittle, Ashley Groose, Ashley Kempker, Melissa Koetting, Shannon Lage, Mary’s Home Bank, and the school office.

SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY: Tuesday, October 10th – 8:00 am. We are in need of ONE volunteer to help with pictures that day. The volunteer will receive a $25 voucher that can be used towards the purchase of portraits. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out. PICTURE PACKETS ARE IN TODAY’S FOLDER. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE RETURN PACKETS WITH THIS FRIDAY FOLDER, ALONG WITH PAYMENT. You may also PREPAY ONLINE, but the order envelope still needs to be filled out with the online order number. Please note only those ordering PACKAGES 1-8 OR THE PICK 4 WILL RECEIVE THE 2017-18 YEARBOOK WITH THE ORDER. YOU MAY ORDER THE YEARBOOK SEPARATELY FOR $10, AS SHOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM.

NO MASS: There will be NO ALL SCHOOL MASS on Thursday, Oct. 5th. However, the students and staff will be participating in a Living Rosary, for the intention of Father Pat’s health, and this will be recorded and given to Father Pat to view.  The students will be in full dress code, with no hoodies, jackets, etc., so that they look nice for the video.

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: The girls continue to play hard this season. Unfortunately, they took an overall loss last night against St. George. They did win their first set, 25-18, then lost their second and third, with the last set running out of time – a nail-biter – 19-21. So close! Go Lady Cougars!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Oct 2-6 – Achievement Testing – Grades 3-8
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day
Thursday, Oct 12 – Donuts with Dad