Friday Newsletter 3-31-17
SPELLING BEE PARTICIPANTS; We wish good luck to the fifteen students participating in the Spelling Bee this Tuesday. They are: Deanna Backes, Emma Goetz, Garet Wood, Bella Groose, Aly Haeffner, Ethan Schulte, Jordan Bittle, Grace Groose, Sarray Schulte, Macy Adrian, Sara Beck, Gracie Evers, Kayla Bond, Devin Haeffner, & Gavin Wood. We know you will represent OLOS School very well! We thank Monica Bittle, Kathleen Haeffner, & Tracey Backes for driving our students on Tuesday. We will be leaving promptly at 8:00 am and return at 3:00 pm.
EGG HUNT: We are planning our annual Easter Egg Hunt for students on Wednesday, April 12th. Each family should send in one dozen candy-filled plastic eggs for each child in school in grades PK-6th – in a bag marked with your child’s name. The 7th & 8th graders will be hiding the eggs for the classes, so you may remember them with some treats as well. Please do not fill eggs with chocolate or anything that would melt. We also have students with peanut allergies so we ask that no peanut products be sent. YOU CAN NOW SEND THESE INTO THE CLASSROOM. Thanks so much!
PRESCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED: Our Lady of Snows Catholic School is seeking a Preschool Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Interested applicants are asked to contact Josh Vandike at 498-3574.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School is seeking a Middle School Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Interested applicants are asked to contact Josh Vandike at 498-3574.
8th GRADE PICTURES: The date for 8th grade pictures has been set for Friday, April 7th, with a rainout date of Friday, April 28th. The permission form is in today’s folder. Please return on Monday. Thanks to Kim Evers & Stacey Evers for volunteering to drive. The students will go to the Capitol/Governor’s Gardens first, go to Runge, then eat at Pizza Hut (or vice-versa, as time allows). If your 8th grader has a special prop (hat, basketball, baseball bat, scarf, jacket, helmet, etc.) they can bring it along for pictures. Each eighth grader should send in 8 pictures from home for the slide show, from babyhood progressing up to present day, marked in order. Please send these to the office by Monday April 10th. You may also email these to Kim @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
8TH GRADE GRADUATION DRESS CODE: Boys – dress pants, collared shirt, dress shoes, tie is optional; Girls – dresses, no more than two inches above the knee, no spaghetti straps showing (may wear shawl to cover). Students will be wearing cap/gown through Mass and throughout the awards ceremony & for pictures.
READING COUNTS NEWS: The date for the Reading Counts field trip is set for Monday, May 8, 2017, a state worker holiday. Tentative plans for the Lake Ozark area include enjoying a movie of our choice at the Lodge of Four Season in the morning (all grades), a picnic lunch, then splitting up in the afternoon. The PK – 2 grades will be visiting the Funny Farm petting zoo, and the 3-8 grades will be playing Lazer Tag. We will need MANY DRIVERS for this trip, so please save the date! The Reading Counts 200-point firm deadline has been extended to Monday, April 24th, the day we come back from Easter break.
PRESCHOOL READING COUNTS TRIP: Since the Reading Counts trip has been scheduled for a Monday, the preschoolers will be able to participate. They will not be charged the daily fee for the additional day.
SCRIP: SCRIP orders for physical gift card orders are placed on the 3rd weekend of each month. If you would like to order SCRIP gift cards you can place your order forms with payment in the collection basket at Mass or you can return your order form with payment with your Friday folder on Monday morning. Orders will be taken to the Parish office. Gift cards can then be sent home with your child or picked up at the Parish office. There are also SCRIP cards available in stock in the Parish office. If you have any problems getting cards, or have any questions, please call the Parish office or you can call Brittany Goetz at 573-291-8246.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS: Freshman Orientation will take place at Cole R-V High School on April 26th, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, beginning in the Performing Arts Center. See letter in today’s folder. Counselors will be visiting our 8th graders here at OLOSS, at 1:30 am on Wednesday, April 5th to help them get oriented and plan their classes. Parent are welcome and encouraged to attend.
BEST CHOICE: We are still a few labels short for a submission of Best Choice labels. Please send any in that you may have on hand. Thanks for participating in this and the Box Tops program!
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Each Friday during Lent, the students will be attending Stations at 2:15. If you (or grandparents) are attending, and would like to leave from church with your child, please send a note so that they can bring their bookbag with them to church.
CRS RICE BOWL: The Rice Bowl you received a few weeks ago can be utilized as a Lenten tool to devote our prayers, fasting, and almsgiving to transform the lives of those most in need. There is a Lenten calendar inside, videos available, and also an app to get Lenten inspiration right on your phone. You will find information about all these things inside the Bowl. PRAYER. FAST. GIVE.
CINNAMON ROLLS! Today, in this folder, you will find order forms for a cinnamon roll fundraiser sponsored by the youth in our parish attending the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indiana this fall. Please support their fundraising efforts by returning the form, with payment, in this folder to the office. We will pass your order on to those in charge. Thank you!
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: The last day of school for the 2016-17 school year will be Thursday, May 18th. This will be a half-day of school, dismissing at 12:00 Noon. Lunch will be served but extended care WILL NOT be offered. The AWARDS CEREMONY will be at 9:30 am.
FIELD DAY: OLOSS will have a field day the morning of Wednesday, May 17th. This will be a dress down day and it should be a fun day for the students to end up the school year!
NO MASS: We will not have Mass this week. Father has not been feeling well and will be resting. We hope he feels better soon!
Please return your folder on MONDAY.