Friday, April 28, 2017


Friday Newsletter 4-30-17

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun –   First Eucharist Practice – approx. 8:45 am
          (after First Mass)
Mon -
Tues – Vocation Presentation from diocese (am)
          Student Council – 3-4 pm
Wed –  Vocation Day for 6th graders at St. Joseph
Thurs – No Mass
Fri -    DRESS DOWN DAY

READING COUNTS NEWS: IF YOUR CHILD QUALIFIED, HE/SHE BROUGHT HOME A DRIVER/PARENT PARTICIPATION FORM ON WEDNESDAY. From what we have received so far, we do not have nearly enough drivers, but many have not been returned. Please RETURN THESE ON MONDAY! (If we don’t have yours, another can be found in this folder.) The date for the Reading Counts field trip is set for Monday, May 8, 2017, a state worker holiday. Plans for the Lake Ozark area include enjoying a movie that we provide (must pass Catholic guidelines) at the Lodge of Four Season in the morning (all grades), a picnic lunch (provided by the lunch room, with option for sack lunch students to purchase as well) at the Funny Farm for all, then splitting up in the afternoon. The PK – 2 grades will be staying at the Funny Farm petting zoo, and the 3-8 grades will be playing Lazer Tag. If it happens to be a rainy afternoon, the PK-2 will come back to school for fun & games instead.  Of course, for those staying at the Funny Farm, please dress appropriately for the weather. All students should wear tennis shoes on this trip. There will be no cost for students for this trip, but parents attending the Funny Farm will need to pay $8 for entrance (at the farm). EXCEPTION:  IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD WANTS TO OPT FOR A POPCORN/DRINK COMBINATION AT THE LODGE– WHICH WILL BE $5 CASH (this will be a can of soda/small bag popcorn (4 c.). We must have popcorn/soda money ahead, as they will be preparing ONLY WHAT WE PREORDER. Early next week we will get the permission forms ready, so be expecting them, and you will also be able to place your $5 cash to this form. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS COMING HOME AND FOLLOW ALL STEPS. THIS IS A BIG TRIP & VERY HARD TO COORDINATE SINCE WE HAVE SO MANY DRIVERS. PLEASE RETURN ALL FORMS AS THEY ARE REQUESTED. THANK YOU!

STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING the Reading Counts trip will have a normal day of school, with a teacher in attendance. Students will be responsible for all assignments as part of their grade.

PRESCHOOL READING COUNTS TRIP: Although 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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKETCH DAY PARTICIPANTS who made a great showing for our school. 2nd place winners were Kayla Bond and Devin Haeffner. 3rd place winners were Hannah Evers & Gracie Evers. Other participants were Gavin Wood, Sara Beck, Tori Evers, Elizabeth Kliethermes & Macy Adrian. All did a very good job and we are proud of you! If you have an opportunity to visit school, their pictures are on display in the school cafeteria.

FIRST EUCHARSIT PRACTICE CHANGE: Practice has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 30th, after the first Mass, and should begin sometime around 8:45 am.

UNPAID FEES: As we approach the end of the year, we would like to remind all families that final grade cards (and transfer of records, graduation diplomas) will only be issued to students whose fees are paid in full. This includes, but is not limited to: sustaining fees, lost library books fees, preschool and extended care fees, school support, lunch fees, rule violation fees, lost textbook fees, etc.

MRS. MARIE IS RETIRING! OLOS School will host a retirement party for Mrs. Marie the afternoon of May 17th, at approximately 2:15 pm. Please show your appreciation to Mrs. Marie for her years of service to OLOS School. We will miss her greatly!

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. Students will be treated to a special picnic lunch – grilled hot dogs, chips, and an ice-cream treat (a treat from an anonymous parishioner!). Sack lunch students will have the option to purchase lunch that day.

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.

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 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.

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!

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.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Wed., May 3 – 6th Grade Vocation Day
Sat., May 6 – Preschool Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass
Sun., May 7 – First Eucharist – 10:00 am Mass
Mon., May 8 – Reading Counts trip (PK-8)
Sat., May 13 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass
Wed., May 17 – Field Day (am)
Thurs., May 18 – Last Day of School – Awards 9:30 am
                                     

Please return your folder on MONDAY. 

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