Monday, April 24, 2017


Friday Newsletter 4-7-17

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun –   NCYC Cinnamon Roll Sales
Mon -
Tues
Wed –  Dress Down in Pastels Day
          Easter Eggs Hunt – (during special classes)
          2nd Grade Play @ 2:30 pm
          Progress Reports Available
          Sketch Practice 3-4 pm
Thurs – NO SCHOOL – HOLY THURSDAY
Fri -    NO SCHOOL – GOOD FRIDAY

EGG HUNT THIS WEDNESDAY! We are planning our annual Easter Egg Hunt for students this 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. PLEASE SEND THESE INTO THE CLASSROOM ON MONDAY!. Thanks so much!

REGISTRATION PACKETS: Registration packets for the 2017-18 school year will be sent home in your Friday folder next Wednesday. THEY ARE DUE BACK TO THE OFFICE ON MONDAY, APRIL 24TH, THE DAY WE RETURN FROM EASTER BREAK. THIS WILL BE DRESS DOWN DAY FOR ALL FAMILIES COMING IN WITH THEIR COMPLETED PACKETS IN HAND.

LOOKING AHEAD: Since there will be no notes going home on Wednesday, due to the short week, please pay attention to the calendar, with Sketch Day, 5-8 Field trips, & 4-6 Track & Field Day all occurring the last week of the month.

SPELLING BEE PARTICIPANTS; The Spelling Bee students did a great job. There were 16 schools participating this year, so it was a pretty good competition.   Great job to 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. Special recognition goes to Sara Beck, 7th grade, for placing third in her grade category. Way to go, Sara!
READING COUNTS NEWS: 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 of our choice at the Lodge of Four Season in the morning (all grades), a picnic lunch 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. We will need MANY DRIVERS for this trip, so please save the date! If it happens to be a rainy afternoon, the PK-2 will come back to school for fun & games instead. 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: 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.

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.

FUN & FITNESS! The 4th, 5th, & 6th graders will be participating in Track & Field Day at Cole R-V on Friday, April 28th. Cole R-V invited OLOSS, Immanuel Lutheran, Honeycreek, Russellville & Tuscumbia schools to participate in this day-long event. Sounds like good fun and we thank them for the invitation!

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.

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!

CRS RICE BOWL:  You may turn your Rice Bowls in after Easter in the main vestibule of church or send to the office & we will get them to the parish office for you. Thanks for your participation!

CINNAMON ROLLS! Please support the cinnamon roll fundraiser on Sunday sponsored by the youth in our parish attending the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indiana this fall. Stop in for a roll, some coffee, and fellowship!

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!
   
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Mon., April 24 – Reading Counts Deadline
Tues., April 25 – Sketch Day
Wed., April 26 – School Spirit Day
Thurs., April 27 – 5-8 Field Trip
Fri., April 28  - Track & Field Day @ Cole R-V (4-6)
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.
Wishing everyone an early “Happy Easter” and a very enjoyable extended Easter Break. Please pray for your teachers, who will be attending the National Catholic Educational Association National Convention in St. Louis during Easter week!



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