Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Newsletter 9-22-17

Mon -
Wed – September School Spirit Dress Down Day
Thurs – All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
          JV Girls VBall @ St. Joe, Westphalia –
          6:00 pm (vs St. George)
Fri -    Dress Down Day

PROGRESS REPORTS: Today in this folder you will find your child’s midterm report or a sign-off sheet. Students in Grades K-2 receive a mid-term report and students’ reports in Grades 3-8 are to be viewed online at, with our school code – 8085 – and your individual username and password. Please sign & 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.

MORE BOOK FAIR NEWS: OLOS School sold over $1600 in books at the book fair last week. Those sales made it possible for our classrooms to receive over $600 in books. That’s a great total for our little school! Congrats to the 2nd graders, for winning book fair bingo on Friday! They each received a candy bar or candy of their choice. Also, thanks so much to the 6th, 7th, & 8th graders who helped with the book fair last Tuesday evening. We couldn’t have done it without you!

DONUTS WITH DAD! Looking ahead to our next event: 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. Hope to see all dads (or dad “subs”) here that Thursday!

DRESS DOWN DAYS: There will be a SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY this Wednesday, September 27. Remember, students may only dress down if they wear the official school spirit shirt, purchased through Steph’s Tees. Old Reading Counts shirts, volleyball nor basketball tees are acceptable, and parents will be called to bring their child different clothing. If you do not have the official spirit t-shirt, then follow normal dress code. All length and sleeve requirements remain in force.

FANTASY NIGHT: Today, in this folder, you will find the work list sign up. It will take ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES to help with this event. Please return on Monday!  Also, please get out and sell those tickets! With only 39 school families this year we have to all kick in and do more. About half 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 voucher that can be used towards the purchase of portraits. Please contact Rosie if you are able to help out.

NO MASS: There will be NO ALL SCHOOL MASS on Thursday, Oct. 5th. However, the 2nd through 8th graders 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 practice at 9;00 am on Sept. 28 and will make the recording at 8:00 am on Oct 5th. Children’s prayers are powerful, so we hope that the more we pray, the sooner Father Pat will be back with us!

HEALTH CHECKS:  Students grades K-8 had health checks performed by Miller Co. Health Dept. last week. If there were any concerns, you will find notice in today’s folder.

4,5,6 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM: OLOS School will have one basketball team forming this Fall, a 4-6 girls team. We are looking for a coach or coaches for this team. Please contact Mr. Vandike with your offer to help. Students in 7th & 8th grades, who were interested in playing, are playing on the Honey Creek team.

VOLLEYBALL WINS! The girls won all three sets last night against Trinity, with scores of 25-16, 25-22, & 25-13. What a great set of games, girls! Go Lady Cougars!

REMINDER TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS BRINGING LUNCHES FROM HOME:  Please see that your child’s lunch has everything they need for their meal – drinks, plates, utensils, condiments, napkins. The lunch program cannot afford to supply these things if the student is not buying the daily lunch.

LUNCH NOTICE: For students purchasing daily lunches: Students may choose a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in lieu of the main entrée if they have a note from home. They must bring a note on the day that the substitution is desired and must present it to the classroom teacher first thing in the morning. Please note that the “main entrée” is the protein item. For example, if our meal is vegetable soup with grilled cheese & string cheese, the substitution would be for the cheese sandwich & string cheese, not for the vegetable soup.

READING COUNTS SHIRTS may be worn any day in lieu of normal dress code shirts. They do not have to be tucked in. Your child will receive a shirt when he/she has earned 75 Reading Counts points.

DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NOTES: Thursdays, 9:00 am. All non-school related flyers need to be copied ahead of time on paper. The school cannot afford to supply paper for outside events). Upon approval by the principal, the information will then be placed in the Friday folder as a courtesy. It is not appropriate for the school to send out extraneous information that can be handled other ways. Also, if you have items for the Friday notes, please write these items up, send them in, or email them to (call to let me know you have emailed please). I don’t mind doing a little editing and rewording, but the bulk of the item should be outlined with details.

OLOS SCHOOL AND FACEBOOK: Did you know that OLOSS is on Facebook? Search for Our Lady of the Snows Home & School Association and request to join. This group is open to all school families, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. It is a way to connect about all school related events and activities.

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL: We do not have a “stock supply” of medications for students. You may choose to send in a pain reliever or other types of medicine for your child. Make sure to clearly mark the container(s), and send a note giving staff permission to dispense the medication, with explicit dosage instructions and dosage cups/spoons. These will be locked up in the office. Sometimes having medicine available here for your child can mean not having to come after him/her or making a special trip to bring medications.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR THURSDAY MASS: Each Thursday, the students have the opportunity to place their offering in the collection. If you need collection envelopes at home, please let us know & some will be sent home. We also have them available in the cafeteria for student use.

HOMEWORK can only be picked up between 3:00 and 3:15 each day for students who have been absent. Requests can be made to send work home with siblings or others. Please specifically request homework when calling in your child’s absence if you so prefer. Some parents prefer to not have the homework, especially if their child is still feeling poorly.

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Save any used print cartridges, laser or jet, fax cartridges, etc, and send them in to school or leave in the church vestibule in the box so marked.
-Save those “Box Tops” found on many, many groceries & other misc. items – worth 10 cents each.
We are no longer saving Best Choice UPCs.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES/GET TOGETHERS: If your child is inviting children to a party from school, and is not including either the entire class, or all the girls, or all the boys, it is not appropriate to pass out invitations at school. To do this causes hurt feelings with some students. We know that this is not intentional, but it happens. If all are not invited (or all the girls or all the boys) then invitations must be handled outside of school. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

Oct 2-6 – Achievement Testing – Grades 3-8
Tuesday, Oct 10 – School Portrait Day
Thursday, Oct 12 – Donuts with Dad
Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Have a great weekend!

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