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!

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