Friday, December 1, 2017


Friday, December 1, 2017


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sat – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – meet @
KC Ballpark after Mass – 6:00 pm,
parade begins @ 6:30 pm
Sun – OLOSS Christmas Program – after 10:00
am Mass
Mon – Student Council mtg – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
            Christmas Parade Practice – 6:30 pm
Tues - Santa Store
        Catholic Schools Week mtg – 6:00 pm
        Reading Cts end of year mtg – 7:00 pm
       
Wed - St. Nicholas Feast Day
Thur – All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
        Christmas Parade Practice – 6:30 pm
        4-6 Girls BBall Practice – 6:15-7:30 pm
Fri -   All School Mass (Teacher Ministry)
        Holy Day of Obligation – “Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary”
Sat – Eldon Christmas Parade – all riders be @ float by 4:30 pm

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE is tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 2. We ask that all riders meet at the KC ball park after Mass, around 6:00 pm. The parade begins at 6:30 pm. As of today, we only were sure that there are two or three riders, so if you are able to participate and/or bring candy, it would be much appreciated.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: This Sunday, December 3, after the 10:00 am Mass. Your child should dress in their Sunday best or school dress code, unless the classroom teacher has otherwise indicated. ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS! All students meet after Mass in the cafeteria & parents please proceed to the gym. The only exception is the preschool class, who should all go to the classroom to get ready. Home & School officers and School Board members are asked to host the refreshments (cookies & drinks). Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING, this Monday, Dec. 4th. Members will decorate for Christmas and set up the Santa Store for Tuesday. We will be finished by 4:00 pm

SANTA STORE: We have scheduled the Santa Store for this 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 need volunteers to help with bagging, wrapping, and shopping. IN FACT, WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS – PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS ABLE TO HELP. STUDENT GIFT TAGS ARE BEING SENT HOME TODAY AND MUST BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED ON MONDAY! Thanks for your help in making this a very fun activity for our students!

FRIDAY/HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: On Friday, ALL SCHOOL STAFF will be attending Mass. Please, if your child is late (after 7:50 am) bring him/her directly to church, as all school doors will be locked. We will be celebrating a very special occasion along with the Holy Day. Rylie Balkenbush (4th grade) & Aliyah Talledo (6th grade) will be receiving their First Eucharist at this Mass. Their families are treating the entire school to donuts after Mass in the school cafeteria. We congratulate these girls as they reach this most important milestone in their Catholic life!

ELDON PARADE: OLOSS will also have a float in the Eldon Parade next Saturday. Line-up begins @ 3:00 pm, and we are asking that all students/parents please meet at the float at 4:30 pm. The parade begins at 5:00 pm. If your child is riding the float, please send a note back on Monday in this folder. All candy appreciated.

CHRISTMAS CAROL PRACTICE for the Eldon Parade will be on Monday & Thursday, Dec. 4th & 7th, at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Joan Doerhoff will lead these practices.
  
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.

PULL THOSE BOX TOPS! With all the Christmas baking and family meals this time of year, make sure you are pulling off those “Box Tops” from General Mills products. We are low on submissions this go around, so we would like EVERYONE to start sending those in. Look at it this way - every time you throw one away, you are throwing a dime in the trash can! Our next submission will be at the end of February.

GUN RAFFLE: If you need additional tickets contact Josh Vandike, Jay Harms, or Greg Koetting. Mr. V’s tickets are available at the office, along with more flyers, if you need those.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING @ CAPITOL plans for Dec. 20th are on hold until we receive more information.

ROOM PARENTS: Christmas classroom parties are planned for 1:30 PM on Thursday, December 21st. We count on you to make our parties a success, providing/planning for refreshments and games. A list of room parents may be found below. Thank you!

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.

ITALIAN FEAST THEMES: All families are asked to donate items to their child’s classroom basket in preparation for the Italian Feast/Silent Auction on Feb. 3, 2018. The items should be of at least $5 value. As an alternative, you may choose to send in money, and let the classroom teacher shop for you. Please send items in as soon as possible. Themes are as follows:
PK:           Car Cleaning Kit
K/1:         Farm Toys/Farm Animals/Horses
2:             A Day in the Park
3/4:        Game Night
5/6:         Family Fun Night
7/8:         A Day at the Spa



MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
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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