Friday Newsletter 10-12-18
DADS JOIN US! This Wednesday, October 17th, all dads are invited to gather for Mass, enjoy “donuts with dad”, and have some fun! Students may sit with dad in church if they so wish. If dad can’t make it Wednesday morning, grandpa or any other special person may join your child. We will conclude around 9:45-10:00 am.
PARENT-TEACHER SIGN-UP: Today, in this folder, you will find a sign-up sheet for parent teacher conferences. Preschool parents should find a sign up as well. Please put child’s name beside your 1st & 2nd choice. Grade cards will only be available this quarter through conference with the classroom teacher.
SCHOOL PICTURES: We now have school pictures set up for Tuesday, October 23rd. Dwayne Blackwell of D & J Photography, Russellville, MO is taking our pictures this year. The price list/order form is enclosed in today’s folder. Please return these, with payment attached, as soon as possible. Photos will have a grey background. Additional help will not be needed this year. Mr. Blackwell assures us that it will only take a few days for you to receive your child’s photos. Something new this year is the opportunity to purchase the “extras” without having to purchase a packet first. We are excited to offer this new photo opportunity, with lower prices, to our school families. Yearbooks will be offered, but we will compile these through an online company and offer them for sale through a different order form later in the year.
FANTASY NIGHT WORK LISTS were sent home last week. If your name did not appear on the list, and you are able to work, please just show up and help where needed/ask Robyn Silvey. Preparation begins tonight (Friday night) at 6:30. All help is needed for preparation, the event, and for cleanup after the event. Remember, it takes all school families to make this fundraiser a success. There are still several tickets for sale. Please direct anyone interested in tickets to Mary’s Home Bank before 11:00 am on Saturday morning. After that time, please contact Robyn Silvey or Mr. Vandike for tickets.
SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store again this December, and are asking for donations. Donated items may be new or gently used - items for moms, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc. We usually run short on men and boy items. Please send any donation anytime. Thank you very much!
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: The date has been set for the school Christmas program – Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am.
HOME & SCHOOL MEETING: The first Home & School meeting will be Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30. Fr. Alex wishes to address ALL SCHOOL PARENTS at the first H & S meeting. Please make plans now to attend this mandatory meeting. THERE WILL NOT BE A POTLUCK DINNER – JUST THE MEETING.
EXTENDED CARE FAMILIES: As stated on the yearly calendar, provided at Open House, there will be no extended care services this Friday afternoon, October 19th, but it will be available to those who normally attend in the morning.
HALLOWEEN PARTIES/PARADE: On Wednesday, Oct. 31st, the students will be able to dress down in orange and black and then be able to change into their Halloween costumes around 1:15 that afternoon before the Halloween walk. PLEASE NO SCARY OR GORY COSTUMES!!! If your child’s costume is deemed inappropriate, they will not be allowed to wear the costume in the walk/party. Regarding the dress down in orange/black day – we do have MASS that morning. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING IS APPROPRIATE FOR MASS. IF WEARING A HALLOWEEN SHIRT, IT SHOULD NOT HAVE VAMPIRES, GHOSTS, WITCHES, OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE ON THE SHIRT. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT IT IS APPROPRIATE – DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO WEAR IT. Thank you, in advance, for abiding by these requests.
ROOM PARENTS: Last week you received a list of room parents. Please feel free to reach out to ALL classroom parents for needed items, possibly going down the class list and dividing up responsibilities for the three parties. Halloween parties should begin after the “walk”, usually around 2:00 pm, on Oct. 31st. Thanks for all you do in making our classroom parties so much fun!
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 10/5 were: PK – Esdon Koetting – hugging a friend & telling them sorry, K – Oliver Hagenhoff – sharing toys at recess, 1st – Abby Eickhoff – sharing toys at recess, 2nd – Gus Pringer – helping another student catch up with work, 3rd – Alex Hagenhoff – offering to referee basketball/keeping it fair, 4th – Trenton Lage – assisting & playing basketball with younger students, 5th – Ben Goetz – great attitude & smile for everyone, 6th – Garet Wood – being willing to help others & making everyone laugh, 7th – Ayden Schulte – for helping pick up tape that Mrs. Werdehausen dropped. 8th – Matthew Beck – good sportsmanship during Capture the Flag. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. (Note – the first student listed in each grade is kindness noted by the classroom teacher. If any additional are listed, they have been noted by other members of the staff.) Great job, students!
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Like last year, the school children will be placing the lights (tea lights) on all the stone markers in the cemetery on the eve of All Saints (Halloween), to stay lit through All Souls. FATHER ALEX WILL LEAD THE PROCESSION TO THE CEMETARY, WITH THE LITANY OF THE SAINTS, AFTER MASS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US.! This activity goes back to a tradition originating in Germany where people lit candles and placed them on the graves of their loved ones, letting them burn throughout the night before All Saints, representing the “light of the holy souls”. We do this entirely through donated funds. Last year, if you saw this on the night of Halloween, you know what a spectacular sight it was. We received many positive comments from the community!
VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Congratulations to the girls on winning BOTH MATCHES last night at St. Martin’s. Set scores against St. Martin’s were 29-27, 25-19, & 13-25. Set scores when playing Trinity were 25-13, 25-17, & 15-25. Way to go, Lady Cougars! We are PROUD of you!
LOCAL WELLNESS POLICY: OLOS School has an established wellness policy, which is available to the public, and is on file in the school office. It may be viewed during school hours.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!