Friday, October 12, 2018


Friday Newsletter 10-12-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Fri -   Fantasy Night Prep.- 6:30 pm
Sat   OLOSS $10,000 Fantasy Night
Mon
Tues DESE Review/Lunch Program
        End of First Quarter
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (5/6 Ministry)
        Donuts with Dad begins with 8:00 am Mass with fun & fellowship following at school
Thur JV Vball @ St. Martin – 7:00 pm (vs. St. Francis)
 Fri SCHOOL DISMISSES @ 12:00 NOON
        Lunch is served
NO PM EXTENDED CARE SERVICES due to Teacher Inservice
        Dress Down Day


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.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Sat. Oct. 13   Fantasy Night
Wed., Oct. 17 Donuts with Dad
Tues., Oct. 23 School Pictures taken
                    Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed., Oct 31  Lights of the Holy Souls Procession - am
         Halloween Parade & Parties – 1:30 pm
Wed., Nov. 14 – Muffins with Mom
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd



PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!




Friday, October 5, 2018


Friday Newsletter 10-5-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Columbus Day
Tues
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (7/8 Ministry)
Thur Fire Dept. visits OLOSS -8:30 – 11:00
        JV Vball @ St. Martin – 6:00 pm
        (vs. St. Martin)
        JV Vball @ St. Martin. – 7:00 pm
        (vs. Trinity)
 Fri Dress Down Day
        Fantasy Night Prep. – 6:30 pm
Sat   OLOSS $10,000 Fantasy Night


DADS TAKE NOTE! Mark your calendar now for the morning of October 17th, when we will gather for Mass, enjoy “donuts with dad”, and have some fun! If dad can’t make it, grandpa or any other special person may join your child. We will conclude around 9:45-10:00 am.

FIRE STATION VISITS/THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 11: This year the fire department will be bringing their equipment to US! Along with equipment, they will be bringing their new safety trailer. We are looking forward to it!

GUN RAFFLE WINNERS: Congratulations to the October winners! Jay Harms was drawn as the recipient of the Marlin 336w 30 30.  The winner of the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic with scope was Todd Rocket. Good luck to all ticket holders – with four more chances to win!

FANTASY NIGHT NEWS: PLEASE SEND IN ALL SOLD AND UNSOLD TICKETS TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE OR TO MARY’S HOME BANK SO THAT WE CAN GET THEM SOLD. WE STILL HAVE APPROXIMATELY 75 TICKETS UNSOLD BETWEEN THE BANK AND SCHOOL OFFICE, AND 50 MORE OUT WITH SELLERS. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BUY A TICKET, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO GET A TICKET(S) SENT HOME TO YOU. THANK YOU!

THE FANTASY NIGHT WORK LISTS MAY BE FOUND IN TODAY’S FOLDER. IF YOUR NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE LIST, AND YOU ARE ABLE TO WORK, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE, ROBYN SILVEY, OR MELISSA KOETTING. IT TAKES ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES TO MAKE THIS FUNDRAISER SUCCESSFUL! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP IN MAKING FANTASY NIGHT 2018 A SUCCESS!


VOLLEYBALL NEWS: The Lady Cougar volleyball team played two matches last night at St. Stanislaus. They WON their first match against Immaculate Conception, JC, with scores of 25-18, 25-16, & 14-25, winning two of three sets. The second game against St. Stan, Blue was very exciting, and even though they took a match loss, they had some close games. Set scores were 25—16, 19-25, 24-26, winning one of three sets. Way to go Lady Cougars – we are proud of you!


EXTENDED CARE FAMILIES: As stated on the yearly calendar, provided at Open House, there will be no extended care services the afternoon of October 19th, but it will be available to those who normally attend in the morning.
ROOM PARENTS: Today, in this folder, you should find a list of room parents and those who have offered to send items in for class parties. Room parents – please fill 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. A list of students may be found on the back or the room parent list. Thanks for all you do in making our classroom parties so much fun!

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.

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 9/28 were: PK – Cashton Evers – for telling a friend “nice try”, K -  Brena Groose – for being a great leader, 1st – Elaina Backues – for being a great leader/example for Kindergartners, Abby Eickhoff – for helping clean the hallway & lunchroom after school, 2nd – Romie Groose – for helping another student sound out words, Eli Eickhoff – for helping clean the hallway & lunchroom after school, 3rd – Natalie Groose – for being so helpful, Clarice Whittle – for giving away a brand new top that she couldn’t use, Jacob Bittle – for pushing in the chairs during art, 4th – Braden Schulte – for telling awesome jokes and making people laugh, 5th – Oliver Burrows – for always having a great attitude and being willing to help, 6th – Grayson Koetting – for making everyone book marks for lit. books, Phoebe Whittle – for giving away a brand new top that she couldn’t use, 7th – Bella Groose, Aly Haeffner, Aliyah Talledo – for being team players,8th – Grace Groose – for being a team player with great attitude,  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. This is a great way to honor those you love who have passed away. Any donation is needed and appreciated. You may send your donation to school in an envelope marked “Cemetery Lights”, or place in the Sunday collection. Thanks for any help you can give to this project. (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!)

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.

GERBES:  OLOS is enrolled in the Gerbes “Community Rewards” program. This program offers money back to our school, based on enrolled customer’s spending. It is a really easy process. You just tie your Gerbes shopper’s card to our school account. If you don’t have a Gerbes shopper’s card, it takes less than a minute to get one at the store and also online. All the information needed to complete this process is online. @ www.gerbes.com/communityrewards. Our school code is 48253. It takes just a couple minutes so get all your family and friends to register as well! The school will receive quarterly payments in cash form. We will update you as we receive those funds. This has the potential to be a huge moneymaker for the school – the key is to get many, many people involved. Please pass the word to family and friends and thanks for supporting OLOS School!!!  FYI – we recently received $37.84 with only five families participating. Just think what we could do if all our families and friends who shop at Gerbes anyway took the time to link their spending to our school. It’s as easy as that!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Sat. Oct. 13 – Fantasy Night
Wed., Oct. 17 – Donuts with Dad
Tues., Oct. 23 - Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed., Oct 31 – Lights of the Holy Souls Procession - am
         Halloween Parade & Parties – 1:30 pm



PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Friday, September 28, 2018


Friday Newsletter 9-28-18


THE WEEK AHEAD: Achievement Testing Week
(Grades 3-8)
Mon Crazy Sock Day
Tues
Wed All School Prayer Service – 8:00 am
        (2nd Ministry - Fr. Alex at Retreat)
        Student Council Mtg – 3:00-4:00 pm
Thur JV Vball @ St. Stan. – 6:00 pm
        (vs. I. C., J. C.)
        JV Vball @ St. Stan. – 8:00 pm
        (vs. St. Stan, Blue)
 Fri Dress Down Day

ACHIEVEMENT TESTING will be going on all week this upcoming week (in the mornings) for students in grades 3-8. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and a good breakfast this week (and every week!). The students will have a small snack and beverage each morning of testing here at school.
  
FANTASY NIGHT NEWS: PLEASE SEND IN ALL SOLD AND UNSOLD TICKETS TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE OR TO MARY’S HOME BANK SO THAT WE CAN GET THEM SOLD. WE STILL HAVE APPROXIMATELY 125 TICKETS OUT AS UNSOLD OR UNACCOUNTED FOR. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BUY A TICKET, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO GET A TICKET(S) SENT HOME TO YOU. THANK YOU!

PROGRESS REPORTS: Last week you received 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 www.optionc.com, with our school code – 8085 – and your individual username and password. If you have not already done so, please sign & return the report/form on Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

DADS TAKE NOTE! Mark your calendar now for the morning of October 17th, when we will gather for Mass, enjoy “donuts with dad”, and have some fun! (If dad can’t make it, grandpa or any other special person may join your child.)
  
VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Last week, our JV team played St. Joseph, JC. They lost all three sets, with scores of 11-25, 14-25, & 17-25. As far as this week’s games, the girls won one set of three on each of the matches against Kings Academy & St. Peter, Fulton. Good effort Lady Cougars and keep on playing hard! We are proud of you!

COMMUNITY TEA: Thanks so much to all the 7th & 8th graders and their parents who sent all the delicious food and supplies for the breakfast Monday morning. Though only a few joined us from the community, the whole school was able to enjoy a small breakfast as well. What a great service project for our older students!

FIRE STATION VISITS/OCT. 11: This year, we are pleased to tell you that parents will not have to fill out field trip forms for our students to cross the street. The fire department will be bringing their equipment to US! Along with equipment, they will be bringing their new safety trailer.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: If there were any concerns pertaining to your child’s screening last week, you will find notice in today’s folder.

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 9/21 were: PK – Jace Lage – for sharing his toy at recess, K -  Ryder Lage – sharing toys at recess 1st –Alayna Wood – helping push others on swing,  2nd – Eli Eickhoff - pushing in chair for other student, 3rd – Nora Burrows – being a ref and playing fair at recess, Clarice Whittle – for helping another student tie his shoe, Lane McKenna – for following instructions so well when he was in hallway in middle of drill, 4th – Adam Schulte – for acting out an awesome joke, Avery Wood – for inviting another student to play a game with him at recess,  5th – Mikayla Eickhoff – helping pick up papers with a smile, 6th – Zachary Vandike – helping classmate clean up water spill, 7th – Aly Haeffner – bringing music to the classroom, Ayden Schulte – helping out Ms. Miranda in the PK classroom,  8th – Matthew Beck – making us laugh. 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. This 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. This is a great way to honor those you love who have passed away. Any donation is needed and appreciated. You may send your donation to school in an envelope marked “Cemetery Lights”, or place in the Sunday collection. Thanks for any help you can give to this project. (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!)

 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.

GERBES:  OLOS is enrolled in the Gerbes “Community Rewards” program. This program offers money back to our school, based on enrolled customer’s spending. It is a really easy process. You just tie your Gerbes shopper’s card to our school account. If you don’t have a Gerbes shopper’s card, it takes less than a minute to get one at the store and also online. All the information needed to complete this process is online. @ www.gerbes.com/communityrewards. Our school code is 48253. It takes just a couple minutes so get all your family and friends to register as well! The school will receive quarterly payments in cash form. We will update you as we receive those funds. This has the potential to be a huge moneymaker for the school – the key is to get many, many people involved. Please pass the word to family and friends and thanks for supporting OLOS School!!!  FYI – we recently received $37.84 with only five families participating. Just think what we could do if all our families and friends who shop at Gerbes anyway took the time to link their spending to our school. It’s as easy as that!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Oct. 1-5 – Achievement Testing (Grades 3-8)
Sat. Oct. 13 – Fantasy Night
Wed., Oct. 17 – Donuts with Dad
Tues., Oct. 23 - Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed., Oct 31 – Lights of the Holy Souls Procession - am
         Halloween Parade & Parties – 1:30 pm


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Friday Newsletter 9-21-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:

Mon Community Tea Party – 8:00 am
        EWTN/Father Stephen Jones – 7:00 pm
Tues
Wed All School Mass –8:00 am (3/4 Ministry)
        Fantasy Night Mtg – 6:00 pm – computer lab
Thur – Dress Down in School Spirit Day
        JV Vball @ HOME – 6:00 pm (vs. Kings Academy) – Come Cheer!
            JV Vball @ HOME – 8:00 pm (vs. St. Peter, Fulton) – Come Cheer!!!
 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 www.optionc.com, 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.

COMMUNITY TEA! As part of their religious education and Christian service the 7th & 8th grade at Our Lady of the Snows will be hosting a breakfast tea on September 24th at 8:00 in the cafeteria center. All members of the community are welcome to come. Please join us!

SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT!!! Everyone is invited to cheer our girls on to victory on the only night of OLOSS sponsored volleyball games this year, which is this Thursday evening, when our girls play TWO games, at 6:00 pm and then again at 8:00 pm. These girls love having plenty of fans to cheer for them!

WORKERS FOR HOME VOLLEYBALL GAMES Thursday, Sept. 27: “Parents of” Gate: 5:30 pm – Grace/Bella Groose, 6:30 – Grayson Koetting, 7:30 – Aliyah Talledo; Concession: 5:30 pm – Deanna Backes, 6:30 – Aly Haeffner, 7:30 – Phoebe Whittle.  If you cannot work your scheduled time, please trade with someone.

FANTASY NIGHT NEWS: Today, in this folder, you will find the work sign up for our biggest school fundraiser. It takes ALL school families to pull this event off! Please sign up for your preferred times/slots, and return on MONDAY. Also, there will be a planning meeting this upcoming Wed., Sept. 26th at 6:00 pm in the computer lab. Thanks to all who help in any way with this event!

FANTASY NIGHT EALRY BIRD WINNERS are Nathan & Amy Hagenhoff. They can either choose another ticket or $110 for winning. Ticket holders – please return any tickets you know you cannot sell to the school office or Mary’s Home Bank as soon as possible so that we can get them sold.

DUE TO THE HOME GAMES THIS WEEK, WE WILL HAVE DRESS DOWN IN SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY ON THURSDAY! Remember – you may only dress down if you wear the official school spirit T-shirts. Parents will be called to bring a change of clothes if guidelines are not followed.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Today, we had the Miller County Health nurses here for screenings. If there were any concerns noted, you will be notified in the next Friday folder, at the very latest. Thanks so much to Marie Massman & Cindy McKenna, for helping out so much with these screenings!

FATHER STEPHEN JONES TO BE FEATURED ON EWTN: A segment featuring Fr. Stephen Jones, president of Helias, and interim weekend pastor here at OLOS this past year, is scheduled to air on “The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi” on Monday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm on EWTN. This show features people of other faiths who have converted, and made the journey home to the Catholic faith. Fr. Jones has an interesting story to tell so please make a point of watching it with your kids.
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 9/14 were: PK – Daxton Boessen – using good manners, Esdon Koetting – for picking up ketchup bottle & returning to kitchen and always being so friendly,  K –Anna Berry – being nice friend to others, 1st –Elaina Backues – playing nicely with others at recess, Abby Eickhoff – always sharing with others, 2nd – Olivia Koetting – helping others tie their shoes, 3rd –Shane Beck – being a great role model & leader in church and in the classroom, 4th – Gracie Silvey – being a great role model & leader for other students, Gracie Silvey – brought back a church envelope that was dropped, 5th – Karley Lage – helping classmates with work, 6th – Phoebe Whittle – buying her sister a book with her own money, 7th – Ayden Schulte – taking out the playground equipment, Aly Haeffner – for leading table clean-up on Grandparents’ Day & also for being so hardworking & responsible on kitchen duty, when her class was eating early with their little pals she insisted on doing her job even when she was offered a replacement for the day, Aly Haeffner – for being so courteous (always saying please & thank you and offering to help out), 8th – Jordan Bittle – helping the 7th grade take out the playground equipment, Grace Groose – always saying please and thank you. 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. This 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. This is a great way to honor those you love who have passed away. Any donation is needed and appreciated. You may send your donation to school in an envelope marked “Cemetery Lights”, or place in the Sunday collection. Thanks for any help you can give to this project. (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!)

DADS TAKE NOTE! Mark your calendar now for the morning of October 17th, when we will gather for Mass, enjoy “donuts with dad”, and have some fun!

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.

WATER ONLY! Students may bring water bottles to school to drink during class time but the bottles should contain WATER ONLY – no additives, flavorings, etc. (the exception would be for lunchtime, students bringing sack lunch).

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR WEDNESDAY MASS: This year we are asking each student to bring in a bag of change from home to keep at school. On Tuesday afternoons the students will get their envelope ready in the classroom. This could be something the student has earned himself/herself (best) or loose change provided by the parent. If you have not already done so, please send in your child’s money in a marked container or bag. Thank you for your help!

EMERGENCY DRILLS: Now that we have practiced all drills once, we will be conducting unannounced drills over the next several weeks. Classroom teachers discuss these drills with students beforehand, but it may be a good idea to discuss these at home with your younger children ahead of time.

GERBES:  OLOS is enrolled in the Gerbes “Community Rewards” program. This program offers money back to our school, based on enrolled customer’s spending. It is a really easy process. You just tie your Gerbes shopper’s card to our school account. If you don’t have a Gerbes shopper’s card, it takes less than a minute to get one at the store and also online. All the information needed to complete this process is online. @ www.gerbes.com/communityrewards. Our school code is 48253. It takes just a couple minutes so get all your family and friends to register as well! The school will receive quarterly payments in cash form. We will update you as we receive those funds. This has the potential to be a huge moneymaker for the school – the key is to get many, many people involved. Please pass the word to family and friends and thanks for supporting OLOS School!!!  FYI – we recently received $37.84 with only five families participating. Just think what we could do if all our families and friends who shop at Gerbes anyway took the time to link their spending to our school. It’s as easy as that!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Mon., Sept. 24 – Community Tea Party – 8:00 am
Oct. 1-5 – Achievement Testing (Grades 3-8)
Sat. Oct. 12 – Fantasy Night
Wed., Oct. 17 – Donuts with Dad
Tues., Oct. 23 - Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed., Oct 31 – Lights of the Holy Souls Procession - am
         Halloween Parade & Parties – 1:30 pm


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!



Thursday, September 13, 2018


Friday Newsletter 9-14-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Midquarter
Tues
Wed All School Prayer Service – 8:00 am (No Mass due to Father being in Holy Land)
Thur
        JV Vball @ St. Martin – 8:00 pm (vs. St. Joe, JC)
 Fri Health Screenings by MCHD (am)
        Dress Down Day
        Progress Reports Available

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Miller County Health nurses will be here this Friday, September 21st to screen the students for hearing, vision, height, weight, to do head checks, and to review immunization records. WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST ON FRIDAY MORNING – PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP OUT.

OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 9/7 were: PK – Henry Doerhoff – telling a friend good job!, K –Brena Groose - sharing toys at recess, 1st –Alayna – sharing toys at recess, Ryan Russell – holding the door for everyone after Church, 2nd – Tanner Lage – always saying please and thank you, 3rd – Clarice Whittle – helping another student pick up markers, Alyssa Eickhoff – for being so soft-spoken and sweet, 4th – Avery Wood – always being helpful in the classroom, 5th – Karley – opening door for everyone even when it wasn’t her job, 6th – Deanna Backes – having great manners, 7th – Ethan Schulte – helping his prayer buddy with his art, Aly Haeffner – helping hang the bee awards, 8th – Grace Groose – helping her prayer buddy with his art, Grace Groose – always saying please and thank you. All acts of kindness “bees” are displayed in the school cafeteria. Great job, students!

FATHER STEPHEN JONES TO BE FEATURED ON EWTN: A segment featuring Fr. Stephen Jones, president of Helias, and interim weekend pastor here at OLOS this past year, is scheduled to air on “The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi” on Monday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm on EWTN. This show features people of other faiths who have converted, and made the journey home to the Catholic faith. Fr. Jones has an interesting story to tell so please make a point of watching it with your kids.
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. This 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. This is a great way to honor those you love who have passed away. Any donation is needed and appreciated. You may send your donation to school in an envelope marked “Cemetery Lights”, or place in the Sunday collection. Thanks for any help you can give to this project. (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!)

BOOK FAIR TOTALS: Many thanks to all who helped with the book fair in any way, with a special thanks going out to Mrs. Groose, for coordinating this event, and our older students, for helping with games! Sales totals were approximately $1800, with the school earning 40% ($720) in books. Congratulations to the 7/8 & K/1 classrooms for winning BOOK FAIR BINGO – 7/8 will receive a bonus dress down pass and K/1 will receive a notebook & pencil; and also, to Ayden Schulte, for winning the “unicorn food” by getting the closest guess. We really appreciate the support of all the families!

GRANDPARENTS DAY! Once again, we had a great turnout for Mass, bingo, and refreshments with our grandparents on Wednesday morning. We always really enjoy having these special people with us and the students LOVE this morning!

DADS TAKE NOTE! Mark your calendar now for the morning of October 17th, when we will gather for Mass, enjoy “donuts with dad”, and have some fun!
  
COMMUNITY TEA! As part of their religious education and Christian service the 7th & 8th grade at Our Lady of the Snows will be hosting a breakfast tea on September 24th at 8:00 in the cafeteria center. All members of the community are welcome to come. Please join us!

HOME & SCHOOL MEETING CHANGED: The first Home & School meeting, shown on the September calendar, has been changed to Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30. There will be no meeting in September. Fr. Alex will be away in September and wishes to address the parents at the first H & S meeting. Please make plans now to attend the meeting in October, as all school parents are expected to attend this meeting.

WATER ONLY! Students may bring water bottles to school to drink during class time but the bottles should contain WATER ONLY – no additives, flavorings, etc. (the exception would be for lunchtime, students bringing sack lunch).

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR WEDNESDAY MASS: This year we are asking each student to bring in a bag of change from home to keep at school. On Tuesday afternoons the students will get their envelope ready in the classroom. This could be something the student has earned himself/herself (best) or loose change provided by the parent. If you have not already done so, please send in your child’s money in a marked container or bag. Thank you for your help!

EMERGENCY DRILLS: Now that we have practiced all drills once, we will be conducting unannounced drills over the next several weeks. Classroom teachers discuss these drills with students beforehand, but it may be a good idea to discuss these at home with your younger children ahead of time. 

GERBES:  OLOS is enrolled in the Gerbes “Community Rewards” program. This program offers money back to our school, based on enrolled customer’s spending. It is a really easy process. You just tie your Gerbes shopper’s card to our school account. If you don’t have a Gerbes shopper’s card, it takes less than a minute to get one at the store and also online. All the information needed to complete this process is online. @ www.gerbes.com/communityrewards. Our school code is 48253. It takes just a couple minutes so get all your family and friends to register as well! The school will receive quarterly payments in cash form. We will update you as we receive those funds. This has the potential to be a huge moneymaker for the school – the key is to get many, many people involved. Please pass the word to family and friends and thanks for supporting OLOS School!!!  FYI – we recently received $37.84 with only five families participating. Just think what we could do if all our families and friends who shop at Gerbes anyway took the time to link their spending to our school. It’s as easy as that!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Mon., Sept. 24 – Community Tea Party – 8:00 am
Oct. 1-5 – Achievement Testing (Grades 3-8)
Sat. Oct. 12 – Fantasy Night
Wed., Oct. 17 – Donuts with Dad
Tues., Oct. 23 Home & School Mtg – 6:30 pm
Wed., Oct 31 – Halloween Parade & Parties – 1:30 pm


PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!