Friday Newsletter 12-14-18
WORKER FOR GAME SAT., DEC. 15: Parents of…
7:30 – 8:30 Trenton Lage
8:30 – 9:30 Trenton Lage
9:30 – 10:30 Zachary Vandike
10:30 – 11:30 Zachary Vandike
11:30 - close Avery & Garet Wood
7:30 – 8:30 Avery & Garet Wood
8:30 – 9:30 Nolan Schulte
9:30 - 10:30 Nolan Schulte
10:30 – 11:30 Austin Doerhoff
11:30 – close Austin Doerhoff
Parents – please get a replacement if you are unable to work your assigned slot. Thank you!
CLASS COMPOSITES should be found in today’s folder, if your child’s photo package included one.
SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store Tuesday, December 18th, and are still accepting donations. Many thanks to the following volunteers, for giving up their day for the enjoyment of our children: Judy Bax & sister Alice, Theresa Berendzen, Tracey Backes, Cindy McKenna, Marie Massman, Russ & Debbie Kempker, & Alvina Bittle.
BLESS THE BABY JESUS! OLOSS students will be able to bring the Baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to Mass on Wednesday, December 19th for blessing. Father Alex will do this blessing sometime during the Mass that morning. Students who placed an order will receive their baby Jesus that morning before Mass (we had to substitute the style). We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless.
CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM PARTIES will be at 9:30 on Thursday, Dec. 20th. We will dismiss at noon that day. A brown bag lunch will be served on the 20th instead of the meal listed on the calendar. PLEASE FILL OUT & RETURN THE INSERT, WHICH LETS US KNOW IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE EATING A SCHOOL LUNCH THAT DAY.
CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM GIFTS: By popular response, the traditional classroom gift-giving will continue. Gifts should be new and of $5 value. Boys buy for boys and girls buy for girls. Please mark the package “girl” or “boy”.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: Thanks to the parents who drove for the field trip on Wednesday. Now that we have been there and know what is involved, we will be better able to prepare for next year and plan our participation.
ITALIAN FEAST TICKETS & FLYERS will be sent home in the folder on Wednesday. Please try to sell these during your holiday gatherings.
CSW & H&S: There will be a Catholic School’s Week planning meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at 5:45 pm. This will be followed by a Home & School meeting for all parents at 6:30 pm. Please make plans to attend!
DUE TO THE SNOW DAY ON NOVEMBER 15TH – SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019.
MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE! The parade will be on December 22nd. We have had some sign up to ride. Please be at KC Ballfield by 4-4:15. Even if you didn’t sign up, and decide you can make it, please join in. Parental help needed and appreciated! Riders may bring their own candy to throw, but WE WOULD ASLO APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS OF CANDY FOR THE FLOAT. PLEASE SEND TO OFFICE ANYTIME BEFORE WE BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS. Thanks to Joan & Allen Doerhoff, who will be in charge of getting the trailer and getting ready.
CLASS BASKETS: In your holiday shopping for good deals you may keep in mind the classroom themes for the Italian Feast fundraiser baskets. Each classroom sponsors a basket, in which is placed items donated by the parents of the classroom. You may send in an item for the basket or $5 & let the teacher do the shopping. Each family is responsible for 1 item for the classrooms they have children in, and also responsible for one other item to place directly on the auction, either through solicitation or donation. (For example, Parent A has three children in school. He/she will purchase a gift for 1st grade basket, 3rd grade basket & 7th grade basket, and also asks their friendly business owner for a donation or the Parent A can donate an item directly.) Classroom themes are:
PK – Backyard Fun Basket
K/1 – Game Night Basket (games & snacks)
2 – Gift Card Basket
3/4 – Mizzou Basket
5/6 – A Day at the Spa Basket
7/8 – Camping Basket
GUN RAFFLE: 2019 OLOS Gun Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the school office or Mary’s Home Bank. If you need tickets to sell, you may also contact Josh Vandike, Greg Koetting, or Jay Harms.
DECEMBER GUN RAFFLE WINNERS: Paul Ritter from St. Elizabeth won the Marlin XT – .22 TR. The grand prize winner for the year was Stephen Amelong from Wentzville, MO. Stephen had his choice of four guns, and chose the Springfield Range Officer 1911 Stainless .45 caliber. Congratulations to both of these gentlemen!
ON THURSDAY, JAN. 3RD, when we return from Christmas break, we will join other local schools and have a DRESS IN RED day. This will be in support of BRENNEN SCHULTE, who will have surgery that day.
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 12-7 were: PK – Vivian Pringer – picking up trash off floor, K – Oliver Hagenhoff – comforting another student, 1st – Elaina Backues – singing loudly at the Christmas program, 2nd – Landon Backues – being kind at recess, Nicholas Vandike – holding a door for another, Gus Pringer – held door for another, 3rd – Lane McKenna – comforting another student when they were sad, 4th – Braden Schulte – making days fun by sharing jokes, 5th – Mikayla Eickhoff – working really hard on school work & having positive attitude, 6th – Emma Goetz – encouraging & comforting a friend when they needed it, 7th – Aliyah Talledo – singing a solo during the Christmas program & leading the other children, 8th – Grace Groose – having patience & being kind to her prayer partners. 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!
FIRST EUCHARIST for 2nd Graders will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 noon Mass. There will still be an 8:00 am Mass that morning.
FINAL NOTES FOR 2018: You will be getting a Friday folder on Wednesday next week, in which you will find calendars & tickets. However, there will be no notes. Please pull these items out of your folder & return your folder on Thursday. And since there will be no notes, we here at OLOS School wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. May your gatherings be fun and joyful! Safe travels! And may GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE! We’ll see everyone back on Jan. 3rd, DRESSED IN RED!
Helias Catholic Open House, Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11-1 pm. At NOON that day will also be our Incoming Freshmen Meeting in the Commons. All are welcome to visit Helias. Take a tour, meet teachers and learn more about how we are building saints and scholars. Additional dates for Enrollment and Registration are: Tues., Feb. 12 and Wed., Feb. 13, 4-6 p.m. Visit our website for more information www.heliascatholic.com
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!