Thursday, May 10, 2018


Friday Newsletter 5-11-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon Track Pictures – bring uniform
Tues
Wed Dress Down Day
Thur LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
        All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
        Awards ceremony – 9:30 am, beginning with PK graduation
        No Lunch served – 11:00 am dismissal
        No PM extended care offered
            School Spirit Dress Down Day
        Teacher Inservice - PM
 Fri Teacher Inservice

UNPAID FEES: Final grade cards (and transfer of records, graduation diplomas) will only be issued to students whose fees are paid in full. This includes, but is not limited to: sustaining fees, lost library books fees, preschool and extended care fees, school support, lunch fees, rule violation fees, lost textbook fees, etc. IF YOU HAVE UNPAID FEES, YOU WILL FIND NOTICE IN TODAY’S FOLDER. PLEASE REMIT NOTICE, WITH PAYMENT ATTACHED, IN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!

8th GRADE GRADUATION: We congratulate the four students graduating from the eighth grade on Saturday evening. They are: Macy Adrian, Sara Beck, Gracie Evers, and Tori Evers. This is a very special group of girls and we will miss them so much! Good luck to you all as you celebrate this very important milestone in your young Catholic life!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Vandike family on the birth of their new baby girl! Isabelle Grace made her appearance on Tuesday afternoon. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. Big brothers Zachary & Nicholas, and big sister Rylie are thrilled, as well as proud parents Laura & Josh. Please pray for this family as they celebrate this new addition to their family!

SCHOOL BOARD: Congratulations to the newly elected OLOS School Board members - Jermiah Schulte, Joan Doerhoff, and Shannon Lage. Other members are Loren Groose, Jason Bittle, and Roselyn Wood. Outgoing members are Stacey Evers, Allen Doerhoff, and Ashley Kempker. We thank all of these individuals for their time and dedication to OLOS School! 

TRACK TEAM: Please bring your track shirts and shorts with you to school on Monday for a team picture.

JOB OPENINGS: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School is seeking 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th grade classroom teachers for the 2018/2019 school year. Special class duties may be included in the position(s). If interested please contact Josh Vandike at 573-498-3574.

This will be the final notes going home from the office for this school year. It’s hard to believe we are at the end of the year already – seems like we just started! We wish you a very fun, happy, and safe summer! We will see you back on August 15th!

 “In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible.”—Sarah Dessen

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Sat., May 12 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass with reception following in the gymnasium
Thurs., May 17 – Final Day of School
          8:00 am Mass
          9:30 am Preschool Grad. & Awards Ceremony
          11:00 am Dismissal (no lunch or pm ext care)
Sat., May 19 – OLOS Parish Golf Tournament

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


































































Friday Newsletter 5-4-18



THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun –   First Eucharist - 10:00 am Mass
Mon – Student Council Year end Party 3-4 pm
Tues – READING COUNTS TRIP – BE AT
SCHOOL NO LATER THAN 7:15 - WEAR READING COUNTS SHIRT!!!
Track Meet @ Helias – 4:00 pm
Wed – Preschool Field Day
Thur – All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
        School Spirit Dress Down Day
        Pep Assembly – 2:00 pm – all invited!
 Fri - Dress Down Day

READING COUNTS TRIP is this Tuesday, May 8th. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL NO LATER THAN 7:15 AM. If you are driving your own children, you must sign them in at the aquarium. (as well as sign them out when leaving the group for the day). Parents’ admittance fee will be approximately $27 (plus tax?) and will need to be paid at the entrance. This is a 10% reduction on the normal rate of $29.95. You should have all other information needed to plan your trip, as it was attached to the permission forms sent home this week. However, if you have any further questions, please call the office.

STUDENTS not attending the Reading Counts trip will remain at school, under the supervision of a classroom teacher, and do school work, as a normal day.

UNPAID FEES: Final grade cards (and transfer of records, graduation diplomas) will only be issued to students whose fees are paid in full. This includes, but is not limited to: sustaining fees, lost library books fees, preschool and extended care fees, school support, lunch fees, rule violation fees, lost textbook fees, etc. IF YOU HAVE UNPAID FEES, YOU WILL FIND NOTICE IN TODAY’S FOLDER. PLEASE REMIT NOTICE, WITH PAYMENT ATTACHED, IN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!

CONGRATULATIONS to our second graders, who will be receiving their First Eucharist this Sunday at the 10:00 am Mass. They are: Shane Beck, Jacob Bittle, Nora Burrows, Alyssa Eickhoff, Braden Evers, Natalie Groose, Alex Hagenhoff & Lane McKenna. We congratulate these eight, as well as all the other second graders in our parish receiving their First Eucharist this weekend. Please keep these young people in your daily prayers as they receive this Most Blessed Sacrament of Initiation.

PEP ASSEMBLY!!! The Student Council is sponsoring an end of year pep assembly for Tuesday, May 10th at 2:00 pm. Along with fun activities, we will honor our 8th graders, as this will be their last day in attendance at OLOS School. All school parents and community members are invited to attend! Come on out and have some fun with us! Though not noted on the calendar you are receiving today, this will be a spirit dress down day. Please make a note of that now so you don’t forget when the time comes!

MAY CROWNING: Thanks so much to all who sent in the fresh flowers for the May altar on Thursday. Each student was able to carry a flower up to the altar and it was beautiful!

JOB OPENINGS: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School is seeking 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th grade classroom teachers for the 2018/2019 school year. Special class duties may be included in the position(s). If interested please contact Josh Vandike at 573-498-3574.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Sun. May 6 – First Eucharist – 10:00 am Mass
Tues., May 8 – Reading Counts Field trip to Springfield
Thurs., May 10 – Final day for 8th graders
Sat., May 12 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass with reception following in the gymnasium
Thurs., May 17 – Final Day of School
          8:00 am Mass
          9:30 am Preschool Grad. & Awards Ceremony
          11:00 am Dismissal (no lunch or pm ext care)
Sat., May 19 – OLOS Parish Golf Tournament

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING WEEKEND

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Friday Newsletter 4-27-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun First Eucharist Practice – after 10:00
am Mass
Track Practice @ Eugene 2-4 pm    (optional)
Mon
Tues
Wed 6th Grade Vocation Day @ St. Joe, JC
        Track Meet @ Lewis & Clark – 4:00 pm
Thur All School Mass (7/8 Ministry)
        May Crowning – bring flowers!!!
 Fri - Dress Down Day

REGISTRATION PACKETS for the 2018-19 school year were sent home two weeks ago. They were due April 23rd. If you have not already done so, please return yours so that your paperwork may be processed accordingly. We make reading count shirt orders, book orders, and do much planning by your registration responses. Please return on MONDAY. Thank you!

PROGRESS REPORTS were sent home last Friday. If you have not already done so, please sign & return them by Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

READING COUNTS ended April 25th. If your child qualified for the trip, you will find a survey in today’s folder. It is extremely important that you return this form on MONDAY, so that we may plan the specifics of the trip. The date for the trip is set for Tuesday, May 8th. We will be going to the Wonders of Wildlife Adventure Aquarium (Bass Pro) in Springfield, MO by bus. Parents are invited to go along and may transport their own child/ren, and ONLY their own child/ren, and then sign in at the aquarium. Only teachers and students will ride the bus. Only students, staff, parents may attend this trip – sorry – no younger siblings. Other plans are being finalized. THERE WILL BE NO FEE FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE TRIP (The cost of the bus & student admittance of $10 is paid for through recent fundraisers.) Parents’ admittance fee will be approximately $27 (plus tax?) and will need to be paid at the entrance. This is a 10% reduction on the normal rate of $29.95. More details to follow.

STUDENTS not attending the Reading Counts trip will remain at school, under the supervision of a classroom teacher, and do school work, as a normal day.

CONGRATULATIONS to our sketch day participants – Aly Haeffner, Aliyah Talledo, Matthew Beck, Jordan Bittle, Grace Groose, Macy Adrian, Sara Beck, Gracie Evers, Tori Evers. Their sketches are on display in the school cafeteria and they look GREAT!!!

PEP ASSEMBLY!!! The Student Council is sponsoring an end of year pep assembly for Tuesday, May 10th at 2:00 pm. Along with fun activities, we will honor our 8th graders, as this will be their last day in attendance at OLOS School. All school parents and community members are invited to attend! Come on out and have some fun with us! Though not noted on the calendar you are receiving today, this will be a spirit dress down day. Please make a note of that now so you don’t forget when the time comes!

MAY CROWNING: At Thursday’s Mass, the school children will be placing fresh flowers at the May altar for Mary. The students will process in at the beginning of Mass & place them on the altar. Other parts of the liturgy will reflect the celebration of May Crowning. We ask that you send in fresh flowers with your child Thursday morning – they can be from your yard, from alongside the road, or purchased. Any additional donations would be great in case some are not able to get flowers to school on Thursday. Thank you so much!

FARE THEE WELL! We would like to formally announce the resignation of Mrs. Pleus. Mrs. Pleus has accepted a position at I. C. in Jefferson City as a 4th grade teacher. We will miss you Whitney, but we wish you the very best! We thank you for three years of service to Our Lady of the Snows School!

JOB OPENINGS: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School is seeking 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th grade classroom teachers for the 2018/2019 school year. Special class duties may be included in the position(s). If interested please contact Josh Vandike at 573-498-3574.

UNPAID FEES: Final grade cards (and transfer of records, graduation diplomas) will only be issued to students whose fees are paid in full. This includes, but is not limited to: sustaining fees, lost library books fees, preschool and extended care fees, school support, lunch fees, rule violation fees, lost textbook fees, etc.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Wed., May 2 – 6th Grade Vocation Day
Sun. May 6 – First Eucharist – 10:00 am Mass
Tues., May 8 – Reading Counts Field trip to Springfield
Thurs., May 10 – Final day for 8th graders
Sat., May 12 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass with reception following in the gymnasium
Thurs., May 17 – Final Day of School
          8:00 am Mass
          9:30 am Preschool Grad. & Awards Ceremony
          11:00 am Dismissal (no lunch or pm ext care)
Sat., May 19 – OLOS Parish Golf Tournament

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!
HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING WEEKEND!



Thursday, April 19, 2018


Friday Newsletter 4-20-18

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun Track Practice @ Eugene 2-4 pm
        (optional)
Mon Sketch Day Practice 3-4 pm
        Track Meet @ Thomas Jefferson – 4 pm
Tues Sketch Day @ State Capitol
Wed School Spirit Dress Down Day
        Reading Counts ends
        Freshman Orientation @ Cole R-V
        5:30 – 8:30 in the Perf. Arts Ctr.
Thur All School Mass (2nd Ministry)
 Fri - Dress Down Day
        5/6 to Earth Day @ Governor’s Gardens

REGISTRATION PACKETS for the 2018-19 school year were sent home in last week’s folder. THESE ARE DUE BACK TO THE OFFICE THIS MONDAY, APRIL 23RD. Families meeting this deadline, with packet completed, will receive bonus dress down passes.

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.

8TH GRADE NEWS: Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at Cole R-V, from 5:30 – 8:30 in the Performing Arts Center.

READING COUNTS ends THIS WEDNESDAY, April 25th. Your child must have reached 200 points by this date in order to attend the R. C. trip. The date for the trip is set for Tuesday, May 8th. We will be going to the Wonders of Wildlife Adventure Aquarium (Bass Pro) in Springfield, MO by bus. Parents are invited to go along and may transport their own child/ren, and ONLY their own child/ren, and then sign in at the aquarium. Only teachers and students will ride the bus. Only students, staff, parents may attend this trip – sorry – no younger siblings. Other plans are being finalized. We do know that the cost for each child will be $10 for aquarium and have not determined how much of that cost will be passed on to parent. Also, parents’ admittance fee will be approximately $27 (plus tax?) and will need to be paid at the entrance. This is a 10% reduction on the normal rate of $29.95. More details to follow. In addition to the trip, your child receives one entrance into the class drawing for a gift card for every 25 points over 200 that they earn.

STUDENTS not attending the Reading Counts trip will remain at school, under the supervision of a classroom teacher, and do school work, as a normal day.

TRACK NEWS: The track team did great on Wednesday night, despite a very cold and windy evening! The girls won two medals, one for the 4X2, and one for the distance medley. Way to make tracks Cougars!

MENU CHANGE: Please change your menu by reversing the meals on April 23rd & 25th. We will have the Sausage & egg meal on the 23rd and the chicken wrap meal on the 25th.

UNPAID FEES: Final grade cards (and transfer of records, graduation diplomas) will only be issued to students whose fees are paid in full. This includes, but is not limited to: sustaining fees, lost library books fees, preschool and extended care fees, school support, lunch fees, rule violation fees, lost textbook fees, etc.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., April 24 – Sketch Day
Fri., April 27 – Earth Day @ Governor’s Gardens (5/6 gr)
Wed., May 2 – 6th Grade Vocation Day
Sun. May 6 – First Eucharist – 10:00 am Mass
Tues., May 8 – Reading Counts Field trip to Springfield
Thurs., May 10 – Final day for 8th graders
Sat., May 12 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass with reception following in the gymnasium
Thurs., May 17 – Final Day of School
          8:00 am Mass
          9:30 am Preschool Grad. & Awards Ceremony
          11:00 am Dismissal (no lunch or pm ext care)
Sat., May 19 – OLOS Parish Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Friday Newsletter 4-13-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun Track Practice @ Eugene 2-4 pm
        (optional)
Mon 3/4 Field Trip to Capitol/Bridge
Tues Sketch Day Practice – 3-4 pm
Wed Track Meet @ Lewis & Clark – 5 pm
Thur All School Mass (3/4 Ministry)
 Fri - Dress Down Day
        Progress Reports available
        8th grade picture day
        8th grade high school meeting 8-9 am

REGISTRATION PACKETS for the 2018-19 school year are enclosed in today’s folder. THESE ARE DUE BACK TO THE OFFICE ON MONDAY, APRIL 23RD. Families meeting this deadline, with packet completed, will receive bonus dress down passes.

CONGRATULATIONS to the thirteen students attending the Spelling Bee at St. Martin’s School on Tuesday! Those attending were: Oliver Burrows, Austin Doerhoff, Nolan Schulte, Deanna Backes, Emma Goetz, Garet Wood, Aly Haeffner, Ethan Schulte, Aliyah Talledo, Jordan Bittle, Macy Adrian, Sara Beck, & Gracie Evers. Special congratulations to Emma, for placing fifth in her grade, and Sara, for placing third in her grade. There were 22 schools competing. Way to go Spelling Bee team! Special thanks to Mrs. Haeffner, for the time and dedication involved in all the planning and practices.

FINAL LUNCH BILL: Today we are sending out final lunch bills. This is the last billing for this school year. If you didn’t receive one, then you are paid up through the end of the year.  Please remit payment due as soon as possible. Remember – all school fees must be paid in full by the end of the school year.

8TH GRADE NEWS: Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at Cole R-V, from 5:30 – 8:30 in the Performing Arts Center. Jess Adrian will be meeting with our four eighth graders this Friday, April 20th from 8:00 – 9:00 am, before picture taking. Permission forms are in today’s folder for picture taking, along with the cap & gown pmt. form.

READING COUNTS ends Wednesday, April 25th. Your child must have reached 200 points by this date in order to attend the R. C. trip. The date for the trip is set for Tuesday, May 8th. We will be going to the Wonders of Wildlife Adventure Aquarium (Bass Pro) in Springfield, MO by bus. Parents are invited to go along and may transport their own child/ren, and ONLY their own child/ren, and then sign in at the aquarium. Only teachers and students will ride the bus. Only students, staff, parents may attend this trip – sorry – no younger siblings. Other plans are being finalized. We do know that the cost for each child will be $10 for aquarium and have not determined how much of that cost will be passed on to parent. Also, parents’ admittance fee will be approximately $27 (plus tax?) and will need to be paid at the entrance. This is a 10% reduction on the normal rate of $29.95. More details to follow. In addition to the trip, your child receives one entrance into the class drawing for a gift card for every 25 points over 200 that they earn.

STUDENTS not attending the Reading Counts trip will remain at school, under the supervision of a classroom teacher, and do school work, as a normal day.

ON THURSDAY, along with Mass, we will be celebrating the baptisms of Alyssa & Eli Eickhoff. After Mass their family will be treating the whole school with refreshments in the school cafeteria. We congratulate Eli & Alyssa, as they take their first step of initiation into the Catholic faith.

TRAFFIC FLOW/PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: If you are bringing students in to school, or if you wish to enter the school building, please do not park in the drop-off line in the mornings. Please park in the parking lot, and walk in. Failure to do so results in traffic tie-ups. Also, remember, all vehicles are to EXIT VIA THE CEMETERY ROAD. Thank you for abiding by these policies.



MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Tues., April 24 – Sketch Day
Wed., May 2 – 6th Grade Vocation Day
Sun. May 6 – First Eucharist – 10:00 am Mass
Sat., May 12 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass with reception following in the gymnasium
Sat., May 19 – OLOS Parish Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Friday Newsletter 4-6-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun Track Practice @ Eugene 2-4 pm
        (optional)
Mon 5/6 Field Trip to Bridal Cave
        Spelling Bee Practice – 3-4 pm
Tues Spelling Bee @ St. Martin School
        Home & School Potluck @ 6:30 pm with
        meeting @ 7:00 pm - cafeteria
Wed Sketch Day Practice – 3-4 pm
        Track Meet @ Thomas Jefferson – 4 pm
Thur All School Mass (5/6 Ministry)
 Fri - Midquarter
        Dress Down Day
        7/8 Field Trip to movie/Runge

HOME & SCHOOL – There is a H & S meeting scheduled for this Tuesday, April 10. There will be a carry in dinner at 6:30 pm, with the meeting beginning at 7:00 pm. All attending will receive a bonus dress down pass for their child. Come find out what’s happening in your child’s classroom and school!

READING COUNTS ends Tuesday, April 24th. Your child must have reached 200 points by this date in order to attend the R. C. trip. The date for the trip is set for Tuesday, May 8th. We will be going to the Wonders of Wildlife Adventure Aquarium (Bass Pro) in Springfield, MO by bus. Parents are invited to go along and may transport their own child/ren, and ONLY their own child/ren, and then sign in at the aquarium. Only teachers and students will ride the bus. Only students, staff, parents may attend this trip – sorry – no younger siblings. Other plans are being finalized. We do know that the cost for each child will be $10 for aquarium and have not determined how much of that cost will be passed on to parent. Also, parents’ admittance fee will be approximately $27 (plus tax?) and will need to be paid at the entrance. This is a 10% reduction on the normal rate of $29.95. More details to follow. In addition to the trip, your child receives one entrance into the class drawing for a gift card for every 25 points over 200 that they earn.

STUDENTS not attending the Reading Counts trip will remain at school, under the supervision of a classroom teacher, and do school work, as a normal day.

TRAFFIC FLOW/PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: If you are bringing students in to school, or if you wish to enter the school building, please do not park in the drop-off line in the mornings. Please park in the parking lot, and walk in. Failure to do so results in traffic tie-ups. Also, remember, all vehicles are to EXIT VIA THE CEMETERY ROAD. Thank you for abiding by these policies.

GOOD LUCK to the students attending the Spelling Bee at St. Martin’s School this Tuesday! We are all rooting for you! We will let you know results in next week’s notes.

TRACK NEWS: Our newly formed track team gave it their all at the track meet on Wednesday at Lewis & Clark. It is all a learning experience, but we are proud to share that the girls won 2nd place in the 2X200 competition & as well as the 2X400 competition! Great way to start the season team! Team members are Deanna Backes, Emma Goetz, Grayson Koetting, Zachary Vandike, Phoebe Whittle, Junior Wilson, Aly Haeffner, Aliyah Talledo, & Ayden Schulte. Keep up the spirit!

BABY CHICKS! The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders have eggs incubating in their classrooms, so that they may witness first-hand, the hatching of baby chicks. This program is offered to our classrooms each year through the Miller County Extension Office. Students in these grades will get a chance to bring home a chick, with parent permission. So fun!

EMAIL CHANGE: Rosie’s email has been changed to olosschoolsecretary@gmail.com., effective immediately.

8th GRADE PICTURES: The date is set for Friday, April 20, with a rain-out date of Monday, April 23.

GRADUATION DRESS CODE: Girls – dresses, no more than two inches above the knee, no spaghetti straps showing (may wear shawl to cover). Students will be wearing cap/gown through Mass and awards ceremony and for pictures.

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION: The preschool graduation will be in conjunction with the awards ceremony this year, which is tentatively scheduled for May 17th at 9:30 am.

FINAL DAY OF SCHOOL – Thursday, May 17: We will have Mass at 8:00 am, have the awards ceremony & preschool graduation, beginning at 9:30 am, and dismiss at 11:00 am. THERE WILL BE NO LUNCH SERVED AND NO EXTENDED CARE OFFERED IN THE AFTERNOON.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FOLDER ON MONDAY!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tues., April 10 – H & S potluck @ 6:30 pm followed by meeting @ 7:00 pm
Tues., April 10 – Spelling Bee @ St. Martin
Tues., April 24 – Sketch Day
Wed., May 2 – 6th Grade Vocation Day
Sun. May 6 – First Eucharist – 10:00 am Mass
Sat., May 12 – 8th Grade Graduation – 5:00 pm Mass with reception following in the gymnasium
Sat., May 19 – OLOS Parish Golf Tournament