Friday, January 12, 2018


Friday Newsletter 1-12-18


THE WEEK AHEAD:
 “SHARE THE WARMTH WEEK”
Sat – 4-6 Girls Bball @ St. Thomas – 10:00  am (vs. IC, JC) 
Sun –  KC Free Throw Contest – 12:00 - gym
Mon – NO SCHOOL – MLK Holiday
Tues -
Wed
Thur – No Mass – Fr. Greg attending Pro-Life March in Washington D. C.
        4-6 Girls BBall Practice – 6:15-7:30 pm
Fri -   Dress Down Day

MONDAY – NO SCHOOL – MLK HOLIDAY!!!

GRADE CARDS were sent home last week. If you have not already done so, please look these over, sign, and return. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

MEETINGS – We had a great turnout for the Italian Feast & CSW meetings on Wednesday night. Many plans were finalized and lots of good ideas generated for the celebration of Catholic Schools Week. In this folder, you will find some general info. for CSW and several sign-ups for both the Feast and CSW, but by next week, plans will be finalized and you will receive a full itinerary in the folder.

GUN RAFFLE: The first drawing will be January 20th. It is not too late to get tickets!! Contact Josh Vandike, Jay Harms, or Greg Koetting. Mr. V’s tickets are available at the office.

SIX FLAGS READ TO SUCCEED: Grades K-6, please return your reading log to the classroom teacher by February 23rd.

START SAVING CHANGE! One of the events we have planned for CSW is to set a goal and if it is met we would have Mr. V “KISS THE PIG”! We will be collecting loose change the week PRIOR to CSW (Jan 22-26) and announcing the results of the Kiss the Pig contest on Sunday, at the school luncheon. If the goal is met, we will have a REAL LIVE PIG on the premises that day, so that Mr. V gets the full experience! We are sure the students will have a blast with this, so start rounding up that loose change – no bills accepted! All proceeds will be used to make care packets for our veterans.

OTHER CSW INFO: Along with the activities planned to kick off the week on Sunday, we will be doing the following things: On Monday, for Nation Day, we will have a representative from the U. S. Army here for a presentation at 1:00 pm, along with making care packages, etc. On Tuesday, faculty, staff, & volunteers will be treated to a “Mexican Bar” for lunch on the premises. On Wednesday, Community Day, students will focus on gifting the elderly & shut ins of our community, and also the older students will play cards with the seniors. Thursday, we concentrate on Vocations, and Father Greg will be hosting the students at the rectory for some fun activities. We may also have some other special guests that day to share their vocation with our students. And on Friday, Student Day, we will enjoy bowling at the old hall, movies, and snacks. It should be a very fun week, as we celebrate our faith-filled Catholic school family.

NEXT BOX TOP SUBMISSION will be at the end of February. Please keep saving Box Tops and send them in before that time. We just received $138.40 for our last submission. Thank you for supporting OLOSS!

MENU CHANGE: We will reverse the menu for Jan 30 & 31. On Tuesday, Jan 30, we will have the cheese pizza meal & on Wednesday, Jan 31, we will have the fried chicken meal. All sack lunch students will be given the opportunity to purchase meals during CSW.

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

ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES ARE ASKED TO DONATE OR SOLICIT AT LEAST ONE DONATION FOR THE SILENT AUCTION, IN ADDITION TO THE CLASS BASKET. THANK YOU!

ITALIAN FEAST TICKETS: Please send in ticket money as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, Jan. 26th. If you have tickets you know you will not sell, please turn them back to the office, as we don’t have many on hand. Thank you!

8TH GRADE RETREAT: Wednesday, Feb. 21. We are in need of ONE DRIVER to transport & supervise our students at Folk that day. Please contact Mr. V or Rosie with your offer to drive. Thank you!

 INCOME FROM WEEKEND GAMES: Gate - $123 & Concessions - $85.25.

NEXT WEEK, the Student Council is sponsoring “Share the Warmth Week”, and is asking for new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves, and ear muffs to donate to local needy. See enclosed flyer for more details.

DUE TO THE HIGH RISK OF FLU this year, and in our effort to contain transmission, any student exhibiting signs of the flu, which include, but is not limited to:  fever, chills, nonproductive cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle and body aches, headache and fatigue, and in some cases, vomiting & diarrhea, will be sent to the office and parents called for pick up. IF YOUR CHILD EXHIBITS ANY OF THESE SIGNS AT HOME – NO MATTER HOW MILD – PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME AS A PRECAUTION. If your child has the flu, doctors generally recommend that they do not return to school for one week. We are hearing of schools having to shut down completely because of widespread flu, and we are hoping that we will not have to do so. Thank you for helping us keep the flu away!

K OF C FREE THROW CONTEST: Sunday, January 14th, at 12:00 noon. Ages 9-14, boys and girls, in the gymnasium.

Please return your folder on TUESDAY
Have a great VERY COLD winter weekend! BRrrrr!
Do you think it will SNOW?


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Sat., Jan. 20 – Shiloh Dance Fundraiser 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Sun., Jan 28  - CSW Mass/Luncheon/Magic Show – begins with 10:00 am Mass
Sat., Feb. 3 – Italian Feast Fundraiser – serving from 5:30 – 8:00 pm




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