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GRADE CARDS are in today’s folder. Please look these over, sign, and return. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.
ALL FAMILIES TAKE NOTE!!! – WE WILL DISMISS AT 12:00 NOON THIS MONDAY, JAN. 8, IN PREPARATION FOR THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FATHER PAT. There will be NO EXTENDED CARE SERVICES ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. Morning extended care will still be available, and you WILL NOT be charged for that service if you are a normal morning extended care family. THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, JAN. 9TH, DUE TO THE FUNERAL. THE FUNERAL MASS WILL BE LIVESTREAMED TO THE GYMNASIUM DUE TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE EXPECTED.THERE WILL BE A PLACE FOR EVERYONE – FATHER PAT WOULD WISH IT SO - SO PLEASE COME.
MORE FUNERAL DETAILS: For the funeral luncheon, fried chicken and ham will be provided, but we are asking parishioners to provide side dishes, as usual, and two side dishes, if possible. Someone will be at the Center kitchen during the hours of visitation (Mon., Jan 8, 4-8 pm) to accept and store food for the luncheon, and on the morning of the funeral as usual. Set-up and cleaning of the Center, trimming the ham, and other preparation will take place on Sunday, Jan. 7th at 1:00 pm. Any help to prepare, serve, and clean up after the lunch will be appreciated.
MEETINGS CALLED! There will be an Italian Feast & Catholic Schools Week planning meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, beginning at 6:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME AND APPRECIATED!
SNOW DAY: If school happens to be called off due to the weather anytime before Jan 15th, we will use Jan.15 as a snow make-up day, weather permitting, (even if we would be out for inclement weather on Jan. 12th, for example). Otherwise, school will not be in session on Jan. 15, the MLK holiday.
HOME GAMES TOMORROW!!! We wish the 4-6 Grade girls’ basketball team good luck, as they play their first home game tomorrow at 8:00 am. These girls are trying hard and learning a lot, so it would be great if you could come and cheer them on!
WORKERS FOR GAMES: (parents of…) First shift – please arrive 30 minutes early. If you cannot work your scheduled time, please trade with someone.
8:00 – Phoebe Whittle
9:00 – Phoebe Whittle
10:00 – Grayson Koetting
11:00 – Grayson Koetting
8:00 – Aly Haeffner
9:00 – Aly Haeffner
10:00 – Deanna Backes
11:00 – Deanna Backes
SIX FLAGS READ TO SUCCEED: Grades K-6, please return your reading log to the classroom teacher by February 23rd.
STUDENT COUNCIL: The meeting scheduled for Monday was moved to Friday, Jan. 5th, due to services for Father Pat.
GUN RAFFLE: If you need additional tickets contact Josh Vandike, Jay Harms, or Greg Koetting. Mr. V’s tickets are available at the office, along with more flyers, if you need those. The first drawing will be January 20th.
NEXT BOX TOP SUBMISSION will be at the end of February. Please keep saving Box Tops and send them in before that time. Thank you for supporting OLOSS!
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
A note from Father Greg…
Thank you to all the parents and school families for the generous Christmas gift. I appreciate the support and will continue to keep you in my prayers.
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!
K OF C FREE THROW CONTEST: Sunday, January 14th, at 12:00 noon. Ages 9-14, boys and girls, in the gymnasium.
DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NOTES: Thursdays, 9:00 am. All non-school related flyers need to be copied ahead of time on paper. The school cannot afford to supply paper for outside events). Upon approval by the principal, the information will then be placed in the Friday folder as a courtesy. It is not appropriate for the school to send out extraneous information that can be handled other ways. Also, if you have items for the Friday notes, please write these items up, send them in, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org (call to let me know you have emailed please). I don’t mind doing a little editing and rewording, but the bulk of the item should be outlined with details.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL: We do not have a “stock supply” of medications for students. You may choose to send in a pain reliever or other types of medicine for your child. Make sure to clearly mark the container(s), and send a note giving staff permission to dispense the medication, with explicit dosage instructions and dosage cups/spoons. These will be locked up in the office. Sometimes having medicine available here for your child can mean not having to come after him/her or making a special trip to bring medications.
COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR THURSDAY MASS: Each Thursday, the students have the opportunity to place their offering in the collection. If you need collection envelopes at home, please let us know & some will be sent home. We also have them available in the cafeteria for student use.
Please return your folder on MONDAY.
Have a great COLD winter weekend! BRrrrr