Thursday, November 8, 2018

Friday Newsletter 11-9-18

Mon Dress Down in Red/White/Blue or Camo in honor of Veterans’ Day
        8:00 am -Rosary @ Flagpole, weather permitting
        Girls’ Basketball Practice 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tues Coach’s Mtg @ Taos 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Wed All School Mass – 8 am (5/6 Ministry)
        Muffins with Mom – begins with 8:00 am Mass & moves to school for fun & fellowship
        Parents of Athletes Mtg @ Taos 5:30 – 6:30 pm (one parent must attend)
 Fri Dress Down Day

VETERANS DAY: In honor of Veterans’ Day, we will meet at the flagpole at 8:00 am on Monday morning (weather permitting) to pray a rosary for all active & former military. Students may dress down in red, white, & blue or camo to show their support of our vets.

SCHOOL PICTURES: Class composites will be delivered at a later date.

MUFFINS WITH MOM THIS WEEK! Calling all moms! Now it’s time for you to enjoy a morning at school! Please come this Wednesday, November 14th.  We will celebrate Mass and afterwards move over to school for fun and fellowship. If mom can’t make it, a “substitute mom” may attend. We look forward to having our moms at school!

BOYS BASKETBALL: Please send back packets sent home last week. Packets are to be filled out completely by you and your player. This packet, along with a current physical & the $20 per family sports fee, must be on file in the school office in order for the athlete to participate in practices.

SANTA STORE: We will have a Santa Store on Tuesday, December 18th, 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. WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SANTA STORE – FROM APPROXIMATELY 9:30 – 10:00 TO 3:00 PM. Please call Rosie if you would be able to help out – it is so much FUN!

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 am. Please have your children to school by 6:00 pm so that they have time to get ready.

COOKIES FOR THE PLAY: As is our custom, we are asking each school family to send in two-dozen homemade cookies, to serve after the play. Please send in on Wednesday or Thursday, Dec. 5th or 6th. Home & School & School Board officers are in charge of refreshment prep. & serving.

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. If you do not have or do not wish your child to bring a fragile piece, an order form was sent home last week. We would like all school children to have a Baby Jesus to bless. 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF OLOSS ATHLETES:  A parent of each athlete in our school MUST attend a “Play Like a Champion” training in order for their child to play sports this school year. The next offered training is at St. Francis Xavier, Taos on November 14th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. There is a $10 charge, to be paid by the parent. Please let Mr. Vandike if you are attending, so that enough materials are available that night. There is also a three-hour mandatory coaches training on Tuesday, November 13th, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Taos. The school will cover the $25 cost of this training.

MARY’S HOME CHRISTMAS PARADE! Enclosed in today’s folder you will find a parade flyer. The parade will be on December 22nd. We would like the school to have a float in the parade, so if you are willing to head this up, and know of a trailer we can use, please let Mr. Vandike know, so that we can start getting prepared.

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATED! Goldschmidt Cancer Center extends their thanks & appreciation to Mrs. Werdehausen’s 7th & 8th graders, who decorated a tree with handmade ornaments, to honor those who work with cancer patients or have been touched by cancer. Trees from area schools/organizations will be on display this weekend at the Goldschmidt/Cap. Reg. Campus in Jefferson City. Nice job, students!

UPCOMING MEETINGS: There will be a Reading Counts Trip planning meeting on Monday, December 3rd, at 6:00 pm. There will also be a Catholic Schools Week planning meeting following that at 6:45 pm. Please come and share your good ideas!

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.
OLOSS “BEE” KIND CLUB: Students who were recognized for acts of kindness and generosity on 11/2 were: PK – Logan Markway – pushing a friend on the swing, K – Brena Groose – sharing toys at recess, 1st – Elaina Backues – cleaning up a milk spill,  2nd – Nicholas Vandike – sharing at recess, 3rd – Nora Burrows – being kind, 4th – Gracie Silvey – helping Carla in the kitchen, 5th – Oliver Burrows – cleaning someone else’s water spill, Ben Goetz – being a good example in church, 6th – Grayson Koetting – holding church door for everyone, Phoebe Whittle – great helper in church to her younger partner,  7th – Ayden Schulte – always volunteering to serve Mass, 8th – Grace Groose – being so kind to preschool buddies,  2ND GRADE – doing a GREAT job with their Mass ministry on All Saints Day – in front of such a large group of parishioners! Way to go! 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!
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. @ 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!!! 

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: Please return your uniform as soon as possible. Place them in a bag with your name on them. They will be kept in the office until it is time to take team pictures.

UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT CAPITOL: Thus far, we have enough drivers for 5/6 grades & 7/8 grades (drivers – Goetz, Whittle, Koetting, Groose, Werdehausen). IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DRIVE – PLEASE LET US KNOW BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH!


Wed., Nov. 14 – Muffins with Mom
Mon., Dec. 3 – Reading Counts Mtg – 6:00 pm
Mon., Dec. 3 – Catholic Schools Week Mtg – 6:45 pm
Wed., Dec. 5 – Dress Rehearsal – 9:00 am
Thurs., Dec. 6 – School Christmas Program – 6:30 pm
Wed., Dec. 12 – Nativity/Caroling @ Capitol – grades tbd
Sat., Dec. 22 – Mary’s Home Christmas Parade – 4:30 pm
Tues., Jan. 8 – Home & School Meeting – 6:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 – Shiloh 21 & over Dance – 7:30 – 11:30 pm


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