Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friday Newsletter  3-23-18

Sun Track Practice @ Eugene 2-4 pm
Mon Bonus Dress Down Day
        Spelling Bee Practice – 3-4 pm
Tues School Spirit Dress Down Day
        Stations of the Cross – 2:15
Wed Dress Down in Pastels Day
            Sketch Day Practice – 3-4 pm
        Easter Egg Hunts – (afternoon)
        Track Practice @ Eugene 6:00-7:15 pm

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

STUDENT DAY: Thanks so much to Jason Bittle and Aaron Sandbothe, for running the bowling lanes for our students’ enjoyment on Monday. They both took a day off to sponsor this event for our students, and it is much appreciated!

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.

IMPROMPTU DRILLS: OLOSS will be having several emergency drills throughout the next weeks. If your child mentions them (or even if they don’t), you may take the opportunity to discuss the subject. We have tornado, fire, earthquake, and intruder/lockdown drills.

EASTER EGG HUNT: We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, March 28th. Each child in grades PK – 6th should bring in one dozen candy-filled eggs to the classroom, marked with your child’s name. Please wait until Monday, March 26 before sending those in. The 7th & 8th graders will be hiding the eggs for the classes, so you may remember them with some treats as well. Candy that doesn’t melt easily is best. We also have students with peanut allergies, so we ask that no peanut product be sent. Thanks so much!

BABY CHICKS! In the days following Easter, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will have incubators in their classrooms, to witness first-hand, the hatching of baby chicks. This program is offered to our classrooms each year through the Miller County Extension Office and is a big hit with the students!

EMAIL CHANGE: Rosie’s email has been changed to, effective immediately.

PHOTOGRAPHER FOUND: Thanks to Missy Beck for volunteering to take 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.


TAX INFORMAION: If you need record of payments for 2017 tax purposes for preschool or extended care, you may find record of all payments on Option C. If your tax preparer needs our Employer ID #, it is 44-0546364. If you have any difficulty finding the information you need, you may contact Rosie in the office.


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

Holy Thursday, Thurs., March 29: 8:00 pm
Good Friday, Fri., March 30: 8:00 pm
Holy Saturday, Sat., March 31: 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday, Sun., April 1: 7:45 & 10:00 am


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 11, 2017

Dear Parents,

We would like to Congratulate Amelia Call, Titus Harms, Eli Kempker, and Alayna Wood, they will be moving on to Kindergarten next year. They did a wonderful job at Graduation on Saturday Night and I know they will do a great job the rest of their School Career.

These last couple of weeks have gone by so quickly. At school we have covered a different Theme each day the last two weeks, they were: Farms, Frogs, The Planets, Opposites, Habitats, and Moms. In Religion we have been finishing up our books and talking about: God Gave us Things to Share; Jesus Stops the Storm; Jesus is the Good Shepherd; and The Bible Tells us Stories About Jesus.

On Tuesday the Children had a great time with their Prayer Pals. They had a Scavenger Hunt, blew bubbles, wrote with chalk, and shared snacks and drinks. Thank You to all the parents who sent in drinks, snacks, and prizes. I believe the older students had just as much fun as the little ones.

I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. I will truly miss all the children. Go out there and make some wonderful memories with your children, they grow up really fast and those memories are ones you and your child will carry for ever. I hope to still be involved with the School and look forward to seeing you all next year.

God Bless!!!

Miss Marie

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

Graduation is almost here!! Where did the Year go?? Graduation is on Saturday, May 6th at 5 O'Clock Mass. If You could please have your child in the Classroom by 4:30 or no later then 4:45, it would be greatly appreciated. I have sent Gowns and Caps home with your child, if you would like to clean and press. If using iron, please use cool iron. That night they will get a tassel that is theirs to keep but the Cap and Gown will need to be returned to school.

We will be going over to Church as a class and sitting up front as a class. After Mass there will be an opportunity for pictures. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday Evening!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

God Bless!!

Miss Marie

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and Spring Break. Ronnie and I were so excited to welcome our 6th Grandchild over break. A Beautiful Granddaughter,  CHILDREN , what a marvelous gift from God, remember to go out there and make wonderful memories because the time goes by way to quickly.

All the Preschoolers will be going on Reading Counts Field Trip. Remember this is on Monday the 8th and you will not be charged the daily fee for that day. You should be receiving all other information about this trip from the office.

At this time we are running low on snacks, I have brought in some but if you could please send in one with your child that would be Awesome!
Graduation will be held on May 6th at the 5 O'clock Mass for those children moving on to Kindergarten. The children will have a Cap and Gown to wear, that will need returned to school and a Tassel that is theirs to keep. Your child will need to be in the classroom at 4:30 to 4:45. It is best to drop them off and leave because if they are nervous they do fine once with the group, we will go over to Church as a Class and sit together. You will have an opportunity after Mass to take pictures. Please send me a note on Tuesday letting me know if your child will be there for Graduation.

I will be having a party for the Children and their Prayer Pals on the morning of May 9th. My daughter is making up a Scavenger Hunt for the Children. If anyone is interested in donating a few prizes for the end of the hunt, snack, or drinks for party just let me know. Thanks!!

This week at School we have done several Foam Easter Crafts; made “Jesus is Risen” Hand Print Flower; read about the First Easter; reviewed in our Religion Book about Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter; and continue to work on our Prayers. We have not been able to attend Mass due to Father's Recovery. Our Themes this week have been Easter, Earth Day, Seeds and Plants, Oval Shape, and we have been working hard on our names. Their favorite activities were making dirt cake with gummy worms while we discussed how the worms help lose the soil so the plants can grow; making Fabulous Flower Gardens with paint, paper worms, tissue paper, and hair pick to rake the rows; and they loved the Activity on “What Will Grow?”. They really enjoyed; several of the books, especially “The Little Red Hen” and “The Plant Sitter”; and several of the videos and songs about what plants need and the Parts of Plants. The children are taking turns bringing home Share Puppy and really enjoy sharing with class what they did at home while he visited. Please remember Show-N-Tell on Thursdays.

If you ever have any questions or concerns please contact me at anytime.

God Bless!

Miss Marie

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4,2017

Dear Parents,

Please keep Reading those books and sending in your Reading Logs. Your child is suppose to have 200 Reading Count Points by April 24th in order to go on Field Trip. If your child began in January your child should have 100 points, all you need to do is read the book and jot the name down on the log. The Field Trip is to be on May 8th, since this is a Monday, the preschoolers will be able to participate and will not be charged the daily fee for the additional day.

For those children who will be graduating and moving on to Kindergarten, please mark your calendar for May 6th . The Children will Graduate at the 5 pm Mass. The children will sit as a group and participate in the Mass, the school does provide Cap and Gown. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

We have went through all the Letters of the Alphabet but continue to work on the whole Alphabet every day through songs, workouts, videos, Flashcards, Puzzles, and Theme Activities. Also, everyday we do the same for our Shapes and Numbers. In addition to this throughout the day in play, in line, in the cafeteria, and in Circle Time we work on pattering, more and less, adding, subtracting, sorting, etc.... Last week our Themes were “The Four Seasons” and Spring. We also learned about “The Golden Rule”, “Right and Wrong”, and “The Church Has a Holy Book”, in our Religion Book. We read “Jesus and the Children” in Our Children's Bible and did Sticker Scene. The children love to do the “Hokey Pokey Jesus” and sing the “I Am Special Song”, then we made “I am BeaYOUtiful to God” Necklace and “Armor Of God” foam sticker scene.

This week we are having a different theme each day and covering all the subjects with that Theme. We will be learning all about Our Five Senses and what a special gift they are from God. We will be reinforcing our five senses all week long, they especially loved using them while popping and eating popcorn and making Edible Butterflies. Our other Themes will be Butterflies, Caterpillars, Ladybugs, and Bumble Bees. In Religion we will continue to read several stories in our Children Bible and do activities to go along with them.

The children that will be entering Kindergarten will be testing with Mrs. Eickhoff this week. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.

God Bless!

Miss Marie

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

Dear Parents,

If you have had a chance to read your Friday Notes, you have learned that I will not be returning as the Pre-School Teacher. I have truly been blessed by God to work with his Greatest Gift, I will miss all the children, and plan to still be involved with the school. At this time though, in my life I believe that this is the best decision for me and my family.

Boy time has been flying by here at school. Last week we were busy learning all about the Letter “Y”. We made them with Magic Nuddles; blew up yellow balloons, played with them in gym and learned about static electricity; practiced with yo-yos; and sang several songs about “Y”. Everyday we do several songs or activities with the whole Alphabet, along with activities and songs about the numbers(counting by 1s, 5s, 10,), shapes, and colors. Last week we also learned all about the penny, color green, the Rainbow, St. Patrick, the Pope, and Lent teaches us to help. We made: Hand Print Shamrock, while learning about the Sign of Cross; Tissue Paper Shamrock; Leprechaun; and “Where will You Hide Your Gold?” pictures. The children enjoyed books about Leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day, and Letter “Y”.

This week we will be learning all about “Z” is for Zero, Zebra, and Zoo. The children Love to exercise along with “Zero the Hero”, and sing with the ZigZag People. We will be learning about the Life Cycle of a Chicken and other animals that come from Eggs. We will be doing egg patterns, counting eggs, making Hand Print Ducks, and visiting the 1st,2nd, 3rd , and 4th Grade Classrooms to watch the eggs hatch. They were very excited today because several of the eggs hatched. In Religion we will be talking more about Lent and observing the colors in Church and on our Prayer Table, learning about the precious gift of water, and more about Baptism. I still have not received pictures from some Students, so please send those at this time. Please remember to keep reading those books and sending in your Reading Logs.

If you ever have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at anytime.

God Bless!

Miss Marie

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017

Dear Parents,
Hope all are enjoying the warm weather and staying healthy. If you have not sent in your child's pictures, please do at this time. They love to see their pictures up and have other people ask about them, even the older students stop by to take a look. A few other reminders: please keep reading those books and sending in Reading Logs; if you have not sent in a snack for the Month of March you may do that at anytime; remember to keep a jacket in your child's book bag; and remember to put May 6th on your calendar for Graduation.

Last week we were busy with the Letter “X”, The Diamond Shape, Ash Wednesday, learning left and right, and Dr. Seuss' Birthday. We read lots of Dr. Seuss books, some of their favorites were: “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and making Fish with our Hand Prints; “The Cat in the Hat” and making a Cat in the Hat and Eating Cat in the Hat Cake with ice cream; “The Foot Book” and painting our feet; and making Oobleck(messy, but their favorite). They loved the video “Green Eggs and Ham” and most tried them for lunch, we also watched the “Sneetches” and discussed how God made us all and wants us to treat everyone with kindness. Some were a little afraid of the idea of Ashes on forehead, for Ash Wednesday but all did a great job in Church.

This week we traded out the Puppets and Puppet Stage for doll house with lots of accessories, I was surprised how much they loved this, even the boys. We traded out the Moon Sand in Activity Table for the Water Beads, another big hit. But the biggest hit this week was when our Prayer Pals came to join us to learn about the Letter “W” for Wind and Weather. They made Edible Kites together, experimented with a bag of items to see if they could move them with their own wind, did a Cause and Effect project, Kites with color words project, and then went outside to try some activities that need wind. They blew bubbles, flew kites, used Pin Wheels and Spinners, threw Frisbee, and used wiffle balls. I wish you could have seen them, they had a blast, I believe the older students enjoyed it as much as the younger ones. Other things we are doing this week to go along with our Weather Theme is playing “It's Raining Numbers” and “Puddle Jumpers”; learning Weather Opposites; making rain clouds and hand print suns; learning several Weather Songs; reading lots of books with Weather Theme; and making Tornado in a bottle. In Religion we are talking about Lent and making good choices. We continue working on Sign of Cross, Morning Prayer, Prayer Before Meals, and Angel of God Prayer. Most importantly we continue to work on treating others as we would treat Jesus.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

God Bless!

Miss Marie