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Sunday, February 4, 2018

The 2018 O'HARA OPEN is this coming Saturday!
Please read below for details and ways you can help.
Tickets/Tables are still available!  Reserve now: online or by calling us at 541-485-5291. (Online sales close on Wednesday.)

Our Silent Auction still needs your help!
The revenue from the silent auction makes up 20% of our auction revenue budget, so every donation is very important to the success of the auction. Please bring your donation to the front office - thank you!!
Click  here  to view the silent auction wish list.
Click here to download a procurement form.

Proxy bid numbers are available  for those wishing to place a bid, but unable to attend the auction. Please contact Barb to arrange for your bid number.

Attending the auction and would like to have both a personal and a business bid number ? Contact  Barb  to arrange for dual bid numbers.

Raffle tickets are now on sale for FREE TUITION for one student for the 2018-19 school year . Only 100 tickets will be sold. Stop by the front office to purchase your ticket.

Volunteers Needed! Auction week/night is a great way to get your hours!

Dates/times are listed below; online sign up required. Please note:  children may not attend volunteer shifts.

Monday, Feb. 5
4 volunteers needed from 3:00pm - 5:30pm
1 volunteer needed from 5:30pm - 8:00pm (heavy lifting)

Wendesday, Feb. 7
8 volunteers needed from 10:30am - 11:30am
3 volunteers needed from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5 volunteers needed from 1:30pm - 5:30pm (heavy lifting)

Thursday, Feb. 8
9 volunteers needed from 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Friday, Feb. 9
1 volunteer needed from 8:30am - 4:30pm
12 volunteers needed from 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday, Feb. 10
8 volunteers needed from 4:00pm - 10:00pm
1 volunteer needed from 4:30pm - 8:30pm
1 volunteer needed from 4:30pm - 11:00pm
2 volunteers needed from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
1 volunteer needed from 9:30pm - 12:30am

Sunday, Feb. 11
16 volunteers needed for 9:00am - 2:00pm
1 volunteer needed from 12:30 - 2:00pm 

ALICE Training for O'Hara Staff is THIS FRIDAY
On Friday, February 9th, we have a 1/2 day of school for Teacher Inservice work. As a staff, we will be reviewing our ALICE training procedures with the Eugene Police Department. There will be patrol cars at school on Friday. ALICE training is a nationwide protocol for active shooter training response. More information can be found at this link .
We take school safety very seriously and are grateful for our partnership with the Eugene Police Dept.   


Auction volunteers should please make childcare arrangements . For insurance and safety reasons, children are not permitted to accompany parents to a volunteer shift.

Due to auction set-up,   After the Bell will be held in the PreK B classroom on Wednesday - Friday of this coming week.   Parents should use the front entrance of the school for pickup.

Lunch Service on Thursday, Feb. 8 - due to auction set up on Thursday, the Hot Lunch option for Feb 8 is a sack lunch prepared by the kitchen. Our cafeteria will be closed on Thursday, and students will eat in classrooms, or other alternate locations as determined by teachers.

Friday, Feb, 9 is a half-day. Students will be released at 11:45/noon. Our auction set up will be in full swing after the students are released, so please make sure you are prompt in picking up your students. Students not picked up on time will be sent to After the Bell and parents will be invoiced.  Because space is limited, After the Bell is asking for a head count of students that will likely be attending ATB on Friday. Please email  ATB   if you plan to send your students.

Coffee Chat for New Families on Wednesday
The new year is always a busy time at O'Hara, with the auction, registration & other events coming up soon. We would like to invite all of our new families to attend the coffee chat on Wednesday morning! This will be an opportunity to ask questions and get specific details on all that's happening around here!  We hope you will join us (8:15am in the library).

Decorations Work Party on Wednesday
Our decorations committee will hold one final work party this Wednesday, February 7, from 8:05am - 11:00am. Please come if you can help!
O'Hara's After School Clubs
O'Hara will host 4 after school clubs that start in the next few weeks:
Computer Club  (grades 3-8)
American Girl Book Club  (grades 1-2)
Chess Club  (grades 3-8)
Knitting Club  (grades 2-8)
For more details about the clubs, please click here. Signups are open starting Monday, February 5. Signup forms are at the front desk and should be returned with $25 to reserve a spot. If your student would like to join a club, but needs financial assistance, please contact  Mrs. Plant in the Business Office.

Save the Date! 4th Annual Catholic Daughters Sweetheart Salad Luncheon & Fudge Sale

February 17, 2018,  11:30am - 1:30pm  
in St. Mary Parish Hall
1062 Charnelton St. 

Fudge sales benefit students attending the 2018 Steubenville Conference.
Save The Date! Knights of Columbus Valentine's Dinner & Dance
Grab your sweetie and head to the St. Valentine's Dinner Dance on Friday, February 9, at 5:30pm at St. Mary Parish Center. Enjoy the great music of the big band era by Blue Skies, a fantastic salmon dinner, and support the Pro-Life fundraising efforts of Knights of Columbus Council 1430! $30 per person, for reservations call 541-953-8309  or email  courtesyd@comcast.net.

Please update your directories as follows:

New sibling in PreK-A: Nicholas May

Email address for Carmina Angeles:  carminaangeles@yahoo.com

O'Hara Track and Field - Physical Requirement
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can participate on the St. Paul/O'Hara Track Team in the Spring.  If your child is interested in participating, we suggest that you make an appointment for a physical exam in the near future to avoid scheduling issues; students are not permitted to take part in practices or meets without a valid physical on file in the office. Physicals are considered up-to-date for 2 years. Please email  Amber Ferrari, if you'd like to confirm a physical on file.  Click to download a Sports Physical Form .

Flu Season Reminder
Please read below for important information and reminders from O'Hara parent, SAC member, and pediatrician, Dr. Katie Crenwelge:

Influenza season is in full swing, we are seeing outbreaks from both Influenza A and B circulating in the community. 
Most common symptoms include:
-cough, sore throat, congestion
-body aches
Incubation period ranges from 1-4 days from exposure to the virus. It is transmitted by cough, close contact, or touching surfaces that have the influenza virus on them. Persons with underlying medical issues are at greatest risk of severe illness and complications.
Influenza symptoms and transmission can be mitigated by EARLY diagnosis and treatment. During this outbreak, it is best to see your doctor as soon as you can after symptoms begin. You and your doctor can decide the best plan of care for your family.
Please keep your child home until they have been fever free for 24 hours or more (without fever reducing medication).  This will decrease the likelihood of transmission.
It is not too late to get the flu shot. The current flu shot protects against multiple strains of the virus and can decrease the risk of outbreak in our community. Please see the Lane County Public Health website for more information.


Hot Lunch Contact: Tracy Whalen, Kitchen Manager (541-485-5291 x 303)

Auction Volunteers Needed
Details are on  our website .
Kitchen Volunteers Still Needed
Volunteers with flexibility on days are still needed in the kitchen. We are also looking for a sub (someone we can call on if we have a volunteer who cannot make it due to being sick, etc.).  Please let  Tracy Whalen  know if you are able to help.

Family Involvement Hours: Instructions & Link to Log Hours

Volunteer Requirements: ALL volunteers have requirements each year .

Cloud9 World Character Education
Use  this link and then follow instructions below:
Click the "login" at the top left
login: oharaschool-parent
password: c9wparent
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