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Sunday, February 25, 2018

FEATURED SAINT
St. Katharine Drexel
Feast Day:  March 3
 

St. Katharine was born in Philadelphia in 1858. Her family was quite wealthy and she is known for being extremely generous to the poor. In one story, she gave her most favorite doll to another little girl who didn't have a doll. She is the patroness of racial justice.

For more info: Catholic Online

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CALENDAR
UPDATES
2018-19 Registration begins on Tuesday
 
-Registration packets for returning families will be sent home with your youngest student on Tuesday, February 27.

-Please watch your email inbox on Tuesday for instructions and information regarding registration for returning families.

-If you know your family will not be returning next year, please  email Mrs. Conway as soon as possible.

-If you know of new families interested in O'Hara for next year, please let them know the first step is to fill out an application form and return it to us; the application form is on O'Hara's homepage.  

Important Menu Change on Wednesday, Feb. 28
Due to the snow day on Thursday, February 22, we will be offering Pepperoni Pizza bagels on  Wednesday, February 28  instead of the Roasted Garlic Pizza bagel. 

-If you placed an order for your student to have the Pepperoni Pizza Bagel on Feb. 22, they will receive that meal on Feb. 28, there is nothing more you need to do. 

-If you placed an order for your student to have the Garlic Pizza Bagel on the 28, they will receive the Pepperoni Pizza Bagel instead.  

-If you ordered a meal for your student on both days, you will receive a credit to your account for one meal/milk that can be applied to your next order.  

Please direct any questions regarding the change to  Tracy Whalen. The best way to reach her is via email: twhalen@oharaschool.org

Pizza Friday is this week! 
Friday, March 2 is Pizza Friday. In observance of Lent, only cheese pizza will be available. $1 per slice/drink. Thank you to our Pizza Moms, to our friends at Domino's Pizza, and to Student Council for making our Pizza Days happen!

Congratulations to our Fall Honor Roll Recipients!
Congratulations to our O'Hara students who received these awards for the first semester!  Being a recipient of one of these awards takes a remarkable amount of effort, perseverance and Christ-like behavior.  We are very proud of our students!
 
O'Hara's 2018 Drama Production is NEXT WEEK!

The students of O'Hara Catholic School are proud to present: Fiddler on the Roof JR! Mark your calendar now and plan to attend one (or more!) nights of this performance! Please help us spread the word by sharing our Facebook Event!

When: March 7, 8 and 9 at 6pm
Where: O'Hara Catholic School Gym 
Cost: Free admission! Concessions and candy-grams will be sold to support our program. Donations accepted. 
Cast: O'Hara 5th - 8th graders

About The Show: 
Fiddler on the Roof JR, based on the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Join us for a story filled with humor, warmth and honesty the whole family will enjoy. Featuring beloved songs, including: "Tradition," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Sabbath Prayer," and "Far From the Home I Love."

Spring Coaches Meeting
On  Thursday, March 15, at 5pm , there will be a short  meeting  for anyone interested in  coaching  a team that will use the O'Hara gym or fields this Spring. The  meeting  will be held in the library.  Coaches  who came to the  meeting  for Fall or Winter sports do not need to attend. Please RSVP to  Mr. Milliron  if you plan on coming. The gym/field calendar will be updated after the  meeting .

Middle School Track Coach Needed
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or know someone who might be a good fit, please contact  Chris Milliron.

2018 St. Paul Tournament
Congratulations to our O'Hara Basketball teams on their fantastic performances at the 2018 St. Paul Tournament of Excellence.  Our boys and girls teams both took 1st place!  Thank you to everyone who attended the games to support our students!

Additional congratulations to the following students:

3-Point Contest 
Lucas Franssen - 2nd place

Free Throw Contest 
Matthew Forsyth - 1st place
Stella Scott - 2nd place

All Star  (voted on by participating coaches, referees & tournament officials) 
Stella Scott
Matthew Forsyth
Directory Updates
Please update your school directory with the following information:

New address for Bernards Family
34569 Deerwood Drive
Eugene, OR 97405

New address for Chad DePaoli

New address for Mike Gramzow
P.O. Box 41027
Eugene, OR 97404

O'Hara's Roof Maintenance
As many of you are aware, O'Hara has been experiencing roof leaks attributed to our aging roof/building. It was our hope to wait until this coming summer to re-roof the main wing of the building. However, upon further investigation, and with advice from our contractors, it was necessary to complete this maintenance sooner in order to mitigate damage from the leaking. The roofing began on Thursday, Feb. 15, and was completed this past week. The new roof spans the main hallway section of our building that parallels 18th Ave. 

Thank you to Evergreen Roofing for their flexibility and willingness to work through the long weekend in order to minimize the noise and disruption to our school days. And, THANK YOU! to our donors who have so generously given to our Archbishop O'Hara Annual Fund over the last three years and provided the necessary funds for our repair; your support is a blessing.

REMINDERS


Mandatory Meeting for ALL FAMILIES RECEIVING SUBSIDY FROM ST. MARY
All O'Hara families who receive subsidy from St. Mary are required to attend one of the mandatory meetings. If you missed the meeting this morning, it is required that you attend the March 4 meeting. It will be held  following the 9am Mass. If you have questions about this requirement, please call the St. Mary Parish Office at 541-342-1139.

Lunch Program Update: SALAD BAR trial run in March
Beginning on Monday, March 5, and extending through Friday, March 16, our Hot Lunch program will run a 2 week Trial Salad Bar. Pricing will be the same as the current Hot Lunch prices of $3.95 for Preschool through 3rd grade and $4.95 for 4th through 8th grade, early ordering discounts apply. It will include a trip through the salad bar and a whole wheat roll. Milk is an additional 50 cents. The salad bar will be stocked with traditional salad bar fixings, and a daily protein item of chicken, ham, beans, or hard boiled eggs. Annual lunch plan members should watch for an email from Tracy that will include instructions on placing a salad order for their student.

We are excited to try the Salad Bar! Depending on demand, it may continue after spring break. Please contact Tracy Whalen with any questions; the best way to reach her is via email: twhalen@oharaschool.org

ALL ARE WELCOME - Guest Speaker @ Marist
Mater Dei Radio is hosting EWTN's Dr. Ray Gaurendi at Marist High School on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are FREE, but attendees must visit  www.MaterDeiRadio.com  to reserve space. Click HERE for more information.

HOT LUNCH
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT O'HARA
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.
IMPORTANT LINKS

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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"Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you."

-Isaiah 60:1