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Sunday, April 29, 2018

May is the month devoted to Mary. We celebrate her this month especially as the Queen of Heaven and Earth.  Catholics traditionally honor Mary this month by placing a crown of flowers on a statue of her.  

Please join us as our very own Mary statue will be crowned after a Living Rosary on  Wednesday May 9, at 9am.

St. Mary Mass this Wednesday, May 2
All Pre-Kindergarten - 5th grade and 7th & 8th grade students will attend Mass at St. Mary this coming Wednesday. Students should be dropped off at St. Mary by 8:05am.

Uniform Mass Dress is required:
All boys must wear  a white button down shirt and a uniform tie, with khaki or navy uniform pants. Shorts are not permitted.

All girls must wear one of the following:
Uniform skirt & white button down shirt
Uniform dress
Uniform jumper with white shirt underneath
No pants or shorts are permitted

All students should wear comfortable shoes for walking back to O'Hara from St. Mary. If you have questions about the Mass Day Dress Guidelines, please refer to our  Dress Code.

Preschool students should report to O'Hara between 7:50-8:30am on Wednesday.
6th grade students should report to O'Hara between 7:50 - 8:05am for Outdoor School. 

Book Fair this week
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library this week. 
Hours are as follows:

Monday April 30, 10am - 3pm
Tuesday  May 1,  9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday  May 2,  12noon - 2:45pm

Religious Jewelry for sale this week
Looking for a First Communion or Confirmation  gift? The 8th graders heading to the Steubenville Conference will be selling religious  jewelry at the following times this coming week:

Monday, April 30: before & after school
Tuesday, May 1: before & after school
Wednesday, May 2: after school

Enchiladas for sale
The 8th graders going to the Steubenville Conference this summer are selling Creamy Chicken enchiladas, with a container of beans and rice on the side for only $20! Order here (by Monday, May 7) and they will be ready for you on  Monday, May 14,  for pick up at O'Hara.

May Crowning
Flowers are needed to decorate the stage for O'Hara's annual May Crowning & Living Rosary. If you have flowers blooming in your yard and are willing to share, please bring cut flowers of any color or variety to school on Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8 . Buckets of water will be available at the front of the school to drop off your flowers. Thank you!

Spring Programs
The spring programs are fast approaching, please be sure to mark your calendars!
  • Wednesday, May 16: Preschool - 4th Grade, 6pm (students report at 5:30pm)
  • Thursday, May 17: 5th - 8th Grade, 6pm (students report at 5:30pm), attendance is mandatory
This year's spring program theme is, "A Better World Through Music." 

The dress code for all grades is Spring Best:
  • Boys: Slacks & dress shirts; ties are optional. No jeans, no shorts. 
  • Girls: Skirts, dresses or nice pants/dressy top only. No jeans, no shorts. (If girls choose to wear a skirt or dress, skirt length should be no more than 3" above the knee; no bare shoulders or midriffs.)
Teacher Requests
O'Hara Catholic School teachers are dedicated, faith-filled individuals who are devoted to providing the best education possible for the students of O'Hara. For that reason, we ask that parents do not request teachers for the upcoming year. We also ask that you do not approach your students' current teacher and request a teacher for the next year; that puts our staff in an awkward position. We do understand that unique student situations may arise, however these are rare occasions that are handled with the administration. We do ask parents of twins to let us know if they prefer to have their students in the same homeroom or different homerooms. 

First Communion
Please join us in praying for our students receiving  their First Communion this year.
Sacred heart of Jesus, ever present in our lives, hear our prayer as these children receive their First Holy Communion. Grant them, our Lord, your loving grace and help still their hearts with mindful prayer and worship as they receive at the Table of Our Lord the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. May the Holy Spirit shine a guiding light throughout the course of their lifetimes, always leading these blessed children one step closer to the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen.

After School Clubs - Round 2
There are two after school clubs with space still available:
Computer Club
The O'Hara Computer Club is back! Students of all levels can sign up to learn about computers, solve interesting problems, create animated stories, and so on. The club will also provide students an early exposure to computer science, following the national trend of introducing computer science education to students at elementary and middle schools.

Dates: May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30.
When: All dates are Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm.
Where: Mr. Conway's room
Grades: 3-8
How: Sign up at the front office. Fee is $25. Spots are limited to 10.
Please email Chris Milliron with questions.  Coaches are Prof. Jun Li and Xiaodi Zhu.
Knitting Club
Join Miss Cieslak for Knitting club. Learn how to make clothing out of sticks and string! Knitting club meets every Thursday from 3:05-4:00 in Ms. Cieslak's room. Fees will pay for supplies and snacks.

Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31.  
Time: All dates are Thursdays, 3:05-4:00pm.
Where: Miss Cieslak's room
Grades: 2 - 8
How: Sign up at the front office. Fee is $25. Spots are limited to 10, although we could sign up more if a parent volunteer with knitting experience was willing to help out.

Please email Miss Cieslak with any questions you may have.  

Pictures Needed
Work on the 17-18 yearbook is underway and we need your pictures! Please send pictures to  pictures@oharaschool.org. Note: if sending pictures from your smart device, please send them at full/actual size, and please don't send cropped images.

Save the Date! The 5th annual Ladies Tea & Luncheon will be held at 12:30pm on Thursday, May 10.
We are so excited to have Lindy Prickel & Landry Cummings as co-chairs on behalf of the Open Door Foundation!
The event will include a small silent auction, pop-up shops and catered lunch. All funds raised will go directly to the Open Door Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund. We are looking forward to a fun afternoon for a great cause and hope you will join us!
We are excited to have the following pop up shops at our luncheon this year.


Thank you to our generous sponsors who make it possible for all funds raised at the luncheon to go directly to the Open Door Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund.





If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the 2018 Ladies Tea & Luncheon, or if you have any questions, please contact  Michelle Meador  in the Advancement Office.

Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Ladies Tea and Luncheon.  We will need help on  Wednesday, May 9  with set up and  Thursday, May 10  during the event and then after with clean up. If you have any questions contact Danielle Hauser  or click  HERE  to sign up.

2018 Grandparents Social
Our Grandparents Social will be held on Friday, May 18 at 10:30am. We hope you will join us!
This year, the social will be held in individual classrooms. Teachers and students will welcome grandparents and/or special guests from 10:30 - 11:30am, with school dismissal times at 11:45am & 12noon. Feel free to visit multiple classrooms if you have more than one student. Student council and middle school students will be available to give tours and specialists will look forward to guests popping in to say hello.
Food Allergy Information:
-Donuts will be coming from Albertson's bakery and will be sugar glazed or cinnamon sugar.
- If your child has a food allergy, please plan accordingly and communicate with your child's teacher.
-The only food items that will be allowed in classrooms other than donuts, will be those that have been pre-arranged with teachers. 
Friday, May 18 is a half day of school.
Students in grades Preschool - 3rd are dismissed at 11:45am
Students in grades 4 - 8 are dismissed at 12noon.
If you plan to take your student(s) prior to the designated dismissal times, you must communicate with your child's teachers and sign them out in the front office. Students will only be released to those designated on their pick-up list.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Danielle Hauser .

Directory Update
Please update your directory with a new address for the Giustina family:
PO Box 989
Eugene, OR 97440

Immunization Statement
We are required by Senate Bill 895 as of January 1, 2015 to publish our immunization rates.  Click  to view O'Hara's PreSchool & PreKindergarten Immunization report or the  Kindergarten - 8th Grade Immunization reportIf you have any questions regarding our immunization status, please contact Barb Whitford

Back Lot Drop Off & Pick Up Reminder
In order to keep traffic flowing in our back lot, please remember to enter from 15th Ave. Our Jefferson Street gate is  exit only  and right-hand turn only during drop off and pick up hours.


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

Ladies Tea & Luncheon Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Ladies Tea and Luncheon.  We will need help on  Wednesday, May 9  with set up and  Thursday, May 10  during the event and then after with clean up. If you have any questions contact Danielle Hauser  or click  HERE  to sign up.

Field Day Volunteers Needed
Mrs. Meyer is looking for parents to volunteer at Field Day. Twenty-five volunteers are needed to make this fun day happen. Field Day falls on the last day of school,  June 19; this is a half day of school. The volunteer time commitment is from  9:00am - 11:30am

Please fill out this form  if you can help.

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.

Living Saints Projects Volunteer Sign-Up
This year we will be celebrating our 20th year of Living Saints Projects! Thanks to the support of a generous group of volunteers, these projects continue to develop and improve every year! If you would like to help from home or at school, there are tasks you can do to support the project. 

Click HERE to sign up.


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