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Sunday, February 11, 2018

We are so grateful to our O'Hara community, once again, for the tremendous support and generosity shown to our school. This year's annual auction event, O'Hara Open, was a successful and fun night! Thank you to our auction chairs, Kate & Kyle Hudson, for their dedication and leadership in planning & executing a wonderful night of generosity and love for our school. Thank you to all the committee chairs, countless volunteers and donors! 

Thank you to O'Hara parents, Dustin & Erin Whitaker, of Down the Beanstalk Productions, for producing our wonderful auction video! It is always a highlight of the night to watch our kids on the big screen!   If you missed it last night, or want to watch again,  click here

We are thrilled to share with you that our appeals brought in a combined $99,750!

Scholarships: $52,100
Art Room Remodel: 47,650

The love and support this community has for O'Hara Catholic School, was shown last night through the generosity of all who attended and raised their bid cards. We are eternally grateful and so very blessed! 

Ash Wednesday & Lent 2018

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is this week.

We invite you to join us for our Ash Wednesday Mass, at 8:30am on February 14. Students should wear uniform Mass dress.
All parents and visitors are welcome to participate in a prayer group that will meet in the chapel before Mass, from 8:05am - 8:25am.  
Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.  Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Click here to visit our Lent 2018 resource & information page  to learn about Ash Wednesday, Lent and more. Stay tuned for more information and events coming soon.

2018 Raise Your Paddle Appeals
Missed the appeals last night? If you would like to donate to one of our 2018 Raise Your Paddle categories (Scholarships, Art Room Remodel), our  donation page is open for a few more weeks. Thank you!

The Golonka Family welcomed Kennedy Rose Golonka, born Monday, Feb. 5th,  9 lbs. 10 oz.

Bake Sale
The 8th graders attending the Steubenville San Diego Conference this summer are having a bake sale during lunch times for all grades! Bake sale will be held on Monday, February 12, and Tuesday, February 13. All bake sale items will be sold for $1.00.  Items will be both homemade and store bought. We will also have some nut free option, as well as gluten free treats.  Bring your dollars and help support our teens! Please contact Mrs. Jones with any questions.

O'Hara's After School Clubs
O'Hara is hosting 4 after school clubs that start this week:
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. 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.
Radon testing at O'Hara
Per requirements from the EPA, O'Hara has recently completed radon testing. Results are as follows:

The initial radon testing conducted at O'Hara Catholic School, Eugene by JSE Labs between December 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 indicates a level of 0 pCi/L which is below the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 pCi/L.

Per Oregon Statute 332.166-167, our school will be retested in 10 years.


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

-Isaiah 60:1