Enter to Learn. Go Forth to Serve.
"Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily."
"Be who you are and be that well."
"You learn to love by loving."
"Have patience with all things, but first with yourself."
-St. Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales set the groundwork for Vatican II, even though he lived in the 1500s! He taught that every one of us called to holiness, not just a select few. He is the patron of journalists and writers. St. Francis de Sales is celebrated on January 24.
O'Hara's 2018 Open House
On Sunday, January 28, O'Hara will hold our 2018 Open House for interested and prospective families. Please help us spread the word by inviting friends and neighbors who might be interested, and by sharing our
Open House event
on Facebook. Please send names/addresses of anyone who might like to receive a postcard invitation to
and we will make sure they receive an invitation. Thank you!
Catholic Schools Week 2018 is Jan. 28 - Feb. 3
Sponsored by the
, CSW is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families & school communities. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation. This year's theme is
Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.
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
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.
O'Hara's Front Lot Exit Gate
A reminder that the exit gate in the f
ront lot is automatic. Cars wising to exit the parking lot must drive slowly up within a few feet of the gate in order for the sensors to detect the car and open. Please be patient and know that it will open. Please maintain proper traffic flow in the parking lot; enter through the east gate entrance and exit through the west gate exit.
Please share this information with anyone that might be driving your students to and from school and practices, and also and with non-O'Hara teammates or anyone else that might be using our parking lot after hours. Thank you.
AUCTION FUNDRAISER @ MOD Pizza on Thursday, January 25
Funds raised from these events will go to help underwrite auction packages. We hope you will consider participating if you are able!
Thank you for helping us spread the word by liking and sharing our
, and inviting friends and family.
Marist Youth Baseball
All future Spartans are welcome to join Marist Youth Baseball. Sunday practices will be as follows:
4th-6th grade from
; 7th-8th grade
3:00-5:00. Please contact
Rob Kimble (541.942.8402) for more information.
Catholic Community Services Volunteers Needed!
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Catholic Community Services of Lane County, a Catholic Charities USA agency, is looking for some helpful adults who can assist with in-kind donation drives. Duties include transporting collection bins, and picking up in-kind donations from collection sites and delivering them to the Springfield Service Center. If you're interested, contact Outreach Coordinator Henry Houston at
541-345-3628, ext. 316
or via email at
School clubs offer the opportunity for students to explore special interests and are run by parent volunteers after school. A club can focus on just about any topic that kids might have an interest in - Legos, math games, chess, world cultures and languages, etc... are just a few of countless possibilities. If you are interested in leading or co-leading a club at O'Hara, please contact
. Time spent volunteering will count toward FIP hours.
A list of clubs to be offered will be announced in the Bulletin as soon as club leaders are in place, and signups will follow soon after. The first round of clubs will begin in early February and end prior to Spring Break. Additional clubs may be offered after Spring Break and will be announced later this spring.
O'Hara's 2018 Auction is Saturday, February 10th!
(Read below for more details)
for auction set-up or at the auction
the auction (email Michelle Meador)
to the Silent Auction (email Amy Londahl)
DONATE funds to help underwrite auction packages
Auction Volunteers Needed: Please sign up to help at O'Hara Open!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
to go to our invitation page on Signup.com.
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Silma Rivera-Lyons, our Volunteer Coordinator, and she will sign you up manually.
DECORATIONS WORK PARTIES - FIP Hours Opportunity
Our decorations committee will be holding work parties in January & February. If you can help, please come to the cafeteria from 8:05am - 11am on any of the following days, it is not necessary to RSVP:
Wednesday, January 24
Wednesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 7
Please note: work parties are for adults only, please no toddlers or small children (infants ok).
with any questions.
SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED
Our Silent Auction Committee is hard at work putting together great packages for our bidders! To help make our auction a success, we ask that every O'Hara family help by procuring or donating an item or package.
to view a wish list for our Silent Auction.
If you would like
additional ideas or have questions, please contact
, Silent Auction Chair.
O'Hara's auction is the school's largest fundraiser of the year and we are grateful for the help and generosity of our families to make it a success!
We are grateful for generous support and partnership of a community who shares in our commitment to advancing Catholic Education at O'Hara.
click to view our 2018 Auction Sponsorship Opportunities.
If you would like to sponsor our auction, or have any questions, please contact
Kate or Kyle Hudson
to the following sponsors/donors:
CBT Nuggets, Elevation Fitness
Gold Sponsor: The Brazelton Family, K.P.D. Insurance, Slocum Center, Open Door Foundation Board Members
Silver Sponsor: Comfort Flow Heating, Pediatric Dental Associates, Ryan Hoffstot Insurance Agency
Print Sponsor: Central Print
Wine Wall Sponsor:
Photo Booth Sponsor:
Happy Hour Sponsor:
Jessica Johnston, Realtor, Re/Max Integrity
After ParTee Sponsor: Alpha Turf NW & Tokatee Golf Club
Heads or Tails Sponsor: Merry Maids
Super Silent Auction Sponsor:
Silent Auction Sponsor: Oregon Community Credit Union
Dessert Dash Sponsor: Evergreen Car Care
Tuition Raffle Sponsor: Spring Capital Group
Pick of the Live Auction Raffle Sponsor: Gass Orthodontics
John Villano, DDS, PC
After ParTee Pizza: Domino's
Auction Video: Down the Beanstalk Productions
Table Wine Donor: A to Z Wineworks
Student Pictures: Brett Golonka
NEW ORDERING OPTION: Available now, on select menu items, additional entrees can be ordered for the cost of $2 each. (For example,
corn dogs, hot dogs, chicken bites, and pizza bagel meals all have the option to order extra entrees)
Hot Lunch Contact:
, Kitchen Manager (541-485-5291 x 303)
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
know if you are able to help.
BACKGROUND CHECKS: New Procedure
Praesidium will now send you a link to renew your background check when you are due for a new one. You will need to follow the instructions from Praesidium as well as make payment to O'Hara for $15.00.
All returning volunteers are required to complete the
Safe Haven Safety Training
. Follow the links for instructions:
All parents (and grandparents) wishing to volunteer at O'Hara must complete 3 requirements before being eligible to volunteer this coming school year.
CONTACT Stacie Seaver with any questions about volunteer requirements.
FAMILY INVOLVEMENT HOURS
to log your hours. Contact
with any questions about your FIP hours.
Cloud9 World Character Education
and then follow instructions below:
Click the "login" at the top left
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"Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you."