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Sunday, May 27, 2018

2018-19 Student Government Elections
O'Hara's Student Leadership Council elections are upon us. Election week is June 4 through June 8 with candidate speeches being held at 8:15am on June 8. The election will be held directly after the speeches. Below are the offices and eligible grade levels:

President (7 th  Grade)
Vice-President (7 th  Grade)
Secretary (6 th  / 7 th  Grade)
Treasurer (6 th  / 7 th  Grade)
Activities Coordinator (6 th  / 7 th  Grade)
Public Relations Specialist (6 th  / 7 th  Grade)
Spirit Advisor, "Eddie" (6 th  / 7 th  Grade)
Announcer (5 th  Grade)

Interested students need to fill out a Student Leadership Council Election application to be considered for office. Applications are due by 3:30 PM, Friday, June 1. Download the application HERE.

FIP Hours Due by June 15
FIP statements will be sent home with all families this coming week. If you would like to pay off your remaining hours, please send in a check made out to O'Hara Catholic School and write FIP Hours in the memo section. 

All Family Involvement Hours for the 2017-18 school year must be completed AND entered into the online system by June 15.  Hours not completed will be billed to your family at the rate of $15/hour. 

There are still opportunities for FIP hours available; please  click here or read below for current Volunteer Opportunities.

Remember:  FIP hours are logged online and must be entered by each individual family. To log your hours, visit O'Hara's homepage and click FIP hours under the  Family Login Menu  (password: riseup). 

All Library Books Due Now
Unless your student is using a book for a school project, all books should be turned in to the library this coming week. Books not returned will be charged to your account and invoices will be mailed home.

Congratulations! 2017-18 Brain Bowl Team
Congratulations to the following students for a great showing at the 2018 Brain Bowl Competition:

Stefan Schroffner
Duncan Yozzo
Henry Nieckarz
William Johnston
Parker Nagy
Jaedan Neumann
Peter Christensen
Claire Saxman
Kailee Jones
Cannon Mann
Asher Pellegrini

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork/essay placed in the 2018 Oregon Right to Life Contest.

Kindergarten Division - Drawing Contest
Grace McDowell- 3rd Place
Esmeralda Vargas - 2nd Place
Alyssa Luikart - 1st Place
1st and 2nd Grade Division - Drawing Contest
Noah Brown - 3rd Place
3rd - 5th Grade Division- Drawing Contest
Rowan De Lee - 3rd Place
Gina Schroffner- 2nd Place
McKenna De Lee - 1st Place
5th - 6th Grade Division - Essay Contest
Kellie Schroffner- 3rd Place
Ethan Angeles - 2nd Place
Elian Mora - 1st Place 

Kindergarten Drawing Contest
Alyssa Luikart - Honorable Mention 
3rd - 5th Grade Drawing Contest
McKenna De Lee - 3rd Place 
5th and 6th Grade Essay Contest
Elian Mora - 1st Place

Summer Reading Info from Mrs. Booth & Mrs. Gori
It's that time of year again! Summer will be here soon. We are again planning to have a summer reading program for interested students. Read at least 10 books over the summer, and in the fall we'll have a popsicle party to celebrate. Keep track of the books read and turn the log in to Mrs. Gori or Mrs. Booth in the fall. Keep up those reading skills by enjoying some good books over the summer!

Download a reading log here. (They will also be handed out in the library.)

Need a babysitter? 
O'Hara students have formed the Eugene Babysitters Association. Please  click here  for more information!  


This year, we celebrate two decades of the Living Saints Presentations! This project, the brainchild of Mrs. Maryanne Obersinner, has become a hallmark of the O'Hara experience and something of which we are very proud. To date, over 900 students have taken part in the presentations!

Calling all Living Saints Alum!
Twenty years of Saints have graced our gym and we welcome you to experience this amazing project again. You are cordially invited to join us for this milestone year!

Please RSVP to Michelle Meador . If you are unable to attend, but are an alumni of the Living Saints Project, please consider sending in a picture, quote, or memory regarding your experience. 

( pictured: Max Fulton from the 2012 Saints Presentation)
Summer Camps, Fall Sports & Extracurricular Activities
Looking for Summer Camps, Fall Sports, and/or Enrichment activities for your students? Visit our website for a list of organizations in the community that have shared their information with O'Hara; additional information will be added to the website as it comes in.

63rd Annual Fern Ridge Beef Pit BBQ
All are welcome to join the fun at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Park, 25181 East Broadway. Sunday, July 29, 2018; 12 - 5pm. Good family fun in a beautiful setting! Information at 541-935-3933 or fernridgebeefpitbbq.com

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.

8th Grade Brunch RSVPs due by Monday, June 4
Don't forget to RSVP to  Danielle Hauser for the 8th grade graduation brunch following the 8th grade farewell Mass on Monday, June 11. Two guests per graduate are free, there is a $10 charge per additional guest. Payments can be turned into Barb at the front office.

O'Hara's School Day Schedule for 18-19
Due to the changes that 4J will be making to standardize their school schedules next year, we have received a number of questions regarding O'Hara's 18-19 school day schedule. Our school schedule will remain the same, and is as follows:

Start for all students:   8:05am
End for PreS - 3rd grade:   2:45pm (2:10 on Wednesdays)
End for 4th - 8th grade:   3:05pm (2:30 on Wednesdays)

Directory Advertisements for the 2018-19 School Year 
We are in the process of putting together our school directory for the 2018-19 school year, and would like to offer you the opportunity to place an ad.
To place your ad, please fill out this online form The form can also be accessed from the  O'Hara website .
All ads are printed in black and white and are priced as follows:
  • Full page ad (approximately 4.75" wide x 8" tall) $200.00
  • 1/2 page ad (approximately 4.75" wide x 3.75" tall) $100.00
  • Business card ad (approximately 3.5" wide x 2" tall) $50.00
Ads are due no later than July 16. Please contact  Danielle Hauser  if you have any questions.


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

Volunteers needed for 8th grade graduation
Volunteers are needed to help with the 8th grade graduation brunch, reception & dance. Click  HERE to view the volunteer spots and consider signing up to help. It is a fun way to get the last of your FIP hours in!

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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-Isaiah 60:1