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Sunday, June 17, 2018

May we make our homes places of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of the summertime.
Lord God, creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body. 
May we constantly strive to make a meaningful difference
in the lives of our loved ones and in the world around us
as we enjoy the warm days of summertime.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Early departures for summer
The last day of school is Tuesday, June 19. If your student(s) will not be at school tomorrow or Tuesday, please email Barb to let her know .

Tomorrow is Pizza Day!
$1 per slice/drink! Thank you to our fantastic Pizza Moms for their hard work in organizing our pizza days this year!
18-19 Staffing Update from Mrs. Conway
Mr. Richard Hernandez will be joining our staff as our 4th - 8th grade Spanish teacher.  Mr. Hernandez joins us as he retires from 26 years of service in the United States Army and transitions to teaching. He is a certified Spanish linguist for the U.S. government, an active parishioner at his parish and a long time baseball coach. 

Mrs. Lindy Prickel and Mrs. Christina Woodward will be co-teaching 3B next year. Mrs. Woodward will continue to teach Middle School health in the afternoons.  Mrs. Prickel will also continue to help with Title instruction and we will be adding additional instructional support from Mrs. Relling as well. 

And, as previously announced,  Mrs. Madison Smith will be our 2B teacher next year.

Accreditation News!
O'Hara has received our accreditation rating from the WCEA and we are pleased to let you know that we have received a 6 year rating! This is the highest rating possible. We would like to thank everyone who helped with our accreditation and supported us through the process. 

2018-19 School Calendar
Click  HERE  for a link to the draft copy of O'Hara's 2017-18 School Calendar. Please remember this is still a draft copy and dates are subject to change.

Pictures Needed
Work on the 17-18 yearbook is almost complete and we still 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. The deadline to submit pictures is Friday, June 22.

Dress Code Donations for St. Mary's Academy in The Dalles
St. Mary's Academy in The Dalles is working on implementing a dress code for the 19-20 school year, and are accepting donations of uniform items that no longer adhere to O'Hara's dress code. If you have items to donate (shirts with ruffles, middle layers without logos, navy socks, etc.) please bring them to school in a bag marked for St. Mary and the items will be passed along. Thank you!

FIP Hours Past Due 
FIP statements were sent home with all families a few weeks ago. If you have not yet done so, please enter or pay off your FIP hours ASAP.

Hours not completed will be billed to your family at the rate of $15/hour. 

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
All books should be turned in to the library ASAP. Books not returned will be charged to your account and invoices will be mailed home.

If your student has medication stored in the front office, please remember to pick it up on the last day of the school year. Medications not picked up by June 19 will be disposed of. 

Lost & Found
Please make sure to browse the lost & found to collect any items belonging to your family. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year. 

O'Hara Office Summer Hours
O'Hara will be closed to students and parents in the afternoon on  June 19, and all day on  June 20-22 for teacher inservice and staff work days. If you have a question or concern, please call or email.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 26, our summer office hours will be Tuesday - Thursday, 8:00am - 11:00am, weekly. We will be checking email and voicemail throughout the summer.

INFO FOR 2018-19
Middle School Sports Physicals for next year
We recommend that parents schedule summer appointments for sports physicals for any students that might want to participate in middle school sports next school year. Students in grades 7-8 are eligible to play volleyball, basketball and track. Students in grade 6 will be eligible to participate on the track team in the spring. Students will not be permitted to participate in practice or competition without a sports physical on file in the front office. Due to our liability insurance, there can be no exceptions made to this rule. Appointments can be difficult to get during the school year, so please consider making an appointment this summer.  Click here to download the required form to take with you to the appointment.

2018-19 School Supply Lists
School supply lists for the 2018-19 school year will be available on our website toward the end of June. Please watch your email and our Facebook page for notification.

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.

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.

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

Summer Reading Info from Mrs. Booth & Mrs. Gori
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.)

Field Day Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are still needed for Field Day! The volunteer time commitment is from  9:00am - 11:30am

Please fill out this form  if you can help.

Get a head start on your 2018-19 FIP hours! 
Volunteer at Fair Parking (July 18-22)
The Lane County Fair is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers for O'Hara's annual Fair Parking fundraiser.  Fair Parking is O'Hara's third largest fundraiser of the year. Thank you to Mellany & Jeff Fort, Christine & Zach Manning and Josh & Rachel Howard for chairing this year's fundraiser. The money raised from Fair Parking goes directly to the school's general operating budget, and therefore is a very important fundraiser.  Fair Parking is a great way to get an early start on FIP hours for next year! Please click here to sign up!    


Family Involvement Hours: Instructions & Link to Log Hours

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