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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thank you to all of our students, parents and staff who helped make our 2018 Open House a success! If you know of anyone who was unable to make it to our Open House, but would like to learn more about O'Hara, please encourage them to fill out an  application  and then call or  email us  to schedule a tour.
 
CALENDAR
Catholic Schools Week 2018

School wide service project:
O'Hara will be collecting toothpaste & toothbrushes for Catholic Community Services. Please help if you can! Items can be dropped off in the front entry of the school.
 
Monday Jan. 29th  -  Vocations Day
  • Dress Code:  Regular Uniform Dress on top and bottom
  • Activity:  Religious Sisters, Deacons, and Priests will be visiting with Pre-S through 3rd grade to share their vocation with the students in the morning. At 1:30pm,  4th through 8th grade will have a panel with our guests to learn about their vocations.
   
Tuesday Jan. 30th - Bible Trivia
  • Dress Code:  Gospel T-Shirt on top. Jeans on bottom.
  • Activity:  Bible Trivia, 1:30pm in the gym. Parents welcome!
   
Wednesday Jan. 31st - Praise and Worship Assembly
  • Dress Code:   Any Catholic school (Notre Dame, Gonzaga, Marist, etc.) or Christian apparel (any shirt that has to do with Jesus or faith) on top. Jeans on bottom.
  • Activity:  All school Prayer and Praise & Worship Assembly, 8:05am in the gym.
 
  Thursday Feb. 1st - All Schools Mass
  • Dress Code:  Dressy best for Mass.
A few Mass Dress reminders:
-ties are required for all boys
-no shorts are permitted, no jeans are permitted
-girls are required to wear skirts, dresses or jumpers (no pants)
-hem lengths should be no shorter than 3" above the knee
-shoulders must be covered
-no heels over 1". No sandals are permitted
  • Activity- All Schools Mass at Marist Catholic High School.
    All students should be dropped at Marist between 8:15am - 8:30am.
Parent drivers are needed for grades 3-7 to transport students from Marist to O'Hara after Mass (approx. 10:30am). Please email your student's homeroom teacher if you are able to help, and make sure you have completed this year's 2 volunteer update requirements. Pre-S thru 2nd grade will take a bus back to O'Hara. 8th grade students will remain at Marist for a social event, if you are transporting 8th graders back to O'Hara, please arrive at Marist at 11:15am.
 
  Friday Feb. 2nd - NO SCHOOL Teacher In-Service day

Updates
Sibling Applications for 2018-19
We have sibling applications on file for the students listed below. Paperwork for these students will be included in registration packets for returning families in February. If you are a current family and would like to enroll a sibling for next year that is not on this list, please turn in a sibling application immediately.

PreSchool
AnaMaria Alapont
Quaid Arcuri
Boston Brewer
JoeVion Catron
Lillian Claric
Hayden Clark
Charlie Crenwelge
Miranda Fort
Sean Franco
Grayson Grant
Bristol Landon
Shuchang Li
Sawyer Lovvorn
Liam O'Neill
Alexander Zenz

PreK
Marco Fortuna
Bryson Gordon
Milo Mora
Adrienne Oeming
Anna Phillips
Ryan Schoening

Kindergarten
Stella Craner
Effie Larson
Nicholas May

Please join us for Bible Trivia!
Please join us for the Catholic Schools Week Bible Trivia Assembly on Tuesday, January 30th at 1:30pm in the gym. Each grade has a student representative from their class that competes in answering bible trivia questions. This year there is a special twist of 'minute to win it' games before the contestant can answer. If you want to see the entire school fully engaged in Bible trivia, please come.

Save The Date! Knights of Columbus Valentine's Dinner & Dance
Grab your sweetie and head to the St. Valentine's Dinner Dance on Friday, February 9, at 5:30pm at St. Mary Parish Center. Enjoy the great music of the big band era by Blue Skies, a fantastic salmon dinner, and support the Pro-Life fundraising efforts of Knights of Columbus Council 1430! $30 per person, for reservations call 541-953-8309  or email  courtesyd@comcast.net.



O'Hara Track and Field - Physical Requirement
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can participate on the St. Paul/O'Hara Track Team in the Spring.  If your child is interested in participating, we suggest that you make an appointment for a physical exam in the near future to avoid scheduling issues; students are not permitted to take part in practices or meets without a valid physical on file in the office. Physicals are considered up-to-date for 2 years. Please email  Amber Ferrari, if you'd like to confirm a physical on file.  Click to download a Sports Physical Form .


2018 AUCTION

O'Hara's 2018 Auction is Saturday, February 10th!


QUICK LINKS.  
(Read below for more details)

BUY auction tickets/table
VOLUNTEER for auction set-up or at the auction
DONATE  to the Silent Auction (email Amy Londahl)
DONATE funds to help underwrite auction packages
DOWNLOAD  a Procurement Form

Auction Volunteers Needed: Please sign up to help at O'Hara Open! 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link 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 31
Wednesday, February 7

Please note: work parties are for adults only, please no toddlers or small children (infants ok).  Please contact  Christina Hoffstot   with any questions.

SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED
Click  HERE to view a wish list for our  Silent Auction.  If you would like  additional ideas or have questions, please contact  Amy Londahl   , Silent Auction Chair.


THANK YOU!  to our 2018 Auction Sponsors!

Title Sponsor:  Murphy Company
Platinum Sponsors:  CBT Nuggets, Elevation Fitness
Gold Sponsor: The Brazelton Family, K.P.D. Insurance, Slocum Center, Open Door Foundation Board Members, Western Shelter Systems, Quantum Health
Silver Sponsor: Comfort Flow Heating, Pediatric Dental Associates, Ryan Hoffstot Insurance Agency
Print Sponsor: Central Print
Wine Wall Sponsor:  Summit Bank
Photo Booth Sponsor:  Thornton Orthodontics
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: Moss Adams
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
Cookie Sponsor:  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

REMINDERS
O'Hara Clubs
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  Mr. Milliron. 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.

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  hhouston@ccslc.org

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.

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:
-fever
-cough, sore throat, congestion
-body aches
-fatigue
 
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.

Marist Youth Baseball
All future Spartans are welcome to join Marist Youth Baseball. Sunday practices will be as follows:  4th-6th grade from  1:30-3:30 ;  7th-8th grade  3:00-5:00. Please contact  Rob Kimble (541.942.8402) for more information.

HOT LUNCH
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)

LINKS:

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT O'HARA
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.
VOLUNTEERING AT O'HARA
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.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
Returning volunteers: 
All returning volunteers are required to complete the  Safe Haven Safety Training . Follow the links for instructions:   ENGLISH   /   SPANISH .

New volunteers:
  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
Click HERE to log your hours. Contact Barb with any questions about your FIP hours.

IMPORTANT LINKS

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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