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Sunday, November 5, 2017


Please join us tomorrow morning  for our Veterans Day Assembly!

The assembly begins at 8:05am in the O'Hara Gym.

A coffee & donut reception will be held for all veterans and their families following the assembly. 

*Special dress option for students: Red, White & Blue / Patriotic tops with jeans. (or regular uniform)

ST. JOAN OF ARC, PATRONESS OF SOLDIERS AND FRANCE
St. Joan of Arc  was in charge of a small army and won many battles for France! She had the courage to do something so difficult because she knew that it was what God wanted her to be doing.

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CALENDAR
UPDATES
November 7 & 8 - Request from the Auction Committee
On November 7th & 8th, O'Hara's Auction Committee will be taking student photos for the 2018 auction. They have requested that all students please wear a white uniform top on both of these days, if possible. Thank you, in advance, for your help!
THURSDAY is PIZZA DAY!
Thank you to our wonderful group of P izza Moms and our Student Council for hosting Pizza Day! 

Domino's pizza slices will be available for sale to all students at lunch time on Thursday. Slices are $1 each, and students should bring coin, cash (small bills only please - there will be limited change) or check payable to O'Hara Catholic School. Cheese pizza will be available for PreSchool - Kindergarten students and cheese and pepperoni pizza will be available for 1st - 8th Grade students. Sports drinks and water will also both be available for sale, $1/bottle. Beverage sales benefit O'Hara's Student Council.

Students who have purchased the annual lunch plan will receive 2 slices of pizza and a drink. Extra slices are available to purchase for $1/slice.
Uniform Shorts Reminder
A reminder that students in grades PreSchool - 5th are not permitted to wear shorts between November 1 & Spring Break. Middle School students may wear shorts year round.
O'Hara's Front Parking Lot
We would like to request that if you park at school between 10am - 2pm, please refrain from parking on the upper black top near the Middle School Wing exit & basketball hoops. We are limited on basketball and four square space and we want to make sure students are safe and not playing in between or around cars.
We are so grateful for the volunteers and visitors at O'Hara, and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 
Jog-A-Thon Pledge Payments
Jog-A-Thon bills were mailed out last week. We are asking that you please follow up with family and friends that pledged your student(s). Payments can be mailed to O'Hara or paid online We appreciate your assistance in helping us gather all payments promptly!
2017-18 O'Hara Directories
School Directories went home with students this week. If your family has 2 households, and you need a 2nd copy, please stop by the office to pick up an extra copy.
Planned Vacations & Absences
If your family will be taking an extended vacation over the Thanksgiving holiday, please send an email to Barb so she can mark your student(s) out. Thank you.
¿ Preguntas?
Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre cualquier artículo en el boletín, estamos para ayudarlos! Por favor póngase en contacto con madre de familia de O'Hara, Judy De Leon-Chavez. Ella pude ayudarles con traducciones o cualquier otra pregunta. 
HOT LUNCH
REMINDER:  We ask that parents communicate with students each morning if they will be having hot lunch and/or milk. Our homeroom teachers ask for a count each morning, and the kitchen relies on this information to prepare the correct quantity of food each day. Thank you!

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!
We could still use a few volunteers with flexibility on days, and 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.
 
LINKS:

Hot Lunch Contact: Tracy Whalen, Kitchen Manager (541-485-5291 x 303)
2017 THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS GIVING AT O'HARA
During the upcoming Christmas & Thanksgiving seasons, we invite our families to take part in our school-wide community giving drives. Please read below for the details. We hope your family will consider supporting these causes in whatever capacity you are able. Thank you for partnering with O'Hara to teach and encourage generosity & charity to our children.



Ham & Turkey Donations for St. Vincent de Paul (Nov. 9th & 17th)
On Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 17th, from 7:45am - 8:30am, O'Hara will be accepting donations of turkeys and hams on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul. These donations will be distributed to local families in need for their Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners.

Toys for Tots (November 13 - December 4)
At   our Monday Morning assembly on November 13, we will officially launch our annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive. 

Toys for Tots is an official activity of the United States Marine Corps. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

We hope your family will join us in our efforts to help the Marine Corps and our local fire departments to collect and hand out toys to children in Lane County this Christmas season.   

Helping our own
Every year, O'Hara collects gift cards that are distributed to help our own O'Hara families in need. If you are able to contribute gas gift cards, grocery store gift cards or gift cards for clothing or toys, please drop them at the front office for Mrs. Conway by Wednesday, December 13th.

2018 O'HARA AUCTION
SAVE THE DATE! 

O'Hara's 2018 Auction will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018
Auction Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for O'Hara's 2018 Auction! It takes many volunteers to help with O'Hara's largest fundraiser, and we are grateful to the O'Hara community for the generosity and support!

If you missed the Auction Coffee Chat, but are interested in learning more about our auction and how you can get involved, please fill out this survey
We currently need volunteers in the following areas:

Donation Request Phone Calls: Volunteers are needed to make follow up donation request phone calls to local business donors. If you would like to learn more or sign up to help, please contact  Amy Londahl , Silent Auction Chair (541-514-1369).

Donation Pickup Drivers: Drivers are needed to make local donation pickups. These pickups will primarily take place in January and February, on an as-needed basis. If you would like to learn more or sign up to help, please contact  Amy Londahl , Silent Auction Chair (541-514-1369).
Sponsorship Opportunities NOW AVAILABLE!
We are grateful for generous support and partnership of a community who shares in our commitment to advancing Catholic Education at O'Hara.  Please 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  or Amber Ferrari .

THANK YOU!  to the following sponsors:
Title Sponsor:  Murphy Company
Platinum Sponsors:  CBT Nuggets, Elevation Fitness
Wine Wall Sponsor:  Summit Bank
Photo Booth Sponsor:  Thornton Orthodontics
Happy Hour Sponsor:  Jessica Johnston
Cookie Sponsor: John Villano, DDS, PC
Live & Silent Auction Donations Needed!
Our Silent and Live Auction Committees are 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. Read below to see how you can help!
Live Auction 
If you can help with an idea, connection or a donation for a larger package for our Live Auction, please contact Shelley Giustina or Jaime Landon, our Live Auction Chairs. 
Silent Auction
If you can help with an idea, connection or a donation for a silent auction package, please contact Amy Londahl, our Silent Auction Chair.
One of our goals this year is to have packages completed by mid-January; this helps us tremendously with our organization and set-up schedule. We encourage you to help us by bringing your donation early this year. Read below for an exciting new incentive to help us accomplish our goal!

Any family that brings in a complete basket for our Silent Auction 
by Friday, December 16, will be entered to win! (limit: 1  entry per family)  The winner will choose between 2 prize options: 10 FIP hours -or- 1 tuition raffle ticket at our 2018 auction!

Not sure what to donate? For a list of ideas, please click here.
Ideas Wanted!
Do you have a suggestion for a Live or Silent Auction package?  We'd love to hear your ideas! Send it to us here

AUCTION FUNDRAISERS
A great & easy way to help our auction is by attending one or more of our restaurant fundraisers! Skip cooking and help our school at the same time! Thank you to Nicole Roedl for organizing our auction fundraisers this year!

Thursday, November 16: Papa's Pizza @ West 11th. Flyer Required .

Monday & Tuesday, November 27 & 28: Pastini @ Oakway Center. (Flyer not required, just mention O'Hara when you place your order.)

Wednesday & Thursday, January 10 & 11: ALL Westaurant Concepts Restaurants (Bill & Tim's, Mucho Gusto, Dickie Jo's & Dickie Yo's). Flyer Required.

Thursday, January 25: MOD Pizza, both Eugene Locations. Flyer coming soon.

More dates coming soon!

Funds raised from these events will go to help underwrite auction packages. We hope you will consider participating if you are able!

REMINDERS
Please help us be good neighbors!
We have been made aware of some close calls between cars and the pedestrians & bicyclists that use 18th Avenue at the same time as our pickup and drop off hours. We understand that these are extremely congested times for traffic at our school and that families are often in a hurry to drop off or pickup.  However, we ask that you please remember that it is the legal responsibility of drivers to heed the right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists in crosswalks and bike lanes. 
November tuition payment will include $150 registration fee for some families
Some O'Hara parents elected the option to pay their $150 (2017-18) registration fee with their November tuition payment. If you elected this option, the $150 will come out on the same date that you have requested your tuition payment to be made: November 1, 2017 or November 15, 2017.  If you do not remember and need to know, you may contact Rebecca Plant at the business office. 
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.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT HOURS
Click HERE to log your hours.

CONTACT: Danielle Hauser with any questions.
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  Tracy Whalen  know if you are able to help.
Scoreboard Operator and Scorekeeper Needed
We are in need of volunteers to run the scoreboard and be the  scorekeeper at home middle school  basketball games.  Time spent volunteering counts for FIP hours, and no prior experience or ties to the team are necessary. Games begin at  4:30pm and usually wrap up by  7:30pm . Contact our athletic director, Mr. Milliron, if you are interested or want to learn more.
Auction Volunteers Needed
Details are in the Auction section above, and on our website .
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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-Isaiah 60:1