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Sunday, April 1, 2018


Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! 
Exult, all  creation around God's throne! 
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! 
Sound the trumpet of salvation! 

Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, 
radiant in the brightness of your King! 
Christ has conquered!  Glory fills you! 
Darkness vanishes for ever! 

Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory!
The risen Savior shines upon you! 
Let this place resound with joy,
echoing the mighty song of all God's people!

from catholic.org

Spring Break
School resumes on Tuesday, April 3. If your family will be taking an extended vacation and your student(s) will miss school, please send an email to  bwhitford@oharaschool.org.

Science Fair - THANK YOU JUDGES!
Thank you to Greg Nieckarz for chairing our 2018 Science Fair judging panel. We were thrilled to have a greatly qualified panel of judges. Thank you to: Dr. Katelyn Clark, AJ Fillo, Eric Kendall, Dr. Jim Schombert, Mike Stecher, Dr. Michael Umberger!

Congratulations to all of our students on their hard work! Please join us at the Tuesday Morning Assembly for the presentation of the Science Fair Awards. 

Middle School Track paperwork DUE TUESDAY
Students (in grades 6-8) wishing to participate on this year's track team must turn in paperwork to the O'Hara front office (including an up-to-date physical) before being eligible to participate at practice. As a reminder, the first practice is on Tuesday, April 3. Paperwork packets are available at the front office.

Easter Mass is WEDNESDAY
Dress code for Mass is Easter Best. Please read the following 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
-shoes may not have heels over 1"
-no sandals are permitted

Open Door Foundation Fundraiser @ Oakshire on WEDNESDAY
Join us to raise a glass to the Open Door Foundation on  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 5:00 - 7: 00 pm at  Oakshire Brewing . $1 from every pint sold at their Oakshire Inspires event will be donated to the Open Door Foundation, benefiting scholarships for children at O'Hara Catholic School. The Open Door  Foundation's Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial assistance for as many families as possible, regardless of financial circumstances.  We hope you can join us for this fun event benefiting our school's Foundation.

Pizza Day this FRIDAY
Friday, April 6 is Pizza Day. Thank you to our Pizza Moms, to our friends at Domino's Pizza, and to Student Council for making our Pizza Days happen! 

Hot Lunch Update: Salad Bar
By popular demand, beginning on  Monday, April 9, the salad bar will be available daily as another healthy lunch option. The cost will be the same as the current lunch pricing (PreS - 3rd $3.95 / 4th - 8th $4.95) and early ordering discounts will apply.  We will also offer a Side Salad at a cost of $1.00; this will allow students to create their own side salad that will accompany their Hot Lunch Meal.  

Annual Members, please reach out to Tracy Whalen for instructions on choosing the Salad Bar option or if you want to order a side salad to go with the Hot Lunch meal for your child.

Directory Update
Please update your directories:

Marcus & Suzyn Whittaker
3649 River Pointe Drive
Eugene, OR 97408
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.

We are so excited to have Lindy Prickel & Landry Cummings as co-chairs on behalf of the Open Door Foundation!

The event will include a small silent auction, pop-up shops and catered lunch.  All  f unds raised will go directly to the Open Door Foundation  Scholarship   Endowment Fund.   We are looking forward to a fun afternoon for a great cause and hope you will join us!

Interested in setting up a pop-up shop? The entry fee is a silent auction donation valued between $100 and $125 or 10% of sales from the day.


If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the 2018 Ladies Tea & Luncheon or if you have any questions, please contact Michelle Meador in the Advancement Office.

Marist Introduces Equal Access Tuition
Guided by a mission and commitment to be a welcoming community, Marist strives to offer financially accessible tuition rates. With that in mind, they have launched a new Equal Access Tuition  program. To learn more, download the informational flyer, or visit www.marisths.org. Contact  Rodrigo Hernandez , Admissions Manager, with any questions.

Marist Informational Night for 6th & 7th Grade Students & Parents
O'Hara 6th & 7th grade students and their parents are invited to attend an informational night at the home of Shelley & Scott Nelson on Monday, April 9, from 7pm - 8:30pm. Please refer to the email invitation from March 21; click here to read the information if you missed it. RSVP to Rodrigo Hernandez, Admissions Manager,  by Thursday, April 5.

Mr. Spartan Fundraiser
All Marist, O'Hara & St. Paul students are invited to attend an April 9 fundraiser at Skate World to raise money for Children's Miracle Network. Cost is $10 per person. Click HERE for details.

2018-19 School Calendar Dates
Work on the 2018-19 School Calendar is underway. Right now, we have the following dates to share with our families:

Start Date
Tuesday, Sept. 4  (Passport Day)
Fall Conference Days
1/2 Day on Wed. Oct. 31
Full Day on Thurs., Nov. 1
Full Day on Fri., Nov. 2
Christmas Programs
Wed., December 5, PreS through 4th grade
Thurs., December 6, grades 5-8
Christmas Break 
Fri., Dec. 21  - Fri.,  Jan. 4
Sat., February 9
Spring Break
March 25-29
Spring Conference Day
1/2 Day on Fri., April 12
8th Grade Graduation Mass & Brunch
Mon., June 10
8th Grade Graduation
Tues., June 11
Last Day of School
Fri., June 14

Auction Buy In Packages: Space Available
There are still spots available for O'Hara's 2018 Auction Buy-In Packages listed below. Sign your student up at the front office.

Friday, April 6; 6-8pm 
O'Hara 7th & 8th graders only, $30 per spot

NW Ninja Park
Wednesday, April 11; 6:30-8:30pm
O'Hara students ages 7 & older, $40 per spot 
Project Starfish Continues
Thank you to everyone who has donated items to support Project Starfish! The deadline to donate items to this year's donation drive is Friday, April 6. Need a reminder about what items are being collected?  Click here.

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


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

Field Day Volunteers Needed
Mrs. Meyer is looking for parents to volunteer with Field Day. Twenty-five volunteers are needed to make this fun day happen. Field Day falls on the last day of school,  June 19th; 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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"Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you."

-Isaiah 60:1