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Sunday, June 10, 2018

8th Grade Graduation Mass is TOMORROW morning
We welcome all O'Hara families to join us for this very special Mass; it is the last O'Hara Mass for our 8th graders!

Uniform Mass Dress is required for all students in grades PreS - 7:
All boys  must wear a white button down shirt and a uniform tie, with khaki or navy uniform pants. Shorts are not permitted.

All girls must wear one of the following:
Uniform skirt & white button down uniform shirt
Uniform dress
Uniform jumper with white uniform shirt underneath
No pants or shorts are permitted

**A reminder that students are not permitted to change clothes after Mass unless it is their PE day.**

8th grade Dress Code:
Our 8th graders are invited to wear their dressy best, adhering to the following guidelines:

-Ties are required for all boys; jackets & sweaters are optional.
-No shorts are permitted
-No jeans are permitted
-Girls are required to wear skirts or dresses (no slacks)
-Hem lengths should be no shorter than 3" above the knee
-Shoulders must be covered
-No heels over 1"

All students will receive both a uniform sweatshirt and a Jog-A-Thon  t-shirt for the 18-19 school  year. All families are asked to  place their student(s) order for next year. There is no additional cost for these items.

CLICK HERE to place your order. You must submit 1 order per student.
Orders must be placed by Wednesday, June 13. 

Early departures for summer
The last day of school is Tuesday, June 19. If your student(s) will be leaving for summer prior to the last day of school, please email Barb ASAP to let her know . Please make sure your students gather all belongings from the school and classroom before you leave.

Buddy Families Needed for Next Year!
We are looking for Buddy Families for the 2018-2019 school year. The job of an O'Hara Buddy Family is to welcome incoming families and answer any questions that they might have. This position will be eligible for 10 FIP hours for the year. If you are interested in signing up to be a Buddy Family for the next school year, complete this survey  by  Thursday, June 14 .
A mandatory Informational Meeting for all Buddy Families is scheduled for Monday, June 18 at 8:30am in the Library.

Congratulations to our 18-19 Student Council!

President: Henry Gonyea
Vice-President: Rachel McConaghie
Secretary: Henry Nieckarz
Treasurer: Jaedan Neumann
Public Relations Specialist: Coco Majors
Announcer: Maya Williams 
Last Week for Hot Lunch Service
This week is the last week for Hot Lunch. Monday, June 18 will be a Pizza Day ($1 per slice/drink) and Tuesday, June 19 is a half-day with no lunch service. Please contact Tracy Whalen in the kitchen if you have any questions.

Piano Teacher Needed
Do you play piano? We are looking for a parent to help with our choir by being an accompanist. This would be during the fall, while Mrs. Leonard is on maternity leave. We have a staff member who will be the choir director but we are in need of a piano player. This would fulfill FIP hours. Choir meets  Mondays/ Wednesdays from  7:30 - 8:00am.  Please contact Mrs. Conway if you are interested.  

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.

Catholic Daughters Essay Contest
Congratulations to the following students who won an award in the 2018  Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest:

Ren Tracer

Gwyneth Westover

Sophia Cauthorn

Becket Nelson

Directory Update
Please update your directories with a new address for Rafaela Carlson (PreS) & family:

Jonathan & Shay Carlson
2050 Friendly Street
Eugene, OR 97405

Thank You
To all of the families that organized and provided meals for the O'Hara staff this year. We are so blessed by the wonderful and generous community here! And an extra special thank you to the Room Parents who did all the organizing - we are so grateful!

Invitation for O'Hara families
On Sunday, July 8, at 2pm in the Silva Hall at the Hult Center, the Oregon Bach Festival is presenting the world premiere of a new major work, The Passion of Yeshua, by acclaimed composer Richard Danielpour. The piece is in the tradition of Bach's Passions, but brings the story of the last 12 hours of Jesus' life into the 21st century by making room for voices traditionally silent in retellings of the biblical narrative - particularly women's (Mary, Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene) and Jewish perspectives. The work features a full chorus and orchestra lead by one of the nation's most renowned conductor's, JoAnn Falletta. After the world premiere at OBF, the work will go on tour in California, New York, and then across Europe.
The Oregon Bach Festival is offering complimentary tickets to the performance to any O'Hara students, staff, and families who would like to attend. There will also be a one-hour Q & A with the composer at  1pm down in the Hult Studio, which O'Hara families are welcome to attend as well. 

DEADLINE: To claim your free ticket(s), you must fill out this form by Tuesday, June 12, and pick up your vouchers from the O'Hara front office by Monday, June 18. (Unclaimed tickets will be returned to OBF)

FIP Hours Due by June 15
FIP statements were sent home with all families last 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. 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; 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

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.)


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.

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

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