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Sunday, March 18, 2018

FEATURED SAINT
March 19 is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, husband of Mary. It is actually a solemnity! 

What is a solemnity? Here is an answer from Fr. Vincent Serpa from Catholic.com:

"A solemnity is the highest rank of celebration and is identified in the calendar with an S. Easter, Christmas, All Saints Day, the Ascension, Corpus Christi, and other celebrations of events in our Lord's life on earth and certain saints are solemnities. The Gloria and Creed are always said on such days. Solemnities are like Sundays, though most of them are not days of obligation."

Prayer to St. Joseph:

Saint Joseph, patron of the universal Church, watch over the Church as carefully as you watched over Jesus, help protect it and guide it as you did with your adopted son. Amen.


CALENDAR
UPDATES
Spring Break
Spring Break is Monday, March 26 - Monday, April 2. If your family will be taking an extended vacation and your student(s) will miss school, please send an email to  bwhitford@oharaschool.org.

Spring Book Fair
The Spring book fair will be  April 30 - May 2. Volunteers are needed for set-up and take down along with the actual days of the fair.  Please contact Mrs. Gori if you would like to volunteer.

We will set up on  Friday, May 27th at 1:30pm. 
Take down and packing up will be  Wednesday May 2nd at 3pm.

Book Fair hours:
Monday, April 30:  10am - 3pm
Tuesday,  May 1:  9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday,  May 2:  12noon - 2:45pm

Rosary Prayer Group is Wednesday 
Everyone is invited to attend the parent prayer group gathering to pray the rosary after drop off on Wednesday, March 21.  No experience necessary.

2018-19 Tuition Assistance
Families who are unable to pay the full monthly tuition amount for the school year are invited and required to apply for scholarship through the FACTS process. 
The online application deadline is March 31, 2018. The application is at this link:  https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GKCR . Assistance will not be allocated to families who do not complete a FACTS application. Families will be notified of assistance available by the end of April.

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

REMINDERS

Click HERE to view the 2018 Vicariate Lenten Penance Services
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, Pre-S through 4th grade
Thurs., December 6, grades 5-8
Christmas Break 
Fri., Dec. 21  - Fri.,  Jan. 4
Auction
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

Project Starfish Continues
Thank you to everyone who has donated items to support Project Starfish! We are proud to support Catholic Community Services with this year's donation drive. Need a reminder about what items are being collected?  Click here.
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.

Dodgeball
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 
 
HOT LUNCH
LINKS:

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT O'HARA
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.

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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"Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you."

-Isaiah 60:1