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Monday, January 1, 2018

In the New Year, 
may you be blessed with all the good things
God has to give.

Scheduled vacations & absences
If your family is taking an extended vacation and your student(s) will not be at school on Wednesday, please send  Barb an email to let her know so she can mark your student(s) out. Thank you.

Feast of the Epiphany Mass is on Wednesday
Mass will begin at 8:30am. There will be a parent prayer group in the O 'Hara Chapel from 8:05am - 8:25am; all are welcome. 

The dress code for this Mass is Christmas Best:
-Ties are required for all boys
-Shorts are not permitted
-Jeans are not permitted
-Girls are required to wear skirts, dresses or jumpers. (no pants are permitted)
-Hem lengths should be no shorter than 3" above the knee
-Shoulders must be covered 
-No heels over 1"
-No sandals

Thank you in advance for making sure your student adheres to the above dress guidelines.

Thank you to our wonderful group of Pizza 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 Friday. 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 at $1/slice.

Marist Preview Day is January 6 at 1pm
Discover the Marist difference - a faith-based, thriving and diverse school where students are known, challenged and given the tools to be successful. Please join us for Preview Day, where your family will meet Marist staff, take a campus tour, hear from a panel of students, learn about scholarship opportunities & more!

Doors open at noon for registration, or you may also   register online .

Sibling Applications for 2018-19 School Year - DEADLINE is JAN 8
O'Hara families that are interested and/or planning to enroll a sibling for the 2018-19 school year must turn in a completed Sibling Application by Monday, January 8. We ask that please turn in an application even if you are not 100% sure that you will enroll so that we have an accurate assessment of space available for new families next year. Please contact Mrs. Conway with any questions or concerns.

Marist Youth Baseball
Marist Youth Baseball: Team formation begins January 2018 for 4 th  - 8 th grade players.  Please contact Rob Kimble, Marist Catholic High School parent, at  541.942.8402  for more information.

¿ 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. 
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)


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


O'Hara's 2018 Auction will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities:
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 Michelle Meador .

THANK YOU!  to the following sponsors:
Title Sponsor:  Murphy Company
Platinum Sponsors:  CBT Nuggets, Elevation Fitness
Gold Sponsor: Slocum Center
Silver Sponsor: Comfort Flow Heating
Wine Wall Sponsor:  Summit Bank
Photo Booth Sponsor:  Thornton Orthodontics
Happy Hour Sponsor:  Jessica Johnston
After ParTee Sponsor: Alpha Turf NW & Tokatee Golf Club
Heads or Tails Sponsor: Merry Maids
Cookie Sponsor: John Villano, DDS, PC
Print Sponsor: Central Print
Super Silent Auction Sponsor: Moss Adams

Congratulations to Katherine & Brian Movalson! They are the winners of our Silent Auction Incentive and have won their choice of 10 FIP hours or 1 tuition raffle ticket! Thank you to everyone who participated in our incentive and turned in early donations, we are grateful for the awesome packages and the head start you have given us!

Our Silent Auction Committee is 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. 

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.

O'Hara's auction is the school's largest fundraiser of the year and we are grateful for the help and generosity of our families to make it a success!


Our decorations committee will be holding 5 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   10
Wednesday, January 17
Wednesday, January 24
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.

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!

Thank you to everyone who ate at Chipotle on Dec 14. O'Hara received $273.45 that will be used to underwrite auction packages!

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

Thursday, January 25: MOD Pizza, both Eugene locations. Flyer Required.

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!

Inclement Weather Decision and Notification Process Reminder
If it becomes necessary to cancel or delay the start of school due to inclement weather, O'Hara families will be notified in the morning via an automated phone call and text message. The information will also be posted on our Facebook page.

O'Hara typically follows Eugene School District 4J's decisions regarding weather delays and closures. However, we also take into consideration the larger geographic area that our O'Hara families live in and are mindful of what those travel conditions might include. The safety of our families and staff is our primary concern. A decision regarding school delay or closure will normally be announced by 6:30am in the morning.

Please note, in the event of questionable weather, we expect and encourage each family to make their own decision for safe travel based on location and circumstances. If your students will not be to school on time, please  email Barb to let her know.

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.

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.

 Stacie Seaver with any questions about volunteer requirements.

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

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 on  our website .

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

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

-Isaiah 60:1