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Sunday, January 7, 2018

FEATURED SAINT
On January 13, we celebrate St. Hilary of Poitiers. 
He is the patron saint against snakes and snake bites!  St. Hilary is most known for defending Christianity against Arianism. Arianism denied that Jesus Christ is God. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1851.  What is a Doctor of the Church
 
Click HERE for more information on St. Hilary of Poitiers.

CALENDAR
UPDATES
Sibling Applications for 2018-19 School Year - DEADLINE is TOMORROW
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 tomorrow, January 8. We ask that you 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.

Student Folders coming home tomorrow
Please make sure to check backpacks for Student Folders tomorrow! We are sending home the following items:

Open House Invitations: please help us spread the word and share the invitation with a friend or neighbor that might be interested in our Open House. Extra invitations are available on the front counter.

FIP Hours Statements:  These statements reflect how many hours you have completed and how many hours you have left to complete by the end of the school year.

As a reminder, each family is responsible to log their own FIP hours online. To log your hours, visit O'Hara's homepage and click FIP hours under the Family Login Menu (password: riseup).

If you have any questions, please contact Barb

Fundraiser Flyers for our upcoming auction fundraisers: Westraunt Concepts (1/10 & 1/11) and MOD Pizza (1/25)

O'Hara's 2018 Open House 

On Sunday, January 28, O'Hara will hold our 2018 Open House for interested and prospective families. Please help us spread the word by inviting friends and neighbors who might be interested, and by sharing our Open House event on Facebook. (Postcard invitations were mailed out last week to all families in our waiting pool.) We are also sending home an invitation to all of our families in student folders tomorrow. Please pass along the invitation to a friend or neighbor! Alternately, please send names/addresses of anyone who might like to receive a postcard invitation to  admissions@oharaschool.org and we will make sure they receive an invitation. 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
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)

LINKS:

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

2018 O'HARA AUCTION

O'Hara's 2018 Auction is Saturday, February 10th!

Ticket & Tables on sale now! 
Mail or drop off your RSVP card to O'Hara, or purchase your table/seats online.

Auction Volunteers Needed: Please sign up to help at O'Hara Open! 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on Signup.com.
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com  will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Silma Rivera-Lyons, our Volunteer Coordinator, and she will sign you up manually.

DECORATIONS WORK PARTIES - FIP Hours Opportunity

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.

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, Realtor, Re/Max Integrity
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
Dessert Dash Sponsor: Evergreen Car Care

SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED
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!

AUCTION FUNDRAISERS
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!

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!

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.

CONTACT
 Stacie Seaver with any questions about volunteer requirements.

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

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 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


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

-Isaiah 60:1