eNewsletter: January 25

January Virtue:  Faithfulness
February Virtue:  Generosity
Catholic Schools Week 2018
Mrs. Lindsay Copeland and her Catholic Schools Week volunteers have a fun filled week planned for the students and staff!  We will also be collecting for Birthright all week. Here are some highlights for next week:
  • Sunday, January 27 – Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass
Plan on attending the 10:30 am Mass to help kick-off Catholic Schools Week. Our beautiful children’s choir will be singing for the Mass. If your child is in the choir, please have them arrive in the choir loft at 10:00 am sharp.
  • Monday, January 28 – Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day
In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Monday the students will be allowed to wear their favorite team jersey.They may also wear their Crusader spirit wear if we are their favorite team!
The following is acceptable clothing to wear on Monday:  Favorite team jersey (if sleeveless please wear another shirt underneath), Crusader Spirit Wear, khaki pants, navy blue pants (girls may also wear skirts that are no more than 2 inches above the knee). School gym uniform attire is also acceptable.Socks and sneakers or shoes are required.
Not permitted on Spirit Wear Days:
Cut-offs, jeans, camouflage pants, leggings, jeggings, bike shorts, sandals, flip-flops, or beach type shoes.
  • Tuesday, January 29 – Special Assembly for students
Grades K-4 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm; Grades 5-8 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Wednesday, January 30
Open House for Prospective Families 9:30 am
Vocations Talk given by Father Schultz for Grades 4-8 1:30 pm in School Gym
  • Thursday, January 31
Join your child(ren) for lunch
Basketball Clinics for PE (all students grades K-8 have PE today)

Nurse’s Notes Regarding the Flu

We have confirmed that several diagnosed cases of the flu did not start with a fever.  If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms below even if they do not have a fever please do not send them to school. Most cases reported started with the student indicating they just don’t feel well overall and have a very sore throat and within 24-48 hours they have a fever.

Influenza commonly known as the “flu” is a viral disease of the respiratory tract. The virus that causes this illness is very contagious, and is easily transmitted from one person to another via contact with droplets from the nose and throat of the infected person especially. The first 24 hours prior to the onset of symptoms and during the peak of the illness, is the most infectious time of the illness.

Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired.  Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.  Treatment is usually not necessary for children, but if the illness is diagnosed early and your child is at risk of developing a severe case of the flu, your child’s doctor might recommend treatment with some of the approved antiviral medication.  For mild cases, keep your children home so that they can get plenty of rest, and drink plenty of liquids.  Continue to stay home until at least 24 hours after all symptoms have gone away without the use of Tylenol or Motrin.

Please emphasis to your children that they should practice good, frequent hand-washing.  If they need to sneeze, please encourage them to use a tissue or elbow – not their hands.

Please do not send your child to school if they are sick. Any children who are sick at school will be sent home. Keeping your sick child home is the responsible thing to do. It protects fellow students and school staff, especially those who are at higher risk of severe illness from the flu. Thank you very much for all your co-operation and patience.

 Hot Lunch Orders for February
Orders for February hot lunches are due Thursday, January 31st by 11:00 pm Please try to order your child’s lunches before the due date so if the order does not go through Mrs. Harmon has time to contact you to correct the problem.  Please sign into the school website to place your order or you may click on the link provided: https://ourladyofhopeschool.net/lunch-2018/
Father/Daughter Dance
Our annual Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Parish Hall.  If you can volunteer to help out for the event, please contact Anne Gabriel at Annegabriel2@yahoo.com or Marci Perkins at sevenperkins@verizon.net
Sibling Registration 2019-2020
If you will have a sibling to register for next year, please contact the School Office at school@ourladyofhope.net  to have an application sent home with your current student(s).  We would like for all of our siblings to register early this year.  This will give us a better idea of how many openings we will have for Kindergarten and First Grade.
FACTS Grant and Aid Program 2019
The diocese has opened up the process for applying for financial aid for the upcoming
2019-2020 school year. Listed below are the guidelines for applying:

  • Submit financial aid assessment application and all supporting tax documentation by due date
  • Applications will be completed electronically online at: online.factsmgt.com/Signin
  • Only one application is required per family
  • Remit processing fee

Due Date:  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL February 28, 2019

Calendar Dates


  • Sunday, January 27th – Saturday, February 2nd:  Celebrate Catholic Schools Week
  • Sunday, January 27th – Catholic Schools Week Mass 10:30 am in Church – Students may wear their regular school uniform (Children’s Choir to sing at the Mass)
  • Monday, January 28th – Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey Day
  • Tuesday, January 29th – Special Surprise Assembly
  • Wednesday, January 30th – Open House for Prospective Families 9:30 am in Gym; Vocations Talk for Grades 4-8 2:15 pm in Gym
  • Thursday, January 31st – Have Lunch with your Child Day
  • Friday, February 1st – ½ Day; 11:45 am Dismissal; Extended Day until 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 2nd – Grade 8 Confirmation Exam

UPCOMING DATES:                                                  

  • Saturday, February 9th – Annual Father/Daughter Dance 7:00 pm in Parish Hall
  • Thursday, February 14th – Small Classroom Parties Grades K-5 for Valentine’s Day
  • Monday, February 18th – No School; President’s Day
  • Thursday, February 21st – Annual Middle School Science Fair 6:00 pm in School Gym
  • Wednesday, February 27th – Grade 5 International Day Fair 9:30 am in School Gym
  • Friday, March 1st – Bingo Night 7:00 pm in Parish Hall

Posted on January 25, 2019

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