OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CATHOLIC SCHOOL FRIDAY FANFARE
February 27 - March 3, 2017 www.myolph.com
Virtue for the Month of March: Temperance - Enjoying things in a proper balanced way.
"May God be gracious and bless us; and let his face shed its light upon us." Psalm 66:2
Please attend Mass this weekend with your Parish Priest.
· Monday, February 27--Chicken noodles, roll, peas, pears, milk
· Tuesday, February 28--Sliced ham, macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, peaches, milk
· Wednesday, March 1--Cheese pizza, corn, pineapple, salad, milk
· Thursday, March 2--Chicken sandwich, tri-tater, fruit, pickles, tomato, cheese, milk
· Friday, March 3--Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, crackers, fruit, milk
· Saturday, February 25--Chatti Gras
· Sunday, February 26--Teen Mass--10:00 A.M.
· Tuesday, February 28--8th Grade Breakfast
· Wednesday, March 1--Ash Wednesday--All School Mass
· Wednesday, March 1--$1.00 Out of Uniform.
· Friday, March 3--1st Friday--7th Grade Virtue Mass
· Friday, March 3--Stations of the Cross--5:30 P.M.--Church
· Sunday, March 5--1st Sunday of Lent
SCHOOL NEWS: IOWA Testing, Family Honor, Home and School Meeting, Yearbook Ads, Tuition Support, PreK and Kindergarten Open House, K of C Lenten Dinners and House Numbers
1. Iowa Testing - IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) will be administered the week of Mar. 13-17 for grades 1-8. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to grades 3, 5, and 7 only on Mar. 28-30. ITBS is written in levels. Each test level consists of a series of tests administered in content sections with each section designed to measure specific skills. The tests in grades 1and 2 are given to gain information about classes and students for instructional planning, to supplement teacher observations regarding student abilities, and to establish a basis for subsequent annual evaluation of student progress. Sections include: Vocabulary, Word Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Listening, Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Sources of Information. The primary purpose of the test for grades 3-8 is instructional development. Our Diocese will use the standardized achievement battery to learn supplementary information useful in choosing curriculum and lesson planning. Teachers may use testing batteries to suggest areas where the skills of individual students are most and least developed. Sections include: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, Usage and Expression, Math Concepts and Estimation, Math Problem Solving and Data Interpretation, Math Computation, Social Studies, Maps and Diagrams, Reference Materials, Word Analysis (grade 3 only), and Listening (grade 3 only).The CogAT measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Although its primary goal is to assess students’ reasoning abilities, CogAT also can provide predicted achievement scores when administered with The Iowa Tests. CogAT is well-suited to help educators make important student placement decisions.
2. Family Honor - Save the Date: Family Honor Real Love & Real Life, Saturday, April 1st 8:30 - 3:30. Sponsored by: Sugar & Spice, OLPH School Community. For 8th grade students and their parents (counts for Confirmation Retreat). Mature 6th & 7th grade students are welcomed with their parent. For more information and registration go to www.familyhonor.org. Contact Patti Morrison at email@example.com if you have any questions.
3. .Home and School Meeting - Math Night at OLPH- March 8, 2017. Our Winter Home and School meeting will be an exciting and fun Math Night hosted by Mathnasium of Chattanooga. Kids and adults will have the opportunity to rotate to different stations and "play" while learning various Math concepts! Go on a Pi Scavenger Hunt, play Tangoes, Four-way Countdown and more! Mathnasium will have cool swag to give away, prizes and will even have a drawing for a chance to win a one-month Mathnasium Membership! In order to prepare materials for the evening, we are asking each family to RSVP with the number attending. You may RSVP on the Facebook event OR email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is designed for both parents and students, therefore, no babysitting will be provided. We need parents to volunteer for 30 minutes to be at a station. All stations will have easy instructions! The stations will be open for 1 hour, so all volunteers can still participate. You can follow the link to sign up or go on line to the school website or FaceBook page. http://signup.com/go/3mvEJk
4. Yearbook Ads - It is time to purchase ads for our Yearbook. If you are interested in buying a whole, half or quarter of a page in the yearbook, there are forms available in the school office. Cost is $100 for a whole page, $50 for a half page, and $25 for a quarter of a page. This is a great way to remember the school year.
5. Tuition Support - Anyone applying for tuition support for 2017-18 school year must do so by March 3rd. A Parish Affiliation Form is required from your parish. If you have any questions please call Chris Curtis at 423-624-4618 ext. 1026, or email me at email@example.com.
6. PreK and Kindergarten Open House - Please join us at O.L.P.H. School for a Preschool and Kindergarten Open House, on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 from 4 to 6PM. If you have a child, who will be three, four or five years old, before August 15th, 2017, come and check out our PreK (3 and 4) program and our modified Montessori Kindergarten program. Let us help you start your little one on the road to becoming a confident lifelong learner! Meet us in the Kindergarten classroom, underneath the church office. See school.myolph.com for more information, or to schedule a tour, call Teresa Hennen at 423-698-3274 or email Teresahennen@myolph.com.
7. Lenten Dinners - Knights of Columbus 6099 and OLPH School will sponsor the Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the PLC. Fried or baked fish, french fries, hush puppies, quesadillas and dessert. Adults are $7.00 and children under 10 are $3.00. Half the proceeds go back to OLPH School. The homeroom with the most people coming will get an ice cream party. Check in with the cashier and tell them what home rom you are in.
8. House Numbers - Ministro - 3349 , Cognitio - 3555, Caritas - 3403
· Sunday, February 26--Parent Meeting for Tennis--McCallie--12:00 P.M.
· The Catholic Football Awards Dinner will be at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 14th at the Brainerd BX. Dress for players is coat and tie. Summer Football Camp is set for June 5th -9th, 9am-12pm. The camp is open for rising 2nd through 8th graders. Please mark your calendars. Registration forms will soon be available.
· This weekend Brady Lawson (5th Grade) and Cameron Elliott (6th Grade) will be wrestling in the TN State Tournament in Franklin for the Irish Wrestling Club (Notre Dame). These boys have worked extremely hard, each qualifying for a spot in the state tournament. Good Luck OLPH Rams!
· It is now time to return all basketball uniforms. Please place all CLEAN uniforms in a bag with your child's name on the bag. Bagged and labeled uniforms should be turned in to the office or to Mrs. Ingle's classroom. All uniforms should be turned in by Friday, March 3. Spring sports uniforms will not be issued if basketball uniforms are not turned in.