Friday, December 14, 2018

OLPH Friday Fanfare for Week Ending 12/21/2018

December 17 - December 21, 2018
Virtue of the Month of December: Peace - The freedom from worry, disturbance, and oppressive thoughts. It is a lack of fear and a sense of contentment. It is fellowship, harmony and unity between individuals.  

"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God." Romans 8:14.
Please attend Mass this weekend with your Parish Priest

·        Monday, December 17--Hot dog, baked beans, cole slaw, fruit, milk
·        Tuesday, December 18--Chicken nuggets, roll, mashed potato, green beans, fruit, milk
·        Wednesday, December 19--Hamburger, tri-tater, fruit, pickles, cheese, milk
·        Thursday, December 20--11:30 A.M. Dismissal--No Lunch
·        Friday, December 21--Administrative Day--No School

·        Sunday, December 16--3rd Week of Advent
·        Tuesday, December 18--$1.00 Out of Uniform
·        Thursday, December 20--End of 2nd Quarter
·        Thursday, December 20-11:30 A.M. Dismissal
·        Friday, December 21--Administrative Day--No School
·        Sunday, December 23--4th Week of Advent
·        Sunday, December 23--Teen Mass--10:15 A.M.

SCHOOL NEWS:  Catholic Raffle Calendars, Financial Assistance for 2018- 2019, Catholic Schools Week Service Project, Makers Club and Food City
1.      Catholic Raffle Calendars - The Scholars, Leaders and Saints Raffle Sale has begun! We really need 100% of families to participate in this very important fundraiser for our Tuition Assistance Fund and Annual Fund. If you meet your family goal of 3 sold you will be entered into the drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card - AND you can claim 3 PIP hours! Sell 6 and you will get a second entry - and 5 PIP hours! All of the proceeds from the entries sold here will remain in the Chattanooga area, with $15 coming back to our school and the remainder going to the Tuition Assistance Fund that is shared by OLPH, SJS and NDHS. For $36.50 (or 3/$100) purchasers will receive an entry into each of 365 drawings (one for each day of the year) for a total of $50,000 in cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500.Order forms are coming home with the youngest student in Friday Folders this week. 5th through 8th grade have been mailed. Purchase online, turn in to the office or Mail to Notre Dame High School in the envelopes provided.
2.      Financial Assistance for 2018 - 2019 - VERY IMPORTANT NEEDS TO BE DONE ASAP.  FACTS Grant & Aid online application for 2019/2020 opened on October 22, 2018. (Click the link below to apply.) The application takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. Applicants are required to upload 2017 federal tax return and 2018 W2 forms. We suggest starting the application and uploading your 2017 federal tax return as soon as possible. You can finish/submit the application after you have uploaded your 2018 W2 forms. Applications and tax forms must be submitted by February 1, 2019. All Families must have a signed Parish Affiliation Form on file in the Parish Office.
3.      Service Project - It's getting cold outside and many children in the greater community do not have coats.  For Catholic Schools Week coming up in January, we are collecting gently used or new children's coats for the East Lake Elementary School community in Chattanooga.  Please donate your child's outgrown coat or brand new one this winter to a child in need.  We will be collecting coats until the end of January.  You can send the coats in to the office any time until Catholic Schools Week, and they will be sent to those in need.  Thank you for helping us to be Christ to the world!
4.      Makers Club - Makers Club will be doing a Makers and Breakers next Tuesday and Wednesday. Makers and Breakers is a program where students in 3rd through 8th grade take things apart to learn how they work.  As they break them down for their parts they learn the engineering of building. The cost $25 per student for the two days. We will meet from the end of school until 5 pm. There are only 4 seats remaining for this particular event.  Please go to to register and pay. Sorry you must register through the webpage.  
5.      Food City - The deadline for registering your Food City ValuCard to support OLPH School is coming up December 27! Registration must be renewed each school year. Help us earn points with every dollar you spend there. Our point total on May 7, 2019, determines our share of the $700,000 they will give away to area schools. Log into your account (or create one) and choose Our Lady of Perpetual Help to link your card to our school. (For some reason you have to click the Login button again after you are logged in to get to the page with School Bucks update box.)
You can also show the cashier the barcode to scan with your card. Pick one up from the table outside the office. Our account only shows 23 cards linked and I know we have more Food City shoppers than that! Bonus points this year for Food City Community Cash gift cards we sell through Scrip.

·        New Spirt Store is OPEN!!!
Can order 24/7/365 and on-line
·        Thursday, December 20--Basketball Game--OLPH @ Grace--EG--4:00, EB--5:00
Ladies of Charity Thrift Store has a used piano that they would like to donate to anyone that is interested.  Please call Ladies of Charity at 423-622-3222 and ask for Cindy Shipp or Gail McCallie and they would be glad to help.

Come and see Mr. Phifer at the Holiday Market in The Trade Center during the first three weekends of December for your Stained Glass Needs.

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