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Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Family Newsletter September 29, 2011 4) To become a believing and evangelizing A Message from Fr. Jim community…in dialogue with God at the I like autumn. The bounty of the earth is reflected in service to humanity. (FC @21) the harvest blaze of color as nature prepares for winter sleep. Fall offers us a cornucopia of sensual The fundamental message of the Family Perspective experience in sight and sound, smells and the frosty Manual is the phrase, “Take into consideration the touch in of the air. It is a great time to take a walk in Pastoral area of the family,” from the Pope’s our parks and neighborhoods with our families. encyclical Familiaris Consortio, and developed into Even picnics on sunny afternoons or tailgate parties the 1978 the Bishops’ response the Plan of following the CYO games can get us out into God’s Pastoral Action for Family Ministry. playground. It also offers us time to reflect with our children and each other about our experiences and “…every local church and …every parochial reactions; time to give thanks for all the bounty of the community must become more vividly aware earth; even time to talk about death. of the grace and responsibility that it receives from the Lord in order that it may promote the Last weekend (September 24-25) I had an pastoral care of the family. No plan for opportunity to participate in a Family Ministry organized pastoral work at any level must Workshop at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. ever fail to take into consideration the There were some thirty people who attended the pastoral area of the family.” (#70) program sponsored and given by the National Association of Family Life Ministries. I found it very As you might imagine there is a lot of material from helpful in giving me resources to help our families this workshop that I want to share. It is not meant to and parish to strengthen and support marriage and become a new program rather to give us a new family life. perspective in what we are already doing in our homes and in our parish. I want to share some of the material I received from the resources provided in the workshop: Some questions to ponder as a family: The Second Vatican Council uses the phrase “domestic church” (Lumen Gentium #11) to describe What are the biggest challenges you face in your the Christian family. Familiaris Consortio expounds household, either as a single (child) husband, wife or on this description by describing Four tasks of the parent? Christian Family: What was / is your role in your family of origin? 1) To form an intimate union of persons; 2) To serve life in its transmission…and by May God bless your family.know that He is with you handing on values and in all of it. traditions…developing the potential of each member to serve life at every stage. Successful Marriage is not so much a matter of Finding the right person, AS Being the Right 3) To participate in the development of Person society by becoming a community of social training and hospitality, ~Fr. Jim involvement and activity; Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, a Roman Catholic elementary school, is part of the educational ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. We are committed to the development of the whole child, through faith formation, academic excellence, and Christian values, in order to help our children live out the Gospel message. MIDTERMS Upcoming PSA Events: Save the Date! Caper's Pizza OLPH PSA Night – Tuesday, Midterm progress reports will go home with students October 4th today. For those students in our middle school (grades 6-8) please check Engrade for their midterm Next PSA meeting: Tuesday, October 11th reports. All students/parents should know the Craft Bazaar: Saturday, October 22nd Engrade number to access your student’s Keep up-to-date with PSA events via email, school information. (www.engrade.com) If you have newsletter or PSA on Facebook! questions, please contact your student’s homeroom Thank you for all you do to support your OLPH PSA! teacher. OLPH SPIRIT DAY Scantron and ACRE testing Tomorrow, Friday September 30th, will be our first Students in grades 3-8 began Scantron testing this Spirit Day of the year. These will be every last week. Students will be tested in four subject areas: Friday of the month. If students wear something Math, Reading, Language Arts and Science. O.L.P.H., they may wear jeans without using a jeans Scantron testing will continue through the month of pass for free. Show your O.L.P.H. spirit! October In addition, students in fifth and eighth grade will be taking the ACRE Religion test during the week of October 3rd. Dress Code reminders As mentioned last week in a letter that went home in the communication envelope, NAVY blue is a sock color option for girls and WHITE has been added as a sweater color option. Please remember that sweaters should be V-neck or round neck pullovers or cardigan-style in a solid color with no designs or PSA Corner embellishments on the sweater. Students may The next PSA Meeting is Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at wear uniform shorts through Monday, October 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room #2. All are welcome to 31st. attend! If you have a topic of new business you would like to add to the agenda please submit it via email to: Picture Re-take Day OLPH_PSA@hotmail.com. Remember, each time you attend a PSA Meeting, each one of your Yesterday was Picture Day here at O.L.P.H. If your children will receive a jeans pass! student was absent or if you are not satisfied with how the pictures turn out when you receive them, please mark your calendars for Tuesday, November Craft Vendors Wanted! Our PSA Fundraising 8th as our picture re-take day. Committee is organizing the OLPH Craft Bazaar. This event will be held on October 22nd from 10-4pm in the school gym. For further information, contact Free or reduced HOT LUNCH Chairperson Tanya Bialecki via email at: Parents: if you feel your family qualifies for free or email@example.com or by phone 419-380-8283 reduced price lunches through our government- after 6:00 p.m. Please pass the news along to other subsidized program you should fill out and return crafters you know who may be interested. Also, paperwork as soon as possible. Additional forms are anyone interested in acting as Chairperson for the available in the school office. Place them in an bake sale at this event or donating baked goods envelope addressed to Miss Anderson. If your family please email Tanya Bialecki at your earliest qualifies, we encourage you to apply. It does not convenience. cost our school when students receive free or New Parent Night: Thank you to all who attended reduced price lunches. The names of students on and a special thank you to Susan Leonard, PSA free or reduced price lunches are kept confidential. Membership Committee Chairperson for organizing If you have questions, please contact Miss such a wonderful event! Anderson. Watch your email for notices and updates from PSA; please send requests to be included on the PSA email Folders list to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each student is bringing home a folder today to use at home or at school. Thanks to our generous sponsors! Our Lady of Perpetual Help School: Faith. Academics. Service. OHIO ALERTS: IMPORTANT TRIP UPDATE We would like to encourage all families to register NEW VENDOR: Burlington Coat Factory $25 @ 8%. with Ohio Alerts in order to receive information Dick’s Sporting Goods now comes in $100 specific to OLPH (school closings/delays, important increments. info, etc.). It is very simple to register: Go to www.ohioalerts.org MARKET DAY Click on Lucas County What’s new at Market Day? Try Turkey Chili, Sweet Click on Our Lady of Perpetual Help Potato Fries and General Tso’s Chicken! This month Click on Subscribe to Alerts there are also Pumpkin Cookie Shapes for Enter your information in the spaces provided Halloween, and on page 8 of the brochure is a listing under OLPH ALERTS. of all the chicken dishes on sale this month— Please note that there is a separate alert that including the most popular item at Market Day: says OLPH Teacher Alerts. This is only for ChicNSteakes! Deadline to order is Wednesday, staff members. October 12. Pick up is Tuesday, October 18, from 2:45-4:30 in the Meeting Room. MAGAZINE DRIVE $34,520!!!!!!!!!!! We came so close to our $40,000 CALENDAR goal! Thank you to everyone who sold magazines September and/or cookie dough—you can see how every little bit helped. We could still reach our goal with the 29 Midterms go home postcards that were turned in for mailing. Any 8th grade High School visitations returns from those will be credited to your student’s A.M. Central Catholic P.M.Cardinal Stritch Fundraising Fee. Congratulations to Mrs. Doane’s Preschool to Pumpkin Farm 5th Grade for being our top class! It’s obviously not 30 8th grade visitations the size of the class that counts—it is participation A.M. St. John’s, St. Ursula Academy and total number of sales that pushed 5th grade to P.M. St. Francis, Notre Dame Academy the top! Their classroom is now adorned with the October giant stuffed snake they earned for being on top. 3 Scantron testing continues (Gr. 3-8) Close behind was Miss Schmidt’s 2nd Grade in 2nd ACRE Test Gr. 5 & 8 place and Mrs. Kissner’s 6th Grade in 3rd place. Our 4 6:30 p.m. 2nd gr. Parent Mtg. (Reconciliation) top seller was 8th grader Mike Gbur, who had a total PSA Caper’s Pizza night of 44 sales! Great job, everyone! OLPH has gained Skating Party 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Ohio Skate from your participation! 5 PreSchool to Toledo Botanical Gardens As a reminder, those who have earned the trip to 7 5th grade to Art Museum Kalahari will be going on Friday, January 20. There 10 Scantron testing continues (Gr. 3-8) is no school that day, but we will meet in the gym by 11 5th grade to Planetarium 8:30 and be on the road shortly thereafter. Our day 6:30 p.m. 8th gr. Parent Mtg. (Confirmation) at Kalahari will end at 3:00 p.m. when we will round 7:00 p.m. PSA Meeting (Mtg. Rm. #2) everyone up and head back to OLPH. Our arrival 12 Deadline for Market Day time back here should be no later than 4:30. If you 14 Gr. 2 Country Lane Farms are able to be a driver on that day, please let Mrs. 17 Scantron testing continues (Gr. 3-8) Leyland know. She will need to know how many you Math-a-thon begins can accommodate safely in your vehicle. We have 19 6:30 p.m. School Advisory Council quite a few students who have qualified, and we will 21 Kindergarten to Fire Museum need many drivers! 22 O.L.P.H. Craft Bazaar & Luncheon Lastly, thank you to everyone who helped with Air Extreme last week: Cori Whipple (who was kind enough to also provide lunch!), Judy Teniente, Next Newsletter: October 13, 2011 Melissa Noe, Mary Giannini, & Kim Pacella, and to Items to be published in the newsletter must be given to all those who helped on our two turn-in days: Cori the school office the Monday before the newsletter is Whipple, Kay Parr, Kathy Bruss, Bill Bruss, Lynn sent home. Thank you! Lowery, Kelli Williams, Sue Lee, & Joyce Musch. Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, a Roman Catholic elementary school, is part of the educational ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. We are committed to the development of the whole child, through faith formation, academic excellence, and Christian values, in order to help our children live out the Gospel message.
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