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November 10, 2022

• November 10, 2022:  NO SCHOOL for all students (Alpine Holiday Set Up)
• November 11, 2022:  NO SCHOOL for all students (Alpine Holiday)
• November 11-12, 2022:  Alpine Holiday
• November 15, 2022:  Mass for OLPI and Columbus HS/MS
• November 16, 2022:  Mass for SJBP
• November 16, 2022:  Jostens Representative at Columbus HS
• November 16, 2022:  Parent Teacher Conferences for Columbus HS/MS
• November 17, 2022:  US Army Representative at Columbus HS
• November 18, 2022:  Dress Down Day
• November 18, 2022:  Pour It Forward at Columbus HS/MS
• November 22, 2022:  Japanese Presentation at OLPI
• November 23-25, 2022:  NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
 

Join us on November 11 – 12, 2022 for Alpine Holiday!  Alpine Holiday is Columbus Catholic Schools’ primary community fundraising event.  Highlights include: Friday Night Fish Fry, Craft Boutique with over 55 vendors, Kiddie Games, Saturday Night Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner, Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run/Walk, Silent Auction, Kids Raffle and lots of entertainment throughout the two-day event.  We are excited to have Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z perform on Friday night and a Comedy Show will be our highlight on Saturday night.  Visit www.columbuscatholicschools.org for a detailed listing of events.  All events are held at Columbus Catholic High/Middle School at 710 S. Columbus Ave. in Marshfield.  


Alpine Holiday and the FACTS Family App
Did you know… you can get all your Alpine Holiday information through the FACTS Family App?!  If you have the app downloaded onto your smart phone you’ll notice the Alpine Holiday link with all the information you’ll need for the big weekend! The app will also give you access to many, many other features too such as your student’s homework, grades, lunch, etc.  The FACTS Family App – and the Alpine Holiday Link - is only available to Columbus Catholic Schools families and not the general public.  Non-Columbus families can still get their Alpine Holiday information off our website.   
 

Food and Drink
• Friday Fish Fry – November 11, 4pm-7pm
• Saturday Pancake Brunch – November 12, 8am-11am
• Saturday Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner – November 12, 4:30pm-6:30pm

The weekend will have a variety of food to satisfy those taste buds.  Our famous Friday Night Fish Fry - complete with homemade German Potato Salad - will get your weekend going.  Enjoy fresh deep-fried cheese curds, walking tacos, burgers and more at the Snowflake Café – open all weekend. Saturday morning, we bring back the Pancake Brunch with the help of the CCS Choir Department.  Back for a second year is the delicious Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner. Volunteers will start smoking the pork bright and early.  Your stomach will jump for joy!  The Dessert Cart and Horsin’ Around Ice Cream stand will be open all weekend to satisfy your sweet tooth as well.  

Entertainment & Things to Do
• Foxfire Affair – November 11, 4-6pm
• Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty – November 11, 6-8pm
• Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z – November 11, 8:30-11:30pm (FREE Admission!)
• Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run/Walk – November 12, 8:45am
• JK’s Latin Vibe Trio - November 12, 11:45am
• Sound-a-Motion Country Style Dancers – November 12, 3:15pm
• Comedy Show featuring Tyler Boeh & Arvin Mitchell – November 12, 7:30-9:00pm
• Breakfast Club (80’s Pop Band) – November 12, 9:30-11:30pm (FREE Admission!)

Alpine Holiday will have plenty of entertainment!  We will kick off the event with the Foxfire Affair, an up-tempo duo serving up Celtic, maritime and alternative folk music.  Next up will be Richie Yurkovich & the Polkarioty Duo playing lots of polka tunes!  Spectators can grab a bite at the Friday Fish Fry or Snowflake Café and enjoy the Beer Garden while taking in the performances.   Then, get ready for the high energy Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z - they are sure to rock your socks off!  

Begin your Saturday with the Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run/Walk and receive a ticket to the Saturday Pancake Breakfast and a free fanny pack!  There will be a Kid’s Run and medals awarded for the top three male and female participants. There's still time to register! Our HeBrews Coffee Shop, which is run by our Middle School Student Council members, will be open serving coffee and donuts.

All throughout the day we will have live performances from local organizations such as Christ Lutheran Church Puppets, the Main Street Conservatory of Dance (including a Nutcracker Preview), Reis Martial Arts, the CCHS Jazz Band, and the ever-popular Columbus Lip Sync Competition.   We round out Saturday’s entertainment with Sound-A-Motion Country Line Dancers who will be showcasing their dance moves.  You’ll even get a chance to learn some basic line dance skills!  We are excited to bring JK’s Latin Vibe Trio to Alpine this year.   From Caribbean to Calypso, this steel drum band will get your heads bobbing and feet tapping.  Then we shut down the auditorium to get ready for Comedy Show.  There’s still much to do while we prepare – shopping, Kiddie Games and our Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner – so if you have tickets to see the comedy show, do stick around!

Then finally… Comedians, Arvin Mitchell and Tyler Boeh will entertain us with their quick wit and humor!  Tickets are still available.  The comedy show is appropriate for kids over 16 years of age as both entertainers are Dry Bar Comedians, meaning no coarse language and bawdy jokes. In other words, it’s stand-up comedy the whole family can watch!   But wait, there’s more!  After the Comedy Show join us as we close out Alpine Holiday with The Breakfast Club, a totally 80’s pop band!  Their authentic reproduction of those timeless 80’s singalongs and dance hits will get your blood pumping.  

Shopping
• Book Store – Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 9am-7pm
• Craft Boutique – Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 9am-7pm
• SpiritWear – Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Silent Auction – Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 9am-4:30pm

Make sure to check out our Craft Boutique this weekend. We have over 55 vendors this year!  They will be in classrooms and in the hallways.  Need some Columbus apparel?  We’ll have plenty available in the Spiritwear Room. You can even get some holiday shopping done!   Next, the gym is where the Silent Auction will be!  We created a hybrid auction again this year, meaning some items will be paper/pen bidding at the event only and other items will be online only. Online bidding will start on Tuesday and close on Saturday.  

Kid’s Activities
• Kiddie Games – Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 9am-6pm
• Kid’s Raffle Table – Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 9am-4:30pm
• Ugly Sweater Kid’s Fun Run – Saturday at 8:45am
• Puppet Show – 9:00am

We will have plenty of things for the kids to do as well!  Our Kiddie Games will take place all weekend long; and our Kid’s Raffle Table features lots of amazing toys donated by our families.  Kids can take a chance at the spinning wheel and win some fun prizes!

The 24 Days of Christmas Calendar Raffle
Every year our biggest fundraiser for Alpine Holiday is our raffle.  This year’s Grand Prize will be $10,000 cash awarded on November 12, 2022 at 7:30pm just before the Comedy Show.  THEN, there’s 23 more chances to win gift certificates and cash from November 14th until December 19th, 2022.  Every winner gets his/her ticket put back into the drawing; and only 3,000 tickets have been printed.  

Grand Prize Sponsors include:  Altmann Builders, Burnett Transit, Century 21 Gold Key Realty, Draxler Transport, Inc., Lang Furniture, Andy & Jill Martin, Nagoya Japanese Sushi & Steak House, Nasonville Dairy, Spencer Machine & Fabrication, LLC and Weiler Convenience Stores.   Our cash prize and event sponsors include:  Brock & Decker Real Estate, Circle the Date, Felker Brothers, Forward Bank, Rita Hannaman, Hawkins Ash CPAs, Maurer Roofing, Pittsville Laundromat, Pour Choices, Reigel Plumbing, Rembs Funeral Home, Split Ends, Sternweis & Sons, Weiland Inspections, Wisconsin Homes, and Wiskerchen Cheese.  We thank all these businesses and individuals for making our Calendar Raffle possible!

Why Alpine Holiday is Important
Alpine Holiday is an important fundraiser for Columbus Catholic Schools.  At Columbus, we intentionally keep our tuition costs low so that it continues to be affordable for ALL families who want a private, Catholic education.  We make up the difference with fundraising drives and events such as Alpine Holiday.  Additionally, several activities during Alpine Holiday are fundraisers for many of our student clubs.
 

November 4, 2022

• November 8, 2022:  Mass for OLPI and Columbus HS/MS
• November 9, 2022:  Mass for SJBP
• November 9, 2022:  Middle School Science Field Trip to Discovery World, Milwaukee
• November 10, 2022:  NO SCHOOL for all students (Alpine Holiday Set Up)
• November 11, 2022:  NO SCHOOL for all students (Alpine Holiday)
• November 11-12, 2022:  Alpine Holiday
• November 15, 2022:  Mass for OLPI and Columbus HS/MS
• November 16, 2022:  Mass for SJBP
• November 16, 2022:  Jostens Representative at Columbus HS
• November 16, 2022:  Parent Teacher Conferences for Columbus HS/MS
• November 17, 2022:  US Army Representative at Columbus HS
• November 18, 2022:  Dress Down Day
• November 18, 2022:  Pour It Forward at Columbus HS/MS
• For more events, view our online calendar.
 

Alpine Holiday 
Did you know… you can get all your Alpine Holiday information through the FACTS Family App?!  If you have the app downloaded onto your smart phone you’ll notice the Alpine Holiday link with all the information you’ll need for the big weekend!  If you don’t have the app, click HERE to learn how to download it.  The app will also give you access to many, many other features such as your student’s homework, grades, lunch, etc.  The FACTS Family App – and the Alpine Holiday Link - is only available to Columbus Catholic Schools families and not the general public.  Non-Columbus families can still get their Alpine Holiday information off our website.  
 

Military Care Packages
In our school system, we have a military family who currently has someone deployed to the Middle East as part of the 871st Engineer Facility Department/DPW. As a way to support not only that family and military unit, but all military/military families, we are having a collection of items to ship over in care packages.  We would like to have collections for care packages multiple times throughout the year to show our constant support, and with Veteran’s Day coming up, we are having our first collection. The list of items that would be beneficial to collect would be coffee k cups, dried fruit, mixed nuts, gummy bears, Crystal Light/Propel/Gatorade packets to pour in water, and ramen noodles in microwavable bowls. Other things to consider donating would be: money to pay for shipping, Visa gift cards so that soldiers can pay for internet, Amazon gift cards for the soldiers, and gift cards/meals for the family here to make life a little less stressful.  
 

For the first collection, we will be placing a bin in the offices of St. John’s, OLP, and Columbus Middle/High School. Anyone who is able and willing to help show their support can bring in items to place in the bin. Any gift cards or money can be taken to any of the offices. For the first set of care packages, we will be gathering any items brought in between October 31st and November 9th.  Additionally, there will be an email in the coming weeks about ordering R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) shirts to help fundraise money for both the care packages as well as military organizations. Students will be able to wear these shirts on Fridays to go along with the spirit wear. Thank you for helping us show our appreciation and support for our military!
 

• Please be sure to check your students' folders for a surprise from their Columbus High School Adopt-a-Grade friends! The High School students will be sending surprises to them quarterly.  This quarter students will be receiving a free coupon for Kiddie Games at Alpine Holiday.  They are tiny so check carefully!
• St. John’s Parish is holding their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive this upcoming week, supporting the local area food pantries.  This is a good way for our students to carry out the virtue of charity.  The items in most need are diapers (all sizes), wipes, paper products, laundry & cleaning items, and personal care items. Other ways to help include money donations which St. John's will use to purchase gift cards for groceries and delivered to families before Thanksgiving. If you would like to participate please send an item(s) with your child by Wednesday, November 9th and place them in the boxes located in your child’s classroom.
 

• Please be sure to check your students' folders for a surprise from their Columbus High School Adopt-a-Grade friends! The High School students will be sending surprises to them quarterly.  This quarter students will be receiving a free coupon for Kiddie Games at Alpine Holiday.  They are tiny so check carefully!
• Veteran's Day Mass is on Tuesday, Nov. 8 with a flag retirement ceremony for OLP students in the back-parking lot of church
• Grandparents Day is scheduled for Dec. 8th, along with the bookfair
 

Parent/Teacher Conferences
We will be hosting parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, 11/16. The sign-up link is now open. Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a 10-minute time slot with any of your child’s teachers. The sign-up link will close on Monday, 11/14. If you have any questions about signing up, please email columbusoffice@columbusdons.org .  
 

Discovery World Field Trip
The Middle School science field trip to Discovery World is this Wednesday, 11/9. Students should be at school by 6:10 a.m.  Bring a packed lunch, as students will not be allowed to purchase any food there. Students can bring money for the gift shop. No backpacks are allowed for students in the building, but they can bring them on the bus. Phones also stay on the bus. Students can bring drinks and snacks for the bus rides.  Students will return at 6:00pm
 

US Air Force AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship Opportunity
The US Air Force has announced a summer opportunity for students interested in aviation. The AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship is a 3-week all-expense paid program that includes 15 flight hours of training at an Air Force partnered university. Participating students will live, dine, and learn to fly at a university campus. Applications are open through November 30, 2022. This opportunity is available to students between the ages of 16-18 in any career cluster. Click here to learn more about this free program and see attachments for a flyer.
 

Scholarship Opportunities
There are two more scholarship opportunities available at the Guidance Office:  the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Scholarship and the AgCountry Farm Credit Services Scholarship.  Information about these (and more) on our website here:  https://www.columbuscatholicschools.org/admissions/scholarships-senior.cfm  
 

Varsity Athletic Results From the Week

  • 10/29
    • Isaac Scheer ran at the 2022 WIAA State Cross Country Meet at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids, finishing in 21st place.

Upcoming Varsity Sports

  • None next week
     

• Thanksgiving Collection:  Saturday October 29th - Sunday November 13th.  The Annual Thanksgiving “food drive” will be held this year as it was last year.  St. John’s will continue to help our parish families as well as St. Vincent de Paul.  We are grateful for the success of last year’s collection.  Money received will be used to purchase gift cards for groceries and delivered to families before Thanksgiving.  St. Vincent de Paul will purchase the items needed to fill their shelves for the community assuring that the needs of many will be met.  If you would like to help please pick up a Thanksgiving envelope at St. John’s or put in an envelope clearly marked “Thanksgiving Collection.”  Checks should be written out to St. John’s.  You may also mail it into the office no later than November 12.  If you or someone you know could use assistance, please contact the parish office at 715-384-3252.  All information shared will be kept confidential.  Thank you for your support!

• It’s time to sign up for 2022-2023 SC Youth Wrestling!  This program is for students aged 4K to 5th Grade and runs from Nov. 28 through January.  Practices are at Spencer High School Monday and Thursday from 6-7pm.  This program is FREE for all wrestlers.  For more information see attached flyer or send an email to wrestlingscyouth@gmail.com  

OCTOBER 27, 2022

• October 27, 2022:  End of First Quarter for all schools
• October 28, 2022:  NO SCHOOL
• October 31, 2022:  Viterbo University Representative
• November 1, 2022:  Mass at SJB for 4K-2nd Grade
• November 1, 2022:  Mass at OLP for 3rd Grade – 12th Grade
• November 1, 2022:  Marawood Honors Band/Choir in Phillips
• November 1, 2022:  Northern Michigan University Representative 
• November 2-3, 2022:  Teacher Conferences at OLPI
• November 4, 2022:  Spirit Day
• November 9, 2022:  Middle School Science Field Trip to Discovery World, Milwaukee
• November 9, 2022:  Veteran’s Assembly at Our Lady of Peace Intermediate School
• November 10, 2022:  NO SCHOOL (Alpine Holiday Set Up)
• November 11, 2022:  NO SCHOOL (Alpine Holiday)
• November 11-12, 2022:  Alpine Holiday
• For more events, view our online calendar.
 

Dress Down Day Results
During last week’s Dress Down Day, we raised a total of $2,633.84 for Chalice of Mercy.  This includes a teacher dress down day as well.  
 

November Lunch Menu
The November school lunch menu is now posted on our website and on the FACTS Family App!  https://www.columbuscatholicschools.org/parent-resources/lunch-menu.cfm.   
 

Scotty’s Dine to Donate
Congratulations to Mrs. Scharenbroch's class for winning the pizza party in September!  Enjoy your pizza!  Our next dine to donate event will take place on Wednesday 11/2 and Thursday 11/3. Don't forget to take advantage of the $20 savings deal that Scotty offers!  18% of all orders (take-out and dine-in) gets donated back to our Parent Association.  The class with the most orders wins a pizza party, so don't forget to turn in your slips with your order!
 

VFW Teacher Award
Consider nominating your favorite teacher for the 2022-23 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award!  Deadline is Oct. 31, 2022.  See attachment for nomination form.   
 

Military Care Packages
In our school system, we have a military family who currently has someone deployed to the Middle East as part of the 871st Engineer Facility Department/DPW. As a way to support not only that family and military unit, but all military/military families, we are having a collection of items to ship over in care packages.
 

We would like to have collections for care packages multiple times throughout the year to show our constant support, and with Veteran’s Day coming up, we are having our first collection. The list of items that would be beneficial to collect would be coffee k cups, dried fruit, mixed nuts, gummy bears, Crystal Light/Propel/Gatorade packets to pour in water, and ramen noodles in microwavable bowls. Other things to consider donating would be: money to pay for shipping, Visa gift cards so that soldiers can pay for internet, Amazon gift cards for the soldiers, and gift cards/meals for the family here to make life a little less stressful.  
 

For the first collection, we will be placing a bin in the offices of St. John’s, OLP, and Columbus Middle/High School. Anyone who is able and willing to help show their support can bring in items to place in the bin. Any gift cards or money can be taken to any of the offices. For the first set of care packages, we will be gathering any items brought in between October 31st and November 9th.
 

Additionally, there will be an email in the coming weeks about ordering R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) shirts to help fundraise money for both the care packages as well as military organizations. Students will be able to wear these shirts on Fridays to go along with the spirit wear. Thank you for helping us show our appreciation and support for our military!
 

A message from Mrs. Mueller, SJBP Librarian
 

• I would like to extend a warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our families (parents, grandparents, friends, and students) that shopped at the book fair last week. Your enthusiasm and generosity were evident as you purchased books for our classrooms and your families, and we had record sales of $7,147.89! That is $3,600 to spend on new library books. Thank you, thank you, thank you for encouraging learning and a lifetime love of reading.


• Did you miss the book fair? You can shop online until October 31 (and earn the library even more rewards) by using our school's link HERE.  Thank you for your support!


• Did you know that donating your used inkjet cartridges can raise money for our school system? Please send cartridges to your child’s school fully sealed in a plastic bag (some will leak ink)! We appreciate your support. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Mueller, SJBP Librarian, by emailing mueller.jennifer@columbusdons.org .  
 

• The students in 3rd grade learned about fables this past week and read their fables in front their peers. They discussed the moral of the story and did a fantastic job reading with fluency and expression!
• Trunk or treat is on!  It is today, Oct. 27th from 4-6 in the OLP parking lot.  We have about 20 cars handing out candy!  
• We do not have school on Friday, Oct. 28th
• Parent teacher conferences are on Nov. 2nd and 3rd.
• All Saints Day Mass is on Tuesday, Nov. 1st
• Veteran's Day Mass is on Tuesday, Nov. 8 with a flag retirement ceremony for OLP students in the back parking lot of church
• No School Nov. 10th and 11th
• Grandparents Day is scheduled for Dec. 8th, along with the bookfair
 

End of the Quarter
Today is the last day of the first quarter. Report cards will be sent out on November 1st.   Parents and students may access grades through the Family Portal in FACTS or through the FACTS Family App. If there are any concerns or questions about a grade, please reach out to your teacher.
 

Friendly Reminders
• When filling out the online absence form for your child, be sure to put your child’s name and not your own.
• Students: when you are filling out your volunteer Google forms, make sure you put your last name so we give credit to the correct person. 
 

MS Explore Classes
Middle School students have a different explore class each quarter.  Students should have already seen their class assignments for the second quarter.  Class schedules can also be found on FACTS.  
 

US Air Force AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship Opportunity
The US Air Force has announced a summer opportunity for students interested in aviation. The AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship is a 3-week all-expense paid program that includes 15 flight hours of training at an Air Force partnered university. Participating students will live, dine, and learn to fly at a university campus. Applications are open through November 30, 2022. This opportunity is available to students between the ages of 16-18 in any career cluster. Click here to learn more about this free program and see attachments for a flyer.
 

Scholarship Opportunities
There are two more scholarship opportunities available at the Guidance Office:  the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Scholarship and the AgCountry Farm Credit Services Scholarship.  Information about these (and more) on our website here:  https://www.columbuscatholicschools.org/admissions/scholarships-senior.cfm   
 

Alpine Holiday 
High school students signed up for their 2 required Alpine shifts over the past two weeks.  Those shifts are now posted in the senior hallway and each student received emails with the details of their shifts.  These hours do count toward the 10 hour yearly requirement for graduation.  If a student needs to switch shifts, he/she should speak with Mrs. Mauritz.
 

Kindness
 

“Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, as indeed you do.” 

(Thessalonians 5:11)
 

The MS faculty has observed a rise in unkind behavior.  Not everyone is going to be best friends, but everyone can be kind and respectful to everyone else.  Please reiterate with your middle school students a few key sentiments:
 

1. If you can’t say something nice to someone, then don’t say anything at all.
2. If someone is being unkind/disrespectful to you, politely ask the person to stop and then remove yourself from the situation.  If the unkind/disrespectful behavior continues, then let a teacher know–do not respond in an unkind or disrespectful way.
3. Remember that school is a place of learning; if you disrupt class, then you are being disrespectful to your teachers who are trying to help you, you are being disrespectful to your classmates as it affects their ability to learn, and you are being disrespectful to yourself by limiting your opportunity to learn and grow.
 

Upcoming Varsity Sports
 

  • 10/29
    • Isaac Scheer will run at the 2022 WIAA State Cross Country Meet at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids
       

Broadcasting Job Opportunity
Zaleski Sports is looking for a current high school student to become a Producer.  If interested, please contact Jason Zaleski at jason@zaleskisports.com   or Collin at frankwick.collin@columbusdons.org   for more information. 
 

• It’s time to sign up for 2022-2023 SC Youth Wrestling!  This program is for students aged 4K to 5th Grade and runs from Nov. 28 through January.  Practices are at Spencer High School Monday and Thursday from 6-7pm.  This program is FREE for all wrestlers.  For more information see attached flyer or send an email to wrestlingscyouth@gmail.com  

OCTOBER 21, 2022

  • October 26, 2022:  Grade 11 Retreat
  • October 27, 2022:  End of First Quarter for all schools
  • October 27, 2022:  Trunk or Treat at OLPI
  • October 28, 2022:  NO SCHOOL
  • November 1, 2022:  Marawood Honors Band/Choir in Phillips
  • November 2-3, 2022:  Teacher Conferences at OLPI
  • November 4, 2022:  Spirit Day
  • For more events, view our online calendar.
     

• Consider nominating your favorite teacher for the 2022-23 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award!  Deadline is Oct. 31, 2022.  See attachment for nomination form.   

• We had a great deal of community engagement this week!  Two days of Grandparents (over 400 Grands) and two days of Parent Teacher Conferences (over 250 parents). 
• The Book Fair has already raised over $5,500 worth of sales and beat their record!  Parents and grandparents can shop the book fair until October 31 on our virtual fair page, if they missed the fair.  Click HERE to shop!
 

• Trunk or treat is on!  It is Thursday, Oct. 27th from 4-6 in the OLP parking lot.  We have about 20 cars handing out candy!  If you still want to participate please fill out THIS LINK or send an email to giza.sara@columbusdons.org   
• We do not have school on Friday, Oct. 28th
• Sign up for parent teacher conferences will come out on Monday, Oct. 24th.  Parent teacher conferences are on Nov. 2nd and 3rd.
• Mass next week is on Tuesday, Oct. 25th
• All Saints Day Mass is on Tuesday, Nov. 1st
• Veteran's Day Mass is on Tuesday, Nov. 8 with a flag retirement ceremony for OLP students in the back parking lot of church
• No School Nov. 10th and 11th
• Grandparents Day is scheduled for Dec. 8th, along with the bookfair.
 

• End of the Quarter:  October 27th is the last day of the first quarter. Report cards will be sent out on November 1st.   Parents and students may access grades through the Family Portal in FACTS or through the app. If there are any concerns or questions about a grade, please reach out to your teacher.
• Friendly Reminders:  When filling out the online absence form for your child, be sure to put your child’s name and not your own.  Also, students when you are filling out your volunteer Google forms, make sure you put your last name so we give credit to the correct person.
• Driver’s Education Information:  We will be compiling a flyer of all the different Driver’s Education training schools available in our area.  To the seasoned parents who have already survived teen drivers, please visit our Facebook Page, locate our call for recommendations and comment with your student's Driver's Ed teacher so we can contact him/her for the flyer.  When finished we will post the flyer on our website and on Facebook!
• US Air Force AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship Opportunity:  The US Air Force has announced a summer opportunity for students interested in aviation. The AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship is a 3-week all-expense paid program that includes 15 flight hours of training at an Air Force partnered university. Participating students will live, dine, and learn to fly at a university campus. Applications are open through November 30, 2022. This opportunity is available to students between the ages of 16-18 in any career cluster. Click here to learn more about this free program and see attachments for a flyer.
 

Homecoming
 

First of all, I would like to thank the student committees who worked so hard to help plan a fun-filled homecoming week.  I appreciate the students who participated with positivity and both class and school spirit.  As an alum, a teacher, and a parent, homecoming holds a special place in my heart, and I appreciate the support of the faculty and staff in making homecoming week memorable!
 

This is also a good opportunity to thank the high school students who donated to several worthy causes during homecoming week.  The senior class selected Doctors without Borders and made a $23.94 donation online.  The junior class selected the Tomah VA Medical Center and donated $1 (that dollar will be added into November’s dress down day money as the selected cause for November is the Wounded Warrior Project). The sophomore class selected Children’s Miracle Network; the $100 check donation was mailed directly to Marshfield Children’s Hospital while the $85.96 in cash and change was donated online to Wisconsin Children’s Hospital.  The freshman class selected Feed My Starving Children; their $43.49 has been added to the HS Mission Club fund set up specifically for this cause as we have a two year goal to raise $7000 to donate when we volunteer with FMSC every other year.
 

Reporting Illness, Unexcused Tardies/Absenses, & Dress Code Violations
 

We have had a number of students who communicate with their parents via email or text about not feeling well at school, but the students are not communicating with the office.  Students who are not feeling well during the school day NEED to report to the office for several reasons:

  1. So that they can contact their parents to go home
  2. So that the office staff can keep proper record of attendance and ensure the safety of all our students
  3. So that the ill student can isolate from other students to minimize the spread of illness
  4. So that when parents/emergency contact pick-up people arrive to take the student home, the office staff is aware and can notify teachers

I also wanted to share a note about unexcused tardies/unexcused absences and dress code violations.  Mr. Lambrecht runs a report every week or two and issues detentions for accrued unexcused tardies/unexcused absences, a student receives a detention for every three unexcused incidents.  I have started to run a dress code violation report every Friday and will issue detentions to students who have accrued three or more dress code violations.  Students are always spoken to prior to their behavior being recorded in FACTS, and parents and students can check the behavior report using the FACTS Family App.  
 

Varsity Athletic Results From the Week
 

  • 10/20
    • The soccer team defeated Amherst in a regional semi-final matchup at Griese Park in Marshfield, advancing to the regional final match on Saturday.
    • The volleyball team took down Pittsville, moving on in regional play to Saturday.
  • 10/22
    • Cross Country sectionals will be run in Stevens Point, hosted by Pacelli.
    • The soccer team will travel to Field for Kids in La Crosse for a regional final match against Aquinas.
    • The volleyball team will take on Assumption at home in a regional matchup.

 

Broadcasting Job Opportunity
 

Zaleski Sports is looking for a current high school student to become a Producer.  If interested, please contact Jason Zaleski at jason@zaleskisports.com   or Collin at frankwick.collin@columbusdons.org   for more information.
 

• Make a Difference Day will be October 22, 2022 from 8:30am – 12:00pm.  Volunteers will be raking leaves for local elderly and disabled residents.  This is a perfect opportunity for our high school students to earn some mandatory volunteer hours!  See attached flyer for information.