Weekly Crusader News 10-21

Weekly Crusader News 10-21

Weekly Crusader News

October 21, 2019 – October 25, 2019

Main Office:

A note from the principal:

West Ottawa Bus Service Disruption                                                                                                                                                                                                To those families who utilize the West Ottawa bus transportation, there will be NO AFTERNOON BUS on Thursday, Oct. 24.  On Friday, November 1, there will be NO WEST OTTAWA BUSING at all.  Please make alternate arrangements for your child’s transportation on these days.  The Corpus Christi bus will still operate as usual.  Thank you for your understanding.

Weather Turning Colder
October is almost over, and fall is definitely here! As the weather has now turned colder, please ensure your child is properly dressed for the season. Uniform shorts are no longer allowed as we have passed October 15. Additionally, coats and jackets for recess are strongly encouraged. Please note that when our students go out for recess at 11:20, the weather has not reached its forecasted high temperatures for the day!

First Quarter Report Cards — Online Only
This Friday, October 25, marks the end of the first quarter. Due to our recent parent/teacher conferences, we will not be printing and sending home first quarter report cards. These will be made available through Infinite Campus shortly after the quarter ends. If you have not accessed Infinite Campus online or are having difficulties accessing your student’s information through Infinite Campus, please contact us so we can assist you in gaining access to this important information.

Day of Sharing – Nov. 14 – Date Change
Please note the date change! We will celebrate our Day of Sharing on Thursday, November 14 this year. The previously scheduled date (Wednesday November 13) conflicted with a middle school event. This year we are partnering with neighboring organizations such as Kids Food Basket and St. Vincent de Paul Center in order to give back during this holiday season! If you are interested in volunteering with us that morning, please contact the office.

No School – Friday Oct. 25
This is just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL for students this Friday, October 25. Teachers will be in the building for professional development!

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda
Thank you to our Madrinas (a group of involved Hispanic mothers) for constructing a beautiful ofrenda, or altar, to celebrate and commemorate the Day of the Dead celebration. This Mexican tradition is a beautiful combination of the Catholic feast of All Souls Day and ancient Aztec traditions. The celebration begins on October 31 and culminates on November 2, All Souls Day. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a time of remembrance and celebration of the lives of loved ones who have passed. Should you wish to include a deceased loved one in our collective remembrance, you may send a small photo to school with your child and it will be placed on the altar. Please label the photo with your child’s name so it may be returned to you!

Vision and Hearing
Vision and Hearing Testing will take place on Monday, October 28th.

Drama Club
Drama Club has been cancelled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Aftercare Families
Please notify Amy Plackowski at amyplackowski@dogrschools.org if your child will be attending aftercare- 24 hour notice is preferred. We need to ensure that we are meeting state licensing ratio and that we have enough snack available.

Boys Basketball Practice

Mondays/ Wednesdays
3:45-5:30 pm in the school gym

3:45-5:30 pm in the school gym

Swimming Classes
Swimming lessons will run from 11/18/19 to 12/4/19. Permission slips will be coming home this Thursday. Please return to your child’s teacher asap.

Parish Connection
St. Francis de Sales

All Saints Family Event
Wednesday, October 30
6:30 – 7:45 @ Corpus Christi

We begin in the gym with family pumpkin carving (each family is asked to bring one pumpkin – “pre-scooped” – for the family to carve or decorate together).  Limited time and limited safe carving tools are available.  We talk about the Communion of Saints, how the holy day of All Saints Day connects to Halloween, and all families close together with prayer in the chapel.

Parish Connection
Our Lady of the Lake

Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off- Sunday, October 27, 12 p.m.
Everyone is invited for fall family fun, food, and fellowship! Stay after the 11 a.m. Mass for lunch, games, and a bonfire. Show off your favorite chili recipe and compete for the people’s choice award in our chili cook-off. Please sign up to bring chili or a dessert at www.oll.org/fall-fest.
Thank you to the Respect Life Guild for their volunteer support of this event!

Join with ALL SAINTS to Pray for ALL SOULS- Friday, November 1
Masses for the holy day of obligation will take place at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. We will pray the Rosary thirty minutes before each Mass, and Adoration will follow each Mass. If you can, please sign up for an Adoration time slot at the welcome desk or online at www.oll.org/adoration.

Life, Love, and the Gift of Marriage and Family-Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-10 p.m.
This one-night lab from the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE) will outline the Church’s most important documents on marriage and the family. Go to www.lanecatholic.org to learn more and register.