SCHOOL CALENDAR | MARCH
ALUMNI CLASS REUNION
MENUS | SOAR
GIFT CARDS | SOARING
EAGLE FALL 2013
Patriotism Essay Contest
Please keep Toby
Minnis, Kindergarten teacher, in your prayers.
- 3/10 Eagles
Wings 3:15; Dinner Auction Meeting 5:30pm
- 3/11 T-Shirt for Food day; BBall Breckenridge Here Girls 6pm Boys 7pm
- 3/12 8:15 Mass 3rd & 4th; BBall Hale Away Girls 6pm Boys 7pm;
Squires' Dinner & A Movie
- 3/13 End of 3rd Quarter
- 3/14 NO SCHOOL; Fish Fry 5pm to 7pm
- 3/17 St.
Patrick's Day; PTO Uniform free day; Eagles Wings 3:15
- 3/18 Land of Smiles program 1pm; 5:30 to 7:00 Open House
Pre-registration and Family Night
Make plans now to attend the Pre-Registration Night and Open House on
Tuesday March 18 between 5:30 and 7:00. There will be some activities planned and pizza in the cafeteria. If you know of anyone interested in attending
Preschool-8th grade next year, please invite them to come.
- 3/19 8:15 Mass (7th &
- 3/20 Full Day of School; Jeans and T-shirt for Food day
- 3/21 Early dismissal 12:15pm; Lunch will be served.
The Stations of the Cross will be said on the
Fridays of Lent. Everyone is welcome to join the children at the
church at 2:30 as they participate in this prayer service. Each week a different class will lead the stations.
Please know that Bishop Hogan does not always follow the Chillicothe
Public School District calendar. We follow the schedule for Bishop
is our Cancer Prayer Tree!
Tuesday March 11, 2014
- 4:00pm-7pm - McTeacher's Night at McDonalds. Bishop Hogan Memorial School will
receive 20% of the sales. McDonald's will provide a Happy Meal
Party for the class with the greatest participation. We will have teacher participant cards at school if you would like to help one of the teachers earn a Happy Meal Party. Each
drive-through order with a teacher's participant card will receive double points for that teacher!
FRIDAY LENTEN FISH DINNERS
- The first Lenten Fish Fry will be Friday, March 7, from 5:00-7:00pm.
The Knights of Columbus also host Friday Fish Fry Dinners March
14, April 4, and April 11. All the Fish Fry Dinners will be in the Bishop Hogan cafeteria. They will also be offering a drive-thru for those who want carry-out. The Knights are asking for volunteers to help work all four of the Fish Fry Dinners. If you would like to help,
please call the office and talk to Leslie Holland at 660-646-0705. Please come and support the church and school and enjoy a wonderful meal!
Adults $8.00 Students $5.00.
- Please Keep JW Heil in your prayers. JW is the son of Beth Hinkebein Heil who has been very sick. The family has offered the following website for you to follow his
Please keep Toby Minnis, the Kindergarten teacher, in your prayers.
2014 Conservation Poster Contest
"Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil"
7th-9th Grade 2014 County Winners
Addie Ficken 1st
Sydney Baxter 2nd
Riley Brobst 3rd
At the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation
annual meeting, it was announced that in the 7th-9th grade district division, poster contest winners were Addie
Ficken, first place; Sydney Baxter, second place; and Riley
Brobst, third place!
Their posters will be entered in the state contest! There were over 300 posters entered, grades 4-12.
Congratulations, ladies, and good luck at state!
PE days are Tuesday and
Thursday - Please remind your child to either wear or bring or bring tennis shoes to school on those days.
cold weather, we want to remind you to dress your students in warm
clothes. It is important for your children to wear long sleeve shirts, bring a
warm winter coat, a hat, and gloves.
WILL CEI HURT PUBLIC SCHOOLS? - The
Children's Education Initiative
(CEI) will not reduce state funding to public schools. In fact, this education tax
credit program allocates 50% of its benefits exclusively to public schools. The
10% reserved for special education will primarily benefit public schools. For
more information. contact the Missouri Catholic Conference at 800-456-1679.
and Petition form information is also on our St. Columban
School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. for early outs and for monthly in-service meetings. The dates and times will be listed on the annual school calendar, monthly calendar,
Eagle's Nest and Church Bulletin. No lunch will be served on these days.
PATRIOTISM ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
Witt's essay was chosen to go to District competition. Way to go Caroline!
winners for Bishop Hogan Memorial School were:
gr: Caroline Witt, 1st; C.J. Pfaff, 2nd; Olivia Cross, 3rd
gr: Kennedie Kieffer, 1st; Sydney Baxter, 2nd; Maggie Pfaff,
- 8th gr: Emily Skoglund, 1st; Garret Donoho, 2nd; Noah Cross and Colin Carlton,
We have purchased some new equipment for P.E. with our Coke
Rewards' points. Mr. Locker has purchased two new whistles, a new soccer goal. and some huge dice for games in the gym. Please keep sending in your
Coke Rewards' lids so that we can earn more points.
We would like to thank Rex Marshall and the local Fire Department for donating Personal Safety books to the 3rd
through 6th grade students of Bishop Hogan. This book contains information on stranger danger, safety at home
and school, emergency contacts and parent information. The theme of this book is
Smart Choices for Life.
The 5th through 8th graders participated in the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR) Essay contest. The Essay title this year was
"The Lives of Children During the American
Revolution." The students were asked to write an essay using historical facts and discuss
how the war affected the lives of children. Maggie Pfaff was selected by the judges
as the First Place winner in the 7th grade division. Her essay has been
forwarded to the State American History Committee for further consideration. Maggie will be invited to read her
essay at the Olive Prindle Chapter DAR meeting on Monday March 10th at 12:45 at the
River Historical Society Museum, 1401 Forest Dr., in Chillicothe. She will
be awarded her certificate at that time. Congratulations to Maggie for
UP FOR TEXTCASTER
Please take a few minutes to sign up for Textcaster. This is an
email/text messaging system that we now have available for parents and
friends to get messages from our office. Getting messages out will be
more efficient and timely when done through Textcaster. If possible, we
would like to have every parent on this system. You can sign up by going
to the Livingston County website
or the City
of Chillicothe's website. On the school notification page, you
will find Bishop Hogan near the bottom. Thanks!
& AND A MOVIE RETURNS
The Columbian Squires will be hosting the Dinner and a Movie program again
in 2014. The programs are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month beginning
on March 12. For more information you can visit www.squiresdinner.info.
Help spread the word.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
26, 2014 - 11th Annual Dinner Auction
meetings are held on announced dates in the School Library - Please come to the meeting
to share your ideas & join a committee. Everyone is needed to help put this event on. The following is a list of different
committees you can sign up for:
Thank You, Mailing, Gift certificate creation, Parent sign up.
Donations: Solicitor, Item pick-up , Item entry, Advertising (newspaper, banners and signs, commercial ad and
Decorating: Table centerpiece, Gym, Cafe, Main hallway, Entryway
Servers: Deliver the dinners, fill drinks, bus tables, kitchen help, dish duty, tend
Set up & Clean up
Each committee needs many people to help get the job done. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
We are sending home a
Dinner Auction Donation form. This is for you to use to reference your
family's donation. We ask that each family donate to our largest fundraiser of the
year an item or items valued at $100.00. We would like to have your donation and completed form no later than March 31st. Thank you for helping your school.
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 2014
5th 6th Grade Basketball
March 11 Breckenridge Here
March 12 Hale There
March 18-22 Southwest Tournament - Due to Parent Teacher Conferences, Bishop Hogan girls and boys basketball
teams will NOT be participating in the Southwest Tournament
March 25-29 Bishop Hogan Tournament
We will need extra help during the Bishop Hogan Tournament. Please contact the office or Kristie Cross.
Through your donations and sales we were able to purchase 76 new books for our Library. Most of these book are
fiction and for various age groups and reading levels. Thank You so much for your generosity during the Book Fair
and all year long. The children at Bishop Hogan love to read and updating the library allows them access to the books they want to read.
GALLERIES FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR!!
by Father Ben at Christmas
Teachers 2013-2014 | Homecoming
King & Queen 2013 | Preschool
Prevention Week | Pet Blessing 10/04/13
News & Photos 10/06/13 | Preschool Field Trip (October
2013) | Halloween 2013
Thanksgiving | Holiday Parade
| Christmas Program
| Missoula Children's Theatre
Schools Week 2014
Buddies | VFW
Baker's 3rd and 4th grade class visited their Business Buddies - McCoy and Samples.
They learned about the business and had lunch. Thank you!
GALLERIES FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
Grade Graduates 2013 | Spring
Talent Show 05/13/13
Communion 05/05/13 | Dinner
Auction 04/27/13 | Trip
to Exchange City 04/10/13
Stations 2013 | Soil
& Water Winners
Schools Week 2013 | Missoula
Children's Theatre 01/08/13 |
Program 12 21 12
Pen Essay Contest | Halloween
Party Parade 10/31/12
Parade 09/14/12 | Labor
Day Assembly | Grandparents'
Day of School 08/22/12 |
to School Party 08/12/12
The ITBS tests are finished!! Thank you for helping your child prepare for the tests
with breakfast and making sure they had a good night's sleep. I was pleased at how
well the students worked to do their best! Results will be back this spring. The
snacks that PTO provided were great!
Thank you for coming to the
McDonald's McTeacher Night. We will get 20% of their sales between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Thursday night.
We'll find out soon how well we did.
We appreciate Father
Kneib's involvement with Bishop Hogan School. Weekly, Father teaches a Wednesday
religion class to the 5-8 grade classes. After our school Mass, he holds confession for a different class each week.
This week, he taught a special class for kindergarten through second grade to explain Lent and about the ashes
they were to receive on Ash Wednesday. Additionally, he is helping to prepare our second grade students who will
have their first confession on March 6 and will receive first communion May 4. Our students really benefit from the
example he sets and from the knowledge he shares. Our many thanks, Father
This week we started our prayer service with the Stations of the Cross. Mr. Murrell and the seventh and eighth
grade class led the services. We will be doing a similar prayer service every Friday during Lent.
May God Bless You! -- Pam Brobst
SOAR Gift Cards
We have these SOAR shopping cards
in stock so be sure to pick them up before you go shopping:
Hy-Vee, Target, Piggly Wiggly, Dominos, Hicks, Pizza Hut, Bejing,
Subway, Taco Bell, or
YOUR SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES
Nominate our school to win $4,500 in the Book It program. Please
follow this link and fill out the appropriate information about yourself and the school.
If you have questions or concerns about Smart Tuition and your payment
plan please contact the school office. We will help you any way we can.
We are all just learning this process.
A la cart Items:
- Fresh Fruit $ .25
- Frozen Fruit Bars $ .50
- Muffins $ .25
- Cookies $ .25
BISHOP HOGAN MEMORIAL SCHOOL
Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor -
Parish Office Manager -
Pam Brobst, Principal - email@example.com
Preschool: Mary Higgins, teacher
Paraprofessional for Preschool: Theresa Oakes
Leslie Holland, Administrative Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Toby Minnis, Kindergarten Teacher - email@example.com
Alisa Grubaugh, Teacher Grades 1&2 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Baker, Teacher Grades 3&4 - email@example.com
Joyce Blattner, Teacher Grades 5&6 / 5-8 Math - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Murrell, Teacher Grades 7&8 / 5-8 Science & Social Studies -
Mary Garr, Teacher Music/Band/Computers - email@example.com
John Locker, P.E. Teacher - Email
Belinda Bower, Cook & Janitor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorney Hecker, Maintenance
PRESCHOOL AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
- Now accepting applications for our Preschool. Please pass this on so we
can keep building our preschool program.
DROP OFF/PICK UP -
Bishop Hogan Elementary School day begins at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 3:00 p.m. To pickup/drop off students, parents should pull into the school parking lot per this designated route:
East on JFK, North on Easton, West on 10th, enter Parking Lot on North Side and circle around to the gym door.
When entering the Preschool building, please use the North parking lot or Trenton Street. Parents will need to sign their preschool in and out each day. PLEASE USE CAUTION!
The gym doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The doors will be locked after 7:50.
Students arriving after 7:50 may come to the south side door where parents should drop off on the west side of the street
(this will prevent students from having to cross the street). Students will be released from the gym door at 3:00 p.m.
LIKE US ON TARGET
- This is an easy way to earn money for our school. When you are on
Facebook, go here
and vote for Bishop Hogan! After 25 votes, we will get $25.00 from Target
and then $1.00 for each vote after that. Please share this with your
family! We have already received a check for $42.19 from Target.
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ESSAY CONTEST
The 5th through 8th grade Bishop Hogan students entered the essay contest
of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The topic of the essay was
"Forgotten Patriots Who Supported American Struggle for
Independence". We had two students win first place for their grade.
Maggie Pfaff, won first place for 6th grade and Caroline
Witt won first place for 5th grade. Congratulation to both of them!
RAISING: Remember to send in your ink toner cartridges, Dominos Pizza proofs of purchase,
Campbell Soup labels, Labels for Education, Box Tops for Education, Coke Reward Points, and aluminum
cans. With your help we have earned :
$917.00 from Box Tops,
$511.00 from Ink recycling
$108.00 from pop can recycling
Thank you for your help. Please keep donating! These programs are ongoing.
Citizens Bank has teamed up with Bishop Hogan to help us raise money.
Every time you use your Citizens Bank & Trust Bishop Hogan Memorial school
debit card, Bishop Hogan earns $ .05 at no charge to the
customer. That doesn't sound like much but it really adds up. This last quarter we
received a check for $115.95. Thank you to everyone that has a Bishop
Hogan debit card and thank you to Citizens Bank for their support!
Pizza Hut and Dominos
- We partner with Pizza Hut the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Pizza Hut Night. Flyers will be sent home with the students. All we have to do is get
our family and friends to order pizza for dinner that night. The flyers have to be turned in to
Pizza Hut when you pick up your pizza. We will receive 15% of all sales
that have flyers that night. We will be partnering with Dominos Pizza
every 4th Thursday of the month.
- We are very fortunate to have Carole Hobbs picking up our cans and taking them to Hope Haven for
us the third Tuesday of the month!!
Remember to send in your
ink toner cartridges, Dominos Pizza proofs of purchase, Campbell Soup labels, Box Tops for Education, and aluminum cans.
Dress your children appropriately for the winter temperatures, sweaters, crewneck sweatshirts, etc.
My Coke Rewards for
Schools. Make sure you stock up on your favorite Coca-Cola beverages to get
codes and then enter the codes online at mycokerewards.com to donate them to our school or bring them to school, and we will enter them!
is where you can go through to shop to earn money for the school. Bishop Hogan gets money every time you purchase items through this portal with stores such as
Wal-Mart, Target, and many others.
READ to SUCCEED
- We are once again participating in the Read to Succeed
This program is for grades Kindergarten through 6th. Your child must complete 6 hours of recreational reading to receive an admissions ticket to Six Flags.
If you would like to
contribute to our Guardian Angel fund
which is used for tuition assistance, please contact Kim Murrell at
the St. Columban parish office (660-646-0190).
Our fund drive is going on now as we begin a new school
day Preschool Monday, Wednesday, Friday $100.00 per month
- The registration/supply fee is $95.00.
Bishop Hogan Memorial School offers
academic curriculum and religious education program.
Please contact the office at 660-646-0705 if you are in need of after-school care.
For information call:
Bishop Hogan School office at 660-646-0705
Bishop Hogan Preschool at: 660-646-3070
Please make sure your accounts are current or contact the office to make payment arrangements. If you have any questions about your balances,
please contact the office 660-646-0705.
CO-OP WITH CR2
Read the latest
NetSmartz - Computer Safety
Parenting wired kids can be difficult if you didn't grow up with the same technologies. These resources can help.
Smartphones, posting inappropriate pictures; stopping posts; meeting offline; secure passwords; webcams;
sexting; and more. NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
NetSmartz Goals: Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks; Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks; Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult.
Diocese Appoints An Ombudsman
- In June 2011, the diocese appointed an independent public liaison and ombudsman to field and investigate all reports of inappropriate behavior or sexual misconduct by clergy, employees or volunteers. To make a confidential report to the ombudsman, please contact Jenifer
Valenti at (816) 812-2500. [Definition - Ombudsman - a person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems, as between employees and an employer or between students and a university.]
Fifth and Sixth Grade Food Drive
- Fifth & Sixth Grade are still collecting non-perishable items for the food pantry.
Thank you to Kristie Crawford for delivering to the food pantry.
The school is still collecting
Hy-Vee receipts (no prescriptions can be on the receipts or gas receipts);
Campbell Labels - Campbell Soup proof of purchase markers are on BIC
merchandise - any BIC product (V8 we need the lids); Box Tops 4 Education.
Don't forget old ink cartridges to recycle. No matter what size.
We get money for these!
Students need to bring or wear tennis shoes on PE days (Tuesdays and Thursdays).
TRAINING - PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN is a requirement for all those who will be
teaching, volunteering and working with our preschoolers, children and teens. This includes volunteers for room parties, driver for field trips, basketball volunteer, etc.
For more information, please call the school office at 660-646-0705.
Weather: Please listen to KCHI 98.5 if there is no school - they will broadcast that information.
In accord with government regulations, we are to notify parents of our students that in some of the building products present in our buildings, there is a small amount of asbestos. Bishop Hogan School has an Asbestos Management Plan
that is available for inspection in the school office at Bishop Hogan Memorial School, 1114 Trenton, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. You may view this information during school hours when the secretary is present.
Pastor - Father Ben Knieb
Parish Office Manager - Kim Murrell
Principal - Pam Brobst
Preschool: Mary Higgins, teacher
Paraprofessional for Preschool: Theresa Oakes
Kindergarten: Toby Minnis
1st/2nd grade: Alisa Grubaugh
3rd/4th grade: Erica Baker
5th/6th grade: Joyce Blattner
7th/8th grade: Brian Murrell
Music/Band/Computers: Mary Garr
P.E.: John Locker
Administrative Assistant: Leslie Holland
Cook/Custodian: Belinda Bower
our News Notes for additional information from the church and
Our Most Recent Soaring Eagle (Alumni Letter) HERE
(Spring, 2013 - PDF 135KB).