SCHOOL CALENDAR | MAY
GIFT CARDS | SOARING
EAGLE FALL 2013 | FEES &
12th Annual Dinner Auction - Hitting the Jackpot with Catholic Education!
The Dinner Auction was held April
25, 2015! Thanks to everyone who helped before, during, and after!
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We celebrated May
as being the month dedicated to Mary by crowning her statue in our hallway on May 1.
Father led us in prayer, and the staff and students sang Immaculate
Hogan Enrollment Form
Beginning May 1, students may wear navy blue or khaki shorts to school if appropriate.
- 05/14 7:15 8th grade breakfast
- Field Day
- 05/15 8th Grade last day
- 05/16 8th Grade Graduation after 5:00 pm
Mass at church
- 05/19 Preschool Graduation 6:00 pm
- 05/20 Last day for Preschool
- 05/21 Last day of classes; Awards Assembly; 12:15 Early Dismissal
8th Grade Graduates
Left to right:
Sydney Baxter, Hannah Haakonstad, Maggie Pfaff, Kennedie Kieffer,
Riley Brobst, Carleigh Crawford
May 15 - Last day for 8th graders
May 16 - 8th grade graduation
Please know that Bishop Hogan does not always follow the Chillicothe
Public School District calendar. We follow the schedule for Bishop
Dinner Auction Memories 2015
Congratulations to our Bishop Hogan Eighth Grade graduates! Their last day will be Friday, May 15, with graduation
on Saturday, May 16. We are so proud of these talented students! They have contributed immensely to our school
with their strong leadership, their commitment to community service, their excellent academics, and their shining
qualities! They will truly be missed next year. We wish them the best as they begin their next chapter at Chillicothe
High School. I know they will have great success!! The graduates are:
Sydney Baxter, daughter of Kathy and Shane Baxter; Riley
Brobst, daughter of Stephanie and Ryan Brobst; Carleigh Crawford, daughter of Shelby and
Reese Crawford; Hannah Haakonstad, daughter of Kim and Scott Haakonstad; Kennedie Kieffer, daughter of Kim
and Jason Kieffer; Maggie Pfaff, daughter of Jill and Justin Pfaff.
We want to thank their parents for sharing these wonderful girls with us and for making their spiritual and academic experiences a priority by sending them to
Bishop Hogan. We also want to thank all of the teachers who have impacted these students throughout their
TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Time for the Big Push at the end of the year to turn in all your box tops for education. If you have been saving up,
please turn in all Box Tops and Labels for Education. Don't forget about your recycling. There are no Coke rewards
program . We need all of these items into the school by Field Day which is
May 14, 2015. Thank you everyone for
helping all year and please continue to save over the summer.
Father Kneib presented Carly Carlton the St. Joseph/Bishop Hogan Alumni Scholarship at the CHS Awards
ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015. Carly received this honor for her high academic achievement during her 8th
grade year while attending Bishop Hogan.
The 8th Grade class honored Mrs. Belinda with the announcement and certificate for being the BEST COOK
EVER! Congratulations Mrs. Belinda! We all love you and your cooking!
Maggie Pfaff received 3rd place in the 7th & 8th grade category of the Missouri Elks Association 2015
Americanism Essay Contest. Congratulations Maggie!
Congratulations to Kathy Baxter
(pictured) for receiving the PTO Parent Volunteer of the Year Award. Kathy can always be counted on to generously give of her time to help out Bishop Hogan. She always has a smile on her face. Thank you, Kathy, for your generosity of time and talents.
Congratulations to Carleigh Crawford who was chosen for the CHS Freshman Cheerleading squad! Be sure to help
her cheer for CHS next year at the football and basketball games. We are so proud of you,
to two new staff members for next year! Jenny Buttman will be teaching 3rd and 4th grade. She has taught various grade levels but most recently was teaching 3rd grade in the Liberty School District and has 25 years of experience.
Jamee Greener will be our new 2nd grade teacher. She previously taught kindergarten for 4 years in the Grundy County School District and student taught in second grade at Southwest School. Both
teachers will be great additions to our staff!
Ann's Altar Society will be hosting their annual salad luncheon, Thursday, June
11, from 11am to 1 pm in the Bishop Hogan School. Turkey, taco, vegetable and fruit salads, deviled eggs, roll, dessert and drink for $8.
Tickets may be purchased from any St. Ann's member or at Lauhoff Jewelry.
Questions? Contact Beverly Thompson, 660-646-1359 or Janet Schreiner, 660-745-3390.
If you have a 3- or 4-year-old, or know of one, we would love to have them in Bishop
Hogan's Preschool! They will have experiences in literacy, language development, phonemic awareness, fine motor, gross motor, religion, math,
art, music, and free play. For more information, call the school office at
660-646-0705 or 646-3070.
DAIRY FIELD TRIP
The Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade visited the Shatto Dairy on Thursday,
April 9. The children learned about the dairy industry and participated in milking the cows. A great time was had by all. The children returned to school
and received a Pizza Hut pizza party. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped drive.
We will have
a Pizza Hut School Night every month. 15% of sales will go to Bishop Hogan Memorial School.
Every dollar counts
at Bishop Hogan! Help us collect Box Tops, Campbell Soup Labels,
Coke, Recycle Ink Jet
- more info below and here...
We now have the capability of allowing customers to use their credit or debit card. Ask us about it!
Thank you for your continued support of our SOAR cards and for telling your work colleagues and neighbors! You can go to
www.shopwithscrip.com to see the total listing of businesses nationwide that are included in your options.
Old Navy, Gap, Goody's, and Dicks Sporting Goods shopping cards in stock if you are buying spring or
summer clothes. Does Mom need a new outfit for Easter, First Communication or Graduation? We have stocked up on
Maurices's cards. We have plenty of Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee cards for those Easter goodies and preparing for Easter
dinner. We also have Lowe's if anyone is going to do yard work or buy flowers. Maybe you are thinking about going
to the Grand Six Theater? We have $10 shopping movie cards for the Easter baskets! Nothing tastes better on a
warm afternoon than an ice cream cone or drink at Hicks Hometown. Keep some
shopping cards on hand! We can help you out!
AUCTION NEWS & RECAP! APRIL 25, 2015!
What an awesome Talent Show we experienced on Monday evening! There was
talent galore! The audience was entertained with dance performances; our school
band; piano, violin, flute, and guitar solos; vocalists; and songs by each class,
including Preschool! Guests were treated to the eighth grade surprise of
'glow stick skeletons' dancing to a variety of music in the dark! Kudos to Mrs. Garr for developing
and encouraging students to display their many talents! The program was well done
and well attended!
Preschool Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. We have 19
exceptional preschoolers, 8 in the four-year old program and 11 in the three-year old program!
An Awards Assembly will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 9:00 a.m. in the school gymnasium. Everyone is invited! Students will end their school year on that day at 12:15 pm.
We celebrated our teachers
recently as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. I am blessed to have an amazing
staff that is committed to our students at Bishop Hogan! They spend countless hours ensuring the children grow
academically and spiritually. They guide them, challenge them, and encourage them to stand up for their values
and develop a closer relationship with God. Our teachers all do a very nice job!
Friday, May 1, was an early dismissal for
teacher in-service. We worked on the calendar and goals for the next
school year. Our areas of focus for goals were Catholicity, Education, and Facilities. It was a productive meeting.
I am excited to welcome
two new staff members for next year! Jenny Buttman will be teaching 3rd and 4th
grade. She has taught various grade levels but most recently was teaching 3rd grade in the Liberty School District
and has 25 years of experience. Jamee Greener will be our new 2nd grade teacher. She previously taught
kindergarten for 4 years in the Grundy County School District and student taught in second grade at Southwest
School. Both teachers will be great additions to our staff! -- Pam Brobst, Principal
VFW (Veterans' of Foreign Wars) presented certificates to the winners of their
Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. Winners for the 6th grade division were: First Place: Eli Cross; Second Place: Mason Baxter; Third Place: Nicholas Utter. Winners for the 7th grade division were: 1st Place: C.J. Pfaff; 2nd Place: Josie Reeter; 3rd Place: Logan Potts. Winners for the 8th grade division were: 1st Place: Maggie Pfaff; 2nd Place: Carleigh Crawford; 3rd Place: Riley Brobst, Kennedie Kieffer. Maggie took 3rd in the district, out of
four area schools that entered the Elks contest, Bishop Hogan had
two of the three winners in the 5th/6th grade division and all
three winners in the 7th /8th grade division. They are Mason Baxter and Ellie Barnett for fifth/sixth
grade, and Kennedie Kieffer, Riley Brobst, and Maggie Pfaff for the 7th/8th
LEGION PATRIOTISM CONTEST
We were notified that Maggie and
CJ Pfaff were chosen as essay contest winners! They are the daughter and son of Jill and Justin Pfaff. Maggie received first place in the local American Legion Patriotism Essay contest.
Her essay was submitted to the state level competition and there she placed third!! Way to go, Maggie!
essay that was entered into the Daughters of American Revolution American History Essay Contest placed first place in the 7th grade
division among all of the area schools. His entry is being submitted to the state contest.
Good luck, C.J.
We are proud of both of our Bishop Hogan students!
A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend Oktoberfest.
COMPLETE DETAILS WITH PHOTOS ARE ON THE ST. COLUMBAN WEBSITE
Results - Raffle Winners, Booth Totals, Photos - Click
Show May 13, 2014
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.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
After school care is available from 3:00 to 5:00pm
$27.00 for one, $25 per child if have 2; $22 per child if have 3 or more.
Call the office with any questions 660-646-0705.
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. Lunch is normally served
on these days.
& 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. For more information you can visit www.squiresdinner.info.
Help spread the word.
John Locker May 24;
Connor Hobbs May 28; Kyan Hobbs May 28; Joyce Blattner May 29;
Leighton Kelly June 6; Bentley Lauhoff June 7; Abby Marshall June 8;
Caroline Witt June 8; Father Kneib June 12; Riggin Isaacs June 14;
Carleigh Crawford June 19;
Terri Holtzclaw June 19; Matty Hobbs June 28; James Mathew June 28
the Liturgical Schedule on the St. Columban website...
by Father Ben at Easter, 2015
by Father Ben at Christmas, 2014
SCHOOL YEAR SNAPSHOTS
Luncheon | House of Prayer
10/03/14 | Oktoberfest
2014 | Habitat
Posters | Veteran's
Parade 11/22/14 | St.
Nicholas (12/06/14) | March
for Life | Career
2014-2015 | 8th
Grade Graduates | 1st
Holy Communion 04/19/15 | Dinner
GALLERIES FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
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
| March for
Schools Week 2014
Buddies | VFW
Essay Contest | Conservation
Posters 2014 | Elks
Essay Contest 2014
Auction 2014 | Talent
GALLERIES FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
Grade Graduates 2013 | Spring
Talent Show 05/13/13
Communion 05/05/13 |
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
They take any unused glasses to recycle. If you know of anyone needing free eye glasses or screening,
contact the local Lions Club.
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.
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. If you have not done this yet, please be sure to sign up. We are unable to use it until we have everyone on this program.
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
Leslie Holland, Administrative Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Higgins, Teacher Preschool - email@example.com
Theresa Oakes, Teacher Preschool - Email
Toby Minnis, Kindergarten Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Holtzclaw, Teacher Grades 1&2 -
Davis, Teacher Grades 3&4 -
Brooke Westcott, Aid for Grades 3&4
Joyce Blattner, Teacher Grades 5&6 - email@example.com
Tyree, Teacher Grades 7&8
Mary Garr, Teacher Music/Band - firstname.lastname@example.org
John Locker, P.E. Teacher - Email
Belinda Bower, Cook & Janitor - email@example.com
Dorney Hecker, Maintenance
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.
Early Childhood Screening
The Chillicothe School District has a developmental assessment for all children in the R-II School District. School
district personnel will conduct a FREE screening for children 3 months to four years old. This will include:
Hearing, Vision and Health Screening
Height and Weight Screening
Check of Immunization Records
Screening will take approximately one hour and parents will be with their child during this time. Call Garrison
School at 660-646-1653 to schedule an appointment.
Won First Place in Division 1 of the 2013-2014 Missouri Elks Association Essay Contest on
"What Does Veterans' Day Mean to Me?" Awesome Job CJ!
Livingston County Soil & Water Conservation District 2014 Class Poster Contest Winners
Dig Deeper Mysteries in the Soil
4th Grade - 1st Place Connor Hobbs; 2nd Place Ellie Barnett; 3rd
Place Carson Crawford
5th & 6th Grade - 1st Place Josie Reeter; 2nd Place Eli Cross;
3rd Place Mason Baxter
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
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.
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.
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!
- We will have the Pizza Hut School Night every 2nd Tuesday of each
month. 15% of sales will go to Bishop Hogan Memorial School. 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 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.
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.
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
The Labels for Education will be sent in this month, and we should get a check from them in May. Thank you for
your help. Please keep donating! These programs are ongoing.
Dress your children appropriately for the winter temperatures, sweaters, crewneck sweatshirts, etc.
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
additional 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).