SCHOOL CALENDAR | DECEMBER
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EAGLE FALL 2013
was "quacking" about the Birth of Christ during the
annual Holiday Parade.
has been discussing Thanksgiving, using praying hands to thank God for the things we appreciate.
We learned the Native Americans made deer skin vests and headbands to show their accomplishments,
and we made our own to show our individual accomplishments in the classroom.
We would like to wish each of you a very safe and blessed holiday season.
- 12/6 All School Mass (3rd&4th); Early dismissal 12:15
- 12/9 Advent Prayer Service 2:45; Eagles Wings 3:15
- 12/10 T-shirt for Food Day; Pizza Hut Night
- Dinner Auction Meeting
Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 at 5:15pm in the School Library.
Everyone is Welcome!
- 12/11 8:15 Mass (K,1st & 2nd)
- 12/12 Eagles Wings
perform for Retired Teachers 3:45
- 12/13 All School Mass 8:15 (K, 1st & 2nd)
- 12/14 8th grade fundraiser
- Breakfast at Washington St. Food & Drink company
- 12/16 Advent Prayer Service 2:45; Eagles Wings 3:15
- 12/17 PTO Attendance Reward; Uniform Free Day
- 12/18 8:15 Mass (7th &
8th); Christmas Program practices
- 12/19 Jeans & T-shirt for Food Day; Christmas Program 7:00pm
Please know that Bishop Hogan does not always follow the Chillicothe
Public School District calendar. We follow the schedule for Bishop
Grade Sports Recognized
We recognized our
four eighth grade students who finished their basketball and
cheerleading careers at Bishop Hogan recently. Garret
Donoho - 6 years of basketball; Noah Cross - 6 years of basketball; Colin
Carlton - 3 years of basketball; and Emily Skoglund - 6 years of cheerleading. We want to thank our coaches: Joyce Blattner, Alisa Grubaugh, and Brian Murrell for the many hours
volunteered after school. Thanks to the parents for driving to the away ballgames and volunteering for the gate and concessions at the home ballgames. It was a great season!! Girls finished
9-1, boys finished 8-4.
7th & 8th Grade Field
Trip to City Hall
Murrell's class visited City Hall and learned about city government
and how it works. They watched a slide presentation given by Ike Holland,
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.
We need a couple of card tables for the Christmas Program. If you have one and would be willing to let us borrow it,
please contact the office. Thank you!
BASKETBALL COACH UPDATE
Toby Minnis has graciously agreed to be our Coach for the 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team. We are
looking for a 5th/6th grade boys assistant coach and girls basketball coaches for the spring season. I am beginning to set up games in February and March, and in March we will have a tournament. Practice will begin around the
second week in January, and the season ends the last week in March. Practice will possibly take place 3 to 4
nights a week (negotiable). One group will practice at 3:15 and one at 4:15. Please let me know if you are
interested in coaching the girls' or boys' ball team. Thank you in advance for your consideration!
CHRISTMAS GIVING PROJECT
We will be adopting a family again this year for Christmas. Last year, with your generosity, we were able to take the
family's children shopping for clothes and presents. If you would like to donate canned food or money, please send it with your child to the office
by Friday Dec. 13, 2013.
The 8th Grade Class is planning to go to Washington D.C. to do the
"Walk for Life". The class is now conducting
fundraisers. The next fundraiser will
be a breakfast buffet hosted by Washington ST. Food & Drink Company. This event is scheduled
for December 14. Please put this date on your calendar.
The breakfast will begin at 7:30am and end by 10:00am. The students will be selling Washington St. Food & Drink Gift
certificates later this month. All money collected
from these fundraisers helps pay for the trip to Washington DC.
The 8th grade is selling
Keep Christ in Christmas
car magnets for $5.00 . If you would like to buy one, you may call
the office. They will also be sold after Mass this weekend.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
26, 2014 - 11th Annual Dinner Auction
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 2014
& Home Games - Girls 6:00 pm; Boys 7:00 pm
If you are looking for a Christmas gift, why not pick up this wonderful cookbook for only $10.00. Your family will
enjoy the yummy recipes. Avoid the holiday crowds and come by the office to pick one up.
AND FLU SEASON
During this cold and flu season, we are asking parents to watch symptoms closely.
Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing
medication before returning to school. If a child has vomited or has had diarrhea
the evening before, your child must be at home for one full day. Please call the office before 9 a.m. when your child
is sick. The school is required to report to the Health
Department so please let the school know what all the symptoms are.
Logan Potts Dec 7; Emily Deshayes Dec 10;
Belinda Bower Dec 19;
Alexander Carmack Dec 30; Remington Isaacs Jan 2; Mason Baxter Jan 4;
Carven Crawford Jan 5; Kim Murrell Jan 8; Alisa Grubaugh Jan 9;
Colin Carlton Jan 10; Pam Brobst Jan 20
the Liturgical Schedule on the St. Columban website...
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
16th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Program | C-T Photo / Austin Buckner
Bishop Hogan students treated guests to a handful of musical numbers during the 16th annual Bishop Hogan
Memorial School Veterans Appreciation Program held Tuesday
morning, November 12, 2013.
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
Our 5-8th grade students are finishing their essays for the
D.A.R. Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. They are writing about
"The Lives and Times of Children during the American
Revolution." Mr. Murrell and Mrs. Blattner did a good job of helping students build background knowledge about that time period
through library books, video clips, prewriting activities, read-alouds, and discussion.
Students also had to do bibliographies. I think the assignment was a good learning
tool to help students go through the writing process of prewriting, drafting, editing,
One of our five year goals is to establish a Marketing Committee that can help generate ideas for recruiting and PR. Please let me know before Christmas if you are interested in serving on this committee. We would like to have at least 5 parents (more would be great!). It
wouldn't take much of your time; however, we would love your ideas!!
Please consider being part of this important committee! Thanks! May God Bless You!
-- Pam Brobst
SOAR Gift Cards
Leaves have been falling and
it's time to rake them up. If you need a new rake, leaf bags, or other items for your fall
yard clean up, check out Lowe's or Wal-Mart/Sam's for these items. We have these SOAR shopping cards
in stock so be sure to pick them up before you go shopping. Football is the sport of the season, so
now's the time to buy Hy-Vee, Target, Piggly Wiggly, Dominos, Hicks, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, or
Walgreens shopping cards and get the snacks you'll want to munch on while
watching the games. Our newest participant is Bejing!
Selling Schedule for December:
12/7 Sat. 5pm Mass Samantha Graves
12/8 Sun. 8am Mass Kathy Baxter
12/8 Sun. 10am Mass Amber Marshall
12/14 Sat. 5pm Mass Lindsay Goad
12/15 Sun. 8am Mass Jill Barnett
12/15 Sun. 10am Mass Kim Marshall
12/21 Sat. 5 pm Mass NEED VOLUNTEER
12/22 Sun. 8am Mass Mary Mathew
12/22 Sun. 10am Mass Amber Marshall
12/28 Sat. 5pm Mass NEED VOLUNTEER
12/29 Sun. 8am Mass Toby Minnis
12/29 Sun. 10am Mass NEED VOLUNTEER
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!
Labels for Education program -
We are trying to earn extra bonus points from Labels for Education. We
need Campbell and Pepperidge Farm UPC labels - for each sheet we fill out
we receive 50 bonus points. It takes 5 Campbell family brand UPC labels
and 5 Pepperidge Farm brand UPC label to fill a sheet. We have the
opportunity to earn 2500 extra points for this promotion, please send in
Labels for Education
- We are now collecting
Best Choice UPC labels. We earn $30.00 for every 1,000 we turn in.
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 this year.
Brooklyn Walker is in charge of this program.
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).