Our Lady of Black Rock School News

Our Lady of Black Rock School News
16 Peter Street, Buffalo, NY 14207 (716)873 -7497
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Parents: We NEED your signature - Due Now!!!
We MUST have a PARENT/GUARDIAN representative come to the school
office to sign your name on the signature verification paperwork that Bison Fund
requires. If you do NOT sign this paperwork by 10/25, you may risk LOSING
your Bison Fund TUITION AID for the school year. Please come to the school
office between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday, or by special
Our Lady of Black Rock
School News
October 22, 2014
Picture Day 10/23
Triangle Music 10/23
Triangle Music: TOMORROW
Tuition for students is overdue. Please make your payment to
Mr. Schmid. Classes will be held on THURSDAY this week
because of the half day on Friday. Students, remember to bring your books and
School Picture Day:
Picture day at OLBR is TOMORROW Thursday, October 23rd.
This is a dress up, not dress down day. This means: NO JEANS!
If you are not planning on purchasing your child’s picture, he/she may still dress
up for the day. These student photos will be used for our yearbook pictures. If
your child does not want to dress up for picture day, then he/she must wear their
school uniform.
Order forms went home last week. Checks can be made out to: Our Lady of
Black Rock School
Online orders can also be made at : https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/682543
Note that “682543” is the order code.
These items need to be
sent back to school ASAP!
OLBR Shirt Order Form
Picture Order Form
Candy Bar Money
Unsold Candy Bars
Nov. 4th
Nov. 11th
Nov. 27th
12:30 Dismissal
 Oct. 24th
 Nov. 19th
 Nov. 26th
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Our Lady of Black Rock School News
DENTAL SERVICES for Our Students
on October 22st
If you completed paperwork for your child to be
evaluated by Baker Victory Dental, your child will be
meeting with the dental hygienist beginning on
October 22st. No fees or co-pays apply to this
program. No fees will be applied to students without
dental insurance. The Chompers Dental Program
(Baker Victory Dental Center) will be here on site at
our school to provide these services to our students
who have registered for the program: routine dental
exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, etc.
OLBR Niagara Candy Sale
Our school candy bar sale is finished. Please return to
school ASAP All candy money and any unsold candy
you have. Make sure the envelope of money is
marked with your child’s name and grade. Please
take care of this NOW so we can officially close this
sale. Thank you.
* If you have not returned your sales money or candy
bars, a BILL will be sent home.
Payment is expected by the end of the month. Cash,
checks, and money orders are accepted in the school
office during regular business hours 7:30 AM – 3:00
PM. If you do not make regular tuition payments
each month, your children may not be allowed to
continue classes at OLBR. Refer to the School
Handbook regarding the tuition policy.
Earn Tuition Credit!
Volunteer to be a School Lunch Monitor
Any adult family members willing and able to
volunteer to lunch monitor during our school lunch
periods can earn tuition credit towards your child’s
tuition. Our lunch period begins at 11 AM and
finishes at 12:20 PM. Call the school office for more
details and learn how you can help the school and
help earn yourself tuition credit!
School Office Hours
The school office is open at 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM.
If your child will be absent for any reason, please
call the office early on the morning of the absence.
Our school number is 873-7497. Tardy students
must come to the office for a late pass and to order
lunch before going to class.
Cookie Dough Sale
Cookie dough sales are going well.
Thanks to all who have placed orders.
Next week is the last week we will take orders. We
must submit our school order by the end of next week
so that we will get the delivery before Thanksgiving
break. Cookie dough flyers and information were sent
home with students last week. If you need another
cookie dough order form, please contact the school
office at 873-7497.
A Note from Mrs. Chris.
Dear Mrs. Eadie, Teachers, Staff, and Students,
Thank you so much for the beautiful get well arts and
cards. I loved reading all of them! I’m keeping them
in a special place to remind me how special you all
are. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please
continue to pray for me – your prayers are of great
Mrs. Chris
Our Lady of Black Rock School News
Basketball Season at OLBR School
The basketball season begins in early
November and finishes in February. In
order for your son/daughter to participate, we must
have a current medical physical on file. Also, due to
league expenses, we will have to charge each team
member a $15 non-refundable fee.
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Boys and Girls Club
of the Northtowns at Black Rock
The Boys & Girls Club will be having their
Halloween Party on Oct. 30th. For our OLBR
members, we ask that students bring their costumes
to school. They may change into their customs at
the club after school.
School Spirit Week:
Go Panthers! Cheerleading Team
Practice will be held on Thursday,
October 23rd from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.
Next week: Tuesday, October 28th and Thursday,
October 30th. Both practices next week will begin at
4:45 PM and finish at 5:45 PM. Cheer team
members must pay a $15 non-refundable fee and
turn in a completed parent permission form. Also,
all cheer team members must have a current health
physical on file at school to participate.
The Boys & Girls Club and OLBR School will be
participating in School Spirit week Oct. 27th-30th.
Students may come to school dressed for certain
Oct. 27th PJ Day. Wear your PJs to school.
Oct. 28th Mismatch Day with uniform.
Oct. 29th Crazy Hat or Hair Day. NO dyed hair.
Oct. 30th Dress Down Day-Jeans OK
Oct. 31st Halloween. Wear your uniform, bring your
costumes to school. Parade & party in the afternoon.
Recycled School Uniforms
Parent Volunteers at OLBR
We are looking for clean, gently used uniforms that
your children have outgrown. If you have school
uniform items for us, put them in a bag and send
them into the school office. Mark the bag:
Uniform Closet.
We are mandated through the Diocese of Buffalo to
have all staff, coaches, and parent volunteers
participate in a Protecting God’s Children Workshop.
If you work in the school cafeteria, coach, or
volunteer in the school in any capacity, you are
required to attend a workshop. Parent volunteers need
to attend only one session. It’s free and easy to do.
Simply go on-line to VIRTUS.org and register for a
session. If you have any questions, or need help
registering for a workshop, please call the school
office and we will assist you in this process.
Early Dismissal: Oct. 24th
The Boys and Girls Club will be open early for our
Boys and Girls Club members. The cost will be
$5.00 a student or $10.00 a family. Buffalo busing
will pick up our bused students at 12:30 and will
drop them off at their usual stops. Ken Ton Busing
WILL also be available. .
“Shrek” Musical Theater Field Trip:
School Choir News:
All choir members will bring home permission slips
for two up-coming events:
1.Marian devotions at Assumption Church on
Wednesday, October 29th
2.Mass at the Newman Center at UB on
Saturday, November 15th
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students have been invited
to see Bishop Timon-St. Jude’s High School musical
production of “Shrek, the Musical” on Wednesday,
November 5th. The permission slip is being sent
home today with the students. The cost for this is $5
to cover the bus. Only students with completed
permission slips and money returned to school by
November 3rd will be allowed to attend.
Details for both of these events are included on the
permission slips. For both events, students will need
to arrange for rides HOME from school. For the
Newman Center trip, children will also need to get a
ride to school that day. The bus will leave OLBR at
4 PM on November 15th.
6th Grade Spanish Class is learning about:
Parent/Teacher Conference Days:
Parent/Teacher Conferences are an important step in
insuring your child’s academic success. Meeting
with the teacher in a one-on-one conversation gives
you the opportunity to learn how your child is
doing in school. More importantly, it gives you the
chance to have questions answered regarding your
child’s academic progress.
Please call the school to sign up to meet with your
child (ren’s) teacher(s) during our Parent/Teacher
Conference Days. Our meeting days and times are
Wednesday, November 19th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
and Thursday, November 20th from 3:00-5:00 PM.
If you need another day and time, please call the
school so it can be arranged.
The DAY OF THE DEAD is a holiday to celebrate
the lives of departed friends & relatives. It is
celebrated on Nov. 1st and 2nd. In Mexico and in
many other Latin American countries families build
alters in their homes. Altars are made and decorated
with white or yellow candles, flowers (mostly
marigolds), incense, and pictures of the deceased,
the deceased favorite foods, crosses, or other
mementos. People will clean and decorate
tombstones in the cemetery. In the cemetery
families use flowers and candles to lead the souls of
the dead back to the families. They spend the night
telling stories, playing music and eating together. It
is a happy holiday and families prepare for months
to buy supplies & special foods.
Look for our invitation in this newsletter and you
can help us celebrate the Day of Dead.
8th Grade Parent Meeting:
The next 8th grade parent meeting will be held on
Nov. 5th at 6:30pm in the school library. At least one
parent is expected to attend.
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Weather Related Closings
OLBR will be closed when it is
announced that “Buffalo Catholic
Elementary Schools” are closed.
If we must close separate from other
schools, it will be announced that Our
Lady of Black Rock School is closed.
As long as school is open The Boys &
Girls club will be open to provide after
school care regardless of the weather.
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