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Congratulations to the Marching Band for a Division I rating at State Marching band contest Sat, Oct 11 in Sheldon.

Congratulations to Ben Aberson (5th) and Brian Haden (8th) for earning War Eagle All-Conference honors at the WEC XC meet on Mon, Oct 13. The boys' team finished in 3rd place. 

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys XC team for earning FIRST PLACE at the West Sioux Invitational Oct 9. Individual places were: Ben (1st), Brian (2nd), Jordan (5th), Gunnar (9th), Wyatt S. (17th), Ethan (20th), and Evan (21st).

The South O'Brien Athletic Booster Club's annual Softener Salt Fundraiser deliveries will be made on Saturday, October 18 between 8:00am and noon. If you are not going to be home at that time, please leave instructions for the delivery (where to place your softener salt bags). Thank you for your order!

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Visit Facebook and "like" us to get the latest and greatest Wolverine Athletics information. https://www.facebook.com/SouthObrienAthleticBoosters

Picture Re-Take Day is Tue, Oct 21.
Lifetouch will begin taking photos at 8:30 A.M. in Primghar. The photographers will then take photos in Paullina. You must return your photo packet on retake day if you wish to exchange it. Thank you.

School Lunch Program Lawsuit. There has been a class action lawsuit filed against Martin Brothers, the main provider of food products for our school lunch program. Parents may file a claim for funds that are available from the settlement.

WHOtv.com article link-  http://whotv.com/2014/09/02/refund-for-parents-in-school-lunch-settlement/ http://whotv.com/201hool-lunch-settlement/
Iowa School Food Settlement - Link to file a claim- 
https://gilardisecure.com/iowaschoolfoodsettlement/ Claimant/ClaimForm

Used boys basketball jerseys for sale. $5 while supplies last. They would make a great Christmas gift for your son if you bought his old jerey from Wolverine glory years. Contact Coach Yates at the HS.

WANTED: Substitute Teachers, Paraeducators, and Bus Drivers. Send letter of application to Superintendent Moore if interested.

Remember to occasionally refresh your page to see the revisions we make during the day.
Parents and family members are encouraged to read the Announcements and check the All Events Calendar to learn about upcoming school events and activities.

Information about special events in the Elementary can be viewed on the Elementary page. Hover over the South O'Brien tab above and select Elementary.

The registration form for Driver Education 2015 is available. Hover over the Academics tab above and select Driver Eduation. The registration deadline is Feb 2, 2015.

Please read and follow South O'Brien Sportsmanship Guidelines.

The Wolverine Booster Club has a variety of apparel and other items for sale. Purchase them at home games. You can also order apparel online.

Click here to order

Click on the image above.
A huge variety of apparel can be ordered from MY LOCKER.
Customize to any school activity.
The South O'Brien Booster Club gets 100% of the profits.



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Schedule Notes
Oct 17, Fri; End of First Quarter
Oct 20, Mon; No School, Professional Development
Oct 21, Tue; School Picture retake day.
Oct 28 & 30; Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 31, Fri; 1:30 dimissal (trade-off for Open House time)

Peanut allergies
An allergic reaction can be life threatening.
All of South O’Brien Elementary has been designated as peanut allergy aware. Practices have been put in place to help prevent student exposure to peanut products. Please read the details on the Elementary page or the Health and Wellness page.

Read information on the Health and Wellness page.

Thank you to the South O'Brien Publications Class. They provide most of the pictures that appear in the box above. Their instructor is Kris Faust.

Free or Reduced Price School Meals
You can apply for free or reduced price school meals AT ANY TIME. You may complete the forms supplied in the August 2013 online newsletter. Forms are also available in either office. Select the South O'Brien tab above and then scroll down to Newsletter.

Backpack for Kids Project
Please donate food items or cash. To read about the project, hover over the Academics tab above, then select Backpack 4 Kids. Thank you to those who have already generously donated to the project.

Every little bit helps...
Please collect Campbell's Soup labels, Box Tops for Education, Sunny D Labels, and Pizza Ranch Wagons. Send them to school with your child.

The South O'Brien FFA is accepting old cell phones which will be sent in to be recycled.

FFA is also collecting WIX filters box tops.