Principal's Message


March 2014

 Dear Members of the LHA/OLC Family,

      I am writing to share exciting news about “Operation Playground”. If you were a member of the LHA/OLC community in September 2012, you may recall the introduction of “Operation Playground”. This project has made significant progress and is within our grasp.  I am confident that when school opens for the 2014-2015 school year, our new playground will open as well on the York Street parking lot


Since our first raffle in September 2012, we have raised approximately $100,000 for this project.  Because of the location change, I am thrilled to also tell you the following:


  • The cost of the playground has decreased from $500,000 to approximately $300,000.
  • The playground will be safer, bigger and able to accommodate the educational and recreational needs of all our children. 
  • We will retain blacktop space in the courtyard for an additional play area, as well as faculty parking. 


Please help us reach our financial goal.  Although there are a variety of ways for you to do this, the simplest way is to go to our website, click on Giving and then “Donate Online”  to make a donation using PayPal.


On Monday, you will be receiving an email from Ms. Jaime Lin-Yu, one of our PSA presidents.  She will be telling you about all the upcoming events and additional ways you can support us in reaching our financial goal.   


In advance, I thank you for all you have done and will do to support this cause.  I am determined to make this amazing playground a reality.  Join me in making this happen.

 With unwavering determination,

 Anna Mae Stefanelli


Click to see Operation Playground Plans

Featured News

Application for Private School Transportation form  is available in the school office or you can download it from the Jersey City Website at


Applications need to be in no later than Monday, March 10th, otherwise it may affect the reimbursement amount.


This is for the 2014-2015 school year.