August 15, 2014,
Greetings. Now that we have passed the midpoint of Summer 2014, we eagerly await the arrival of a new school year with enthusiasm and optimism. My administrative staff and I have been working to prepare for its arrival and look forward to seeing you as well as welcoming our new families. Mark your calendars for our traditional Principal’s Teas on the first and second days of school after dismissal and the Back to School Social on September 19th.
As a result of your support and generosity, I am delighted to inform you that your hard work and generosity has materialized into making “Operation Playground” a success and a new playground a reality. During July, the courtyard was converted into a parking lot with space remaining for play. The groundwork for the installation of the new playground equipment will be done in August with the equipment arriving and being installed in September. With His blessings, the new playground will open in October.
Shortly, you will be invited to “leave your mark” in the new playground. Help us with phase two of “Operation Playground” by purchasing a brick that will be engraved with a personal inscription of your choice. Look for more details to follow from the PSA.
This year, we will focus on “going green” and reducing the amount of paper used to communicate. To begin, email blasts and School Reach messages will serve as our primary means of communication replacing large mailings. As we transition from paper to technology, please help us by making sure we have your current email address and cell phone number at all times. In addition, our website will provide documents for you such as the Student Handbook by using a family login code. Information on how to establish your login account will be provided at our Back to School Nights.
Later in August, you will receive another letter with more information, and where there is more than one class on the grade level, your child (ren)’s placement will be included. As you can appreciate, much work went into creating balanced classes. All input was considered; however in the end, the school made the final decision.
As I enter my sixth year as principal of OLC/LHA, I look forward to another productive year and seeing all of you as I enjoy the last days of summer.
Anna Mae Stefanelli, Principal