I am happy to announce that…last week’s snowstorm did not interfere with or put a damper on the spirit of Catholic Schools Week. The faculty, staff and students celebrated in style putting an emphasis on this year’s theme, Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. All activities, units of study and celebrations selected, demonstrated that we are a community that values faith, knowledge and service. From the Mass on Monday to kick-off CSW to the grand finale at the School Meeting on Friday, the faculty, staff and students experienced the best CSW ever.
I am happy to announce that…CSW ended on a very exciting note because I received an email late in the afternoon stating OLC is among the fifty finalists in the Blue Ribbon process. This means our application can be sent to Department of Education in Washington, DC for the final step of its journey, hopefully leading toward receiving this prestigious recognition. I know you will join me in my excitement and eager anticipation as we embark on the final phase.
I am happy to announce that…The PSA held its third General Meeting of the year on Thursday evening. After their meeting, Doctors Gonzalez and Pretroysan (better known as Michael’s mom) presented information about concussions, eye injuries and what you can do to help prevent the long lasting effects of a concussion and eye injuries. I hope to bring the Doctors back for an encore performance.
I am happy to announce that …You can anticipate that Parent Visitation Days will be scheduled shortly. This event will take the place of Curriculum Night and will be held during the school day. We look forward to having lots of company in the school.
Finally, there are four ways for you to get information about OLC’s events such as delayed openings, earlier dismissals and closings. Two School Reach messages are sent, one is an audio message and the other is an email. In addition, the information is posted on our website, as well as emailed to the major/local television stations for posting on the air. If you were not contacted about the recent events, please contact Michelle or Joyce to verify your contact information is accurate. Everyone should be in the School Reach database.
With His blessing, we will continue to strive for excellence and reach for the stars as we work together to make OLC the best place to be.
Anna Mae Stefanelli