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September 30, 2014

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Goal Setting Meetings

GoalsOur Lady of Charity will be holding parent-teacher-student goal setting meetings on Thursday, September 26th. The focus of the meetings with be on understanding students' current performance levels on AIMSweb benchmark tests and on devising strategies so that each student can exceed the target goals.

Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on this day to accommodate the meetings. Conferences will be held from 1-3 and from 4-6 p.m.

We look forward to working collaboratively with you to ensure each child's success.

 

Back to School Soccer Picnic

IMG_0601Come out to the Our Lady of Charity field on Sunday, September 21st! We will be hosting a soccer tournament and picnic for all OLC families, as well as for families from Saint Frances of Rome.

The picnic and soccer games will take place starting at 1:30 p.m. after the Spanish mass and we will go until 3:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will also host a soccer tournament, and there will be a special appearance by the Chicago Fire mascot Sparky! Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for everyone. You are also welcome to bring additional food to share.

We hope to see you there!

 

Classroom Orientation and Back to School Mass

photo_5Come join us on Sunday, September 7th for a morning of welcoming and prayer.

Our Back to School masses for all families will be held at 9 a.m. in English and at 10:30 a.m. in Spanish.

Classroom Orientations for 1st-8th grades will take place from 10-10:30 a.m. You will have an opportunity to meet your children's teachers, see their classrooms, and discover what they will learn this year during two, fifteen minute sessions. The orientations will take place for 1st-8th grades only since our PK and Kindergarten classrooms held their sessions in August.

We can't wait to show off all of the great things we have in store for this year. We hope to see you there!

 

   

OLC Exceeds Enrollment Goal

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The new school year has gotten off to an excellent start. It has been wonderful to see familiar faces in addition to the many new ones who have joined us this school year.

We are excited to report that we have 336 students for the 2014-2015 school year. Through the efforts of the entire school community, we have increased enrollment from the 310 students who attended OLC last year and 287 students the year prior to that. In fact, since 2009, we have increased enrollment by 100%! We now have three full pre-school classrooms, two Kindergartens, two 1st grades, and two 2nd grades. It is clear that many families have discovered the excellent educational and spiritual opportunities available at Our Lady of Charity.

We look forward to another successful year of educating our saints and scholars.

 

Home Reading Strategies

Check out one of our great videos showcasing ways parents can work at home with their children to strengthen reading skills: