Dear Parents,

Our Read-a-thon fundraiser continues through January 21: We sent home instructions on how to activate your child’s personal page, where you can view and record their progress. There will be prizes for the students with the most minutes recorded. Prizes include a “Principal for a Day” award, out-of-uniform passes, and a 5 lb. chocolate bar. Can you donate a box of masks to the school? We go through a lot of them, and can use your help with this. Parent-Teacher conferences are on Thurs., Feb. 10. Students will be dismissed at 11:30. Conferences will be virtual, via Zoom, this year as a COVID precaution. I hope you find this more convenient; you can always schedule a face-to-face meeting with a teacher before or after school if needed. February conferences are at your request or by teacher request. Once again, you will be using Pick-A-Time to sign-up for a time slot. There is no school on Fri., Feb. 11 (staff development day). Family photo: We are going to create a bulletin board that highlights each family at OLC for Catholic Schools Week. All students PK - 8 should bring a photo of your family to their teacher no later than Jan. 28. Include your student’s name on the back, and the photo will be returned. Xeroxed photos are fine. The age of the photo is unimportant. Thank you. Do you want to change your tuition payment date? We can do that for you, but we must have 10 business days advance notice. Email your request to finance@olc-school.org Early bird registration for next school year is 50% off the regular registration price. Register your child now for next year and the fee is $200. The fee increases to $400 beginning Feb. 6. Contact Ms. Candelaria Rosales to register: 708-652-0262 ext. 203 or via email crosales@olc-school.org. On Feb. 10 we will automatically re-enroll your child for next year and apply the registration fee to your FACTS account. If you do not plan on registering for the 2022-23 school year, contact Ms. Rosales no later than Feb. 5. The registration fee is non-refundable. Get your VIRTUS training so you can volunteer! Go to our website for info: olc-school.org Important dates: Monday, January 17: no school; Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 19: early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time) Friday, January 28: family photo due (see above)

Yours in Christ,

Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@olc-school.org

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Dear Parents, Happy New Year to all of you. We look forward to a brighter year ahead, and may God’s love always surround us on our journey. Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to make your OLC experience in 2022 the best one yet.

We are having a Read-a-thon fundraiser this month: this fundraiser is very different from others as it is academically focused, and should get our students excited about reading. Our Read-a-thon starts Mon., Jan.10. Earlier this week we sent home instructions on how to activate your child’s personal page, where you will be able to view and record their progress. We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/YYqgeH/1 and following the simple instructions.

Do you want to change your tuition payment date? We can do that for you, but we must have ten business days advance notice. Email your request to finance@olc-school.org

Early bird registration for next school year is 50% off the regular registration price. Register your child now for next year and the fee is $200. The fee increases to $400 beginning Feb. 6. Contact Ms. Candelaria Rosales to register: 708-652-0262 ext. 203 or via email crosales@olc-school.org.

We hope that everyone is returning to OLC next school year. On Feb. 10 we will automatically re-enroll your child and apply the registration fee to your FACTS account. If you do not plan on registering for the 2022-23 school year, be sure to contact our marketing director, Ms. Candelaria Rosales, no later than Feb. 5. The registration fee is non-refundable.

Get your VIRTUS training so you can volunteer: Go to our website for info: olc-school.org


Important dates: Thursday, January 13: all school Mass at 1:00; kindergarteners will attend. All parents are invited. Following Mass, there will be an end of the season recognition ceremony for our girls’ basketball players (see photo). Friday, January 14: 8th graders will be photographed for graduation in their (medium blue) caps and gowns. Boys should wear a shirt and tie; no jacket. Girls should avoid up-do hairstyles, turtlenecks, or high neck dresses; slacks and skirts may show in some posing. Wednesday, January 19: early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time)


Blessings, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@olc-school.org

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Dear Parents,

“For a child has been born for us, A son given to us; Authority rests upon his shoulders; And he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) On behalf of all the teachers and staff here at OLC, I would like to wish all of you a blessed and merry Christmas. May the light of our Creator guide us in the new year ahead. Children always enjoy looking at Christmas manger scenes. Here are some “Visiting the Manger” activities for children from Loyola Press: https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2021/11/traveling-with-the-shepherd-this-christmas/

Do you want to change your tuition payment date? We can do that for you, but we must have ten business days advance notice. Email your request to finance@olc-school.org

Schoolbelles Bridgeview store has moved. The new location is 10139 S. Harlem Ave. in Chicago Ridge. The telephone number is 708-929-4695.

Tutoring after school: We will be offering free tutoring after school from 3:00 - 4:00 for students in grades 1 - 7. Teachers will select students who need extra help in math or in reading. If you believe that your child needs remediation in these subject areas, please contact your child’s teacher now. Tutoring begins the week of Jan. 10.

We hope that everyone is returning to OLC next school year! On Feb. 10 we will automatically re-enroll your child and apply the registration fee to your FACTS account. If you do not plan on registering for the 2022-23 school year, be sure to contact our marketing director, Ms. Candelaria Rosales, no later than Feb. 5. The registration fee is non-refundable. 8th graders wrote Christmas cards expressing their thoughts and prayers to the victims of the devastating tornadoes in Kentucky. Thank you to our substitute teacher, Mr. Glenn Palloway, for inspiring students with this project.

Get your VIRTUS training so you can volunteer: Go to our website for info: olc-school.org Important dates: Monday, December 20 - Sunday, January 2: no school; Christmas break Wednesday, January 5: early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time) Thursday, January 6: Epiphany or Feast of the Three Kings — all school Mass at 1:00; kindergarteners will attend. All parents are invited.

Wishing you the peace and love of Christmas, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@olc-school.org

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