October 7, 2021


Coding Club meets for an hour after school: grades 6 - 8 start on Oct. 13; grades 2 - 5 start on Oct. 14.

Art Club! We still have spaces available in our new 7th - 8th grade Art Club: Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00. There is a $10 monthly fee for materials. Is your child artistic?

Popcorn Sale! For the 2021-2022 school year, there will be three mandatory fundraisers: popcorn sales in the fall and spring, and chocolate sale at Christmastime. Each family is responsible for selling $100 of popcorn in the fall and $100 of popcorn in the spring ($200 of popcorn in the school year). Don’t worry, it’s really delicious. The fall sale begins Oct. 18: more information forthcoming.

1st holy Communion will be held on Sat., May 7 (time TBD) for OLC students. First Communion photos will take place on Sat., Apr. 9, at 9am. Get your first holy Communion apparel on time for pictures!

Volunteer hours are mandatory. Go to our website for all the info: olc-school.org

Important dates: Monday, October 11: no school Wednesday, October 20: Early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time) Wednesday, November 3: Early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time) Thursday, November 11: High School Fair at OLC, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. All the area Catholic high schools will have representatives to talk to parents and students in Halpin Hall.


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

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October 1st, 2021


Dear Parents, Physical, vision, and dental forms are due now. There will be a school exclusion date by law later this month for students not in compliance.

Is your child in After care? If you need to contact someone in After care, email Ms. Mullins: mmullins@olc- school.org. She monitors her email constantly during After care.

Are you good with money? We need counters to count parish funds: Mondays at 8am. Email me if you can volunteer. This is a long term volunteer opportunity (at least ‘till May).

Picture day is Tues., Oct. 5. Students must wear their formal uniform. Details were emailed last Tuesday. Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Oct. 7 and 8. They will be in-person or via Zoom, your choice. Sign-up information will be sent to you in a separate email.

Art Club! We have a new 7th - 8th grade Art Club meeting on Oct. 14 and on every Thursday thereafter, from 3:00 - 4:00. There is a $10 monthly fee for materials.

Please welcome our new school secretary, Mr. Pedro Infante. Mr Infante previously worked at St. Genevieve Parish on the Northwest Side of Chicago.

Masks: Students should have 4 - 5 masks at school on any given day. Does your son or daughter have these? Volunteer hours are mandatory; for VIRTUS training, see our website: olc-school.org

St. Laurence High School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include academic and financial aid presentations, student-led tours and areas to learn more about academics, athletics, arts, activities and more. Please visit www.stlaurence.com/prospective to sign up.

Important dates:

Tuesday, October 5: School picture day (see above) Wednesday, October 6: Early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time)

Thursday and Friday, October 7 - 8: Parent-Teacher conferences (see above); all students will be dismissed at 11:30. Monday, October 11: no school Thursday, November 11: High School Fair at OLC, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. All the area Catholic high schools will have representatives to talk to parents and students in Halpin Hall. Yours in Christ, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@olc-school.org

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Dear Parents, OLC Movie Night this week was postponed due to the weather. The event will now take place outdoors on our soccer field at 6:30 pm on Thurs., Sept. 30. Bring chairs, blankets, and the children to this family friendly event! Food and beverages will be sold, too.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Oct. 7 and 8. They will be in-person or via Zoom, your choice; more information forthcoming.

Art Club! We have a new 7th - 8th grade Art Club meeting on Oct. 14 and on every Thursday thereafter, from 3:00 - 4:00. There is a $10 monthly fee for materials.

Many of you know that our school secretary, Mrs. Avalos, will be leaving OLC on October 1. Please welcome our new school secretary, Mr. Pedro Infante, who has begun working here on a part-time basis until he begins full-time on Oct. 4.

Masks: All students should have 4 - 5 masks at school on any given day. We all need multiple masks these days, as you know!

Volunteer hours are mandatory; for your VIRTUS training, go to our website: olc-school.org


Important dates: Thursday, September 30: All school Mass at 1:00, grades 1 - 8. Parents are invited. Thursday, September 30: Family Movie Night at OLC, 6:30 pm, on the soccer field. $3 per person.

Wednesday, October 6: Early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time) Thursday and Friday, October 7 - 8: Parent-Teacher conferences (see above); all students will be dismissed at 11:30. Monday, October 11: no school Yours in Christ, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D.

Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@olc-school.org

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