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September 1, 2023

Dear Parents, The OLC Class of 1963 is organizing a tuition fundraising drive for us, and has already collected over $10,000 to be used to offset the cost of tuition for families who need it. We are blessed to have alumni who continue to support us!

On that note, I want to remind you that we accept transfer students from other schools, and it’s not too late to enroll. We do have scholarships for new families. If you refer a new family who enrolls a child in our school, you will receive a $250 tuition credit.

Flea Market: We are having a flea market to benefit the school, and will be renting out spaces that are about 10ft x 10ft in OLC's field on September 23 and 24. It is $30 for one day and $50 for both days, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to rent a space, please contact our marketer, Yashica Zuniga: yzuniga@olc-school.org. We will also be taking donations: slightly used clothes, toys, furniture, so clean out your garage! This is an opportunity for parents to do volunteer hours as well.

Important dates:

Saturday, September 2: OLC Cross Country team’s first meet of the season at May Watts Park in Naperville at 9 AM. Let’s go Panthers!

Monday, September 4: Labor Day (no school)

Wednesday, September 6: Early Release day (students are dismissed 30 minutes before the regular time)


Friday, September 8: All school Mass at 9:00; parents are always welcome to attend

Yours in Christ,

Frank S. Zarate, Jr., Ed.D.

Principal (708) 652-0262

fzarate@olc-school.org

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August 25, 2023

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school! Thank you to the many parents who were able to come to our meeting last night.

Next week students in grades K - 8 will take their iReady Diagnostic test. This is a standardized test in math and reading that will provide us with a starting point for instruction this year, and it will allow us to measure their growth in math and reading over the course of the school year. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher for test results, and make sure your child gets plenty of sleep for the best test score.

Do you know anyone with a rototiller that can till our little fenced garden on the south side of the church. We are preparing it for a school garden for grades 1, 2, and 5. If you know someone who can rototill it for us, or if you would like to assist the children and their teachers with planting, please contact me by next week! We hope to plant fall vegetables that can be harvested before winter.

We are having a Dress Down Day to celebrate Labor Day on Thursday, August 31. Students can wear red, white and blue instead of their uniforms that day. $2 to participate. Funds will be used for the school garden.

Flea Market: We are having a flea market to benefit the school, and will be renting out spaces that are about 10ft x 10ft in OLC's field on September 23 and 24. It is $30 for one day and $50 for both days, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to rent a space, please contact Yashica Zuniga: yzuniga@olc-school.org. We will also be taking donations: slightly used clothes, toys, furniture, so clean out your garage! This is an opportunity for parents to do volunteer hours as well.

Important dates:

August 26 - 27: Parish Festival. Live music, food, games, and raffle. Aug 26 from 4 - 10PM; Aug 27 from 9 - 9PM at St Mary of Czestochowa, 3010 S. 48th Ct.

Monday, September 4: Labor Day (no school)


Yours in Christ,

Frank S. Zarate, Jr., Ed.D.

Principal (708) 652-0262

fzarate@olc-school.org

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June 1, 2023


Dear Parents, Thank you to Ms. Roberta Breiding for serving as our 1st grade teacher this year. Coming in the middle of the school year is not easy for a teacher, but Roberta did a fantastic job for us. I appreciate her patience and her always kind manner with her students. It has been a pleasure to have Roberta here this year, and next year she has offered to substitute on an as needed basis. Till we meet again, Ms. Breiding!

Thank you, too, to all the preschool, kindergarten, and eighth grade parents who planned such fun and outstanding end of the year activities for the students in those grade levels. Wow, you are organized, and great at making fantastic memories!

There is still room in Summer School. The dates are from June 12 to July 13, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 2:00. The cost is reduced this year to $300 per child. Stop in the office to register.

Our new 1st grade teacher for the 2023-2024 school year is Ms. Juliana Morini. Juliana is a graduate of St. Frances of Rome School (yes, in Cicero!), Trinity High School, and Wisconsin Lutheran College, where she majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. For the past two years she has worked as a first grade teacher at St. Rafael the Archangel School in Milwaukee. As a child, she attended summer school at OLC! We are fortunate to have Ms. Morini back at OLC, and I am convinced that she will do a wonderful job with our first grade children.

Our summer office hours begin next week: Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 - 12:00 noon.

May you walk with God

This summer In whatever you do

Wherever you go.

Important dates: Monday, August 21: First day of school (full day of class)


Yours in Christ,

Frank S. Zarate, Jr., Ed.D.

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

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