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Updated: Dec 11, 2023

December 7, 2023


Dear Parents,


We are blessed to have received funds from the State this year that allowed us to purchase new student desks, tables, and chairs for all classrooms, preschool to 8th grade. The new desks and chairs for grades 1 - 8 are now assembled and in place, thanks to the help of several dads. Grandparents and VIPs will have a chance to see the new furniture on Tuesday. We also have new lunch tables and library furnishings. Do stop by after school when you can to check out our ultra-modern look!


Santa’s Secret Shop returns to OLC next week on Tues, Wed, and Thurs.. The shop is a great learning experience for young people: planning gift items, budgeting, counting money, making change, etc. The shop hours will be sent to you next week.


Early bird registration for the 2024-2025 school year will be from February 12 until March 15, 2024. The early bird registration fee is $220. After March 15, the rate will be $440. The FACTS (financial assistance) Grant and Aid Application will open February 12.


Tuition 2024 - 2025 School Year

1 child $6,567

2 children $10,146

3 children $13,334

4 children $15,672


All school Mass this coming Sunday, Dec. 10, at noon. The 5th grade class will serve refreshments after Mass in Halpin Hall. All OLC families are encouraged to join their classmates for this liturgy. Students who are present will receive a one day dress down pass for Monday.


Join us for noon Mass followed by a special event for grandparents or any other VIPs on Tues., Dec. 12, at noon. This is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will have a reenactment of the apparition of the Virgin to St. Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill, as performed by our 3rd and 4th graders during Mass. Each student in grades K - 8 should invite one grandparent or other VIP to school for Mass, as well as for an interview, photos, refreshments, and for a look at our new school furnishings. VIPs may include an aunt, uncle, older sibling, adult family friend, etc.


All school Christmas Concert: Wed., Dec. 13, 6:30 PM in church.


Our Christmas party that was planned for Dec. 15 has been canceled.


Preschoolers enjoyed their trip to the Field Museum this week. Every child loves a dinosaur!


Yours in Christ,

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

Principal

(708) 652-0262

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November 27, 2023


Dear Parents, Parents prefer text messages over email, so lately I’ve been texting to send out school news. I hope that’s your preference, too. This newsletter contains several seasonal items of interest.

Join us for noon Mass followed by a special event for grandparents or any other VIPs on Tues., Dec. 12, at noon. This is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will have a reenactment of the apparition of the Virgin to St. Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill, as performed by our 3rd and 4th graders during Mass. Each student in grades K - 8 should invite one grandparent or other VIP to school for Mass, as well as for an interview, photos, refreshments, and for a look at our new school furnishings. VIPs may include an aunt, uncle, older sibling, adult family friend, etc.

All school Mass on Sunday, Dec. 10, at noon. The 5th grade class will serve refreshments after Mass in Halpin Hall. All OLC families are encouraged to join their classmates for this liturgy. Students who are present will receive a one day dress down pass for the following week.

Early release day: Wed, Dec. 6. Students leave 30 minutes early.


All school Christmas Concert: Wed., Dec. 13, 6:30 PM in church.

Our Christmas party is just around the corner, and school families are invited to celebrate with drinks, food, and activities: Fri., Dec 15, 6-9 PM in Halpin Hall.


Roller skating this week is a blast. It’s not too late for your child to skate. Call or see Pedro for details.


Yours in Christ,

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

Principal (708) 652-0262

fzarate@olc-school.org

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October 12, 2023


Dear Parents,


Immunizations: Students who do not have their required immunizations (shots) will be excluded from school beginning next week. This is per State law. Letters to those students were sent home.


It’s not too late for your child to join the school band. Please let me know if you are interested or see Pedro in the office.


Congratulations to all of our OLC Cross Country runners for a fantastic and award winning season! 8th grade girls came in 1st place in Division A: Karina Alvarez, Nathalie Estrada, Camila Garcia, Zoe Garcia, Yatzil Garcia, and Maite Salgado. OLC boys came in 3rd place in Division A. Our cross country awards ceremony will take place tomorrow after the 9:00 Mass; parents are welcome to attend.


Help us to keep FREE LUNCH FOR ALL OLC STUDENTS and return by Monday the lunch program “Household and income form” that was sent home with your child this week. Forms may be returned to your child’s teacher or to Pedro (one form per family).


We have a girls’ basketball coach! Thank you to Mr. Bill Medina (head coach) and to Mr. Aaron Ramirez (assistant coach). We are looking forward to the season ahead.


All school Mass (K - 8) tomorrow at 9:00; parents are welcome.


All school Mass this Sunday, Oct. 15, at noon. The 7th grade class will serve refreshments after Mass in Halpin Hall. All OLC families are encouraged to join their classmates for this liturgy.


Early release day: Wed., Oct. 18. Students leave 30 minutes early.


All school Walk-A-Thon fundraiser: Thurs., Oct. 25. Students may wear their gym uniforms to school.


Halloween Dance for grades 6 - 8 only: Fri., Oct. 20, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, in Halpin Hall


Yours in Christ,


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

(708) 652-0262

fzarate@olc-school.org

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