January 21, 2022


Dear Parents, We are looking forward to a great boys’ basketball season with OLC Varsity and Junior Varsity teams again this year. Cheerleaders have returned, too. We still need a JV basketball coach: let me know if you can help.

Parent-Teacher conferences are on Thurs., Feb. 10, 12:30 - 6:00 PM. Conferences will be virtual, via Zoom, as a COVID precaution. I hope you find this more convenient, too. February conferences are at your request or at teacher request. Once again, you will be using Pick-A-Time to sign-up for a time slot. I will send you the link soon.

The OLC Parish Dinner Dance planned for January 29 has been moved to Saturday, April 9, same time, same place (The Mayfield). There will be a family style dinner, open bar, raffles, and a DJ. For more information or to buy tickets contact the school office: 708 652-0262 ext. 201. Tickets are $60 per person.

We are going to create a bulletin board in the hallway 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 child’s name on the back, and the photo will be returned. Xeroxed photos are fine. Thank you.

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: Tuesday, January 25: Band is canceled today, and moved to Wed., Jan. 26. Thursday, January 27: all school Mass, grades K - 8 at 1:00; parents are welcome Friday, January 28: family photo due (see above) Thursday, February 10: parent-teacher conferences (virtual), 12:30 - 6pm; students dismissed at 11:30

Friday, February 11: no school; staff development day



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

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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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