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Our Lady of Charity

October 21, 2022

Dear Parents,

Halloween: We are hosting a Halloween dance for students in grades 6, 7, and 8, from 6:30 - 9:00 PM on Fri., Oct. 28. On Mon., Oct. 31, students may wear costumes (grades PK - 5; no masks; nothing too scary) or come to school dressed in Halloween or fall colors (grades 6, 7, and 8).

This year we have adopted a new student management program entitled Caring School Community. This is a social and emotional learning and discipline program designed to help students become caring and responsible members of OLC. The goal of the CSC program is for students to become self-disciplined. Topics include bullying, defiance, disengagement, inappropriate language, social isolation, stealing, and vandalism.

One component of the program is called “cross-age buddies,” and we begin it this month. Cross-age buddies helps students develop positive relationships by pairing older students from one grade with younger students from another grade. The older students experience themselves as competent and valued, while the younger students develop trust for others and experience themselves as worthy of special attention and kindness. Here are the cross-age buddies assigned this year:

Kindergarten - 4th grade

1st grade - 5th

2nd - 6th

3rd - 7th Preschool - 8th

Be sure to ask your child about it in the coming weeks.

Roller skating in P.E. class runs for two weeks starting Nov. 28. This will be fun, and roller skating is a lifetime sport. Your child’s grade level teacher will need to collect shoe sizes! The cost is $13 per student (grades K - 8). If you can help supervise during your child’s gym class, email your child’s teacher: staff-bios

Thank you to all the parents who came to our 2nd grade Sunday Mass at noon last week. Our next schoolwide Sunday Mass will be with the 3rd graders at noon on Nov. 6. All families should attend with their children. We will have refreshments afterward in Halpin Hall.

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Important dates:

Monday, October 31: Halloween (see above)

Wednesday, November 9: Van Gogh school photo retakes

Thursday, November 10: High School Fair at OLC, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. All the Catholic high schools in the area will have representatives here to talk to parents.

Yours in Christ,

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


(708) 652-0262


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