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Our Lady of Charity Newsletter

December 22, 2022

Dear Parents,

Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Thank you for your continued support of our school. Please contact me at any time with comments, questions, or concerns. I am here for you!

Here is a Christmas prayer that your child may recite on Christmas Day, perhaps at dinnertime. Make sure he or she can practice it first:

Merry Christmas Dear Lord, We thank you for the blessings of family, for the gift of time to rest for the delight in the eyes of loved ones, for the food we eat, and the roof over our heads. We praise your name. Amen.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas food drive to benefit a Cicero food pantry (see photo)!

Important dates:

Friday, December 23 - Sunday, January 8: Christmas vacation; classes resume on Mon., Jan. 9.

Wednesday, January 11: Early release day; 30 minutes before the regular time

Friday, January 13: 8th grade graduation photos. Boys should wear a shirt and tie. Sport coats, suits, or sweaters are optional and will not be visible under the gown. Girls should avoid up-dos, turtleneck sweaters, or high neck dresses. Keep in mind slacks and skirts may show in some posing. All students should avoid wearing shades of green as students will be photographed against a green screen. There is no retake date.

Sunday, January 15: 5th grade class Mass at noon. All families are invited. Donuts, pan dulce, and beverages after Mass.

Yours in Christ,

Frank S. Zarate,

Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262


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