top of page

Our Lady of Charity Newsletter

March 5, 2024

Dear Parents,

Report cards go home tomorrow. Be sure to ask for them.

The Father-Daughter Dance that we had for Valentine’s Day was a hit, and many of you have asked me about a mother-son event. I polled students in grades 2, 5, 7, and 8, and given the choice between a dance and a bowling night, all the boys said they want bowling. Stay tuned for a date for the OLC Mother-Son Bowling Night – we’ll have pizza, dessert, etc. etc. etc.

It’s not too late to pay for skating. The fee is $18 for the eleven days of roller skating, which begins on Friday. Please send your child with the fee and include a note from you giving your permission for him or her to skate. It’s fun and students make rapid progress. If you would like to help the kindergarteners, 1st, or 2nd graders with their skates, contact Pedro in the office.

Book Fair takes place every day after school next week. If you would like to help out, please email Mrs. Johnson:

Our girls’ volleyball season has begun. Contact Mr. Infante for a game schedule. Any OLC student who attends a volleyball game will earn one dress down pass for the next day. Support your Panthers!

Movie Night: See Shrek on the field at 6:30 PM on Friday, March 22. Bring the whole family.

This week we received a delivery of brand new tables and chairs for our preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Thanks to special pandemic related funding from Springfield, we are blessed to have new, state of the art student furniture in all classrooms, preschool to 8th grade.

Thank you to those who attended our flea market school fundraiser at St. Mary of Czestochowa the weekend of February 24 and 25. We raised a profit of over $2000 for our school.

At 6:30 PM on Thursday, April 11, Mr. Ferney Ramirez will speak to OLC parents on the importance you have in your child’s success, how to build your children’s self-esteem, motivation, and values. You will like Ferney! Please join us and invite your friends. The presentation will be in Spanish, with English translation. Any parent who comes to this workshop will receive two hours of volunteer service credit.

All school Mass this Sunday, March 10, at noon. The 2nd grade class will serve refreshments after Mass in Halpin Hall. All OLC families are encouraged to join us for this liturgy. Schoolbelles gift certificates will be

presented to any parent at the Mass.

Our church organ is broken, and it is going to cost $2500 to fix it. That’s a lot less than the $90,000 it would cost to replace it! There will be a box in the rear of the church after all Sunday Masses in which you can place a donation to repair the organ. Please consider making a contribution; we use the organ at all school Masses.

Yours in Christ,

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

(708) 652-0262


Recent Posts

See All


April 5, 2024 Dear Parents, After spending weeks in prayer, fasting, and service during Lent, it may seem odd to your children that we don’t have widely similar practices for Easter. That doesn’t mean


January/February 2024 General Info This newsletter is meant to keep you up to date on our progress in music class. Aer a successful Christmas concert and what I hope was a restful holiday season for a

OLC Newsletter

January 30, 2024 Dear Parents, OLC is having a Father Daughter Dance for Valentine’s Day this Friday night, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Halpin Hall. All OLC girls and their dads/uncles/big brothers/family


bottom of page