November 16, 2022 Dear Parents, Donate a Christmas tree ornament to the school for the Our Lady of Charity School tree in Cicero Community Park. Have your children give it to their teacher no later than Monday. Old ornaments are fine, so clean out the closet!
Report cards go home tomorrow.
Santa’s Secret Shop returns to OLC Dec. 7 - 9. This program makes it possible for students to experience the joy of choosing their own holiday gifts for family and friends, while teaching them to budget their money and make their own decisions.
Thank you to the three USMC veterans who came to our school on Veterans Day to speak to our 7th and 8th graders: Mr. Adolfo Bolaños, Mr. Aaron Jimenez, and Mr. Nick Salamone. Also taking part in the assembly were students Miya Ramirez, Zadkiel Preciado, Ignacio Serrano, and Dean Cundari.
This year all boys’ basketball players and all the cheerleaders will need to have a sports physical to play. Our 6th graders already have a current physical on file, so they are exempted. The sports physical is a State of IL requirement for schools.
Art classes taught by teaching artists from the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago began this week in grades 4 - 8. We will have an exhibit of student work before Christmas.
We will have a school Christmas Posada at 6:30 PM in church on Wed., Dec. 21. Students in grades PK - 8 will take part in the performance, and there will be refreshments and piñatas afterward in Halpin Hall. Important dates:
Friday, November 18: no school; staff development day
Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25: Thanksgiving break Monday, November 28: VanGogh school photo retakes
Sunday, December 11: 8th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org