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Our Lady of Charity School Weekly Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that began this week on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday. It's a time of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. Many of us know the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline in other ways during the season. In his message for Lent this year, Pope Francis said that “we must persevere in doing good in the world, bolstered by prayer and by fighting evil in our own lives, including an addiction to digital media.” He said that “Lent is a time to resist these temptations and to cultivate instead a more integral form of human communication made up of authentic encounters—face-to-face and in person” (America Press). As parents, how can you help your OLC child to achieve this goal of quitting social media and talking to people instead? How can we be the best role models?

Tax Credit Scholarship: Join us for a statewide legislative call to action. OLC is looking for parents to join us on a trip to Springfield. We will meet with state representatives to discuss the Tax Credit Scholarship and why it should remain in effect. Did you receive a tax credit scholarship? If so, this will be a great opportunity for you to come out and share the impact this scholarship has had on you. We will be gathering in the school parking lot at 6am. Contact Ms. Candelaria Rosales if you are interested in participating.

Popcorn Fundraiser: It is that time of year again! Our favorite Double Good popcorn fundraiser is coming back. We will begin Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18. Stay tuned for more information and how you can sign up. All families will be required to sell $100 worth of popcorn. This is our last mandatory fundraiser of the school year.

OLC tuition rates for 2022-2023: 1 student: $5956 2 students: $9206 3 students: $12,094

4 students: $ 14,214

Does it seem like surveys have taken over the world? Are you sick of surveys? OK, me too, but please take ours! Today is the last day: 2022 Archdiocese of Chicago Parent Survey

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/archchicago/survey/parent/

Get VIRTUS training to volunteer: Go to our website for info: olc-school.org


Important dates: Monday, March 14: no school Wednesday, March 16: early dismissal; 30 minutes before the regular time

Friday, March 25: no school; staff development day Monday, March 28: no school (please note that this non-attendance day for students is not on the school calendar) Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 24: no school; Easter break


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

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