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Dear Parents, Happy New Year to all of you. We look forward to a brighter year ahead, and may God’s love always surround us on our journey. Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to make your OLC experience in 2022 the best one yet.

We are having a Read-a-thon fundraiser this month: this fundraiser is very different from others as it is academically focused, and should get our students excited about reading. Our Read-a-thon starts Mon., Jan.10. Earlier this week we sent home instructions on how to activate your child’s personal page, where you will be able to view and record their progress. We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on and following the simple instructions.

Do you want to change your tuition payment date? We can do that for you, but we must have ten business days advance notice. Email your request to

Early bird registration for next school year is 50% off the regular registration price. Register your child now for next year and the fee is $200. The fee increases to $400 beginning Feb. 6. Contact Ms. Candelaria Rosales to register: 708-652-0262 ext. 203 or via email

We hope that everyone is returning to OLC next school year. On Feb. 10 we will automatically re-enroll your child and apply the registration fee to your FACTS account. If you do not plan on registering for the 2022-23 school year, be sure to contact our marketing director, Ms. Candelaria Rosales, no later than Feb. 5. The registration fee is non-refundable.

Get your VIRTUS training so you can volunteer: Go to our website for info:

Important dates: Thursday, January 13: all school Mass at 1:00; kindergarteners will attend. All parents are invited. Following Mass, there will be an end of the season recognition ceremony for our girls’ basketball players (see photo). Friday, January 14: 8th graders will be photographed for graduation in their (medium blue) caps and gowns. Boys should wear a shirt and tie; no jacket. Girls should avoid up-do hairstyles, turtlenecks, or high neck dresses; slacks and skirts may show in some posing. Wednesday, January 19: early dismissal (30 minutes before the regular time)

Blessings, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262


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