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February 4, 2022

Dear Parents, Well this has been an unusual week, to say the least, but we are glad to be back in school and you are probably glad we’re back, too!

Catholic Schools Week:

  • Thank you, parents, for your food drive donations, and also for the many offers we received from you to bring donuts and coffee for the teachers today. Due to the two snow days, the food drive will now end on Feb. 10, so keep those donations coming. All food items will be given to Catholic Charities, right here in Cicero.

  • Congratulations to our Knights of Columbus spelling bee winners: 1st place goes to Anabel Rodriguez in 4th grade; 2nd place to Galilea Macias in 4th grade; 3rd place to Abigail Rodriguez in 8th grade. Anabel now qualifies for the regional spelling bee in Lansing.

  • Thank you to the seminarians who visited with our 7th and 8th graders to talk about their own stories and their call to vocations: Mr. Peter Famera from St. Terrence in Alsip, and Mr. Juan Carlos Vargas from Five Holy Martyrs in Chicago. Parent-Teacher conferences are on Thurs., Feb. 10, 12:30 - 6:00 PM. Conferences will be virtual, via Zoom. February conferences are at your request or at teacher request. I sent you the link to sign up earlier this week.

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 this coming Sunday. Contact Ms. Candelaria Rosales at the school today to register. Free tuition for one month, if you refer a child who enrolls at OLC! Contact our marketing director, Ms. Rosales. On Feb. 10 we will automatically re-enroll your child for next year and apply the registration fee to your FACTS account. If you do not plan on registering for the 2022-23 school year, contact Ms. Rosales no later than Feb. 5. The registration fee is non-refundable. Get your VIRTUS training to volunteer! Go to our website for info:

Important dates: Thursday, February 10: parent-teacher conferences (virtual), 12:30 - 6pm; students dismissed at 11:30

Friday, February 11: no school; staff development day

Wednesday, February 16: Early dismissal; 30 minutes before the regular time Thursday, February 17: all school Mass, grades K - 8 at 1:00; parents are welcome Monday, February 21: no school; Presidents’ Day Wednesday, March 2: Early dismissal; 30 minutes before the regular time Monday, March 14: no school Monday, March 28: no school (please note that this non-attendance day for students is not on the school calendar)

Yours in Christ, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262


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