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Our Lady of Charity Weekly Newsletter

December 15, 2022 Dear Parents, Family Movie Night tomorrow at 6:00: The Christmas Chronicles. $6 adults; $3 children (price includes snacks).

OLC Christmas Food Drive ends on Monday: We are conducting a canned food drive for needy Cicero residents as a Christmas service project. Have your children give donations to their teachers no later than Mon., Dec. 19.

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. Basketball and cheerleading permission forms were sent home this week; they are due by Jan 9.

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; refreshments and piñatas afterward in Halpin Hall.

Art classes conducted by teaching artists from the National Museum of Mexican Art are going great (for students in grades 4 - 8; see photo). We will have an exhibition after Christmas vacation.


Important dates:

Wednesday, December 21: Early release day (students are dismissed 30 minutes early); Christmas Posada in church at 6:30 followed by a party in Halpin Hall. All students will perform in the posada and must be in school by 6:15 PM!

Friday, December 23 - Sunday, January 8: Christmas vacation; classes resume on Mon., Jan. 9.

Friday, January 13: 8th grade graduation photos. Boys should wear a shirt and tie. Sport coats, suit or sweaters are optional and will not be visible under the gown. Girls should avoid up-dos, turtleneck sweaters, or high neck dresses. Keep in mind slacks and skirts may show in some posing. All students should avoid wearing shades of green as students will be photographed against a green screen. There is no retake date.

Sunday, January 15: 5th 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 fzarate@olc-school.org

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