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Our Lady of Charity Weekly Newsletter

January 26, 2023

Dear Parents, Volleyball: If we can find coaches, OLC is looking into the possibility of having a volleyball team, one for girls and one for boys. If you or someone you know can coach, please email me soon: OLC School is hosting a Pop-Up shop Arts & Crafts Fair at the St. Mary of Czestochowa Social Center on March 4th and 5th. If you have a small business and would like to reserve a space, contact our school marketer, Yashica Zuniga at We will be renting out 25 spaces that are about 8ft x 8ft. It is $30 for one day and $50 for both days.

Snow, hiking, or cowboy boots are not permitted in class. If it becomes necessary to wear any of this footwear because of the snow, it must be exchanged for school shoes in the classroom.

Students are outdoors for recess and before school unless the temperature is 20 degrees or below. All students should come to school in full winter gear: coat, gloves, scarf, hat, and boots. Many of the older students do not like to wear all that, as you know.

Catholic Schools Week 2023:

Sunday, January 29: Celebrating your parish

  • 5th graders will host the noon Mass at OLC

  • Parent speakers at OLC and St. Mary of Czestochowa; announce tomorrow’s open house

Monday, January 30: Celebrating your community

  • Open house 8:00 - 11:00 Tuesday, January 31: Celebrating your students

  • Hot chocolate and pan dulce with your faith buddy*

Wednesday, February 1: Celebrating the nation

  • Spelling bee with Knights of Columbus

  • Red, white, and blue spirit day for students

  • American history Kahoot game (4th - 8th grade)

Thursday, February 2: Celebrating vocations

  • Sr. Margaret to speak to 8th grade students

Friday, February 3: Celebrating faculty and staff

  • Coffee cart and doughnuts for staff**

  • Academic Bowl: Students will complete in teams to answer grade appropriate academic questions. Saturday, February 4: Celebrating families

  • Family Tree bulletin board celebrating all the families in the school

* Email your child’s teacher if you can provide hot chocolate or pan dulce for your child’s class ** Email me if you can bring a box of coffee or a dozen donuts

School Mass schedule (parents welcome to join us): Jan 27: 9:00 English Feb 3: 1:00 Spanish Feb 10: 9:00 English Feb 17: no school (see below) Feb 22: Ash Wednesday, 12:00 English Feb 24: 9:00, Stations of the Cross

2023-2024 Tuition Rates 1 student $6,254 2 students $9,663 3 students $12,699 $14,926 4 students $14,926 Early registration begins on April 3, 2023

Important dates:

Sunday, January 29: New date for the 5th grade class Mass at noon. All families are invited. Donuts, pan dulce, and beverages after Mass.

Wednesday, February 1: Early release day; 30 minutes before the regular time. Red, white, and blue dress down day for students

Thursday, February 9: Parent-teacher conferences (by parent or teacher request only); students will be dismissed at 11:30. A link to sign up for a conference time will be sent to you next week. Conferences are in- person unless parents email the teacher and request remote.

Friday, February 17: no school; staff development day

Monday, February 20: no school; Presidents’ Day

Saturday, April 29: 1st holy Communion at 1:00 Yours in Christ,

Frank S. Zarate, Jr., Ed.D.


(708) 652-0262


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