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Weekly Newsletter

May 19, 2023

Dear Parents, Our 8th grade Capstone Project presentation last week was well received and memorable. This project is a major research paper complete with a trifold presentation board. The topics come from Catholic social teaching, allowing the students to use their research, language arts, and religion skills to address real word problems from a moral perspective. See the photo below of Aaron and Mateo illustrating their project on “cell phone addiction”!

We need to tighten up our uniform policy next year, as things are getting a bit lax. The uniform is a symbol of our equality of persons created in the image of God. It represents order and discipline. Please remember:

  • Unless it’s a gym day, the only gym shoes allowed are all black or all white low-top sneakers; shoes in a combination of black and white are prohibited. No contrasting logos or soles.

  • Hair should remain its natural color.

Choir members from grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 are invited to come to school to sing at the 8th grade graduation on Wed., May 31. Interested members should report to the choir loft at 6:30 PM.

Our girls’ volleyball season has ended. After an absence of a dozen years or more, volleyball has returned to OLC. Next year we hope to expand it to include boys and students from the lower grades (see photo above from our volleyball awards assembly).

Summer School dates are from June 12 to July 13, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 2:00. The cost is reduced this year to $300 per child, with no registration fee. For information, email the summer school director, Mr. Sean Knight, at or call Pedro in the school office.

Olympic Day (outdoor field day) this year will be on Fri., May 26. If you can help us, please email me or call the school. We need parent volunteers to make this day successful.

The last day of Extended Care, before and after school, will be Wed., May 31.

Kindergarten end-of-the-year celebration: Party! Games! Commemorative t-shirts! The magic wand! This will take place on May 31. Important dates:

Wednesday, May 24: last school Mass of the year at 9:30 with breakfast for 6th and 8th graders and their parents

Friday, May 26: last day of school for 8th graders

Wednesday, May 31: 8th grade graduation in church at 7:00 PM Friday, June 2: last day of school; 11:30 dismissal

Yours in Christ,

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

Principal (708) 652-0262


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