April 1, 2021

Dear Parents, “Grab-and-go” snack packs will be distributed today to all students at dismissal. These packs are being distributed free of charge to students throughout the diocese. The Easter raffle drawing will be held immediately following the noon Mass on Easter Sunday. Easter Masses: Saturday at 8pm (bilingual); Sunday at 9am (English), 10:15am (Spanish), and noon (Spanish). See this link here for at-home Lenten activities for you and your OLC student. If your family is traveling out of state during Easter vacation, please call Ms. Avalos for the latest travel quarantine guidelines: 708 652-0262 ext. 201. Fr. Mena will be on vacation visiting his parents beginning April 5 and returning on April 23. ¡Buen viaje, Padre! Summer School: The dates are June 14 - July 15, Mon. - Thurs., from 8am - 2pm. Before and after care will be available. The registration fee is $40; tuition is $325. Important dates: Friday, April 2: Good Friday; Easter break begins (school resumes April 12) Thursday, April 15: School Mass for grades 2, 4, 5, and 8. Parents may attend. Thursday, April 22: We are having a virtual meeting with parents on the topic of “Helping parents navigate the digital generation” at 7pm via Zoom. This 45 minute meeting (in English) is open to any OLC parent and any other adult you would like to invite. Our presenters, from Project B3, will identify best practices for parents in this new digital generation. You will gain a better understanding of how your child engages online, and learn to implement a less restrictive approach to mentoring them. The presentation will include a review of top trends on social media. Look for registration info as the date approaches. Friday, May 7: confirmation for 6th graders at 7pm in the church. The child’s sponsor and two guests may attend. Saturday, May 8: first holy Communion at 9am in the church. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE! Each family will have one pew to accommodate the student and four guests. Tuesday, May 25: last day of school for 8th graders Friday, May 28: 8th grade graduation at 7pm in the church We are very proud of our 8th graders. They have truly been a wonderful group of students, and we wish them the very best of luck as they begin their high school careers. Here are four of note: Ethan High School: Nazareth Academy Favorite Class: History Most memorable moment at OLC: Olympic Day! One word to describe OLC: Amazing What are your plans for the future: I want to become a professional athlete Jazlyn High School: Bradley Bourbannais C High School Favorite Class: History Most memorable moment at OLC: Any time we would go on field trips. Because they are so fun and memorable. One word to describe OLC: Fun What are your plans for the future: I want to be a doctor or have my own business Iztli High School: Chicago Hope Academy Favorite Class: Writing Most memorable moment at OLC: Abby running into the wall with a pizza box. One word to describe OLC: Challenging What are your plans for the future: Graduate, sleep, go to college Harmony High School: St. Laurence High School Favorite Class: Science Most memorable moment at OLC: When me Abby, Nicole & Alicia dropped the pizzas in the hallway One word to describe OLC: Welcoming What are your plans for the future: UCLA softball coach Have a peaceful and blessed Easter. Your continued support of OLC is appreciated! Yours in Christ, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@archchicago.org

April 1, 2021