Newsletter of Apr 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 Dear Parents, Summer school dates are June 14 - July 15, Mon. - Thurs., from 8am - 2pm. Before and after care is available. Phone the office to register or for more information. Welcome back to Ms. Tierney who returns to OLC on Mon., May 3. We’re looking forward to seeing her here again! A great big thank you to Ms. Deja Anderson for all her hard work over the past few months as Ms. Tierney’s substitute teacher. We appreciate it — and especially for teaching the students how to play chess! Parent volunteers are needed to help with Olympic Day (an outdoor activity day for grades 1 - 8) on Friday, May 21, and also for an 8th grade outdoor picnic on Monday, May 24. Email me (fzarate@olc-school.org) or phone Mrs. Avalos in the office if you can help out: 708 652-0262 ext. 201. Due to COVID-19, we cannot accept food donations this year for Olympic Day. Each student in grades 1 - 8 is asked to contribute $3 for the cost of lunch. Reminder: We welcome parent volunteers, but you must comply with Archdiocese requirements. Please contact the school office if you have questions. Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open. Refer a new family and you can have your tuition waived for one month next school year (certain conditions apply). If you need financial assistance, please fill out the FACTS application. Funds are limited. Treats were donated to OLC this week by the Town of Cicero. Teach your children not to be a litterbug! Keep Cicero clean and join the town wide volunteer clean-up efforts on Sat., May 1, at 9am at 1634 S. Laramie (parking lot) or on Sat., May 8, at 9am at 3400 S. 54th Ave. (parking lot). Important dates: Tuesday, May 4: mandatory confirmation practice at 7pm in the church. The confirmation candidate and his or her sponsor should attend. If the sponsor cannot be there, ONE parent must attend. Make sure your confirmation form is returned and the fee is paid. Friday, May 7: confirmation is 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. Each family will have one pew to accommodate the student and four guests. Friday, May 21: Olympic Day! Friday, May 21: Extended care — any parent who would like to continue to participate in extended care after this date will need to pay in person; FACTS accounts will not be billed. Tuesday, May 25: last day of school for 8th graders Friday, May 28: 8th grade graduation at 7pm in the church. Each graduate may invite three guests. Thursday, June 3: last day for hot lunch Friday, June 4: last day of school; 11:30 dismissal Here are four special 8th graders. We will miss you! Berenice Correa What High School are you going to next year? St. Laurence What was your most memorable moment at OLC? Choir practice in 7th grade with Angelo, Gian, Jaime, Karina, and me. One word to describe OLC: Fun What are your plans/goals for the future? I would like to be a lawyer in the realm political science and go to a university. Angelo Pineda What High School are you going to next year? Cristo Rey What was your most memorable moment at OLC? Choir Practice One word to describe OLC: Fun What are your plans/goals for the future? Real estate or architecture Nicole Vega What High School are you going to next year? De La Salle What was your most memorable moment at OLC? My most memorable moment at OLC was when Alicia, Abigail, Harmony, and I all dropped the pizza. One word to describe OLC: Unexpected What are your plans/goals for the future? Still in the works. I don’t know. Alejandro Garcia What High School are you going to next year? Cristo Rey What was your most memorable moment at OLC? Recess and volleyball games One word to describe OLC: Enjoyable What are your plans/goals for the future? Don’t know yet. Yours in Christ, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@olc-school.org

Newsletter of Apr 29, 2021