Newsletter of Apr. 16, 2021

April 16, 2021 Dear Parents, Congratulations to the winners of the Easter raffle drawing: DaVinci’s The Last Supper reproduction: Teresita Perez Boys’ BMX bicycle: Margarita Madera Apron (handmade by 2nd graders): Silvia Vela Summer School: Details were sent home with your child TODAY. If you are interested, please ask your student for the yellow paper summer school paper given to them by their teacher. The dates are June 14 - July 15, Mon. - Thurs., from 8am - 2pm. Before and after care is available. Fundraisers: As is the case with many schools, our school has a serious budget deficit, yet we continue to try our best to offer a Catholic education to all children in the Cicero and Berwyn communities who desire it. With this in mind, we are planning two additional fundraisers before the end of the school year: popcorn sale and Read-a-thon. Our last popcorn sale was so successful that we are having a second sale this year from April 28 - May 1. More information will be forthcoming, but please plan to support us with this “contactless” and COVID-safe fundraiser! Schoolbelles Uniforms at 7661 S. Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview is having a sale: https://files.constantcontact.com/363f456a001/9258fabd-6fcf-4b56-9099-77b8931e47fb.pdf Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not having a kindergarten “graduation” ceremony this year. 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 (fszarate@olc-school.org) or phone Mrs. Avalos in the office if you can help out: 708 652-0262 ext. 201. Important dates: Wednesday, April 21: early dismissal; 30 minutes before the regular dismissal time Thursday, April 22: School Mass for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. Parents may attend. Thursday, April 22: We are having a virtual meeting for parents on the topic of “Helping parents navigate the digital generation” at 7pm via Zoom. You will gain an understanding of how young people engage on social media today, and how to mentor them. Register by April 21 using the link here. Saturday, April 24: VanGogh School Photographers will be here to take first holy Communion photos; boys at 11:00; girls at noon. Information went home yesterday with all second graders. 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. 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. Each graduate may invite three guests. On the topic of 8th graders, here are four of note: Meet the 8th graders! Jayden Panduro What High School are you going to attend next year? Cristo Rey High School What was your most memorable moment at OLC? Meeting all the amazing people here at OLC One word to describe OLC: Wonderful What are your plans/ goals for future? To be a kind man and help people that are in need. Manuel Rios What High School are you going to attend next year? Cristo Rey Jesuit High School What was your most memorable moment at OLC? When Isaac broke down the stall door in 6th grade One word to describe OLC: Amazing What are your plans/ goals for future? To get a good job Cristal H. Loya What High School are you going to attend next year? Cristo Rey Jesuit High School What was your most memorable moment at OLC? The one time I won treasurer for Student Council in 6th grade One word to describe OLC: Family What are your plans/ goals for future? To graduate High School and go to college to become a veterinarian Giancarlo Garcia What High School are you going to attend next year? Morton West High School What was your most memorable moment at OLC? Olympic day every year & Catigny field trip One word to describe OLC: Exciting What are your plans/ goals for future? My plan is to become an engineer and build robots or planes. Enjoy the spring weather! Yours in Christ, Frank S. Zárate, Jr., Ed.D. Principal (708) 652-0262 fzarate@olc-school.org

Newsletter of Apr. 16, 2021