Good News 4/6

Byline: From: Mr. Poole, Principal

Dear Parents,

You are cordially invited to the annual Passion Play performances by our 7th grade students on April 11 and 12 at 2pm in the church. This longstanding tradition at OLGC helps remind us of the pain and suffering endured for us by Jesus. Best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Easter.

Austin Poole, Principal

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, TARDY OR EARLY PICKUP: Call 703-896-7471 or Email . Both are available 24/7. An email to the homeroom teacher is also greatly appreciated.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: (Viewable Online)

Apr 7 End of 3rd Quarter

Gr 5 to Newseum

Stations of the Cross led by Gr 4, 2:15pm in church

Apr 9 Palm Sunday

Apr 10 No Peer Tutoring

Computer Club 3-3:45pm in computer lab (NOTE: This is an addition)

Apr 11 Gr 7 Passion Play, 2pm in church, grades 5, 6 & 8 attend

No Peer Tutoring

Apr 12 Report cards sent home with students

Gr 7 Passion Play, 2pm in church, grades 1-4 attend

No Peer Tutoring

Apr 13 No School, Holy Thursday

Apr 14 No School, Good Friday

Apr 17-21 No School, Easter Vacation

Apr 24 School resumes

Gr 2 to GMU Ctr for the Arts

MS Computer Club 3-3:45pm, computer lab

Apr 25 Gr 4 to Jamestown/Yorktown

Gr 5 ACRE Testing

Apr 26 School Mass led by Rm 10, 8:30am in church

Middle School 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly after Mass

Health & Wellness Jamboree 12-2:45pm

Variety Show Auditions, 3:15-5:30pm in DeSales Hall

Apr 27 Gr 8 ACRE Testing

No Peer Tutoring

Apr 28 Gr 3 to Udvar Hazy Air & Space Museum

Variety Show Auditions, 3:15-5:30pm in DeSales Hall

Apr 29 Cornhole Tournament, 6-10pm, OLGC basketball courts

Classroom News: As an introduction to the study of World War II, our 8th grade Social Studies students have been learning about the rise of totalitarian states in the 1920s and 1930s, including the hatred between fascists and communists and why their differences often seem immaterial to people from democratic countries like the U.S.

Computer Club News: Open Invitation to the Computer Club for 3rd - 8th graders - This Monday, April 10, our TJ STEMbassador, Sylesh Suresh, will share with us some of the projects he is working on at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) a state-chartered magnet school. Please e-mail if your student would like to attend. Thomas Jefferson HSST recently held their 4th annual hackathon, Hack TJ, with student hackers from high schools all around Fairfax participating. Sylesh Suresh, a graduate of OLGC School and his team from TJHSST created "Cardbot", a chatbot app in Python. The app helps people choose the best credit card option available based on information they provide, personal criteria and options they choose. Sylesh’s team won "The Most Entrepreneurial Hack" award.