Good News 5/18

Byline: From: Austin S. G. Poole

Dear Parents,

Many thanks to Mrs. McCarthy and all of the CYO track coaches for their dedicated commitment to our program and to our students through rain and shine. Congratulations to all of our students who represented OLGC so well.

Our 8th graders also represented our school at the Diocesan Shakespeare Festival with distinction performing their unique version of Taming of the Shrew.

The number of students who are tardy on a daily basis continues to rise. Please make the adjustment necessary in your family schedule to ensure that your children arrive on time for school.

Many thanks for your continued support of our school and our teachers.

Austin Poole, Principal

PLEASE CLAIM LOST ITEMS IN THE COUNSEL ROOM! We have a huge assortment of uniform items, other clothing, lunch bags and water bottles, to mention a few. Items not claimed by dismissal on May 26 will be donated.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: (Viewable Online)

May 18 Elementary Science Club, 3-4pm

May 19 Poetry Assembly (all grades attend), 1:30-2:30pm

Middle School Dance in Counsel Rm, 7-9pm

May 22 Pastoral Strategic Plan Meeting to discuss School, 9am, DeSales Hall

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

May 23 Pastoral Strategic Plan Meeting to discuss School, 7pm, DeSales Hall

May 24 Dining for Dollars at Vienna Foster’s sponsored by Student Council, 11am-9pm

May 25 Spring Band Concert in Counsel Rm, 7pm

MS Science Club, 3-4pm

May 26 Early Release at 11:30am – No ECAP

Gr 2 First Communion Mass in church 8:45am

May 29 No School Memorial Day Holiday

May 30 8th Gr Play performance for 8th Gr Parents only, DeSales Hall, social at 6pm, play at 7pm

May 31 8th Gr Play performance for gr 5-6-7 and all families, DeSales Hall at 1:15pm

Jun 1 Come & See Kindergarten Day for students entering 2017-18, 8-9am

Elementary Science Club, 3-4pm

Jun 2 Gr 6 Medieval Day in DeSales Hall

PTO Summer Send Off in Counsel Rm & Gym, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Jun 4 Reception for Mr. Poole, 10:30am-1pm in DeSales Hall

Jun 5 Library closes for remainder of year

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

Jun 6 MS Spelling Bee in DeSales Hall, 12-1pm

Jun 7 Gr 4 to Gunston Hall

Jun 8 Gr 1-7 Field Day

Gr 8 to Busch Gardens

MS Science Club, 3-4pm

Jun 9 Gr 8 Mass & Awards in church 9am

Kindergarten Field Day

Jun 10 Gr 8 Graduation in church & Reception in DeSales Hall, 1pm

Jun 12 Kindergarten Completion Ceremony in church 9am (last day for kindergarten students)

Jun 13 End of 4th Quarter

Jun 14 Wildcat Spirit Day (wear your favorite OLGC shirt with OLGC PE shorts)

Closing School Mass in church, 8:30am

Early Release at 11:30am-No ECAP

Classroom News: Last week the 3rd graders celebrated their study of the United States with State Fair. We want to thank Mrs. DaSilva and Mrs. Lopez along with all the other parent volunteers for making the day special for us.

First grade participated in the Qrius?Jr program at the National Museum of Natural History on Tuesday. The children ooh-ed and ahh-ed at seeing the Washington landmarks on the way. In the docent-led program, they classified a variety of minerals by testing their luster, streak, hardness, color, and magnetism. They had free time to visit dinosaur bones, butterflies, ocean and land wildlife, and diamonds. Thank you to our parents for chaperoning and making this awesome trip possible!

Student Council News: Wednesday, May 24 is OLGC Day at Foster's Grille (138 Maple Ave in Vienna) from 11 am to 9 pm. 20% of all purchases that day will go to OLGC and Student Council's International Day project of St. Mary's Secondary School in Africa. When ordering, don't forget to mention you are from OLGC.