WildcatWeekly 10/5

Byline: From: Mrs. Jewett, Principal

Dear Parents,

During the month of October we will focus on how to properly show Respect for Others. As our banner for Mass said, "In a world where we can be anything, be KIND and RESPECTFUL." I know we are all hoping that our children continue to grow up inspired by the teachings of Jesus to be kind and respectful to everyone they encounter. We always encourage positive interactions among our students and it is always heartwarming to see hugs and high fives between our students. Unfortunately, lately we have noticed an increase in the amount of unwelcome physical interactions between our students. We continue to remind our students to keep their hands and feet to themselves as the safety of all of our students is a top priority. Whether intentional or not, inappropriate horseplay can lead to injuries, and we cannot allow those types of physical interactions. Please work together with us to remind your students that they cannot push, shove, trip, kick, etc. their classmates for any reason, even among friends. We strive to ensure the safety of all our students and avoid disciplinary consequences. Your assistance is greatly appreciated as we help our students to show Respect for Others at all times.

Congratulations to all of our track competitors this past weekend at Bishop O'Connell. The entire OLGC track team did a fantastic job. OLGC team members were hard to miss crossing the finishing line in those eye-catching raspberry shirts. Though official results are not yet in, we are proud of everyone's efforts! Thank you to all participants, coaches, volunteers and fans who came out to support our community!

Please find attached our annual notification of asbestos management. Asbestos Management Letter

Adrianne Jewett, Principal


WINTER UNIFORM REQUIRED TUESDAY, OCT 10 – SCHOOL PICTURES on OCT 10. No PE uniforms that day. You must order pictures online at . OLGC School ID is DJ307062Q0.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PICTURE DAY: Tuesday, October 10th 8am – 11:30am. To sign up go .

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS NEEDED: Help with Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct 20. MS student volunteers are needed for:

Check-In: 5:15-6:15 2 volunteers & 6:15-7:30 2 volunteers

Kitchen (hand out pizzas and waters): 5:15-6:30 4 volunteers & 6:30-8:00 4 volunteers

Clean up: 8:00-9:00 4 volunteers

REPORTING AFTER SCHOOL ARRANGEMENTS & EARLY PICKUPS: 3 ways to notify us - Send a note to the teacher OR email OR call the attendance line at 703.896.7471.

SPIRIT DAY CHALLENGE: Would you like to take a sneak peek into your child's classroom and see all the wonderful things they do at OLGC? Follow us on Instagram where we post daily about classroom activities! We are having a contest to gain followers on Instagram. If we can double our followers between now and October 15th, our students will win a Spirit Day! Please follow us @olgcschoolva on Instagram!

Be a WILDCAT TALES REPORTER! The Wildcat Tales is our student newspaper which is published 3 times during the school year. All students from grades 2 through 8 are invited to participate as reporters. Reporters will meet once a quarter from 3:00 - 3:30pm in the Computer Lab (exact dates to be announced). These meetings will be for participating students to submit their ideas and receive their writing assignments. All researching, interviewing and writing of articles are expected to be completed independently by each student. Sign up ends Friday, October 13th. To write for this year's Wildcat Tales, please sign up at

VIRTUS Training Offered at OLGC: Monday, November 13th from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. in DeSales Hall. Please be on time. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed to attend the training. If you are planning on volunteering with children, you will need to complete the 2 requirements established by the Diocese of Arlington Office of Child Protection and Safety: 1) Completion of the background check forms which help to ensure that all adult volunteers who work with our children have been properly screened for criminal history and 2) Completion of a 4-hour VIRTUS Training which educates our volunteers on how to recognize, prevent, and report situations that might place our children in danger.

SPECIAL APPEAL FOR ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY: The second collection at all Masses next weekend, October 7-8, will be a special appeal for our St. Vincent de Paul conference to support its mission of helping the poor and needy in our area. Because of the overwhelming requests for assistance, SVdP is concerned that it will run out of funds during the winter months. Please consider helping with a monetary donation and by becoming a volunteer. Questions? Call Laurie Trainer at (703) 734-9656 or contact us .