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PTO Chatter 2/28/19

Dear OLGC Families,

I hope you all survived February Frenzy! Congratulations to all our players and special thanks to all our commissioners and coaches, to those who organized the 5th and 4th grade auction projects, to everyone who helped with concessions and t-shirt sales, and to everyone who came out to cheer on our Wildcats.

Sadly, we needed to cancel this year's Talent Show. I know there are some talented Wildcats who are disappointed, but next year the Talent Show will be back for you. Thanks to Sarah Kodrowski and Babs Fernandez for all their hard work in organizing.

March will bring us Lent, and along with prayer, fasting, and alms giving, Lent will bring us Fish Frys. The Fish Fry is a wonderful OLGC community event with great opportunities for food, fellowship, and service. This year pre-school through 5th grade families will provide homemade desserts to the Fish Fry. Please sign up here :https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44AFA728AB9-provide1. There are many opportunities to work at the Fish Fry. You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eacac2aa4f85-2019.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Members of the PTO Board look forward to meeting with our Preschool families at a coffee after drop off on Friday, March 15th in DeSales Hall.

Beth

MAGNETS! The large Paw Prints are back. You can buy them in the School office or at Friday carpool. They are $5 each.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

NewCalling all Runners – Registration is OPEN for Spring Track! Practices will be March 18 and 25, April 1, 8, 15, 29. May 6, 13. The meet will be on Saturday 5/18 at DJO. 6th/7th/8th in the morning and 3rd/4th/5th in the afternoon.
$10 for those who ran in the fall. $20 for new runners or anyone who needs a new T-shirt. Register by March 20. https://www.olgcva.org/fellowship/athletics/track-...

New Get ready!! - It's almost here! We're in the final days of the Wildcat Fund Drive. March 13, 2019 is THE WILDCAT DAY OF GIVING and every step you take makes a difference for our school. We'll be serving up Rita's Italian Ice for our students if we meet our goal. Details to follow. Questions: Amy Schlanger - development@olgcva.org

New Digital Cameras Needed - Drop off your donation - OLGC Middle School needs your old digital cameras for photography class. If you have any used digital cameras, please consider donating them to OLGC. You can bring your camera to the welcome desk on Sundays or deliver to the school receptionist during the week.

New 2019 OLGC House League Basketball Tournament Championship! From Feb 22nd to the 25th, we held the annual OLGC House League Basketball Tournament called "February Frenzy". The House League -- which just completed its 42nd season -- brings together boys and girls in fourth and fifth grades who attend school or CCF at OLGC. The league is unique to OLGC: we know of no other Parish that offers a similar developmental, community-oriented basketball league.

In this year's tournament, the Attacking French Fries won the boys' division championship, overcoming a large early deficit to defeat the Golden Goats in the finals 38-28. In the girls' division, the Holy Hoopers played tenacious defense to hold off the God Squad to win the championship game 10-6. Congratulations to our winners!

The tournament featured a total of 21 games played from Friday through Monday, and would not have been a success without the dedication of an army of volunteers. We are grateful to all of them, especially those who ran our concession stand to provide food (and candy and ice cream!) to sustain our players and their families, those who designed and sold shirts to commemorate the event, our referees and referee coordinators, and our many coaches who worked with their players all season. A BIG THANK YOU goes to House League Commissioners Mike Francese and Eric Andres for their dedication and love of the program.

We also congratulate Brooke D.and Peter F. who won the Salesian Virtues Sportsmanship Award! It is presented to a fifth-grade boy and girl player who best exemplifies some or all of these Salesian Virtues during the House League Season:

• Endures Patiently to others' little acts of selfishness and unfairness
• See's the Bright Side even amid shortcomings and limitations
• Show Good Humor when others may be curt
• Puts on a Good Face when someone turns you down
• Be Appreciative of others kindness and good intentions
• Speak Gently and Show Courtesy- when answering to others

The Knights of Columbus awarded the following winners their Free Throw Shooting Contest certificates, Maddy A., Jack D., Olivia A., Cooper F., Eleanor A., Dylan S., Mary C., Matt M., and Ginny M. All of our winners have qualified for the state tournament in Richmond on March 9th. We wish them the best of luck!

PARISH FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES:

New Annual All Parish Car Raffle - Take a chance, win big prizes! The tickets for the annual 5 Car Raffle have been mailed. This is the same raffle that we have participated in for the last number of years. You will notice one change, the ticket returns are being processed at All Saints again this year. This is a new requirement by the Department of Charitable Gaming. The raffle continues to benefit our parish and many other charitable causes throughout the diocese, as it has in the past. Your participation directly benefits OLGC. We are grateful for your support! Good luck and win big!

OLCG Open MIC - March 2 from 7pm - 10pm https://www.olgcva.org/news-post/~post/open-mic

"Power Pack" Donations Needed due by 3/16 https://www.olgcva.org/news-post/~post/power-packs

Help our area homeless by donating new socks and underwear! – Due by 3/3 https://www.olgcva.org/news-post/~post/new-sock-and-underwear-drive-20190206

PARISH WORSHIP ACTIVITIES:

New OLGC Rosary Moms - Lent Schedule Please join your fellow OLGC Moms in the chapel on Friday March 1st at 2:30pm to pray the rosary together. Then OLGC Rosary Moms will take a break during Lent to attend the weekly Stations of the Cross on Fridays. The rosary group will resume on Friday May 3rd.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible - Tuesday Scripture Study https://ascensionpress.com/studies/34824/registrations/new

Jesus, Church, and Me: Finding True North - MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR LIVE JESUS! 2019
http://events.oblates.org/live-jesus/