Newsletter

Wildcat Weekly 1/31/19

What a wonderful Catholic Schools Week we have had this week. Thank you for your continued flexibility with all of the changes. Thank you to the families and students who came to our Open House this Sunday to kick off our week. You are all an integral part of helping with enrollment as you share all of the good news from OLGC. I wanted to thank everyone who joined us for Lunch with Loved Ones on Tuesday for your patience and support with this new endeavor. The 2 hour early dismissal changed the lunch times and we lost our transition time but the family members were so understanding and supportive, and I am grateful. Thank you to all who were in carpool on Tuesday afternoon and followed the change in our exit plan so nicely due to both our dismissal and a funeral procession leaving the campus at the same time. Our OLGC community is great, and we sincerely appreciate all of the help and teamwork, especially this week!

While we are disappointed that we missed our Retreat on Wednesday, we will be looking to reschedule this for some time in the spring. Please remember that we will have our Ledo's pizza lunch tomorrow and it is Pajama Day where the children can wear their pajamas to school. Please note that they should not wear robes or slippers or anything that might be dangerous while playing at recess time. They will need their book bags and coats as normal, and snacks if applicable, but lunch will be provided. Finally, with our third day for snow this week we are currently looking at June 12th as our last day of school. Please mark your calendars now and we will continue to communicate with you any further changes as necessary if this winter weather continues.

We were able to finally finish our Scantron testing this week and will be sending home the parent summary reports next Friday, February 8th, so please look out for the envelope sent home with your student in grades 3 - 7. If you have any questions please reach out to your child's teacher to discuss.

Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to Catholic education for your child!

Adrianne Jewett, Principal

Volunteer Reminder: Volunteers must complete a background check and attend Virtus training in order to volunteer at OLGC. Please see the attached letter, Volunteer Requirements , which explains the process and how to acquire the necessary documents. Please contact the school office with questions.

Re-register for 2019-20 Now! No paperwork! Just go into your Faith Direct account (https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/2447) and pay a $500 tuition deposit per child.

New Students for 2019-20 – Now Registering all grades K-8: Go to https://www.olgcschool.org/admissions for the paperwork or stop by the office to pick up forms.

Not Returning for 2019-20? If your student(s) is not returning to OLGC in the fall, please contact Mrs. Colson asap.

Donate new toothbrushes! Help less fortunate kids in Central America by donating packaged toothbrushes. Did you know that without brushing your teeth you can get gum disease? Gum disease can lead to strokes and heart attacks. These toothbrushes are being collected and given to the nonprofit organization Smiles for Miles, founded by OLGC student Adrian Kladakis' 12-year-old cousin. Toothbrushes will be collected from February 4-15 in bins located in the school lobby and the middle school hallway. Any questions, please ask Adrian Kladakis at kladakis@cox.net.

After School Opportunities

PowerU: An integrated after school enrichment program (2, 3, or 5 days a week) that incorporates academics, athletics, and leadership development. The program will operate after school for boys and girls K-6th. The students will be grouped appropriately (by age and grade) to ensure each student gets the most out of each afternoon session. Sign up at www.powerukids.com/my-day .

***Summer Camp Opportunities at OLGC***

Summer Fun Camp Weeks of June 17 & June 24: Do you have the winter blues with the thought of another snow storm coming? Start planning for the warm summer days ahead and sign up for the 5th year of the OLGC Summer Fun Camp offered by OLGC teachers. We will have two fun-filled weeks this year for rising kindergarten through 5th grade students. The camp fee is $315 per week. A $50 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot for your child. Questions can be directed to olgcfuncamp@gmail.com. Register at http://olgcfuncamp.wixsite.com/2019/register

Summer PowerU Weeks of July 8 & July 22: Playing with your friends and learning leadership skills. The PowerU Summer Camp program is designed for those looking to spend their summer increasing their athleticism and practicing leadership skills while playing with their friends. We have a specific program designed around what parents want and what kids enjoy. Sign up at https://www.powerukids.com/summer-camp

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Week of July 15: Good News! The Holy Spirit has provided a Coordinator for VBS for us this summer! Terry Gaffney, one of our parishioners and CCF catechists, will be leading the efforts for VBS. He is currently drawing together a team of volunteers to run VBS this summer. If you are interested in assisting with planning or volunteering at VBS, please email him at ptgaffney@mac.com. More details to come!