A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

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Newsletter

Wildcat Weekly 2/14/19

Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you to all of our volunteers who came in today to make the parties for our students so special. As always, we are grateful to all of our volunteers for their willingness to support our endeavors here at OLGC.

Thank you to everyone who came out to hear some former OLGC students and special guests share their tips for success in high school. Congratulations to Mrs. Luketic and all of our 7th graders for the successful completion of their Science Fair. The projects were impressive and show how much time and effort our students put forth. Lastly, thank you to the judges who volunteered to share their time and talents to make this day a success.

Please remember that we have an 11:30 dismissal tomorrow, 11:15 for Preschool and no ECAP and no preschool extended day. Tomorrow is also our rescheduled Pajama Day. Students may wear pajamas or comfy clothes. No robes and no slippers please.

I hope you enjoy snow tubing and can relax a bit before returning to school next Tuesday. Have a wonderful long weekend!

Adrianne Jewett, Principal

Science Fair News: Science Fair News. Congratulations to our seventh graders on the successful completion of their science fair projects. The following students received blue ribbons in their categories: Sweetie B., Mary C., Tahlia C., Shaun F., Ben F., Keira G., Adrian K., Jacqueline L., Megan L., Gavin O., Hunter O., Josh P., and Matthew R..

The judges chose the following students to represent OLGC at the Diocesan Science Fair in April: Mary C., Tahlia C., Shaun F., Ben F., Keira G., Jacqueline L., Megan L., Gavin O., Josh P., and Matthew R.

Mrs. Luketic would like to thank Mrs. Colson, Mrs. Holden, Mrs. Jewett, Mrs. Jopeck, and Mrs. Williamson, as well as our volunteer judges: Ben Allen, Ticia Berg, Deanna Busteed, Jim Burggraff, Angela Chang, Melissa Hylands, Maribeth Lavecchia, Kusum Ram, and Sam Ward.

Have you re-registered your students for 2019-20! It's time! 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.

Deadline to donate new toothbrushes Feb 15! Help less fortunate kids in Central America by donating packaged toothbrushes. Toothbrushes will be donated to the nonprofit organization Smiles for Miles, founded by OLGC student Adrian Kladakis' 12-year-old cousin. Collection bins are located near the school front office, in the middle school hallway, and in the preschool. 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