Newsletter

Wildcat Weekly 2/7/19

Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to our OLGC family. Jeremiah Graham Richardson was born on Tuesday! Mommy and baby are doing well. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Richardson. We welcome Mrs. Alycia Carcillo who will be serving as the long-term substitute in Room 2. If you wish to reach her via email, please contact her at acarcillo@olgcschool.org or if you have any other questions please feel free to contact me directly.

We are happy to be back to school for a full week of school this week after a fun-filled, albeit shorter than expected, Catholic Schools Week. As mentioned earlier, we will be rescheduling our all school retreat for some time in the spring. We will be rescheduling Pajama Day for our students next Friday the 15th. Students may opt to join the out of uniform day wearing appropriate pajamas (no robes or slippers) or just comfy clothes for the day. The Preschool progress reports that were set to go home last Friday will be coming home tomorrow, and the Scantron reports for students in grades 3 - 7 will be sent home with our students tomorrow as well. Parents, please make sure to keep an eye out for these reports.

We are looking forward to a busy February with many events happening so please watch the school calendar carefully. Please join us for our PTO meeting next Tuesday, February 12th where you will be able to view the Science Fair projects our 7th graders have been working hard on this year. Thank you to Mrs. Luketic with her efforts with these long-term projects and congratulations to the students for completing this process successfully! On Thursday students may participate in an Out of Uniform Day for Valentine's Day wearing the colors of red, pink, or white with jeans, khakis, or sweatpants. Students are asked to bring in a minimum of $1 donation to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that day. Parties for students in grades K - 5 will be held that afternoon from 1:30 - 2:30. Parents who are volunteering for the event, please park at St. Joseph's Center or the top lot that afternoon. Finally, just a reminder that next Friday, February 15th will be an 11:30 dismissal, pajama day, with no ECAP and everyone is encouraged to join the Snow Tubing event that afternoon.

I wish you all a fantastic weekend!

Adrianne Jewett, Principal

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.

Join Us! OLGC Science Fair February 12: Our seventh graders have spent the past 5 months researching and developing individual science fair projects. The fair will be open to the public from 1:30-2:45 in DeSales Hall and the seventh graders will be available to speak about their projects during this time. Projects may also be viewed that evening at the PTO meeting starting at 6:30 in Desales Hall.

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 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!