Newsletter

Despite the cold weather and continued challenges of the pandemic, we have a lot going on at OLGC!

Thank you for your generosity and support of the St. Lucy Food Drive project!   As always, thank you for exceeding all expectations with your compassion and generosity.  We look forward to celebrating Catholic Schools Week next week and creating the care packages for our local heroes.  You may begin sending in your donations now through next Wednesday.  A reminder of the schedule for next week is included again below.

We are pleased to announce our Kindergarteners and 1st graders will begin enjoying Spanish class once a week with Sra. Matamoros effective next week.  Please save the date of February 23rd at 7pm for a School Town Hall Meeting with Fr. Matt and myself with the topic as the Vision for OLGC School.  Zoom link will be sent out closer to the date.

The Wildcat Fund Steering Committee invites you to save the date as we UNMASK OUR POTENTIAL during this year’s Wildcat Fund Day of Giving on February 10-11, 2021.  For 48 hours, we will celebrate our community and all that we have the potential to be as we aim to raise $50,000.  This year, we are pleased to announce that Kearney & Company will serve as our Day of Giving Corporate Sponsor.  Kearney & Company will generously match the first $50,000 raised to be used towards curriculum enrichment at OLGC.  This focus on enrichment will allow teachers and staff to unmask the potential of the curriculum and transform what it means to LEARN at OLGC.  Stay tuned over the next few weeks for additional information related to our Day of Giving efforts!  To make a gift to The Wildcat Fund, please visit www.olgcschool.org/wildcatfund.  Please contact Alison McKee, Annual Fund Manager, at amckee@olgcva.org with any questions.

Please note tomorrow marks the halfway point of the 2nd trimester so parents of students in grades 3 - 8 should check your student’s progress in PowerSchool.  Teachers will also be reaching out via email with any concerns, and our preschoolers will be taking home progress reports tomorrow.  As always, please reach out to the teachers should you have any questions.

Adrianne Jewett, Principal

2021-22 RE-REGISTRATION TUITION DEPOSITS ARE DUE TOMORROW.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SCHEDULE  JAN 31 - FEB 6

Theme:  Faith, Excellence & Service

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week January 31 – February 6. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2021 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation.  

In keeping with our yearly tradition of making care packages to help those in our community, we will be supporting our first responders who have been crucial (as always) in helping to keep our community safe during Covid times. Our packages will be delivered to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Company, the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Company, the Vienna Police Station, the McLean District Police Station, and the Fairfax County Health Department. If you are willing to donate, please have your student(s) bring in their donations anytime between January 27th and February 3rd to their classroom. If your donation is bigger or heavier than your child can manage to bring in independently, then we ask that you please drop them off at the front door during afternoon carpool (2 - 2:45 pm).

We would love for your child to pick something they love to share with those we are thanking.

  • Students in Preschool and Faculty - Chapstick, hand warmers, and travel-size hand sanitizer or hand lotions.
  • Students in grades K - 2nd grade - Candy - chocolates, hard candies, mints, gum, etc.
  • Students in grades 3 - 5 - Morning snacks - breakfast bars or cookies, coffee cakes, oatmeal cups or packets, individual cereals, fruit cups, raisins/craisins, Poptart's, etc. Please double bag any items containing nuts. 
  • Students in grades 6 - 8 -  Afternoon snacks such as chips, pretzels, Cheeze Its, cookies, granola or protein bars, Kind bars or other nut bars, microwaveable popcorn bags, Rice Krispy treats, beef jerky sticks, sandwich crackers, Goldfish, etc. Please double bag any items containing nuts. 

Sunday, January 31st - Virtual Open House
www.olgcschool.org/admissions/virtual-tour

Monday, February 1st – Celebrating your Community 
Out of Uniform Theme - Favorite sports team jersey/sweatshirt. 
Students will create a school-wide art project (quilt). 

Tuesday, February 2nd – Celebrating your Students 
Out of Uniform Theme - Pajama Day 
Movie with popcorn treat.

Wednesday, February 3rd – Celebrating your Nation 
Out of Uniform Theme – Students can wear red, white, and blue (patriotic colors) 
Students will create care packages for our everyday heroes donating to the Vienna and Dunn Loring fire departments, the McLean and Vienna police departments, and the Fairfax County Health Department. 

Thursday, February 4th – Celebrating Vocations 
Out of Uniform Theme  - Wacky Tacky Day 
8:15 – 9 am - We will have a school-wide rosary recited for increased vocations led by Student Council along with religious trivia games.

Friday, February 5th – Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers 
Out of Uniform Theme - OLGC Spirit Day 
Students will create cards for our Seasoned Citizens and other games and activities. 

Saturday, February 6th – Celebrating Families 
Showcase how families promote faith, excellence, and service as a family.