As we begin the month of May, we are preparing for so many things in the OLCA community. You’ve already received the calendars for May and June. This newsletter goes into greater detail about upcoming events, along with announcing additions and adjustments since the calendars were published!
Ascension Thursday Liturgical Celebration
10 AM – Saint Anthony Church
Grades 5-8 (Both Campuses)
I am happy to announce that will celebrate Mass this Thursday at Saint Anthony Church. Parents are welcome. Because it is a day of liturgical celebration, all students may dress up for free! Yellow buses have been arranged for both campuses for transportation to Saint Anthony Church.
Home Academy Association Parent Meetings
Monday, May 9 – 6:30 PM (RB)
Tuesday, May 10 – 6:30 PM (128 St.)
In September, we are launching a Home Academy Association for the first time. This organization reports to and advises the principal on matters of concern among the parent community. Leadership for the HAA has been identified, and they are looking forward to meeting parents that are interested in participating in this organization.
Please join us at either of the two meetings that have been scheduled. You can attend a meeting at either campus, regardless of where your children are enrolled, because we are one academy with one HAA. Refreshments will be served!
Family Fun Night
Friday, May 13
6 PM (RB Campus)
PDHP is hosting a free family night at the RB campus that is open to families of students in Grades 1-3 from both campuses. Please return the form that went home today to R.S.V.P. Spaces are limited!
Spirit Week 2016
Friday, May 13 – Friday, May 20
Our annual Spirit Week kicks off on Friday, May 13. 100% of the money raised goes to the Class of 2016 to pay for the expenses of their class trip and graduation dance, so that their parents do not have to incur the expenses for these activities!
We’ve added a special free day at the end of Spirit Week for all students, even if they don’t participate in the rest of the week. This Intramural Blue & Gold Sports Day will take place on Friday, May 20 at the 128th Street Campus. There will be students from both campuses on each team. Yellow buses will transport the RB students (Grades K-8.) We are excited for this new tradition, which was proposed by the leadership of our new Home Academy Association!
Monday, May 16 – 6:30 PM (128 St.)
Thursday, May 19 – 6:30 PM (RB)
It’s almost time for this year’s Spring Shows, which will feature performances from each class, the school band, and some special surprises! Admission is free, so please arrive early to guarantee a seat. Refreshments will be sold!
Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4
Due to some scheduling conflicts, we are postponing this year’s Culture Fest until the Fall and replacing it with the OLCA Carnival! We are able to secure the rides and booths for two days if we move the dates one week earlier, so the Carnival will now take place over the first weekend in June. Look for more information about this event soon!
Mandatory Spring Fundraiser: Raffle Tickets
Our second and final mandatory fundraiser has begun! Families who did not sell more than six boxes of chocolate in the fall are now selling eighty raffle tickets. You can request more from the office if you want a better chance of winning the grand prize! The raffle drawing will now take place on Monday, June 13.
OLCA Summer Brainstorm 2016
Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, August 12
Registration for Summer Brainstorm has begun! This program runs for six weeks and features academic classes in the morning and games and activities in the afternoon. Registration forms are available online on our school website and in your campus office.
2016-2017 Registration & Scholarships
Limited seating is still available for the 2016-2017 school year at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy. Register as soon as you can to guarantee a seat for the fall at the campus of your choice. We will be closing out classes by the end of May. Also, Round Two of the scholarship application process is open. If you did not yet apply for a scholarship, you can still do so at mytads.com . Round One awards will be announced soon!
Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support. It is always a pleasure to work with such a wonderful community of students, parents, and staff.
Sincerely in Christ,
Kevin John Coyne