Congratulations to 8th grade student, Christopher Walsh! Over 300 essays were submitted, the competition was stiff and OLOL is so proud of Chris and his accomplishment. We are thankful to the Catholic Business Network and their support of Catholic school students pursuing Catholic high school. Chris has been awarded a one time amount of $1,500 that will go toward his freshman year at a Catholic high school.
His winning essay can be read in the attached file below. OLOL is so proud of you Chris!
This year again the students in grades 3 to 8 competed in an essay contest, "Why I Love My Catholic School". The submissions were outstanding! The students wrote wonderful things about their teachers, friends, and the influence of faith in their lives. A winner was chosen from the 3rd-5th group and the 6th-8th group. The winning essays were written by Maria Foley in the 5th grade and Jude McGroarty in the 8th grade.
Maria Foley- Grade 5
Jude McGroarty- Grade 8
The first OLOL Moms Night Out was a huge success. A special time for our moms to build community and enjoy each other's company. Our HSA Committee Chair, Mrs. Alison Shields, has planned morning coffee dates for the year. Please consider joining other OLOL moms at some or all of these dates. Moms meet up and head over for coffee right after morning drop off and prayers.
An outstanding evening at OLOL was had by all on Friday, Feb. 8 at the 1st Annual Multicultural Night! An exceptional outpouring of food, drinks, desserts, crafts, music, artwork, and more, all representing the cultural heritage of our OLOL families. This is sure to be a favorite event for years to come! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to share their heritage with us, and to everyone who came to enjoy and build deeper bonds across our communities as we share in the pride of being a diverse and welcoming community at OLOL.
This year we started our Annual Coat of Many Colors Drive a bit earlier and it ran until early January. We are so proud to announce that our school and church community collected over 230 coats! What a wonderful way to come together and support Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington.
This kind of service project would not be possible without the leadership of Magda Alarcon and Devona Glidewell, along with the help of Mrs. Jill Gadwood, Mrs. Merlene Brodie, Mrs. Loveleenrai Grewal and Mrs. Elizabeth Maloney. Thanks to our students who wrote letters that were put in the coat pockets. Thanks to Msgr. Filardi for supporting the coat drive with a bin in church, and to the OLOL maintenance crew who are always available to lend a helping hand to move heavy bins of coats.
Special thanks to Hilton Hotels Headquarters in McLean, VA who allowed us to place bins in their facilities.
Special thanks to Express Dry Cleaning, who graciously donated their dry cleaning services to ensure the coats were clean for their new owners.
A week of wonderful events:
Middle School Science Fair- Outstanding Scientists at OLOL!
OLOL creates beautiful crosses to express their love of God and love for their Catholic School!
4th graders working on water color crosses.
1st grade builds a class community picture