The weather forecasters threatened snow this week and we all breathed a sigh of relief that it didn't really impact our morning commute. Many of the children and teachers are looking forward to a snow event, but hopefully we can save that for January or February. This week has been filled with Christmas songs, acts of kindness, laughter and joy, and making preparations for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. We also added a beautiful new Nativity Scene in the front lobby, be sure to stop by and take a moment to enjoy the blessed vision of the Christmas miracle.
Our teachers and students are working on group service projects for December and January. Next week the 6th and 2nd graders will make fleece blankets for the homeless. The Little Group, PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students are collecting new hats, scarves, and mittens for children to make "winter bundles" that will be donated to the Coats of Many Colors Drive. The 8th grade students are making cards for the Little Sisters of the Poor. The 5th & 7th graders are making Christmas Cards for our parishioners at 7am Mass. The 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders are collecting money to purchase travel size toiletries for the homeless. We are very proud of all our students who are working so hard to think of others and their needs, especially at Christmas time.
Selling OLOL shopping Bags & Christmas Cards
OLOL Choir Performs at the 9am Mass on December 15, please join us.
8th Tag Day & Bake Sale- Wednesday, December 18
Christmas Concert ~ Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:30pm
Friday, Dec. 20:
Coats of Many Colors Drive
Please continue to help us with lightly used and new coats, new socks, hats, scarves and gloves. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in the lobby.
Save the Date- Multicultural Night
We are so excited about our 2nd Annual Multicultural Night on January 31, 2020.
Sign up to contribute and/or volunteer:
"it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"
You should all make sure to check out the front of our school and our front lobby. Thanks to Mrs. Copeland and Mrs. DuFour our tree has been set up, our nativity scene is on display, and our front steps have some lovely new holiday greens! Thanks to Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Hussey we have a beautiful front desk, complete with fireplace, stockings, and lights!
We are preparing our hearts for the birth of Jesus at Christmas and we have lit our first candle on our Advent Wreath. This is such a joyous time of year and a time to prepare a place in our hearts for Jesus. When I was teaching kindergarten I used to ask my students if their bedrooms were clean enough for a visit from Jesus. "If Jesus came by today would you invite him to your room or would you have to clean up first, make your bed, and put away your toys?" The responses from the children would vary, but mostly the students knew they would want to tidy up a bit (and maybe get mom to help). Then the students and I would talk about our heart, our soul, and wonder if Jesus would feel at home there, within our heart, knowing the truth of who we are, how we act, what we say or don't say, and if we always try to do the best for ourselves and those who love and care for us. Would Jesus want us to fight with our sister? Would Jesus like to hear us using mean or foul language? Would Jesus want us to exclude friends when we play? The answer to these questions was and is always a resounding "no". Like our students we look to the weeks of Advent to prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ. What will you do to make Jesus feel welcome in your heart? Advent is the time we wait, prepare, and rejoice that Jesus did come for all of us and that we are ready to accept His love in our lives and share that love and joy to others. We represent Christ when we share the love and joy of the Christmas Season. I pray that you and your families have a blessed Advent as you prepare for Jesus' birth.
Thanks to Mrs. Rebeck!
Sip & Shop is tonight! 5:30-8:30pm at Pink Dot in Kensington, MD. 20% of sales go to support OLOL's Annual Fund. We have already gotten off to a great start with orders placed on Grandparents Day! You can also order with order the forms that came home in yesterday's Wednesday folder, through Friday, Dec. 6.
Breakfast with Santa- Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9-11am
ADW Tuition Assistance Due Dec. 6 for all returning families.
Thanks to Devona Glidewell and Magda Alarcon for again organizing our Coat of Many Colors Drive. We are asking for you to donate gently used coats, as well as new socks, hats, gloves & scarves. This drive will run through January 24, 2020, but we are hoping that during the Christmas Season our families will help to make this a successful collection for those in need.
We will also need some volunteers. The coats will need to be picked up, sorted, cleaned and stored until the delivery date on 1/24/19. In the past, we have collected between 200-400 coats. We will also need help to drive and deliver the coats in January. If you would like to be involved in helping us with this project please click on the sign up genius link below.
Choir Rehearsal on Monday, Dec. 9 after school, 3:15-4:15
Choir & Band Concert ~ Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm~ Please join us for a wonderful night!
Dec. 18 ~ $1 Bake Sale & $2 Tag Day 8th Grade Fundraiser
Christmas Concert ~ Dec. 19 at 6:30 (students are dropped at school by 6pm)
Dec. 20 ~ School Opens at 9am and dismisses at 12:10 with NO ASC
~ Free Tag Day! Last day of school before Christmas Break!
School Resumes January 6, 2020