Hello OLOL Families,
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the promise of Spring. It is rather cold today but the sun is shinning so brightly that it makes me think of warmer days ahead very soon. It is remarkable to think that it has been a year since we were affected so dramatically by COVID-19. Whenever I reflect on this last year I am overwhelmed by the constant changing, adjusting, and reinventing that we were forced to endure. Those thoughts always lead me to a place of thanksgiving and gratitude, blessed that we are all here, at this point today. Every day is a miracle, and the pandemic has only strengthened that belief within me. We still have much to do and far to go until we ever get back to what we remember as "normal". We may never get back to that "normal" exactly as it was before, but we will do wonderful things in the loving presence of God in our days ahead and we will find the joy in every moment and praise God for His infinite love.
There is a particularly joyful day tomorrow for our 2nd grade students as they receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please join me in keeping all the students receiving their First Penance in your prayers as they experience the healing love of our Father's forgiveness.
Picture Day - Thursday, March 18
Individual student pictures will be taken at school on March 18. Students will NOT wear uniforms for this year's pictures, instead they should wear appropriate picture day attire (your nicest church clothes; no jeans, sweatshirts, sportswear).
It is the time of year to purchase and place your yearbook ads. The information in on our website and orders can be placed in the school store. (see flyer below) It is a great way to celebrate your graduate, send a message of pride in a year well done to your child, thank a teacher, and more. All orders must be received by Wednesday, March 17. Place your order for your half or full page ad online here and then send all images in jpeg format and messages for the text in your ad to Ms. Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School is closed Friday, March 12 and Monday, March 15 for teacher professional days. Keep up to date with our Google calendar on the home page & our Monthly Calendar & To Do List: http://bit.ly/OLOLCalendar
Friday Dinner Deliveries Continues each week in Lent:
You still have many weeks to enjoy a delicious dinner from Off the Hook Catering. Orders must be placed by Thursday at 12pm each week. OLOL receives a $5 donation for each order and an extra dollar if our school has the most orders for the week! We won the first 2 weeks! See this site for all the information you need & to place orders:
The CCSE Celebrates Two OLOL Teachers - Sat., March 13
The CCSE (Catholic Coalition for Special Education) is honoring Mr. David Long and Mrs. Alison Interlandi as "Making IT Happen" award recipients.
This special Virtual Gala will be held on Saturday, March 13. Online registration for the event is free and there are wonderful opportunities available to support the CCSE in their fundraising event. Visit their website to find out more about their wonderful works and how you can participate in this evening and support two of OLOL's finest teachers and show your appreciation for all they have done to support and promote inclusion at OLOL. See the homepage or private page for more information: Home / One MOORE thing.. Daily Edition
Lenten Prayers Vocations Tree for ADW Seminarians
During Lent the students, faculty and staff at OLOL are praying each day for 22 days for each of the 66 ADW seminarians. If you would like to pray along each day or select one of the seminarians to pray for at home during Lent, please use the links below:
OLOL's Vocation Tree:
More Information: https://www.saintjohnneumann.org/vocations-tree
Travel Requirements for Easter Break:
If your family is traveling please consider the following requirements so that when we all rejoin at OLOL we do so safely for everyone: