It is a fabulous time to work at an elementary school! Students are singing, rehearsing, sharing things they are thankful for, and there are lots and lots of turkeys everywhere! (not including the students) I am sure you will agree that it is also a busy time of year. Lots to prepare for as we plan our Thanksgiving dinners, clean the house, plan our travel times, and possibly pack up and travel off to be with family. What a special time of the year! I pray that we all will enjoy the preparation as well as the event. It is love that takes you to the grocery store to get all your family's favorite foods. It is love baked into the turkey, yams, green beans, stuffing, and apple pie. It is love that is shared as our families come together to give thanks. At school we are looking forward to spending some time with our Grandparents and family next Wednesday. It is a wonderful day at OLOL and such a special way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family at school as we share our love of God and thanks for His presence in our lives.
It really is busy and I feel like I have a hundred things to let you know about. Please check out all the flyers on our homepage as well. (I have included some in this post)
Tomorrow is the final day to bring in your items for the Little Sisters of the Poor Collection. Remember if you want to donate a turkey or ham it must be brought to school on Monday morning by 8:30am.
Recess Monitors & Hot Lunch Helpers are always needed. Please sign up using the links on the homepage.
Hot lunch next week is Monday (first day Chick-fil-A as usual) & Tuesday (last day pizza)
Grandparents Day, Wednesday, Nov. 27 (see the flyer below and on our homepage for details about Grandparents Day events and times)
Giving Tuesday, December 3 ~ Help us reach 100% participation in our Annual Fund by making a donation. Our teachers and staff have reached 100% participation. Right now we have 26% of our families participating. Please consider making your donation by Giving Tuesday, December 3. Donate now: https://www.bethesda-lourdes.org/store/p32/Annual_Fund_Donation.html
Join us for Sip n' Shop on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Pink Dot in Kensington, MD. OLOL will receive 20% of all sales! Items will be available at Grandparents Day also. You can shop online and enter OLOL in the comment section at checkout between now and Dec. 6 at 9pm. (Check out the homepage and flyer for more information)
HSA Christmas Gifts for Teachers & Staff - if you would like to contribute to the faculty and staff Christmas gifts, you can contribute online or make a donation at Breakfast with Santa. We will be selling, auctioning, and raffling off three front row pews to the Christmas Concert. The funds from those events and contributions from families will support the faculty and staff monetary gifts. If you choose to give your own gifts that is fine. More information will be coming soon. If you want to make your contribution online you can do so at:
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 7, 9-11am