Hello OLOL families,
We are halfway through November and the Masters Golf Tournament is being played in Augusta, Georgia today. For those of you who do not follow golf, this is usually an early April event with azaleas in bloom and all the beauty and promise of spring in the air. This year the trees are ablaze in golden hues and the shadows from the pines fall long on the fairways. This has truly been a strange year.
I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. I have some reminders and updates for everyone.
Please keep Ella Tran and her family in your prayers. The Tran family is so appreciative of all your prayers and support.
Our wonderful students and their families made our Little Sisters of the Poor Tag Day a great success! We raised over $1,500.00 in donations!! Thank you for your support. We know the Sisters will do important things with our support and we pray for all their good works, especially during the holiday season.
The Book Fair is underway. Drop by online and do some shopping!
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Our Annual Fund it up to $5000! We still have a long way to go. Let's all join together and give a donation, any size is appreciated, let's come together to reach 100% participation in support of OLOL and all the wonderful things we are doing. If there was ever a year to join together it is 2020. You can always donate again during the year, but now join in our push to reach our goal of having 100% of our faculty, staff, and families donate by December 1.
Our first quarter is complete, report cards are posted, conferences are underway and continue tomorrow, and our 4th through 8th grade honors have been announced. Congratulations to all our students who earned Principal's or Honors List for the 1st quarter. Check our honor roll on the home page.
Save the date: Wednesday, November 25, at 10am- we are working on a great Grandparents Day Zoom with time for prayer with our OLOL family, gratitude for all the blessings in our lives, recorded holiday performances and messages, and more!
Please remember about Thanksgiving plans and travel. We are keeping school closed for two extra days to give us some time away from school after our holiday, but we need every family to make sure to follow state and county regulations and CDC safety precautions. If you travel out of the area and/or attend gatherings with a large group, please stay home for additional days during the week after Thanksgiving to ensure that your child has not been exposed and then unknowingly exposes students and teachers at school. See the information below:
OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY. With the holiday season approaching, the travel advisory issued by state health officials has been renewed and remains in effect. Under this advisory, Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher. Anyone traveling from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results. Marylanders should avoid non-essential travel of any kind outside of the region. Read the travel advisory.
Winter Coats for those in need
We will be sending information about our annual Coat of Many Colors Winter Coat Drive this week. As you start digging out your cold weather coats, consider donating lightly used (cleaned) and/or new coats and other cold weather items. We will do things a bit differently this year due to COVID. Mrs. Gadwood has graciously volunteered to manage this drive, collect used (cleaned) and new items here at school on specific dates, and drop them off with Catholic Charities by January 15.
Here Comes Santa Claus...
We are working with the North Pole to schedule some Zoom time with Santa in December. We can't invite him for breakfast as we usually do, but we hope to have more information for you soon on our new plan.
Ms. Amy Moore is the Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School.