Greetings OLOL families,
As we head into a long weekend for our families and some professional time for our teachers and staff, I wanted to take the time to recognize the outstanding efforts of our eighth grade students who applied to high schools this year and have been anxiously awaiting the results.
At OLOL we are proud of our 8th grade students for so many reasons. Our students are kind, compassionate, and faith-filled young ladies and gentlemen. They take on the challenges of schoolwork, set an example for others as leaders in our school community, and traverse the challenges of preparing for high school. By the 8th grade, Our Lady of Lourdes students understand their responsibilities as members of their family, school, church, and community. They learn how to handle new challenges and look ahead to the next step in their development, moving on to high school. Whether our students are looking for a Catholic or public high school to continue their education we know that they will leave OLOL ready for whatever lies ahead.
The application and acceptance process puts many demands on our students and their families. Our students prepared for and took the HSPT, interviewed with high school administrators, wrote essays, and more, all while maintaining a high level of performance on their 8th grade coursework. Our students were awarded various scholarships for excellence in academics, dance, theater, band, and leadership. The total amount awarded for four years of high school surpasses $150,000 in merit based scholarships. Our students highlighted their strengths and were recognized for their accomplishments across many areas. We applaud our students for their hard work and know that they will proudly represent Our Lady of Lourdes in the high school of their choice. Congratulations OLOL Class of 2021 and the future Class of 2025!
Here are some of the schools hoping to see our graduates on their campus this fall:
Academy of the Holy Cross
Connelly School of the Holy Child
Gonzaga College High School
DeMatha Catholic High School
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Georgetown Day School
Sandy Spring Friends School
St. John’s College High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel
Have a blessed and restful weekend,
PLACE YOUR YEARBOOK ADS BY MARCH 17:
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 email@example.com.
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK BY APRIL 1:
If you would like to have a yearbook for this incredible year, you must place your orders online by April 1. Don't delay, order your yearbook today! You can choose hard or soft back covers. Orders are made through Freed at: (code=OLOL2021YB). SEE FLYER BELOW
A special reminder for 8th grade parents: ONE copy of the yearbook is purchased for each graduate as part of the Graduation Fee. If you want additional copies you can order those as you wish.
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
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). See the flyer below.
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 (and came in 2nd last week)! So far we've earned over $260! 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: