Our Lady of Charity School

Back to School Soccer Picnic

IMG_0601Come out to the Our Lady of Charity field on Sunday, September 21st! We will be hosting a soccer tournament and picnic for all OLC families, as well as for families from Saint Frances of Rome.

The picnic and soccer games will take place starting at 1:30 p.m. after the Spanish mass and we will go until 3:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will also host a soccer tournament, and there will be a special appearance by the Chicago Fire mascot Sparky! Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for everyone. You are also welcome to bring additional food to share.

We hope to see you there!


Classroom Orientation and Back to School Mass

photo_5Come join us on Sunday, September 7th for a morning of welcoming and prayer.

Our Back to School masses for all families will be held at 9 a.m. in English and at 10:30 a.m. in Spanish.

Classroom Orientations for 1st-8th grades will take place from 10-10:30 a.m. You will have an opportunity to meet your children's teachers, see their classrooms, and discover what they will learn this year during two, fifteen minute sessions. The orientations will take place for 1st-8th grades only since our PK and Kindergarten classrooms held their sessions in August.

We can't wait to show off all of the great things we have in store for this year. We hope to see you there!



OLC Exceeds Enrollment Goal


The new school year has gotten off to an excellent start. It has been wonderful to see familiar faces in addition to the many new ones who have joined us this school year.

We are excited to report that we have 336 students for the 2014-2015 school year. Through the efforts of the entire school community, we have increased enrollment from the 310 students who attended OLC last year and 287 students the year prior to that. In fact, since 2009, we have increased enrollment by 100%! We now have three full pre-school classrooms, two Kindergartens, two 1st grades, and two 2nd grades. It is clear that many families have discovered the excellent educational and spiritual opportunities available at Our Lady of Charity.

We look forward to another successful year of educating our saints and scholars.


Home Reading Strategies

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Back to School!

IMG_0651We are excited to welcome students and families back to Our Lady of Charity school! Our school theme continues to be "Saints and Scholars: Disciples of Christ and Leaders in the Community." We thank God for the privilege of educating the children, both in our Catholic faith and in the academic subject areas.

Our Pre-School and Kindergarten Orientations will be held on Wednesday, August 20th. The Pre-School Orientation will begin at 9 a.m. and the Kindergarten Orientation will take place at 10 a.m. Parents should accompany their children on this day. Meetings will last approximately one hour.

The first day of school will be on Thursday, August 21st as a half day. Students should be dressed in their proper school uniform on this day. The first full day will be on Friday, August 22nd. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. As a reminder, Before and After Care will begin on Monday, August 25th and the hot lunch program will begin on September 2nd. We look forward to the start of another successful year!


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