Our Lady of Charity School

El Dia de los Muertos


At Our Lady of Charity, we honor our departed loved ones on El Dia de los Muertos. Students have been learning about this special day in their classrooms, and look forward to engaging in many activities and prayers. We will also be constructing a beautiful memorial inside our school. Each child will bring in a cross for a special person in his or her life who has passed away. We will continue to keep our loved ones in our prayers and celebrate their lives.

On October 28th, our 3rd graders will spend the day with their friends from Saint Frances of Rome and St. Ann's in a Day of the Dead celebration. They will make little altars, paint skulls, create puppets, and celebrate the lives of all their loved ones who have passed away.


Spanish Classes

IMG_1052Our Lady of Charity is pleased to annouce that it will again offer Spanish language enrichment classes after school for students in first through fifth grades. Classes are led by Mrs. Martinez, an experienced teacher and member of our pre-school teaching staff. The program focuses on developing vocabulary and early literacy skills through a hands-on approach. Students learn Spanish by actively participating in games, songs, and reading activities.

Our fall session will run from October 6th through November 20th. First and second graders have class on Wednesdays and Thursdays, while third through fifth graders meet on Mondays and Tuesdays. Each class takes place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to expand your child's language development.


Home Reading Strategies

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Goal Setting Meetings

GoalsOur Lady of Charity will be holding parent-teacher-student goal setting meetings on Thursday, September 26th. The focus of the meetings with be on understanding students' current performance levels on AIMSweb benchmark tests and on devising strategies so that each student can exceed the target goals.

Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on this day to accommodate the meetings. Conferences will be held from 1-3 and from 4-6 p.m.

We look forward to working collaboratively with you to ensure each child's success.


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!


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