September 19, 2017
Dear OLC Families,
This past Sunday we had our first Family Mass at the 9:00 AM Mass. Our parishioners were excited to see the OLC students, in uniform, helping to collect food for the OLC food pantry. We hope you will use this special monthly mass to make it a special day to celebrate your family and being part of the OLC School Family. The next Family Mass will take place on OCTOBER 15, 2017 and will be hosted by the 7th grade.
This week we kick off many activities at OLC. Today we start our annual World’s Finest Chocolate sale. All students have been given one case ofchocolate to sell. Each case contains 30 bars of chocolate to be sold for $2.00 each. When the case is completely sold, please send the $60 in the envelope found in the case of chocolate. Students can hand in their envelope to their teachers or can be dropped off at the school office. Please make sure your child’s name and homeroom number is on the envelope. Please see the World’s Finest Chocolate letter or more information.
We are joining the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Charities in an endeavor to stop hunger by joining them in their SouperStadium Challenge! The goal is to fill every seat in Soldier Field with at least 2 food donations. We have weekly pick up. The class that brings in the most food will have an ice cream treat. Last day for donations is October 6th. Please click on one the following: ENGLISH or SPANISH for more information.
Thank you for your very generous donations for Hurricane Harvey relief. As we are all aware, Hurricane Irma made its way through Florida and surrounding states and left a lot of damage. To help in this effort, we will be donating to relief funds from Hurricane Irma by having an out of uniform day on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017. Please have your child bring at least a $1.00 donation. Thank you for your generous support.
**** There is NO SCHOOL this Friday, September 22, 2017- It is a Teacher In-service day ***
Thank you to all the families that took advantage of Mobile Dental last week. We had over 4 students have cleanings and exams. Today you will receive the report from the dentist. If your child requires treatment and you would like Mobile dental to return, please sign the new consent form and send back to school by Thursday, September 21, 2017. We need to have new consent forms from several students to have Mobile Dental return to do any dental work.
All new students and students in grades Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade must have current health forms in our file. All forms are now past due. If you have not scheduled your child’s appointment, please do so immediately. Students that do not have the current health for on file will be excluded from school starting October 4, 2017. This is an OLC and State of Illinois requirement. CLICK HERE for the link to our website with necssary forms.
Pan de Vida- Families with a child receiving First Communion and/ or Confirmation- UPDATED INFORMATION
Students in 2nd grade will receive their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist this year. Students in 6th grade will receive the last Sacrament of initiation-Confirmation! To help better prepare your child, parents are required to attend Pan de Vida. Each family must attend at least three of the five sessions offered. You are welcome to attend all three! CLICK HERE for this year's schedule (this schedule has been revised since last week)! If your child did not receive these sacraments and are in third -grade or higher, please call the school office! We also need to know if you would like a child to be Baptized. We will start Sacramental Preparation for these students soon.
Registration for the 2017 Kicker Outdoor Fall Soccer League through Berwyn Recreation has been great! Our goal is to have two parent coaches per team. As such, we are still looking for some parent volunteers!
Coaches NEED to have completed a VIRTUS training session, submitted an electronic background check, and completed a CANTS form and a Code of Conduct form for the 2017 - 2018 school year. You can access the links to these four requirements at CLICK HERE.
As of this writing, we have finalized practice for the Kindergarten and 1st Grade team on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the school field. Practice for the 4th and 5th Grade team will be on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at the school field. Practice for the Middle School team will be on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the school field.
We have enough registrations that the Kindergarten and 1st Grade, 2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, and Middle School teams should all be official Our Lady of Charity School teams and not be cooperative teams through Berwyn Recreation. We expect that the Preschool team WILL be a cooperative team through Berwyn Recreation.
All volunteers are required to complete all of the Protecting God’s Children requirements. This is a 4-step process. All volunteers need to complete an online background check, attend a VIRTUS session, and complete a CANTS form and a Code of Conduct. The CANTS and Code of Conduct arefilled out every year and returned to the school. To sign up, please scroll to the bottom HERE Please mark your calendar- OLC will be hosting a VIRTUS session on October 14. More info to come regarding when you can register.
Your child’s birthday is such a special day! Please remember that they are permitted to be out of uniform to help celebrate. We love to celebrate with them at school by announcing their name during morning announcements as well as giving them a birthday sticker and pencil. If you child would like to bring in a treat we would recommend a non-edible treat such as stickers, pencils or a book to donate to their classroom library. If your child wants to bring in a sweet treat, please keep it simple. Remember that all items must be store bought and may not be passed out until the end of the school day.
Upcoming Important Dates:
September 19 – Worlds’ Finest Chocolate Distributed (First mandatory Fundraiser of the year)
September 22 – No School, Faculty In-service
Septemebr 25 - Hurricane Irma Relief Out of Uniform Day
October 3 – School Picture Day (K-8 in school uniform)
October 4 - Early Release at 2:10 PM
October 9 – NO SCHOOL Columbus Day
October 14 – VIRTUS session at OLC
October 18 - Literacy Night 6:00 PM
Please visit our web page for more important dates and information.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you for your child’s education. Have a blessed week.