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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 5/10/2019
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 4/26/2019

    Dear OLV Preschool Family,

     
    April showers bring May flowers! It is so wonderful to see our beautiful campus in bloom again--inside and out! What a remarkable April it has been preparing for Easter and celebrating with the unboxing of our "Alleluias!" As we move into May, several classes have special activities planned for students and parents so be sure to check folders and read the weekly notes from teachers to stay up to date. 
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn
     
    Closing Program
    We are working on final details of our closing program. (Can you believe it is almost May?) The program is scheduled for the last day of school--May 31st at 10:15AM at the Activity Center Social Hall. Doors will open at 9:30AM for parents. Next week in your child's folder you will see a note requesting the expected number attending for your child. Please send it back no later than Friday, May, 10th. This will help us plan for seating and food. We want to do our best to accommodate our preschool family. Additional information will be sent out regarding food donations needed.
     
    OLV Preschool Pictures
    The link to your child's class is below. Sibling picture links were sent out individually earlier this week. Please place your order by May 10th. Please note she DOES NOT sell the digital images of class photos.  Be sure to order a PRINT of the class photo if you desire it.   
     
    *If you should have more than one child and desire more than 3 digital images you can receive all your digital images of each child, and the children together for $75.  Please email me to set that up.* Please direct any questions to Fara Lippincott, fara@faldesign.net.
     
     
    password: frogs
     
    password: monkeys
     
    password: polarbears
     
    password: penguins
     
    password: kangaroos
     
    password: koalas
     

    Summer Camp Registration Forms Due 4/30/19

    Explore our world through books this summer at OLV Preschool! We can't help but think ahead to warmer days. Join us as we dance, play, read, build, and explore this summer at the OLV Preschool Summer Program. Program will be held Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-3:00PM from June 10-August 9.  Open to children ages 3 years - 6 years (entering 1st grade).  You can pick up materials at the front office. Registration will remain open until filled and is available on a first come basis. 

    Important Dates

    May 5th: Tuition Due

    May 24th: Snow Make Up Day--School is IN session

    May 27th: Memorial Day, No School

    May 31st: Last day of Preschool

    May 31st: Closing Program

    June 3rd-June 7th: Preschool Office Closed

    June 10th: First Day of OLV Preschool Summer Camp

     
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 4/12/2019

    Dear OLV Preschool Family,

     
    What a beautiful week! Thank you for helping us to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. It was such a joy to see many of you join us at mass this week and hear our little one's sing out. So many have commented on how good the children were at Mass.
     
    We are grateful this week for some spring-refreshing for our landscaping and playground. Maintenance has ben hard at work planting flowers and spreading new mulch in our playground and at our main entrance. I ask that you please help us keep our school safe and grounds looking nice. Please, remind children not to climb or play on walls, fences, or planters. We ask that you use the sidewalk when coming in and out of the school. 
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn
     
    Blessed are the pure of heart
    Please help our children practice the beatitudes and raise change for Fr. Antony's school. The last day to send in your donations is on Wednesday, April 17th.  Please help us make this service project a HUGE success!  Thank you so much!!!
     
    Spring is HERE!
    The weather is changing and our kiddos have grown! Please send in a spring-season change of clothes in your child's current size. Dresses are wonderful, but please remember to wear them with shorts or leggings. 
     

    School IN Session April 18th & May 24th 

    As announced in December, we will be in session on April 18th and May 24th.

    Summer Camp Registration OPEN 

    OLV Summer Program will be held Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-3:00PM from June 10-August 9. Open to children ages 3 years - 6 years (entering 1st grade). For planning purposes, please submit applications no later than April 30th. 

     

    Important Dates

    Thursday, April 18th: Easter Basket Blessings, T/R Classes, 4 year old 4 day

    Wednesday, April 17th: Easter Basket Blessings: MWF Classes, 3 year old M-F, PreK, 4 year old 5 day, 4 year old MWF (invited to attend at 10:15AM in the church baptistry)

    Thursday, April 18th: Yes! We have school! Snow Make Up Day!

    Friday, April 19th: No School Good Friday

    Monday, April 22nd: No School Easter Monday

    Tuesday, April 23rd No School Easter Tuesday.

     

     
     
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 3/29/2019

    Dear OLV Preschool Family,

     
    We are so excited to welcome April! We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for this spring. Thank you for supporting our kiddos in bringing in change for our Lenten service project to help Fr. Antony's school. Please keep the coins coming for your little one's acts of kindness. Change can change the world! 
     
    This week you should receive a flyer for details about the Week of the Young Child. I have also attached it below for your reference. We especially encourage you to join us at our open house on April 7th after 9:30AM mass for donuts. Classes have been working hard in a door decorating contest. Winners will be chosen by coin-vote after Sunday's Open House. All coins will go toward our Lenten Service Project--AND count toward individual classroom goals!  Remember, God often works through small things. 
     
    Our preschoolers have also been invited to sing prior to mass on Wednesday, April 10th. It is important that students be at school no later than 8:45AM. Classes will be lining up to sing at church by 8:50AM. Parents are welcome to attend. 
     
    As a general reminder, tuition is due the 5th of the month. Invoices are only sent out if payment is late. 
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn
     

    Lenten Service Project

    We are encouraging our students to take part in Acts of Kindness to "earn" donations for Father Antony's home school in India.  We are hoping to help them purchase some benches, some books and maybe even their first computer!  Father Antony is working with the school so that we can help them in the best way possible!  Father Antony met with every class and shared pictures and videos of the children and the school in India.  We also have pictures on display outside of Ms. Gigi's office.  Each classroom has their own bank to collect your donations.  The last day to send in your donations is on Wednesday, April 17th.  Please help us make this service project a HUGE success!  Thank you so much!!!  Please see the flyer attached that was sent home this week with your child.  
     

    Summer Camp Registration OPEN

    Explore our world through books this summer at OLV Preschool! We can't help but think ahead to warmer days. Join us as we dance, play, read, build, and explore this summer at the OLV Preschool Summer Program. Program will be held Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-3:00PM from June 10-August 9.  Open to children ages 3 years - 6 years (entering 1st grade). Attached is the registration materials and the summer program manual. You can also pick up materials at the front office. Registration will remain open until filled and is available on a first come basis. 
    We go through a lot of stuff . . .
    Donations of supplies help us keep our tuition lower and are always appreciated. We are running low on tissues, sandwich and quart size ziplock bags, and baby wipes. As we begin to see sunnier days (we hope!) we also appreciate donations of kid-safe sunscreen. 
     
    OLV Community News
     
    Dinner to Benefit Father Antony’s Hometown Church in India – On Thursday, April 4th,  from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall,  the Knights will be hosting a dinner to support Father Antony’s hometown church in India.  The church of Saints Peter and Paul is old and is in need of some repairs, including the replacement of the church bell tower.  Your financial support and prayers are a tremendous blessing to this special Catholic community. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church office, after all Masses during the March 30th/ 31st weekend, or please contact Kristina Poust at poustk@olvcs.org  We hope to see you there!  If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Father Antony at antonys@ourladyofvictory.com
     
    Donut Dash for Dyslexia
     
    The Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA is hosting it's first annual Donut Dash 5k Saturday April 6 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Grange Fairgrounds. All ages, abilities, families, and strollers are welcome to run or walk and enjoy yummy donut samples along the course. Proceeds support the Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA, a local non-profit that provides special tutoring for children diagnosed with dyslexia. Register at www.eventbrite.com or on site at 9:30 am. Questions can be emailed to readingcenter@comcast.net. Please see attached flyer for more details. 

    OLV Vacation Bible School - July 15th - 19th... Life is Wild....God Is Good 

    • Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2019, 9:00am-12:00 Noon
    • Cost: $20.00 per child for the first two children registered from the same family. 
    • $10.00 for each additional family member. 
    • (Cost includes supplies & VBS Music CD-1 per family).
     
    We only have room for 80 children so register soon! • For Kids entering K – entering 5th grade. Registration form is attached. 
     

    Love in an Age of Loneliness: A Day Retreat on the Family; June 22nd 

    An opportunity to reflect on marriage and home life and be inspired by the Catholic vision for the family. Featuring talks by well-known speakers and authors Kimberly Hahn and Mike Aquilina, Mass with Bishop Mark, Confession, Adoration, and lunch. Saturday, June 22nd, starting at 9am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, PA. The first 100 to register will receive a free copy of The First Society by Scott Hahn. Spaces are limited. Register at: https://stjoeacad.org/love-in-an-age-of-loneliness/

     

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378220013011871/

    Registration page: https://stjoeacad.org/love-in-an-age-of-loneliness/

     

    Important Dates

    Monday, April 8th-Friday, April 10th: Week of the Young Child

    Wednesday, April 10th: Preschool Mass with Fr. Antony and OLVCS

    Tuesday, April 16th: Easter Basket Blessings, T/R Classes, 4 year old 4 day

    Wednesday, April 17th: Easter Basket Blessings: MWF Classes, 3 year old M-F, PreK, 4 year old 5 day, 4 year old MWF (invited to attend at 10:15AM in the church baptistry)

    Friday, April 19th: No School Good Friday

    Monday, April 22nd: No School Easter Monday

    Tuesday, April 23rd No School Easter Tuesday.

     
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 3/22/2019
    Dear OLV Preschool Family,
     
    This was an exciting week for our preschool. After rigorous preparation and onsite independent assessment of our program, our preschool was awarded a STAR 3 accreditation with the Keystone STARS program. This is an outward sign to all of our families and students of something we have always known: we have an amazing school. It also is a sign that we seek to provide the best preschool experience for our children and families, and are always working on improving our program. 
     
    This achievement would not be possible without families like you that support our school both in gift and prayer. Thank you for all you do. 
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn

    Photos by Fara Lippencott

    We are excited to once again host Fara Lippencott for our spring pictures! There are still a few spots to sign up for Sibling Saturday on March 23rd at https://doodle.com/poll/ecn34mi6dwmizgty for families who wish to have siblings photographed together. 

    Lenten Service Project

     Information was sent home yesterday and today with your child about our Lenten Service Project.  We are encouraging our students to take part in Acts of Kindness to "earn" donations for Father Antony's home school in India.  We are hoping to help them purchase some benches, some books and maybe even their first computer!  Father Antony is working with the school so that we can help them in the best way possible!  Father Antony met with every class and shared pictures and videos of the children and the school in India.  We also have pictures on display outside of Ms. Gigi's office.  Each classroom has their own bank to collect your donations.  The last day to send in your donations is on Wednesday, April 17th.  Please help us make this service project a HUGE success!  Thank you so much!!!  Please see the flyer attached that was sent home this week with your child.  

    Summer Camp Registration OPEN

    Explore our world through books this summer at OLV Preschool! We can't help but think ahead to warmer days. Join us as we dance, play, read, build, and explore this summer at the OLV Preschool Summer Program. Program will be held Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-3:00PM from June 10-August 9.  Open to children ages 3 years - 6 years (entering 1st grade). Attached is the registration materials and the summer program manual. You can also pick up materials at the front office. Registration will remain open until filled and is available on a first come basis. 
     
    We go through a lot of stuff . . .
    Donations of supplies help us keep our tuition lower and are always appreciated. We are running low on tissues, sandwich and quart size ziplock bags, and baby wipes. As we begin to see sunnier days (we hope!) we also appreciate donations of kid-safe sunscreen. 
     
    OLV Community News
     
    Dinner to Benefit Father Antony’s Hometown Church in India – On Thursday, April 4th,  from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall,  the Knights will be hosting a dinner to support Father Antony’s hometown church in India.  The church of Saints Peter and Paul is old and is in need of some repairs, including the replacement of the church bell tower.  Your financial support and prayers are a tremendous blessing to this special Catholic community. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church office, after all Masses during the March 30th/ 31st weekend, or please contact Kristina Poust at poustk@olvcs.org  We hope to see you there!  If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Father Antony at antonys@ourladyofvictory.com

    OLV Vacation Bible School - July 15th - 19th... Life is Wild....God Is Good 

    • Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2019, 9:00am-12:00 Noon
    • Cost: $20.00 per child for the first two children registered from the same family. 
    • $10.00 for each additional family member. 
    • (Cost includes supplies & VBS Music CD-1 per family).
    We only have room for 80 children so register soon! • For Kids entering K – entering 5th grade. Registration form is attached. 
     

    Love in an Age of Loneliness: A Day Retreat on the Family; June 22nd 

    An opportunity to reflect on marriage and home life and be inspired by the Catholic vision for the family. Featuring talks by well-known speakers and authors Kimberly Hahn and Mike Aquilina, Mass with Bishop Mark, Confession, Adoration, and lunch. Saturday, June 22nd, starting at 9am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, PA. The first 100 to register will receive a free copy of The First Society by Scott Hahn. Spaces are limited. Register at: https://stjoeacad.org/love-in-an-age-of-loneliness/

     

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378220013011871/

    Registration page: https://stjoeacad.org/love-in-an-age-of-loneliness/

     

    Important Dates

    March 5, 2019: Tuition Due

    Saturday, March 24, 2019: Sibling Saturday Pictures

    Monday, April 8th-Friday, April 10th: Week of the Young Child

    Wednesday, April 10th: Preschool Mass with Fr. Antony and OLVCS

    Tuesday, April 16th: Easter Basket Blessings, T/R Classes, 4 year old 4 day

    Wednesday, April 17th: Easter Basket Blessings: MWF Classes, 3 year old M-F, PreK, 4 year old 5 day, 4 year old MWF (invited to attend at 10:15AM in the church baptistry)

    Friday, April 19th: No School Good Friday

    Monday, April 22nd: No School Easter Monday

    Tuesday, April 23rd No School Easter Tuesday.

     
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 3/15/2019

    Dear OLV Preschool Family,

     
    Although the ground hog may have been wrong about an early spring, it is nice to see some of the snow melting and the kids playing outside 
    again! We are excited to begin taking visits to Holmes Foster Park, climbing on our new playground, and exploring our beautiful OLV campus! God is good! 
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn
     

    Photos by Fara Lippencott

    We are excited to once again host Fara Lippencott for our spring pictures! Sign up for Sibling Saturday on March 23rd at https://doodle.com/poll/ecn34mi6dwmizgty for families who wish to have siblings photographed together. Individual preschool photos will be taken on the following days. All children will be able to have their photo taken. Parents may purchase photos once proofs are available. There is no charge to have the photo taken--only to order prints. 
     
    Thursday, March 21st: 2 1/2 year old T/R, 3 year T/R, 3 year M-F, PreK
    Friday, March 22nd: 2 1/2 year old MWF, 3 year MWF, 4 year 4 day, 4 year 5 day, 4 year MWF
     

    Lenten Service Project

    Our children have started learning about the beatitudes and are hard at work to earn pennies for their service project. Donations will help create educational resources that are needed. Additionally, Mr. Chris has donated a Tumblebus party to the class that brings in the most coins for kindness for the project. So far we have already raised over $120! Thank you all for your generosity!
     

    Summer Camp Registration OPEN

    Explore our world through books this summer at OLV Preschool! We can't help but think ahead to warmer days. Join us as we dance, play, read, build, and explore this summer at the OLV Preschool Summer Program. Program will be held Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-3:00PM from June 10-August 9.  Open to children ages 3 years - 6 years (entering 1st grade). Attached is the registration materials and the summer program manual. You can also pick up materials at the front office. Registration will remain open until filled and is available on a first come basis. 
     
    Enrollment for 19-20
    Please turn in your signed class assignment sheet to Ms. GiGi to reserve your child's spot for next year no later than next Friday, March 22nd. Several classes have a wait list. If you have friends or family members interested in enrolling, please encourage them to do so quickly to ensure placement. 
     
    We go through a lot of stuff . . .
    Donations of supplies help us keep our tuition lower and are always appreciated. We are running low on tissues, sandwich and quart size ziplock bags, and baby wipes. As we begin to see sunnier days (we hope!) we also appreciate donations of kid-safe sunscreen. 

    Tuition Assistance for 2019-2020

    If you would like to apply for tuition assistance for the coming school year, NOW is the time. All families seeking tuition support must submit an application for tuition assistance through the FACTS Grant and Aid system by March 15, 2019 to be eligible for first round awards. A link to the FACTS Grant and Aid system can be found at: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. 

    OLV Vacation Bible School - July 15th - 19th... Life is Wild....God Is Good 

    • Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2019, 9:00am-12:00 Noon
    • Cost: $20.00 per child for the first two children registered from the same family. 
    • $10.00 for each additional family member. 
    • (Cost includes supplies & VBS Music CD-1 per family).
     
    We only have room for 80 children so register soon! • For Kids entering K – entering 5th grade. Registration form is attached below:
     

    Love in an Age of Loneliness: A Day Retreat on the Family; June 22nd 

    An opportunity to reflect on marriage and home life and be inspired by the Catholic vision for the family. Featuring talks by well-known speakers and authors Kimberly Hahn and Mike Aquilina, Mass with Bishop Mark, Confession, Adoration, and lunch. Saturday, June 22nd, starting at 9am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, PA. The first 100 to register will receive a free copy of The First Society by Scott Hahn. Spaces are limited. Register at: https://stjoeacad.org/love-in-an-age-of-loneliness/

     

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378220013011871/

    Registration page: https://stjoeacad.org/love-in-an-age-of-loneliness/

     

    Important Dates

    March 5, 2019: Tuition Due

    Thursday and Friday, March 21-23, 2019: Fara Lippencott Pictures

    Saturday, March 24, 2019: Sibling Saturday Pictures

    Monday, April 8th-Friday, April 10th: Week of the Young Child

    Wednesday, April 10th: Preschool Mass with Fr. Antony and OLVCS

    Tuesday, April 16th: Easter Basket Blessings, T/R Classes, 4 year old 4 day

    Wednesday, April 17th: Easter Basket Blessings: MWF Classes, 3 year old M-F, PreK, 4 year old 5 day, 4 year old MWF (invited to attend at 10:15AM in the church baptistry)

    Friday, April 19th: No School Good Friday

    Monday, April 22nd: No School Easter Monday

    Tuesday, April 23rd No School Easter Tuesday.

     
     
     
     
     

     

     
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