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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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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 3/1/2019

    Dear OLV Preschool Family,

    February has been an exciting month at our preschool! This week we celebrated Read Across America Week and enjoyed Dr. Seuss books with our guest readers from OLVCS and OLV Parish. We also got to meet some of the hygienists from Pediatric Dental Care for Dental Health Month! AND because Lent begins next week, today we hid our "Alleluias" in a box to open when Easter comes again. 
     
    I pray you have a wonderful, safe spring break with your family--whether you are travels take you near or far, here or there, or anywhere.
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn

    Photos by Fara Lippencott

    We are excited to once again host Fara Lippencott for our spring pictures! She will be visiting our school on March 21st and March 22nd for individual pictures and will host a Sibling Saturday on March 23rd for families who which to have siblings photographed together. A portion of sales goes back to OLV Preschool. To see her work go to https://faldesignphotography.wordpress.com.  
     

    Lenten Service Project

    Today our classes "buried their Alleluia" in preparation for our upcoming Lenten season. Lent begins next Wednesday, March 6th. This year we will work with Fr. Antony to bring in money for school improvement projects at Roman Catholic Primary School in Fr. Antony’s home, Tirunveli, India. Children will be encouraged to learn about the Beatitudes and earn money for acts of kindness for the school. 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.

    Summer Camp for Preschoolers to rising 1st Graders 

    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). Registration packets can be picked up from the front office beginning March 13th. 
    Love our school? Tell your friends! 
    Open registration for new families begins March 1st. Classes fill quickly! Tours can be scheduled with the front office. 
     
    OLV Community

    March 8 & 9: Catholic Daughter's Indoor Yard Sale 

    The Our Lady of Victory Catholic Daughters are hosting a SUPER BIG indoor yard sale on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 9AM-2PM in the OLV Activity Center. Lots of unique and interesting items, including jewelry, toys, and Easter items. Great Spring Break event for the whole family! Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity and Housing Transitions.

     

    State College Community

     

    Hoop Stars

    Registration now open for Hoop Stars New March Madness Session of Hoop Stars Classes! All Classes start after spring break and feature the following:
    • Monday 6 pm class at Park Forest Baptist Church
    • Tuesday 11 am class at C3 Sports
    • Tuesday 6 pm class at Park Forest Baptist Church
    In addition - Hoop Stars is starting a Saturday morning class this weekend at the NEW Nittany Valley Sports Center!
     
    Simply contact Coach Dan to reserve a spot for your child.- hoopstarspa@gmail.com or 201-400-4597. See attached flyer for more info or visit the website at https://www.hoopstarspa.com/
     
    Raising Readers Book Drive with Centre County United Way
     The 3rd Annual Raising Readers Book drive coming up in just about a month!!  We have collected and given almost 6,000 books to children in Centre County!  Please see attached flyer for more information. 
     
    Important Dates
    Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Ash Wednesday
    Monday-Friday, March 4-8, 2019: No School, Spring Break
    March 5, 2019: Tuition Due
    Thursday and Friday, March 21-23, 2019: Fara Lippencott Pictures
    Saturday, March 24, 2019: Sibling Saturday Pictures
     
     

     

     
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 2/8/2019

    Dear OLV Preschool Family,

     
    Priority registration is always such an exciting week for us! I'm so grateful for all of your patience as we review all submitted re-enrollment forms and finalize class placements. Please remember, we do our best to provide everyone with their top choice, but all of our programs, teachers, and classrooms provide amazing opportunities for learning, playing, and growing together. Once we have finalized placements you will receive a notice in your child's folder for class assignments for next year. This typically happens in early March, but we are working diligently to get it out as soon as possible. 
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn
     
    Soup-er Family Night: Rescheduled
    In light of the weather, I was sad to need to post-pone our family soup night. I hope you will be able to join us for our rescheduled night on February 13, from 5:45P-6:45P. If you'd like to sign up, or modify your original sign up you can do so on the links below:
     
     
    PJ Day: Rescheduled
    We all want a chance to have a PJ Day. Since we missed it during CSW we will reschedule our school-wide PJ day to February 13. 
     
    Safety Reminders
    School safety is everyone's responsibility: Please be careful not to let people in behind you as you enter our doors. 
     
    Box Tops DUE
    Please turn in box tops for education no later than February 22, 2018. Our Fall box top drive raised an extra $279.40 for our school!
     
    Love our school? Tell your friends! 
    Open registration for new families begins March 1st. Classes fill quickly! Tours can be scheduled with the front office. 

    Summer Camp for Preschoolers to rising 1st Graders 

    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). Registration will begin in March and remain open until filled. For more information contact Dr. Dawn Lorenz at lorenzd@olvcs.org.

    Trivia Night is fast approaching 

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 6:30PM in the OLV Gymnasium. 

    Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased NOW ONLINE at www.olvcatholicschool.org/trivia

    Proceeds benefit the OLVCS Athletic Program.

     

    Rising Kindergartners for OLVCS: 

    Meet the Parent Teacher Group Opportunity

    PTG Uniform Sale & PTG Open House (meet the PTG Officers) in the Activities Center

    February 20th (Wednesday) 5:30-7:30pm

    February 21st (Thursday) 2:30-4:30pm

     

    Important Dates
    February 18, 2019: No School, In-Service
    March 1, 2019: Open Registration
    March 5, 2019: Tuition Due
    March 4-8, 2019: Spring Break, No School
     
     
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 2/1/2019

    Dear OLV Preschool Family,

     
    Fr. Antony tells us, "Do good. Be good. You are good." I am deeply touched at how kindest has spread through our hallways this week in celebration of Catholic Schools Week. I am grateful for the families who brought in soup for the Food Bank (106 cans! See our picture below!); for OLVCS for opening your doors and hearts to our preschoolers for book buddies and the annual student-teacher volleyball game, and to students of Saint Joe's who joined our classes, and spent time cleaning and disinfecting walls, doorknobs, and stair-ways. Thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful week.
     
    Blessings,
    Dawn
     
    Adress or Phone Number Changes?
    Please notify the office of any changes to address or phone number. We use this information to notify you of emergencies, cancellations, and delays.  
     
    Soup-er Family Night: Rescheduled
    In light of the weather, I was sad to need to post-pone our family soup night. I hope you will be able to join us for our rescheduled night on February 13, from 5:45P-6:45P. If you'd like to sign up, or modify your original sign up you can do so on the links below:
     
     
    PJ Day: Rescheduled
    We all want a chance to have a PJ Day. Since we missed it during CSW we will reschedule our school-wide PJ day to February 13. 
     
    Box Tops DUE
    Please turn in box tops for education no later than February 22, 2018. Our Fall box top drive raised an extra $279.40 for our school!
     
    Priority Registration Window
    Registration is fast approaching. If you have a child enrolled currently in our 4 year program, registration for PreK is open to you February 5. Registration is open to all students beginning February 6. When your registration window opens, you should log on to School Admin and complete the Priority Registration Request Form. This form will not be available until it is time for priority registration. Open registration begins March 1st. 
     
    Love our school? Tell your friends! 
    New families are invited to our open on February 6, 2019 from 9:30AM-11:00AM. This is an excellent time to see our school, meet with current families, and get questions answered about preschool. 
     

    Summer Camp for Preschoolers to rising 1st Graders 

    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). Registration will begin in March and remain open until filled. For more information contact Dr. Dawn Lorenz at lorenzd@olvcs.org.

    Trivia Night is fast approaching 

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 6:30PM in the OLV Gymnasium. 

    Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased NOW ONLINE at www.olvcatholicschool.org/trivia

    Proceeds benefit the OLVCS Athletic Program.

    Every Pledge Counts, Make Yours Today! 

    Help us reach our fundraising goal for the School Improvements Project. This project will make vital upgrades and renovations to our school building so that will enable it to meet the needs of the whole OLV parish community for many years to come. To make an online pledge or to download a pledge card, go to www.olvcatholicschool.org/pledge
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  • Catholic Schools Week 2019

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 1/25/2019

    Service Project: Soup cans for State College Food Bank

     

    Sunday: Spread Kindness Like Confetti!  Catholic Schools Week Kick Off!

    • What to wear? OLVCS students should wear mass uniforms; preschoolers should wear preschool t-shirt or light blue shirt.
    • What to look forward to? 9:30AM Mass followed by OLVCS Open House at the big school gym for coffee and donuts. 
    • What to do? Dine at Kelly's Steak and Seafood between 5P-8P. Mention OLV Preschool and 10% of your total food purchase will be donated to our school!

    Monday: Spread Kindness Through Our World

    • What to wear? Walk-a-thon shirts
    • What to look forward to? Opening assembly in OLVCS Gym at 7:50am. Early drop off preschoolers will walk over to the big school gym for a special celebration

    Tuesday:Spread Kindness Through Classmates

    • What to wear? Crazy socks, silly hats, etc.
    • What to bring? Soup cans for Food Bank
    • What to look forward to? OLVCS 8th graders will visit our Preschool classes to share a special reading time. 

    Wednesday:Spread Kindness Through Our Families

    • What to wear? A solid color shirt--determined per class
    • What to bring? Last day to bring in soup cans
    • What to look forward to? “Soup-er Family Night” at OLV Preschool 5:45PM-6:45PM

    Thursday:Spread Kindness to Rectory

    • What to look forward to? Card making for priests at rectory and office staff
    • What to wear? PJ Day at Preschool Only; OLVCS Students wear School Uniforms

    Friday:Spread Kindness Through Sportsmanship

    • What to wear? Favorite Sports Shirt or Jersey
    • What to look forward to? OLVCS Volleyball at 1:30PM for ESP and Afternoon Students; St. Joe’s students visit preschool classes in the morning
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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 1/25/2019
    Dear OLV Preschool Family,
     
    We are slip-sliding our way into Catholic Schools Week. This is the one time we celebrate our school in conjunction with the 5,158 (K - 8) Catholic Schools across the nation.

    We have an exciting week planned beginning with Mass at 9:30AM on January 27th. After Mass, OLVCS will have an Open House in the gym, with coffee and donuts. Stop by the preschool table to receive a special gift from your school! The "big" school will be open to take a look around. 

    Then, dine at Kelly's Steak and Seafood between 5P-8P. Mention OLV Preschool and 10% of your total food purchase will be donated to our school! 

    We will be celebrating all week! See the attached flyer for more information on what to wear, what we're doing, and what to ask.

    Blessings,

    Dawn

    Don't forget!

    OLV Preschool is collecting Soup Cans for the Food Bank. Let's see if we can collect more than OLVCS! Remember to bring in your soup cans by Tuesday, January 29th!

    Soup-er Family Night
    Last chance! We need your help to make our Soup-er Family Night a hit! Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y6welphe and let us know if you can make it! Come enjoy a fun evening with our preschool family on January 30 from 5:45PM-6:45PM. You can sign up to bring an item to share with your class through the links below:
     
     
    Box Tops DUE
    Please turn in box tops for education no later than February 22, 2018. Our Fall box top drive raised an extra $279.40 for our school!
     
    Priority Registration Window
    Registration is fast approaching. If you have a child enrolled currently in our 4 year program, registration for PreK is open to you February 5. Registration is open to all students beginning February 6. When your registration window opens, you should log on to School Admin and complete the Priority Registration Request Form. This form will not be available until it is time for priority registration. Open registration begins March 1st. 
     
    Love our school? Tell your friends! 
    New families are invited to our open on February 6, 2019 from 9:30AM-11:00AM. This is an excellent time to see our school, meet with current families, and get questions answered about preschool. 
     

    Summer Camp for Preschoolers to rising 1st Graders 

    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). Registration will begin in March and remain open until filled. For more information contact Dr. Dawn Lorenz at lorenzd@olvcs.org.

    Crum Family

    Crystal Crum, mother of Landon (3rd grade) passed away, Saturday, January 19th. Crystal was an active volunteer at OLV and Landon is an OLV Preschool alumni. We offer our continued prayers to the Crum Family. In addition to our collective prayers OLVCS will collect restaurant/grocery store gift cards, and cash, checks (made out to OLVCS), to help the defray medical costs. These can be dropped off to Ms. GiGi or taken directly to OLVCS. 

    Trivia Night is fast approaching 

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 6:30PM in the OLV Gymnasium. 

    Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased NOW ONLINE at www.olvcatholicschool.org/trivia

     

    Proceeds benefit the OLVCS Athletic Program.

     

    Every Pledge Counts, Make Yours Today! 

    Help us reach our fundraising goal for the School Improvements Project. This project will make vital upgrades and renovations to our school building so that will enable it to meet the needs of the whole OLV parish community for many years to come. To make an online pledge or to download a pledge card, go to www.olvcatholicschool.org/pledge
     
    Important Dates
    January 28-February 1, 2019: Catholic Schools Week
    February 5, 2019: PreK Priority Registration for enrolled 4 year olds
    February 5, 2019: Tuition Due
    February 6, 2019: All School Priority Registration
    February 6, 2019: OLV Preschool New Family Open House
    February 18, 2019: No School, In-Service
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