Weekly Wrap Up

Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 2/7/2020

Dear OLV Preschool Family,

February is an exciting time for us at preschool! Valentine's Day looms and we prepare for Ash Wednesday at the end of the month. But, the biggest thing on everyone's mind is our registration for the next school year, and summer camp! 
Please review our recommendations for a seamless registration experience for 20-21 below, and information regarding our summer camp. 
Volunteers for Open House
Each year we offer an open house for new families. During this open house we like for current parents to be available to provide tours, and answer parent-perspective questions. If you love our school and would like to help with our open house, and have your clearances we'd love to have your help. You can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090949ADAC28A6FC1-olvpreschool
Thank you to everyone who gets your tuition in on time! Remember, tuition is due no later than the 5th of the month. Your tuition pays our teacher's salaries  and building expenses. 
Fundraising Updates
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at Hoss's on 1/26. Hoss's donated $117.20 to our preschool! Another thank you for supporting our Box Tops for Education program. We received a check for $206.70 for our fall collection. Presently we are accepting box tops for our spring collection. Please turn in all box tops to Ms. Gigi no later than February 24, 2020. 
We are grateful for our very generous families, individuals, and businesses that help to support our school! Did you know tuition pays for teacher salaries and school expenses but is not enough for supplies, field trips, special events, and classroom updates? Your participation in our fundraisers greatly enhances the quality of programming and experiences we are able to provide for our students! 
OLV Preschool Color-a-Thon 5k and Family Fun Run 
Join us at OLV for a 5k and family fun run with a splash of color on April 18, 2020. Registration begins at 8AM with 5k and Fun Run beginning at 9AM. Registration is $30. This event is the primary fundraiser for OLV Preschool for the year. To guarantee a shirt, sign up online before March 27, 2020 at http://shop.schoolathon.org/191633.  Business sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Dr. Dawn Lorenz at lorenzd@olvcs.org. Funds raised will help with classroom supplies, school wide events, field trips, community outreach, and school safety improvements. 
Fara Lippencot at OLV Preschool
We are blessed to again host Fara Lippencot Designs at OLV Preschool. Individual student pictures will be taken on February 18th and 19th, and Sibling Saturday will be held on February 22nd. You must pre-register/prepay for Sibling Saturday sign ups. Sibling sessions will be $125 and deposit can either be used toward the purchase of all digital images, or toward a print package. Please see flyer below for a sample of her work. 
Sign up for Sibling Saturday (2/22) time here: 
Pay for Sibling Saturday (2/22) session here:
Registration Details
In house registration is coming soon! Classes do fill quickly and I encourage you to register as soon as possible when your window opens to ensure you get your top choice for program placement. 

Monday, February 10th: Priority Registration (current student and siblings - ALL classes) Open

Monday, February 24th: Open Registration begins
ALL registration is done at https://olvcs.schooladminonline.com/users/sign_in. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office. You will ONLY need to complete the Priority Registration Request Form. Access this form from the link under your students name that says "continue enrollment". This form allows you to select your top three choices for program placement. We do our very best to ensure each student is placed in his/her top choice. However, due to space limitations and ratio requirements, this may not always be possible. For this reason, please remember to select a second choice for your program. 
This form will be time stamped when you sign the form. Forms signed/submitted prior to midnight on the day of registration will go to the end of the line. 
Please, do not submit a new application for a returning student. New applications for returning students cannot be accepted.
When we finally do what frozen things do, in summer!
It may be chilly outside, but we are thinking about our summer program! Traditionally, we offer a summer camp to our students that runs the second week of June through August, Monday-Friday. To help us best accommodate our families, please complete the summer survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRC3WTS no later than Monday, February 10th. Summer registration will be available  after the priority registration window closes. 

How many toes does a horse have on each foot?  If you know, you could help your table win $400 at OLV Trivia Night, our annual evening of food, drinks, auctions, raffles, laughs, and (of course) trivia!  Friday, February 21, 2020.  Tickets are now only $35/each or $270/table for 8…price goes up to $40/each and $300/table on February 8th.  Proceeds benefit the OLVCS Athletic Program.  Purchase tickets and learn about all things OLV Trivia Night at www.olvcatholicschool.org/trivia  and follow and share us on Facebook.

Important Dates
Monday, February 10th: Priority Registration (current student) Open
Wednesday, February 12th: OLV Preschool Open House
Monday, February 17th: No School, Inservice
Tuesday, February 18th: All TR classes, 4 year 4 Day, 4 year M-F
Wednesday, February 19th: 3 yr M-F, all MWF Classes, PreK
Sunday, February 24th: Open Registration begins
Wednesday, February 26th: Ash Wednesday
Monday, March 2nd-Friday March 6th: Read Across America Week
Monday, March 9th-Friday March 13th: Spring Break: No School