Weekly Wrap Up

Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 2/28/2020

Dear OLV Preschool Family,

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up for our Color-a-Thon! As a reminder, this is our primary fundraiser and we need everyone's help. To guarantee a shirt and be eligible for prizes, sign up online before March 27, 2020 at http://shop.schoolathon.org/191633. Use group # 121049.
Donations are due in only 33 days! 
Look for a FAQ about our Color-a-Thon to come out through HiMama  early next week!
Staying healthy
With flu season in full swing, we ask you to keep children at home when they show any flu-like symptoms. If a child becomes ill at school (temperature greater than 100, vomiting, or diarrhea) they must be picked up within 30 minutes of parent notification either by parent or emergency contact. 
Safety first
Please, buckle up children immediately and be prepared to pull forward during parent pick up time at 11:30. It is important to keep our pick up line moving so cars are not backed up onto Westerly Pkwy.
Prayers for our Priests Lenten Project - Our Preschool would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our priests in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown throughout the Lenten season.   Our students have created single decade rosaries that we will be sending to all of our priests this week.  We will also be giving every child the name of a specific priest to remember in your prayers.  You will receive that information from your child's classroom teacher this week.  Thank you so much for being a part of such a special project.  If your family isn't interested in participating in our Prayers for our Priests, please send your paper back into school so we can connect that priest with another student.  Thank you and have a beautiful Lent!
Acts of Kindness for Fr. Antony's School in India - Last year, our preschool raised $2,000 to establish a computer lab at an elementary school in Father Antony's home village of Mylapuram, India.  We would love to help them again with some new educational resources.  We are encouraging our students to do acts of kindness to raise money for India.  Some examples are setting the table for a quarter or helping with a younger sister or brother for some change.  You can send in your donations all throughout the Lenten season directly to your child's classroom. Thank you in advance for our love and kindness!  This is a very special project for our preschool.  
Imagine what it'd be like when summer does come!
Summer registration is now open! OLV Preschool will have summer camp for children ages 3 years (as of March 30, 2020) to 6 years (entering 1st grade). Registration forms should be turned in no later than May 1st. Our camp will be open Monday-Friday from 8AM-3PM. Families registering will receive a summer calendar to designate days and times they would like to enroll. Summer registration forms are available on our preschool website. 
Thank you for getting in tuition on time. Please note, March 5th falls right before Spring Break. All payments need to be turned in on time as we will not be here the week of March 9th-13th. Tuition that is delayed until after spring break may incur a late fee. 
Read Across America
During the first week of March our preschool will celebrate National Read Across America Week! Check the flyer that came home this week for fun activities to celebrate at school.
Pick Up March 4, 2020
OLVCS will dismiss early on March 4, 2020 for their Middle States Accreditation visit. We ask that OLV Preschool families do not line up for pick up until 11:30AM  on this day to allow OLVCS students to safely board their busses. If you are picking up a sibling from OLVCS in addition to your preschooler, you may park in the back and use the main parent entrance for pick up on March 4, 2020. 
Annual Catholic Conference for Women
The 5th Annual Catholic Conference for Women at OLV will be Saturday, February 29 from 9am-3pm.  The conference includes a live talk by keynote speaker Stacey Sumereau, small group discussions, Confessions and Mass.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Please contact Melanie Smith at melanie.yonushonis@gmail.com to register or for more details. 
Important Dates
Monday, March 2nd-Friday March 6th: Read Across America Week
Wednesday, March 4th: OLVCS Early Dismissal Day-see pick up instructions 
Monday, March 9th-Friday March 13th: Spring Break: No School
Thursday and Friday, March 19th-20th: Forever Young Photography, School Pictures
Monday-Friday, March 23rd-March 27th: Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, March 27th: Color-a-Thon Donations DUE