Weekly Wrap Up! Week 10

Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 11/6/2020

Dear OLV Preschool Family,

This year has certainly brought with it a fair share of challenges and changes. As we end another week together our school is focusing on what we are grateful for during this very different time in our history. I am thankful for the dedicated educators I get to work with every day, and the smiles I get to see when children enter our school each morning. I am certain that the work we all had to put in this year to be face to face for a full two months makes me even more grateful for what we have. 
 
It is often hard to look beyond what is happening in our world and find the bright spots. I certainly don't want to discount what we have been through this year, but my challenge for all of us throughout November is to survey the blessings around us. Specifically, have the challenges we have faced during 2020 brought us any special, hidden gifts we would not have otherwise received? 
 
Blessings,
Dr. Lorenz
 
Order Now! 
Our Gardner's Candy sale helps us to purchase school supplies that we use throughout the year like construction paper, paint, glue, scissors, and laminating film. You can either hand in orders to the preschool by November 16th or  share our fundraising site with family and friends: GardnersCandiesFundraising.com with our Group ID # 10-1897. Online orders will be shipped directly to everyone who supports our sale online. 
 
Treat, no Trick
Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Drive Through Trick or Treat. It was such a TREAT to see all of the kids in costume. We do still have a few extra treat bags with OLV Preschool shirts available if you missed the event. Please let your child's teacher know if you would like one. 
 
Safe and Healthy
This is such a fun time of year with lots of family gatherings. Please remember that our school is only as safe as we all work to make it. We ask that you continue to wear masks at pick up and drop off, and request that you also practice social distancing and masking when out of school. When we all work together it will allow our school to remain open longer. 
 
Thanksgiving is for Giving
Each year OLV Preschool adopts families from the Saint Vincent DePaul Society. We are grateful that Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy will partner in this tradition with us this year. We will be adopting 2 families to support through Thanksgiving and Christmas. For Thanksgiving we ask that our students bring in nonperishable items or toiletries that can be gifted to our adopted families. These do not have to be Thanksgiving specific. After Thanksgiving we will send out information on special wishes our families have for Christmas. 
 
The Gift of Reading
Traditionally, next week we would host our Scholastic Book Fair. Although we are not able to hold our typical fair, we are excited to host a Virtual Scholastic Fair for our families! Please see the flyer at https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-PreK-booklist/F20-PreK-booklist.html#p=1 for more information. The online fair will run from November 9th-November 22nd. All orders will ship directly to your home. 

OLVCS Kindergarten Open House on Nov. 9th and 11th 

All parents/guardians of children who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall 2021 are invited to attend our Kindergarten Open House. There are two Open House sessions on each date: 5:00-5:30 PM and 5:30-6:00PM. Only 5 families will be permitted per classroom at each session. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949aeaa2cabf94-olvcs1.

If you would like to learn more about OLVCS Kindergarten, but would like a virtual option, please contact Ms. Cindy Kolarik at kolarikc@olvcs.org. 

Important Dates

Thursday, November 5th: Tuition Due

Monday, November 9th & Wednesday November 11th: OLVCS Kindergarten Open House

Monday, November 9th-Sunday, November 22nd: Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, November 16th: Gardner's Candy Money Due

Wednesday, November 25th-Friday November 27th: Thanksgiving Break