Weekly Wrap Up! Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Dawn Lorenz on 11/24/2020

Dear OLV Preschool Family,

My heart is so full. Thank you for making these last 12 1/2 weeks of in person preschool possible. It has been a joy to have our building full of light, and love, and laughter. 

As you know, last Friday we kicked off our Raise Craze #RaisingKindness2020. While we are working to raise money for our school by Acts of Kindness (AOK), please know that you and your children are helping to share much happiness during some dark times in our world. Thank you to those who have shared your talents, your gifts, and your donuts with our community. Because of your generosity we were able to help another family with Saint Vincent DePaul in addition to our 2 adopted families. A special thank you to Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy who raised $230 for gift cards that were also donated to our adopted families. I am so proud of you all. I am so grateful for you. 


This Thanksgiving may be different. I continue to urge you to keep up the good health practices so we can keep going. Most of all, I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving full of new memories and new traditions. 


Dr. Lorenz

Raise Craze Info

This is a unique way for us to raise money for our school while making an impact in our community. During this fundraiser, students ask friends and family for donations via the online Raise Craze platform while paying it forward serving others. What a great way for us to teach our students the importance of kindness and gratitude while raising much needed funds. Students will spend time serving, not selling!

 Enjoy Watching the Kick-Off Videohttps://raisecraze.com/resources/kick-off-presentation-elementary

 Registration Link: my.raisecraze.com/AZ573C8

  1. Enter your student’s name
  2. Select at least 3 Acts of Kindness
  3. Enter 5-10 email addresses of potential supporters. Raise Craze will send all emails, reminders and thank you notes. Emails will never be shared with third parties or used for marketing.

We are currently at $540 raised for our school through your Acts of Kindness! Thank you! Our goal is to raise $7,500 to meet all of our teacher's classroom wishes! 

Jared Boxes Available

While there are many types of Acts of Kindness one way OLV Preschool is sharing kindness with our community is through the creation of special Jared Boxes for patients on the COVID unit at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Our Jared Boxes are sure to comfort the COVID patients in our local hospital and this is a perfect way for #RaisingKindness2020 in our community.

To get started, you can request an empty plastic box at OLV Preschool. We will provide a list of suggested items to include in your box.  The list is also attached below to view. To learn about the Jared Box Project, visit www.thejaredbox.com

Temporary Afternoon Schedule Change

We continue to monitor information from the Department of Health and the CDC with respect to our community. Our goal is to continue to keep our preschool safe, healthy, and open. Given information available we will be temporarily suspending enrichment afternoons for the two weeks following Thanksgiving. This is the plan proposed in our initial Reopening Plan if substantial community spread had the potential to impact our school. Our temporary hours for November 30th-December 11th are as follows. Our normal schedule will resume December 14th. 

7:30AM-8:00AM Early Morning Drop Off

8:10AM-9:00AM Preschool Drop Off

9:00AM-11:45AM Morning Preschool

11:45AM-12:00PM Preschool Pick Up

Pick up procedures mirror our parent drop off procedures. Please use the back lot and remain in your vehicle and we will bring your child/ren to you. Buckle your child up, and wait to be given the OK to move forward. We ask that all parents also wear masks and practice social distancing at drop off as well as pick up. 


Don't forget us! Tuition is due no later than December 4th. We depend on tuition for our teacher payroll and appreciate your help. If you have your child enrolled in afternoon enrichment programming the fee for afternoon programming will be reduced by 50% to make up for the two weeks we are not holding the program. If you have questions regarding the amount due, please contact our front office. 

Gift Cards

Did you know buying gift cards can help support the preschool? You can still order gift cards from Giant, Weis, Sheets, Waffle Shop, Barnes and Noble, and Home D. available for purchase. Contact petersp@olvcs.org to place your order, and it will be available for you at parent drop off! 


When we return it is likely to be a little more chilly. We will continue to go outside until it is below a real feel of 25 degrees. When sending in coats, gloves, hats, etc with children please make sure to label all items. 

Important Dates

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

Monday, November 30th-Friday, December 11th: No Afternoon Enrichment

Friday, November 20th-Friday, December 11th: Raise Craze!

Monday, December 21st-Friday, January 1st: Christmas Break