Your Weekly 3 from OLP
Good Afternoon, Eagle Nation-
We did it! Although it looked (and felt) a lot different than previous school years, today we marked the completion of the 2020-2021 academic year at Our Lady of Peace. What began amidst uncertainty and fear, culminated today in joy, celebration and an optimistic outlook for next year. Thank you to all of the students, faculty, staff, and families who dug deep, followed the protocols, and made this school year possible. I hope you have a wonderful summer. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay tuned for the three things you need to know from OLP this week.
Paul Berry, Principal
P.S. Please note, the “Weekly 3” will transition to a “Bi-weekly Brief” over the summer months, in an effort to help keep your inbox clean, yet also keep you in the loop with all things OLP.
1) Congratulations Class of 2021!
On Thursday night, the Our Lady of Peace class of 2021 received their diplomas at their graduation Mass in the church.
Why It's Important:
Sixteen students have now officially become the newest Our Lady of Peace Alumni, as they embark on their next chapter in high school next fall. Last night’s commencement celebrated all of their accomplishments and hard work over the past decade, and marked an important step in their educational journey.
Please join me in congratulating these students (and their families) for achieving this milestone.
2) Summer Reading Games & Prizes
Mrs. Jameson (Our Lady of Peace Librarian & Info Lit Specialist) has provided a host of summer reading games designed to keep your student reading this summer. In addition, the OLP library will host summer hours (by appointment only) for students who wish to check out books.
Why It's Important:
While the summer provides an important time for students to rest and have fun, it is equally important to keep those reading muscles in shape, to ensure any progress made this last school year is not lost over the coming months. Students will be coming home today with various summer reading games (depending on grade level). Each challenge runs for one month, and any student that completes the challenge will be invited to a Summer Celebration at the OLP playground.
Keep reading and record your progress on the scorecards provided. Complete a challenge and send a picture of your completed scorecard to
including your name and grade recently completed. Stay tuned for more information regarding library summer hours and instructions on how to make an appointment to check out books. You can also request a new scorecard from Mrs. Jameson, should you need one.
3) Watch the 2021 OLP Spring Sing
Click the link below to watch the video of what would have been the Spring Concert, had we been able to gather in person.
Why It's Important:
While it’s sad that we were unable to see the show live, one silver lining of this experience is that there appears to be a lack of stage fright, as the students all appear to be singing loud & proud, which doesn’t always happen in front of a crowd of parents and grandparents. Congratulations to all of our OLP singers, and a special thank you to our music teacher, Ms. Abdenur.
Follow the link below and be sure to turn up your speakers. For the best experience, be sure to put the presentation in present mode.
Click to watch the 2021 Spring Concert
Weekly Peek: Here's a few pics of what's been happening inside OLP...
We know it has been tough for parents this year, not being able to walk through campus and see what has been going on. We fully understand that most children aren't prone to share much about their day at the dinner table. Therefore, we have decided to add a new section to the Weekly 3, called the "Weekly Peek" where we will include a few quick photos with the hopes of capturing some of the action on campus. Enjoy!
1) The fifth grade science class learned about force and how it is needed to get a monolith up from a laying position to a standing position using a simple machine.
2) Students from our middle school learned about the importance of volunteer service work in their religion class last week, and then paid it forward by weeding the grounds around the school's main entrance off of 11th Avenue.
3) Members of our Kindergarten class were a few of the first students to taste a slice of pizza from the Green Mill Pizza Cruiser on Tuesday, June 1st. The food truck was donated by a very generous parishioner and friend of Our Lady of Peace.
on Friday, June 4 at 2:51PM