Peace Post Monday, November 18, 2019
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is a caring, collaborative community educating students to be critical thinkers and thoughtful leaders. We nurture the whole child, preschool through eighth grade, with challenging, forward-thinking curriculum, preparing students to respond to Christ’s call to build peace at home, in school, in the community, and in the world.
JINGLE AND MINGLE!: Sunday, November 24th, 5:00-8:00 PM
November Release Day: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
OLP Musical: Dear Edwina Jr.: Friday, December 6th at 1 PM & 7 PM and Saturday, December 7th at 5 PM
Midquarter: Wednesday, December 11th
Barnes and Noble Book Fair: Saturday, December 14th
OLP Christmas Market: Tuesday, December 17th, 9 AM-2 PM
ELP-8th Grade Christmas Concert: Thursday, December 19th, 5:45 PM
Last week, I spent time talking to the middle school students, 5th through 8th grade, about learning to learn. I admitted, via stories regarding a young Mr. Berry, that I was not always the best student. There were many times throughout my journey of schooling where I would become overwhelmed and coped with stress and anxiety in unhealthy ways (no, I was not sniffing the scented markers...I know that is what you were thinking as that might explain a lot). When faced with stress or uncertainty, I would use avoidance to cope. If I could just avoid making too large of a ripple in the water no one would notice me, and therefore, expectations would be minimal. I never really believed in myself or thought I was smart enough to rise to the occasion. If only my parents made a penny every time they heard "Well, Paul is a nice kid but I just don't think he is working to his potential.".
My point with the middle school students was this: I regretted not taking school seriously enough to learn about the foundational skills of learning to learn earlier in my schooling career.
(Sidebar: Mom and Dad, every penny you invested into 13 years of Catholic school did not go for nothing, I promise!
) Learning to follow and adhere to the school uniform policy is important! Engaging in the class and participating is critical. Concentrating on focusing and being an active learner in the classroom will have an exponential impact on a student's educational growth! Being kind and supportive of our classmates teaches us compassion and empathy. Writing a full sentence is not "dumb". Hard work is not looked down upon, it is revered in the real world! These are only a few of the learning to learn skills that we, as a community, need to be imparting on our students.
I have challenged the middle schoolers to be active and engaged in their learning in simple ways like tucking in their shirts, walking in the hallways, and using inside voices even when they are excited. Small strides can lead to big change!
Jingle and Mingle!
We would be grateful and excited to have you join us!
: Jingle and Mingle
: Seven Resturant
: Holiday kick-off event. Dinner, drinks (cash bar), and a silent auction
: Sunday, November 24th (ticket sales
tonight at 9 PM)
Jingle Mingle you say...(click me for tickets!)
Cabin Game Night!!
Adults from the church and school community are invited to join the Men’s Club in Pates Hall Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm for a night of cabin games! Cribbage, Hearts, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Euchre… bring along your favorite. We’ll provide some snacks and beverages; you bring along games, friends, and spouses (Let us know if you are coming so we have enough food and drinks)! The more the merrier, so invite your neighbors, co-workers, and family!
December Hot Lunch!
day for orders is Monday, November 25th!
Click me for the best hot lunch in town!
November Release Day!!
Turkey Day is just around the corner! Are you ready? Well, if not, sign your student up for an OLP Release Day on Wednesday, November 27th for some TURKEY fun so you can get your TURKEY errands completed! The students will have turkey games, turkey arts and crafts, and turkey snacks (yummy)!
Sign your TURKEY up here! (CLICK ME)
All are invited to bring an item for your Thanksgiving table to be blessed to the Thanksgiving Mass on
Thursday, November 28 at 10 am!
For Thanksgiving this year, our collection will be donated to support the Arch Diocese for the Military Services.
Get Ready for Advent!
Did you ever wonder what makes Advent different from Christmas?
How about what those four candles signify?
What about that Sunday when the colors switch from pink to purple?
This year we are offering a short ten-day email series before Advent begins so you can learn all about this important, but often misunderstood season.
Click here to join the group and start receiving these emails on November 21.
Scholarship Opportunities for 20-21 (updated!)
Many of our families have taken advantage of the Schulze Early Learning Scholarship Program and so should you.
New 2020-2021 flyer attached!
ELP Scholarship Opportunity
Calling all students! Would you like to design the cover for the 2019-2020 yearbook? We’d love to see your creations! Click the PDF to learn more about the contest!
Yearbook Cover Contest.pdf
ELP partners with K-8th grade, monthly, to participate in Peace Builders activities. We value the importance of creating a kind, Christian community for our entire student body, therefore, we work as a team to spread the goodness!
Stay tuned! More "Did You Know?" to come regarding our wonderful Early Learning Program and our K-8 classrooms!
Remaining Release Days!
Wednesday, November 27th (Thanksgiving)
Monday, December 23rd (Christmas Break)
Friday, December 27th (Christmas Break)
Monday, December 30th (Christmas Break)
Thursday, January 2nd (Christmas Break)
Friday, January 3rd (Christmas Break)
Monday, January 20th (MLK Day)
Monday, February 17th (President's Day)
Monday, March 23rd (Spring Break)
Tuesday, March 24th (Spring Break)
Wednesday, March 25th (Spring Break)
Thursday, March 26th (Spring Break)
Friday, March 27th (Spring Break)
on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 4:01PM