Dear Parents of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy,
It has been a pleasure to welcome back all of the parents, students, and staff of Our Lady of Catholic Academy to a new school year and new beginnings. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer filled with relaxing and enjoyable time spent with family and friends. We are incredibly excited to begin a new year here at OLGCA. The last two weeks of school were wonderful! It was great to see the students filled with enthusiasm and reuniting with friends, teachers and peers. We welcome our new families to the OLGCA Community. During the last two weeks, we have already had many exciting events take place.
On Friday, September 7th, 2018, the students and teachers in grades one through eight celebrated Back to School by attending Mass with Fr. Marc. On Friday, September 14th, 2018, The Paul Effman Band Service came and performed a demo of a variety of instruments for the students in grades (1-8). This demo performance gave the students the opportunity to see what particular instruments they may be interested in learning, if they decided to join the band. The registration process is still ongoing, and the first band session with Mr. Sorentino will be on Tuesday, October 9th through June 2019. This is a great after-school club for those interested in learning an instrument or continuing to improve your skills.
On Thursday, September 20, 2018 you had the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and to get an overview of their educational program. This was a great night to learn about the day in the life of an Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy student. During the course of the school year, if you have a question or concern for the teacher, please do not hesitate to contact them. The teacher’s email addresses are all located on our website at www.olgcahb.org. During the meeting, I mentioned that we will be going through the Accreditation process through Advanced Ed. A component before the visit is to gather feedback from parents in regards to the climate and culture at Our Lady Grace Catholic Academy. I ask that you please complete the confidential survey by copying and pasting the link: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/81198/40042
Please continue to support our school through our various organizations. For more detailed information on how to register for these fundraisers, please visit our school website and find the Support Our School archive.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy has been and will continue to be a peanut-free environment. This means that every child is asked to bring snacks and lunches free of any peanuts or nuts. Also please remember that fast food is not permitted for lunch.
Please know that we greatly value home/school communication here at Our Lady of Catholic Academy. Parent involvement plays a critical role in our school’s success. Please continue to check Option C regularly to stay informed of your child’s academic progress.
Save the Date: OLGCA’s First Annual Oktoberfest Celebration will be taking place on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, from 6:00pm-10:00pm in the OLGCA Gym. Tickets can be purchased online at www.olgcahb.org, at OLGCA and at selected masses at OLG Church. I hope you, your family, and friends, can come out for this fun event.
I look forward to a very positive and productive year together!