From Mrs. Tosiello:
Ah, May a month of contrasts -
cool days, rainy days, and hot, humid days - a real New
England spring. The days are flying by now, packed
with many events, field trips, First Communion and of course
8th grade graduation activities.
I would like to congratulate
our 8th grade students for their beautiful and dramatic
portrayal of the Stations of the Cross; it is
truly the culmination of their spiritual growth here at OLA.
They are now ready to share their values and ideals with
others in the high schools they will attend next year.
On Monday, April 27th, grades
6, 7 & 8 received valuable information from a juvenile
advocate officer in the Essex District Attorney's office on
internet safety and the proper and improper ways of cell
phone messaging, texting and video usage. The goal of
this program is to educate and protect our young students in
the safety issues involved in the latest technology devices
available to them. It is our responsibility as a
school and home partnership to monitor our children and
instruct them in the ways of the world. This program
will be offered again next year as it was very well done.
Let the beautiful weather
continue giving us the energy to finish everything we
started in September.
Spiritual Happenings :
May 2nd - First Communion,
11:00 a.m. Pictures will be taken at 9:00 a.m.
May 4th - May Procession, 1:00
p.m. Parents are welcome
May 21st - Ascension Thursday,
Mass at 1:00 p.m. Grade 1 will be preparing the Mass.
Parents are welcome.
Tuition contracts were due
back April 8th. If you did not receive a contract in
the mail, please see Nancy Arrington in the school office.
Progress reports go home May
Graduation pictures will be
taken May 1st, please remember to bring in caps & gowns.
The summer uniform may be
worn. Shorts must be knee length, short shorts will
not be allowed. J. B. Edwards is also offering a navy
(gr. k - 6) or khaki (gr. 7 - 8) skort as an option for the
girls. Mrs. Arrington has samples in the school
Parents of preschool and
kindergarten children are required to submit a copy of birth
and baptismal certificates to the school office.
OLA 5th grade Girl Scout Troop
131 is collecting used baby monitors to donate to the Inn
Between shelter in Peabody. There will be a collection
box in the cafeteria for the month of May. Thank you
in advance for your help with our Bronze Award project.
Half Days and No School
May 6th - Noon Dismissal,
May 25th - No School, Memorial
CORI forms are available in
the school office. A new CORI form is required each year
whether or not you signed one the previous year. If
you don't sign a CORI form, you will not be allowed to
chaperone field trips or help out in classrooms.
Please stop by the school office with your license or