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May 11 (Friday) Amazing Survivor Race 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

May 17 (Thursday) PTO Fundraiser at Fuddrucker's in Reading (in Jordan's) from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

May 18 (Friday) Teacher In-Service - Noon Dismissal

May 18 (Friday) Progress Reports will be sent home

May 28 (Monday) Memorial Day - No School

June 4 (Monday) 3 & 4 year-old Preschool Moving-On Ceremony in School Hall 9:00 AM (Mrs. Gabriel)

June 5 (Tuesday) 4-year old Preschool Moving-On Ceremony in School Hall 9:00 AM (Mrs. Yobaccio)

June 7 (Thursday) 8th Grade Banquet in School Hall 6:00 PM

June 8 (Friday) 8th Grade Graduation in Church 6:00 PM

June 11 (Monday) Kindergarten Moving-On Ceremony in School Hall - 9:00 AM

June 15 (Friday) Last Day of School - NOON DISMISSAL

News and Events

OLA Alumni - Now Malden Catholic High School Class of 2012!

The following OLA Alumni are members of Malden Catholic's Class of 2012 and will be graduating in May. We are so pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these outstanding students and wish them well at their respective colleges and universities. Congratulations!
Malden Catholic High School Class of 2012 Graduates
Andrew Couillard - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
William Crow - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Alexander Iascone - Harvard University
Waleed Jeha - Northeastern University
Ryan Kerivan - New England Institute of Art
Jordan Noone - Springfield College

Student Council News

Feeding the Hungry and Earning Money

The Our Lady of the Assumption School Student Council is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the grand prize of $1,000 in the annual Hannaford Market Food Drive. Each year, the organization which raises the most money and purchases the most food for local pantries during the drive receives this grand prize. Combined with Hannaford’s “cash back” rewards, the food drive has now brought in more than $2,500 to O.L.A. in addition to feeding hungry families on the North Shore. The student council wishes to thank all those who contributed last fall for their generosity!

Parish Social Club Visits School

The Our Lady of the Assumption School Student Council recently hosted members of the parish social club for coffee and entertainment. The social club members enjoyed meeting students and listening to 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade students sing songs. After refreshments and music, student council 8th graders took social club members on tours of the classroom. The event was a fun and entertaining way to connect all those young and old who make up the Our Lady of the Assumption community. The student council wishes to thank Mrs. Burns for organizing the event and Mr. Mitchell for directing the music.

Clothing Donations

The Student Council is collecting donations of casual pants, sweatpants, and hooded sweatshirts for men, women, and children of all ages and of all sizes.  These donations will help others.  There is a box in the cafeteria to deposit them.  We will collect until the end of May.

Thank you for your help!

We Have a New Principal!

Dear Parents and Students,
We have a new principal. He is Mr. James J. Grocki, Jr. He accepted the position I offered him on Sunday, April 29, 2012. He did so with his characteristic enthusiasm. He expressed his appreciation for this trust placed in him by the unanimous recommendation of the members of our Search Committee drawn from both our school and parish community, by the staff of the Office of the Superintendent of Schools in Braintree, and by me. He will bring us a Mathematics and Business academic background. He has his Certificate in School Administration from Emmanuel College in Boston. At present he teaches at Malden Catholic High School.

In your name and mine, I welcome Jim to Our Lady's School as principal. He has our thanks, indeed, and our prayers.

Gratefully yours,
(Rev) John E. Farrell, S.T.D.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Calling all singers, lip-synchers, dancers, musicians, tumblers, and more! It’s time for the annual O.L.A. Talent Show!

All 4th-8th Graders are invited to audition. The Student Council will select the finalists. All talents are welcome within the boundaries of good taste.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, May 9th in the cafeteria beginning at 2:50 p.m. A CD player, iPod speakers, and electrical outlets will be available.
The finals will take place at a school assembly on a date to be determined. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the classrooms.

Thank you and GOOD LUCK!!!
Casino Royale - A Tremedous Success - Thank You!

OLA's Casino Royale was scheduled for Thursday, April 26th from 7-11 pm at the Kowloon in Saugus.  It was a fun-filled evening of gaming, some laughs and generous support for our school.  Check out the event's Program Book for the full listing of items and activities! Our most heartfelt thanks to all our supporters and benefactors!  Through your generosity we were able to generate $31K for our school to be used to purchase new computers for our classrooms and help reduce our operating deficit as outlined at the beginning of the school year. 

Harvest of Hope

Harvest of Hope is a program where the Student Council is collecting donations of casual pants, sweatpants, and hooded sweatshirts for men, women, and children of all ages and of all sizes.  These donations will help others.  There will be a box in the cafeteria to collect the clothing until the end of April.

St. Mary's H.S. Announces New OLA Scholarship Program

Thank you to the Mosakowski Family Foundation for providing this scholarship to OLA students attending St. Mary's High School.  The scholarship is "a $1,000 annual award, renewable for 4 years, with a total value of $4,000."  For additional information, please contact Chris Aldrich, Director of Enrollment Management at (781) 586-2070 or [email protected].

Lunch Minder

The wait is over! The student I.D. cards have arrived, and we are ready to launch the new hot lunch program.  Click here for details.

OLA Cadette Troop Sponsors Anti-Idling Policy

The 7th grade Cadette Troop 60713 would like to inform the OLA community of a new “No Idling Policy” that has been approved by school administration.The troop will be putting up signs around the school to remind parents not to leave their cars running while waiting to pick up students in the parking lot.Idling causes dangerous fumes to be emitted and can be a serious health hazard.We ask for your cooperation in this endeavor which will help us all breathe a little easier.

OLA Cadette Girl Scout Troop 60686  Shriners Pull Tab Program

OLA Cadette Girl Scout Troop 60686 will be sponsoring the Shriners Pull Tab Collection Program again this year.  Collect your pull-tabs on beverage cans and bring them to your homeroom every Friday starting November 4th.  For more details, please click here.

OLA Youth Choir directed by Mr. Mitchell


OLA Family Referral Program

Our Lady of the Assumption School would like to announce that it is embarking on a multifaceted Marketing and Enrollment Campaign designed to promote the transformative, faith-based educational experience of our school to prospective parents in the communities we serve. While a good idea in even a robust economic environment, this enrollment initiative is a proactive response to declining enrollments affecting every private educational institution, including ours. It includes an Advertising Campaign, a Series of Open Houses, and a Parent Referral Program. Because the proven, most reliable form of advertising is "word of mouth," YOU PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE SUCCESS OF THIS CAMPAIGN!

Parents, teachers, students and staff participated in the first Open House of the new school year on August 14, 2011. The inquiries and visits were very encouraging. The Open House was supported by coordinated advertising in local newspapers serving Peabody, Lynn, Saugus and Lynnfield. Future Open Houses are scheduled for Sunday, November 20 and Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Over the years, parents have been the best "advertisers" of OLA because you have witnessed, first-hand, the spiritual growth and academic achievement of your own children. We hope that you will continue, or in some cases begin, to share your excitement and enthusiasm for OLA with others. To that end, we are pleased to introduce a Family Referral Program. Current OLA families will be eligible to receive a $500 tuition credit for the 2012-2013 school year for each new student who enrolls (in K-8) as a result of a referral. Faculty and staff who refer students are also eligible to participate. Details and conditions of the program are available by clicking here.

OLA greatly appreciates the steadfast support of our school families who not only invest financially in their children's education, but who also volunteer countless hours in faithful service to the OLA school. Your commitment and dedication to OLA is truly humbling.


Fr. Jack Farrell, Pastor


Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our school is participating in a recycling fundraiser by collecting used cell phones and empty print cartridges to raise money for OLA.

Unlike other fundraising projects, there is nothing to buy. This recycling program is a safe, simple and easy way to raise money and help the environment at the same time by reducing the amount of non-biodegradable waste in our landfills.

Did you know:

  • Over 100 million cell phones will be thrown out this year alone;
  • Printer cartridges create over 1.9 billion pounds of non-biodegradable waste; and
  • One cell phone can pollute up to 34.9 gallons of water?

Can we count on your help? It's easy!

Please collect used cell phones and empty inkjet print cartridges, laser toner, copier toner, fax toner and multi-functional printer cartridges from your home, work, co-workers and neighbors. Send them to school with your child. Collection boxes are located in the school office.

If you have cell phones to donate, please erase all data. But don't worry—as an extra security measure, the recycling company will double check to make sure all data is deleted.

There is no cost to our school to participate in this recycling program, so 100% of the proceeds will benefit OLA.

Our goal is to ship out our first collection of cell phones and cartridges in November so could you please help us out?

This is going to be a great way for our school to raise money and help the environment.

Thank you for your continued participation.

Nancy Arrington

Recycling Coordinator for Our Lady of the Assumption School


[email protected]

PS: This is an ongoing fundraiser; so when you have more cartridges and cell phones ready, please let me know!