Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

Our Lady of the Rosary School
October 15, 2014
Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart
Gospel Value: Peacemaker
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”
John 14:1
Dear OLR Families,
As the warm days wane, we are blessed with the season of fall upon us. We can enjoy the gifts of
God’s creation in the beautiful fall colors all around us. The warm days that we have experienced
have energized all of our students as we celebrate All Hallows Eve, which leads us to All Saints’ Day
on Nov. 1. Our energy will be put to good use this month as October is filled with so many new
things to do and skills to learn!
This month our talented faculty and staff launched the preliminary work for our upcoming
WCEA/WASC accreditation process. This included assigning various roles to each member and as a
collective group, reviewing and discussing possible revisions to our School Mission Statement,
Philosophy, and Student Learning Expectations. This overall accreditation process involves the
faculty, staff, administration, board members, parents, and students and the focus of our work is on
the assessment of student success at OLR in our Catholic Identity, Student Learning Expectations,
and mastery of students’ academic growth. We will analyze the data from our students’ academic
achievement and by listening to the feedback we hear from the entire OLR community. Our work will
take over one and a half year’s to complete, but we are excited about the opportunity of showing our
Visiting Committee in the spring of 2016 all of the engaging work our students do at OLR!
Entertainment books are on sale through the month of October. The books are $30 each and offer
thousands of dollars of savings on dining, local attractions, travel, shopping, and so much more! We
will be selling Entertainment books from the School Office, after masses, and online. Please see
Mrs. Chacon if you need additional Entertainment books to sell or to purchase. OLR gets 50% of all
sales. We ask that each family sell at least two books. Ask you relatives, neighbors, and friends if
they would like to save money on a variety of activities to do around the bay area. You can also use
the order form that is sent home in today’s family envelope. What a great way to support our school!
Finally, enclosed in today’s family envelope are two revised pages to the handbook. Please insert
these pages into your binder. The first is an updated Faculty page and the second page contains
important information regarding tuition refunds.
Trust in the Lord,
Maureen Christensen
Important Dates to Remember:
Gospel Value: Peacemaker, Saint: St. Francis of Assisi, Prayer: Prayer of St. Francis
Early Dismissal 2:00 p.m./School Board Meeting
All School Liturgy 8:15 a.m.
Early Dismissal 2:00 p.m.
Lifetouch Makeup Pictures
Faith Family Liturgy 8:15 a.m.
Early Dismissal 2:00 p.m.
Halloween Parade 11:30/Noon Dismissal/ELP is open
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Information and Reminders:
OLR Students Clean Up California’s Coast
Did You Know? OLR offers all of our families an opportunity to receive your registration fee refunded to you.
All you need to do is refer one new family to register a child at our school! So please . . . go out and spread the
word about OLR and receive your registration fee back in cash!
Our Lady of the Rosary Facebook Page: Be sure to check out OLR’s Facebook page and “like” Our Lady of
the Rosary School on Facebook.
Congratulations! We would like to congratulate the family of Anthony O’Singh (8th grade) who won the School
Raffle prize of $500.00!
Friday Hot Lunch is Back! Our Friday Hot Lunch program is back! Please complete the attached order Hot
Lunch Order form so that your child(ren) can enjoy our Friday lunch. Last week’s Burger King meal was a huge
Back by Popular Demand - Movie Night is Back – November 7, 2014 at 6 p.m.:
Parents, please join us for an evening of fun as we come together to enjoy good food,
yummy treats, and an entertaining movie with other OLR families and friends!
More details coming soon.
Halloween – A “Spook-tacular” Time at OLR
Students are allowed to wear their favorite costume to school on Halloween! Please be reminded that students
must wear appropriate costumes to school. Parents, please avoid purchasing or making any costumes with
masks, weapons, or blood. This is a Minimum Day (12:00 p.m. Dismissal) and our ELP will be open. OLR
students are sure to have a “fang-filled” day!
Jr. High Students Need Your Help!
Our Junior High students need empty coffee cans and soda bottles of all sizes to use in Science Lab
experiments. Please drop your empty coffee cans and soda bottles in the 8th grade classroom. Thank you!
Prayers Needed: Please keep these families in your prayers –the Elizalde family (Casandra-7, Eric-1), the
Fierro family (Nicholas-4), and the Flores family (Samy-4, Camila-1). We pray in gratitude for all of our OLR
families and ask God’s blessings upon them. We pray for those who are in need of God’s assistance at this
moment, including all of our family members who are ill. May they put their trust in Lord and renew and
strengthen their faith in Him.
Mark your calendars!
Annual Halloween Parade – Friday, Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m./Minimum Day Dismissal – Parents, please join
us for our annual Halloween parade! Students may wear costumes to school (no weapons, masks, blood, or
inappropriate “teen” costumes will be allowed). We look forward to a “Spooktacular” time!
Movie Night – November 7, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Week/No School – November 24 - 30