Second Grade Prepares for Communion

In preparation for their upcoming First Communion, the second graders at OLBSCA celebrated “Bread Day/Night.” They prepared bread during the day, and then shared that bread with each other and their families that evening. 

All-Class Reunion April 21!

Calling all alumni! Please join us for the OLBSCA’s All-Class Reunion on Saturday, April 21st!

Reconnect with your old friends, neighbors, and classmates. Join us for Mass at 5pm in the Church, followed by a reception & dinner in the Auditorium at 6pm. Come one, come all!!!

Purchase your tickets online, or download and mail in this form. Please address any questions to olbsboard@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

New Grant for the String Ensemble

We are happy to share that the OLBSCA string ensemble was awarded a $500 grant by The Josephine Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase supplies to support the thirty-eight young musicians in the ensemble and enable them to expand their performance opportunities.

Learn more about our music program here!

Registration is open!

Registration is now open for the 2018 – 2019 school year! Join the OLBSCA community and spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

Math Bee at OLBSCA

On January 23,  the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participated in our annual Math Bee. All of the contestants did a wonderful job; Nicholas Fiocca, Logan Thompson, Angelina Calisi, John Gillespie, Andrei Musat, AJ Schoelles, Julia Angelo, Jack Chitos, Andrew Fiocca, Juliana Wicenlinski, Matthew Alayof, and Nicolas Perez. A big congratulations to our runner-up, AJ Schoelles and our first place winner, Andrew Fiocca! Andrew will go on to represent OLBSCA at the National Math Bee for grades 6, 7, and 8.

Hour of Code

OLBSCA students recently participated in the “Hour of Code,” an annual event that takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. This year, the Hour of Code was held on December 4 – 10.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify coding, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

At OLBSCA, we believe every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science.  Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog or how electricity works, it’s important for every student to have a chance to design an app or an algorithm, or learn how the Internet works.  Computer Science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity and by starting early, it is our goal that students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

 

It’s a Girl (Manatee)!

It’s a girl! Mrs. Marmo’s 3rd grade has adopted Ginger, a manatee!

Ginger frequents the west coast of Florida, south of Tampa Bay. She is known to winter at the
FPL plant in Tice, Florida, and she has been seen every summer since 1994 in the Marco Island
area. Ginger has two known calves, one of them named Ale!