The OLBSCA Christmas Concert, held on Thursday, December 13, featured students from Kindergarten through 8th grade sharing their musical talents with family, faculty, and friends. It was a beautiful and joyful evening, and the performers all did a wonderful job!
Join us on Thursday, December 6th for the OLBSCA Christmas Boutique from 12pm – 6pm!
Our 8th grade recently participated in an OLBSCA version of Shark Tank! The students used economics, mathematics, technology, graphic design, and engineering as they created their own businesses and prototypes. The young inventors and entrepreneurs put their critical thinking and public speaking skills to the test, presenting their inventions in front of the “board member sharks” in hopes of making a deal!
The students at OLBSCA collected canned good and nonperisables to donate to those less fortunate during this holiday season. We always feel so blessed when we help others; to know that we make a difference in someone’s life, especially during the holidays. The best way to spread holiday cheer is to help in any way we can and our families are a true example of that.
Our second grade class celebrated All Saints Day with the OLBS community last week by researching and dressing up as the saints that inspire them. At Mass, each student proudly shared his or her saint’s name and feast day. The great variety of saints that they students chose showed that holy people come from all backgrounds, nations, and times.
Neighborhood Coordination Officer Daniel Foran visited OLBSCA with McGruff the Crime Dog and Sergeant Kevin Colvin as a follow up to the Parent meeting on October 4 on bullying prevention. The students and teachers in grades 1 to 4 enjoyed the visit and had the opportunity to share their knowledge and ask questions. The Neighborhood Coordination Officers will be returning to school to speak with the rest of the Academy. Their next visit is scheduled for November 5 with Kindergarten as part of their Stranger Danger program.
Mrs. Randazzo’s Pre-K class went for a school tour. They were introduced to the program support staff and had them share how they are helpful. The students enjoyed becoming familiar with the principal, the director, the nurse, the secretaries, the custodians, and the security guard. They learned that these important adults take care of the school and the children.
On Thursday, October 4, Father Bob blessed the animals of students in Mrs. Ragusa’s kindergarten class to celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Please join us the annual blessing of the animals on Saturday, October 6, at 11:00am on the OLBS church steps.
This fall, take your child’s learning to the next level – right at OLBSCA! The Smart Global Solutions learning center is offering an enrichment program for children in grades 3 through 8, with a focus on math, reading, and writing.
There are just a few spots left in our ELA and Math Enrichment Program – download the form and register your child today!
Welcome back students, teachers, and families, to a great new school year! We’re excited for all the learning, sharing, and community building that is in store for all of us this year.
As you get settled in to school this September, be sure to follow OLBSCA on social media to keep up to date and to share your experiences as part of our community! Tag @OLBSCAPA in your posts and use #olbsbacktoschool to share your photos of the first days back in class!