News and Activities
Sister Josephine Receives The Cheverus Medal!
OLA's very own Sister Josephine received the Cheverus Medal from His Eminence Cardinal Sean O'Malley on Sunday, November 29th while friends and Faculty were present in her honor. The Cheverus Medal recipients are chosen for their service to the Church and God's people over an extended period of time who have done so in a quiet, unassuming fashion. Well deserved, Sister Josephine!
OLA Is Now Enrolling For All Grades!
OLA Drama Club Presents the Villain School!
The OLA Drama Club will present the Villain School by Brian D. Taylor on Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 PM and Sunday, December 6th at 1:00 PM in the OLA Church Hall. Admission is $7.00 per person. All friends and families are welcome!
High Honors for Sister Josephine!
We are pleased to announce that our very own Sr. Josephine will be
receiving this years annual Cheverus Award on November 29th at the
Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. The Cheverus Award recipient
is chosen for their service to the Church and God’s people. Sr.
Josephine exemplifies this very statement.
Sr. Josephine Harty was born and raised in County Waterford, Ireland and
entered the Sisters of St. Francis Convent in 1961. She was professed in 1964 in Philadelphia and after teaching for 17 years, was assigned to Our Lady of the
Assumption School in Lynnfield, MA in 1981 where she has been a 3rd grade
teacher for the past 34 years.
Her experience as an educator, caregiver and religious are unmatched.
For 51 years she has given of herself to the church, school and our
children. Former students never forget Sr. Josephine and those whose
life she has touched, always remember her fondly. She has truly built a
legacy of love at OLA. Thank YOU, Sr. Josephine, from the bottom of our
New Session #3 Enrichment Clubs Are Open For Registration
Deadline to register for the New Session #3 Enrichment Clubs is December 17, 2015. Click on the Enrichment Clubs Offerings for details. The Registration form is under the School Life Tab.
OLA Pays Tribute to Our Veterans!
Thank you all who attended the OLA Veteran's Day event with special thanks to Dr. Thorp, Mr. Jorge, the Lynnfield Knights of Columbus, as well as MAJ (R) Deborah Bowker, CSM (R) Robert Callender and the Army Junior Reserve Officer Corp from Revere High School for a memorable patriotic ceremony.
Calling All Cheerleaders!
OLA is still looking for our biggest fans who wish to be on our cheerleading squad for the 2015-2016 Basketball Season. The cost is $125.00 per student. If you are interested please email Karen Goscinak at email@example.com.
Shriners Pull-Tab Donations
Troop 65192 would like to let you know that the Pull-Tab collection program for this school year has begun! Last year, our numbers were over 100 pounds of pull tabs, Shriners was overwhelmed with our donations. Let’s do it again this year!
Additionally, Troop 65192 worked very hard on the Breast Cancer awareness fundraiser making the posters, pencils, bracelets, necklaces, and selling the cupcakes at lunch raising $430 to donate to this fundraiser. The girls also spent much of their free time and money earned form the Girl Scout cookie sales also donate to this cause.
Benjamin "Sonny" Tropeano Memorial Garden
As some of you may know, a former OLA student Benjamin "Sonny" Tropeano passed away suddenly this summer. He attended preschool and kindergarten at OLA. Andrew Walton, an OLA parishioner and senior at Essex Tech is working on his Eagle Scout Project for his troop (Troop 48 of Lynnfield). He is planning to create a Memorial Garden in front of the OLA School around the statue of the Blessed Mother in Sonny's memory. The plan will be to clean up the area around the statue and extend the flower garden on the left and right of the Blessed Mother. As part of the Eagle Scout project, Andrew has to raise funds to complete the garden. If you would like to make a donation, you can mail a check to the OLA Rectory, 17 Grove St, Lynnfield, MA 01940 directed to OLA Memorial Garden Project.
Knights of Columbus - Lynnfield
KOC function hall is now open for OLA family functions: Birthdays, Christenings, First Communion and Confirmation Parties, Graduation, Anniversaries, Sport Banquets and more. The hall can seat up to 80 adults
Please mail this flyer with name, contact information, and date of function. Or call 781-530-0612 for Reservation.
Important SMART and Education Loan Information
All families are required to enroll in SMART tuition. As stated in your tuition contract, all fees are responsibility of the family. The link to register for SMART Tuition is http://www.smarttuition.com/
Tuition payment questions should be directed to SMART tuition. Please call 888-868-8828 24 hours/365 days.
Information on Education Loans is provided through following link:
https://tuitionsolution.com/ and attached brochure.
Financial Aid Applications for each school year need to be completed by May 10the for the following year. A committee meets mid-May to review applications. The link to financial aid application is https://www.factstuitionaid.com/facts/gaindex
Any family having difficulty meeting tuition payments, must communicate their needs to the finance office, the Principal and the Pastor. Please contact one of these people and arrange an appointment. We are happy to discuss special arrangements for meeting your financial obligation.
The tuition payment/refund policy is also provided in the attached document.
OLA's Billboard Advertisement
OLA Also Has a Facebook Page and Twitter Account!
Be sure to visit the OLA Facebook page to click a "like OLA! This will increase publicity to enhance marketing the OLA experience.
Follow OLA on Twitter by adding @OLAEagles to your Twitter account. Look forward to informative tweets to be posted shortly!
OLA Recycle Fundraiser
Join the OLA Community and Terracycle to "upcycle" household items that are otherwise seen as trash! Check out this flyer for more information on the brigades that OLA is participating in this year to earn cash.
Items may be dropped off in the cafeteria at the Terracycle Brigade bins and check out Terracycle's FB page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/TerraCycle
Shop with Scrip and earn Tuition Credit
The Shop with Scrip program starts back up Monday, September 9th. Orders are placed each Monday at 9:00 am for delivery of cards on Friday of the same week. Tuition credit is calculated based on 50% of the rebate amount issued to the school by each vendor and issued for the following year.
Please consider using this program for your everyday purchases to support the school while reducing your overall expense. For more details, visit the Shop with Scrip page of our website.