Come be part of OLA's Coding Club (the building blocks of computer programming).
Explore MIT's Scratch coding program with Mrs. Gaeta and Mrs. Millar on Thursday afternoons. The $75.00 fee for each student will be used to purchase new computers for the OLA Computer Lab. Club size is limited to 10 participants. Grades 4 - 8
Lynnfield Collaborative Christmas Concert
The Lynnfield Collaborative Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 15th at 2:30 pm at St. Maria Goretti Church. This concert is a fundraiser for Our Lady of the Assumption School. For more information, please click on the flyer below.
Congratulations to Jack O'Brien on wining the Sportsmanship award for Malden Catholic's Annual Brother Anthony Basketball Tournament.
Craft Fair Announcement
Has generously donated a Sundae Bar for our Sugarplum Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec 7th with all proceeds going to the school!
Philippine Relief Fund - Typhoon Haiyan
Our Lady of the Assumption School Student Council recently organized and ran a No Uniform Day (NUT Ticket) to raise funds to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. With the cooperation of our student body, a total amount of $1,700 was raised and donated to the American Red Cross. A representative from the Red Cross came to collect the funds and express their appreciation for this donation.
Open House - Student Projects
Calling on All Alumni to Establish a Special Scholarship Fund!
This year's Christmas Concert will take place on Sunday, December 15th at 2:30 PM at the St. Maria Goretti Church. Take this opportunity to to reach out to your classmates for donations directed toward a special Scholarship fund in the name of someone special to benefit families of 7th and 8th grade students who have run into financial difficulty unable to make tuition payments for their son or daughter in their final years at OLA.
Enrichment Clubs @ OLA offer fun and educational after-school clubs for our students. Students can explore different cultures, learn to sew, build a kaleidoscope, decipher codes, and much more!
Session #3 begins the Week of January 6th and runs through the week of Februry 10th. The deadline to register for Session #3 is Monday December 16th.
For more information on the 2013-2014 OLA Enrichment Clubs, select the Enrichment Club tab under School Life.
Halloween - 2013
Pre-K and Kindergarten came to school today dressed in their favorite characters, and, yes, there were some ghosts and goblins among them. Mr. Grocki, Mr. Walsh, and some members of the faculty and staff also dressed for the occasion. The Pre-K and Kindergarten paraded through the school to show everyone their costumes. Everyone enjoyed the hauntingly fun celebration.
Shriners Pull-Tab Donations
Troop 60686 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!
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.
Ed Carlson, Mike Fioretti, and Beverly Surette of the Wakefield Elks visited the Third grade
class donating dictionaries.
Another OLA Alumna Accomplishment
Grace Ferri, Austin Prep Class of 2014, is a semifinalist for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. Showing outstanding academic potential, Ferri qualified as one of only 16,000 semifinalists. Less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors become semifinalists. Grace, along with five of her classmates, qualified for the initial phase of the program in the spring. More than 1.5 million students across the country took the qualifying test. She will learn in February whether she has advanced to the finalist level and a chance to earn one of the 8,300 National Merit Scholarships in 2014.
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.
New Families Guide to OLA
Welcome new families! The PTO has prepared this guide to provide new families with basic information about OLA before the school year starts.
The tuition payment/refund policy is also provided in the attached document.
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 Tom O'Hare, Director of Enrollment Management at (781) 586-2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 will be scheduled.
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 2013-2014 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.
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.
Ruth Ann Hoffman
Recycling Coordinator for Our Lady of the Assumption School
PS: This is an ongoing fundraiser; so when you have more cartridges and cell phones ready, please let me know!
Our Lady of the Assumption School, 40 Grove Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940
Member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Catholic Education Association