News and Events
Where Are They Now: OLA Graduates Speak
OLA Basketball Tryouts
Parents Grades 5 – 8: If your son or daughter would like to tryout for our JV or Varsity basketball teams, please complete the registration form
and return in an envelop marked “Tryout Registration” by October 7th
. Tryout dates and locations are included in the form.
Junior Varsity Cheerleading Coach Needed!
We are looking for a coach to lead our JV Cheerleading team. This is a wonderful opportunity to coach OLA's greatest fans!
If you are interested please contact Mr. Grocki.
Enrichment Club # 2 Information
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Enrichment Club Session #2 - Registration Deadline Friday 10/17. Please check out our School Life Tab Enrichments to find the new club offerings. We have Menagerie Mondays - Get Up and Move Tuesdays - Lego Wednesdays - and American Girl Doll and Play Dough Club Thursdays.
Contact Mrs. Christine Yobaccio, Pre-School Teacher, if there are any questions.
Please review our updated 2014-2015 Uniform Requirements before purchasing new uniforms.
OLA Spiritwear For Sale
The PTO will be selling spirit wear in the school cafeteria on Monday, September 22nd, before pick up at 1:15 until 2:15pm. Any sizes not in stock will be ordered next week and delivered to the classrooms.
Also, starting the week of September 22, 2014 all students will have a choice to wear either the grey t-shirt for gym or their OLA Spiritwear! Click on Spiritwear
for the order form.
OLA's Grade Level Performance
OLA's grade level performance is well above the National average as shown by clicking on the following Performance Chart
Please join us for the General PTO Meeting is on Thursday, September 4th at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria.
Also, please read the September 2014 PTO newsletter
for upcoming PTO events.
Important 2014-2015 School Year schedule changes
The following 2014-2015 school year schedule
changes are provided for your information. The changes are being made primarily to add 45 minutes/week to allow for grades 5-?8(second floor) to have a rotating schedule where “extended” classes will meet to work on Math, Science, History and Writing/Language Arts.
OLA Lynnfield Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society
Our Lady of the Assumption school held its first annual National Junior Honor Society Induction ceremony on May 14, 2014. Twenty-four 7th and 8th grade students were inducted into the OLA Lynnfield Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Selection for membership in the National Junior Honor Society is based on five virtues – Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character. Our twenty-four inductees are:
Grade 7 – Payton Ditchfield, Emma Fringuelli, Rachel Galatis, Molly Geaney, Natalia Kanj, Payton O’Connor, Alexandra Robertson, and Samantha Szczesney
Grade 8 – Grace Couillard, Friederike DeGuglielmo, Devin DiBerto, Chloe Dunn, Nicholas Farina, Cara Favuzza, Isabella Gioia, Lauren Giordano, Caitlyn Leonard, John Leone, Chester MacAshill, Jennie Meagher, Devin Rich, Thomas Sparages, Sophia Struzziero, and Barbara Talagan
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
Super Raffle - PROJECT COMPLETE!
The new fire-rated safety doors have been installed in the cafeteria further improving our children's safety! Thank you to all who participated in the Super Raffle and Spaghetti Dinner that we ran last October to earn the funds towards this project. If you missed out last year, be sure to get in on the action this year!
OLA Also Has a Facebook Page!
Be sure to visit the OLA Facebook page to click a "like OLA! This will increase publicity to enhance marketing the OLA experience.
OLA Has a Twitter Account!
Follow OLA on Twitter by adding @OLAEagles to your Twitter account. Look forward to informative tweets to be posted shortly!
Breast Cancer Awareness
During lunch periods, Rachel and Steven Galatis organized and ran a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer. They sold rings, bracelets, and ties for the boys. They raised $325 to donate to the American Cancer Society. A big thank you to all those students who participated and helped make this campaign a success. Pictured below are Rachel, Steven, Mrs. Galatis, and Mr. Grocki along with the American Cancer Society representative who came to pick up the donation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.