News and Events
Spring Concert 2014
Thursday, March 13 at 7 pm is our spring concert time and date. Grades 4, 5, and 6 will be participating. Our theme this year is "God is Good." The children have been working since September on the music and prepared a very joyous concert.
As you know, you are all invited and I am hoping we get a good audience at the concert.
Spring Concert Page
Our Boys and Girls Teams are in the State CYO Tournament - This Weekend!
Saturday, March 8 at 2:15 PM, the Basketball Varsity Boys will play at Roxbury Latin (1) against OLA of Waltham. If they win, they will also play at Roxbury Latin on Sunday, March 9 at 4:15 PM.
The Girls Basketball team have a bye in the 1st round, and will play Sunday, March 9 at 3:00PM! * Please note that this game has been changed from 4:15PM to 3:00PM.
The latest PTO newsletter is available!
OLA Mid-Year Presentation
Thanks to all parents, staff and presenters for attending the OLA Mid-year Presentation
on February 26th.
OLA "Scratch and Win" Card Fundraiser
February 24 to March 24, 2014 - Our Lady of the Assumption School is excited to announce a new spring fundraiser, “Scratch and Win” game cards. Scratch off the holograph windows to reveal the prizes, if all 3 prizes match, you win the prize shown!! $2500 in total cash prizes available!!
Catholic School Week Mystery Skype
First graders did a Mystery Skype project during Catholic Schools Week. The children asked a series of questions that brought them to the conclusion that the class they were talking to was in Indianapolis, Indiana. Shown here is the class waiting for its next clue. At the same time our Mystery Skype partners were trying to determine where we were. Both classes were successful. Also shown is Mr. Walsh assisting students as they look for a state flag that is blue and yellow and students displaying their maps.
OLA Girls Varsity Team is 16-0
The OLA Girls Varsity team finished their season on top of the North Shore Catholic Elementary School Basketball league with a record of 16 - 0. League playoffs will be held after vacation and the CYO State Tournament will start in March.
February Principal and PTO News
OLA Enrichment Club Session # 4
Enrichment Clubs @ OLA offer fun and educational after-school clubs for our students.
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!
1A Service Project
In addition to supporting the Hannaford Food Drive and the Toy Drive organized by the Student Council, first graders did some service work on their own. A pajama drive was held and new pajamas and books were collected and then donated to the Elizabeth Seton House in Lynn in time for Christmas.
Students also contributed to "care" packages for our troops. Seven boxes were sent to Massachusetts soldiers deployed in Afghanistan this Christmas. Along with food treats, decorations, and some necessities, were hand made cards and letters personalized for each of the 22 soldiers. The children had fun and learned the importance of doing these small acts of kindness.
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.
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.
Please review our updated 2013-2014 Uniform Requirements before purchasing new uniforms.
Important FACTS and Education Loan Information
The following FACTS and Education loan information is provided for your use and consideration:
The link to register for FACTS is as follows: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3H8T1
Information on Education Loans is provided through following link:
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 email@example.com.
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.