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Newsletter – February 11th

Hello OLR families,

It’s been a pretty crazy month with the weather and the need to close school for the safety of our families, but we work to make each day we are in session meaningful and vibrant!  With the upcoming mid-winter break, February will be here and gone before we know it.

A huge thank you to the Dads’ Club for putting on the amazing 3rd Annual Casino Night.  It was a beautiful event and truly a night to remember!

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for their leadership during the month of February:

  • Miss Bickes:  Frank Dalimonte and Brando Mir
  • Miss Ingweiller:  Landen Kinaia
  • Mrs. Tahmouch:  Michael Kallasho
  • Miss Wolynski:  Abigail Abro and Thomas Abro
  • Miss Zeer:  Lily Mulvany and Gabriella Abro
  • Miss Kerckaert:  Scarlett Salmo
  • Mrs. Engler:  Lila Moss
  • Mrs. Murphy:  Saleena Bahu and Jacob Daboul
  • Mrs. Garber:  Miley Karana
  • Mrs. Martinez:  Kayla Lucia and Joey Harb
  • Mrs. Stec:  Carson Abro
  • Mrs. Mulvany:  Ann Marie Asad and Zach Lynam
  • Miss Stachura:  Alayna Ayar and Jaden Nannoshi
  • Miss Flynn:  Isabella Ayar and Sophia Poota
  • Miss Ruppel:  Ava Barbat
  • Mrs. Embree:  Madeline Goodman and Lourdes Bachi
  • Mrs. Babcock:  Vincent Kirma and Lourdes Koza
  • Mr. Hilbers:  Isabella Atto

Lastly, thank you for your donations to our January Mission Jean Day that the 4th grade collected money for to support the Assistance League of Southeast Michigan.  This foundation has been around for almost 30 years and is a nonprofit, hands on, all member volunteer organization whose mission is to feed, clothe, educate and comfort children and adults through community based programs.  The generosity of the Our Lady of Refuge community allows them to impact many more people in need!  Our February Mission Jean Day will be sponsored by the 5th grade with the donations going to the Ronald McDonald House, another great charity to support.


Attention: Our Lady of Refuge Parish and School Weather Related Cancellations

Inclement Weather

Please be advised that in the future, if the school is closed due to weather conditions, the ENTIRE campus is closed. (The only exception is the morning Mass). This includes ALL school activities, sporting events, practices, open gym, etc. as well as any parish programs, meetings, prayer groups, etc.

The safety of our school families and our parishioners is our utmost concern.


Introduction to Our Lady of Refuge Parish School

OLR offers a Catholic Christ-centered education comprised of a strong, fully accredited core curriculum complemented by classes in Religion, Music, Art, Spanish, Computer Skills, and Physical Education, a wide range of sports and school activities as well as before and after school care programs that are available to meet the needs of working parents.

OLR has seen some major improvements in the past few years including a renovated Media Center equipped with an iPad lab, a new Performing Arts Center and the implementation of “Everyday Math” and “Literacy by Design” into our math and reading curriculums. OLR offers Catholic Christ centered education for students Pre-K (3, 4, 5 year olds) through 8th grade. We offer a strong, fully accredited core curriculum complimented by Religion, Music, Art, Spanish, Computers, Drama, Band and Physical Education classes. We are one of the few Elementary Schools that offer drama for students during the school day. We also provide a wide range of after school activities and athletic programs including football and lacrosse.

Learn more about Our Lady of Refuge School – OLR School Brochure (pdf)

Contact our principal, Robert Pyles, at 248-682-3422 or rpyles@olr-school.net for more information and to schedule a visit.

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