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Newsletter – November 5th

Hello OLR families,

October ended with fun filled Halloween celebrations and November kicked off with an energetic All Saints Day Mass that showcased many students dressing up to honor a Saint of their choice!  Thank you to all the students and families that so generously dipped into their candy reserves to donate to the Thanksgiving baskets through Christian Ministries! Another fantastic example of how our school shows kindness to those in need.

This afternoon is our monthly celebration of students K-5, so please be here by 2:30 if you are attending.  There is also a Dad’s Club meeting tomorrow evening at 7 PM in the Social Hall. Also, remember that we have an early release for conferences this Wednesday afternoon as well as conferences on Thursday morning.  There will be no school on Friday and picture retake day will be on Monday the 12th.

Lots of stuff happening!  Have a great week!!


Newsletter – November 13th

Hello OLR families,

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s a lot to be thankful for here at Our Lady of Refuge!

One thing I’m thankful for all our wonderful parents who came to conferences and helped us strengthen the partnership between home and school.  It’s only because of fantastic families that we can provide the stellar educational experience during the day!

Another is the focus on our school theme of “being kind” and how we show that to one another on a regular basis, primarily on this day being “World Kindness Day”!  

Lastly, I’m thankful for the wonderful programs we are able to share with our students, like the Red Wings Assembly taking place this Friday afternoon.

Have a great week and hopefully we’ll see you either at the weekly Wednesday Mass, our Parents Club meeting tomorrow at 2 PM (Wednesday the 14th) in the Social Hall or at the Coffee Talk for parents this Friday at 8:30 in our middle school science lab!


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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