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Newsletter – April 8th

Hello OLR families,

Hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this past weekend!  With any luck, Mother Nature will keep the streak going into the NJHS Tiger game this Thursday.  Also, ask your child about our wild turkey guests at recess today!

At today’s Student Leadership assembly, the following students were recognized by their classroom teacher for their commitment to our school’s theme of Being Kind:

Hudson Thomas, Kindergarten, Miss Bickes

Scarlett Jarjosa, Kindergarten, Miss Bickes

Nicholas Kassab, Kindergarten, Miss Ingweiller

MJ Hajjar, 1st Grade, Mrs. Tahmouch

Stella Yono, 1st Grade, Mrs. Tahmouch

Luke Abro, 1st Grade, Miss Wolynski

Addison Toma, 2nd Grade, Miss Kerckaert

Milania Kassab, 2nd Grade, Miss Zeer

Andrew Abro, 3rd Grade, Mrs. Printz

Leah Mansour, 3rd Grade, Mrs. Murphy

Sonny Hesano, 4th Grade, Mrs. Garber

Luco Wisniewski, 4th Grade, Mrs. Garber

Isaac Watha, 4th Grade, Mrs. Martinez

Rocco Wisniewski, 4th Grade, Mrs. Martinez

Maxx Armstrong, 5th Grade, Mrs. Stec

Brooklynn Barbat, 5th Grade, Mrs. Stec

Kyle Isso, 5th Grade, Mrs. Mulvany

Giavanna Tanguay, 5th Grade, Mrs. Mulvany

Joseph Abro, 5th Grade, Mrs. Mulvany

Lastly, this Friday, April 12th is April’s Mission Jean Day, sponsored by the 8th grade for The Michigan Humane Society, which is a non-profit organization that provides animal welfare and sheltering services for homeless, abandoned, or abused animals in the Detroit area.  They are the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. Volunteers at the Michigan Humane society care for over 500 dogs, cats, and other animals every day. They depend on donations to save the lives of thousands of animals in need.  On Friday, your child/children can help by wearing jeans and donating at least $1.00 and/or an item on the MHS Need List. The MHS is always in need of supplies, food, toys, etc. Please look over this list and kindly consider bringing in an item that can help save lives.  You can bring in donations any day this month. We all greatly appreciate your generosity and support of the Michigan Humane Society!

  • Blankets
  • Towels (Medium & Large)
  • Fleece Fabric
  • Hand Sanitizer (pocket size)
  • Lint Rollers
  • AA or AAA batteries
  • Paper Towel
  • Rubber Dishwashing Gloves
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • 10-20 lb bags of dog or cat food
  • Canned dog or cat food
  • Raw-Hide chews med/large
  • Pig Ears
  • Heavy Duty dog chew toys
  • Cat and Dog toys
  • Stuffed Dog toys
  • Nylabones
  • Rabbit and Ferret toys
  • Cat litter (non clumping)
  • Dog and Cat treats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Ink Pens
  • Copy Paper
  • Post it notes
  • Sharpies (thin)

First Communion May Crowning Ceremony 2019

First Communion May Crowning 2019

Our second graders continued their First Communion celebration at our May Crowning ceremony.  May God bless them all!


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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