5th Grade Retreat

Each grade takes part in a retreat during the school day at OLR, and the 5th graders had their class retreat in January. The focus of the retreat was “The Feast Day of the Baptism of Jesus.” The students learned so much!

To begin, Father Thanh came to speak to them about the significance of our Baptism and gave them a special blessing. The kids engaged in conversation with him and had a chance to ask some great questions! Next, they traveled into the church for a tour of all things pertaining to the sacrament of Baptism. They saw where the oil is kept, saw the baptismal font and learned about the beautiful tapestry in our church depicting the baptism of our Lord. Lastly, the kids got to see their own Baptismal certificates and do a craft that represents the importance of the sacrament of Baptism.

The 5th graders had a wonderfully informative, fun and blessed retreat!

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Creature Dan

Recently, Mrs. Murphy’s third grade science unit came to life when Dan Briere and his Little Creatures came to the classroom. Students were able to touch, pet and observe various animals Dan brought in.

During this hands-on lesson, students were challenged to answer questions such as which animals were vertebrates or invertebrates. They had fun categorizing the animals into groups: mammals, amphibian, reptile, birds or arthropods. Some animals that he brought were a python and a pencil snake, a chinchilla, a tortoise, a scorpion, a centipede, a parrot, a skink, and even an alligator!

Students were in awe and everyone had a lot of fun!

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A Visit from St. Nick!

St. Nicholas paid a visit to the students of OLR! His visit helped us to help celebrate and remember his feast day and the true meaning of Christmas. The children heard the story of St. Nicholas’s life, and all of the things he did to make a difference and help those in need. The kids enjoyed a candy cane left in their shoes in the hallway as well. The spirit of St. Nicholas is alive at OLR. Merry Christmas!

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