Newsletter – November 19th

Hello OLR families,

First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge our middle school students who were honored with the November’s Student Leader of the Month award for Kindness:

Roman Kalasho

Amelia Kashat

Grace Watha

Isabella Jamoua

Grace Klimmek

Julianna Prezzato

Jordan Samona

Jillian Degan

In addition, a huge thank you to Mrs. McElyea and our National Junior Honors Society for putting up the beautiful Christmas decorations in front of our school to make the holidays even more festive!

Even though it’s a short week, it’s an important one, as we look to give thanks for all that God has provided for us individually and as a family.  Reminder, since there is no school Wednesday-Friday, our school mass will be tomorrow, Tuesday the 20th at 8:15. We also will be having our picture retakes tomorrow, so please have your student come ready if they are having their picture taken.  Lastly, there will be no PM latchkey tomorrow afternoon.

When we return from break, the following Friday the 30th will be November’s Mission Jean Day.  The second grade has chosen “Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis” for their charity to support. The classroom that raises the most money will win a pizza and pajama party for their class!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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!

Fun Run 2018


Thank you so much for your generous donations to the Fun Run!  As you know it was our major fund raiser for the year.  We have raised a little over $20,000 with more donations left to be counted.  If you are interested in donating and have not, we are still accepting donations.  Please send them into the office Attn: Fun Run.

Congratulations to the winners of the prizes:

First Prize: Christian Abro — 4 Lions Tickets

Second Prize: Sabastian Hajjar — PS4

Third Prize: Max Hanna — Principal for the day

Fourth Prize: Mark Hajjar — $50 Visa Gift Card

Fifth Prize: Ryan McShane — $50.00 Visa Gift Card

Again, thank you so much for your generous donations and supporting our mission!

The Parents’ Club

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!!

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