Newsletter – February 27th

Hello OLR families,

Hopefully everyone enjoyed a restful and relaxing break as we get back into the swing of things and move into March!  Once again, we are proud to celebrate the following middle school students for displaying leadership and exemplifying our theme of kindness to everyone:

Ms. Stachura:  Selena Kalasho

Ms. Flynn:  Phil Assad

Ms. Ruppel:  Sophia Bahu and Rivana Beshi

Mrs. Babcock:  Sophia Shamoun

Please make note of the information in our “recent news” section located to the right regarding campus shutdowns during weather related school cancellations.  You can also read about the other things happening at school! Additional congratulations to 6th grade student Phil Assad for his geography bee championship.

Lastly, thank you for your donations to our February Mission Jean Day that the 5th grade collected money for to support the Ronald McDonald House Charity.  This organization has been around for almost 50 years and is an American independent nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. The continued generosity of the Our Lady of Refuge community allows them to impact many more children in need!

Alayna Ayar – Oakland County Spelling Bee

Over our break, Alayna Ayar competed in the Oakland County Spelling Bee.  She put in a lot of time studying and did a great job!  She made Our Lady of Refuge very proud.  Congratulations Alayna!

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.

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.

Darlene Earls . . . Our New Art Teacher

We are pleased to welcome Darlene Earls to Our Lady of Refuge School

Darlene Earls is an art teacher and classically trained metalsmith. She holds a masters degree from The School for The American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology. She has taught across the developmental spectrum including teaching positions at University of Michigan, Cranbrook/Kingswood and most currently at Detroit Country Day School.

Prior to becoming a Michigan certified teacher Mrs. Earls was a designer and silversmith at Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store in Manhattan. Mrs. Earls has experience teaching drawing, painting, weaving, jewelry and art fundamentals, which will help her to provide a fantastic educational experience for the students at Our Lady of Refuge!

Denny Rapal,
Assistant Principal


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