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Faculty and Staff
Our Lady of Refuge Parish School

Gavin Pozdol, 2019 Graduate

We are so proud of our recent alumni, Gavin Pozdol! Gavin is a freshman at St. Mary’s Preparatory. While quarantining with his family due to the recent events, he came up with a creative way to get his service hours and help healthcare professionals who are battling Covid-19. He began using his 3D printer to create 3D mask holders for Beaumont Hospital! Gavin, OLR is so impressed with you and all of your good works!

Virtual Spirit Day 2020

Thanks for everyone who sent in pictures for Spirit Day! If you sent some in and I wasn’t able to get them into this video, I will produce another one with the photos I missed. You all look great!
Mr. Rapal


Hello OLR families,

Despite the snow this week, we are more than halfway to May, which means warmer temps and hopefully the start of the transition away from quarantine are right around the corner!  A huge thank you to all families who filled out the teacher surveys regarding how we can help you more at home. The overwhelming support and gratitude you shared makes our difficult jobs worth it, and please know that we are taking all your comments, suggestions and kind words to heart as we tirelessly work to improve our distance learning.  

Another huge thank you to our wonderful National Junior Honor Society students who willingly took time to record themselves saying our morning and afternoon prayers so any families who want to start and end the school day much like we normally do are able to view them on line.  Watch your child’s Google Classroom for those videos and use them to practice our daily routines. 

Keeping with thanks, I appreciate everyone who sent in pictures of our first Virtual Spirit Day, it was so nice to see all the students supporting our “home school”!  Look for our first of many video montages coming soon. To continue this celebration of students, Mrs. McElyea has created the following “Spirit Day Calendar”.  

  • 4/23 is “Thankful Thursday” – send a picture of what you are thankful for
  • 4/30 is “No Tech Thursday” – show us what your favorite book or board game is
  • 5/5 is “Cinco de Mayo” for grades K-8 – send a picture celebrating Cinco de Mayo for Senora Sheehan (PK can send a picture of them as their favorite Superhero)
  • 5/14 is “May Crowning/Mother’s Day” – send a picture of you praying the Rosary or doing an act of service for your mother (folding laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc…)
  • 5/21 is “Creativity Day” – send a picture of you doing something creative like drawing, building, etc…
  • 5/28 is “Summer Break Day” – send a picture of you in your flip flops and summer attire

Please send these specific pictures on the identified day so we can enjoy seeing one another in a fun way!

And finally, just a reminder, there will be no classes this Friday.  The staff will be attending a virtual Professional Development provided by the AoD.  Have a great week and hopefully the temperatures will continue to rise with each passing day!

Mr. Rapal

Hans Muer, 1979 Graduate

Hans graduated from Andover High School and then went on to Western Michigan University to obtain his Master’s Degree. He is currently a Music Educator at Our Lady of Refuge! We love it when our alumni come full circle! It’s so great to have Hans back at OLR. Our students get to benefit from yet another Refuge success story!

Color Wheel Art Project

Mrs. V’s art project for the week was a color wheel with inspiration from our hallway display at school.  Enjoy some of these beautiful pictures of your classmate’s creations!  

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