2nd Graders Help Forgotten Harvest

Helping Forgotten Harvest 2019

The 2nd graders helped the less fortunate by packaging foods at Forgotten Harvest recently. They packaged more than 8,000 lbs. of food! It was a great way to help to fulfill their Lenten promises.

8th Grade Optimist Speeches 2019

Optimist Speeches 2019

A big “thank you” to the 8th graders who shared their Optimist Speeches with the school today!

A special congratulations to our three winners:

  • 1st place – Sophia Skellett
  • 2nd place – Isabella Dimitroff
  • 3rd place – Sagel Yono

Everyone did a truly fantastic job!

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.

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


Toys for Tots

The 3rd graders sponsored our Mission Jean Day for December. OLR celebrated the season of giving by donating to Toys For Tots.

Merry Christmas!

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