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Our Lady of Fatima Parish School

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News from OLF

PrincipalWe are happy to report that after reviewing many qualifying applicants, the Principal Search Committee has selected several to interview.  We have conducted our first round of interviews and will be meeting some of the candidates again to learn more about them.  We have identified key characteristics and skills necessary for a principal here at OLF.  The committee developed questions around these key components for the interviews. 

At this time, Fr. Jack and Sally Todd, Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Orange, are following up on references.  We will continue to keep you informed of our progress. 

Please continue to keep us in your prayers that we may be guided by the Holy Spirit in our search.  

Fr. Jack Sewell and Jacqueline Goodreau, Co Chairs

2011-2012 Tuition Information

Grade 1-6$6,262$220$6,482
Grade 7-8$6,479$227



Mulitiple child family discounts will remain the same as 2010-11

Included in the yellow envelope TODAY!

  •  List of LIVE Auction Items! Get ready to bid!
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Upcoming Dates

March 24
4th grade Pilgrim

March 25
2nd Grade Legoland field trip
No school 4th grade ONLY

March 29
2:00 Dismissal
2:00 Chess


April 1

8:30 Mass

Newsletter Submissions

OLF in the NEWS again!

3rd Graders to the Conservancy
3rd graders also visit the Donna O'Neil Land Conservancy


3rd grade at the Animal Shelter

Third Grade teacher, Jami Rodriguez, and her students from Our Lady of Fatima Parish School presented the San Clemente Animal Shelter with donations of much-needed animal supplies including hay for rabbits, toys, food, blankets, towels, and gift certificates on Feb. 8


Read the rest of the article  Our Lady of Fatima 3rd Grade Students Give Back

Deadline to RSVP to the OLF Auction

auction Today is the deadline to RSVP to the OLF Auction.   May we please ask you to turn in your RSVP cards no later than tomorrow to the school clinic? 
While we appreciate any reply via email, we are in need of all the RSVP's to be returned one way or the other, as we are interested in knowing your seatmate preferences, and the cards are our tracking system for that.  We are currently working on seating arrangements, and cannot proceed further without a complete headcount.
We are hopeful that you can all attend the auction, as it is a fabulous evening for all.
We look forward to your RSVP cards.  Thank you in advance.


Not sure whether to go to the auction?

UNSOLICITED from Caylin Wade, mom of Kate in 2nd grade 

Personal Note

On a personal note ...

This year, Gary and I will be attending the OLF auction for the 6th time.   When we went to the first auction we were invited by friends of ours that had children at OLF.  We were reluctant at first.  We knew only a few people outside of the family that invited us.  We had never been to an auction and were a little (maybe a lot) intimidated.  An "Auction" means that you have to spend a lot of money, (and get a bidding number - what the heck do I do with this???) mingle and talk to people that you don't know and aren't comfortable with and you would prefer to be in the comfort of your own home.  Why in the world would I go to an "Auction"?  

(so the above scenario is basically me - I like being at home, don't necessarily care to be around people I don't know and definitely don't want to feel pressured to buy anything)
So Gary and I decided to give it a chance and we discovered that........
1.       You definitely don't have to buy anything and it's fun to walk around and check out the silent auction items.  Your bidding number is........ JUST a number.  You don't have to use it.  Or, write it down on the bid sheet for something you really think you'd enjoy.  If you've never participated in a live auction then just go to the auction for the experience.  It's fun to watch.  
2.      You can sit at your table and be polite and maybe chat with the people sitting next to you.  (and in the end, you decide they might be someone you would talk to again) 
3.      One year, after we were familiar with the "auction thing", I found it very fun and exciting to walk around the silent auction items, write my bid number on the bid sheet, and then wait, wait, wait to see if I actually won it.  Are you kidding me?......I got a round of golf for 4 at an amazing course for $200!!  Or amazing artwork, a family portrait, a signed baseball, a boat tour, whatever your fancy, the auction has it. 
4.      The tickets were already paid for.  All we needed was a sitter and OLF offers childcare.  (It's the same this year too.)
5.      We had experienced an auction in an atmosphere that was unpretentious, casual, non-threatening and in the end, COMFORTABLE and FUN.
I hope to see you there and if this is your first auction experience, or you're wavering on whether to go or not, take the chance, sit back and enjoy what the evening has to offer you.   No pressure at all.
I hope to see you there.
Caylin Wade 

Auction Update!

auction From the Auction Committee:  Thank you, thank you for all the wonderful donations provided by our parents, students, faculty, friends and  community thus far.  The party is shaping up and promises to be a fantastic evening!


Win $1,000:  There is still time to enter the $1,000 Opportunity Drawing Tickets are $10 for one or three for $25! Thank you all for your tremendous support of our children and school! 


Centerpieces: We are excited to announce that we are pre-selling the beautiful Auction centerpieces from the amazing Beach City Florist. Each Mardi Gras-themed vase will include fresh flowers, peacock feathers, masks, beads, and more! They make perfect gifts for someone else or enjoy yours at home!  Pre-order for $30 by emailing us at There are ONLY 30 arrangements available so preorder yours today!

Claudine Schulte at @ 949-388-9599 or 714-222-6900  OR  Eileen DuCunha at or 949-291-3678.  We look forward to seeing you all at the auction.

See's Easter Candy Sale

Our 6th Grade is raising money for Science Camp and will be selling See's Candies. 


If you would like to order, please print the form and return it with the money or check  (please make out checks to OLF) to the school clinic by
Monday, March 28th. The candy will be delivered to school the week of April 18th so the candy will be here before Easter.

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Yearbook OLF yearbook is getting close to being finished.  I need help from OLF parents!  OLF parents may submit their photos (any photos) for the yearbook at Email

I still need a few photos for Grades Map, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th. 

Thank you in advance, Rattana 

Under the weather?

Kind reminder from the clinic: Your child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school, per Diocese guidelines.  Thank you for helping to keep ALL our children healthy!!

Save the Date


 Registration and sponsorship forms available at under Support OLF

Our Lady of Fatima Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, May 6th

Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club, San Clemente


2011 - 2012 Scholarships 

fastFinancial Aid for 2011-2012:
PLEASE NOTE: FAST asks for all supporting documents to be turned it at the same time. Sending each piece separately will slow down your application. You must send documents for both federal and state. Your 2010 tax return MUST accompany your documents. Applications cannot be processed without your tax return. 
 Even if you don't have the supporting documents at this time, please complete the intitial application so that your request can be considered. We will be making scholarship awards before completion of registration. All applications are done on-line. There are no paper applications to fill out. Please find the FAST link on the OLF website to fill out the application. There are large self-addressed envelopes in the office for you to send in your supporting documents.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish School Mission Statement   
Our Lady of Fatima School is a Catholic parish elementary school. Our mission is to nurture individuals to discover their God-given gifts, to encourage them to use these gifts in the service of others and to empower them to be models of integrity and peacemakers who work for justice. We-parents, school staff, and parish community- collaborate in striving for excellence in the education of our children.