NEWSLETTER
 
December 16, 2019



Dear Parents,

Save the date for Springfest VISION 2020.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is hosting its annual Springfest fundraising event on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Parents and guests are invited to join us for an evening of great food and fun, featuring a silent and live auction on the OLPH campus.

The participation of all our families is essential to the success of Springfest 2020. Any financial support through sponsorship or underwriting make a considerable difference in achieving our goals for the event. You can still receive a tax deduction for 2019 if you are able to donate to Springfest now. 


I thank you for your consideration, donation, and support.

Sincerely, 
Donna Lauro



SNOW DAY THIS FRIDAY

Thank you to the OLPH Booster Club and the parent donors sponsoring this fun day for our kids.

Jackets, mittens, gloves, and hats are highly suggested!!


MER RY CHRISTMAS FROM MRS. LAURO!

Students may wear jeans, with Christmas, red, green, or white shirts on Friday.

Warm non-uniform shoes or boots are encouraged.

Christmas add-ons are welcome!


SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE
 
"There exists a wonderful community feeling with kind and welcoming teachers, staff and school families. I also really appreciate the resources available for the children."
 

The results of our parent survey are in, and we are grateful for the many families who participated. As we have begun reviewing this valuable input to our school self-study process, we are finding that the highest reason parents send their children to our school is for the Catholic Values, with the Catholic Faith Formation and Academic Excellence as close seconds.  Other results point to a positive school environment with 97% expressing that the morale of students in our school is good, and 98% who feel that their children are safe here. More information from the surveys coming next month.   
 


GRATEFUL FOR OUR SCRIP VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to Heather Johnson, Gina Smalley, and Kim Matura.  Your time and dedication to the Scrip program and to our school is greatly appreciated. 


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPELLING BEE WINNERS!

1.  Brock Knee, 5A

2.  Trevor Hammond, 6B

3.  Jack Jewett, 6A

Brock Knee will go on to represent OLPH at the Diocesan spelling bee held during Catholic Schools Week.



CALENDAR

December 19
Staff Christmas Party; NO CLUB ELEVATE
December 20
FUN SNOW DAY FOR STUDENTS
January 4
OLPH Parish Epiphany Potluck, 5:30 PM
January 31
Modern Market Night
February 7
8th Grade Coffee House
February 20
Wildflower Night





EPIPHANY POTLUCK CELEBRATION

All are invited!

Saturday, January 4, 2020
5:30-8 PM
Padre Kino

Bring either a main dish or side dish to share! 
Beverages and Dessert Provided

Please RSVP to Ginnie 480-874-3751 by January 2, 2020.



LUNCH ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS


Orders must be placed by Thursday at midnight  for the following week.
  • Login to your FACTS Family  (ParentsWeb)  account  (district code ol-az)
  • Select "Student"
  • Select "Lunch"
  • Select "Create Web Order"  (make sure you do this for each of your children)
  • Click on your child's name
  • Click on the "lunch items..." date you want to place order
  • Select items 
  • Scroll down and Click on "Submit Order" to complete your order
  • Follow the instructions to pay for your order.
Please check your lunch calendar in FACTS Family Portal to ensure that your order has been placed. There will be no extra food purchased so if your order is not received, you must pack a lunch for your child.

LET US PRAY...

...   for John Mulligan, may he rest in peace; and for comfort for the Paul family as they mourn their loss (grandpa to Aileen and Hazen Paul)

... for healing for Luke Madson and a quick recovery from his surgery

... for Mary Lou Uttariello, may she rest in peace; and for her family as they mourn their loss

... for healing for Mollye Taylor, Mrs. Purcell's mom, as she recovers from surgery

... for Chris Perkins, may he rest in peace; and for comfort for his family as they mourn their loss (Carson, 2018 and Casey, 2019)

... for Andrew Aranda, may he rest in peace; and for his family and friends as they mourn his loss

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Bricks 4 Kidz - starts January 17th

Our Lady of Perpetual Help  Catholic School   

MISSION STATEMENT
Our school is a community of  Jesus' disciples growing in
knowledge, love, and service.
We are committed to  academic excellence,  loving one another, and  serving people beyond ourselves.