Dear OLOL Families,
We are about to put the finishing touches on the 2021-2022 school year. As parents I’m sure each school year feels a little different than previous years. Some school years are great for your children while other school years seem to be a little bit of a struggle. Teachers and administration have those same experiences. For me, this was one of the best school years that I have experienced. I did much self-reflection and tried new approaches to leadership. Some new things worked while others need to be re-examined. Taking in everything, this was a productive school year with much professional and personal growth.
As I mentioned at the Awards Assembly. My years of experience has taught me that what you put into something is exactly what you get out of it. This is true of a professional career, hobbies and interests, relationships, and just about everything. I hope that parents, students, and staff come back for the 2022-2023 school year with an attitude of getting highly involved in OLOL. If we all take that approach, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish.
We say goodbye tonight to the class of 2022. This class will always hold a special part in my heart. Many of them started kindergarten at OLOL the same year that I started as principal. I think we had shared experiences of joy, frustration, success, failure, and all other life experiences. Congratulations to our graduates and we hope to see you around school for years to come.
I’m excited to announce that we have hired Mary Dull as our 5 day 4 year-old preschool teacher. Mary is a graduate of St. Norbert College and worked this past year in the GRACE Little Saints toddler program. She can’t wait to join OLOL next year and build this new program. Welcome Ms. Dull.
We have three more teaching positions to be hired. They are middle school religion/language arts, 3 year-old 3 ½ day program teacher, and an interventionist for math and reading. We will provide an update, as it becomes available.
I hope that you have a relaxing and enjoyable summer. If you are able please carve out some time with your children to do some reading and math work. Keeping their mind sharp does pay huge dividends in the fall. Thanks again for all that you have done this year and sharing your wonderful children with us.
“Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with perfect confidence. Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin a new task. Our entire good consists not only accepting the truth of God’s word, but in persevering in it” - St. Francis deSales
The Lourdes Way,