The OLMA Overview -- September 13, 2019
This week's note to you begins with a giant shout out to the Class of 2020. Small but mighty, this class of 20 young women is doing an amazing job serving as role models to our younger students, championing our clubs and athletic teams, and taking care of their beloved "littles." That's no easy feat as many of these ladies are also taking multiple AP classes and juggling jobs, athletics and service activities. Thank you for making me proud.

Since I'm on the subject of shout outs, I also want to applaud our fall athletes. You are amazing! Your competitive spirit and heart are evident as you represent OLMA on the field, trail and court. Keep it up! Of course, you wouldn't be where you are without your coaches, so shout out number three goes to Mr. Lenguadoro and all fall coaches -- and parents -- for a job well done.

With week two in the books we are looking forward to an exciting few months ahead. Back-to-School Night is coming up quickly on September 26. This is a great opportunity to meet your daughter's teachers, experience a day in the life of OLMA academics, and get to know your fellow parents. We will also have Open House yard signs ready for you to plant in your neighborhoods.

Our Communion Breakfast is another great event. It's set for October 6 and will also include our Sisterhood Ceremony this year. During Mass, the entire school community will officially welcome all freshmen and transfer students into the OLMA sisterhood. It's a very special morning and the entire family is invited. It's a great warm up for our first Sisterhood Day for students scheduled for October 11.

For now, I wish you all a wonderful weekend. It's time to savor those last few days of summer weather. Be well and remember to See The Good . -- Mrs. Coyle
Student Spotlight: Anissa Serafine
Class of 2022
This young woman is as genuine as they come and is full of surprises. Anissa Serafine and her twin sister, Lindsey entered OLMA last fall with smiles on their faces from day one. Anissa admits that she was the quieter of the two and often let her sister speak for her. Not any more.

"The environment here and the experience I had with Bravery Training definitely helped me break out of my shell," said Anissa. "I have a lot more confidence now and am more likely to put myself out there and try new things." Case in point: Field Hockey. "I decided to join the Field Hockey team to stay in shape for Lacrosse, a sport I've played for a long time," she said. "I was worried that I wouldn't do well since field hockey was so new. I wasn't sure I could keep up with the other girls." Anissa not only kept up but excelled as part of the team's defense. This year she is back on the field, more confident than ever and loving every minute of it.

In the classroom, Anissa is all about Math. "It's the subject that comes easiest to me," she said. "I really love it." So much so that she is looking forward to taking Chemistry this year because of its emphasis on Math. Anissa says that it's too early to tell in terms of a future career, but it's pretty safe to say that it will involve numbers in one way or another.

Looking ahead to this year, Anissa is especially excited for Advent Angel season. She's also hoping for a Mini-Mester experience that mirrored the one she had in Cedar Key, FL last year. "Mini-Mesters are awesome, especially because we get to spend time with our teachers outside of the classroom," said Anissa. "You might not think that but it's true. I also liked being independent and responsible for managing my own money. It was a great experience and I can't wait to see what's offered this year."

It won't be much longer, Anissa. The Mini-Mester catalog will be out soon. For now, keep doing what you're doing -- and continue to shine.
It's FAFSA Time!
Attention Senior Families! It's  FAFSA  time. Join us for an information session on September 24, from 5:30-6:30 PM. For more information, email mrs.szawlewicz@olmanj.org.
It's a Wine and Cheese Parent Party
If you are looking for a way to be involved in the life of your daughter's school, we have just the thing. The OLMA Parents Society is looking for additional volunteers. Even just an hour or two a year at a single event can make a huge difference. Come on out, enjoy some wine, cheese and other refreshments courtesy of Mrs. Coyle, and learn more about how you can help. Please RSVP by responding here . See you there!
A Morning of Faith, Fellowship, Food, and Fun
OLMA's    Communion Breakfast    will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019, so please save the date! This year's event will be extra special as we've added our Sisterhood Ceremony to the celebration. The morning begins with the celebration of Mass followed by a full breakfast. Please mark your calendars!

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and children (FREE for children under age 3). CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets, or download , print and submit the form below. See you there!
Green & Gold Club Presents DUELING PIANOS
Join us for an evening of Dueling Pianos on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 7-11 PM. There will be music by The Philly Keys, the tri-state area's best dueling pianos band. The even will also feature auction items and raffle baskets. Ice, dessert, water, and coffee will be provided. BYOEE -- Bring Your Own Everything Else! Event is sponsored by the Green & Gold Club in support of OLMA Athletics. Click here to get tickets!

NOTE: NEW reduced price for table of 8!
Around Campus
Upcoming Events

FIELD HOCKEY TEAM FUNDRAISER AT PLAYA BOWL -- TOMORROW, 12 PM TO CLOSING; GLASSBORO, NJ

School Photos/IDs -- September 18

Junior Ring Measurements -- September 20

College Fair at Prep -- September 24

Back-to-School Night and Senior Parent Meeting -- September 26

Daughters of Mercy 100th Anniversary Mass and Celebreation -- September 28

Parents Society Wine and Cheese Party -- October 2

Communion Breakfast and Sisterhood Ceremony -- October 6

CLICK HERE for all Athletic Schedules

CLICK HERE for the 2019-2020 School Calendar



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