The OLMA Overview -- September 20, 2019
Believe it or not, we are rounding the bend toward the end of September. By now, all students should be settled into their new routines and focused on their academic classes. Faculty members look forward to giving parents a glimpse into a day in the life of their daughters at next week's Back-to-School Night. It's a great opportunity to meet teachers, fellow parents and find out how you can get more involved in the life of our school. We look forward to seeing you. We will begin in Carew Hall at 6:30 PM.

We are expecting a full house for this year's Communion Breakfast and Sisterhood Ceremony on Sunday, October 6. It's a special morning that you won't soon forget. All students who attend Mass in uniform may dress down on Monday, October 7th. Please purchase your tickets (see below) as soon as possible so that we can provide an accurate headcount to our caterer.

Our fall athletes continue to excel! Tomorrow, our Cross Country Team will race against Rancocas Valley at the Eastampton Sports Complex. We begin next week with home games on Monday for the Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Tennis teams. That makes it a great day to be on campus to support our athletes. I hope to see you out there.

Until then, I wish you a fantastic final weekend of summer. Mother Nature looks like she is sending some nearly perfect weather our way. Enjoy it. -- Mrs. Coyle
Student Spotlight: Maya Lee
Class of 2022
Some might say that Maya Lee's arrival at OLMA as a sophomore this year was pure fate. While she wasn't completely happy at her old school she didn't have any immediate plans to make a move.

That all changed last year in the most unexpected of places. "I was running late to a field hockey scrimmage between my school and OLMA," said Maya. "When I arrived, my coach told me that OLMA was short one player so I volunteered to join them so we could still play the game. I was a little nervous at first, but the girls treated me like I was part of their team and we had a great time." That's when the wheels started turning.

"I liked where I was, but wasn't challenged at all academically," said Maya. "Then I found out more about OLMA from my club team, Five Star Field Hockey, and liked what I heard. I decided to check it out and shadowed for a day. That's all it took. When I got home I told my mom that I had to come here."

Mom made it happen and the rest is history. Maya says that she loves all of her classes so far and is definitely challenged, especially in Chemistry. "I'm also taking an online course for the first time," she said. "It takes some getting used to, but it's going well so far." She is also making her mark as part of the Field Hockey Team. "Our team is new, but the girls are really good," she said. "We're surprising people and that's fun. We have a great coach and play hard every day."

Looking ahead to this year, Maya is excited to participate in Sisterhood Day and other OLMA traditions. She's also anxiously awaiting word on this year's Mini-Mester choices. For now, she's focused on her studies and on finishing the Field Hockey season strong. We are so glad you're here, Maya!
Who Dunnit?
That's what the members of Mrs. Steiger's Forensics Club were asked to figure out. They arrived for their meeting to find a crime scene. They entered an office and found it turned upside down. Chairs were on their sides, dirt was tracked all over the floor, bullet casings were left behind, and what appeared to be blood was streaked along the surface of the desk. In small teams the girls carefully recorded their observations, decided what they thought happened and shared their conclusions with the class. Next week: The JonBenet Ramsey case! The girls will learn to fingerprint and dust for prints left on evidence.
Cheese & Cheers!
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!
Bound for Spain
Find out if The Spain Exchange is in your future at the Family Information Meeting on September 23!
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. See you there!
OLMA OPEN HOUSE -- OCTOBER 27
Help us spread the word about our upcoming OPEN HOUSE! It's set for Sunday, October 27, from 2-5 PM. We have a great afternoon planned. We will be showcasing all that OLMA has to offer with the help of faculty, staff, students, families, and alumnae. Prospective students and families can register by visiting our website , or calling us at 856-697-2008. For more information, contact Mrs. Kinkade in OLMA Admissions at mrs.kinkade@olmanj.org. It's going to be a great day!
This is Going to Be a BLAST!
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 event will also feature auction items and raffle baskets. Ice, dessert, water, and coffee will be provided. BYOEE -- Bring Your Own Everything Else! This 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!
Get Your Tickets Before They're Gone
DRAWING: November 26
Don't miss out on the chance to win this bag! Tickets are $20 each. Send in payment and your tickets will be mailed to you -- or stop in to see us! Good luck!
Around Campus
Upcoming Events

Junior Ring Measurements -- September 20

FAFSA Information Night -- September 24

Spain Exchange Information Meeting -- September 23

College Fair at Prep -- September 24

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

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

Parents Society Wine and Cheese Party -- October 2

Communion Breakfast and Sisterhood Ceremony -- October 6

Columbus Day; NO School -- October 14

CLICK HERE for all Athletic Schedules

CLICK HERE for the 2019-2020 School Calendar


We hope you enjoy the OLMA Overview. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Mrs. Kinkade at 856.697.2008, ext. 140, or email her at: mrs.kinkade@olmanj.org