The OLMA Overview -- September 7, 2018
Welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready for an awesome school year. On Tuesday morning, we opened our doors to 60 new students -- 53 freshmen and seven new transfers. We couldn't be more excited to have our campus hustling and bustling again with the voices and laughter of our students, faculty and staff.

Kudos to the Class of 2019 for the wonderful job they did with the second annual "Big-Little Sleepover." My thanks also goes out to the many faculty members, parents and staff who volunteered to help, as well as to all of our new families for entrusting us with your daughters.

Over the next week, students will be selecting clubs. Students will each select two and attend those weekly for the entire first semester. In January, students will have the opportunity to select new clubs if they wish. There are many meetings and special events ahead, including Back-to-School Night on September 27, so I encourage you to check out the dates at the end of this newsletter. Our full school calendar, as well as all sports schedules, can be found on the OLMA website.

Speaking of sports, our cheerleaders are ridiculously good and will be rallying the troops at HERMIT FEST tonight. OLMA students are invited to participate in the activities, barbecue dinner and football game. It's always a great night. I'll be there and hope to also see many of you. Have fun and enjoy your weekend. -- Mrs. Coyle
First Day Photos
Bigs and Littles take traditional first-day photo!
Sisters and Friends
Class of 2019
Class of 2022
All-School Assembly
Our 2018 Transfers and a Mom and Daughter Shot
Best of Friends
Student Spotlights Begin Next Week
Want to be in the spotlight? If so, the OLMA Overview wants to put there. Beginning with next week's issue, we will highlight one student each week. All it takes is a quick interview with Mrs. Kinkade and a snap of her camera. Mrs. Kinkade will ask about your OLMA experiences, what brought you here, little-known facts and fun stories about yourself, hobbies, career aspirations, and more. It's fun and a great way to share what you are all about and what it means to be part of the OLMA Sisterhood.

Interested? If so, please sign up outside Mrs. Kinkade's office and she will be in touch.
Mini-Mesters Highlights Reel
We ended the 2017-2018 school year with OLMA's first-ever Mini-Mester courses. Based on feedback from students and teachers, they were a huge success. Before long, it will be time to check out what's in store for Mini-Mesters 2018-2019. Until then, we thought you might enjoy this quick highlights reel! You can also view photos from each course by clicking here.
SALERNO Society Supports OLMA Athletics
Among OLMA's biggest supporters are two individuals, one team and one couple chosen for induction into the 2018 OLMA Hall of Fame. Selected by the school’s Salerno Society, in recognition of their significant contributions to OLMA’s vision to change the world, one young woman at a time, this year’s honorees include: Lauren Hartman (Class of 2011), Nicole Covella (Class of 2009) and Caitlyn Covella (Class of 2013), the first three scholar athletes to score 100 goals for OLMA Lacrosse; Dawn Coia; long-time OLMA educator and alumnae parent; Honorable Georgia M. Curio (Class of 1974), the first female superior court judge appointed for Cumberland County; and Tony and Mary Jane Stanzione (Class of 1972). Mary Jane runs the food service operation at OLMA and she and Tony are alumnae parents, contributors and volunteers.

In their honor, OLMA will hold a Hall of Fame Induction Celebration dinner event on Friday, October 26, 2018 at The Greenview Inn in Vineland, NJ. All proceeds will go toward OLMA’s growing athletics program which currently offers 13 competitive supports.

The Salerno Society was created in 2012 and is named in honor of Sister Mary Dolores Salerno, D.M., OLMA’s first principal. It was through her efforts that OLMA introduced sports as an integral part of the school’s curriculum. “The mission of The Salerno Society is twofold,” said Society Chairperson, Bernadette Corwonski-Miller. “First, we want to honor Sister Dolores for her incredible commitment to OLMA as principal. In addition, we want to pay tribute to the many others who have contributed to the growth of our school as athletes, scholars, teachers, coaches, benefactors, and career professionals.”

For more information about how you can be part of thanking and recognizing this year’s members with a program booklet ad, donation, or by purchasing tickets to the Hall of Fame Induction Celebration dinner, please click here , or call Mary Jane Kinkade at 856.697.2008, ext. 140.


Honorable Georgia M. Curio
Mrs. Dawn Coia
Mary Jane and Tony Stanzione
Coach Tom McCarville, Caitlyn Covella, Lauren Hartman, Nicole Covella, and Coach Jerry Covella
Gear Up for Fall Sports!
If you are in the market for some new OLMA Athletics gear just in time for fall sports, we have exactly what you need! OLMA Outfitters Online Store is open for business!

All pre-orders are due by Sunday, September 8 , so don't delay!
Colleges Coming to Campus
Want to learn more about what these colleges have to offer? If so, see Mrs. Szawlewicz in the Guidance Office for details on these upcoming visits to OLMA's campus.
Upcoming Events

Hermit Fest -- TONIGHT!

GREEN & GOLD Club Meeting -- September 13 at 6:30 PM in the faculty dining room. All are welcome!

School Photos/IDs -- September 17

Senior Parent Meeting -- September 19

Junior Ring Measurements -- September 21

Retakes for Sr. Pictures -- September 25

Spain Exchange Mtg. -- September 25, 6 PM at PREP

College Fair -- September 25, 7 PM at PREP

Back-to-School Night -- September 27, 6:30 PM

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