Thank you to all students and families who participated in our annual Scavenger Hunt for the Hungry. Over two hundred bags filled with food and toiletry items were delivered to Catholic Charities. Your generous donations will greatly benefit our brothers and sisters in need this holiday season. All middle school students are invited to continue their involvement with Catholic Charities by volunteering at their food pantry each Thursday evening. We would also like to thank the 7th grade class for their efforts in gathering, counting, and delivering the food to Catholic Charities.
Scavenger Hunt for the Hungry
The Scavenger Hunt for the Hungry ends this week. Each student is being asked to collect various goods through donations from family, friends, neighbors, and stores. The last day to turn in items is Friday, November 15th. All donations will be brought to Catholic Charities. Students who complete the scavenger hunt may come to school out of uniform on Tuesday, November 26th. As faithful followers of Christ, we are called to care for those in need.
Month of the Rosary
Each October, we celebrate the beauty of the rosary. At different points in the year, we speak to the students about how to pray the rosary, including the different mysteries and the prayers included. A great family activity during the month of October could be to pray the rosary together as a family.
Back to School Soccer Picnic at OLC
Saint Frances of Rome will be participating in a soccer tournament hosted at Our Lady of Charity. The event will start with the tournament and end with a picnic for all the school families. You can join us for soccer and lunch in the afternoon. The picnic will take place Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will host a soccer challenge starting at 1 p.m. there will be prizes for the winners. We hope to see you there.
Back-to-School Mass and Classroom Orientation
A Back-to-School Mass will be held Sunday, September 8, in the Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Before Mass, from 8:15-10:15 there will be two classroom orientation sessions held for grades 1-8 in the classrooms. There are no orientation sessions for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten since they had orientation the first week. Each session will last fifteen minutes with a five minute break in between, allowing parents with more than one child to visit different classrooms. The Book Fair will be open in the cafeteria from 8:15-10:15 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there.