Sunday, October 25, 2009

Office Wish List

Thank you to our generous families for donating items from our office wish list:

Cotton Balls, Band aids & Liquid Tylenol

File Folders, Dry Erase Markers & Post it Notes

Games have also been donated for Day care and the kids have been enjoying them! We appreciate our families.

We Miss You Paolo

There he is with the big smile on his face (in the brown shirt) our friend Paolo. After two weeks in the hospital and one week at home, Paolo will be coming back to school soon. He was hurt during a soccer game and spent some time getting poked and prodded at Children's Hospital. They took great care of him while we prayed for him. God watches over all of us and always answers our prayer.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lunch Time

Monday through Friday at OLPH School our students each healthy lunches (sometimes hotdogs, rarely fries, and always milk!) provided by mom and dad, Moving Feast, Flamous Grill, My Slice Pizza, or maybe another vendor or two. Our wonderful Hot Lunch Coordinator, Ms. Chavez makes sure to provide students with enough food to fill them up until 3:00 but not too much so tummies don't ache. She is always open to suggestions for new lunch items from students and parents. Lunches cost $3.75 per day per student and can be ordered at the beginning of the month. Look for September menu and order form to be posted on our school web site soon.

Library Visits

This week I have been visiting our school library during class time and today I read a great book by Ruth Heller to the 2nd grade. We are very blessed to have such an abundant supply of books in our library. Whatever you like to read from fiction to non-fiction can be found on the shelves. Right now Mrs. Sonkoly has Halloween books displayed for you to enjoy! So far this week, two students have been caught doing a great job in the library and been given a FREE CONE from Foster Freeze. I'll be on the lookout for more ready readers tomorrow! Readers are Leaders~

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Support Our School

In Many Ways...
a) Donate your time & volunteer to read with a child or help out with math

b) Donate money towards a fundraiser

c) Donate your skills as a plumber, painter, handyman, gardener, etc.

d) Spread a good word

e) Donate board games & puzzles to Day Care

f) Save Box Tops and Campbell's Soup Labels

g) Volunteer in the Library or Computer Lab (on the job training!)

h) Pray for our students, staff, and families

Visit our school website or call the school office to find out how you can serve~

Blessed Pets

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Eucharistic Adoration

On the first Friday of each month, Father Robert leads us in prayer and benediction of the Holy Eucharist. Our alter servers assist him in preparation and the rest of the church sings special songs. Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the many Churches that have this adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and often the night. Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist. Spend an hour with Jesus this week.

Pet Blessing in Honor of St. Francis

St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the ecology, was a Roman Catholic saint who took the gospel literally by following all Jesus said and did. Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4 by having their pets blessed in the spirit of this patron saint of animals and ecology. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. Eye-to-eye, a man and his dog, or a woman and her cat, are two creatures of love. No wonder people enjoy the opportunity to take their animal companions to church for a special blessing. Church is the place where the bond of creation is celebrated. We thank the Ms. Garcia and the 4th grade class for preparing a prayer service for us and Father Robert for blessing the many pets that visited our school.