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Please join us at Trivia Night this Saturday, May 14th!
LOOKING AHEAD
Thurs. 05/12
Grades 4-8 check grades in PlusPortals
Scantron Grades 3-5
Chess
Sewing Club
Lab School Volleyball Grades 7 & 8 at 4:00pm
Fri. 05/13
Free Dress- Blue & Yellow for Ukraine
5th Grade Field Trip
Sat. 05/14
Trivia Night 
Sun. 05/15
May Crowning after 10:30am Mass
Mon. 05/16
Band
Tues. 05/17
Scantron Grades K-2
Karate
Wed. 05/18
Cooking Club
Super Star Soccer
Thurs. 05/19
Scantron Grades K-2
Chess
Sewing Club
Fri. 05/20
Splash Day Grades PK3, PreK-4 & K
Field Trip Grade 2
Sun. 05/22
Parent/Candidate Sacrament of Confirmation meeting 9:15am in Hess
Mon. 05/23
Band
Arts Night
Tues. 05/24
School Mass 8:15am
Karate
Wed. 05/25
7th Grade Pre-HSPT
Cooking Club
Super Star Soccer
Thurs. 05/26
4-8 Grade check grades in PlusPortals
Chess
Sewing Club
Fri. 05/27
Field Day- 1:00pm Dismissal
No Aftercare

TUTORING AVAILABLE
Some of our OLV teachers will be available for tutoring this summer. 
These teachers are:
Val Ciskowski
ciskowskiva@gmail.com

Katie Laskey
klaskey@alumni.nd.edu

Maggie Scheeler
Maggieob91@gmail.com 

Lauren Harper
lebharper@gmail.com



CONFIRMED 2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR DATES
The 2022-23 school dates listed below are confirmed from the Archdiocese of Washington.
First Day of School: August 23rd, 2022
Last Day of School: June 9th, 2023
Thanksgiving Break: classes end at 12:15pm dismissal November 22nd; classes resume November 29th
Christmas Break: classes end at 12:15pm on December 16th; classes resume January 3rd
Easter Break: classes end 12:15pm on April 6th; classes resume April 17th

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
TRIVIA NIGHT
Trivia Night is almost here- please join us for the most entertaining evening at OLV in-person!
Parents, friends and co-workers age 21 and up are invited to a night of fun and laughter – no trivia knowledge necessary!
Please register by TONIGHT via this link.
Teams of six to ten players compete through ten rounds of trivia of all sorts. In an effort to get acquainted / reacquainted, team table numbers will be assigned at the door; however, team requests made in advance will be accommodated as much as possible.
Doors open at 6:00pm, trivia begins at 7:00pm. $50 per person.  Price includes trivia, light dinner, water/soda and dessert table. Individual coolers welcome - please enter Hess through Door #4.
Email Katie Sague at vice_principal@olvschooldc.org with any questions.

CONGRATULATIONS FIRST COMMUNICANTS
Congratulations to our OLV students who recently received their first Holy Communion.
Sophia Martha Afram
Tallis Chauvet
Benjamin Gleason Crump
Henry Davis
Orla Mary Donnell
Addison Elizabeth French
Peyton Freya Rue Hernandez
Vivienne Holmes
Kathleen Maeve Jennings
Gabrielle Grace Jepsen
Christopher Khoury
Noah O'Brian
Patrick Peake
Francisco Preciado
Andrés Ramos-Izquierdo
Charlotte Grace Renjel
Jordan Rush
Agnes Mary Sullivan
Eric Xavier Watkins

It was a wonderful Mass!  Thank you to the 1st grade parents for coordinating the beautiful First Communion hospitality and a special thanks to the McGeehan family! 

FROM THE COUNSELOR
Whether we are new to a school, a playground or a sports team - kids can always benefit from helpful tips on how to make friends, and keep them :)
Let me know what you think about this week's article Kids Who Need Help Making Friends
OLV VS LAB SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL GAME MAY 12TH
7th and 8th grade students will compete in a volleyball match against The Lab School of Washington on Thursday, May 12th at 4:00pm at The Lab School.
Students in aftercare in grades 4-8 will walk over to watch the game at The Lab School.
Spectators allowed -masks mandatory
Game will be live streamed here.

SCANTRON END OF YEAR TESTING
This week, students in grades 3-5 will finish their end of year Scantron tests.  
Please work with us to help your children prepare for testing by ensuring that each child:
- arrives to school on time
- gets plenty of sleep
- eats a nutritious breakfast
- brings a healthy snack and book to read

Students in Grades K-2 will take their tests the week of May 16th.

MUSIC AND ARTS NIGHT - MONDAY, MAY 23RD
Please join us for Arts Night on May 23rd for a wonderful evening featuring our student musicians, art projects from grades 4-8 and the 8th grade production of mini Shakespeare plays.     
5:15pm: 8th graders meet in 8th homeroom.  4th & 5th graders meet Ms. Zhou in 7th grade homeroom,
5:30pm: Art Show in Hess.  4th & 5th graders music performances in Hess.  4-8 Band meet Mrs. Molony in 5th grade homeroom.
5:45pm: 8th graders perform Shakespeare on the Church steps (inside the Church if inclement weather)
6:00pm: Band performs in Hess
6:15pm: 8th graders perform Shakespeare on the Church steps (inside the Church if inclement weather)
6:30pm: Art Show closes 

OLV VARIETY SHOW: JUNE 8TH
If your student would like to perform in this year's OLV Variety Show, please email either Mrs. Scheeler (mscheeler@olvschooldc.org) or Ms. Harper (grade5@olvschooldc.org) to let them know.
The variety show will take place during school school hours on Wednesday, June 8th. There is a piano and microphone available but students must supply any other desired equipment.  This includes music, props, etc.
This is a very casual event but please review content for appropriateness and safety with your kid(a) before they sign up.  Act submissions will be accepted through Friday, June 3rd.

PRAYERS & SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
To continue to support the people of Ukraine, we would like for all ADW schools to unite in prayer this Friday, May 13th, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
The Blessed Mother asked during her appearance at Fatima for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, which our archdiocese united with Pope Francis, did on March 25, but we would also like to use an abbreviated form of that prayer across all of ADW schools on Friday (prayer attached here).
This Friday will also be a free dress day (blue and yellow for Ukraine) in support for the Ukrainian people.
A letter for parents inviting their families to join in the prayer at home and/or donate to support the refugees will follow from the Archdiocese.

ANNUAL FUND DONOR THANK YOU
Thank you very much to everyone who has supported OLV through our Annual Fund, now concluding its sixth year!
Please click here for the full list of donors that we thank from the bottom of our OLV heart!

FIELD DAY- FRIDAY, MAY 27TH
On Friday, May 27th, the entire school will participate in Field Day on the campus of Our Lady of Victory.  Lunch will be provided.  PK3 will be dismissed at 12:45pm.  Grades PreK-4-8th will be dismissed from school at 1:00pm.  
NO EXTENDED DAY WILL BE HELD ON FIELD DAY
Students who will be leaving Field Day on their own must have a written, signed note from a parent or permission on file in the school office to leave the premises. 
A water bottle will be provided to all students on Field Day.  Please remember to apply sunscreen at home.  Students should wear blue or white reflecting their team and also wear sneakers.
PLEASE NOTE: While pizza lunch will be provided, OLV recognizes that some of its students face a variety of dietary preferences or restrictions (e.g. diabetes, vegan, celiac disease, food color allergies, egg allergies, dairy allergies, other nut allergies, etc.). However, due to the variety and complexity of dietary preferences in our community, it is impossible to accommodate every child by ensuring every food product available at school events is acceptable for every child. Therefore, parents with children who have dietary preferences or restrictions are encouraged to provide food that meets their child’s specific needs that day.

CARLINE SURVEY
Please, help!  6th grade students are currently learning about ways in which different activities can impact the environment and climate change.  Please click here to fill out the survey they created to help them gather information for their project. Thanks!

CONFIRMATION PARENT & CANDIDATE MEETING- DATE CHANGE
All families of current 6th & 7th grade students who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next Spring should plan to attend a meeting on Sunday, May 22nd, from 9:15am to 10:15am in Hess. Parents and candidates should both plan to attend as important dates for Confirmation 2023, candidate formation, and expectations will be shared. 

ADW SCHOOLS TEACHING JOB FAIR: MAY 14th, 2022
The Catholic Schools Office is hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Saturday, May 14, from 9:00am to 12 noon.
Designed for prospective Catholic school educators and staff, the Archdiocese of Washington (ADW) Catholic Schools Office will host a Job Fair which features exhibits by Catholic high schools, elementary schools, and early learning centers in the archdiocese. In addition to learning more about the career opportunities at each school, the ADW School Job Fair will also feature informational sessions from Human Resources about the application and hiring process. This informative virtual event will help future Catholic school educators and staff connect directly with a school and apply. 
Please click this link to register.
PARISH NEWS
JOIN THE OLV PARISH
If you are interested in joining our parish, please email Janice Harris at olvparishsec@gmail.com or click here for complete details. 
MAY CROWNING
Join us on Sunday, May 15th following the 10:30 Mass for the Crowning of Mary.  All First Communion children are invited to wear their First Communion attire to Mass and for the procession that follows as we honor our Blessed Mother.
ADORATION WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
You are all welcome every Wednesday for an hour of Adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the church.  During this hour, the priest will be available for confessions.  We will end with a benediction. 
SUNDAY PARISH BULLETIN
If you would like to receive an electronic version of the weekly bulletin and email updates/blasts from the parish, please email Janice Harris at olvparishsec@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list.
To read the latest OLV Parish Bulletin, please click here.
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