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Please read carefully...
5th Grade students built "houses" as protection for a P.E. game.
LOOKING AHEAD
Thurs. 01/13
Music Kids
Scantron Grades 6-8
Chess
Sewing
Fri. 01/14
End of Q2
12:15PM EARLY DISMISSAL
Mon 01/17
NO SCHOOL- Martin  Luther King Jr. Birthday
Tues. 01/18
Scantron Grades 3-5
Karate
Wed. 01/19
Music Kids
Floor Hockey
Thurs. 01/20
Report Cards issued in eLocker PlusPortals
Scantron Grades 3-5
Music Kids
8th Grade Virtual Field Trip
Chess
Sewing Club

GROWTH LECTURE AND DISCUSSION SERIES FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS
Executive Functioning and Dysregulation: Understanding
and Supporting Neurodiverse Students

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Dr. David Black
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
and Director of the Center for
Assessment and Treatment (CAAT)
&
Supporting Adolescent Academic Challenges in Reading, Writing & Note-taking
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Navigating academic tasks can be daunting when students are required to move beyond foundational skills. Join us to learn about what makes reading comprehension, written expression, and note-taking so difficult and the strategies and supports your student needs to be successful.
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Update- Covid Cases at OLV
As of the end of the day on Tuesday, we have nine 'active' cases, one employee and eight students. Active cases means that the person attended school in the last 14 days, tested positive and is completing a ten day quarantine period. 
Covid Vaccination Records
Please load your child's Covid vaccination records into Magnus Health. With the increase in cases recently, it will help us to determine if your child may remain in school or need to be collected if identified as a close contact.
Under immunizations, record/COVID Vaccination Card - load a copy of the record.
Antigen  Rapid Tests
Parents are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to have a supply of at-home antigen tests available to use.
Antigen tests are available from a pharmacy or for DC residents, available at pick-up sites: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/rapidantigen
Montgomery County residents can pick-up antigen tests at a local library: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/testing/rapid-tests.html
Masks
Please consider sending your child to school in a KN95 mask (we do have a supply available at OLV).  Alternatively, please use a medical mask covered by a cloth mask to secure the medical mask in place. 
Weather
Temperatures and wind chills are expected to be quite cold this week. Please remind your student to dress warmly in layers and to bring appropriate outdoor gear (coat, hat, gloves, etc.). Even if we stay inside for recess, please remember that students may need to walk to the music room or go outside during the school day.

END OF Q2 REPORT CARDS
Friday, January 14th is the end of the 2nd quarter.  Report cards will be issued the following week in PlusPortals in the eLocker to all families with current tuition accounts.
You may check your child's attendance in PlusPortals to ensure its accuracy.  Please note that any needed changes to attendance can only be made prior to report cards being issued. Please contact the school front office with any issues by email (admin@olvschooldc.org).   
Please note that PlusPortals will be inaccessible to parents and students from January 14th until January 20th for grade calculation and verification.
RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2022-2023
During Catholic Schools Week (January 30th - February 5th), all current families will receive an email regarding re-registration for their child/children for the 2022-2023 school year.
If your child will not be returning to OLV next year, please notify the school office in writing as soon as possible at admin@olvschooldc.org.  Thank you!
SCANTRON GRADES 6-8
This week, students in grades 6-8 will be taking their winter Scantron tests in Math and Reading.
Please work with us to help your children prepare for testing by ensuring that he or she:
- arrives to school on time
- gets plenty of sleep
- eats a nutritious breakfast
- brings a calculator (Grades 7 and 8)
- brings a healthy snack and book to read


UNIFORMS IN THE NEW YEAR
Students may wear gym uniforms daily.  Students may wear navy blue or white turtle necks under their sweatshirts for additional warmth.  Please remember that students will have PE class and recess outside as much as possible, so students will need to wear suitable footwear such as tennis shoes.  Please only wear snow boots on days when there is actual snow/ice on the ground.  Thank you.
OLV BASKETBALL CLINIC
Blue Hawks are invited to come and participate in the OLV Basketball Clinic.  It is focused on the fundamentals of basketball with an emphasis on teamwork, 100% effort, and having fun!
UPDATED DATES & TIMES:
Saturday 1/15, 12:30 to 2:00
Saturday 1/22, 12:30 to 2:00
Saturday 2/5, 9:30 to 11:00
Saturday 2/19, 9:30 to 11:00
Saturday 2/26, Time to be confirmed by Visitation
Registration Fee:  $100 per child
Who? Open to OLV Students and Parishioners Pre-K through 2nd Grade
Sign up at Sports Pilot here.
More information can be found here.
Questions? Contact Brian Vassallo at vassallo1@verizon.net
Parent Volunteers are needed!  

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENTS / SUMMER CAMP CONFIRMATION
Active Play is bringing Sewing, Ping-pong, Gymnastics and Floor Hockey to OLV this winter for after-school enrichments!
Register for the below activities online here.
Early Bird discount code 20% off: APSUMMER20 (GOOD UNTIL 1/15/22)
Floor Hockey (2nd-5th) 
Pass, shoot, and score this winter with Active Play! Students will learn hockey skills as they compete against each other in various games and drills. This class is a fun, high-energy, and high-endurance activity that will require lots of water breaks. Sign up to see if you have what it takes to be a Stanley Cup Champion!
Sewing Club (2nd-5th)
Students will learn the lost art of sewing by hand through a variety of fun projects. Focusing primarily on the running and blanket stitch, students will sew animals, key-chains, "too-hot holders," clothing, and seasonal projects. Students will receive their own sewing kits, and learn about the different materials needed to properly sew. This class is designed for beginner sewers, but all sewing enthusiasts are welcome.
Ping Pong Club (1st-5th) 
Students will spend time learning the sport of table tennis.  Kids will get a chance to practice their forehand and backhand as they compete with classmates. This ultimate hand-eye coordination activity will surely be a topic of discussion at the dinner table!  Check us out this term to see if you have a Roger Federer in the family. 
2021 Active Play Summer Sports and Play Outdoor Camps in Washington DC and Bethesda MD for Ages 3-14
Details and registration online here.

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.
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. 
HOSPITALITY
We are looking for volunteers to help sustain our Hospitality offerings after the Sunday morning Masses.  If you are able to help, thank you!  Please click on the link below to volunteer for the day(s) and time(s) you are available in January.
OLV's Opening Synod Presentation is this Sunday.

OLV'S OPENING PRESENTATION ON SYNODALITY
Join us for Our Lady of Victory's Opening Presentation on Synodality, offered by Fr. Leo Lefebure on Sunday, January 16 at 7:00 pm in the church.  
Fr. Leo will provide some historical and theological background on the Synod and Synodality to help us better understand their importance in the life of the Church and in this current process.  This opening session will also be offered on Zoom.
To join the Zoom session, enter Meeting ID: 829 5344 9990 with Passcode: 733969.
Contact our parish's Synod representatives, Patrice Fitzpatrick at olvparishpa@gmail.com or 202-337-4853 x 105 or Dan Kerns at DanKerns25@gmail.com, for more information.
In addition, we warmly welcome you to join us for one of the listening sessions where, guided by the Holy Spirit, we will reflect, share, and listen to one another.
Our Lady of Victory Listening Sessions
Sunday, Jan. 16:  9:00 am – 10:15 am in Hess
Thursday, Jan. 20:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in Hess
Sunday, Jan. 23:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Remote Session on Zoom
Thursday, Jan. 27:  8:00 am – 8:45 am in the Church (Please note location change.)      

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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