EARLY DISMISSAL 12:15PM
Coding- 3rd & 5th Grades
School Mass 8:15am in the Church hosted by 5th grade. All are welcome.
6th Grade to ADW Vocations Mass
Report Cards issued in PlusPortals
Stations of the Cross 8:15am in the Church
Born for This 6:00pm in the Church. Families 3rd Grade and up welcome.
All family Nationals game 4:05pm
Coding- 3rd & 5th Grades
Born For This 8:15am in the Church
3rd Quarter Honor Roll assembly 8:15am
EARLY DISMISSAL 12:15PM
After care closes promptly at 3:00pm
HAPPY EASTER BREAK!
DRAFT 2023-24 SCHOOL CALENDAR DATES
2023-24 school dates below are pending approval from the Archdiocese of Washington.
First Day of School: August 29th, 2023
Last Day of School: June 14th, 2024
Thanksgiving Break: classes end at 12:15pm dismissal November 21st; classes resume November 28th
Christmas Break: classes end at 12:15pm on December 15th; classes resume January 2nd
Easter Break: classes end 12:15pm on March 28th; classes resume April 8th
Last week, Fr. Andy and I met with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to remind them of the main points of the Technology Usage Agreement that is signed by students and parents annually.
We encourage you to review these policies and consider adopting all or most of the same expectations for your child while using technology outside of school or at home.
The purpose of these policies and expectations is for us to work together to ensure the safety of all our students while recognizing the opportunities offered by technology for educational excellence and to form 21st-century digital citizens.
Students were reminded that technology is a privilege, not a right. We understand that many children view their access to their devices as meeting a basic human need, but at OLV and at home, we encourage you to cultivate the idea of technology and access to devices and the internet as a privilege.
We know that many students have access to technology at home. We reminded students that their usage of technology outside of school becomes a school matter if their behavior or actions impact OLV.
According to our technology agreement, students commit to managing their digital identity and reputation by representing themselves in a way that respects the values of the Catholic Church. We encourage you to adopt the same approach as a family. Agree with your child that they will always remember your family values when using technology and represent themselves accordingly with positive, safe, legal, and ethical behaviors, including during their social interactions.
Please remind your child to always use kind and respectful behavior towards others when using technology, being careful to follow school policies and local, state, and federal cyber-bullying laws. Students are required to inform a teacher or member of staff if they know about any inappropriate material or misuse of technology, cyberbullying, or threats made using technology. We encourage you to have the same agreement with your child. Let your child know that they can always talk to you and tell you about anything inappropriate that occurs during technology usage.
Our agreement addresses how to manage personal data in a safe manner and how to protect the rights and privileges of others. For example, never sharing information such as home address or telephone number without permission and never taking or posting information about another individual without consent. Please remind your child that digital content is everlasting, even when deleted or within privacy settings.
Lastly, we reminded students that the school has the right to monitor student use of technology. We encourage you to have the same agreement with your child. Please monitor your child's use of technology; your child should have no expectation of privacy for any technology usage. As parents, reserve the right to access any technology usage or equipment.
At the end of our meeting, Fr. Andy reminded students of God's love for them and how we are called to treat every person with respect and dignity, including ourselves.
Please review the ADW Technology and Internet Usage Agreement with your child. We encourage you to re-read this document as a family and to either adopt the same principles as a family or formulate your own family media/technology plan.
The American Association of Pediatrics has a template here for creating a family media/technology plan.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support as we work in partnership to help our students become their best selves and educated digital citizens.
INTRODUCING YAY LUNCH- OUR NEW SCHOOL LUNCH SERVICE!
We are excited to introduce our new lunch service, Yay Lunch, which provides freshly made, balanced meals for students, faculty, and staff through a simple online ordering process. All meals are prepared daily by local food partners and delivered to schools by the Yay Lunch team.
Click here to register today to be the first to know when menus and ordering are live!
Questions? Click here and here for more information.
After you register, here’s what’s next:
- Yay Lunch will work on a menu that’s perfect for our school
- You'll be the first to know when ordering is live
- And Yay Lunch will be in touch about menu updates, promos and more!
SAVE THE DATE- THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION RECEPTION
A parent and student reception at The Phillips Collection will be held on May 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. More details to follow.
END OF Q3 REPORT CARDS
This Friday, March 24th is the end of the 3rd 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that PlusPortals will be inaccessible to parents and students from March 24th until March 30th for grade calculation and verification.
BORN FOR THIS: FRIDAY MARCH 31ST 6:00PM IN THE CHURCH
A wonderful tradition during Lent is to pray the Stations of the Cross. A dramatic interpretation will be presented by our 7th and 8th grade Confirmation candidates this Friday, March 31st at 6:00pm in the church.
This is a very moving production; we recommend it for grades 3 and up. We do hope many parents and friends will be able to join us for this prayer.
ALL SCHOOL WASHINGTON NATIONALS GAME: SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST at 4:05PM
Family Event: Saturday, April 1st, 4:05 p.m.
Join the 3rd grade class as they host this year's family event at Nationals Park.
We have 100 tickets available for families.
Click here: please complete a form for your family by Monday, March 27th (one adult per student). Tickets will be available for pick up on Thursday, March 30th and Friday, March 31st from 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. outside the playground area.
2023 CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FAIR
The 2023 Catholic High School Fair will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at Catholic University. Families with a current 6th or 7th grader are encouraged to attend.
Parents, please take a moment to answer our brief survey about volunteer opportunities at OLV for the 2023-24 school year.
Click here for the parent survey.
Parental involvement and volunteerism is vital to our school's success and our parents are one of our biggest assets. We need room parents, H.S.A. event coordinator and parents willing to take the lead on the Gala.
Thank you for your help!
OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM UPDATES
Please note the below deadlines for the Opportunity Scholarship Program and the 2023 summer programming for Opportunity Scholars.
Serving Our Children is currently accepting applications from new and returning applicants for the 2023/2024 school year.
The deadline for new families to submit their applications and required documents is Friday, March 31, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
The deadline for returning families to submit their application is April 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., and required documents is Monday, April 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Please note that the above deadlines for the 2023/2024 application cycle are firm deadlines.
OLV TRACK AND FIELD
Registration is now open for our league-champion OLV track and field team. Click here for details.
Practices will be Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm at the Duke Ellington track starting March 29th. Meets will be at 2:00pm on Sundays in April and May.
Registration is open to children in Kindergarten through 9th grades, and is $95 per person. (Contact Sheila Martinez for reduced fees in case of financial hardship.)
Further details will be emailed to all registered families; in the meantime, contact Peter Kimball with any questions at email@example.com. Go Victory!
SAVE THE NEW DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 12TH!
Mark your calendar now for the most entertaining evening at OLV. Parents, friends and co-workers age 21 and up are invited to a night of fun, food and laughter – no trivia knowledge necessary!
More information and registration link will be available in April. Questions?
JOIN THE OLV PARISH
EASTER FLOWER MEMORIALS
If you would like to donate Easter flowers in memory of a deceased loved one, please complete this form and either 1) drop this form with your donation into the Sunday collection basket, or 2) bring it into the Parish Office. Questions? Please call the Parish Office at 202-337-4835.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2023 SCHEDULE
Palm Sunday Masses
April 1st: 5:15 PM
April 2nd: 10:30 AM
April 6th: 7:00 PM Mass of Our Lord's Supper
April 7th: 7:00 PM Celebration of Our Lord's Passion
April 8th: 8:00 PM Easter Vigil
April 9th: 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM Easter Morning
SUNDAY PARISH BULLETIN
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