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Thank you to everyone for a very successful virtual Gala and Auction!
LOOKING AHEAD
Thurs. 11/19
Practice HSPT 8th grade Blue team- 12:15pm dismissal
Fri. 11/20
Practice HSPT 8th grade White team- 12:15pm dismissal
Mon. 11/23
All Virtual Blue & White team
Tues. 11/24
All Virtual Blue & White team
12:15pm Dismissal
Wed. 11/25
NO SCHOOL- THANKSGIVING BREAK
Tues. 12/01
Classes resume 
Wed. 12/02
8th grade HSPT Blue team
Thurs. 12/03
8th grade HSPT White team
Sat. 12/05
Santa and His Sleighs
MANY THANKS OLV
Many, many thanks for all of the generous donations of canned goods and dry goods for S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) - much appreciated.
OLV FINANCIAL REPORT
Archdiocese of Washington Schools are required to share with families in a communication regarding the financial position of the school. The report shows the income/expense for the prior fiscal year and the current year budgeted financial status. At OLV, this is usually shared as part of the overall Parish Annual Report: please find the school finance report attached here.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Martinez directly.
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

OLV GALA & AUCTION

A big thanks to all the OLV parents who contributed their time and talent to make the Gala a success!  A very special thank you goes out to our Gala co-chairs Philippa Bender and Donna Synder for all their hard work and efforts in making the Gala a wonderful night for all.  Many thanks to Katie Sague and Shelly O'Brien for all their work behind the scenes to make the event a success.  Thanks, too, to all who donated goods/certificates, and thanks to our sponsors!

UPDATE TO DC HEALTH & TRAVEL
As you may know, DC has updated the requirements related to travel. Please read the update here:

https://mayor.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/mayormb/release_content/attachments/MO-2020-110.pdf

OLV family members who travel to 'hot spots' or have visitors from 'hot spots' may submit to OLV negative PCR COVID test results as an alternative to the 14 day quarantine requirement.

At OLV, we continue to experience situations where a member of the OLV community has traveled or been in close contact  (within 6ft without a mask) with an individual at an event/gathering who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. I am very grateful to families and staff for their self-reporting and cooperation with quarantine/testing requirements.

With Thanksgiving approaching, OLV encourages families to follow the CDC guidelines for Thanksgiving celebrations available here: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

Thank you to all families making the sacrifice not to travel and to celebrate Thanksgiving with just their immediate household.

Please remember to practice safety measures at all times, especially with friends, extended family and loved ones.

Maintain 6 feet or more social distance at all times (ideally outside or in a well-ventilated space)

Wear a face mask at all times (except when eating/drinking - ideally outside or in a well-ventilated space)

Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.

These basic safety measures can have an impact on all of us, and will ultimately help reduce the spread of COVID-19 at OLV.

If a family member has been in a situation where the above-mentioned safety measures have been inconsistent or not completely maintained, PLEASE keep your child at home until the results of a negative PCR test have been obtained or your child has quarantined for 14 days.

We all agree that in-person instruction is best for students. Our ability to continue to keep our campus open requires each family to make the health and safety of the OLV community a priority.


SAVE THE DATE: DECEMBER 5TH- SANTA AND HIS SLEIGHS
Santa is on his way! On December 5, 2020, the Home and School Association will host Santa and His Sleighs at 9:00am at OLV. Click here to sign-up!
Please contact Molly Quigley quigley.molly@gmail.com for more information.
GIVE VICTORY BASKETBALL A SHOT!
Registration is now open for CYO Basketball! 
No fees are being charged at this time.  The goal is to get an understanding of how many people would be interested in playing CYO Basketball during December, January and February IF CYO elects to move forward and IF we are comfortable with the safety protocols.
Registration is open for all players in 3rd grade through High School.   It is Open to all OLV Parishioners and OLV Students.
For more information about the programs please contact Jim O’Brien (646-320-8019) jobrien@rwbaird.com or Dan Kerns (202-415-4411) kerns@visi.org
The Blue Hawks are planning to form the following teams for this season:
U10 Girls (3rd and 4th Grade)
U10 Boys (3rd and 4th Grade)
U12 Girls (5th and 6th Grade)
U12 Boys (5th and 6th Grade)
U14 Girls (7th and 8th Grade)
U14 Boys (7th and 8th Grade)
U16 Girls (High School)
U18 Girls (High School)
U16 Boys (High School)
U18 Boys (High School)
CYO Registration Fee TBD
Registration Deadline is November 30th
Register Online (Register as a Parent then add Children)  https://reg.sportspilot.com/106582/leagues
ADVENT WREATH RETREAT AT HOME
Thank you to Mr. Pullano for assembling the materials and resources for the Advent Wreath Retreat usually held at OLV on the First Sunday of Advent (Sunday 29, November, 2020).
These materials will be available at the back of Church this weekend for families to use for an Advent Retreat at home. Please help yourself: first come, first served.
SIBLING REGISTRATION: THE EARLIER THE BETTER
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted!
School parents who have an additional child or children to register for next year are asked to log into TADS and apply online as soon as possible.  We will need birth certificates, baptismal certificates (if Catholic), transcripts and recommendation forms in the child's file by mid-December.

ADW TUITION ASSISTANCE

Applications for the 2021–2022 Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program are now available online here.  Families may apply online through their TADS accounts.

Current enrolled families DO NOT need to submit an application when applying for tuition assistance. Families will receive a re-enrollment instructions in January.

The deadline to apply for Archdiocesan tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year is Friday, December 4, 2020.

All families receiving financial aid in any form from OLV School are required to submit an application to ADW in order to be considered for OLV aid for the 2021-2022 school year.
UPDATE: DRIVERS & FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED: FRIENDSHIP PLACE HOMELESS SHELTER
Students may bring in pre-packaged, individually wrapped food donations for the homeless shelter in Tenleytown every Tuesday and Wednesday morning so that they can be delivered Wednesday morning.
Examples of appropriate donations are Mac & Cheese, cereal bars, Cup o'Noodles and Oatmeal.
Please note: Friendship Place is only open to accept donations on Fridays between 12 noon and 2:00pm.
A few parent volunteers are needed to pick-up donations from the OLV office on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings between 8:30am and 9:00am, and then deliver the donations on Friday afternoon.
If you are available, please sign-up via Sign-up Genius here.
Questions? Email Stephanie at admissions@olvschooldc.org.
PARISH NEWS
BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH
During the month of November we celebrate Black Catholic History Month!  During this month, chosen because the feast of St. Martin de Porres and the birthday of St. Augustine are celebrated in November, we look at the important contributions black Catholics have brought to enrich the Church.
To celebrate this month, our Archdiocese of Washington department of Cultural Diversity and Outreach in conjunction with the Tolton Ambassadors DC - USCCB - Daniel Rudd Fund - Archdiocese of Cincinnati - Chicago - Tolton Spirituality Center will be hosting a lecture series entitled "Celebrating the Cloud of Witnesses: Race, Resilience and Renewal."
Click here for more information on this free series or to register.
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