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Middle School students enjoyed outdoor games on the feast day of Our Lady of Victory.
LOOKING AHEAD
Mon. 10/19
Early Dismissal 12:15pm
Fri. 10/23
How to read Scantron scores virtual meeting- 8:30am immediately following morning assembly
Trunk or Treat
Mon. 10/26
In-person White team
Thurs. 10/29
End of Q1 (Blue team full day of school)
Fri. 10/30
NO SCHOOL- ADW Professional Development Day
Mon. 11/02
Early Dismissal- 12:15pm
Fri. 11/06
Report Cards live in PlusPortals under eLocker
Mon. 11/09
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. 11/11
White team full day
Thurs. 11/12
Honor Roll Assembly Blue Team
Fri. 11/13
Honor Roll Assembly White Team
SCANTRON SCORES
If parents would like to learn more about understanding Scantron scores, there will be a virtual parent meeting with Mrs. Martinez on Friday, October 23rd at 8:30am immediately following morning assembly (Assembly Zoom meeting room). 
VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION SESSIONS
Tell a friend: applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 school year!
In addition, monthly Virtual Admissions Sessions are being offered for potential applicants. 
Further information can be found on our website here.
VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION SESSIONS
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
If you are interested in forming a Best Buddies Chapter at OLV, please contact Marcela Souaya
Click here for examples of some local upcoming events.
ADDRESS CHANGES
If you have moved since last school year and you have NOT provided your new address to the school office or made changes in PlusPortals, please email Susan Morias so that we can update our records.
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Scantron scores will come home this week.  A virtual parent session will be offered Friday, October 23rd after morning assembly to help parents to understand the scores.  Please find a Scantron parent guide here in English and here in Spanish.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS: THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS & DC SELF-QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS

The Center for Disease Control has released recommendations for families to consider when making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please review these guidelines here before making your plans to celebrate or travel.

Friendly reminder: please review the DC self-quarantine requirements for non-essential travel that apply to all those attending work or school in DC.
 

Anyone entering Washington, DC from a high-risk state (within the prior 14 days) who was traveling for non-essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for a full 14 days after the day of return.

Please check https://coronavirus.dc.gov/phasetwo for the most updated list of 'hot spots'. We understand that this may impact your child's attendance in-person for the two weeks after Thanksgiving.

Please let your child's teacher and Susan Morais admin@olvschooldc.org know if your child will need to be fully virtual due to self-quarantine. We will do our best to arrange a non-contact materials pickup if needed. 

Taking a COVID-19 test within this 14 day period is not a substitute for quarantining and will not exempt you from this requirement. 

CHRISTMAS
OLV understands that families may wish to travel and/or host visitors over Christmas break.  In order to support the 14 day quarantine requirement in DC, OLV will be fully virtual from January 4th through January 15th.  In-person classes will resume Tuesday, January 19th.

If you intend to resume in-person classes on January 19th, please adhere to the quarantine requirement beginning January 4th.


Thank you for your support and cooperation as we work together to follow best practices and keep our community members as safe as possible.

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.

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.
OLV TRUNK OR TREAT- OCTOBER 23rd
OLV will be celebrating Halloween with a socially distant, Trunk or Treat this year! Second Grade will host this fun event on Friday, October 23rd.  Students will parade in costumes at staggered time slots to collect a treat from each trunk, enjoy some Halloween music and have a photo opportunity.  
Please review the UPDATED TIMES on this OLV Trunk or Treat sign up and select a slot for Blue Team or White Team.  We ask that you limit attendance to household members only.  Also, please park in the neighborhood as the parking lot will be reserved for trick or treaters.
Please note that all of the same on-campus requirements related to COVID (masks, social distancing, etc.) remain in place for this event.
Every family will be required to take temperatures before they leave the house and at check in verify they conducted a health check.








OLV GALA & AUCTION
GALA TO GO TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! 
Please click on this link, http://olvschooldc.maestroweb.com/ to celebrate with our community!
The 2020 Annual Gala is Saturday, November 14th and we are looking forward to an amazing virtual event!
Gala Raffle Tickets Available: $50 for one, $100 for three. Enter for chances to win a MacBook Air, an Apple ipad or Apple AirPods.  Please contact Kimber Colton to reserve a ticket or tickets at olvgalaraffle@gmail.com
The Count Down to OLV’s 2020 Virtual Gala “Celebrating Community” has begun and we are calling all families to share their child’s gifts and talents: singing, dancing, hula-hooping, playing an instrument, telling jokes, martial arts, gymnastics, chalk art (put on those thinking cats) via photo or video. 
Please prepare to send pictures capturing service such as food drives, altar serving, connecting with grandparents, making masks, knitting for those in need, etc.) or just share a few words about what being a part of the OLV community means to you! 
Get those creative juices flowing! In the meantime, contact Donna Snyder donna.s.snyder@lmco.com or Philippa Bender philippajbender@gmail.com if you would like to help out!
SIGN UP FOR THE OLV FALL RUNNING GHALLENGE!
With the cancellation of the Fall CYO Cross Country Season due to COVID-19, OLV is launching its own Fall Running Challenge to keep our student runners fit and engaged during this off season.
All runners who complete 35 miles between Oct. 1 and December 1 will receive a Finishers medal and an OLV long-sleeve performance running shirt. 
Runners can run with their families where they like as far as they like each week and submit their total weekly miles to our Leaderboard.  This will allow everyone to get their miles in at their own pace without having to run in large groups at meets or practices.  
You can now sign up the whole family!  All students, families and parishioners are welcome to participate. This will be a great way to stay fit and enjoy the beautiful weather this fall.
Cost is $20 per runner.  Sign up here: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106582/leagues
Please let Dawn O'Connell know if you have any questions: Dawn.OConnell@yahoo.com.

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.
A few parent volunteers are needed each Wednesday to pick-up our donations from the OLV office between 8:30am and 9:00am. 
If you are available, please sign-up via Sign-up Genius here.
Questions? Email Stephanie at admissions@olvschooldc.org.
CYO TRAINING SESSION OLV STUDENTS GRADES 6 TO 8- AT OLV
The Fall CYO athletics programs have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but OLV athletic commissioners and coaches have been working with Mrs. Martinez and our own in-house medical experts to design a training program that complies with the school’s COVID safety precautions while providing an athletic outlet for the kids. The program we have designed would be for an hour on Saturdays in October for each designated group, consisting of training for soccer, basketball, and agility with OLV coaches/parents.  Saturday October 17th will be the first one.
We will be observing strict safety protocols for each session:
Each one-hour session will be limited to a single school color (Blue or White) for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  (So two co-ed sessions — one each with 6,7 and 8 Blue, 6, 7 and 8 white.)  For this weekend here is the schedule: 
BLUE 6, 7 AND 8 ARE FROM 9:30AM TO 10:20 AM
WHITE 6, 7 AND 8 FROM 10:30AM TO 11:20 AM
-During each session, the different grades will be separated -  only one grade will occupy one of three stations at a time, and they will rotate at set intervals.
-During the workouts, children will be kept separated, and drills will not include physical contact.
-Masks will be required upon arrival and during any preliminary announcements. Children who want to wear a mask for all or part of the workouts may do so, but they will not be required during the actual training.
-We will urge kids to bring their own basketballs, and we will have hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes for them before and after the basketball workout portion. (The other workouts will not involve touching balls or equipment with their hands.)
-All coaches will wear face coverings at all times. All coaches are Virtus compliant.
-Every family will be required to take temperatures before they leave the house and at check in verify they conducted a health check.
There will be no charge for this program, but we will ask all parents to register their children at https://reg.sportspilot.com/106582/leagues. The program will begin on Saturday, October 17th, and if all goes well we will continue weekly as long as the weather permits through October.  Each week there will be a separate announcement and REQUIRED REGISTRATION for EACH session so that we have an accurate number of participants.
We hope this will be a fun, stimulating program for the kids and that they can keep their skills and endurance from backsliding in this “lost season.” Nothing can take the place of actual competition and rigorous training, but at this time we are hoping to provide the next best thing that complies with our entire school community’s desire to keep the kids safe and the school open.
If you have any questions please contact Jim O'Brien at 646-320-8019 or obrienindc@icloud.com

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