October 2014

Dear OLPS Family, 

We are at the threshold of our 3rd Annual BooWego!  Invite your family and friends to our Halloween Event, Oct. 25th from 6-10 pm.

There are so many exciting things happening at OLPS.

We have embarked on a new discipline program, Discipline With a Purpose, where our students PreK through 8th grade are learning self-discipline skills.  It is an incredible program!  Different phases of the program will be developed over the next three years.

Added to Accelerated Reading, we now have Math Facts in a Flash, a computer-based program to help the students Kindergarten through 8th grade develop automatic recall of  math facts.  The students practice during Math Lab time and at home, and they take time tests.  The aim is to know the grade level (and beyond) facts in 60 seconds or less.

We now have 35 new computers in our Lab, including 4 more tables, allowing for more space for books and research.

We have begun an Edible Garden this year.  The Gardening Club, under the direction of Ms. Israel will be growing vegetables and herbs in the four large garden beds in the backyard of the Convent.  We look forward to the delicious treats from their gardening efforts.

We will begin OneSchool OneBook in the fall.  This is a powerful, highly researched, literary program where EVERYONE in our school, every student, every family, every teacher, every faculty member, every Cafeteria worker, even our maintenance crew will read the same book.  Activities abound!

As soon as you get a chance, take a look at the HUGE world map in the Cafeteria.  Thanks to the Mileena and Ayden Fontenette’s family for putting up the map!  The students and teachers are enjoying this visual aide – amazing how many things the students “notice” as they eat lunch!

God bless you as we begin the exciting new school year,

Sr. M. Suzanne Miller, FMA