Newsletter – 2024 July 4

Dear Parents,

I wanted to express my gratitude for the many gifts and heartfelt cards. Many brought a tear to my eye and I wanted to let you know how much it means to me and how much I appreciate it. Thank you.

I wish everyone a safe and restful holiday. In the words of Pope Francis,

“To Mary we entrust our vacation time, so that we are serene and that summer would be a relaxing time, cheered by friends and happy moments.”

-Pope Francis

Mark Your Calendar
Tuesday, September 3, 2024 is the first day of school for students in Grades 1 – 7.
As in previous years, we will all gather in the gym where Mrs. Grout, our school administrator, will welcome and introduce the staff. Then the students leave to go to the classroom until 10:00a.m.

Normally, parents disperse at this time. However, this year parents are requested to stay in the gym for a collaborative session, which will focus on OLM’s vision on “How does one become a genuine Christian Citizen?” and “What does that look like in concrete terms for students ages 5 – 13?

It is important for all the stakeholders, parents, students and staff to participate in building a vision that reflects our shared beliefs and values. The vision is the big picture of our desired outcomes. It’s an internal representation of what is most important to us; it’s exciting, inspiring, compelling and filled with positive emotions.

Together, we will look at the relationship between the vision and current reality. This is called structural tension. During collaboration, brainstorming, and a creative process, we will have an eye on where we want to go, and an eye on where we are currently at.

The data we collect from all the stakeholders will inform our daily practices and help build a strategic plan to best meet the needs of our students.

We hope you will join this interactive and educational event, along with other stakeholders, parents, and staff on September 3! Stay safe and have a great summer!

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