Principal’s Corner

Dear OLPH Families,

The month of May is very special to our school. This week is our May Crowning Prayer Service and as I mentioned in previous newsletters, it’s beautiful prayer services like these that have kept me here at OLPH. Students from each grade level process into the church with flowers, and a male and female religion representative from each class assist in crowning our Blessed Mother. If you are new to this tradition I have added a brief explanation.

“May Crowning” is a traditional Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May and it recognizes Mary as Queen of heaven and earth. Since medieval times, there has been a correlation between Mary and the month of May. May is considered the season of the beginning of new life. “May Crowning” marks a new spiritual season. Our Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, lifted us right out of the last long, cold days of winter and firmly planted our hearts in the warm and promising soil of spring.

During the Holy Mass on May Crowning day, a wreath of flowers and herbs is placed on the statue of Mary. The act of crowning is rooted in the view of Mary as the Queen of Heaven. The event is of particular significance as it relates to the Champion Shrine history because, when Our Lady appeared to the young Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, in 1859, she identified herself as the “Queen of Heaven.” https://walktomary.com/event/may-crowning/

Click here to download a copy of a “Prayer Service To Honor Mary in May” to say at home with family.

We feel blessed that our students, especially our new & TK/Kindergarten students, get the chance to experience this beautiful mass this year. Our school is truly amazing and filled with faith!

We are also taking registration for our 2021-2022 school year. Be sure to submit your registration packet and secure your child’s placement for the 2021-2022 school year. More information, including Enrollment Packet and Tuition Schedule, can be found on our website here.

Tuition was raised due to the state minimum wage increase as well as additional resources for our students next school year. OLPH will be hiring on-site staff/security for a longer duration of the school day and an intervention teacher that will assist students in all grade levels. We are excited to be able to add these much-needed resources to our school.

Blessings,
Mrs. C

Inaugural OLPH Golf Tournament

Thank you to the staff and parents that came out to volunteer during our Golf Tournament. It was an amazing day! We are blessed to have all of those that were so supportive during this event. We are grateful to those players that registered and grateful to all the businesses that supported us as well! Thank you for your contribution to Catholic education.
To see the results of this year’s tournament, click here.
To see photos from the event, please visit our Facebook account or our Instagram account.

Required Parent Service Hours & Maintenance Day

Parents, we understand that due to COVID-19 we are unable to physically complete parent hours on campus. We will not be billing for Parent Service Hours (as stated in the 2020-2021 Parent Handbook) This year, however, the following were required participation from each family.1 Maintenance Day- If you were unable to fulfill this requirement, please contact the school to see how you can still complete.

3 Mandatory Parent Meetings- All meeting were done via Zoom

  • As always, any donations to the classroom, teachers, and overall school can be made to offset any required hours or meetings not fulfilled.

If you haven’t paid your Walkathon pledge, please take care of that in the office.

IMPORTANT 8TH GRADE DATES

We are excited to have our 8th graders on campus! Listed below are some important dates for them to remember.May 7th- Picture Fun Day. Free dress for 8th grade & lunch provided

June 1st– Water Day & BBQ- Minimum Day for 8th grade, dismissal at 1:00pm. 8th grade will have a day of fun with yearbook signing, water slides and a BBQ lunch.

June 3rd– Subject Award Ceremony 6:00pm, Location TBA

June 5th-8th Grade Graduation at 10:00am, Location TBA

DISNEYLAND & LAS VEGAS RAFFLE

Parents,Disneyland and Las Vegas Raffle deadline has been extended. Raffle tickets are due Thursday, May 27th and the raffles will be held Friday, May 28th. Thank you for your much-needed support parents!

SUMMER SCHOOL!

Parents,Summer school information is available on our website:

  • to view our 2021 Summer School Catalog online, click here
  • For Preschool Registration Form & Info, click here
  • For K-8th Grade Registration Form & Info, click here

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Rodriguez at mrodriguez@olphindio.net.

OLPH Family Business Directory

Below is a listing of businesses owned by OLPH families. Please use this list to support families in our school community. If you would like to join the directory, please email acovarrubias@olphindio.net. Thank you for your support!