Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chapel Prayers

In the spirit of Mother Teresa, Mrs. Mongan and her first graders visit the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel about twice per week. They pray for the sick and the poor.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Preschool Emotions

Social-emotional development is one of the most important aspects of early childhood education. Teachers at One LIttle Seed start every year by helping their students grow a "feeling vocabulary". The Blue Room (made up of 4- and 5-year-olds) read several books about feelings, discussed how to handle angry feelings, and talked about things that make them feel happy!

Learning to express feelings is not a one-week or one-month lesson but a year-long process that will serve these little ones their entire lives!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Seats and Feet Drive

Over the last two weeks, the Home & School Association invited OLS families to participate in a drive to support families who lost everything during the recent floods in Louisiana. Our students brought in bag after bag of new socks, new underwear, and new shoes to help provide some basics for students at another Catholic school: St. Thomas More in Baton Rouge.

A table overflowing with donations from our families.

While we had hoped we could send something to these families in need, we were absolutely floored by the tremendous response! OLS proves once again that our community's generosity knows no limit. By the numbers, we collected:

  • 26 pairs of shoes
  • 445 pairs of underwear
  • 390 pairs of socks
  • 8 undershirts
  • 45 letters from our students to theirs
We filled 9 boxes and shipped them out last week. Thank you for your support and concern for the families at St. Thomas More!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Third grade botanists

Ms. Schweiss's third grade students are exploring topics in science this quarter. They've begun learning about living organisms and have worked to define their characteristics. To put their lesson into practice, they planted their own seeds. The students make regular observations of their plants, noting how they respond to their environment.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rolling to School

How do you commute to school? OLS families find a range of ways to get to campus. While the vehicle drop off lane is always a popular choice, you'll find OLS kids walking, biking, or riding their scooters through the neighborhood on their way to school. Our dedicated crossing guards are there rain or shine to ensure both pedestrian and vehicle safety.

This is how these two roll to school! Sometimes on
separate bikes and other times sharing one. They love the fresh air
and exercise before a day of schoolwork

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Theme for 2016-2017

For 2016-17, the theme is “God's Love is Eternal” (Psalms 136:12).   Each year, the 8th grade class selects a theme for the academic term. 

A generous parishioner, Linda Carter, designed and created a banner, which bears the theme and hangs in a central hallway for all to see. Banners from past years line the cafeteria, reminding students of our history and tradition.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Blue Day

Last week, 4th grader Aiden G organized a fundraiser to support prostate cancer research. After losing his dad to this disease, the cause is near to his heart. Aiden encouraged all students to bring $1 to school and wear a blue shirt of their choice. Each student who made a donation received a cupcake, too.

With the support of the OLS student body, Aiden exceeded his fundraising goal! Thanks to all for your generous support.