Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Welcome to the new school year!

The 2016-17 school year is fully underway at OLS! Last Wednesday, we welcomed our 1st-8th grade students, and this week our youngest students join in the fun. Our kindergarten families had a special open house and pizza lunch yesterday to get acquainted. They start school today, and though there might be a few tears, we know they will quickly adjust to life in kindergarten.

This year's kindergarten students: the OLS class of 2025!

Our preschool students also started this week! We are delighted to welcome the youngest members of our school community and watch them grow and develop throughout the school year. Here's to a terrific 2016-17!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Blood Drive on July 10th!

On Sunday, July 10th, you can save a life and help OLS students by giving just one hour of your time. The Home & School Association is sponsoring a blood drive, and we're counting on you to help make it a success! The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which provides blood for the entire SSM hospital system, will conduct our drive, and they will provide a grant to our school if we donate at least 20 units on the 10th. 

First-time donors and seasoned veterans alike can make a difference by donating. We appreciate advance appointments, but walk-ins are welcome, too. The drive will run from 9:00am - 11:30am, so you can stop in before or after Mass. Sign up for your donation appointment either online or by calling/texting Kate: 314-882-6638.

YOU make a difference. Thank you for your generosity to OLS and to the St. Louis region.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Kindergarten graduation

Our 8th graders graduated last week, and this week it was the kindergarten's turn! During a morning ceremony for family and friends, the kindergarten students showcased all that they've learned this year.

This crew has grown by leaps and bounds since their first day of school nine months ago. Now budding readers and independent workers, they are ready to tackle new challenges. We are proud of your hard work and look forward to watching you grow! Congratulations, kindergartners!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Clay creations from art class

A sampling of the clay art creations made by OLS students this year.
6th coil pots, mugs, bowls and other creations:

 4th grade rattle critters:

 7th grade clay creations of choice:

 2nd grade "dinosaurs":

5th grade coil bowls, mugs, etc.:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

8th grade farewell

We are so proud of our 8th graders, the OLS class of 2016! They undertook countless responsibilities at school this year, from crossing guard to office and classroom aides. Through their hard work, dedication, and commitment to service, they set an example for the younger students, putting the OLS mission into action.
We bid a fond farewell to the class of 2016 last weekend. The students and their families celebrated their achievements and marked an end to this chapter of their life. Congratulations to our newest alums! We will miss you!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Snocones with Mrs. Banahan

Last week the students were surprised with two fabulous treats - a visit from Mrs. Banahan and snocones!!  It was wonderful to see Mrs. Banahan and who doesn't love a snocone?!

We couldn't have asked for a nicer day to celebrate!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Indoor Recess

A rainy day can't keep the 7th graders from having fun!  Here they are playing gaga ball in the gym foyer during a rainy indoor recess.  They are both creative and resourceful!