Thursday, December 1, 2016

Growing a Pea Plant

During the first quarter, the 5th graders covered a science unit on plant life. As part of their studies, they planted a snap pea seed and have spent the past couple of months tending to it and watching it grow. The circled area in the picture below shows the first pea pod sprouting one of the plants:

If this sample is representative of the group, we have some future gardeners on our hands!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Speech Team

Earlier this month, OLS participated in our first Bellarmine Speec Meet of the year at St. Catherine Laboure. Our team did a fantastic job! In the serious category, Anna P. received a blue ribbon. The duet teams of Maggie M. & Grace C., John K. & Morgan R., and Anna B. & Audrey B. all received blue ribbons. In the humorous category, Matilda W. received a blue ribbon while Theresa D. received a perfect score gold ribbon. We are very proud of our team!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving Feast

Before diving into turkey with family and friends, our 5th graders and their kindergarten buddies celebrated their own Thanksgiving feast. Each student brought food to the feast and wore headgear of either Pilgrims or Native Americans. While the menu did not quite mimic the Pilgrims' celebration, the spirit of camaraderie and joy was the same.

The students enjoyed sharing a special day with their buddy. We hope your holiday was filled with as much excitement and joy as this one!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

We hope you'll join us for Breakfast with Santa on December 3rd! This event is always a family favorite with delicious food, crafts, and gifts in Santa's workshop. And of course, photo opportunities with the man of the hour! Complete your reservation form and return it to school with payment in an envelope marked "Breakfast with Santa". Contact Brighid at 314-353-5785 with questions.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rosaries at DuBourg House

 A few weeks ago, members of our ProLife club went to DuBourg House to pray the rosary. The students joined the retired residents in an afternoon of quiet prayer that both groups enjoyed immensely.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Reconciliation Retreat

Last Thursday, the OLS 2nd graders had the privilege of participating in a reconciliation retreat. Run by two energetic Sacred Heart Sisters, the retreat included stories, crafts, games, and songs, all geared towards teaching the students about this special sacrament of forgiveness.
From a retelling of the Prodigal Son to a thorough description of the 10 Commandments, the sisters strove to explain sin and forgiveness in terms that made sense to the young students. Our 2nd graders enjoyed their special day and are looking forward to celebrating the sacrament of reconciliation in early December.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cafeteria Art

 The 7th graders tried their hands at painting in art class. They experimented with bold colors and big designs to make a serious statement. Their colorful works of art are showcased in the cafeteria.