Our students are getting ready for Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart – fundraising challenge for the American Heart Association. Many of them are participating in honor of a loved one who is battling a heart condition. We hope you support our students in this challenge. Pledges are due by Wednesday, April 17th.
When 2010 OLP Grad Kelsey Schau saw the video of third grade singing Happy Birthday to one of the hatching chick’s they named “Chick-fil-A”, she was so excited and knew she had to visit her alma mater.
Schau, who is on the leadership team of Chick-fil-a in Morgantown, showed her boss (2017 Graduate Nate Nixon’s Aunt Lisa) the video of our students and the hatching of “Chick-fil-a” and the two gathered up stuffed cows to present them. Third grade was so tickled by the surprise visit and gift that they immediately got “Chick-fil-a” out of the cage and put him in her hands. Way to be EXTRAORDINARY, Kelsey! OLP loves you (and yes, we soooooo love Chick-fil-a)! Thank you so much!
Our students know how important it is to thank someone, especially with a handmade card. Our third grade recently thanked someone who works very hard for our diocese and has great love and respect for our Catholic schools. Well, that someone, Tim Bishop – OLP Parent and DWC Communications Director – stopped in to tell the children in person how much he appreciated the cards they surprised him with. He brought them lunch and told them that he received their cards when he was having a bad day. “You brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart more than you will ever know.”
Two fourth grade students are to be congratulated for earning first place and honorable mention in The Community Impact Coalition’s Keep a Clear Mind contest. Congrats to Mya W. and Brayden L, way to be EXTRAORDINARY!
Yo ho ho! Kindergartner, Ella W, showed up to school with a patch on her eye because of a scratched cornea so Mrs. Glenn turned it into a fun Catholic Social Teaching moment to show empathy. All the kids donned eye patches and got to talk like pirates! So long to the land lubber kindergartners and hello to the new pirates of the OLP Jolly Roger! Those BLIMEY eye injuries can walk the plank!
Our eighth graders thank all those who came out and supported their Paint n Shake to raise money for their trip to DC. Thank you also to Mrs. Thalman who guided our artists to create a St. Patrick’s Day masterpiece.
St. Patrick’s Day fun with Fr. Joseph and Mrs. Kerr – playing bingo and guessing how many Rolos are in the jar!