Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Good Morning OLA!   Today is Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  Please stand for prayer. 

Morning Offering,
Dear Heavenly Father:
We pray for your continued blessings as we work to accept the challenges that transitions bring to Our lives. We pray for our seniors as they prepare to complete this year at OLA and move into their lives as college students, we pray for all students who strive to complete the many activities and accept the changes that the end of the school year brings, and we pray for our faculty who strive to continue to provide the educational environment that will foster our Ladies continued growth while accepting that change that is ever present in our career as educators.  May God Grant each of us Peace, Happiness, and Healing

Our Father.
Hail Mary.
Glory be to the Father.

Please remain standing for the Pledge:

Today’s Birthdays:  Ashley Borzik and Abby Guy.  Happy Birthday to Both!

What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Today’s Menu: - Baked Zito with Cheese & Marinara Sauce with Garlic Bread.

Chef Armand is experiencing some serious health issues and will not be cooking for us on Wednesday. The new menu for Wednesday will be Buffalo Chicken Wraps and Miss Vickie's Chips.  Please keep Chef Armand in your prayers.

Troy's OLA Cafe Snack Shop will be limited to DESSERT ONLY at lunch this week. Don't go hungry! Please feel free to order our delicious lunch entree each morning!

Important Notes:
The seventh and eight grade say ALOHA TO SUMMER! at the Spring Fling dance Saturday, April 30 in the OLA commons.  The dance will be from 7-10PM.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at OLA beginning on Monday April 25 from 8-8:20AM and after school from 3:30-4PM.  See Mrs. Mayer or Mrs. Russo to purchase tickets.

SSC will be issuing refunds for tickets purchased for the baseball game that was to be played at MGM ball park. Please bring your tickets to Mrs. LaFontaine in the SSC finance office.

SUMMER BABYSITTERS NEEDED:
If you are interested in Summer Babysitting, please sign up in the office.

Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruising with the Crescents”
OLA Ladies -- Time is ticking on the Cruising with Crescents Competition, the competition will end at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Cruisin' Competition/Reward Systems Guidelines:
1.  Individual students selling $100 or more in raffle tickets get a 1/2 day at the beach.  
2.  Class with the most combined money from sale of Cruisin' Drawdown Tickets and raffle tickets will get a day at the Waterpark. 
 
3.  Students selling 10 Cruisin' tickets will receive $100 tuition credit.  
4.  The seller of the ticket pulled before the winning drawdown ticket will receive free lunch pass for May.

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.

Friday, April 22, 2016

OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Good Morning OLA!   Today is Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Please stand for prayer. 

Morning Offering,
Dear Heavenly Father:
We pray for your continued blessings as we work to accept the challenges that transitions bring to Our lives. We pray for our seniors as they prepare to complete this year at OLA and move into their lives as college students, we pray for all students who strive to complete the many activities and accept the changes that the end of the school year brings, and we pray for our faculty who strive to continue to provide the educational environment that will foster our Ladies continued growth while accepting that change that is ever present in our career as educators.  May God Grant each of us Peace, Happiness, and Healing

Please remain standing for the Pledge:

What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Today’s Menu: Chili Dog Bar with Tater Tots
Ø  Tomorrow’s Menu:  Pizza Day – Sponsored by Mrs. Bartels Spanish Honor Society.

Important Notes:
SSC will be issuing refunds for tickets purchased for the baseball game that was to be played at MGM ball park. Please bring your tickets to Mrs. LaFontaine in the SSC finance office.

SUMMER BABYSITTERS NEEDED:
If you are interested in Summer Babysitting, please sign up in the office.

Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruising with the Crescents”
OLA Ladies -- Time is ticking on the Cruising with Crescents Competition, the competition will end at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Cruisin' Competition/Reward Systems Guidelines:
1.  Individual students selling $100 or more in raffle tickets get a 1/2 day at the beach.  
2.  Class with the most combined money from sale of Cruisin' Drawdown Tickets and raffle tickets will get a day at the Waterpark. 
 
3.  Students selling 10 Cruisin' tickets will receive $100 tuition credit.  
4.  The seller of the ticket pulled before the winning drawdown ticket will receive free lunch pass for May.

Current Totals:  Grade   Tickets:            Raffle:
7th        1125                            1028
8th          450                              188
9th          525                                76
10th        375                              471
11th        525                              167
12th           0                                 60

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.

World’s Finest Chocolate
Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 in Mrs. Bartel’s room.  Also, Money from chocolate sale is due Tomorrow.


Also, just a reminder that Monday is a School Holiday for all Faculty and Staff.  

Precautions Against Mono


April 22, 2016
We have a few diagnosed cases of Monuculeosis in our school. As a precaution, I have asked our maintenance company to sanitize our desktops, knobs, and other items in which the students come in contact with throughout the day.

I have also requested that our science teachers incorporate a lesson about behaviors that can help this infection.
 
Please encourage your daughters to keep a germ removal sanitizer in their backpacks and use it regularly throughout the school day.
 
Mononucleosis

Mono, or mononucleosis, is spread through direct contact with saliva. This includes sharing eating utensils, drinks, and even things like lip gloss, lipstick, or lip balm.

Because it takes about 4 to 7 weeks for symptoms to appear, a person who's infected can spread the virus without even knowing it. Though no one really knows exactly how long it takes after infection with the virus for someone to become contagious, it's pretty safe to say that a person is most contagious from right before symptoms start until they go away.

If you've shared drinks with or kissed someone who has mono, there's no way to tell whether you will get it — unless you know you've had mono before. People who have already been infected with the virus that causes mono — Epstein-Barr virus or EBV — probably won't get re-infected because they develop immunity. (Although it is possible for the virus to "reactivate," it's not because someone infects you all over again. It's because in rare cases the original virus can flare up and cause symptoms a second time).

About 95% of adults have been infected with EBV and 50% of kids are infected before age 5. So you may very well have already had mono and not known it.

If you do get the symptoms of mono — such as fever, sore throat, and tiredness — contact your doctor to find out whether you need an appointment. If so, your doctor will examine you and may also do a blood test for mono. Other viruses and some bacterial infections — such as strep — may cause similar symptoms.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monday, April 18, 2016

Good Morning OLA!  Today is Monday, April 18, 2016.  Please stand for prayer. 

Morning Offering,
Dear Heavenly Father:
We pray for your continued blessings as we work to accept the challenges that transitions bring to Our lives. We pray for our seniors as they prepare to complete this year at OLA and move into their lives as college students, we pray for all students who strive to complete the many activities and accept the changes that the end of the school year brings, and we pray for our faculty who strive to continue to provide the educational environment that will foster our Ladies continued growth while accepting that change that is ever present in our career as educators.  May God Grant each of us Peace, Happiness, and Healing

Our Father 
Hail Mary
Glory be to the Father

Pledge of Allegiance 

Today’s Birthday is Abby Randall.  Happy Birthday to Abby!

What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Today’s Menu – Red Beans & Rice with Andouille Sausage and French Bread.
Ø  Tuesday’s April 19th – Chicken & Vegetable Lo Mein.
Ø  Wednesday April 20th – Loaded Baked Potato with choice of toppings; Broccoli Cheese Sauce and Garden Side Salad.

Important Notes:
Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruising with the Crescents”

OLA Ladies -- Time is ticking on the Cruising with Crescents Competition.  If you want to be winner, time to get started the competition will end at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Cruisin' Competition/Reward Systems Guidelines:
1.  Individual students selling $100 or more in raffle tickets get a 1/2 day at the beach.  
Note:  Eight students are currently eligible for the beach.
2.  Class with the most combined money from sale of Cruisin' Drawdown Tickets and raffle tickets will get a day at the Waterpark. 
 
Note:  Current Leader is Seventh Grade
3.  Students selling 10 Cruisin' tickets will receive $100 tuition credit.  
Note:  One student is close to this tuition credit.
4.  The seller of the ticket pulled before the winning drawdown ticket will receive free lunch pass for May.

Current Competition Totals as of Saturday, April 16
7th Competition Totals $2,048 (Cruisin' Tickets $1,050 and Raffle Baskets $998)--Current Leader for the Waterpark Field Trip
8th Competition Totals $340    (Cruisin' Tickets $300 and Raffle Baskets $40)
9th Competition Totals $535    (Cruisin' Tickets $525 and Raffle Baskets $10)
10th Competition Totals $671   (Cruisin' Tickets $300 and Raffle Baskets $371)
11th Competition Totals $692   (Cruisin' Tickets $525 and Raffle Baskets $167)
12th Competition Totals $60     (Cruisin' Tickets $0 and Raffle Baskets $60) 

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.

OLG VBS:
If you would like to volunteer for OLG's Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, there is a sign up on Ms. Renz's door. There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.  

World’s Finest Chocolate

Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 in Mrs. Bartel’s room.  Also, Money from chocolate sale is due by Friday, April 22nd.
OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday, April 15, 2016

Good Morning OLA!   Today is Friday, April 15, 2016.  Please stand for prayer. 

Morning Offering,
Dear Heavenly Father:
We pray for your continued blessings as we work to accept the challenges that transitions bring to Our lives. We pray for our seniors as they prepare to complete this year at OLA and move into their lives as college students, we pray for all students who strive to complete the many activities and accept the changes that the end of the school year brings, and we pray for our faculty who strive to continue to provide the educational environment that will foster our Ladies continued growth while accepting that change that is ever present in our career as educators.  May God Grant each of us Peace, Happiness, and Healing

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory be to the Father

Pledge Allegiance 

Today’s Birthday is Rachel Muse.  Tomorrow’s Birthdays will be Madison Bradley, Bryannan Breland and Sherry Greer.  Happy Birthday to ALL!

What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Today’s Menu is Pizza Day (Sponsored by Mrs. Mayer - 7th & 8th Grade for Spring Fling)
Ø  Monday’s Menu – Red Beans & Rice with Andouille Sausage and French Bread

Important Notes:
Junior Career Day Luncheon – All Juniors will be dismissed at 12:01 today and will not return for the rest of the day. 
There will be a class meeting this morning for all Juniors & Seniors at the end of second period, in the Commons.  If you have not returned your permission slip to Mrs. Hinson, please do so ASAP.

OLG VBS:
If you would like to volunteer for OLG's Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, there is a sign up on Ms. Renz's door. There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.  

World’s Finest Chocolate
Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 in Mrs. Bartel’s room.

Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruisin’ with the Crescents – Kickin’ it Old School”

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cruisin' With the Crescents Fundraiser Update -- April 29, 2016

April 16, 2016

Cruisin' With the Crescents -- April 29, 2016, 7-11 p.m.

Dear All:

As we approach our annual Cruisin' With the Crescents Annual Fundraiser listed below are some reminders:

1)  Each student registration purchased two tickets that admits two individuals in per ticket.  The ticket entitles the owner to a meal and an opportunity to win a $6,000 scholarship if present or $3,000 if not present or if the winner does not wish to choose the scholarship.  Some lucky ticket holder could have their tuition covered for the 2016-2017 School YearThese tickets do not count in the class/individual competitions.

2)  Each family was mailed a third ticket to assist with the ticket sales.  Please return that SOLD ticket stub and $75 to the office in an envelope or return the UNSOLD ticket in the same fashion this week.  We appreciate your efforts to sell the this ticket.  The $75 sale will count with your daughter's individual total for the 1/2 day at the beach and in the class competition for the waterpark.  Additional tickets are available through the office.
Strategic Plan Data 2015-2016
Average Expense 2015-2016 Per Student:  $8,632
Average Tuition 2015-2016 Per Student*:  $5,583
Difference:  $3,049; the annual fundraiser assists in keeping tuition affordable to families.
 
3)  At the top of this document is a letter for generating Silent Auction Items.  All of us have connections to businesses.  Please consider helping the school generate items for the auction.

4)  Please make sure you respond to the previous email to register your attendance so we can accurately purchase crawfish for this event.

5)  Individual student and class competition information:

Current Competition Totals
7th Competition Totals $2,048 (Cruisin' Tickets $1,050 and Raffle Baskets $998)  -- Percent Rate $40.16 per student--Current Leader for the Waterpark Field Trip
8th Competition Totals $340    (Cruisin' Tickets $300 and Raffle Baskets $40) -- Percent $8.50 per student
9th Competition Totals $535    (Cruisin' Tickets $525 and Raffle Baskets $10) -- Percent Rate $15.74 per student
10th Competition Totals $671   (Cruisin' Tickets $300 and Raffle Baskets $371) -- Percent Rate $20.33 per student
11th Competition Totals $692   (Cruisin' Tickets $525 and Raffle Baskets $167) -- Percent Rate $18.21 per student
12th Competition Totals $60     (Cruisin' Tickets $0 and Raffle Baskets $60) -- Percent Rate $1.94 per student

Cruisin' Competition/Reward Systems Guidelines:
1.  Individual students selling $100 or more in raffle tickets get a 1/2 day at the beach. 
Note:  Eight students are currently eligible for the beach.
2.  Class with the most combined money from sale of Cruisin' Drawdown Tickets and raffle tickets will get a day at the Waterpark .. Percent Calculation Used (Sales divided by Number of Class Members.)  Note:  Current Leader is Seventh Grade
3.  Students selling 10 Cruisin' tickets will receive $100 tuition credit. 
Note:  One student is close to this tuition credit.
4.  The seller of the ticket pulled before the winning drawdown ticket will receive free lunch pass for May.

God Bless and Thank you to the many who are working to make this event successful.  Principal Darnell Cuevas and Cruisin' Chairperson Leigh Chapman

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Good Morning OLA!  

Today is Wednesday, April 13, 2016.    

Morning Offering,
Dear Heavenly Father:
We pray for your continued blessings as we work to accept the challenges that transitions bring to Our lives. We pray for our seniors as they prepare to complete this year at OLA and move into their lives as college students, we pray for all students who strive to complete the many activities and accept the changes that the end of the school year brings, and we pray for our faculty who strive to continue to provide the educational environment that will foster our Ladies continued growth while accepting that change that is ever present in our career as educators.  May God Grant each of us Peace, Happiness, and Healing

Our Father.  Hail Mary.  Glory be.

What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Today – Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Iceberg Lettuce Wedge
Ø  Thursday, April 14th – Senior’s Choice “Rotel Chicken” with Garlic Bread Stick
Ø  Friday, April 15th – Pizza Day (Sponsored by Mrs. Mayer - 7th & 8th Grade for Spring Fling)

Important Notes:
Congratulations to the Hospitality Sisterhood.  This sisterhood brought the most canned goods.  The Hospitality Sisterhood will wear their pink sisterhood shirt on Wednesday, April 20th.

PROM SHIRTS
Juniors and Seniors:  You may wear your Prom Shirts on Thursday, with the rest of the approved uniform.

Junior Career Day Luncheon
Permission slips for the Junior Career Day Luncheon will be distributed today, April 13th.  The Dress Code for Friday’s luncheon is “Professional Career Attire”, as if you were attending a job interview.

HOBY
If you are interested in applying for HOBY, please see Mrs. Gelpi for an application.

American Red Cross Lifeguard
If you would like to become a Lifeguard, please contact Shawn R. Roeling at 228-467-3999 or 504-232-3998.  For more details, please see flyer posted on the office window.

Bus Service for 2016-2017 School Year
Friday, April 15th is the deadline to reserve your bus service for the 2016-17 School Year.

OLG VBS:
If you would like to volunteer for OLG's Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, there is a sign up on Ms. Renz's door. There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.  

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills:  Today & tomorrow - All Seventh through Eleventh Grade Students will be completing Diocesan Required Standardized testing.  Students who score in the 90th percentile or higher on the composite score on the IOWA test and whose score did not decrease from the previous year, and all students whose score increases by 3 % will be rewarded next school year with a trip to Gulf Islands Waterpark!   Junior reward will be based on a comparison of Ninth Grade Standardized Test Scores.

World’s Finest Chocolate
Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 in Mrs. Bartel’s room.

Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruisin’ with the Crescents – Kickin’ it Old School”

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.
OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Good Morning OLA!   

Today is Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  Please stand for prayer. 

Morning Offering,
Dear Heavenly Father:
We pray for your continued blessings as we work to accept the challenges that transitions bring to Our lives. We pray for our seniors as they prepare to complete this year at OLA and move into their lives as college students, we pray for all students who strive to complete the many activities and accept the changes that the end of the school year brings, and we pray for our faculty who strive to continue to provide the educational environment that will foster our Ladies continued growth while accepting that change that is ever present in our career as educators.  May God Grant each of us Peace, Happiness, and Healing

Prayers: 
Our Father.
Hail Mary.
Glory be.

The Pledge:

Today’s Birthday is Nancy Newman.  Happy Birthday Nancy!

What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Today – Cajun Smothered Chicken with Cajun Dirty Rice
Ø  Wednesday, April 13th – Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Iceberg Lettuce Wedge
Ø  Thursday, April 14th – Senior’s Choice “Rotel Chicken” with Garlic Bread Stick

Important Notes:
Junior Class Meeting
Junior Class Meeting for Prom, Today at Lunch in Mrs. Renz’s class.

Tennis Results:
The SSC and OLA tennis team competed in the individual district 8-4A tournament at Pass High on Monday April 11th.  SSC/OLA wrapped up the team district title last week to take their 18th consecutive title. Individual tournament champions and runners-up advance to the state tournament in Oxford, MS May 9-11. James Estrada won boys singles, Claire Escher and Grace Nicaud won girls doubles, Mitchell walk and Madison Wawrek won mixed doubles, Thomas Healy and Jacob Estrada were doubles runner-up as were Paige palazzo and Laura Grace Ritten. The Rocks and Crescents finished the regular season 10-2 and will play Northeast Jones on Tuesday April 17th at 3:00 pm in the first round of the playoffs.  Congratulations to All.

Bus Service for 2016-2017 School Year
Friday, April 15th is the deadline to reserve your bus service for the 2016-17 School Year.

OLG VBS:
If you would like to volunteer for OLG's Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, there is a sign up on Ms. Renz's door. There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.  

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills:  Today, tomorrow and Thursday - All Seventh through Eleventh Grade Students will be completing Diocesan Required Standardized testing.  Students who score in the 90th percentile or higher on the composite score on the IOWA test and whose score did not decrease from the previous year, and all students whose score increases by 3 % will be rewarded next school year with a trip to Gulf Islands Waterpark!   Junior reward will be based on a comparison of Ninth Grade Standardized Test Scores.

World’s Finest Chocolate
Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 in Mrs. Bartel’s room.

Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruisin’ with the Crescents – Kickin’ it Old School”

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.

Monday, April 11, 2016

OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monday, April 11, 2016

Good Morning OLA!   

Morning Offering,
My God, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. 
I offer them for all the intentions of your Son’s Sacred Heart, for the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of Christians.  Amen.

Today’s Birthday is Christina Roberts.  Happy Birthday Christina!

What’s For Lunch….              
Ø  Today – Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Tater Tots
Ø  Tuesday, April 12th – Cajun Smothered Chicken with Cajun Dirty Rice
Ø  Wednesday, April 13th – Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Iceberg Lettuce Wedge
Ø  Thursday, April 14th – Senior’s Choice “Rotel Chicken” with Garlic Bread Stick

Important Notes:
Calling all Crescents!!   
It's senior night for softball and we want to show Michaela Lapniewski we love her!  So come on out and watch some crescent softball!  JV at 5:00, home field and Senior Night festivities and Varsity to follow.  Be there or be square.

Science Club
There will be a Science Club Meeting TODAY after school in Mrs. Cranford’s room.  Open to grades 7th through 12th.

Junior Class Meeting
Junior Class Meeting for Prom, Tuesday at Lunch.

Softball
The softball team would like to thank all who contributed to the Pink Heart’s Fund on Friday.  We were able to donate $137.50 to St Patrick’s efforts. 

While the JV lost their game to St Patrick JV 7-1, the Varsity won both of their games 12-2 defeating both Collins and Long Beach. 

Seniors
White Shoe Check Today is the deadline for all Seniors to bring their white shoes to Principal Cuevas for approval.

Bus Service for 2016-2017 School Year
Friday, April 15th is the deadline to reserve your bus service for the 2016-17 School Year.

OLG VBS:
If you would like to volunteer for OLG's Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, there is a sign up on Ms. Renz's door. There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.   

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills:  Beginning Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday April 14(Eighth Grade) of next week -- April 12 All Seventh through Eleventh Grade Students will be completing Diocesan Required Standardized testing.  Students who score in the 90th percentile or higher on the composite score on the IOWA test and whose score did not decrease from the previous year, and all students whose score increases by 3 % will be rewarded next school year with a trip to Gulf Islands Waterpark!   Junior reward will be based on a comparison of Ninth Grade Standardized Test Scores.

World’s Finest Chocolate
Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 in Mrs. Bartel’s room.

Friday, April 29th      3RD Annual “Cruisin’ with the Crescents – Kickin’ it Old School”

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.

Friday, April 8, 2016

OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday, April 8, 2016

We add our prayer intention for OLA -- Dear St. Joseph please intercede for our school and help us to be the school you desire:
Prayer to St. Joseph:
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for me.

Today’s Birthday is Paris Jean and tomorrow’s is Emilie Martin.  Happy Birthday to Both.

What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Friday, April 8th – Pizza Day – Sponsored by Ms. Gelpi and the National Honor Society
Ø  Monday, April 11th – Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Tater Tots

Important Notes:
Tennis & Archery:
The OLA Archery Team placed 2nd in the State Competition yesterday.  They were just a few points away from taking the State Title.  SSC and OLA tennis teams wrapped up their 18th consecutive district title by defeating Pass High winning all courts. The JV tennis team also finished the season undefeated in play vet sweeping all 5 courts.  The OLA Tract Team placed 4th out of eight schools.  Congratulations to all!

Seniors
White Shoe Check Don’t forget, on Monday all Seniors must bring their white shoes to Principal Cuevas for approval based on dress guidelines.

Science Club
There will be a Science Club Meeting on Monday, April 11th after school in Mrs. Cranford’s room.  Open to grades 7th through 12th.

OLG VBS:
If you would like to volunteer for OLG's Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, there is a sign up on Ms. Renz's door. There will be a mandatory meeting next Tuesday, April 12, @ 8am.  

Athletic Eligibility Due to Absence --Daily attendance at school and practice is expected.  In order for an athlete to be eligible to participate in any after-school activity she must be present in school on the day of the activity.  If the activity is to be held on a Saturday, then the student must be in attendance in school on the preceding Friday….practices are included in this rule also.

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills:  Beginning Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday April 14(Eighth Grade) of next week -- April 12 All Seventh through Eleventh Grade Students will be completing Diocesan Required Standardized testing.  Students who score in the 90th percentile or higher on the composite score on the IOWA test and whose score did not decrease from the previous year, and all students whose score increases by 3 % will be rewarded next school year with a trip to Gulf Islands Waterpark!   Junior reward will be based on a comparison of Ninth Grade Standardized Test Scores.

World’s Finest Chocolate
Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 in Mrs. Bartel’s room.

Bus Service for 2016-2017 School Year
Please contact the Our Lady Academy office by April 15th to reserve your bus service for the 2016-17 School Year.

Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruisin’ with the Crescents – Kickin’ it Old School”
This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.

Reward Day. 

All 7th, 8th and 9th grades will have “Reward Day” today at 3:00 p.m.  Mrs. Wilkinson will be giving out the list of names to the 8th Period Classes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

OUR LADY ACADEMY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

We add our prayer intention for OLA -- Dear St. Joseph please intercede for our school and help us to be the school you desire:

Prayer to St. Joseph:
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for me.
What’s For Lunch….                
Ø  Tuesday, April 5th - Tomato Basil Soup; Grilled Cheese.
Ø  Wednesday, April 6th - Tortellini Primavera; Garlic Bread.
Ø  Thursday, April 7th - “Senior’s Choice” Breaded Chicken Tender; Ms. Bonnie’s Mac & Cheese

Important Notes:
Athletic Eligibility Due to Absence --Daily attendance at school and practice is expected.  In order for an athlete to be eligible to participate in any after-school activity she must be present in school on the day of the activity.  If the activity is to be held on a Saturday, then the student must be in attendance in school on the preceding Friday….practices are included in this rule also.

Sports:
Softball will be leaving at 1:30 today.  Track will leave at 2:20.  Tennis, dismissing at 2:20.  Golf Tournament, dismissing at 12 noon.  Good Luck to ALL.

Archery Practice
We will have Archery Practice today and tomorrow.

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills:  Beginning Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday April 14(Eighth Grade) of next week -- April 12 All Seventh through Ninth Grade Students will be completing Diocesan Required Standardized testing.  Students who score in the 90th percentile or higher on the composite score on the IOWA test and whose score did not decrease from the previous year, and all students whose score increases by 3 % will be rewarded next school year with a trip to Gulf Islands Waterpark!   Junior reward will be based on a comparison of Ninth Grade Standardized Test Scores.

Seniors
White Shoe Check Monday, April 11 Seniors will bring white shoes to Mrs. Darnell Cuevas for approval based on appropriate dress guidelines

World’s Finest Chocolate
Spanish Honor Society is selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 starting on Wednesday, April 6th.  Candy bars will also be on sale in Mrs. Bartel’s room.

Bus Service for 2016-2017 School Year
Please contact the Our Lady Academy Office and speak to Mrs. Hinson at 228-467-7048 to reserve your bus service by April 15 AND pay the $50.00 fee to reserve a seat on the bus for your child Space is limited. Following April 8 new student registration will be offered.

Food Drive
Campus Ministry is hosting a Food Drive for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  It is a competition between the Sisterhoods and whoever wins will receive a prize.

Prom Tickets
Saint Stanislaus / Our Lady Academy Junior Senior Prom “Arabian Nights” will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m. at the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club.  Students must arrive no later than 9:00 p.m. and must remain until 11:00 p.m.  Prom Tickets are on sale in Mrs. Estrade’s office at SSC.

Friday, April 29th        3RD Annual “Cruisin’ with the Crescents – Kickin’ it Old School”

This Fund Raiser Event will be held on April 29, 2016 at the OLG Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If you know someone who would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please have them to contact the school office.