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April 29, 2014

Happy Easter!  This is a very busy week filled with the excitement for many upcoming events.

First on the list is Hawaiian Shirt Day April 30th!  Students are allowed to wear a Hawaiian shirt or OLV top, and shorts or jeans to school.  Student council members will pass out Hawaiian leis to each student when they arrive in the morning and Deacon Kurt will officially kick off the special day at Morning Prayer.  At 1:45pm the student council will provide an extra 50 minutes of recess which will include a variety of fun Hawaiian type activities.  At the end of all the fun students will have ice cream courtesy of Monsignor Moreton’s family.  Monsignor loved watching the children at play and this is a perfect way to celebrate his 50 years of service as a priest!

Next of course is the School Carnival.  Ms. Dawson and the carnival committee have been working very hard to make this the most successful carnival ever!  You can help by making sure you are signed up to work at the carnival.   The crowning of Mary will take place at 11:00am and we will need students and families to bring flowers to place in front of Mary. Our band and choir are also performing at the carnival this year.  Students should arrive at the band room by 11:45am.  The choir will perform around noon and the band will follow.  Students are not required to wear their school uniform.

            Lastly, we have only a few days to sell cash raffle tickets!  Please sell as many tickets as you can between now and Sunday.  The winning ticket will be pulled Sunday night. Thank you Sherri Vetter and the parent club for getting the raffle prepared!

            Have a blessed week go in peace and don’t run in the halls!  See you at the carnival.


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Deborah J.V. Nettell

Faith Corner

Saint Benedict ‘the Black” (1526-1589)  St. Benedict began his life as a slave in Sicily.  Because of his reputation for holiness people flocked to him all the time.  Humility, spirit of service, wisdom and powerful intercession were the special gifts bestowed on him.

Special Thanks To: Mr. Guzman, Max St. Lois and friends. Over the spring break they painted the outside bathrooms! The Grandparents for bring Mr. James Tainer, Fresno’s Poet Laurent, to our school. The chaperones that went to Sacramento last week!

Pray For: Marlene Dawson and her energetic Carnival committee as they prepare for the BIG DAY and for a successful carnival and cash raffle!

Prayers of the Day Dear Lord, help me to protect my heart and only allow inspiring words to leave my mouth.


Mark Your Calendars! 

Hawaiian Shirt Day- April 30th.  This day has been set aside to honor Monsignor Moreton’s 50th anniversary as a priest! Students may wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans or shorts to school.  Students who do not have a Hawaiian shirt may wear an OLV top instead.

Rosaries in the Grotto– During the month of May students will pray the rosary at morning prayer.  Students are encouraged to bring their rosaries to school during this month.

Mass In Mary’s Grotto- May 2nd at 8:30am.  All are welcome!  


Science Olympiad CompetitionMay 3 at Sunnyside High School.  Students should arrive no later then 9:00am.

The Crowning of MaryMay 4th at 11:00am in the Grotto.  We will need families to bring flowers to place in front of Mary’s statue. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The ceremony will last about ten minutes.

OLV School CarnivalMay 4th.  If you have not signed up to help please contact the office as soon as possible, all K through 8th families are required to work 6 hours toward the carnival.

May 5th– No School- Carnival clean-up.

Kindergarten & First Grade Field Trip to Hanford– May 8th.

Fourth Grade Field Trip to the Mission– May 9th.  The bus will leave at 7:00am.

3rd Grade 1st Holy Communion – May 11th at the 9:30am Mass at OLV Church.  OLV Choir will perform at this Mass.  2nd grade will host light reception following Mass.

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