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February 3, 2015

We have a wonderful community!  The past two weeks have been fun filled and very meaningful. There are many people I need to thank.

Our 7th Annual Monsignor Moreton Memorial Crab Feed was a huge success!  This fundraiser is organized by our alumni families with lots of help from our current families.  This year’s event was led by David and Roxanne Castillo.  David is an OLV graduate from the class of 1995!  The Castillo’s and their crew did an exceptional job preparing for the crab feed.  The food was excellent, the sweet shop and silent auction were creatively displayed and the live auction was exciting.  As soon as have the information I will share with you the amount of money we raised. On behalf of a grateful community, I thank the alumni group for their generosity of time, talent and treasure.

Catholic School’s week was also successful.  Our students spent many hours creating, researching and discovering their culture and ancestry.  Their presentation had worthwhile information and personal stories.  The food that was prepared by our parent community was incredible.  I went to all the classrooms and

sampled food from India, Ireland, Nigeria, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, Hungry, and Italy.  All the food was delicious!   Everyone enjoyed the student VS staff basketball game. Father Jesus and Andy Ruperto showed off their basketball skills!  Please check out our Facebook page and see the photos.  Each day was eventful and I appreciate all the energy our teachers, staff and families put into this week!  Thank you everyone!

Many families attended open house even though it was Super Bowl Sunday. The weather was glorious which made traveling from class to class pleasant.  The OLV Parent Club provided hospitality which included breakfast burritos made and donated by Santa Fe Basque Restaurant!  Parents were able to see some of the activities from CatholicSchool’s week and the bands and choir performed! Well done Rebels!!

After open house we celebrated Mass. Our students took on the Mass responsibilities as readers, alter servers, ushers and choir.  Father Dan’s homily was exceptional! Although it was directed to the younger students it was just as meaningful to the adults.  Mass was the perfect ending to a fun filled and wonderful week!  Catholic School is such a blessing!

Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!


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Deborah J.V. Nettell


Faith Corner

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton founded a religious community and a school for poor children. This was the first free Catholic school in America.   She is also the first American born saint.

Pray For– Charlie DeGrange and his family; Monica Blanco-Etheridge as she recovers from surgery; Adriana Palomares’ great-grandmother who is very ill; the family of Janessa Ramirez as they mourn her loss.

Congratultionsto the Spelling Bee winners: Issac Moya 3rd place, Ernie Camacho 3rd place, Ryan Nakada 5th place, Jaiden Coronado

PrayerDear Lord, I open my heart to You, and I give thanks for Your life that fills me with compassion, understanding and peace.


Mark Your Calendars!

2015-2016 FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION DUE APRIL 15, 2015. See attached flyer or stop by OLV Office for more information.

Principal’s Retreat- February 5th and 6th.

Student Council Candy Gram Sales- February 5th through February 11th.  An informational flyer is included in this mailing.

OLV School Mass- February 8th at the 9:30 Mass.  Students in the choir should arrive at 9:00am. Students please wear formal uniform.

Valentines Day Parties- February 13th at 2:15pm.

No School- February 16th Presidents Day.

Ash Wednesday Mass- February 18th at 9:00am.  Students must wear their formal uniforms.  This is a day of fasting and abstaining from meat.

Kindergarten Orientation- February 19th at 6:00pm.

First Reconciliation for 3rd grade class- Saturday, February 28th at 9:30am at OLV Church.

Last OLV School Mass – March 8th, 9:30am Mass at OLV Church.  Choir students should arrive at 9:00am.  Students please wear formal uniform.

Sixth Grade Science Camp- March 9th through 12th  – Sixth grade students do not have school on Friday, March 13th.

Report cards sent home– Friday, March 13th.

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