Category Archives: School News

9-23-2022 Update

  • Registration fees & Scholarship letters
    • If your family has an outstanding balance from registration and technology fees for the 2022-2023 school year, they need to be taken care of before September 30.  We can take cash, check or credit card.  You can pay by credit card by calling Mrs. Garmback in the school office at 216-251-6841.
      Please call the rectory at 216-252-2332 or email Mrs. Eyink at eme@olangels.org for more information.
    • If you have not yet submitted the Cleveland Scholarship Acceptance letter, for your child, you must do so before September 30.  Blank forms are available in the office and will be sent home with your children next week.  Failure to submit this form may result in losing some or all of your scholarship.
  • Beginning of year forms
    • All forms for the 2022-2023 school year are available to sign through Digital Academy. If you do not have access to Digital Academy or can’t remember your login info, please email mfalk@olangels.orgAll forms were due Friday, September 23.
    • >>REVIEW AND SIGN ON DIGITAL ACADEMY<<
  • School Store Fundraiser
    • The school store fundraiser is still going on.  Please sign up to help out your child’s teacher get materials for the classroom
  • October Breakfast & Lunch Orders
  • Peace Day
    • The OLA Peace Day Walk was postponed to this Wednesday, September 28.
    • Peace Day t-shirts can still be purchased in the school office for $15.  These shirts can also be worn as gym shirts throughout the school year and during any school spirit days.  We have all sizes except for child large and adult small at this time.
    • Please returned completed permission forms so that your child/children can participate.  Permission forms were sent home with the students this week.
  • PTU Events
    • The OLA Parent Teacher Unit (PTU) has started their membership drive for parents/guardians of OLA students. Information and registration has been sent home.  Please consider joining to help with activities to support the children and the school.
    • You can visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OLAPTU
    • The first PTU event will be the Middle School Mixer scheduled for Friday, September 30.  Info regarding that event has been sent home.

9-16-2022 Update

  • Beginning of year forms
    • All forms for the 2022-2023 school year are available to sign through Digital Academy. If you do not have access to Digital Academy or can’t remember your login info, please email mfalk@olangels.orgAll forms must be completed by Friday, September 23.
    • >>REVIEW AND SIGN ON DIGITAL ACADEMY<<
  • Dismissal Reminders
    • Please do not park in front of the garages behind the church or in the front driveway until 3pm when picking up your students after school.
    • Exit using both lanes out of the back driveway until all of the students have made it to their cars/families.  Once the teachers are no longer in the walkway between Linus Hall and the church, you can exit out of the front driveway as well.
  • School Store Fundraiser
    • Kickoff for the School Store Fundraiser is this Monday, September 19th.  See the posters hanging in the school for some of the prizes and watch your email for more information.
  • October Breakfast & Lunch Orders
  • Peace Day
    • International Peace Day is this Wednesday, September 21st.  OLA students will be walking with their classes to spread Peace around the neighborhood.
    • Order forms for Peace Day t-shirts were sent home with the students today.  They can also be purchased in the school office for $15.  These shirts can also be worn as gym shirts throughout the school year and during any school spirit days.
    • Please returned completed permission forms so that your child/children can participate.  Permission forms were sent home with the students this week.
  • Picture Day
  • PTU Events
    • The OLA Parent Teacher Unit (PTU) has started their membership drive for parents/guardians of OLA students. Information and registration has been sent home.  Please consider joining to help with activities to support the children and the school.
    • You can visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OLAPTU
    • The first PTU event will be the Middle School Mixer scheduled for Friday, September 30.  Info regarding that event has been sent home.
  • Diocese of Cleveland Vocations Office
  • School Year registration and technology fees
    • If your family has an outstanding balance from registration and technology fees for the 2022-2023 school year, they need to be taken care of before September 30.  We can take cash, check or credit card.  You can pay by credit card by calling Mrs. Garmback in the school office at 216-251-6841.
      Please call the rectory at 216-252-2332 or email Mrs. Eyink at eme@olangels.org for more information.

9-9-2022 Update

We’ve just finished our first week of the 2022-2023 school year at OLA!  Our theme for this year is “God Has Given Us a Future of Hope” which has been adapted from Jeremiah 29:11.  My wish for all students as they begin school this year is that they can catch glimpses of the wonderful future that God has for them and that they can learn how to make their hopes into reality.
-Matt Falk, Principal

Here some reminders and updates for the start of the school year.

  • Beginning of year forms
    • All forms like the Parent/Student Handbook Acknowledgement, Media Consent/Release form, Acceptable Use Policy and other forms will be posted on Digital Academy for review next week.  All parents/guardians are asked to accept the forms online.  If you do not have access to Digital Academy or can’t remember your login info, please email mfalk@olangels.org
    • (CORRECTION, THEY ARE LIVE RIGHT NOW.  REVIEW AND SIGN ON DIGITAL ACADEMY)
  • Back to School Picnic tomorrow
    • Tomorrow after the 4pm mass we will have our Back to School Picnic.  Stop by to have some food, meet each other, and say hello to the faculty and staff of OLA.
  • Traffic flow during dismissal
    • When coming to OLA to pick up your children, please make sure to enter through the main entrance of the church by the statue of Mary and the white/yellow Vatican flag.  You can then park in a spot in the lot and either walk to the building to meet your child or wait for your child to come to your vehicle.  When leaving, please exit through the rear driveway using both left and right lanes.  At 3:00pm when the pedestrian traffic between the church and Linus Hall clears up, the faculty members will start letting cars to exit out the front driveway as well.
  • Breakfast & Lunch
    • Lunches and breakfasts through Nutrition Services served in the cafeteria start on Monday.  Order forms were due this past Wednesday.  If you didn’t turn in a form, you can print them from the website.
  • Aftercare
    • Aftercare for students in grades K-8 starts on Monday.  For more information, you can call the school office or email aftercare@olangels.org

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Summer Reading

This summer, we don’t have an assigned summer reading book for students but we are asking all returning students entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grades to read one grade-level appropriate book over the summer.  Their reading teacher will interview each student upon returning to school in the fall about the book that they read.  This will count as one of their first reading grades for the first quarter next year.

5-6 Update from Mr. Falk

  • Fall Sports Registration
  • Uniform Shorts
    • For the month of May, students are permitted to wear khaki or navy blue shorts.  Cargo shorts with side pockets are not permitted. All other aspects of the dress code remain the same.  Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook (page 16) for specific details about this policy.
  • Reregistration for 2022-2023
    • Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is still open.  If you need another copy of the registration packet or have questions about any of the state scholarships, please let me know.
  • Scholarship Deadline – May 13
    • Scholarship applications and proof of address documents for the 2022-2023 school year need to be turned in to OLA by Friday, May 13.  If you need help with the application paperwork.  Please email me and I’ll let you know what documents need to be turned in so that we can submit them to the state.
  • PTU Mother/Son dance on Friday, May 13
    • The PTU is looking for people to help out with the Mother/Son dance.  If you’re able to help lend a hand, please let them know.  You can email them at ptu@olangels.org
    • If you would like to attend the dance and you lost your sign-up form, please email ptu@olangels.org to let them know that you are interested in attending. Cost for the event is $5 if you are not a PTU member.  PTU members may participate for free.

4-29 Update from Mr. Falk

  • Lunch/Breakfast orders for May
  • Uniform Shorts
    • Starting Monday, students are permitted to wear khaki or navy blue shorts.  Cargo shorts with side pockets are not permitted. All other aspects of the dress code remain the same.  Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook (page 16) for specific details about this policy.
  • Reregistration for 2022-2023
    • Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is still open.  If you need another copy of the registration packet or have questions about any of the state scholarships, please let me know.
  • Scholarship Deadline – May 13
    • Scholarship applications and proof of address documents for the 2022-2023 school year need to be turned in to OLA by Friday, May 13.  If you need help with the application paperwork.  Please email me and I’ll let you know what documents need to be turned in so that we can submit them to the state.
  • No School – May 3
    • OLA will be closed on Tuesday, May 3 because of the local elections scheduled for that day.
  • Pizza Day  – May 4
    • Wednesday, May 4th is not a compressed day but hot lunches will not be served like normal in the school cafeteria. If you would like to purchase pizza at $1 per slice for your student and haven’t turned in your payment and order form, let the office know ASAP.  Otherwise, students should pack their lunch for the day.
  • PTU Mother/Son dance
    • The PTU is looking for people to help out with the Mother/Son dance on May 13.  If you’re able to help lend a hand, please let them know.  You can email them at ptu@olangels.org