Category Archives: School News

October update from Ms. Pohorence

The students in room 7 have been busy learning about maps in social studies and nouns in English.  We decided to put these two concepts together and create a town map of our own Noun Town.  The students were excited to create this town map.

 We have also been talking about place value in math.  To have more fun with this concept the students created their own Math Monsters out of hundreds, tens and ones blocks.

10-22 Video from Mr. Falk

  • Lunch/Breakfast Orders
    • Orders for November were due last week.  If you didn’t turn them in, get them to the office ASAP.  Remember, there is no charge for lunch or breakfast this year but we need to have completed forms for all students who receive a hot lunch.
    • Print the forms on the website here.
  • Trunk or Treat
  • OLA Athletics (CYO)
  • Fundraisers
    • The ButterBraid Fundraiser is accepting orders until the end of the day on Monday(CORRECTION: Orders are due on Monday, November 1) Checks should be made out to Our Lady of Angels School or people can order online.  Once all orders are in, families will be able to pick up their orders from 2pm to 4pm on November 17.  Click here for more details.
  • Blue & White Bowl
    • Congrats to the 8th grade girls for winning the Blue and White Bowl on Tuesday.  After the first half, 8th grade was up 28 to 14 over the 7th grade.  Offense continued to dominate on both teams and the game ended with a score of 52 for the 7th graders and 64 for the 8th graders.

October Update from Mrs. Kozickie

We are in full swing with Letter of the Week!
Cup painting and cutting with scissors for letter C, Directed drawings and using droppers to explore how colors mix for letter D, to name just a few.

We began attending church together and are learning about the parts of Mass. Thanks to a generous parent, we even have been able to observe the life cycle of a caterpillar.  Our first butterfly was released last week! We began having Students of the Week, highlighting a chosen student each week!

It was so great to connect with families during conference time. Now, we are preparing for Halloween and are excited for our classroom party next week!



October update from Ms. Wiers

In third-grade social studies, we are learning about celebrating culture. Every country has its own culture, or way of life. The culture of the United States is special. It is made up of different customs and traditions brought by the many groups of people who have moved here over the years.
In this unit, third-graders have been learning all about culture, specifically the culture of the United States. Third-graders have also been comparing their culture to the culture of our neighboring countries. They have learneded what life is like in Canada; what life is like in Mexico; and are currently learning about what life is like in the Caribbean.
This week in class, students were asked to choose one Caribbean country they would most want to visit. After they chose a country, they were asked to write a sentence explaining why they chose that country and then draw a picture about what they wrote or what life would be like in that country.

Mrs. Verlie’s October Computer and STEM Updates

In Computer classes, Our Lady of Angels students are finishing up their lessons on digital citizenship, including the importance of making positive digital footprints, understanding copyright and fair use, and overall internet safety. Students are also beginning to work on keyboarding and will soon be creating Halloween themed animations!

STEM classes are expanding their design skills through the use of various design sites to build digitally – from virtual Legos to 3D designs on Tinkercad. Seventh and eighth grade students have been working with the video equipment and green screen to pre-record morning announcements for the entire school! Homeroom 8 – 16 will be working on a special Halloween edition of the morning announcements to play next Friday, October 29.

OLA Basketball Fundraiser

The Athletic Association will be having a Fundraiser to defray the cost of fees for our sports programs. The Fundraiser will be November 7, 2021 at PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub during the 1pm Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals game. The Fundraiser will be from 1:00–4:00pm and will cost $25. The Fundraiser will include food, draft beer, well drinks & wine from 1:00–4:00pm. There will also be Gift Baskets, football squares and 50/50 Raffle to win. Thanks in advance your OLA Athletic Association. Please contact John Ialacci, Athletic Association President, with any questions 216-952-2497.

Meet Dr. Kincade

Welcome to Music at OLA!  This year we have been hard at work already singing and playing instruments!  The work we have done so far will give us a good foundation for the rest of the year.

  • Pre-school students have been working on learning to echo using their singing voice, keeping a steady beat, and playing instruments we shake.
  • Kindergarten and first grade have been exploring using their singing voices, playing classroom percussion instruments, moving to the music, and identifying if music is fast or slow. We’ve learned many different songs and chants along the way.
  • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders have been working on reading simple rhythms and melodies and composing our own melodies using notes from the scale. We also learned more about instruments from China.
  • In 5th through 8th grade, we set goals for the year and then have been hard at work reviewing how to read and write rhythms.

October update from Ms. Stary

Welcome back to Room 20!  Since you were last here, we celebrated Peace Day as a school on September 22nd.  We also had virtual conferences with our parents and teacher, Miss Stary.

           On October 7th, we took our first test in Math class.  Miss Stary is pleased to announce that Caidence, Rylan, and Sam have all become Level 1 Math Wizards!  A Math Wizard is a student who earns an A+ on their math test (98% or better).  Each of them received a certificate, and their names were put on our Math Wizards’ Hall of Fame board in the classroom.   

          We’ve also started building a class ofrenda (altar) to remember our family, friends, and pets who have passed away.  We are doing this as part of our preparation for the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which we are learning about in Spanish class.

10-15 Video from Mr. Falk

  • Lunch/Breakfast Orders
    • Orders for November were due TODAY.  If you didn’t turn them in, get them to the office ASAP.  Remember, there is no charge for lunch or breakfast this year but we need to have completed forms for all students who receive a hot lunch.
    • Print the forms on the website here.
  • Trunk or Treat
  • OLA Athletics (CYO)
  • Stoller Fundraiser
    • The Butter Braid fundraiser is back!  For more information and to order, go to the fundraiser page on the website.  Money raised by this fundraiser will be used to pay for student trips and special programs for the students at OLA.
  • Blue and White Bowl
    • The Blue and White Bowl football game between the 7th grade girls and the 8th grade girls in Tuesday, October 19.  Permission slips for the players and spectators were sent home and are due on Monday, October 18.
  •  YMCA
    • The West Park YMCA has a Parents Day Out/Kids Night Out on November 26 (Black Friday).  If you want a place to send your kids to have some fun while you do some Christmas shopping or something else, you can sign up at their website.  Space is limited.
    • Registration is open for indoor soccer for kids ages 4-9 at the West Park YMCA.  You can register on their website here.