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Principal's Message

“Tis the season…”  We are already at the second Sunday of Advent.  So many activities and responsibilities are calling for our time and attention.  Hopefully each of us takes time to reflect and chose the things that really matter.  As someone so aptly said, “It is the little things that become the big memories.”  Let us all take time for the little things and find the peace and joy in them as the days move toward Christmas.

I encourage you to keep this in mind during this season of Advent as we prepare for the arrival of the Christ child. Visiting a friend or loved one in a Nursing Home, making cookies for a neighbor, reading the story of Jesus’ birth as a family, these are experiences that are far more valuable than anything purchased in a store. I can assure you that this time with your child will be remembered.

There is no greater gift bestowed on us by God than the gift of life. That is the beautiful message of Christmas. God gave us His only son, so that we can have eternal life. At Our Lady of Peace we will keep God’s love at the forefront of the Christmas preparations.

December Highlights:

As we prepare for the Christmas season the 8th grade Computer technology students, taught by Mr. Cap and Ms. Gould, created fictional tweets expressing gratitude for Jesus, family, friends, homes, food and all their many blessings at this wonderful Advent season. All students displayed their tweets on the “tweet tree” by the library.  Be sure to stop by during Parent-Teacher conferences to admire 140 character “tweets.”

Wishing you and your family a season filled with peaceful moments and cherished memories.

Happy Advent!

Mrs. Jineen M. Leach

Principal


What's New

We are in the process of replacing the boiler system. Please take precautions when dropping your child off at school. As a safety measure proceed to Nieman Ave to drop off your child. The contractor will access the boiler room from the exterior exit. Access to the building where the installation is taking place will be prohibited. Our goal is to make sure the work is conducted in a secure and isolated manner. The safety of our students is our greatest concern as we proceed with repairs necessary for the operation of the building.    


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Moving Forward to the Future!

Coffee with the principal:

 Please join me on Jan 9 from 8am-9am in the meeting room and in the evening on Jan 9 6pm-7pm in the faculty room.


snoppy It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown! This Christmas, let’s show how we care for one and all! During the Christmas season, the Student Council will be collecting items forProject Renewal, a ministry that assists the homeless in Manhattan. The items to be collected are:  NEW ADULT SIZE WHITE COTTON SOCKS  NEW ADULT SIZE GLOVES AND KNIT HATS  TOOTHBRUSHES  TOOTHPASTE Collections will take place each day from Dec. 5th-Jan.9th Each class will have a Snoopy poster displayed in the hallway outside their classroom. For every 5 items the class collects, a Christmas light will be placed on Snoopy’s dog house. “Christmas is the warmest time of all.” Please see the attached flyer for more information Student Council Project Renewal Collection 2016.pdf
THANK YOU TO OUR OLP FAMILY FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Because of OUR Passion...No One Walks Alone! We are...OLP Strong banner
Happy Thanksgiving to all our OLP families. We are thankful for all you do for our school and our parish. turkey

On November 22nd OLP celebrated it's
1st Annual Thanksgiving Feast. The day began with a beautiful prayer service where all of the students brought a small gift for those in need. Later, the students,  faculty, parish staff and elected officials had a Thanksgiving feast  followed by a presentation from the  Red Hawk Council. Everyone enjoyed seeing the performance and learning about Native American culture.  It was a wonderful day. Feastnative
The Class of 2017 sponsored a Student/Parent,Faculty Volleyball Game and Raffles to help OLP families with medical issues. It was a great night!
Congratulations to our Speech Contest Winners

1st Place Connor Connolly- 7th Grade
2nd Place Jake Curran-7th Grade & Eve O'Conner.-7th Grade and to all who participated in the contest. speech

On October 27, 2016, Our Lady of Peace School held “Give Up a Snack day". To show support for those in need, students gave up their snacks at lunchtime and donated their snack money to the parish food pantry. $120.25 was collected in one day! This money will be used to stock much needed items in the pantry and in preparation for the Thanksgiving collection. Thank you to all of our students for your donations! Food Pantry


Congratulations

To our OLP graduates who continue to excel in High School.
      The following students received Academic Awards - 

Peter Arnold, Ariana Baldwin, Sebastien Beaulieu, Victoria Bell, Frank Cheong, Georgio Desmornes, James Dougherty, Nicholas Fiorino, Alexa Ford, Gavin Ford, Erik Hansen, Joseph Hynes, Philip Kelleher, Andrew Klang, Nicolas Labiento, Ryan Mongan,  Ryan Romain, Aidan Ryder, Geanella Suarez, Lawrence Swing, Brian Vassallo, Chad Vilinsky, Samuel Zaki



                             

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