Saint Olaf Catholic School

Wednesday News Letter

January 10, 2018 


Dear Families, 


R. (2) For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. 

Blessed the people who know the joyful shout; 

in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk. 

At your name they rejoice all the day, 

and through your justice they are exalted. 

R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. 

For you are the splendor of their strength, 

and by your favor our horn is exalted. 

For to the LORD belongs our shield, 

and to the Holy One of Israel, our King. 

R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. 


-PS 8916-17, 18-19 


As I was reading this psalm this morning, I could not help but think of your children. They are the embodiment of the Lord, and His goodness and joy shine through their life. As life brings us the many challenges of our everyday existence, it can be in the smile of a child that we are reminded of God’s light. This week I walked into a classroom and asked the students where they saw kindness and goodness in their lives. The first student to raise their hand told me a story of compassion they had seen one of their classmates carry out for another. It was so incredible to hear the act of kindness acknowledged by another student. It is in these comments, actions, and thoughts that we are reminded of the Lord’s presence in our life.  



*Reminder: Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday there is NO School/EDP this Monday, January 15, 2018.  


*Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd Grade Parents: We will be conducting Hearing Screenings for your children January 25, 2018. Please see the attached Hearing Screening Notice and how you opt out of this process. 


*EDP payments are due to the office by Tuesday, January 16th. Thank you! 


*Tonight is our Home and School Meeting! Please come and join us in the EDP room at 7pm to learn what we are currently working on. 


*Volunteer Opportunity: We are in need of copy paper! Please bring or have delivered any copy paper donation to the office. For every $10 spent, you will receive one hour of volunteer time. Also, if you come across a good sale, please let Jill know. 


*Will your child be attending Judge Memorial High School next year? If so, please see the following announcement from there Registrar: The Placement Exam for Incoming Freshmen is Saturday, January 20 at 8:00A or Friday, February 2 at 3:30P. The Judge Memorial placement exam is not an admission test, but 

informs our school counselors of the student's academic progress. The cost of the exam is $25 (check or cash only) due on the day of the exam. CLICK HERE to register online or for more information. 


*Our Lost and Found is overflowing with coats, jackets etc.. Please come look if you are missing any items. Any unclaimed items will be sent to the Road Home Homeless Shelter on Friday, January 19th. 




Hearing Screening Notice (Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd Grades) 


Important Dates: 

1/15 No School / EDP 


May your life be filled with love and light,  

Mr. McFall 

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