Back to School Paperwork not in Packets

Dear Our Lady of the Lake Families,


Who is ready for school to start?!  ME!!!! I have had a wonderful summer learning, traveling and planning.  My family started summer off with a two week road trip to Colorado. After our trip I spent the summer reflecting, brainstorming and planning for this coming school year.   I hope that your summer was exactly what you and your family needed too.

Our theme for the year is JOY.  Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 What brings you joy?  

There is a lot of excitement in the building with new teachers, new ideas and new bathroom stalls; yippee! One change you will see right away is K- 8 Parent-Teacher meetings on Monday, August 27. With the success we found with preschool meetings, we are extending it to the rest of the school. This is a time for you to meet with your child's teacher and learn about curriculum, communication,  and year goals. Meetings will be from 8am - 4pm and we will send a sign up via SchoolSpeak the week of August 20. The first session at 8:00 am and last session at 3:30 pm will be group sessions to help work with parents schedules. All other meetings will be private parent-teacher meetings.

Please read through this packet carefully and make sure you have all of the many forms filled out. Carol is VERY excited about receiving them all back by the first day of school. We know this is a daunting list and we worked hard to ensure that every paper being sent home was worth your time.  A few papers and ideas can be found on the website Parent tab under Back to School.

We love having volunteers in the building and want to make sure we are being good role models for our kids by following the guidelines set out for us. Please make sure you are up to date on your Essential 3 volunteer requirements.  I would hate for someone to miss out of a field trip or party because they were not up to date. NEW families will receive information from Carol on archdiocesan volunteer requirements. We will be offering VIRTUS Training classes at OLL on 9/12 and 12/6.  

I look forward to seeing all of our kids on our playground in just a few short weeks!  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and we will see you soon!

Becky Kennedy