Week of December 18-22

Week of December 18-22: Finals Week

Monday, December 18: 8:00 am: Block A | 10:30 am: Block B | 12:00 pm: Dismissal
Tuesday, December 19: 8:00 am: Block C | 10:30 am: Block D | 12:00 pm: Dismissal
Wednesday, December 20: 8:00 am: Block E | 10:30 am: Block F | 12:00 pm: Dismissal
Thursday, December 21: No School. Enjoy your Christmas Vacation!

Christmas Vacation Schedule
We hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. OLP's Front Office will be open from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm from December 21, 2017 - January 5, 2018, with the exception of four days. We will be closed on December 25-26 for the Christmas holiday and January 1-2 for the New Year's holiday.

Bring Cheer to Kids With a DIY Christmas Card!
Come to the Library and make a handcrafted Christmas card for a child in need! The Library will have a DIY card crafting station from December 11-20. Come in anytime and design your own card, turn it into the Library staff, and we will mail them to the Cards for Hospitalized Kids organization. They send cards year-round to kids in hospitals across the U.S. Bring a little cheer to a child this Christmas season!

You're Invited to Parents in Prayer in Pilot Cafe on Tuesday
All parents are invited to join at Parents in Prayer on Tuesday, December 19 at 7:45 am. Please note the special location in Pilot Cafe while restoration is taking place in the Chapel. We will pray the rosary in English and Spanish, with special intentions for the students during their finals week. Coffee and fellowship will follow. Additionally, please note that there will not be a Tuesday morning liturgy on December 19, 2017 due to the chapel restoration.

Get Ready for Retreat Week 2018!
We will ease into the next semester with our first ever Retreat Week on January 8-11, 2018. Retreats are grade-level specific and attendance is mandatory for all students. Find all information, including packing lists, online here. Questions about OLP Retreat Week? Email Director of Service Learning & Retreats, Mrs. Katie Wilson at [email protected]

Update Student Mealtime Accounts
Students need to update their mealtime account to reflect a positive balance prior to the start of the second semester. Please make this a priority in the week ahead. The French Gourmet graciously supports students who have forgotten their lunch or money, but it is important that all accounts are current prior to the start of a new semester. Thank you.

First Semester Report Cards
First semester report cards will be mailed home the first week of January 2018.

AP Exam Registration Begins January 8
Attention AP students: AP exam registration begins January 8. This is an exclusively online registration process through AP Test Services (same company as last year). APTS is strict on the registration window of January 8-29, 2018. There is no late registration.

The fee is $97 per test. Families can access the website now to read APTS registration requirements and familiarize themselves with the site. The online registration link will remain closed until January 8. For questions about registration, contact Elloise at APTS: [email protected]

Save the Date: Coffee With Counselors on January 17
Mrs. Elizabeth Pappas will join OLP parents for Coffee with Counselors on January 17 at 8:00 am in the Carondelet Library. The session will include deep discussion and interactive activities with focus on the growth mindset philosophy. Parents are encouraged to read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D prior to our meeting. All are welcome!

Date Change: Class of 2018 Mother-Daughter Brunch on January 21
Mothers and daughters of the Class of 2018 are invited to a Mother-Daughter Brunch on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Holy Family Event Center. Please note that if your mother is unable to attend, a mother-figure is encouraged to take her place. Learn more and RSVP here.

Bishop Flores Tuition Assistance Program 2018-19 Deadlines
The Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program is offered through the Diocese of San Diego. If you'd like to apply for assistance for the 2018-19 school year, please note that the application will open on January 2, 2018 and close on February 28, 2018. Learn more on their website.

Save the Date: Cheer on the USD Toreros Men's Basketball Team on January 13
Specially-priced tickets will be available to our Catholic families for the USD Toreros vs. Loyola Marymount Lions Basketball game on January 13, 2018. Learn more here.

Save the Date: Catholic Schools Night at the San Diego Gulls on February 3
Cheer on the San Diego Gulls at Catholic Schools Night on February 3! New this year: All Catholic school families will be sitting together in a reserved section. Stay tuned for more details.

Food Menus:

Pilot Cafe will be closed, but Common Grounds will remain open during breaks and after school.