Week of February 26 – March 2

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
This week, the school has returned to the usual buzz of a typical OLP school year. Sadly, the sounds of Spring Sing, that have filled the air for the past month, have subsided. Although in its simplistic description it is a 48-year tradition of a musical extravaganza, at its core it is a hallmark of sisterhood and an example of leadership in action. That feeling of sisterhood was clearly felt this weekend as hundreds of OLP girls along with parents, family members, alumnae and future pilots, came to support the OLP girls on stage.
 
As I think about Spring Sing in all of its complexity, I think about the girls who are given the chance to explore new opportunities, discover a new passion, or find their voice. For your daughter, it might not be Spring Sing, but maybe it is Orchestra, Engineering, Art, Pilot Press, Athletics, Club Leadership, Equestrian, Ballet Folklorico, Genetics, or any other myriad of activities or classes, where she is inspired to learn! At OLP, together with teachers and coaches, each year your daughter grows and develops from the young girl who walked through those green gates, into a confident woman of faith. She is an exemplary scholar, prepared to face the multifaceted challenges of college and career. In each class, she is learning how to think critically, solve complex problems, and synthesize information.
 
With the many financial pressures on all of our families, choosing to make the investment in an OLP education is a sacrifice. It is an important choice that all of us make as parents to ensure our daughters are provided an exemplary Catholic, CSJ education that helps them become courageous women, ready to change the world. Each and every one of our teachers, staff and members of the Board of Directors carry the importance of that responsibility. We are partners with you in the formation of your daughters. These exceptional girls are our hope for our world!
 
As partners in this journey, the Board of Directors has decided to set a minimal increase in tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year at $19,000 plus a non-refundable registration fee of $475. This $600 tuition increase is our commitment to our families to only raise tuition at the necessary cost of inflation, as we are able to. The Board has strategically focused on fiscal stewardship and creating a strong foundation for our school's future. The Board also remains committed to providing a strong tuition assistance program for students who qualify.
 
The re-enrollment process will again be done electronically online through SchoolAdmin. The first week of March, all families will be emailed information from School Admin regarding the online enrollment portal. School Admin online enrollment will integrate with your OLP FACTS account. In addition, it has a central site for completing and submitting required forms for enrollment such as Contact Information Form, Emergency Contact Form, etc. Should you have any specific questions regarding tuition, please contact the Finance Office or visit our website for more information.
 
We are grateful to all of you who support our mission through your gifts of time, talent and treasure that go beyond the cost of education itself. The choice you have made to invest in preparing your daughter at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace for achievement in college, success and happiness in life, and women rooted in their faith, is one that we honor in the work we do each day. Our dedication to your daughter is our mission and our ministry.
 
God Bless,
 
Lauren Lek
Head of School

Announcements

The Elementary Institute of Science Launching a New Program Called Girls Take Flight!

Girls Take Flight will teach high school girls about drones, their various uses, and associated career opportunities. The Elementary Institute of Science is offering an information session about the program at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 27 and they would like to extend an invitation to Juniors and Seniors at Our Lady of Peace to join them. Find out more here!

Lenten Action for Dreamers
The Bishops of the United States are asking the Catholic community to call their Congressional representatives next Monday, February 26th and register their support for bipartisan legislation to protect the young women and men who will soon lose their legal status and their legal right to work in our nation. Click here to learn more.
 
Come Support Our Teams at Academic League Competition!
The next Academic League competition is a home game, so please come out and support our teams!
Thursday, March 1 vs Clairemont, 7 pm in the OLP Library
 
OLP Gala is Next Saturday, and Tickets Are Almost Sold Out!
Join us for the 33rd annual Gala and Auction: Soir en Noir et Blanc on Saturday, March 3, 2018! Visit our website to reserve your tickets now! New this year, we are featuring a Golden Ticket raffle. Only 100 Golden Tickets will be sold, and the winner of the raffle will get to choose one of the live auction packages as their prize! You can pre-purchase your golden ticket here. All proceeds from the Gala support the Carondelet Annual Fund.
 
Join us for OLP's Fourth Annual Women's Symposium!
OLP's fourth annual women's symposium is on Friday March 9. This event brings in speakers from the greater San Diego community for a day of inspiration, networking, and empowerment. It's a chance to show our students the many faces of success, and to inspire them to live their dreams. Visit our website to learn more, and reserve your tickets today!
 
Only 30 Tickets Left for Maria Shriver @ OLP
We are almost sold out for our Architects of Change Live Conversation with Maria Shriver on Thursday, March 22 on campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in the intimate conversation with the award-winning journalist and producer while she shares her thoughts on everything from her new book "I've Been Thinking...Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life" to her Architects of Change Live Conversation series and more. Get your tickets before they're gone!
 

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 close on February 28, 2018. Learn more on their website.

Join us in Valle de Guadalupe!
Join the OLP Community on  April 22 for a family day in the Valle de Guadalupe in Mexico.  We hope you will join us for a bilingual mass in a beautiful outdoor chapel, followed by family-style lunch with music, all while celebrating OLP. This event is open to all OLP and Saints families, future Pilots, alumnae families, and their friends. Learn more and reserve your spot on our website.
 
Week of February 26 - March 2
 
 Monday, February 26: (ABGC)
Tuesday, February 27: (DEGF) - 6:30 pm Spring Sports Parent Meeting in the Theater
Wednesday, February 28: (ACGB)
Thursday, March 1: (DFGE)
Friday, March 2: (ABC) - 12:45 pm Early Dismissal; Pep Rally Schedule
 
Special Schedules: Friday, March 2
No Zero Block
No Announcements
Block A: 7:45 - 9:05
Break: 9:05 - 9:15
Block B: 9:20 - 10:40
Pep Rally: 10:40 - 11:20
Block C: 11:25 - 12:45
 
New Spirit Wear Items Available
You talked and we listened! Thank you for all who gave us feedback and requested items for our Spirit Store. We're proud to announce we have new and exciting items including Columbia blue crewneck sweatshirts, blue athletic/workout racerbacks, teal tank tops and gray short sleeve v-neck shirts. Come check out the new offerings in the Spirit Store on Fridays! It's not too late to let us know what you want to see in the store. Click here to submit your feedback.
 
The OLP / SAHS Junior Boat Dance Is Right Around the Corner
We would love for you to join your class for this very special event! The OLP/SAHS Junior Boat Dance will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 7:00-11:00 pm at the Bahia Hotel (998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109). Juniors will board the William D. Evans Sternwheeler starting at 7:00 pm for an exciting boat cruise around the San Diego Bay. The event will include dinner, dessert, a live DJ, a photo booth, and plenty of time to catch up with your friends. Attire is semi-formal. Tickets are $75 per person. Junior Boat Dance Agreement Forms and Off-Campus Guest Applications are available outside Mrs. Conroy's office. Please submit the agreement form and guest application prior to purchasing a ticket. Tickets will be on sale starting on Monday, February 26th. The last day to purchase a ticket is Tuesday, March 13th at 11:59 pm.
 
The Library Launches STEM Speaker Series

The OLP Library is kicking off a STEM Speaker series for students at lunch! This series is part of the STEM certification program but is open to all OLP students. On March 5 we will have a Skype visit from Olivia Simpson. Aside from currently working as a data scientist at Adobe, she also earned her PhD in Computer Science at UCSD. She will be discussing the journey that led her from high school to a full blown career with one of the world's most widely used computer software programs. She will also answer questions from students.

STEM Speaker at OLP Library March 13th

As part of the STEM Speaker Series, come to the Library on March 13th at lunch for an amazing Skype visit with Ivanna Escala! Ms. Escala is a third year graduate student and NSF/Ford Graduate Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology in the Department of Astronomy. She is currently working with Phil Hopkins and Evan Kirby on galactic chemical evolution. Learn more about her here.

Upcoming Local Immersion Trips!
In March, OLP will be offering several local immersion experiences to interested students. On March 10, we will be taking a day trip to Tijuana, open to students of all grade levels. On March 17-18, members of the junior and senior classes are invited to participate in an overnight San Diego immersion. Keep an eye out next week for more specific information on the trip itineraries and how to sign up. Spots will be limited to 7-8 participants on each trip and will be decided on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Peer Tutoring is Back!
Student tutors from our National Honor Society are available Monday through Thursday during lunch (12:05 - 12:50 pm) and after school (2:30 - 3:15 pm) starting February 5. Tutoring is being offered in almost every subject and there is no need to make an appointment, students can just stop by the Student Commons and our Peer Tutors will be happy to help! The schedule of when subjects are offered can be found here.
Athletics Announcements
 
Spring Sports Parents Night on Tuesday, February 27
Save the date for the spring sports parents meeting in the OLP Theater on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 pm. We'll talk about the upcoming season and meet the coaches. Student-athletes are welcome.
 
Spring Sports Tryouts
Spring Sports are right around the corner. For more information about tryouts, please click here or read below.
 
Sand Volleyball
When: Varsity: Monday, February 26 | JV: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Coronado Ct., Mission Beach
What to Bring: clearance form, t-shirt & shorts or leggings (no spandex), sunscreen, water, and sunglasses or hat
Coach: Krystle Cabrera, [email protected]
 

Morning Announcements:

Food Menus:

Pilot Cafe:

Monday:

Soupe du jour - French Onion
Plat du jour - Pasta with meat or marinara sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, fresh parmesan cheese

 
Tuesday:

Soupe du jour - Tomato Basil
Plat du jour - Kobe Beef Burger Sliders, oven roasted potatoes, glazed carrots

 
Wednesday:

Soupe du jour - White Bean
Plat du jour - Chicken Piccata, macaroni and cheese, sauteed broccoli

 
Thursday:

Soupe du jour - Cream of Broccoli
Plat du jour - Steak, pommes frites, green beans