OLVCS Updates

June 3, 2022

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to our 8th Graders who have completed their days at OLV! I know that they will be sincerely missed here in the halls of our school. I pray they will grow in their understanding of God’s Will for their lives and find the peace that comes in following that. Of course, I hope that for all of our students.

As I stated in my last newsletter, we have a busy schedule this summer with improvements being made inside and outside of the school by staff and volunteers. Thanks to the Boyle, Sillner and Spencer families will give our gaga pit a well-needed upgrade this summer. Promethean Boards, basically giant touch pad computers, will be installed in every classroom. Several Boy Scout alumni are going to be making improvements to the appearance of parts of the school. The graduating 8th Grade Class will be donating an aquarium for our study and enjoyment, and numerous other projects are in development for the summer.

As another school year comes to a close, I want to tell everyone what a pleasure it’s been to serve as principal of Our Lady of Victory. I won’t lie; there have been many challenges, but there have been a great many of you who have assisted in overcoming or managing them. I thought about those challenges when I passed Easterly Parkway Elementary on Wednesday. I’m not picking on them, for the record. A lawn sign was planted in front of the school that said, “You are stronger than you know.” I’m not sure if the person who posted that sign was a person of faith or not, but I am in agreement with the sentiment for at least three reasons:

“The LORD is my strength and my shield, in whom my heart trusts.” Psalm 27:7

“I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.” Philippians 4:13

“Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

I hope that the Lord’s strength will be with all of our OLV families this Summer. Enjoy!

In Christ,

Jim Hoy

Principal, OLVCS

Students Honored At School Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all OLVCS students who were honored at the school awards ceremony today. Awards for Math League, the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters' contests were announced. The recipients of our school awards were also announced. To view a list of the awards and the recipients click the button below.

OLVCS Office Has Reduced Hours During the Summer Months

During the summer months, the OLVCS office will have reduced hours:

  • Week of June 6th: 9 AM - 1PM, Tues, Wed, & Thurs
  • Thereafter Until August 15th : By appointment only

To schedule an appointment, call 814-238-1592 or email Mrs. Cawley at cawleym@olvcs.org

2022-2023 Calendar is Posted

Already dreaming about Christmas Break? Click the button below to few the 2022-2023 school calendar.

Space Available in 3 Year Old Program

Don't wait! Only a few spots are left in the 3 year old program at OLVCS. To learn more or to apply, contact the Preschool Office at preschool@olvcs.org. At OLVCS preschool, faith, fun and learning come together!

Space Available in K to 8th Grade for Fall 2022

We have space available at all grade levels for Fall 2022 enrollment. Be sure spread the word about OLVCS! New families can learn about the application process at www.olvcatholicschool.org/admissions or call the school office at 814-238-1952 to schedule a tour.

Teaching and Instructional Aide Positions Available for Coming School Year

OLVCS is looking for energetic, qualified individuals to join our elementary teaching faculty as a full-time or substitute teachers in the coming school year. Our preschool program has an opening for an instructional aide for the coming year. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Mr. Jim Hoy at hoyj@olvcs.org.

Uniform Donations Being Accepted

Gently used and clean uniform items are gratefully accepted and will be re-sold at the upcoming Used Uniform Sale that benefits the OLVCS Angel Fund. Plaid jumpers and skirts are especially welcome! Before you donate, please, double check that your donations are stain-free and have no holes. You can drop off uniform items at the school office.

OLVCS Athletics Updates

Is That A Crusader Uniform Peaking Out From Under The Bed??

Then, please, have your student pick it up and and return it to the OLVCS school office. Uniforms should be laundered and returned in a bag with the student-athlete's name on it. Families of student-athletes who do not return their uniform will be charged a replacement fee for each item not return.

Summer Break Is A Great Time To Get Sports Physicals

All OLVCS 7th and 8th graders who will be playing on the soccer team and/or volleyball team in the Fall must submit the PIAA sports physical paperwork before they can train and compete with the teams during the regular season. Physical examination paperwork must be dated after June 1, 2022. Click the button below to download the physical form.

PIAA Physical Form

Section 6 must be completed by a clinician.

Sign Up Now For Summer Fun

Crusader Basketball Camp for Kids in Pre-K to Grade 5

Camp is hosted by the OLV Athletic Program. This camp is for all children--they do not have to go to OLV to participate. Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29th. Cost: $75.

  • Pre-K to Grade 3, 1PM - 2:30PM
  • Grades 4 – 5, 3 – 5PM.

Click button below for more information and to sign up your child. Proceeds benefit the OLVCS Athletic Program.

Basketball Clinics for Middle School Boys and Girls

Sign up now for basketball skills clinics for boys and girls in grades 6 to 9 offered by Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy:

Girls Clinic: June 13-17, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Cost $125

Boys and Girls Shooting Clinic: June 21-23, 6 - 8 p.m., Cost $60

Boys Clinic: July 11-15, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Cost $200

Soccer Clinics for Middle School Girls

All girls entering grades 6 - 9 are invited to join in a fun soccer clinic offered by the coaches of Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy. June 27 - June 30, 9:30AM - 12 Noon. Cost $100.

Parish Happenings

Start Your Summer Right At the Catholic Daughters Indoor Yard Sale

A bounty of bargains can be found at the Catholic Daughters Indoor Yard Sale at the OLV Activities Center. Friday, June 10th, 9AM to 2PM. Saturday, June 11th, 9AM to 1PM. Proceeds support the Catholic Daughters charitable activities.

Looking to clean house and make some summer cash? Contact Pat at 814-466-8712 to rent a table.

Got Service Hours? Volunteer for the OLV VBS

OLV Church is again offering a fun week of music, dance, crafts, faith, and recreation for children ages 4 to 10 on July 25th - 29th, 9 - 12 Noon. The theme for this year's VBS is Marvelous Mystery: The Mass Comes Alive. Parents and middle school/high school aged youth are needed for VBS volunteers. Use the button below to sign up to volunteer.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Youth in grades 6 -12 and adults are needed!

Know Someone Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Sharing your faith is a beautiful thing! Invite them to join other adults learning about our Catholic Faith through the RCIA program. Weekly meetings are held on Thursday evenings. For more information, contact the OLV office at becomingcatholic@ourladyofvictory.com.