Warriors Newsletter 2022

Our Lady of the Rosary School: August 14-28, 2022

School's Mission Statement

We at Our Lady of the Rosary along with our parents, exist to serve God through educating and nurturing the whole child. We will be held accountable for our faith and loyalty through consistency, leadership, and service to Christ. Our goal as a community is to academically challenge our students and to instill a sense of leadership, service, humility, and compassion.

Dear Our Lady of the Rosary Families,

Dear Our Lady of the Rosary School Families

I hope that each of you enjoyed your summer breaks and is ready to begin the school year with in-person daily instruction.

As we know COVID-19 remains active in our community, the school will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance for TK-12 schools and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. While public health orders do not require many of the significant mandates of the past, several public health order protocols will continue to be observed to ensure the spread of COVID-19 remains low and to prevent extended school absences of students and staff. For example, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to be required to isolate at home for five (5) days and can return to school upon testing negative. Though not required, we strongly suggest that you test your child for COVID-19 prior to resuming school. This will help reduce the disruption of your child’s learning and that of their classmates and teachers.

Masking is strongly recommended for anyone entering indoor portions of school buildings and who has contact with others (students, parents, or other employees). For the most updated LACDPH guidance and information on masking, refer to COVID-19 Masks.

We gratefully welcome back our ever-faithful teachers and staff. Our returning faculty and staff include; Ms. Deleon, Mr. Tiznado, Ms. Salcido, Mrs. Diaz, Mrs. Rubalcava Ms. Lozano, Mrs. Ramirez, Ms. Gordillo, Ms.Stacy, Mrs. Reed, Teresa, Mrs. Sharon Padilla, Mrs. Natally, and myself, Mrs. Rivas.

Ms. Fletes News

Dear school families,

I received the news on Tuesday, that Ms. Fletes will not be returning as the second-grade teacher. She has accepted a teaching position in a local school district. I posted the position on the Archdiocese website and will be interviewing candidates this week. Unfortunately, this year our nation is going through a teacher shortage as a result of the pandemic but I trust in the Lord that He will send us the right teacher to serve our community.

Ms. Fletes is leaving the classroom ready and beginning of the year plans. Ms. Gordillo our Campus Ministry Directory will be subbing in 2nd grade until we hire a teacher.

Job Posting Link: https://lacatholics.org/job-posts/2nd-gr-teacher/

Warrior's 2022-23 News

Mrs. Erika Orejel Secretary

Mrs. Erika Orejel is the school's secretary, she started in June and has been working during the summer. Mrs. Orejel has worked in the parish rectory and comes with good references.

School Hours 8:20-3:00 pm

School hours will be from 8:20 am to 3:00 pm and on Wednesdays, 8:20 am- 1:00 pm

8:00-8:20 Arrival (Parent Drive Thru Drop off on Zone 1: TK-4th Zone 2: 5th -6th)

8:20-8:25 Students walk to their classrooms and the teacher will do health screening.

8:25 Gates are Closed

8:30 Tardy, Assembly Begins in the Hall, Student enter through the school's office

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Arrival/Dismissal Drive Thru

We will continue to follow these drop-off and pick-up procedures.

We've created arrival protocols that will allow us to efficiently screen students and reduce large gatherings. Parents will remain in their cars and must wear a mask.

1. The use of the car line will enable the parents to drive through and drop off/pick up their children at a location where they can be watched as they walk to their classrooms. Drop-offs/pickups are divided into zones to minimize contact. Zone 1: TK-4th Zone 2: 5th -6th

2. Students walk to the classroom and line up apart from each other. Each classroom teacher will take their students' temperature, ask screening questions, provide sanitizer, and then students that are clear will go directly into their classroom.

If a child has a temperature, the teachers will radio the school office, and the child will go directly to the isolation room (Holy Spirit Room).

Zone 1: TK-4th

  • The student must sit on the right side passenger seat for easy access
  • First, drop-off/pick-up of the youngest child on Zone 1 then proceed to Zone 2

Zone 2: 5th -8th

  • The student must sit on the left side passenger seat for easy access.
  • Students being dropped-off -off/pick-up on Zone will not be allowed to walk to Zone 1

Important Back to School Parent Packet

Teachers will pass out the Back to School Parent Packet to students on the first day of school. This packet includes important forms that need to be signed by the student's parent or guardian. Please fill out and sign all forms and submit them to your child's teacher on the following school day. The forms must be turned in by September 2nd to the school's office.

Enrollment through TADS

If you still need to enroll your child(ren) for the next school year please log into your TADS account. If you need assistance please stop by the school's office for help.

Free Rapid Antigen and PCR Testing!

We are proud to announce that we will begin offering COVID-19 testing on-site. This testing

is through Primary. Health begins soon. To get started, please pre-register for testing by

clicking this link: https://my.primary.health/r/ourladyoftherosaryschool_2022?registration_type=student. You only need to register once and complete a Consent Form. This Consent Form will be good for 1 year. The test will take no longer than 15 minutes.

Please note this program is free for all participants. Testing is not required, but highly encouraged.

The testing program will occur on Wednesdays from 8:30-11:00. Testing days may change if needed throughout the school year.

Thank you for helping us stay safe and prevent outbreaks!

Shea Tuition Grants for New Families 2022-23

We ask that families refer good families to our school. Once again we will participate in the Archdiocesan initiative to have new families enrolled at Our Lady of the Rosary School.

Applications are available in the school's office or at the bottom below.

Warrior Care for TK-8th

We will be offering after-school care to all families from Tk-8th grade. An additional monthly fee for this service will be charged through TADS. The hours of operation will be from 3:00 to 5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 1:00-5:30 pm on Wednesday.

We will also be offering before-school care from 7:00 -8:25 AM. An additional monthly fee for this service will be charged through TADS.

Regular school hours are from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and on Wednesdays, 8:30 am- 1:00 pm

Applications are available in the school's office or at the bottom below.

Breakfast and Lunch News

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has offered its service. Families must fill out a form to see if they qualify to receive free or reduced lunch meals. If the family doesn't qualify you will be billed the full price. The applications will be available in August.

Prices for 2022-2023. The Price Schedule is the same unless a change in funding requires an increase.

STUDENT: Paid Lunch - $ 3.00, Reduced-Price Lunch - $ 0.40, or Free if qualified

STUDENT: Paid Breakfast - $1.75, Reduced-Price Breakfast - $0.30, or Free if qualified

Extra Milk - $0.20 per ½ pint

ADULT: Lunch - $ 4.00, Breakfast - $2.75

OLR does not allow students to bring or have lunch delivered from fast-food restaurants.

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Summer Reading for TK-8th

Summer Reading Books 2022


Teachers will be assigning work using the assigned reading.

Grade student is going into Aug 2022 Book.

TK→Kinder Kindergarten Is Cool! By, Linda Elovitz Marshall

Kinder→1st This Is Me by Jamie Lee Curtis

1st →2nd Magic Tree House, Dinosaurs Before Dark- Mary Pope Osborne

2nd→3rd Freckle Juice: Judy Bloom

3rd→4th The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Clearly and book report.

4th→5th Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and 1 pager project

5th→6th Holes by Louis Sachar and 1 pager project + Bingo

6th7th The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and reading tic tac toe + Bingo

78th The Giver by Lois Lowry and reading tic tac toe + Bingo

Summer Math Practice for TK-8th

Summer Math Assignments 2022


Grade student is going into August 2022

TK→Kinder Summer Bridge Activities Prek-K book by Carson Dellosa Education

Kinder→1st Summer Bridge Activities K-1 book by Carson Dellosa Education

1st →2nd Eureka Math Book ( 1 page daily)

2nd→3rd Eureka Math Module 6-8 Fluency Book Practice multiplication facts 2-9. You can make your own cards or buy cards

3rd→4th Math Packet (5 questions per day)

4th→5th Math Packet (5 questions per day)

5th→6th Math Packet (5 questions per day)

6th7th IXL SUMMER BOOST REVIEW(differentiated)Based on STAR results 4 weeks(must take notes on every new skill introduced with five examples written out and solve)

*Decathlon work on Logic Puzzles

7th8th IXL SUMMER BOOST REVIEW(differentiated)Based on STAR results 4 weeks(must take notes on every new skill introduced with five examples written out and solve)

*Decathlon work on Logic Puzzles

School Supply Lists

The following attachments are the school supplies lists by grade levels; Preschool-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th -8th. Each child must have their own supplies. Teachers will discuss with students how the supplies will be used at school and at home. We highly recommend that you also have school supplies at home.

Los siguientes archivos adjuntos son las listas de útiles escolares por niveles de grado; Preescolar-2do, 3ro-5to, y 6to-8vo. Cada niño debe tener sus propios útiles. Los maestros instruir con los estudiantes sobre cómo se usarán los útiles en la escuela en la casa. Les recomiendo que también tenga útiles escolares en casa.


We need parent volunteers!!

Please join us and become a coach for our school teams.

Fall Sports

Flag Football Coach for Gr. 6-8

Flag Football Coach for Gr. 3-5

Girls Volleyball Coach Gr. 6-8

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball Coach for Gr. 6-8

Girls Basketball Coach for Gr. 6-8

Boys Basketball Coach for Gr. 3-5

Girls Basketball Coach for Gr. 3-5

Spring Sports

Boys Volleyball Coach Gr. 6-8

Boys Soccer Coach for Gr. 6-8

Girls Soccer Coach for Gr. 6-8

Softball Coach G. 6-8

Boys Soccer Coach for Gr. 3-5

Girls Soccer Coach for Gr. 3-5

Uniform Dress Code

Our Lady of the Rosary School chooses uniforms for their students because:

  • Encourages distinctions of character and personality instead of appearance
  • Places emphasis on learning, not clothing
  • Reduces peer pressure and social stigmas
  • Equalizes economic diversity
  • Allows for cohesive presentation as a group
  • Simple dress code and uniform allows teachers to enforce the code equally
  • Lowers long-term clothing costs
  • Facilitates security by identifying outsiders
  • Enhances school spirit
  • Simplifies dressing and dress code

Our Lady of the Rosary School dress code is intended to instill modesty, good grooming habits, and neatness in appearance. It is to maintain a proper academic environment within the school, and reduce superficial competitiveness so that character rather than appearance can be the focus.

Students are expected to come to school appropriately dressed at all times, with clothing that is clean and in order.

It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure the child can be and is in uniform each day.

  • There should be no holes in, or stains on, the uniform
  • Students wear clothing in proportion to their body size
  • Tattoos, both temporary and permanent, are not allowed
  • Fingernails are clean and trimmed.

In order to facilitate lost-and-found items so they may be returned to their rightful owner, names should be written on all clothing.

E&J Uniform Sale

Get your uniforms at E&J.

You may place an online order through their website at https://eandjuniforms.com/ or stop by at OLR on August 3,4, & 5 from 12:00-6:00 pm.

SignUp Genius for Diagnostic Testing Appointments

This year we will be conducting diagnostic testing for students in TK-8th grade on August 22 - 25. On these two days, teachers will be testing your child on reading and math skills. It is easier and more effective if these tests are done with one on one or in small groups. These tests give information to teachers about your child's academic needs. You will be dropping off your child for this session and parents will be asked to drop off or wait in their cars or outside until testing is completed.

Please sign up with the homeroom teachers only.

TK- Diagnostic Aug 22-23, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-1st

Kinder- Diagnostic Aug 22-23, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-2nd1

1st- Diagnostic Aug 22-23, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-2nd

2nd- Diagnostic Aug 22-23, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-3rd1

3rd- Diagnostic Aug 22-24, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-3rd

4th- Diagnostic Aug 22-24, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-4th

5th- Diagnostic Aug 22-24, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-5th

6th- Diagnostic Aug 22-25, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-8th2

7th- Diagnostic Aug 22-25, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-8th1

8th- Diagnostic Aug 22-25, 2022

Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ADAF2EA3F85-8th

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Preschool OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, Aug. 21st, 10am-12pm

Paramount Boulevard

Paramount, CA

Preschool OPEN HOUSE 10-12 PM

Open House for interested families

MEET THE TEACHER for registered families

Licensing Forms to be Filled and Signed

Preschool Handbook Pick up

No Appointment Necessary

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Back to School Mass & Orientation Day

Sunday, Aug. 21st, 8:30am-12pm

Paramount Boulevard

Paramount, CA

Mandatory Family Mass 8:30 am

Lectors: Student Council

Wear Sunday's Best

Orientation Day 10:00-12:00 pm

Meet the Teachers

Drop off School Supplies

PE Uniform Sale

New Parent Information Meeting w/ Mrs. Rivas

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First Day of Preschool

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 7:30am-3pm

Paramount Boulevard

Paramount, CA

First Day of School for Preschool

Dress: School Uniform

Preschool Hours

7:40 am to 3:00 pm Mon - Fri

Licensed Preschool First Day of School August 22nd

Each group will only have 12 children per teacher

  • staff and students will be screened before the start of activities each day
  • parents must provide snacks and lunch
  • the child must bring their own crib sheet for cots for nap time
  • Must bring preschool supply list

Arrival and Departure

  • Drop off and Pick up will be in the classroom
  • Drop-off is from 7:40 - 8:20 am
  • The parent/ Guardian must sign the child in and out daily.
  • The child may not be dropped-off earlier than 7:40 am or pick-up before 3:00 pm to avoid visitors coming to school.
  • Pick-up is from 3:00-3:15 pm (children picked up after 3 pm will be charged a $5 per half an hour late fee).

Preschool Schedule

7:40-8:00 am Morning Arrival, Family Check-In, Free Play Activities, Small Group
8:00-8:45 am Morning Interactive Songs and Finger Rhymes, Prayer and Warm-Up
8:45-9:15 am Clean-up time, Morning Snack (Provided), and Outdoor Playtime
10:00-10:45 am Learning Time (Big Day Preschool Program)
10:45-11:15 am Letter and Number of the Week Time
11:15-11:45 am Lunch Time (Bring Own Lunch)
11:45-12:15 pm Outdoor Playtime
12:15-12:30 pm Restroom Breaks, Washing Hands, and Drinking Fountain
12:30-1:45 pm Nap Time
1:45-2:00 pm Story Time, Rug Time, Share Time,
2:00-2:30 pm Outdoor Playtime
2:30-3:00 pm Clean-up time, Afternoon Snack (Provided)
3:00-3:15 pm Dismissal, School Day Family Check-Out
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Phase 2: First Day of School: TK-2nd

Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 8:15am-12:30pm

Paramount Boulevard

Paramount, CA

First Day of school for TK-2

Phase 2: Establish Norms & Procedures

Dress: School Uniform

12:30 Dismissal

No After-School Care

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Phase 2: First Day of School: 3rd-5th

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 8:15am-12:30pm

Paramount Boulevard

Paramount, CA

First Day of school for 3-5

Phase 2: Establish Norms & Procedures

Dress: School Uniform

12:30 Dismissal

No After-School Care

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Phase 2: First Day of School: 6th-8th

Friday, Aug. 26th, 8:15am-12:30pm

Paramount Boulevard

Paramount, CA

First Day of school for 6-8

Phase 2: Establish Norms & Procedures

Dress: School Uniform

12:30 Dismissal

No After-School Care

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Phase 3: Full Day of School TK-8th

Monday, Aug. 29th, 8:15am-3pm

Paramount Boulevard

Paramount, CA

Phase 3: TK-8 Onsite Learning

8th Gr. Assembly Readers

Before Care Begins 7:00 -8:25 am

After-School Care Begins 3:00 -5:30 pm

3:00 Dismissal

Breakfast and Lunch Begin

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Wear PE Uniform

Dismissal 1:00

**PE: Coach Ms. Natally **Art: Classroom Teacher **Campus Ministry: Ms. Gordillo

RAINY DAYS: PE in Hall, Campus Ministry in Holy Spirit Room, Recess/Lunch in Classrooms

Faculty Meetings will be held every Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm.

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Virtual Back to School Nights August 29th - September 1st , 2022

In order to serve our family better, we have decided to host three days of Virtual Back to School Nights and in-person parent meetings. Many school families have multiple children and would like to attend all of their child's teacher virtual meetings.

Back to School Night will be held from Aug 29th - Sept. 1st at 6:00 pm. The virtual meeting links will be posted on ClassDojo. This is a great opportunity to hear news about our school. Remember, this is a mandatory meeting: a non-attendance fee of $40.00 will be applied.

August 29 - September 2

Monday, August 29, 2022

8th Gr. Reads during Morning Assembly

Star Testing Begin

Virtual Back to School Night Gr. 6-8

6:00- 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Virtual Back to School Night Gr. 3-5

6:00- 7:00 pm

Virtual Back to School Night Gr. 1-2

6:00- 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

PE, Art, Campus Ministry

All grades wear their PE Uniform

Dismissal 1:00 pm

Faculty Meeting 2 pm

Virtual Back to School Night Preschool

6:00- 7:00 pm

Virtual Back to School Night TK & Kinder

6:00- 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Mandatory In-Person

Back to School Parent Social for All Grade Preschool-8th

with Mrs. Rivas in Hall at 6 pm

Friday, September 2, 2021 First Friday Mass School Mass

8 Gr. Lectors, School Mass Time TBA

TK-8 Wear Mass Uniform

Kid's First Fundraiser Kick-Off

Calendar August

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September 2022

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Nutritional Program

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School's Online Communications

Social Media


Student Information System

The school uses SchoolSpeak as the main communication portal with parents. Make sure your email and cell phone number are up to date.

  • Emails blast are sent
  • Texts blast are sent
  • Newsletters & Calendars are posted
  • Fundraising Forms are posted
  • Student's Academic Grades can be checked
  • Progress Reports & Reports Cards are distributed


School Communication Platforms

ClassDojo is the school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what's happening at school and in the classroom.

  • School-wide Communication on School Story
  • Newsletters, calendars, announcements, events, and reminders are posted to our School Story
  • Fundraising Forms are posted
  • Teachers share photos and videos of the classroom activities.
  • Private Messaging
  • Instant translation

Let's Get connected!

  1. Download the app ClassDojo App Link
  2. Sign up as a parent
  3. Use the following School's Link! OLR's School Story Link Type in your child's name and your child's homeroom teacher will approve your connection.


TADS is the school's enrollment, tuition, and billing management system.

The school will use TADS Enrollment for online enrollment contracts, paying enrollment fees, and other important school forms. We also are using TADS Billing & Tuition so that families can make tuition deposits, admission application fees, or any other incidental fees- while at home.

Google Classroom Gr. 3rd-8th

The school uses Google Classroom as a central place where teachers communicate with students and post assignments. It brings all digital learning tools together in one place. Students will receive assignments, turn in assignments, and teachers will either grade them or give student feedback.

Parents can get access to Google Classroom

The teacher must first invite the parent by adding their email address under their child's name on Google Classroom. The parent will then receive an email and must accept the invitation to begin receiving the guardian email summaries



Enlace para registar su hijo(a).

Our Lady of the Rosary School Social Media Communication

School’s Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M-T-TH-F

Office Closed for Lunch 1:00-1:30

8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Wednesdays

Website: olrcatholicschool.com

Facebook Page: Our Lady of the Rosary, Paramount

Facebook: OLRosary

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Twitter: RosaryWarrior