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Challenging Minds, Inspiring Hearts

Falcon Shout Out's

  • Shout Out to all of our 4th-8th graders who participated in the choir and sang to the Texas City Senior Citizens. They all sang like angels and were such a BLESSING to the Senior Citizens.
  • Shout Out to Sofia Oliver for always being so kind and thoughtful to all of her classmates.
  • Shout Out to Mr. Raines and the TCHS Band for playing at the Falcon Boy Basketball Game.
  • Shout Out to Lola Pursley and Brayden Oliverez for being so well behaved during Mass on Wednesday.
  • Shout Out to Kelsey Daily for being a good leader on campus.
  • Shout Out to the Girls and Boys Basketball Teams! We are PROUD of you. We LOVE you and we SUPPORT you!
  • Shout Out to all the Scholars, Teachers, and Parent Volunteers who assisted with the Christmas Parade! Everyone had a wonderful time spreading Christmas Cheer!

Weekly Updates

Wednesday 12/12/18-HOME BASKETBALL GAME vs Holy Rosary Boys play at 5:30 pm

Thursday 12/13/18-HOME BASKETBALL GAME vs. Holy Rosary Girls play at 5:30pm; BOYS play AWAY at 2pm.

Friday 12/14/2018-Scholars may wear Christmas Pajamas and bring 1 pillow and 1 blanket. Scholars will view the movie "The Star" and enjoy a popcorn and drink snack. NO HOUSE SHOES please; regular shoes only.

CHRISTMAS DINNER BBQ PRE-ORDERS DUE FRIDAY 12/14!

Wednesday 12/19/2018- Christmas Performance, BBQ Dinner and Silent Auction; FREE PICS WITH SANTA AT DINNER! NO EXTENDED DAY!

Thursday 12/20/2018-Class Parties-Scholars may wear Red/Green/Christmas shirts with Jeans/Noon Dismal; NO EXTENDED DAY!

Thursday 1/3/2019-Classes resume

Tuesday 1/8/2019-PTL meeting, 6:00 pm in the Teachers Lounge

Christmas Gift Drive

The OLOF Student Council is sponsoring a Christmas Gift Drive. All gifts will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul in Texas City. Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is a ministry of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal. SVDP severs families in need with food weekly. During the Christmas season they provide gifts to to children ages newborn-15 years old.


The OLOF student council has set a school goal of 150 items. If you are willing to help us reach our school goal, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child ages newborn-15 years old. There are several collection boxes around campus. Thank you for your support and love for our community during this Christmas season!

Falcon Athletics

Cheerleading


Varsity Cheerleaders cheer TONIGHT at the Boys' Basketball game! Go Cheerleaders!



Girls' Basketball


Our Lady Falcons continue to grow and work hard. Although they are still fighting for a strong win, the growth and team comradery is growing stronger. We are super proud of how hard our girls and coaches are working. Keep Fighting Ladies! Falcons RISE UP!


The Girls play TOMORROW, 12/13, at HOME at 5:30! Please come support our ladies!


Boys' Basketball

The Boys' Basketball team split their games last week, winning in Richwood against Queen of Peace last Monday (34-22), and losing to OLOF-Galena Park at home last Wednesday. This week the boys fought hard and won against Holy Family on the road, and they hope to continue their streak tonight against Holy Rosary. Tomorrow the boys hit the road again to participate in the First Annual O'Connell High School Junior High Boys Tournament. Be sure to come support all our Falcons!

Here is the boys schedule for the rest of the week:


Tuesday - AT Holy Family in Galveston at 5:30

Wednesday - Vs Holy Rosary at 5:30

Thursday - Tournament AT O'Connell in Galveston at 2:00

Saturday - Tournament conclusion AT O'Connell in Galveston (2 games with times TBD)

Come out and support our teams!

Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Nicholas

God of joy and cheer, we thank you for your servant, the good bishop Nicholas.
In loving the poor, he showed us your kindness; in caring for your children, he revealed your love. Make us thoughtful without need of reward so that we, too, may be good followers of Jesus.

Christmas BBQ Dinner, Silent Auction and Performance

On Wednesday, December 19th we will have our Fatima Christmas Program, including dinner and pictures. Our Drama Club has been working very hard on this program! Prior to the Program, we will have a Christmas Dinner and Pictures with Santa in Ponzini. For dinner we will once again be selling our Chopped Brisket Dinners! They were popular and back by demand. PLEASE PRE-ORDER YOUR DINNER BY THIS FRIDAY SO WE CAN ORDER THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FOOD! There will also be a pizza option for kids! Dinner and FREE Pictures with Santa are from 4:30-5:30pm IN PONZINI. The Christmas Program starts at 6:00 pm IN KUKRAL!


Attire for the Christmas Program is black, gray, or khaki colored pants or skirt and a red or green shirt or blouse (NO T-SHIRTS please). If a red or green shirt cannot be found, white is acceptable. All students have a white mass shirt. Girls may wear red or green dresses with black tights, and boys may wear a green and red tie or a Christmas tie if desired too. Please do not deviate from the dress attire for the program. We want our scholars to be as uniformed as possible so that each class can add special accessories for their performance. Each homeroom will be singing TWO songs in addition to the play. Scholars will also be wearing various accessories such as Santa Hats, Elf Ears, etc.


We are also doing a Silent Christmas Auction the night of and the days before the program. Thank you to everyone who had donated to the silent auction. We are excited to package the gift baskets and put them up for auction. The Auction will end at 6:00 pm the night of the program, right as the play begins.


If you have family or friends who are unable to attend but would like the opportunity to bid on the silent auction items please visit our facebook page to view and bid on the items.


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Steps 4 Students 2019

Join your Fatima Family for Steps for Students 2019! This is a wonderful opportunity to join other Catholic Schools from the Galveston/Houston Archdiocese's as we celebrate Catholic Education together. We are planning events to prepare us for the big event. We will have a tailgate section in the Catholic Village. We encourage everyone to join our Falcon Spirit today! Please follow the link below to register for Steps for Students 2019! $17.00 of your registration fee will come directly to Our Lady of Fatima Texas City!


https://www.givegab.com/event_registrations/new?campaign_id=24295

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The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program

The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program has officially opened for the 2019-2020 school year. All families interested in the OLOF Falcon Fund MUST apply for the Archdiocesan funding first. You will not be considered for the 2019-2020 Falcon Fund without completing the application through the link below. 90% of the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance is funded in Round 1. The Falcon Fund will also fund 70% of its funding in Round 1 of distribution so we HIGHLY encourage everyone to apply through the first round of assistance.


If you have any questions regarding Tuition Assistance, qualifications or guidelines please call or email Angelica Hanley at 409.945.3326 or ahanley@fatimatc.org


December 1, 2018 FACTS online application available on website; www.choosecatholicschools.org

February 11, 2019 FACTS deadline (90% of available funds will be distributed)

Week of March 18, 2019 Email notifications to parents regarding awards

July 1, 2019 2nd FACTS deadline (remaining 10% will be distributed)

Week of July 29, 2019 Email notifications to parents regarding awards



http://www.choosecatholicschools.org/tuition-assistance-program/

J-Lo's Word

Parents,


Our school and campus is ALIVE! Can you feel it? We have so much activity, it is hard to keep up with it all, but that is just a sign of a busy campus, bursting with student activities and life. Learning isn't all about sitting in a classroom cracking a book. Lessons about citizenship, teamwork, service, loving others, and being leaders, are all taught in real life scenarios--clubs, activities, field trips. We are fortune that our campus can teach so much IN the class and out of the class. What a blessing and what an honor. In addition to all that, we are incredibly blessed that we can talk about and pray to Jesus everyday. In this Advent Season, as we anticipate HIs arrival, let us remember to find LIFE and JOY in the little things all around us. Jesus is the Reason for the Season!