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Be it known to all who enter here, that Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen, but ever present teacher in the classrooms, the model of its faculty, and the inspiration of its students.

Angel Note: August 11, 2021

Included In This Edition:


  1. Meet Our New Faculty/Staff Members
  2. Supply Drop Off
  3. OLLV Shout Outs!
  4. COVID-19 Updates
  5. Boo Hoo Breakfast
  6. Hot Lunch- Better Lunch
  7. School Supplies
  8. Updated Calendar 2021-2022
  9. School Supplies
  10. Dates to Remember


Please watch for a second Angel Note this week for information regarding FACTS and school forms pertaining to the start of the school year.

Welcome To Our Lady of Las Vegas!

Ms. Nelson- 4th Grade

Claire Nelson graduated from the University of Portland with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Theology, and is currently completing her Masters in Education through the University of Portland PACE program. Ms. Nelson just moved to Las Vegas and is originally from Federal Way, Washington. She loves to hike, play board games, and watercolor in her free time. This is Ms. Nelson's first year teaching, and she is so excited to begin her career at Our Lady of Las Vegas. She is looking forward to meeting her students and creating a strong classroom community!

Mrs. Carranza- Middle School Math

Jordyn Carranza currently has a Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in Math 4-8 and recently earned her M.B.A in Marketing. This will be her 3rd year teaching Middle School Math. She just moved here from Ventura, California over the summer and she already loves it in Las Vegas! A few of her interests include snowboarding with her husband, trying new restaurants, and doing crafty activities. She loves to teach and is especially excited to get to know everyone in the OLLV community this year.

Ms. Streuber- 3rd Grade

A Las Vegas native, Ms. Streuber grew up attending elementary and high school within the Diocese of Las Vegas. First having pursued a degree in theater arts, Ms. Streuber found her love for teaching and later received her degree in education from Western Governors University.

She loves cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

This will be Ms. Streuber‘s first year teaching, and she is most excited to meet and get to know her students!

Mr. Baracani- 5th Grade Teacher

Brad Baracani is very excited to work with all of the amazing staff, students, and their families at Our Lady of Las Vegas. Mr. Brad Baracani is joining Our Lady of Las Vegas this year as a fifth-grade teacher.


He obtained his education degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. While teaching full-time, he completed a masters degree in school counseling at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. He has been teaching for over 25 years. During that time, he has taught grades 1-5. Mr. Baracani, and his family, moved to Las Vegas in 2006 to teach for the Clark County School District until 2021. Mr. Baracani is a big Chicago sports fan. He enjoys going to the movies, bowling, playing softball, and going to concerts.

Mrs. Whitley

Danyelle Whitley is excited to join the Our Lady of Las Vegas teaching team as the Technology Specialist. Mrs. Whitley has been teaching in the Las Vegas Valley for 6 years. Mrs. Whitley has a background in coding websites, game creation, animation teams, digital design, and computer sciences. With a FAA 107 drone pilots license, Google Applications training, and school broadcasting experience, she will bring excitement to her teaching students life skills.

Mrs. Morales- After Care Coordinator

Torrey Morales is a native from Las Vegas, NV, and previously worked for Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada in both club and administration levels. Torrey loves to dance, theater, basketball, and street art! She is most excited to see the children thrive in a positive and safe environment around their staff, teachers, and parents, and peers!


Mrs. Morales is a product of Catholic education in the Diocese of Las Vegas and is excited be to working at Our Lady of Las Vegas.

Announcing Changes in Teaching Assignments

We are pleased to announce that both Lucy Kowalski and Amanda Coatney will be teaching 2nd grade. Adriana Aguilar will be an additional 1st-grade teacher. Malena Perrigo will be managing the library and assisting teachers and students with Accelerated Reader. Additionally, Molly Burford, our instructional strategist will provide instruction to the Kindergarten classroom and our instructional strategist Katie Golec will provide instruction in the middle school science classroom.

Alter Server Refresher Course

We are so excited to be able to include Altar Servers in our school Mass each week this school year. For students that have been previously trained there will be a meeting in the Church on Wednesday, August 18th from 3:00 PM-3:30 PM. Since it has been quite some time since our students have been able to help with the Mass celebration if they wish to be an Altar Server at school or weekend Mass they must be present for this meeting.


For students that wish to be an Altar Server but have not yet had the opportunity, there will be a meeting in September just for new Altar Servers.

Supply Drop Off!

Your teachers are excited to see your smiling faces on Friday, August 13th between 8:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Tables will be set up in front of classrooms where students will meet their teachers. Out of an abundance of caution for the start of the year, we are asking that supplies be dropped off at the door. Please ensure that we are following social distancing guidelines and are able to keep our distance. We will see you on Friday!

What class is my child in?

Please look at FACTS under the Family Portal. Once you have logged in, under student, you will find your child's schedule.

Student Drop Off Procedures

All students, arriving at school before 7:35 AM, will attend the Before School Program.

The before-school entrance is located in the 8B classroom, entrance is located to the right of the main gate. See the maps below.



7:35 AM Gate opens for 5th-8th Grade

7:45 AM School begins for 5th-8th Grade


7:40 AM Gate opens for 1st-4th Grade

7:50 AM School begins for 1st-4th Grade


7:45 AM Gate opens for PreK- Kindergarten

8:00 AM School begins for Pre-K and Kindergarten



Students who are tardy after 8:00 AM must enter through the school office.


In the mornings, parents/guardians are asked to drop off their children at the designated gate for their grade level in order to gain entry to the courtyard. Parents in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are permitted to park in the east parking lot and may walk their child to the gate. On the first day of school Pre-K and Kinder parents will be allowed to walk their child to their classroom door but are not permitted inside the classroom to alleviate exposure. All other parents must not park their cars during morning drop-off. This will help avoid parents congregating in the parking lot and in the courtyard.


If you have multiple children the oldest child can walk in their designated gate and walk their younger sibling to the class prior to the start of the school day.

Student Pick Up Procedures

Dismissals are staggered. To ensure social distancing for all students, parents will park and walk to the classroom. Parents will stand on a number to wait outside of each classroom until the teacher dismisses each child individually. Parents are to leave campus immediately after picking up their children.


Pick Up Times:


2:35 PM Pre-K/Kindergarten Dismissal


2:45 PM 6th through 8th Grade Dismissal


2:50 PM 1st through 5th Grade Dismissal

OLLV Shout Outs!

EANS Federal Funding

This year our school will be the recipient of EANS funding which will provide reimbursements for allowable expenses incurred since the start of the pandemic (March 13, 2020). These federal funds will also provide allocations for a variety of student support services including access to a school nurse, additional teaching assistants in classrooms, as well as additional technology. We are currently waiting for approval of our application and will keep you informed as we receive more information.

New Water Fountains

We are excited to announce that we have installed new water fountains throughout campus. At this time, due to COVID-19, we are not able to have the students share traditional water fountains. We are very excited about our new water fountains from which our students can now refill their water bottles as much as they would like!

Covid-19 Updates

Boo Hoo Breakfast

We are excited to be welcoming our new Kindergarten and Pre-K parents! Join your fellow parents in the Gym on Monday, August 16th at 8:00 AM. We know how exciting and anxious you may be about this long-awaited day and hope that you can find comfort with your fellow parents! Join us for coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast! Feel free to stay until school is released at 11:30 AM or stop in for just a few minutes! To ensure safety during these times please make sure that you are wearing a mask and social distancing. We hope to see you there!


For this very special first day of school, you are welcome to walk your student to class. In the future, due to COVID-19, we ask you to drop your child off at the Pre-K and Kinder gate.

2021-2022 School Calendar

CLICK HERE to access have access to the official Google Calendar or you can go to the OLLV website and subscribe.

OR

CLICK HERE to have access iCalendar (push subscribe).

School Supplies 2020-2021

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Upcoming Dates:

August

  • August 11th Immunizations/physicals due to the front office
  • August 13th Supply Drop Off
  • August 16th First Day of School (Minimum Day)
  • August 16th "Boo-Hoo Breakfast" for Kinder and Pre-K Parents
  • August 26th Curriculum Night