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Welcome Back Reminders

Monday, January 7th: Report Cards will go home

Tuesday, January 8th: PTL Out of Uniform Pass #3 for scholars who purchased a pass at the beginning of the school year or you can pay $5.00 on the day

Wednesday, January 9th: OLOF Spelling Bee

Thursday, January 10th: Boys and Girls Basketball Home Games at 4:30 and 5:30 pm! Go Falcons!

Monday, January 21st: Weather Makeup half day. We will have classes until NOON with NO extended day.

Sunday, January 27: All School Mass (Students will be conducting mass; we need ALL OLOF Students and Families in attendance!)

Sunday, January 27-February 2:Catholic School's Week

OLOF Spelling Bee 2019

Our spelling bee purpose is to help scholars improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Our scholars will rally around each speller, cheering in their victories and sympathizing in their defeat. Through it all, these spellers teach each of us a lesson on true dedication, grit and resilience of the human spirit. At the end of the day, each speller who participates walks away with a deeper appreciation for language. They also take away important lessons on hard work and memories.


Spelling Bee Information:

  • Our Spelling Bee will be Wednesday, January 9th.
  • Our 2nd-4th grade scholars spelling competition will be 9:00 am-10:00 am (right after Mass)
  • Our 5th-8th grade scholars spelling competition will be 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (right after lunch)

Catholic School's Week

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2019 is January 27 - February 2. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2019 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School will observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for our scholars, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people, and its contributions to our church and our communities.


More details about the week's themes and actives will be released next week.

Living Museum Announcement

Historically, OLOF has hosted a Living Museum during Catholic School's Week. We have decided as a team to change the dates of the museum to allow more time for class development, research and learning! The new date of the OLOF Living Museum will be Thursday, February 28, 2019.


More details on the living museum assignments will be distributed soon.

Tuition Assistance for the 2019-2020 School Year

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/

Steps for Students

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

J-Lo's Word

Happy New Year! It is a new year, and there have been some new changes on campus! I know that change is sometimes hard, but change is good. We are growing, rebuilding, and renewing! Here are some of the exciting changes we have this semester:


4th grade has moved from the outside classes to the main wing, and we couldn't be more excited to have them closer to us!


2nd and 3rd grade are keeping Mr. Hererra as their main homeroom teacher, but Fatima has been blessed to find two retired classroom teachers to conduct push-ins and pull-outs to support our 2nd and 3rd graders!


4th-8th graders are now taking a Speech, Choir, and Drama elective to better prepare them to be leaders in our masses by conducting readings and intentions, as well as prepare for our Spring Concert and Program.


5th and 7th graders are now taking an Engineering/Robotics elective!


I am excited for all the new things this year is bringing, and as we move into our new semester, I continue to be thankful and feel blessed for our families and our scholars.


Have a Happy New Year,

Mrs. Lopez