Thank you for returning the responses for meeting with the OVR representative.The tentative date will be Friday April 20. A definite date will be determined closer to April and a time sign-up schedule will be sent home.

Thank you so much for the many returned responses for the Sunday March 4 Live Connections concert at The World Cafe 3025 Walnut St. Phila. 19104. If you have not already done so, we would appreciate if you could return the response as soon as you can. We will give more details as soon as we know them such as what time you should have your young adult arrive at World Cafe.

Week of Jan. 16

Weather: Dr. Johnson informed the students that Our Lady of Confidence will be following the Archdiocesan schools when there is a closing or a 2 hour delay. However, we may close or have a delay at other times when Archdiocesan schools in the city are open because our host schools (Queen of Angels or Bishop McDevitt) are closed or have a delay. Please watch for texts and emails informing you about OLC's status.

Special Olympics Basketball started Sunday January 7th at St. Charles Borromeo/Our Lady of Fatima/ E.A. Seton. The times are listed below.

Group 1: 5:00 - 5:40

Group 2: 5:40 - 6:20

Group 3: 6:20 - 7:00

If you have any questions use the contact phone numbers/ emails listed below.

Kim Volz - 215-858-9429 /

Maggie Volz - 267 - 320 - 9263

Elena Gilbert 267 - 815 - 3262

Maria Gilbert 267 - 974 -4312

Best Friends meeting - Thursday Jan 18


IEPs will no longer be done with testing days in April and conferences in May. Please refer to the revised calendar from Dr. Johnson. IEPs are being done throughout the school year.

Your young adult's teacher will be asking for your input. The teachers will be sending home a paper with possible days and times. We will ask you to choose 3 days and times that work for you to come to school during the school day for the IEP conference. After reviewing your choices we will choose the day and time that is most beneficial to our schedule.

Jan 8-12

The calendar is not posted yet. Monday January 15th is Martin Luther King day and school is closed.

In the case of an early dismissal, suburban district buses may have students from another school on board. Those students also need to be dropped off. The additional stop may cause your young adult to arrive home later than usual. Even if Dr. Johnson calls an early dismissal, not all buses arrive at the designated time, which will also cause a delay in your young adult's arrival home. If you have concerns, your best source of information would be your young adult's driver or bus company.

Thank you for your understanding.

Monday Jan. 8

A message from Dr Johnson:

Due to current forecasts, we will be dismissing at 12 noon today.



Week of Jan 3

Dress down all week

Snow # is 220

Week of December 18-21

**Tomorrow 12/21 DRESS DOWN for both students and staff.

*If your young adult has brought home an OLC sweatshirt that does not belong to them please send back ASAP. We are looking for a adult medium non hoodie.

*On December 21st we will be participating in a service project with McDevitt.

*Tomorrow is a $3 dress down. (green, red or white) Since tomorrow is gym day please dress in clothing that will allow the student to actively participate in gym.

Workers may not dress down.

Remember Thursday Dec 21st is a 11:00 dismissal


Week of Dec 11-15

Bishop McDevitt has invited us to participate in their Christmas activities.

Monday was build a snowman and Mahaly wrapped Amanda as a snowman. They came in second place.

Tuesday- candy cane pick up game

Wednesday- hot chocolate day

Thursday -BRING LUNCH Mc Devitt does not have school

Friday- ugly sweater day----This is in addition to your school uniform.

Week of Dec 4- 8

Wed. - Confessions and Penance Service

Thurs. - Best Friends Christmas Party

Progress reports go home. Please sign and return the top paper only.

Friday- no school - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Please be sure to read the Confidence Chronicles found under Parent Information. Please scroll down as there is a lot of information posted.

Looking Ahead:

Thursday- Dec.14- bring a lunch - cafeteria closed.

Week of November 27- Dec. 1

Monday - Everyone had a great time at Lincoln Financial Field. The tour really allowed us to see a lot of areas of the stadium. We returned to school and enjoyed a hot dog lunch and dessert in the Room 9 which was decorated for Christmas. The staff was very happy that the students enjoyed their early Christmas gift.

Don't forget to read the latest Confidence Chronicles found under Parent Information.

Looking Ahead:

Friday Dec. 8th - no school - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Trip on Monday- 50% of the trip takes place outside. Students need to wear a coat.

Happy Thanksgiving


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Week of Nov. 20-22

Monday- Picture Day - wear school uniform

Tuesday - Winter Gym uniform

Wednesday - Mass with McDevitt

11:00 dismissal - no lunch


Looking Ahead

Monday November 27 - trip to the Linc. Wear regular uniform. A hot dog lunch will be provided by the staff.

Week of Nov 13-17

Picture day is next Monday. Dr. Johnson wants all students to wear their school uniform for the picture. Graduate gentlemen may wear a different color tie. Our graduation gowns are navy blue.

McDevitt is collecting cans for local veterans. Students are asked to bring in canned goods. If you bring in 5 cans you may dress down on Thursday. We are also accepting monetary donations for Mary's Meals. We need $19.50 to feed a student for a year. We have already collected $15.00.

Devon will be receiving an award from Live Connection tomorrow night. The award was given because of his work with keeping communication open between OLC and McDevitt.

We have Best Friends this week.

Week of Nov. 6 - Nov. 10

Important: We are now in winter uniform which includes the gym uniform. OLC sweatshirts or Got Confidence sweatshirts are to be worn over the OLC T- shirt. The students are permitted to take off their sweatshirt during gym class. The sweatshirt is worn the rest of the day. If you are in need of an OLC sweatshirt, please contact a teacher. We may be able to obtain one for your young adult. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Nov. 6- Dr. Johnson is so excited about the Astros winning the World Series that she said we can dress down on Monday!

Week of October 30-November 3


Monday Oct 30th. A few students are going to the Religious Rally. Those 4 students are to wear their full winter school uniform. If the Astros win, the dress down does not apply to them. They will have another day. Parents/Guardians of those students have been informed of their young adult's attendance at the rally.


Tuesday Oct 31st If you bring a new pair of socks you may wear a crazy pair of socks with your gym uniform. The socks are donated to the needy.

Wednesday November 1st No School Professional Development Day.

Thursday November 2nd Best Friends

Today, Friday October 27th a music teacher from Live Connections Voices 8 came and gave an excellent presentation to the students. The students actively participated and enjoyed the singing presentation. They learned the songs with different melodies, rhythms, and motions. A letter will be coming home asking if students would like to perform with this international Voices 8 group on a weekend in March. More details will follow.

After speaking with Dr. Johnson today, we believe she plans to allow students to dress down every time the Astros win.

Dr Johnson's text originally comes up as a 5 digit number. If you see a 5 digit number, usually with a 9 this could be her text.

We understand there is some confusion about dressing for tomorrow Thursday Oct 26th.


Week of Oct 23-27

Please have your young adult well dressed in the school uniform for Thursday October 26th. We are hoping to have a whole group student picture taken.

All ring orders are due Tuesday Oct 24th.

Coming next week

Monday- Oct 30 - Winter Dress Code begins. Gentlemen are to wear a white dress shirt, a tie and a sweater. Ladies are to wear a sweater.

Students who were contacted about the Metanoia Retreat on Monday should wear a winter uniform and bring money.

Tuesday Oct 31st McDevitt is doing Socktober. If you bring in a new pair of socks to donate you may wear a pair of crazy socks with your gym uniform.

Week of Oct 16-20

Oct.19 - Best Friends Meeting

Week of Oct 9-13

We are included in McDevitt's Spirit Week activities.

Monday October 9th Students may wear pajamas.

Wednesday October 11th BRING LUNCH

Thursday October 12th Students may wear McDevitt school colors of black gold white- jeans sweats and sneakers may also be worn. Thursday we will also join McDevitt at their pep rally.

Friday October 13th Students wear something neon with your jeans, sneakers and sweats.

Any day you choose to dress down you must bring in $1.00. This money supports Student Council activities that we are included. All dress down must look appropriate for a Catholic School - no shorts or tank tops.

Week of Oct. 3-6

Thursday - Best Friends Meeting. Bring your ideas for decorating a pumpkin with your McD friends.

Winter Uniforms for OLC/McD does NOT start this week. We will let you know when it begins.

PLEASE NOTE: If you need to pick your young adult up at the 2:10 dismissal, please remain in your car and join the bus line. Our buses are Total Bus Company. We also have vans from Abington, Council Rock, and Central Bucks. As the buses load please follow in the line and your young adult will come to your car.

If for some reason you need to pick up your young adult before the dismissal time of 2:10, please send a note to the teacher. According to procedure you must enter the front of the building, go to the main office to sign in and then proceed to the classroom. We ask that you do not stand near the classroom door because it disrupts the class.

We greatly appreciated your help and support with this matter.

Looking ahead to next week:
We are included in McDevitt's Spirit Week activities.

Monday October 9th Students may wear pajamas.
Wednesday October 11th BRING LUNCH
Thursday October 12th Students may wear McDevitt school colors of black gold white- jeans sweats and sneakers may also be worn. Thursday we will also join McDevitt at their pep rally.
Friday October 13th Students wear something neon.

Any day you choose to dress down you must bring in $1.00. This money supports Student Council activities that we are included. All dress down must look appropriate for a Catholic School.

Week of Sept. 25-29

Wednesday Sept 27 - Bring a lunch

Thursday Sept. 28 - Bring a lunch

Friday Sept. 29 - Dress Down Day - $1. Money goes to charity. The color purple must be worn. Jeans, sweat pants, sneakers are acceptable

Next Week

Monday Oct 2 - No School Professional Development Day for teachers

Week Sept 18 - 22

This was a question of types of sneakers to wear for gym. Dr Johnson said it is fine to wear any color clean sneaker for gym. Total black sneakers are needed for school shoes or you may continue to wear your black shoes.

Gym is Tuesday. Wear gym uniforms.

The first meeting of Best Friends will be on Thursday.

Mrs. Rosenwaike, OT will be coming to our site on Thursday afternoons. If you have any questions/concerns please contact us and we will address issues with Mrs. Rosenwaike.

Please sign any service forms from MCIU and return them to school. All emergency forms that were given out the first week of school must be returned immediately. We need to have that information and permission to proceed with our lessons.

Looking ahead

Bring lunch on Sept 22, 27, and 28. McDevitt will sometimes alter their schedule and we need to adapt.

Thank you for visiting the OLC/McDevitt Wiki

Class Supplies needed for September

3- 2 pocket folders

1 roll of paper towels

1 box of tissues

1 package personal hygiene wipes

This is all the students need. We have the rest of their supplies.

Week of Sept 11

Full days all week. Dismissal is 2:10

Bring a lunch or money. The cafeteria will be open.

A parent meeting will take place on Tuesday September 12 at 6:30 P.M. in the McDevitt cafeteria on the ground floor. We are looking forward to seeing all of you.

Gym class will take place on Tuesday. Please wear the OLC Fall gym uniform. Please see the student handbook for more information.