June 3- 8
Mon.- June 4 - Baccalaureate Mass this evening at the Cathedral.
Congratulations to Devon, Mahaly, Nasir and Vonita Mae
Tues. June 5- Bring Lunch cafeteria closed
Wed. June 6- No school - Graduation day
Thurs. June 7 - bring lunch
Fri. June 8 - bring lunch
A school calendar was sent home. Please refer to it for the schedule for the last week of school.

May21-25
We are continuing scheduled IEP conferences. Thank you for all your cooperation and input.
Wednesday - Parent Meeting in McDevitt cafeteria at 7:00
Monday May 28 - no school Memorial Day

May 14-18

May 16 - We attended an assembly with McDevitt that featured a rock band that first entertained us and got our attention.Then the band spoke to us about money. They talked about saving money, credit scores and to beware of credit card debt. Everyone received a card from the band.


May 15- PLEASE WATCH FOX 29 NEWS AT 5:00 THIS EVENING. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE WE WILL BE ON THE NEWS. IT MAY BE BROADCAST ANOTHER TIME ALSO.




O'HARA TRIP
On Tuesday May 15th all students will be bused to Cardinal O'Hara for a Catholic Charities event. Thank you to the parents who were considering driving their young adult early to O'Hara, but that will not be necessary. We ask that all students wear their regular uniform, not the gym uniform. Students are to bring lunch. A permission slip will be sent home Monday. Please return it on Tuesday so your young adult can attend.

Thursday - Dance Performance for parents/guardians will take place in the gym at 1:00. Parents may enter through the front door of the building and proceed directly to the gym.



FRIDAY May 11, MCDEVITT IS DRESSING DOWN IN JEANS AND T-SHIRTS. YOU MAY ALSO DRESS DOWN BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL T-SHIRTS ARE APPROPRIATE. THANK YOU.

May 7-11
Thursday, May 10th- Teachers will be participating in a faculty retreat. There is no school for students, but this is a Holy Day of Obligation. Please try to get to Mass.

We are continuing to practice our dances for our performance of Dance Philly Classroom. Our performance is Thursday May 17th at 1:00 in the gym. Families are invited.


Week of April 30-May 4

Please dress in school uniform tomorrow (Tuesday) We will be attending the May Procession with McDevitt.


BLUE DRESS DOWN ON MONDAY APPLIES TO BOTH SITES. DR. JOHNSON FEELS THE WEATHER MAY BECOME WARMER AND THEREFORE WEARING ANOTHER LAYER OF A BLUE SHIRT MAY BE TOO HOT FOR THE STUDENTS.

Monday April 30th students may wear a blue shirt in addition to their regular uniform for Child Abuse Prevention Day.

McDevitt has changed the Crowning of Mary to Tuesday May 1st.

Thursday May 3rd students will join McDevitt in Crowning Mary. Last Best Friends meeting

Friday May 4th students will be treated to a lunch of chicken fingers and baked ziti.

Week of April 16-20

Tuesday - students who are dancing at the Kimmel Center, please wear your winter uniform.

Wednesday - show at Anchillae Assumpta School.

Thursday - Please bring a lunch. Cafeteria closed

Friday - Best Friends Dance. The front doors to the school open at 6:30. Students will be eating a catered dinner and dancing to tunes from our favorite D.J., Dave Beck. Parents can pick up their young adult at 9:25 in the gym. Help with clean- up would be greatly appreciated. Tables have to be returned to the cafeteria and chairs have to be placed in racks. Everyone can't wait!

Week of April 9-13

Thursday - McDevitt Dress Down Day for MS. Wear McD colors. $1.

Spring Uniforms begin on Wednesday April 11. Gentlemen may wear OLC polo shirts and sweaters are not required. Ladies are not required to wear sweaters. However, since the mornings may be chilly, students may want to bring their sweaters and take it off when it warms up.

We may be having Kimmel Center practices this week. We are waiting for input from Dr. Johnson.

Thursday- Best Friends

Friday- Ring Mass at 9:15. Mahaly, Vonita Mae, Justin, and Christopher will be receiving their school rings. Ring Mass will be celebrated with OLC and McDevitt students.

Ring adjustment request can be made on Tuesday April 17th when the Josten rep is here.

Upcoming events and reminders.

Kimmel Performance is Tuesday April 17th

Best Friends Dance is Friday April 20th. The main entrance to the school will open at 6:30. Parents are asked to take pictures on the front lawn. Tickets will be collected at the door and only the students will proceed to the gym. The doors will reopen at 9:25 P.M. for pick-up.

OVR will be here on Friday April 27th for those parents who have requested a meeting with Joann Brubaker. The schedule was sent home with information concerning paperwork that should be brought to the meeting.

Week of April 3-6

Wednesday - Dress Down - wear blue for Autism Awareness Day. Please note: Students who are working with Mrs. Kurdziel on Wednesday are required to wear their school uniform.

We will have an extra Philly Dance lesson so please wear a dress down outfit that is comfortable and appropriate for dancing.

Thursday - Best Friends Meeting, Philly Dance Lesson

Graduation Fee was due on Tuesday April 3rd.

The Beef and Beer has been cancelled.

Thursday March 29th is a 12:00 dismissal. Students need to bring lunch.

Classes resume Tuesday April 3rd.

Beef and Beer is Saturday April 7th.

Week of March 19-23

Tuesday - Spring begins

Wednesday- Penance service- an opportunity for confession/blessing and it is crazy sock day

Thursday- Best Friends

Friday- Trip to Annenberg Center Bring Lunch

Wednesday March 21st is crazy sock day for Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Students may wear crazy socks in addition to their uniform.

A letter and permission slip concerning the opportunity for our students to perform at the Kimmel Center has gone home. The letter discusses the arrangements that we plan to implement in order to make it easier for your young adult to perform. Please consider having your young adult participate in this exciting event. If you have further questions, please feel free to call the McDevitt site and speak to one of the teachers-215-887-5575 extension 251.

Please let us know if you are interested by Friday March 23rd. We have begun to dance with assigned partners.

SAVE THE DATE

RING MASS IS APRIL 17 AT 9:15 am AT BISHOP MCDEVITT IN THE GYM. CHRISTOPHER, JUSTIN, VONITA MAE AND MAHALY WILL RECEIVE THEIR RINGS.

WEEK OF MARCH 12 TO MARCH 16:

Please check students' folders for revised calendars.

Wednesday, all students must bring lunch.

Best Friends is on Thursday, March 15.

Friday is a dress down day for St. Patrick's Day. Please wear green and bring in $1 for Operation Rice Bowl, an Archdiocesan Program.

SAVE THE DATE:

OUR LADY OF CONFIDENCE AT MCDEVITT SITE WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE KIMMEL CENTER ON TUESDAY APRIL 17TH AT 7:00 pm.

Week of March 5 to March 9

Mon. - Live Connections Trip. Thank you to all who brought their lunch.

Thurs. Best Friends and Philly Dance

Many thanks to all the students and parents who attended the Voces 8 concert on Sunday. The students did a fantastic job.

IMPORTANT

THERE IS A CHANGE ON THE CALENDAR. WE ARE MAKING UP A SNOW DAY ON TUESDAY APRIL 3RD. THERE WILL BE SCHOOL ON APRIL 3RD

OLC AT THE MCDEVITT SITE IS DISMISSING TODAY FRIDAY MARCH 2 BECAUSE OF AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE DUE TO THE WEATHER AT MCDEVITT.

Week of February 26th to March 2

We had a fantastic trip today, Monday February 26th at Live Connection.

THURSDAY-we are continuing with Dance Philadelphia

FRIDAY-Voces 8 will be sending someone to teach the students a song. We are on a special schedule so all students need to bring a lunch.

Papers went home concerning the annual fundraiser. Please check student folders.

Just looking ahead- Friday April 13th is Ring Mass. Mahaly, Vonita Mae, Christopher and Justin will be receiving their rings.

Graduation fee can be sent to school now.

ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING A LUNCH AND BE IN FULL UNIFORM.

PARENTS OF STUDENTS ATTENDING SUNDAY MARCH 4TH CONCERT AT THE WORLD CAFE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR YOUNG ADULT'S FOLDER FOR TICKET INFORMATION.

PLEASE RETURN TITLE ONE SURVEYS BY MONDAY THANK YOU

Week of Feb. 19

Monday - No School Presidents Day

Thursday - Dance Lesson, Best Friends Meeting - Scavenger Hunt

IMPORTANT FOR THOSE STUDENTS GOING TO SING IN THE SUNDAY MARCH 4TH CONCERT:

Yes, the show is technically sold out, but I have added 75 more tickets to the cap for this show. It will still show up as “Sold Out” online but those folks who have the COMMUNITY promo code can purchase tickets by calling the box office at (215) 222-1400. Please make sure they are aware that they must give the promo code in order to purchase these tickets.

McDevitt and OLC will be collecting money for the Archdiocesan Rice Bowl Program. OLC students will be working with Mr. Caccia's Religion classes to decorate the school collection jugs.

Thank you to all who returned the trip permission slip and photo release forms. If you have not yet returned them, we would appreciate having them by Tuesday.

Week of Feb. 12

Monday - Dancing Philly Classrooms starts today. The students will be participating in 20 ballroom dance lessons given by a professional dance instructor.This is our fourth year that we are participating in the program and the students do very well. There will be a presentation in May for the parents. Details will be following.

Wednesday - Ash Wednesday. The students will be receiving ashes.

Thursday - Dance lesson

Parents: A permission slip will be going home for two trips to a Live Connections Music Program. The program and bus are free. Please return the permission slips as soon as you receive them. Thank you.

Week of Feb.6

Wednesday - SCHOOL IS CLOSED due to poor weather conditions

Thursday - All Archdiocesan schools are CLOSED due to Eagles parade.

Friday - Eagles dress down day

Week of Jan 29-Feb 2

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Monday- some students will go to St. Charles Seminary to participate in the Archdiocese Nourishing Neighbors Program. THOSE STUDENTS NEED TO BRING LUNCH

Tuesday -students will join McDevitt in a living Rosary Assembly.

Wednesday -students will get a free cookie at lunch from McDevitt.

Thursday- bring in peanut butter or jelly to dress down in Eagles gear.

Friday- some students will go to the St. David site to join them for Mass while others will participate in McDevitt's Mass. For Student Appreciation, school is providing make your own sundaes. BRING LUNCH CAFE IS CLOSED. Dr. Johnson said students may wear Eagles dress down.

Monday Feb. 5 school is closed

Week of Jan. 22

Thursday - Best Friends Meeting

Save the Date - Best Friends Dance - Friday night April 20

O.V. R. meeting has been changed to April 27 due to the dance on April 20th.

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 / smsvolz@yahoo.com

Maggie Volz - 267 - 320 - 9263 maggievolz24@gmail.com

Elena Gilbert 267 - 815 - 3262

Maria Gilbert 267 - 974 -4312 auntria@yahoo.com

Best Friends meeting - Thursday Jan 18

IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT

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.

FRIDAY JANUARY 5TH SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER.

THURSDAY JANUARY 4TH SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER.

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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

Thursday - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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

NOV 2ND AND 3RD- THE ASTROS WON THE WORLD SERIES SO DR. JOHNSON SAID WE CAN DRESS DOWN - NO SHORTS

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.

WINTER UNIFORM GOES INTO EFFECT

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.

THERE WILL NOT BE A GROUP PICTURE TAKEN. AS PER THE MESSAGE FROM DR. JOHNSON, IF THE ASTROS WIN THERE IS A DRESS DOWN TOMORROW.

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 som 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.

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