All Smiles Over a Good Book!
The OLL Book Club kicked off the new school year with their first selection in September. The students enjoyed lively discussions, tasty snacks, and, of course, great books!
Happiness = Kinderfest
Friday, October 3rd was a special day for the children of OLL as well as for all those in our surrounding community - Kinderfest! Under the big tent the children enjoyed activities such as a bouncy house and slide, face painting, games, and classic goodies like cotton candy and popcorn!
A Special Blessing
In honor of St. Francis of Assisi animal lovers at OLL gathered together on Thursday, October 2nd with Fr. D'Amico and Deacon David to have their beloved pets, both big and small, blessed!
Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!
Mrs. Wojtal's kindergarten class celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday on Friday, September 26th by making homemade applesauce.
The Gift of Words - Dictionaries for the 3rd Grade
Ms. Georgia Brown of the Rotary Club of Montclair presents the 3rd grade class with the 21st edition of A Student's Dictionary. The Rotary Club has presented over 10,000 dictionaries across the country. The class was so delighted to receive this gift of knowledge.
8th Grade Visit to the Edison Museum
The Grade 8 class visited Thomas Edison's laboratories in September. They learned not only about his inventions, but also the importance of manufacturing, especially in New Jersey.
Technology in the 8th Grade Classroom
BYOD - Bring Your Own Device: The 8th graders brought in their electronic devices to share educational applications that were relevant to their Reading and Language Arts classes. Students had to share three apps, write up summaries, and explain who would benefit from them.
Champions! Girls' Varsity and JV Boys' Basketball
Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity and the JV Boys' Basketball Teams - the 2014 GIL Champs! It was a sell-out crowd at the Mt. St. Dominic Athletic Center as the Lake Nation came out in full force to spur on our teams! Both games were hard fought, but in the end OLL prevailed!
100th Day of School Celebration
The last Friday in February marked an important day for the kindergarten, first, and second grade students at OLL. The date was the 100th day of the school year! The children and teachers celebrated in many ways including a ceremonial balloon pop with 100 balloons! Watch the video to see all the children in action!