Welcome to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School. We are a private, parochial school located in Benton, Arkansas. Our school offers a quality, academic program for Pre-K through Grade 8.
October 29, 2015
This week has been another short week at OLF. You will be receiving this note at Thursday’s Parent/Teacher Conferences since we will not be in school on Friday, the 30th, due to conferences and teachers’ meetings. We look forward to meeting with all of our families to be able to discuss students’ progress and goals.
It’s almost time for our annual Turkey Bingo. This is a major fundraiser for our school. Please try to get sponsorships (no amount is too small). Thanks for your cooperation so far in selling raffle tickets. Please encourage the children to sell as many as they can. We always have more available in the office. The raffle prizes are $150, $100, and $50. Make sure that you let people know that they do not have to be present to win! The total proceeds benefit our school. We will have another ticket turn in next Wednesday. Students bringing in $10 in ticket sales may come in free dress.
The Bingo will be on Tuesday evening, November 10th. Concessions open at 5:30 PM, and games begin at 7:00 PM. There is always good food, fellowship, and fun. The upper grades will be hosting a bake sale to help fund their spring trip. I know they always appreciate donations of baked goods. Please help if you can.
We are already planning upcoming events. If you received a volunteer form and have not yet turned it in to the office, please do so. We have volunteers who will call and help remind you of any events for which you signed to help.
Grades K-2 will be going to Family Farms Pumpkin Patch on Monday, November 2.
Grades 3-8 will be going to the LEGO Robotics presentation at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock on Friday, November 6.
This past Tuesday, our 7th and 8th graders went to Foxridge with the Eucharistic Ministers to take Halloween treats that they had made.
The Sweatshirt/Hoodie orders have been processed and sent to be silk-screened. With the cooler temperatures, we hope that the orders are in soon! Concerning uniforms, please remember that according to our uniform policy students may not wear shorts after October 31st up to March 31st.
Thanks to Becky Addison, grandmother of Quentin Reynolds, who worked with the Saline County Health Department to organize our annual flu vaccines. Students from both the school and pre-school participated in the event.
This week, the students celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Our theme for the week was “Band Together Against Drugs.” The Knights of Columbus sponsored the annual Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest. Thanks for their support and interest in this project. Prizes will be awarded on Monday morning.
Please pray for Ben Baka, baby brother of Emma and Addie Baka, who had his adenoids removed and also had to have tubes in his ears. Also, the parish lost two long-time members this week – John McAtee and Lois Compton. Please pray for all of these and their families.
Our Diocesan Superintendent Mrs. Vernell Bowen and her associate Mrs. Theresa Hall will be making their annual visit to our school next Tuesday morning. It is nice that they can take the time to visit with all of the students and teachers of our school.
Many plans have already begun concerning the school’s Annual Christmas Dinner Dance and Silent Auction. Please consider joining us this year and bringing friends along. Also, if you know of a business that might donate an item or a service, please contact them. They will received advertisement through our program, as well as a tax credit. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year, and we need the efforts and support of everyone to make this event a great success!
I know that the children are excited about the upcoming Halloween holiday, which leads us into the Feast of All Saints and All Souls. A wonderful quote by Mother Teresa reminds us all that we are on the journey to sainthood! “Keep in mind that our community is not composed of those who are already saints, but of those who are trying to become saints. Therefore, let us be extremely patient with each other’s faults and failures.”
Have a safe Halloween,
“Joining Together in Faith, Hope, and Love. . .
818 W. Cross St. ~ Benton, AR 72015 ~ 501-315-3398
“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love”
~ Mother Theresa