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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 grades K-8.

 Weekly Principal’s Note:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dear Parents,

I hope that you are all adjusting to the cold weather. Please remember that school sweatshirt and hoodie orders, as well as long-sleeved polo orders, are due next on Monday, October 27th. Also, remember that as of November 1st, students should be wearing long pants, not shorts. .

Work has already begun on soliciting items for our upcoming Dinner Dance and Silent Auction which will be held on December 6th. Please try to get items donated. Also, you will be hearing about volunteers for the upcoming Turkey Bingo which will be held on Tuesday, November 11th. Remember that each family is required to work at least two functions during each semester of the year.

The Bingos are a lot of fun, but they are also some of OLF’s largest fundraisers. Next week your child will be bringing home raffle tickets. Please help and encourage your child to sell these tickets. All of this money comes to the school and adds to our net income of Bingo proceeds. Incentives are given for daily turn ins, as well as overall turn ins.

Remember that on Thursday mornings, the upper grade students will be selling snacks once again for a $1.00 each Thursday morning. While they do not go to Space Camp this year, they will be selling the treats to go toward their trip next year.

Today, the 17th is the end of the first quarter marking period. Report Cards will go home on Wednesday afternoon, October 22nd. Please be aware that Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, October 23 and 24. We have done our best to work around the times requested. With some of the more popular times, we have had to schedule conferences as close to your requests as possible. If you have any problems or questions, please contact the school office (501-315-3398).

Parents should have received the proofs for school photos from Mr. Berry. Please note that these orders are due back to the school by Monday, October 20th.

Also, if your child is interested in playing basketball, please send in form of intent.

Representatives from Mount St. Mary’s Academy will be visiting Our Lady of Fatima

School on Monday, October 20th. They were scheduled to come to our school last Monday; however, the bad weather prevented their trip. They will give the girls information about the Mount and about any upcoming dates for entrance exams, etc. Information packets will also go home to families.

Red Ribbon Week will be the last week of this month. We have drug-free activities planned for each day of the week.. The Knights of Columbus group is sponsoring its Drug Free Poster Contest for our school.

At the end of Red Ribbon week will be All Hallow’s Eve and All Saints’ Day. On Friday afternoon we are planning a “Saints and Sweets” treat time for the students. Each classroom will have candy and treats and holy cards for the kids. They can go around the school to each classroom about 2:15. We will provide treat bags. You should have received a note about candy donations. If you are able to send some individually wrapped candy to school for the use in this activity, please do so. There will be no classroom Halloween parties on this day. Please know that you are all invited to the Wednesday Family Night Fall Fest sponsored by the parish. It will be on Wednesday evening, October 29th.

On Monday, October 13th, the children celebrated the 97th anniversary of Mary’s last appearance at Fatima.

Next week, we will have no school Masses. Father will be gone to the Diocese for Priest’s Continuing Education. On Friday, we will not be at school for daily Mass due to conferences.

We did not have morning Mass this morning, due to Father Y.C.’s trip to the Cursillo

Men’s Retreat. Our children prayed for the success of this weekend’s Cursillo and sent a prayer poster. Please pray for Father, Johnnie Patton, and Eric McGuire from our parish who will be participating in the retreat this weekend.

Have a blessed weekend,

Jan Cash

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love” 

   ~ Mother Theresa