This Lent Focus on the Works of Mercy

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February may be the shortest month, but is certainly going to be busy! Staff and students will be involved in many activities, including: Winter Walk Day, grade five and six basketball, staff will be engaged in convention activities, grade five and six students will be skiing, 100th Day celebrations, Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday, and Ash Wednesday.  As always, we are heavily engaged in the learning process every day.

On February 10th we begin our Lenten journey.  This year we are reflecting on creating ‘A Horizon of Hope’.  As an Easter people Lent provides us a wonderful opportunity to build our Horizon of Hope by actively doing the charitable actions of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy:


Although I may not accomplish all the corporal and spiritual works of mercy this Lent, I challenge all our students, staff, and parent community to try.

Lenten Blessing,

Greg Kostiuk

OLA: Telling Our Story (Dec. 2015)

Recently, I read a blog about how numbers do not tell the story of a school. Using data is still an important aspect of every school, but it does not tell a school’s story.  The author of the blog went on to challenge the reader, how do you tell your story?

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Every month we hope to tell our story by sharing a picture collage of the various events and learning activities at Our Lady of the Assumption School.  These collages do not tell our whole story, but we hope they tell a part of the wonderful story of OLA.ToS 1ToS 2ToS 3ToS 4

We hope you enjoyed our December 2015 story.

Greg Kostiuk

2015 Blog in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,500 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.