News & Announcements

Read Across America Week, a HUGE Success!

What does a dinosaur, Saint Francis of Assisi, a cartoonist, a stubborn donkey, the desert of souls, Godโ€™s Storyteller, and a champion all have in common? Ask any Saint Olaf student, and they will excitedly share that those are all things that were a part of our Read Across America Week Festivities. Did you know that we had an author or two visit with our students? And by author or two, we mean 4 Catholic Authors with one still to come, one very local Utah author, and 3 nationally known-award winning authors!

Saint Patrick's Day Parade - March 12th

The Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 AM The parade is at the Gateway at 18 South Rio Grand Street, Salt Lake City. Please join us!

Casual for a Cause - March 9th

Meet Zeke. Zeke is 6 years old, is a younger brother to Nolan and Benny Bird in 6th grade and has Down syndrome. Zeke inspired his family to create http://amaZingZ.org which raises money for organizations that support amazing people with Down syndrome. This month's ๐—–๐—”๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—” ๐—–๐—”๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜ will support amaZingZ.org in donating to Ruby's and Reece's Rainbow.

The goal and mission at Ruby's Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.

Reece's Rainbow provides grants to families adopting children with Special Needs internationally. (Click to read more)

Ash Wednesday March 2nd

Reminder that today is Formal Uniform Day and we will have Mass at 9:30 am.

In light of the recent events in Ukraine and the crisis unfolding there, we feel blessed to have a connection through Mrs. Braukmann that will allow our community to donate funds to a Catholic Ministry working in Ukraine. Combined with Pope Francis' call to prayer and fasting for today, Ash Wednesday there are several ways we can each serve. Click the Title to read a snippet of the correspondence from Mrs. Braukmann's friend with specific information of how to donate.

Read Across America Week

Next week, February 28th - March 3rd is Read Across America Week. We have fun events planned all week long with many authors. Click the title to see more details:

Home Basketball Games - February 26th

We've got the Home Court advantage for all of our basketball games this week. Come cheer on our teams! Please join us on Saturday, February 26th for ALL HOME GAMES:
๐Ÿ€ 3/4th-grade girls play at 10 AM
๐Ÿ€ 3/4th-grade boys play at 12 PM
๐Ÿ€ 6th-grade boys play at 1 PM

Nordic Valley Field Trip

Our students had an awesome day on the mountain. Many learned to ski and snowboard while the more experienced got in a lot of great runs, while helping and encouraging the newbies. A great day was had by all. โ›ท๐Ÿ‚

Thank you to Nordic Valley and to Ms. Allen, Mrs. Braukmann, Mr. Pack and Mr. Stokes who accompanied our students!

Casual for a Cause in February helps CCS feed the hungry

This month's Casual for a Cause for Catholic Community Services is going to support the preparation of pantry packs for school age children, a "cause" near and dear to the Jaramillo Family from our community. In a non pandemic year, Addison's mom, Bobbi, would love to have Saint Olaf students help shop for meals and snacks and then pack the pantry bags. These bags go home on Friday with students who otherwise might not have access to adequate food over the weekend. Our thanks to Bobbi and Addison for mentioning this very important service. We look forward to helping beyond donations next year!

Taken from the CCS FB page:
CCS' Basic Needs Ogden facility provides Pantry Packs to children facing hunger in local schools.

We currently only have enough Packs to last through the end of February and are in need of donations.

For more information, contact Durrell Annis at dannis@ccsutah.org or 801-428-1291.

Richard and Midge Gourde Scholar

We are excited to announce our Richard and Midge Gourde Scholar, ๐—งH๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—”ย  ๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—š! As the first Gourde Scholar, Teresa has been selected to receive the scholarship for the next two years for her continued education at Saint Olaf Catholic School.
๐‘…๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’ ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ 11 ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘‚๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘“ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘†๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘™ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ 1960 ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘ฆ 1990๐‘ . ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐ธ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐น๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘-๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘. ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘™๐‘ฆ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐น๐ด๐ถ๐‘‡'๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘™๐‘ฆ. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐น๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐ธ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘‚๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘“ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘†๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘™ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘, ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘‘, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘.

Employee of the Year: Miss Witt!

Congratulations to our Employee of the Year, ๐— ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—ง! We are so blessed to have you. From those that nominated Miss Witt:
๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: Miss Witt is extremely dedicated to her class. She puts in 110% every single day and comes in with a positive attitude. She is determined and driven to make her students' experience the best possible while striving to have a positive and scrupulous learning environment. (Click Title to read more from those that nominated Miss Witt).
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