​​It is with much enthusiasm that I write to you today as we look forward to greeting you and your child/ren for the 2024-2025 school year! While we are closing out the current school year, we are busy planning and preparing for next year. We know our families do the same during the summer months, so we wanted to share with you some important dates, reminders, and information. Please take a few minutes to read all of the details included in this mailing. As always if you have any questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to reach out. The school office number is 215-739-1920.

First Days of School:

Grades 1 to 8: September 4th, 5th, 6th
Doors open at 7:30 AM

Our school day begins at 7:50 AM and dismissal will be at 1:00 PM on these days.  Students are to report in their full school uniforms, either the regular Fall/Winter uniform or the Summer uniform (must conform to regulation). Please check the school uniform policy.

Full days for Grades PK3-8TH GRADE will begin on September 9TH – 7:50 to 3:00.

Punctuality is an important part of the education process. Therefore, students are marked late who enter the building after 7:50. The doors are closed at 7:50 and students who are late enter the building via the main entrance on Thompson St.

Back to School Parent Meetings:

Back to School Night for ALL GRADES (Pre-K 3 to Grade 8) will be held on September 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

 Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 Orientations and First Days:

Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten will hold orientation days on September 4th for one hour.

*Conditions permitting, parent/s are to accompany the children for the hour of orientation.

Children are required to wear their full school uniforms.

The schedule is as follows: 
Pre-Kindergarten 3       September 4 : 9:00-10:00 girls; 10:30-11:30 boys
Pre-Kindergarten 4       September 4:  9:00-10:00 girls and 10:30-11:30 boys
Kindergarten                September 4:  9:00-10:00 girls and 10:30-11:30 boys

September 5th & 6th will be 12:45 dismissal for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and K -

September 9 will begin full days for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and K - dismissal 2:50

Dismissal takes place as follows:
Grades 2, 3 and 4: Thompson Street
Pre-K 4: Edgemont Street School Yard (Rectory side)
Kindergarten and Grade 1: Edgemont Street School Yard
Pre-K 3 and Grades 5 thru 8:  Madison Street

School Entry - Students enter the school building daily as follows:
Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and K enter via the Madison Street doors.
Grades 1 thru 4 enter via the Thompson Street doors
Grades 5 thru 8 via Edgemont Street school yard

Summer Office Hours:

June 17th thru July: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00-1:00

August: Monday thru Friday from 8:00-2:00.

Click here for the 2024-2025 Uniform Policy and Dress Code

Please be sure your students are in full uniform, unless otherwise instructed. Returning families, note there is a change to the uniform socks and sneaker policy for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and K-8 summer uniform and gym uniform policies, so please read.

After School CARES:

If you are interested in our After School CARES program and have not yet registered, please email Ms. King at aking@olpr.org. Space is limited and seats are filling quickly. CARES DOES BEGIN ON THE FIRST FULL DAY SEPTEMBER 9TH FOR PK3-8TH GRADE. Click here to view the CARES page on our website.

Snacks, FREE Breakfast and FREE Hot Lunch:
Students are requested to bring a snack daily. We abide by the Archdiocesan nutritional policy of healthy eating – no candy, cake, cookies, chips or soda are permitted. FREE breakfast and hot lunch will begin on September 9th .  If your child/ren do not want hot lunch, please be sure to pack a cold lunch *Note: We do not have refrigeration in the classrooms for student lunches.

Stationery Sale for Grades 1-8:

Stationery will be sold for students in Grades 1-8 on August 14 from 10:00—12:00 and again on August 21st from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Please refer to the stationery lists below. If you plan to be away either of the selling dates in August, please send in an envelope marked with name and grade accompanied with the total amount sometime over the summer, and we will be sure the stationery will be ready for your child on the first day of school in his/her homeroom.  Stationery for PreK-3, PreK-4 and K will be handled by the teachers, and you will receive information at the September 8 parent meeting.

Pre-3 through Grade 8 Supply Lists:

Financial Aid:

BLOCS applications for students in Pre-K 3 through Grade 8 are still open for the 2024-2025 school year. To apply, visit www.BLOCS.org. *Note: if the website says that the application is closed, we may still be able to accept your application. If you are interested in applying for BLOCS, please contact Ms. Renee at renee@olpr.org ASAP. Do not delay as we begin working on awards in June.

Required Documents:

All required documents must be on file in the school office in order for your student to receive his/her admission card in August. Please be sure bring the following to the office in the coming weeks:

  • Copy of student's birth certificate (*required)
  • Copy of student's Baptismal certificate (*required if your student is Baptized)
  • Current immunization records (*required)
  • Medical and Dental Forms (*required for new students entering Kindergarten or Grade one). Click here to view/print the medical form. Click here to view/print the dental form.
  • Copy of student's report card (*required for transfer students only. Note: you will also be required to sign a release form at the school office so that we can request transcripts from your child's current school)
  • If your student has a learning assessment, a psychoeducational evaluation or an IEP, please provide us with a copy. (*required if applicable)
  • If there are any court orders regarding legal and physical custody of a child, please provide us with a copy (*required if applicable)
  • School bus form (*required if applicable)

School Communication/Additional Information:
It is our goal at OLPR to keep all of our school families up-to-date and current with all of our news and information. If you have not already done so, please bookmark this website. Here you can find pages full of information such as our school calendar, event listings, general information and links to our weekly eNewsletter, OLPR’s Weekly eMinder.  This weekly e-mail is delivered directly to the inboxes of our parents, students, faculty, staff and guardians and contains critical information, schedule updates and other helpful information.  If you are not yet subscribed, you can sign-up by clicking “ Weekly eMinder” under the “Quick Links” tab at the top of the page, or you can e-mail renee@olpr.org with your name, e-mail address, the names and grades of all of your students who are attending OLPR in the Fall. Be sure to also follow us on the following social media channels:

OLPR Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/OurLadyofPortRichmond
OLPR Home and School Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/OLPRHomeandSchool
OLPR Strong Facebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/olprstrong
OLPR Instagram: @ourladyofportrichmond

Summer Packets:

Summer packets were sent home with all students entering grades 1-8. These need to be completed and returned on the first day of school for the 2024-2025 school year. Completion of these packets is mandatory, and students will receive a grade for them.  If you are new to OLPR and have a student entering grades 1-8, please pick up the summer packet at the school office.  You can also click the links below to view/print.

Please do not hesitate to call our school office at 215-739-1920 if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to assist you and want only to make this new school year a successful one for your child/ren. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

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