Principal Newsletter 10.9.19

Terra Nova Testing (Grades 3-8)

Terra Nova standardized testing for grades 3 through 8 begins the week of October 15th . Testing will conclude on Monday, October 21st. This standardized test is a national achievement that is an authentic measuring tool that asks students to construct their knowledge of Math, Reading, and Language in various ways. This assessment measures high-order thinking skills as well as basic and applied skills. Students have already begun taking their practice exams. We ask that all students make every effort to be at school daily and on time during this testing period. We also encourage all our students to do their very best!

During this time, expect lighter homework and classroom exams. Some helpful testing tips and strategies include: getting a good night’s sleep, having a healthy breakfast, bringing your sharpened pencils, and having a positive attitude! We expect to receive the results in early December. The teachers will share the reports with you at our first report card conference in December. Good luck to all our students!

Latin Night

Saturday, October 19th

Join OLMCA for our first Latin Night to celebrate Latin culture, food and music! $20 entry includes one drink. More food and drinks for additional purchase. Please send cash or check payment in an envelope with the title “Latin Party” to your child’s classroom teacher. If you would like to volunteer or donate for this event, please contact for more information.

New Instagram Page

Have you heard? We have expanded our Social Media presence! OLMCA is now on Instagram! We are hoping to reach out to our extensive alumni base.  Please like and share our page with all your family and friends. You can follow us at: