Week of September 10-14

Announcements
Counselor Corner

Please join the counselors for two great events this week.

The first Coffee with Counselors is scheduled for September 12th at 8 am in the Carondelet Library. Come learn about the grade-level programming available to support your daughter's academic, college/career, and social/emotional needs. The counselors will also introduce freshman parents to Naviance and end with a discussion about the book, The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey.

Senior parents interested in learning more about the college application process and how the OLP counseling department supports students through it should attend Senior Parent College Information Night on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 pm in the OLP Theater. This event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. Parents watching via livestream can ask questions and they will be answered in real time. 

Jessica Lahey Visits OLP!

Parents and Friends of OLP, including all partner school parents and Saints' parents are invited to join us for an evening with New York Times best-selling author and columnist, Jessica Lahey! While the event is free, a ticket is required. RSVP today as tickets are going quickly!

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Join the OLP community of students, parents, faculty, and staff for our Mass of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, September 11, at 11:00 am in the Holy Family Event Center.

Senior Tribute Ad - Yearbook

Parents of seniors, this is your chance to share with friends, family and the greater OLP community all of the changes and accomplishments your daughter has made in the past three years. A Senior Tribute Ad is the perfect way to acknowledge your daughter's achievements, and make her senior yearbook even more special. The Senior Tribute Ad deadline is October 9th.

Parent Volunteers Wanted!

Mrs. Wyatt is looking for parent volunteers to supervise college visits on the OLP campus from September 10 to November 2.

Responsibilities/Duties:
Parents will be assigned a weekly, 1-hour time slot to chaperone college rep visits on the OLP campus per our needs. We are not able to accommodate requests to chaperone specific colleges.
Visits occur Monday-Thursday at 9am, 10:15am and 1:30pm; Fridays at 9am, 10am, and 12pm. You would need to be available every week during that time slot.
The parent volunteer's role is to ensure students are behaving in an appropriate, respectful manner during the college visitation.
Interested parents will be contacted by Mrs. Sanborn, regarding their availability and will be required to attend a mandatory training workshop and submit live scan and TB test results.

This is a great opportunity to broaden your "college knowledge"!

Are You ALL IN FOR OLP?

All in for OLP is off to a great start, with our Frosh Class of '22 in the lead with the highest participation! The class competition will close on Friday, October 5 at 1:00 pm, and the class with 100% participation AND the most money raised will win a FOAM PARTY! Other incentives for the class competition can be found online. Already made a gift of $25 or more? Find our advancement team on Upper Plaza on Tuesdays and Thursdays to pick up your shirt. Donate today and you're ALL IN FOR OLP!

Take Your Dad to Lunch

Pilots, take your dad out to OLP's version of the "ballgame" and enjoy games, food, music, and entertainment on Thursday, September 27th from 11:05 to 12:45 pm. There will be plenty of time to have a home run experience with your dad or father-like figure. If your dad can't make it, fear not, because you can join in on the fun with your friend's dad. Don't strike out on this wonderful opportunity! More details to follow.

 Week of September 10 - September 14
Week of September 3-7

Monday, September 10: (DFGE)
Tuesday, September 11: (ABC) - 11:00 am Mass of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, September 12: (DEGF) - 8:00 am Coffee with Counselors; Last day to buy Homecoming Dance tickets
Thursday, September 13: (ACGB) -  6:30 Senior Parent College Night
Friday, September 14: (DFE) - Pep Rally Schedule; 12:45 pm Early Dismissal

CSJ High Schools Leadership Conference Applications Out

Attention sophomores, juniors and seniors. Are you interested in participating in the annual CSJ High Schools Leadership Conference? This conference brings together student leaders from all four California CSJ high schools to explore the CSJ charism and learn from one other. This year OLP is hosting the conference on October 18-20. If you are interested, please pick up an application from Mrs. Wilson's office or the Campus Ministry Student Lounge. Applications are due Tuesday, September 11.

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

There is a new honor society on campus this year! Are you a senior who has earned a 4.0 in your social science classes? If so, please consider applying to the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society (NSSHS) for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates for membership must attend one of the following informational meetings:

Tuesday, September 11 at lunch in CE2
Wednesday, September 12 after school in CE2

During these meetings, prospective applicants will learn about the qualifications for membership, how and when to apply, and how to obtain teacher references. The deadline to apply for Rho Kappa NSSHS is September 19.

DIY Backpack Pins at the Library!

Come to the library during lunch on Wednesday, September 26th to make your own buttons. Ms. Alfaro and Mr. White will be there to help with designs. Contact Ms. Alfaro with any questions.

OLP Homecoming

On September 15, 2018, the Academy of our Lady of Peace will host its FIRST EVER Homecoming Dance! Our first annual OLP Homecoming will be for everyone: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

All OLP students must submit a signed dance agreement prior to purchasing a ticket. Once you turn in the agreement, you may purchase your ticket. HERE is the OLP Dance Agreement. Tickets for the dance can be purchased on the OLP website under Events or by clicking HERE.

If a student from Saints would like to attend the dance, the Saintsman completes this FORM and turns it in at the dance. If you already turned it into Mrs. Conroy on his behalf, we will have it on file at the dance. Saintsmen can buy tickets HERE. Due to the wonderful popularity of the event, tickets are limited so do not delay in buying your ticket today.

If an OLP student would like to invite an off-campus guest, OLP students can pick up an application from Mrs. Marlena Conroy. Students must submit the Off-Campus Guest Application and receive approval prior to purchasing a ticket for a guest.

Principles of Engineering Interest Meeting

OLP is considering offering Principles of Engineering second semester during G Block. Does this sound like a class you'd like to take? If yes, please join Mrs. Jenny Rodriguez and Mrs. Heard for an informational meeting at lunch on Tuesday, September 11th in room 203. If you decide to enroll in this class, please complete the Schedule Change Request Form and turn it into Mrs. Heard no later than Monday, October 1st. There is no fee to make this schedule change, however, please note that according to school policy, there is a $450 fee if this is a student's 15th class.

Jesuit Excellence Tour

Representatives from the Jesuit colleges and universities listed below will be visiting OLP to speak with interested students. Please refer to the flyer below for more information!

Athletics Announcements
This Week's Recap:
 
Tennis
JV: University City was no match for the JV Tennis who continued to command the court. All players contributed in an incredible way to the 16-2 win with standout performances coming from doubles team Ella Brazil '20/Greta Drachenberg '20 and singles player Larisa Laborin '20. Up next is a match against Bishop's on Monday and the pilots are ready to continue this winning streak.
Varsity: The Varsity Tennis Pilots followed up their victory last Thursday with another great showing on Tuesday, defeating Pacific Ridge 12-6. Each player showed valiant efforts and determination, digging deep to pull out every set they could. Standout players for this match include, #1 singles, Jolie Morgan '21, #3 singles, Sanjana Mody '19, #2 doubles, Luisa Garcia '21/Rebeca Gonzalez '20, and #3 doubles, Allie Stowe '19/Sanjana Paye '19. The Pilots came out strong again on Thursday, defeating Mater Dei 12-6 and earning their third victory in a row. In what was the toughest match yet, the girls fought hard and brought their A-games to take a commanding lead early on. A noteworthy performance came from #1 singles, Jolie Morgan '21, who won her first two rounds and battled in her third round from 2-5 down, coming up just short in the tiebreaker that decided the set. Other standout players include #2 doubles, Jackie Rahimzadeh '20/Hannah Mier y Teran Leon '20, and #3 doubles, Allie Stowe '19/Sanjana Paye '19. The varsity team will be back on the court Monday, hosted by Bishops. Way to go Pilots!
Golf
JV: The JV Blue Golf Team suffered their second defeat of the season Wednesday. Despite lowering their team-best score by 29 shots, they fell just 4 shots short to La Jolla High School. It was a great effort by the Pilots and they will look to rebound against University City next week. JV White defeated UC on Tuesday 284-298.
Varsity: Sophomore Brook Ryback '21 led all scores with a one-over-par 37 on Thursday as the Pilots took on defending league champions Scripps Ranch. Maria Ines Acosta '20 and Becky Hild '21 played great for the Pilots and the highlight of the match was a long chip in birdie by freshmen Maya Mendoza '22.

Volleyball
OLP Volleyball had a quiet week on the competition front but is fully prepared for this weekend's September Classic Tournament at Westview High School

Morning Announcements:

Food Menus:

Pilot Cafe:

Monday: Soupe du Jour - Potato Leak / Plat du Jour - Pasta with meat or marinara sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, fresh Parmesan cheese
Tuesday: Soupe du Jour - Tomato Basil / Plat du Jour - Kobe Beef Burger Sliders, oven roasted potatoes, glazed carrots

Wednesday: Soupe du Jour - Chicken Noodle / Plat du Jour - Roasted pork loin, macaroni and cheese, sauteed broccoli

Thursday: Soupe du Jour - French Onion / Plat du Jour - Steak, Pommes Frites, Green Beans