The Bingo year begins in June and runs all year, including the summer months.
Bingo is a vital fundraiser to the school and is relied upon to provide a steady stream of income throughout the school year. We appreciate the efforts of the school community to help make this a successful and fun program for all that attend, either as a volunteer or as a patron!
The Bingo Handbook covers policies, Bingo dates, team information and team assignments for the Bingo year.
Download the 2018-2019 Bingo Handbook here. (Effective June 1st, 2018)
Consolidated Bingo Procedures
The Consolidated Bingo Procedures document provides details on Bingo team member roles and instructions on how to carry out your duties while working Bingo.
Each family at Our Lady's Academy must volunteer at least 25 service hours a year to be eligible for the service tuition discount. Of the 25 service hours, 8 hours must be directly related to marketing or fundraising activities. Activities you can volunteer for which will qualify for Service Hours are on the PTO page.
To record your service hours, you need to fill out these Service Hours Log sheets and submit them to Mrs. Minor on or before January 30 and on or before June 4. On the back of each log is an explanation of what counts as acceptable service hours.
All families are required to participate in Bingo or may opt out for an additional fee. Bingo duties do not count towards service hours.
All parents must fill out a CORI form every year and attend Virtus training once. See the Virtus and CORI section below.
Our school uniform company is J.B. Pride Uniforms, which is located at 39 Cummings Park Drive in Woburn (781-376-2071). For more information or to purchase uniforms online, parents can click here: JB Pride Uniforms. Our school ID is 165.
Note that we need every parent and student's attention and commitment to this procedure to ensure the safety of our students and convenience of our families.
Please read and understand our Parking Lot Procedures. This document describes in detail the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures using the new Main Entrance. If you have questions, please call the office at 781-899-0353.
Buses are provided free of charge by the city of Waltham to all Waltham residents who attend Our Lady's Academy in grades K through 8. (Buses are not provided for PreK students.) Please see the Our Lady's bus schedule.
In the case of inclement weather Our Lady’s Academy follows the “No School” decision of the Waltham Public Schools (if Waltham Public Schools are closed, then Our Lady’s Academy is closed; if Waltham Public Schools has a delayed opening, then the Academy has a delayed opening). Announcements are made on the major radio and television stations and their websites (WBZ, WCRB, WRKO, and Channels 4, 5, and 7) and The Waltham Cable channel. A 2-hour delayed opening means that school starts at 10 a.m. and school buses pick up students on their routes 2 hours later than normal.
Occasionally a delayed opening may be overridden by the Principal, depending on whether the campus can safely accept students after a major storm. Families will receive notification of an override via the emergency phone system.
Go to the PTO page for a list of social events and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year.
The events you volunteer for count towards Service Hours. All parents must be fill out a CORI form every year and attend Virtus training once. See the Virtus and CORI section on this page for information about CORI and Virtus training.
We have two nurses who provide coverage in our nurse's office: Paula Murphy and Christina Forcier. Our school nurses can be reached by calling the school office (781-899-0353) or the nurse's office directly (781-899-5027).
The following file explains the health forms and health information that needs to be updated annually and kept on file in the nurse's office. This document also explains Our Lady's Academy health policy regarding annual physicals, dates of vaccination, dispensing of over-the-counter medication and prescription medication.
Rx Medication Form (to be filled out by a licensed provider and signed by a parent giving permission to dispense prescription medication)
For our policy on when to keep your child at home due to illness and when it's okay for your child to return to school after an illness, please read the guidelines below.
The Parent-Student Handbook is available for the current school year.
Please read this notice outlining our updated procedures for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
Additionally, please see the enhanced Attendance Policy, which was effective October 1, 2016.
The following forms must be turned into the office on the first day of school. Some forms, such as the Emergency Card, will be sent home on the first day of school and are not downloadable. (The forms listed here are those which should be filled out and returned to the School Office on the first day of school.)
As required by the Archdiocese of Boston, all volunteers who work with children need to complete the Virtus Training program before they begin their volunteer work. Virtus Training will be offered at Our Lady’s at the beginning of each school year. Training is also available via the Archdiocese. If you did not complete this training last year, you can sign up by contacting Sharon Micco in the Parish Office at 781-894-3481 x 2.
You do not need to attend this training every year.
A CORI check must be done annually for each family member who will work with children. The CORI form must be filled out for each adult volunteer and returned to the School Office with a copy of photo ID attached. CORI forms are available at the School Office.