Welcome to the Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School Page !



934 Hanover Avenue

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: 610-433-1592

Fax: 610-434-7123

Miss Vanya

Miss Mary Vanya, M. Ed., Principal







Would you like your child to learn in an atmosphere where the mission is:

  • to provide quality education
  • to spread the Gospel message
  • to prepare for college readiness
  • to focus on the needs of the individual child
  •  to nurture faith, values, and character development?

CONTACT  US  TO  SCHEDULE  A  TOUR:  610-433-1592.





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Calendar Updates/ Important Reminders:

August 23 – Parish and School Community Ice Cream Social:  1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  (Parish/School Grounds)

August 26 – Used uniform sale:  10:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. and from 7:15 – 7:45 P.M.

                        after the New Parents’ Welcome  

August 26 – New Parent Welcome!  6:30 P.M. in school (Parish Social Center)

August 31Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!  Early Dismissal:  12:15 P.M.

September 3 – O.L.H.C. School Night at the Iron Pigs:  7:05 Game; order tickets at $10 per person by calling O.L.H.C. School:  610-433-1592.

September 8 – Summer Work due!  Keep reading and figuring out those math problems!



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Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School

Kindergarten and New Student Registration for 2015-2016 school year

Register Now!

Consider a Catholic School environment for your child where our mission is to provide quality education as we strive to spread the Gospel message in an atmosphere that nurtures faith, values, and character development.

Kindergarten Registration:  any child who is five years old by October 15, 2015 is eligible for enrollment in the O.L.H.C. all-day Kindergarten.  This is an academic, all-day program.  Great financial aid available!

New Student Registration:  Grades 1 – 8 for the 2015-16 School Year –  Take advantage of generous OSTC financial aid.


A Pre-School Program also is available.

The following items are needed to register for Kindergarten – Eighth Grades:

Birth certificate

Baptismal certificate (if baptized)

Immunization records

Copy of report card (Grades 1 – 8)

– Financial Aid (Scholarships) available

Register:  Call 610-433-1592 for an appointment.

Financial Aid (Scholarships) are available!

[Children of all faiths are most welcome at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School.  All students attend religion classes and church services.]



Jesus Christ is the reason for Our Lady Help of Christians School.  We not only teach about Christ, we pray together,go to Mass each week, attend adoration each Wednesday, pray the stations of the cross, and so much more.  Each teacher’s first goal is help you form your child in Christian virtue by helping them to get to know Jesus Christ.



August 12, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,


            Welcome back to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School and a special welcome to our new families! Thank you for choosing O.L.H.C. school for your child/ren. The administration, faculty, and staff look forward to working together with you as we strive to provide an outstanding, faith-based educational experience for your son/daughter.

          Here at Our Lady Help of Christians parish school we are fortunate to be able to focus not only on the academic and emotional growth of the children, but also on their spiritual development. We work diligently to keep the best interests of every student in mind. Learning is a serious job for our students, but it also should be enjoyable. Students are expected to strive to meet high academic and behavioral standards and to show respect for faculty, staff, and other students. Each student deserves to be educated in a safe, comfortable environment. Thank you for entrusting your children to our care!

          We are blessed to have the spiritual guidance of our pastor, Father John Pendzick and the charitable works and prayers of the Sisters of Christian Charity.   Sister Charlene Verbetich serves as the director of our Pre-School. Mrs. Vita Young is the parish’s Coordinator of Religious Education.

             The outcome is best when parents and guardians work in partnership with the school to educate the children. To assist in the accomplishment of our goals, I encourage communication between the home and the school. Please contact me whenever I can be of help throughout the school year. Thank you for all that you do to support our efforts!

            May God bless all of us as we work together for the benefit of the children and as we continue the tradition of a faith-based education at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School.



                                                                                                (Miss) Mary K. Vanya



DATE:       AUGUST 12, 2015



Welcome or welcome back to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School!

I look forward to working with you throughout the school year.

Beginning of the 2015-16 School Year – Helpful Information:

O.L.H.C. Parish and School Community Ice Cream SocialSunday, August 23

1:30 – 3:00 P.M. on parish/school grounds – All are welcome! Bring your family to meet other parish and school families. Relax and have a free ice cream treat!



Father John Pendzick, pastor, and I invite you to attend a New Parents’ Welcome for parents of all Kindergarten students and parents of all transfer-in students on Wednesday, August 26th from 6:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. in the Parish Social Center (school cafeteria). You will have an opportunity to have a brief, informal orientation and socialize with other parents who are new to our school. We hope to see you on Wednesday, August 26th if you are the parent of a Kindergarten student or a transfer-in student.

Used Uniform Sales for all interested parents:

Wednesday, August 26 from 10:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. and from 7:15 – 7:45 P.M. after the New Parents’ Welcome  

 Opening of School: Monday, August 31 with 12:15 P.M. dismissal (no lunch)

 Arrival Time: 7:35 – 7:45 A.M. (All students are to be in their homerooms by 7:45.)                                          

 Dismissal Time – 2:45 P.M. on full days of school

O.L.H.C. School Night at the Iron Pigs!

Come out and join the fun and show some school spirit.

Thursday, September 3 – 7:05 game at Coca-Cola Park – Order tickets through the school by calling 610-433-1592. $10 per person – check made payable to O.L.H.C.


School UniformsAll students should be in full uniform on the first day of school. The regular school uniform is the only uniform apparel that may be worn. The Flynn & O’Hara School Uniform Company located at 1876 Catasauqua Rd, Allentown, PA 18109 (Phone: 610-231-3788) is our official supplier and all uniform components MUST be purchased through Flynn & O’Hara. Do not purchase khaki pants at other stores. When you visit the store a salesperson will be happy to assist you.

Gym Uniforms – Gym uniforms must be purchased through Sports Corner, located at 44 East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610-867-0747). Available at the store are:  sweatpants, gym shorts, sweatshirts, t-shirts.  Gym classes are held on Wednesdays and will begin on Wednesday, September 9.  There are no gym classes during the first week of school.

LunchThe lunch program is scheduled to begin the week of September 8.

             Monday, August 31 is the opening day of school and dismissal is at

            12:15 (no lunch periods this day). Tuesday, September 1 through Thursday,

            September 3 are full days of school and students must pack a lunch and drink – no

            glass bottles and no fast food please.

SnacksThe students will have a snack break.  Do not send in drinks for snack time,

except for water (no glass bottles, please).  A healthy snack is strongly recommended.

After-Care Service is not provided during the first week of school.

Website with O.L.H.C. School Link – Please visit: www.olhcparish.net – the website for our parish/school.

Labels – Please label your child/ren’s clothing and personal belongings to help determine

to whom lost items belong.

Traffic Regulations – Please be patient and alert when dropping off or picking up students. Please move very cautiously. Parking space is limited. When you drop off your child in the morning in the parking lot, please stop at the gateway area at the alley. If you need to enter the school building in the morning, please pull into a parking space and turn off car engine. When picking up your child in the parking lot at dismissal, please follow directions for entering and exiting the parking lot and the directions of the staff. Please do not leave your car. Students will walk to the cars. Cars may not begin moving to leave the parking lot until all students are safely in their cars and drivers are directed to move.

 THIS REGULATION WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED AND WE MUST HAVE YOUR COOPERATION. Please alert all drivers who come for your children.

Children are not to be picked up on Hanover Avenue. (Space reserved for bus/day cares.)

Summer Reading and Math Assignments I hope you have found the summer work

beneficial for your child. Please encourage him/her to complete this work. It is expected

that the assignments will be completed by September 8th.


O.L.H.C. School: The Place to Be!









Upcoming Important Dates:

Wednesday, August 26 from 10:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. and 7:15 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.

    • Used School Uniform and Gym Uniform Sale in Parish Social Center

Wednesday, August 26:  6:30 – 7:15 P.M.

                   New School Parents and Kindergarten Parents Welcome Session  

 Monday, August 31:  Opening Day of School for the 2015-2016 year

  • Early Dismissal – 12:15 P.M. (no lunch – suggestion: send a healthy snack)

Tuesday, September 1 through Thursday, September 3 

    • full days of school (lunch/drink must be packed each of these days)Thursday,

 Thursday, September 3

    •  Opening of School Liturgy:    8:15 A.M. – You are asked to join us in worship.

Friday, September 4 and Monday, September 7 

                SCHOOL CLOSED (Labor Day holiday weekend)

Tuesday, September 8

                School Re-opens/School Lunch program begins/Summer Work due to

                homeroom teacher

We look forward to having the Our Lady Help of Christians Family 

together again and we extend a warm welcome to our new families!

Enjoy the remainder of the summer.  May God bless you and your family.


Our Lady Help of Christians School Supply List for the 2015-2016 School Year


Below you will find a list of some of the stationery items your child will need for school next year. The suggested list will enable you to purchase the things your child needs. Thank you for your cooperation. God bless you!

Every student needs to pay: $10.00 Technology Fee.

KINDERGARTEN                                                                               GRADE 4

Eraser                                                                                                         8 Notebooks (not spiral)

Small Water Paints                                                                                  8- 2 Pocket Folders

3 – 2 Pocket Folder                                                                                  4 Pencils

Glue Sticks                                                                                                4 Erasable Pens (black or blue)

Small Scissor                                                                                            1 Red Pen

Small Box of Crayons (no more then 16)                                            1 Scissor

Pencil Case                                                                                                Clorox Wipes

Paper Towels, Clorox Wipes, Box of Tissues                                      Index Cards

Paper Towels

GRADE 1                                                                                                 1 White Glue

6 Regular #2 Pencils                                                                                 1-12 Inch Ruler

Erasers                                                                                                         Crayons, Markers, or Colored Pencils

3-2 Pocket Folders                                                                                    Soft Pencil Case (NO Pencil Boxes)

Crayons/ Colored Pencils/Markers                                                       1 Pack Loose Leaf Paper

Small Scissors                                                                                            2 boxes of tissues

Soft Pencil Case                                                                                         1 Highlighter

White Glue and Glue Stick                                                                      Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer

Small Water Paints

1 Roll of Paper Towels

1 box of Tissues


GRADE 2                                                                                               GRADE 5

6 – 2 Pocket Folders                                                                               2 Pencils

1 Large Soft Pencil Cases                                                                       2 Pens (black or blue)

2 Glue Stick – 1 White Glue                                                                   1 Red Pen

1 Hand Pencil Sharpener                                                                        Soft Pencil Case (no boxes)

1 pack of Colored Pencils and Crayons/Markers                               Scissor

6-#2 Pencils                                                                                              1-12 Inch Ruler

1-12 Inch Ruler                                                                                         Glue Stick and Bottle Glue

3 Boxes of Tissues/ 1 roll of paper towels                                           8 Notebooks

Erasers                                                                                                       1 Highlighter

$5.00 for School Issued Notebooks                                                     1 Pack Colored Pencils/1 Pack Crayons

1 Notebook                                                                                                2 Boxes of Tissues

1 Scissor                                                                                                     2 Pack Loose Leaf Paper

1 Small Water Paints                                                                               7-2 Pocket Folders




3 Folders

Soft Pencil Case

White Glue Stick


1 Ruler – Metric/Customary

3 Pencils/1 Highlighter

5 Notebooks (NO spiral notebooks)

Water Color Paints

1 Red Pencil

Crayons or Colored Pencils/Markers

2 boxes tissues

Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer/Antibacterial Wipes



GRADE 6                                                                                              GRADE 8

3 Packs Loose leaf Paper                                                                    8 Folders

12 Composition Books (not spiral bound)                                       #2 Pencils

#2 Pencils                                                                                              Blue or Black Pens

6 – 2 Pocket Folders                                                                            Red Pens

Ruler                                                                                                       Scissors

4 Pens (2 Red, 2 Blue or Black)                                                          Ruler

Glue Sticks or Glue                                                                               Scientific Calculator -Texas TI30XAOnly

Scissor/Scotch Tape                                                                             2 Marble Notebooks

Markers                                                                                                  Hand Sanitizer

Colored Pencils or crayons                                                                1 Soft Pencil Case

Index Cards/Small Stapler                                                                1 Small 3-Ring Binder Only

Highlighters                                                                                          Highlighter

Soft Pencil Case (zipper no boxes)                                                    6 Packs Binder Paper

Scientific Calculator (Texas Instrument TI30XA)                        1 Small Stapler

3 Tissue Boxes                                                                                      8 Notebooks

Dry Erase Markers                                                                               2 Large Boxes of Tissues

4 Book Soxs book covers                                                                     Index Cards on Rings

1 – Large Bottle of Hand Sanitizer                                                    Flash Drive

1 Bottle/pack of Disinfectant Wipes

Grade 7

4 #2 Pencils

4 Pens (Black or Blue)

2 Red Pens


Crayons or Colored Pencils

4 Box Soxs – Large

White Loose Leaf Paper


10 Pocket Folders

Soft Pencil Case

1 – 6 Inch Ruler

Scientific Calculator (Texas Instrument TI30XA Only)

10 Composition Books (Marble)

1 Skinny Black Marker (Ultra Fine)

Scotch Tape – 2 rolls

2 – 3 Ring Binder (Small & Flexible) 1-1 ½ inch only

2 Boxes of Tissues

1 Spiral Notebook

1 Tub/Packet of Disinfectant Wipes



1 Composition Book for Grs. 6, 7, 8


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DATE:  July 10, 2015

           It has been a busy summer here at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School.  Our Summer Celebration (academic summer camp) has been in full swing with a fine participation rate.  The students will be treated to a trip to DeSales University to see one of their spectacular theatre productions.  Special thanks to Computer Aid, Inc. for providing the field trip and also the Summer Celebration program for our students!

           Thank you to all who helped make the O.L.H.C. carnival a success by attending or volunteering.  A special thanks to everyone who participated in Rothrock’s “Drive for the Kids” School Fundraiser.  We achieved our goal and that means additional $$$ for our school.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

          Please spread the good news of what Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School has to offer – a great education in a Christ-centered atmosphere focused on values and character development.  Due to the extremely generous response of donors who recognize the importance and value of an O.L.H.C. School education, we have wonderful scholarships available.  Refer a new student who registers and credits you with the referral and receive a $50 credit.  Reminder:  If you have not completed your FACTS tuition and financial aid online registrations, please do so as we would like to award the financial aid.  Check FACTS as financial aid has been awarded to all students with successfully completed applications as of June 30th.   

          Remind your child of the importance of completing summer reading and math work.   The “Swim into Summer” challenge is on!  How many “fish” will we have swimming around the Parish Social Center (cafeteria) in September when the students write the names of all the books they have read over the summer? 

          Please help your child to remember the importance of God in his/her life during the busy summer months.  Catholic Mass is offered on Saturdays at 4:30 P.M. and Sundays at 8:00, 10:30, and Misa en espanol at 12 Noon.

         Blessings and enjoy the summer with family and friends! 



Congratulations to the O.L.H.C. Class of 2015! 

Blessings for much happiness and success in high school!

Congratulations to all our high school and college graduates!  Continue to do great things using your God-given talents for the betterment of our world.

We are O.L.H.C. proud of you.


O.L.H.C. Class of 1963, thank you for your gifts to our school and for sharing in the Class of 2015 graduation day.

If  your graduation class would like to connect with O.L.H.C. school and see what school is like now, please call the school office with your contact information.


GRADUATES CORNER:  You know we want to hear from you!  Recent high school graduate – Where are you going – college?  military service?  employment? 

Recent college graduate – What are you doing – career? graduate studies?  May we publish your successes in the church bulletin?  Parishioners enjoy hearing that their support of Catholic education has had an impact.  Mail updates to:  Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School, 934 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA  18109. 


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Do you need to catch up on Fundraising?  Why not do it by shopping?  Stop by the rectory and get your gift cards for Redners, Giant, Weis, Valley Farms,etc.

Have you ever purchased a gift card for someone?  It’s that easy… for $100 you can buy a $100 Giant card, and spend all $100.  We get a small percent bonus from Giant that goes to your fundraising.

Some people easily have all their fundraising done, just by doing their grocery shopping.  Ask your relatives or neighbors to get cards with you!

And you don’t have to have a student in school to participate… buy cards in the back of church or at the rectory and support Our Lady Help of Christians!  Be O.L.H.C. Proud!


Please continue to share the good news about Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School. You, as parents, are among our best ambassadors!

If you know of someone who is looking for a school change for their child, please share this website with them.

Did you know????  97% of Catholic School Graduates attend College!


Communication System – The family envelope system will be used for communication between home and school.  The oldest child in each family is responsible for bringing information home and returning the envelope the following day.  Please sign your name/date on the envelope so that the teacher knows you have received and read the information.

Traffic Regulations – Please be patient and alert when dropping off or picking up students.  Their safety is our main concern!

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Christ is the reason for
Our Lady Help of Christians School.
August Summer Office Hours for
O.L.H.C. School:
Tuesdays through Thursdays:
9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. unless
otherwise noted or by appointment
Kindergarten and New Student
Registration for 2010-2011
Consider a Catholic School environment
for your child where our mission is to
provide quality education as we strive
to spread the Gospel message in an
atmosphere that nurtures faith, values,
and character development.
Please register as soon as possible.
Call the school office to make an
appointment (610-433-1592).
Tuesday, August 24 – Old Used
Uniform Sale
10:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. in the
Monday, August 30 – Opening
Day of School for 2010-11
Early Dismissal at 12:15 P.M.