From Maria’s Desk – October 2022

Dear OVV Friends and Family,

Are you as excited for fall as I am?

Here at OVV, fall is always a fun time. Not only does it mark the beginning of our academic year, but it also commences an especially eventful time for our children and staff. Fall is when our children get to play in the leaves, visit pumpkin patches, make Halloween costumes, and eat yummy treats. It is a time of imagination, play, and transformation, as well as anticipation for the upcoming holiday season.

Fall is also when we host our annual LOVVE Amplified Fashion Show. And what an extraordinary bash it was! This year’s event—the seventh since LOVVE Amplified began in 2016—was our biggest and best fashion show yet. I was delighted to see so many friends gathered in support of our program. Above all, though, I was proud to see our children strutting their stuff down the runway and speaking with such confidence and eloquence onstage. To me, LOVVE Amplified is not simply about raising funds—it is a chance for our students and alumni to share their spirit, creativity, and brilliance with our community.

Do you want to savor fall with us? Stop by our Parent Gallery! This upstairs area is designed to support all OVV families throughout the school day. You can use it to meet with other parents and caregivers, work remotely (the Parent Gallery has wi-fi), or simply hang out. We occasionally offer coffee and donuts to enjoy at morning drop-off and will be posting photos and updates from our construction project soon too. So, come in and stay a while. We’re always happy to have you.

There is so much to look forward over the coming months, and we can’t wait to share it all with you. Thanks for making this and every season special at OVV!