Our Lady of Hope Catholic School A National Blue Ribbon, K-8 school located in Potomac Falls, VA Messengers of Hope for the World!

Our Traditions

Our Traditions

All Saints’ Day

Every All Saints’ Day our Kindergarten thru 5th Grade students dress up as a saint. Our 2nd Graders share a short history of their saint following our School Mass, establishing public speaking skills from an early age.

Family Talent Night

Every Spring the school hosts a family talent night, a great event that brings the whole family together!

Middle School Shakespeare Festival

8th Graders Perform a scene from “Hamlet”

Our Middle School students perform scenes from Shakespeare for our school students. A great way to gain exposure to acting out and listening to Classical Literature performed live.

Annual Christmas Pageant

With each student having a role in our Pageant, this sweet tradition embraces the meaning of Christmas. Solo parts are given to our Middle School students, allowing the opportunity to gain theatrical experience and performing in front of an audience.

Gingerbread Story with Mrs. Pittman

A winter class favorite, Mrs. Pittman reads the story of the Gingerbread Man to our Kindergarten students. The story culminates with a special hunt around the school for our run away Gingerbread Boy and gingerbread treats!

Father/Daughter Dance

Celebrating the bond of fathers and daughters, this weekend event is a fun night for dads to take their daughters out for a fancy evening and make some memories. Moms, get your cameras ready!

Trimester Awards Assembly

At the end of Each Trimester, students are awarded for their achievements. Awards include:

  • Oustanding Crusader
  • Virtue of the Month
  • Lunchroom Helpers
  • Honor Roll (Grades 3-8)

May Crowning & Special 2nd Grade Mass

Our 2nd Graders don their First Holy Communion suits and dresses for an extra day as a 2nd Grade King and Queen crown Mary. Each student has the opportunity to present Mary with a flower during the procession into the church.

PTO Bingo Nights

Twice a year, our PTO puts on a fun evening for families to come together for some classic fun! Purchase Bingo cards, daubers, and concessions, this evening is a great night out for the whole family! Don’t forget the Prizes!

Spring Field Day

A student favorite, each Spring our students enjoy a day of sportsmanship and fun! At the end of the day, students go head to head for tug-of-war games – the competition gets fierce!

8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade is a special year at Our Lady of Hope and after many years of formation and parental support, we celebrate our 8th Graders with a capstone Graduation Mass & Awards Ceremony. Our 7th Grade families put on a beautiful reception for our 8th Graders and their families as a final send-off to high school.

End of Year Step-Up Ceremony

Heading to the next grade is a big step and we like to celebrate it at OLOH! At the close of our End of Year Awards Ceremony, classes are invited to “Step-Up” to the seat of their next grade level. It’s a capstone to end the school year and the students love moving up to the next grade and greeting their new teacher.