CALLED BY A MISSION
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is sharing in the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Incarnate Word, fosters a faith-filled community of lifelong learners and compassionate leaders committed to living out Catholic values and following Jesus’ example through prayer, service, and love.
CALLED TO LEARN AND GROW
Guided by our school’s mission, our caring faculty and staff work to ensure that our students grow both spiritually and intellectually. Our curriculum, built upon a foundation of Catholic values, challenges our students, and lays the foundation for real-world experiences, transition to high school, and college-prep classes.
How Our Students Learn and Grow
Catholic identity throughout the school culture
Curriculum for grades PK3-8, including Fine Arts
Full and half day Montessori Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Two computer labs, including a STEM Lab
Social skills and conflict resolution integrated into the curriculum
Academic support provided by instructional coaching model for teachers
Access to after-school tutorials
Parish and school partnership
Learning about learning model for students and teachers.
The students have the opportunity to broaden their interests and challenge themselves in activities outside the classroom. Some of our students choose to serve our community through the National Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Scouts, Leagues, while others share their talents participating in Soccer, Basketball, and Softball.
HOW WE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE
Our students will be:
Faith Witnesses who:
º Pray and worship God
º Participate in a faith community
Lifelong Learners who:
º Use critical thinking and problem solving skills
º Recognize and develop habits of healthy living
Responsible Citizens who:
º Accept responsibility for their actions
º Respect human differences
Effective Communicators who:
º Work together to achieve a common goal
º Listen respectfully
FALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Generous Giver, $1,000.00
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." ~ Mother Teresa
Texas First Bank
Savas Saragoza, Sr.
Heartfelt Giver, $500.00
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." Mother Teresa
Atlas Foundation Repair, Phil Pieri
Atlas-Gulf Coast, Inc.
Stephen and Sue Mistretta
HLC Enterprises, Inc.
Loyal Giver, $250.00
"It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving."
Holman and Marjorie Lilienstern Charitable Fund
Herbert and Margie Sauer
Egar Inc., Industrial Electronics
Brent E. Patterson, DDS
Faithful Giver, $200.00
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." Mother Teresa
The Eye Clinic of Texas
Norman Bell's Concrete Service
Fire Star Auto & Truck
Emken-Linton Funeral Home
Rudolph and Barbara Farias
Caring Giver, $100.00
"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."
Jim E. Kelly, CLU, LUTCF, PC, Health Insurance, Amenities, Estate and Retirement Planning
Texas City Chiropractic
Glass and Glazing, Inc., Jean Strawn
Judge Gladys Burwell
Mary Lou Church, State Farm Insurance
Joseph F. and Joan DeSanto
In Memory of Andrea Ciavaglia Kaiser by
Edmund Mario Ciavaglia
Able Roofing & Construction
Regis and Sally Wrobleski
Larry and Elizabeth Iles
Robert and Stacey Serda
Jimmy and Diana Rasmussen
Knights of Columbus No. 5236
Drunken Chicken Club BBQ Group
Thoughtful Giver, $50.00
"Good works are links that form a chain of love." ~ Mother Teresa
Food King Corporation
Kenneth and Jami Clark
Amoco Federal Credit Union
Coastal Community Federal Credit Union
Norman and Okie Anderson
John and Lou Ringer
Fall Festival Raffle Winners
1st Prize: $2,000.00 VISA Gift Card
2nd Prize: $1,500.00 VISA Gift Card
John B. Zomok
3rd Prize: $1,000.00 VISA Gift Card
4th Prize: $500.00 VISA Gift Card
Catholic Schools Spotlight: Our Lady of Fatima School in Texas City
By Our Lady of Fatima School, Texas City
Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School students participate in a living museum depicting American history during Catholic Schools Week. Photo courtesy of Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
The religious and lay teachers continually strive to meet the highest expectations to build capacity in the community and beyond. Our Lady of Fatima has a strong spirit of volunteerism and support from parents, alumni and the parish community of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Church.
Parents and volunteers are truly active in the school. The “5 for Me” Volunteer Program allows parents an opportunity to select their area of expertise and acquire five volunteer hours. Also, the parents work endless hours in the successful Fall Festivals, Casino Nights and other school-related fundraisers. Several volunteers provide refreshments and fun activities for classroom celebrations.
Volunteers help provide video productions for Family Movie Nights. On a daily basis, there are volunteers who provide time to assist in the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade classes. The parents, alumni and parishioners volunteer by donating their business services, including plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and maintenance. The Men’s Club and parishioners at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Church routinely volunteer and have a strong partnership with the school.
The school community has seen several students evolve into academic achievers through the dyslexia program provided by a trained Texas Scottish Rite Dyslexic teacher. Specifically, one student of the program has earned top grades and is qualified to apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society.
Overall, Our Lady of Fatima raises the standards for every student. The teachers are provided an instructional coach for on-going professional development. Weekly news briefs, entitled Falcon Focus, are sent to the teachers to enhance their spiritual life. The Fatima Foundation annually awards innovative grants to the teachers for classroom implementation. Annually, Dow Chemical and Valero grants are prepared to enhance student-centered instruction.
Many former students continue to support the school. Several have become outstanding American citizens serving in the military, the government, medicine, education, engineering and industry. The majority are practicing Catholics who have their roots deeply embedded in their education at Our Lady of Fatima.
Patron saints are honored at Our Lady of Fatima School in Texas City. Among those are St. Mary with the May Crowning; St. Patrick, who is featured on a stained glass window in the front of the church honoring the Sisters of Charity; and St. Vincent de Paul, with service donations to the St. Vincent de Paul assistance for the poor and needy. The service workroom is named after St. Catherine Laboure.
Our Lady of Fatima is a school that offers an education for Catholic and non-Catholic students while providing spiritual and rigorous academics. The one-of-kind learning environment empowers students to be happy, responsible, faithful and successful in life.
We follow the Texas City ISD closings in case of inclement weather. Please listen to the local radio and television stations.
The Greater Houston Catholic Athletic Association
This organization seeks to enhance the total development of the students through organized, cooperative competition in sports. It focuses on teaching fair play, fellowship, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of Fatima participates in soccer, basketball, and softball.
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is a member of the Greater Houston Athletic Association. Through this interscholastic sports program, 5th through 8th grade student athletes learn sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills. Students who choose to represent our school in athletic competition must maintain satisfactory grades and conduct. All student athletes are required to obtain a physical examination. The form is attached below.
documents/Parent Consent and Physical Examination Forms.pdf
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