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May 8, 2019

Dear Friends of the Reverend Oreste Pandola Learning Center:

To comply with the recent announcement by the Maryland Department of Education cancelling school for the remainder of this school year, it will be impossible to provide regular in person classes for this Spring 2020 session. The safety and health of our students, teachers, and support staff are our main priority,

Currently, we are providing online classes for three Italian Language Courses and recently had a special online Arancini Cooking Class. Further online presentations are being planned and will be presented in Calligraphy and Italian "Little Sardinian Malloreddus."

Students participating in the online sessions have provided positive feedback regarding the quality of the presentations.

Our administrative team is planning to resume regular classes in late summer or early fall in St. Leo’s School in Little Italy. We will transfer all Spring registrations to the next session. If you are registered but prefer to make a contribution to our center please contact me. Further information will be provided as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact me at 410-866-8494.

We wish to continue to serve the needs of our unique learning community. We want to continue with our mission statement of preserving and sustaining Italian language, culture, and heritage. It will be so good to resume sessions in our beloved community and St. Leo's Church in Little Italy.

Thanks for your dedicated support during the last twenty-four years. Stay safe and health during these difficult days.

Rosalie Ranieri

The students and staff of the Rev. Oreste Pandola Learning Center extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Joseph "Arch" Arcilesi. Very proud of our Center, he was very supportive of our Bocce sessions and provided assistance to enable our students to be successful. He was truly dedicated to St. Leo's and our Little Italy Community. Rest in Peace.

Many thanks,

Spring 2020 Classes Online

Dear Staff, Students, and Friends,

In order to continue to continue our Mission Statement of providing support and sustainment of Italian Language, Culture and Heritage, we are launching an on line Language Program! On line instruction in the following classes:

  • Exploratory Italian Language for Adults instructed by Patrick O'Neill
  • Intermediate Italian instructed by Luana Colocca, PhD,MD
  • Advanced Italian instructed by Maria Fleri

If you have registered for our Spring 2020 session, you are entitled to participate in these sessions.

If your wish to enroll, please contact Rosalie Ranieri at 410-866-8494 for further information about participating in this exciting extension of our program.

If possible, we will be adding more classes.

We are able to provide this venue due to the dedicated volunteers who provided their expertise and assistance.

  • Pat Greco Facebook and Administrative Support
  • Lauren De Feo Program Brochure Creation and Development
  • Alessandra Giampaolo Keener On line Platform
  • Thom La Costa Donation of Web Site and Facebook

Stay safe during these difficult times,

Rosalie Ranieri

Events are held at St. Leo’s School in Little Italy 914 Stiles Street Baltimore, MD 21202 For More Info Call: (410) 866-8494 Please CHECK OUT our website: Join us on Facebook (Pandola Learning Center and our Facebook Group ( or email us at

Paint Your Pets Class at Pandola

Bruschetta Class and Receipes

Chef Nino and Rosalie Ranieri

Chef Nino Germano of La Scala Resturant and Rosalie Ranieri at the Sicilian Pasta Dishes Course.

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