November 1, 2018

1  All Saints Mass 10:15a
Conferences 4-8pm
MNSAA Conf - No School
Conferences 4-8p 
Conferences 4-8pm
Vets Day Program 1:15p
12  SSS Photos (Library)
12 PSO Mtg 9:30 (Dining Rm)
12 Conferences 4-8p 
13 K Open House 8:45a, 7p
15 Give to the Max
19-23  Thanksgiving - No Schl
26 Parenting Talk 6:30p
30 End of 1st Trimester
2 Barnes&Noble Bkfair 10a-6p
3 Parenting Tech Talk 7pm 
3-7 Santa's Secret Shop
6 Late Start at 10:35am
7 Report cards sent home
11 PSO Mtg 9:30a
11 Concert Grades 3-5 7pm
18 Staff Xmas Luncheon
18 Concert Grades K-2 7pm
19 Advent Mass & Lunch
24-31 Christmas Vacation 

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Reminder - No School Tomorrow, Nov 2nd 
Our Lady of Grace is again hosting the annual MN Nonpublic Accrediting Association (MNSAA) Conference for nonpublic schools throughout the state. There will be no school tomorrow
Fall Conferences 
Nov 5th, 8th & 12th 
Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up soon! They are Nov 1st, 5th, 8th & 12th from 4-8pm.  Families register by completing the attached form ( word doc / PDF ). Please submit only one form per family to avoid duplication. Forms can be emailed to Linda Bakken, faxed to 952.929.8170 or brought in to the main office.
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Program on Friday, Nov 9th at 1:15pm 
Please invite a Veteran to attend the Veterans Day program  on Friday, November 9th  at 1:15 pm in the Church. Please come and enjoy a celebration honoring all the Veterans of the United States Armed Services. Refreshments will be served for our Veterans following the program.
To be included in the celebration, please contact Mrs. Deb Skinner with the following information:  
  • Veteran's Name
  • Veteran's Military Branch
  • Student's Name who is inviting the Veteran
Please RSVP by Monday, November 5th
Santa's Secret Shop Photo Day
Monday, November 12th 
Please complete one order form per family and return it to school by Friday, November 9th. Prints, digital photos and ornaments will be available for purchase. Prices are on the form and samples of the ornament are at Miss Harristhal's desk. The day of photos will be a NUD. Click here for complete details and the order form. 
Kindergarten Open House 
Tuesday, Nov 13th at 8:45am and 7pm 
Help get the word out about our upcoming Kindergarten Open Houses! Share this flyer with friends, your preschool and like and share our Kindergarten Open House event on Facebook !
Give to the Max
Thursday, Nov 15th
Help support our school as we support our overall school technology and K-8 1:1 device program! Join in this all day statewide fundraiser and help raise funds for Our Lady of Grace Catholic School! Stay tuned for more details!
Parenting Talk: It's All About Emotions 
Monday, November 26th from 6:30-7:30pm 
What are developmentally appropriate emotional behaviors for your child and what is outside of typical development? How do our actions at home and at school impact our child's emotional life and long-term adjustment? This session will explore emotional life, how emotions can impede or enhance learning, and how to protect our children by helping them develop emotional resilience. Research from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence will be discussed. The talk will take place in the new Mercy Music Loft. The talk will be given by Dr. Jules Nolan. RSVP HERE.  
Raising Tech Healthy Kids Talk 
Monday, December 3rd at 7pm  
Presenter, Dave Eisenmann, will be hosting an event called Proactive Parenting Workshop: Raising Tech Healthy Kids. Please join us for discussion around technology and our children in the Dining Room. Here is a description of his talk:

Tablets, Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Fortnite, YouTube and more... Technology is a big part of our kids' world! Keeping up can be challenging, but a positive and well-informed approach can have a big impact on a child's future and habits. Learn how to help kids develop a balanced and healthy use of technology. Get tips and ideas for parenting and understand the significant role you play in helping youth be responsible and safe in today's high-tech world. The presentation is very engaging and highly visual with a lot of images and multimedia. Numerous ideas and free resources are shared and time for Q & A provided.

Please RSVP to this event HERE .
Spanish Club is Back!  
First Meeting November 15th
El Club de Español is back! Join us for an hour once a month on Thursdays after school for fun, food, culture, music, and more. We will be meeting in November , January , February , March , and April . New and returning members are all welcome! We need parent volunteers and middle school student volunteers to help during meetings. Please consider helping. Any parents that are also interested in helping to plan meeting activities, let your Spanish teacher know. Gracias. El Club de Español is open to all students, K-8 .
Sign up through this link :
Fee: $25, paid through SmartTuition.
Any questions? Contact your Spanish teacher:
Junior Great Books!  
Junior Great Books is a national reading program led by parent volunteers and is open to students in grades 1 through 6.  The students meet weekly over lunch for six weeks.  This program gives kids an opportunity to explore, question and enjoy good literature. Junior Great Books exposes children to higher-level reading, vocabulary and comprehension. Participants are expected to read stories at home before weekly meetings. Included in the books are open-ended questions to stimulate discussion. The goal is to instill the love of reading in kids at an early age.  To learn more and to register please click here. 
Men's Club Tree Lot Volunteering!  
The OLG Mens club is inviting Dads, Uncles, Grandpas, or Family Friends of OLG students, K-4, to commit to one Tree Lot shift to help raise money for our school and parish. We are looking for at least 15 volunteers per grade, and each grade has been assigned dedicated time slots. If we can reach this goal the entire grade earns NUD passes. Your child will be coming home with a flyer containing more information on how to participate. Please contact with any questions or if you want to volunteer.
Volunteer Mailing Support 
Calling all volunteers! Are you able to help prepare occasional school mailings? If so, please contact Linda Bakken to be added to the list. She will reach out as needed to invite you to help. Thank you!
Lost & Found 
The lost and found items will be displayed from 11/5-11/16 and after that will be cleared out and donated to charity.   
November MSSC Events 
Middle School Service Club November Events.
11/2  FMSC (No School)
11/8  Good News
11/14  Christmas Ornaments
11/14  Child Care for First Reconciliation Siblings 
11/23  Salvation Army Bell Ringing
11/30  Salvation Army Bell Ringing
11/30  Elves for Santa's Secret Shop
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MS Service Hour Opportunity
Tomorrow, Nov 2nd at Feed My Starving Children
Middle Schoolers: Are you Looking for Religion Service Hours? Come out to FMSC in Chanhassen TOMORROW, Friday Nov. 2nd  from 12-2. MSSC will be there helping out! Signup on the FMSC website.
Deer Hearts Needed! 
As hunting season begins, 7 th  grade science is in need of deer hearts! Please tell the hunters in your life to save their deer hearts so the 7 th grade can experience an unforgettable lab as they learn about the structure and function of the heart. Hearts can be frozen in a Ziploc bag, and brought into Mrs. Rossow's room (503) at any time. Questions?
Young Rembrandts Cartoon Class!
Starts November 6th
Does your child have a great sense of humor to compliment his or her artistic skills? If so, your child will LOVE a Young Rembrandts Cartoon class . In our goofy animal portraits, students will learn how to personify animals, transforming them into cartoon charac- ters. The importance of facial exaggeration and body gesture will be showcased in our illustrations featuring baseball characters and ogre expressions. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry.
Enroll your student today !
Upper Room Information 
This week we had our first session of The Upper Room! We had a great time at the All Saints Party with OLG middle schoolers, enjoying pizza, games related to the saints, and sharing what The Upper Room is all about. Students in grades 6-8 are welcome to join us every Tuesday in the Frassati Room from 3:15-4:15 to have fun and grow in faith together. Calendar and permission slips can be found here. Why should OLG middle school parents support their children participating in The Upper Room?

"As  parents , we all know that middle school is an extremely formative time in a child's life. It is in these years when children make the decision to continue on in their faith or not.  OLG religion teachers are absolutely amazing and the Upper Room provides a venue for our kids to continue their faith discussions out of the classroom. The Upper Room  has enhanced our daughter's lives with an opportunity  to learn new ways to grow in their faith  and make new friends. It is a joyful, faith-filled, loving environment and a blessing to our entire family." -Danette Halloran, mother of OLG middle schoolers
December Release Days
Register by November 15th 
Join the fun during the December release days!
  • December 6th(Late Start): Northern Clay Center (at OLG)
  • December 27th: PINZ Bowling
  • December 28th: Leonardo's Basement
Complete the Release Day Registration Form HERE!  
Moms of Grace Gathering
Wednesday, Nov 14 at 10am
Please join us for our next Mom's of Grace (MOG) meeting Wednesday, November 14th at 10am where we will be pressing pause and taking time to connect with one another. With the holidays fast approaching our discussion will be focused on our prayer life and practical ways to stay centered and balanced through this busy time as well as how to keep Jesus at the heart of our holiday celebrations.
Moms of Grace Social!
Thursday, Nov 29 at 7:30pm
Please take some time for yourself at our social on Thursday, November 29th at 7:30PM in the OLG dining room. Look forward to an evening of sipping wine, enjoying appetizers, chatting with fellow moms, and creating prayer boxes for your homes. To add to the event, we will be having a free drawing for some fun prizes. Please bring a shoe box for the prayer box.
Parent Morning at Holy Angels
Friday, November 9th from 9-10:15am
Experience AHA during the day and hear from leadership, tour classes and so much more. Have your specific questions answered in an informal, informative and hopefully, fun way. Drop off your students at OLG and then stop by Holy Angels. We will welcome you in our Main Lobby. Light refreshments will be served.
So we can plan, please RSVP to Meg Angevine.  

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