December 21, 2018

24-31 Christmas Vacation  
1 New Years Day - No School
2 School Resumes
3 Thurs Am Rosary 7:55a
8 PSO Mtg 9:30a
17 MS Open House 7pm
18 No School
21 MLK Day - No School
27-2/1 Cath Schools Week 

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Christmas Break!
December 22nd-January 1st
We wish you many blessings this Christmas and as we begin 2019! School resumes Wednesday, January 2nd. 
Thursday Morning Rosary     
Thursday, January 3rd at 7:55am 
Join the 8th grade Peer Ministry as they lead us in a rosary for the intentions of the OLG Community. The special guests will be the 8th grade discipleship group leaders. 
PSO Meeting 
Tuesday, January 8th at 9:30am 
All parents are welcome to join us for our monthly PSO meeting in the school library.  
Spanish Club
Thursday, January 10th at 3:30pm
El Club de Español has their second meeting coming up just after break on Thursday, January 10th ! And it is not too late to join!
Come for one hour once a month on Thursdays after school for fun, food, culture, music, and more. We will be meeting January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, and April 11th . Come to as many meetings as your schedule allows! We need parent volunteers and middle school student volunteers to help during meetings. Please consider helping. Any parents that are available to help at a meeting or to plan meeting activities please let your Spanish teacher know. Gracias.
El Club de Español is open to all students, K-8 .
To join Spanish Club, sign up through this link :
Fee: $25, paid through SmartTuition.
Any questions? Contact your Spanish teacher:
Carla Temple ( )
Tara Duffy ( )
Amanda Goodwin (
Middle School Open House 
Thursday, January 17th at 7pm  
All 5th grade families are invited to join us to learn about our exceptional middle school program! This evening will introduce you to our outstanding faculty, excellent academic curriculum, our one-to-one laptop program, 8th grade confirmation and the many special experiences our middle school students enjoy each year. We will also take the time to answer any questions you have. Check out the Facebook Event Page, here
Snowbusters! snow-sports-cool.jpg  
SNOWBUSTERS is an after school skiing and snowboarding opportunity available at Hyland Hills Ski Area to our OLG students in Grades 3-8 who are able to independently manage their ski equipment & snow gear. Students have the option to rent equipment and take lessons or just go out & ski or board with their friends.  
The program runs after school on Monday & Wednesday: Jan 14th, Jan 16th, Jan 28th, Jan 30th, Feb 4th, Feb 6th, Feb 11th, Feb 13th. Parents are encouraged to volunteer.  We are most in need of Equipment Transportation Volunteers, Rental Room Volunteers, and Chalet Table Volunteers.
-See who's already registered for Snowbusters HERE  
- Sign up HERE 
- PARENT & STUDENT VOLUNTEERS are needed please sign up HERE
Questions?  Contact Mike Rogalski 612.859.1416 or Julianne Braun  913.387.7220 
Shop Amazon Smile for OLG!
When you shop Amazon, shop instead to give .5% of your purchases back to OLG School! Here is the unique LINK to register for giving back to OLG School! Set this up before you do your holiday shopping! Once you are visiting on your smart phone, you will see additional instructions similar to these to create a shortcut on your device for future use.   
PSO Shopping Events Update!
Wed, Jan 9th, 6-8pm  
The next PSO shopping event is new this year based on parental requests. It is at the Bluebird Boutique on 50th & France on Wednesday January 9th 6-8pm for the social event including wine and appetizers. However, you can shop all day long and mention OLG for your sale to count. 20% of sales go back to OLG! 
February Release Days
Register by January 18th 
Join the fun during the January Release Days!
  • Mon, Feb 18 at the Elm Creek Regional Park (Snow Tubing)
  • Tues, Feb 19th at MN Science Museum & Omni
  • Friday, March 1 Grand Slam Burnsville
Find the Registration HERE.
Men's Club Mini Retreat!
Sat, Jan 20th from 8:30a-Noon (Free) 
Guest speaker Dahl Ahlquist will be speaking on:
"G.K. Chesterton on Lay Spirituality, and (while we're at it) Lay Mysticism." A look at why the role of the Catholic layman is more important today than ever before-through the eyes of that profound and prophetic writer G.K. Chesterton-who happened to be a Catholic layman. Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the commons after any Mass during the weekends of Jan 5th and 12th, or by emailing Jim Clancy at or by calling the OLG parish office at 952-929-3317. 
Sign up your Middle School student for Extreme Faith Camp Now!
Mon-Friday, June 24-28,2019
Extreme Faith Camp is a week-long camp for students currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. It is a life-changing experience. We spend the week with teens from 8 other Catholic parishes throughout the Archdiocese and have a blast with a variety of fun activities and we encounter Christ through the power of the Sacraments, challenging talks, and small group sharing. For more information please contact the PES Sisters at: Read youth and parent experiences, watch a video, and find the permission slip here.  
Celebrate Marriage Dinner - Register Today!
Fri, Jan 25 (5:45-9:00 PM in OLG Commons)
In need of a relaxing and inspiring date night after the holiday season? Book your babysitter and your tickets for an enriching and beautiful date night with your spouse. The evening includes Mass with a marriage blessing, a cozy catered dinner with wine by the fire in the Commons. Following dessert, you will also enjoy an inspiring talk by Jim and Maureen Otremba, married 23 years.
Cost is $55 per couple. Don't wait - space is limited! Visit the OLG website to register, or reach out to Meghan Hodgdon or 651-769-3280 with questions. 
You will love "The Temperament God Gave You" small group!
Moms - Make time to learn about a topic that will benefit you in your role as a wife and mother! What is a temperament and how does it affect every relationship in your life?  Join a Mothers of Young Children (birth through 5th grade) group as we seek to understand the gifts God has given in each person's temperament and use this knowledge to unlock motivation, real communication and conflict resolution with our kids, spouses and coworkers. Let us know if you are interested in joining the Temperament God Gave You group that is starting this January at OLG!  Groups will be meeting 8 sessions, every other Tuesday, January - May . The morning group will meet 9:30-11:00 am and the evening group will meet from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Frassati Room. Childcare available. Contact Mary Hodgdon, Director of Marriage and Family at OLG - or 952-929-3317 ext 9032 for information and how to register.  
2019 Men's Club Gala Updates
Please save the date for this year's Gala to be held on February 9th 2019 at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club. Tickets will go on sale January 11th.  A uction item donations can be made by contacting Cathleen Cachat before January 15th. $20 Split the Pot raffle tickets are available now at the OLG Parish Office and this year's OLG Christmas Tree Lot. Thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you there!
Educational Outfitters Sale
December 17-31
Get 20% school uniforms and accessories during our Winter Sale! In store & online

Learn what it's like to be a BSM Red Knight! 
Attend our Open House Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.There is a lot to consider when choosing a high school, and we want to show you first-hand what it is like to be a part of the Benilde-St. Margaret's community. Register for one of our Open Houses at It's time to become a Red Knight! The priority application deadline for the 2019-20 school year is January 18, 2019. Apply today at
PCN Speaker: Managing Stress
Monday, Jan 14th, 7-9pm (Free)
Parent Communication Network is excited to announce its third speaker of the 2018/19 school year at the Edina Performing Arts Center: Kevin Harrington, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience in mind-body medicine. Dr. Harrington will be presenting on the following topic: Managing Stress: Mindfulness Skills for Families. In this workshop, he will discuss building a resilient family, strengthening family relationships, developing skills to manage daily stress, developing healthy routines, and much more.   

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