October 26, 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 Fri, 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 this day.
The Upper Room for Grades 6-8 
Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15pm Starting 10/30
All 6-8th graders are invited to come grow in faith in a dynamic way on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 pm in the newly remodeled Frassati Room (formerly called the Youth Room) starting October 30 with an All Saints Day party. Middle schoolers who have come to the Upper Room in the past say "it is fun and you feel closer to God," "I have learned that Jesus loves us no matter what," and "it's Jesus-friendly fun!" Find out more here. Contact the Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta for more information at pes-sisters@olgparish.org.
All Saints Day Mass
Thursday, November 1st at 10:15am 
Join the OLG School Community as we celebrate our All Saints Day Mass! This will feature our annual tradition of the Kindergarten Parade of Saints to begin our liturgy. There will be no all school Wednesday liturgy on 10/31. 
Fall Conferences 
First Round, Thursday, Nov 1st 
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 debskinner@olgschool.net 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
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.  
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. 
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.   
Edina Bus Information  
The Edina Busses are not allowing any students to ride home on a different bus with a friend. Many busses are at capacity. If all students ride there will not be room for extra students.  If there is an emergency, please call the Edina Bus Garage and talk to them. Please also call the main office and make them aware of the emergency. 
October MSSC Events 
Middle School Service Club October Events.
10/29     Veterans Project
10/30     Loaves & Fishes
11/2       FMSC
11/4       Sunday School Donuts
Sign up at  
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? carolinerossow@olgschool.net
Young Rembrandts Cartoon Class!
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 !
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!  
Discerning Our Call To Discipleship Continues 
By now each registered parish household should have received a Stewardship Renewal packet in the mail.  Please prayerfully review this material, take time to discern how the Lord is calling you, and return your Commitment Form during the special offering on COMMITMENT WEEKEND, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28. We encourage each member of the household to complete a commitment form. Additional forms may be downloaded from the parish website, www.olgparish.org. Click on About Us, Stewardship. Forms may also be returned by mail or in the offertory basket anytime during October. Together, in gratitude, let us become lights of the world (cf. Mt 5:14).
Moms of Grace Social!
Thursday, Nov 8 at 7:30pm
Please take some time for yourself at our social on Thursday, November 8th 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. No need to bring anything, just yourself!
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.
STA Fall Admissions Showcase 
Monday, October 29th at 6:00pm
You're invited to attend the Saint Thomas Academy Fall Admissions Showcase on Monday, October 29 at 6 PM.  See for yourself why Saint Thomas Academy is a place where boys harness their greatest intellectual, athletic, spiritual and leadership potential.  Register here. 
DeLaSalle Open House  
Monday, October 29th at 7:00pm
The Open House features presentations about DeLaSalle's Catholic and Lasallian heritage; college prep curriculum and Guidance program sending 98-100 percent of grads off to college; 1:1 iPad technology initiative, now in its seventh year; extra-curricular activities, $3.2 million program of financial aid grants and academic scholarships, unique Global Advantage Program, connecting students to international academic travel; and so much more.... DeLaSalle staff and many current students will be present to welcome guests and answer questions. 
Holy Family Open House
Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30pm
Discover HF! Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria invites you to their Fall Open House on October 30. Discover Holy Family's outstanding opportunities in academics, athletics, fine arts, leadership, and faith! Scholarships, financial aid, and transportation information will also be presented. More information and event RSVP available here. 
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.  
Family Mass & Breakfast Thank You! 
Our sincere thanks to everyone who attended Family Mass and Breakfast this week! Special thanks to Mr. Solsten and his PE class for their help with set-up, Middle School Service Club students and parent volunteers who served breakfast, Mike and Dan and the OLG maintenance staff, Mrs. Hierlmaier, Mr. Groebner, Ms. Gathje, Ms. Strantz, Father Matthew and Father Kevin for celebrating the liturgies during this favorite OLG tradition! A HUGE Thanks to our chairs: Christina Mosakowski, Amy Weber and Elizabeth Jensen! 

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