January 17, 2019

17 MS Open House 7pm
18 No School
21 MLK Day - No School
24 Team & Group Picture Day  
25 Class Picture Day
27-2/1 Cath Schools Week
29 Late Start@10:35am
7 Thurs AM Rosary 7:55a
12 Dad/Daughter Mass 7:30a
12 PSO Meeting 9:30a
13 Mom/Son Mass 7:30a
18 President Day - No School
19 Workshop - No School
21 Parent Talk 6:30p
25-28 ReadAThon
28 End of 2nd Trimester 

Call the the 24-hour hotline
952-929-5463 ext. 9087 
or  ellieharristhal@olgschool.net prior to 8am to inform us that your child is absent or tardy. Parents should keep children home from school an extra 24 hours after a fever.

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No School Friday, January 18th    
This will be the school and parish staff retreat. The school and parish offices are closed and there is not extended care childcare. 
No School Monday, January 21st     
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. 
Middle School Open House
TONIGHT, Jan 17th at 7pm 
All 5th grade parents 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
Class and Activity Pictures
Thursday, 1/24 and Friday, 1/25
Thursday, January 24th are team and activity pictures and Friday, January 25th are class pictures. Order forms will be sent home on Tuesday, January 22nd. Class pictures can also be ordered online here using school code:  MI398171G0. Team and group pictures cannot be ordered online and must use the form.
CSW Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast 
Sunday, January 27th, 8:15-1pm
Please join us on Sunday January 27th for the annual OLG Pack 102 Cub Scout pancake breakfast fundraiser to celebrate the start of Catholic Schools Week.  The breakfast will be held in Cassidy Hall from 8:15am until 1pm.  Pre-sale tickets are available for $6 after the 9:30am and 11:30am Masses on January 20th or they can be purchased the day of the event.  There will be plenty of delicious pancakes, great coffee, orange juice and butcher cut bacon.  We hope you will join us! 
2019-2020 Registration Process 
Similar to last year , for the 2019-20 school year, OLG School will be using a continuous enrollment model. This means that current K-7 students will be automatically enrolled for the upcoming school year unless a family contacts us by February 1st, 2019 . This model is recommended both by the Archdiocese and national Catholic school organizations. If you have a K-7 child who will not be returning for the 2019-20 school year, please contact Mrs. Trenary by phone at 952.929.5463 ext 4. 
Apply for Financial Aid 
Applications Due by February 17
Families are now able to apply for Financial Aid for the 2019-20 school year. OLG uses the TADS company to process financial aid applications. Here are instructions on how to apply. Here is a worksheet to help with preparing your application.
Cold Lunch Only Days
1/29 & 1/30
Due to the field trip and other scheduling conflicts during Catholic Schools Week, there will be COLD lunch ONLY days on Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th. Please pack a cold lunch for your child(ren) on those two days.  
2019-20 OLG Academic Calendar 
HERE is the 2019-20 OLG Calendar at a glance. Some items to note:
-School start is before Labor Day.
-October 16th is a full release day (different than Edina).  
-Christmas vacation is two weeks.
-Last day for all grades is May 29th.
Order Your 2018-19 OLG School Yearbook!
Order by Sunday, February 3rd
Make sure to capture the year with the 2018-19 OLG School Yearbook! All yearbooks must be purchased online by Sunday, February 3rd *Absolutely NO orders will be taken after February 3rd. This is the only yearbook sale of the year.*
Yearbooks are $14/each.
Click HERE to order your child's yearbook. Use Yearbook ID Code: 1978619.  
Health Office Reminders
When should my child stay home?
In general, the following information is intended to help decide when a student should stay home: 
  *If a student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever reducing medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  *If a student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  *If a student has had any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with your health care provider before sending the student to school.
   *If a student is ill, please call the attendance line daily to report the illness. 952-929-5463 #9087
  *When your child is sick, please pick them up as soon as possible and within 1 hour.
  *It is best if parents have identification on your voicemail so that a message can be left.  
Lunch Account Notice 
Parents, please check your child(ren)'s lunch account! If you have previously been using PayPams prior to this year, you may have to create a new account. The accounts were wiped clean this summer. You may submit a payment by making a check out to ISD #273 and bringing it in to school, or by making a payment on PayPams. If you have any questions please reach out to Rikki Mortl. Thank you!   
OLG Chess Club - Session 3
Begins January 24th
Students from Kindergarten thru 5th Grade are welcome! Join us in learning this National Award Winning Program for the third session of chess club meeting right after school on Thursdays in Cassidy Hall! Students of all levels are welcomed! Yes, even if your student does not know how to play, we will teach them! All learning is done with encouragement and fun in everything we do! Make new friends and see old ones! Optional outside of chess club tournament play information will be made available to students that are ready to compete. All in class equipment and a snack is provided. Please feel free to email Coach Veronica 
or call 612-203-0118 with any questions. Learn more and sign up here
MSSC January Events 
January Middle School Service Club Events. 
1/18    FMSC
1/26    Loaves & Fishes
1/29    TBD (AM event for Late Start)
Sign up at  www.signupgenius.com
February Release Days
Register by TOMORROW, 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 Gala - SOLD OUT
This year's Gala is February 9th at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club. We have had an incredible response to ticket sales and the event is currently sold out. If you would like to join the waitlist for tickets, please email Kara Souther. Please also stay tuned for more details on this year's Fund the Need and our silent auction which will open to the entire OLG community one week before the event. All can participate in the auction whether they attend the Gala or not. Thank you in advance for your support! 
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 jrpclancy@gmail.com or by calling the OLG parish office at 952-929-3317. 
Moms of Grace Service Project 
February 3rd at 10:30am 
Have you wanted to participate in a meaningful service project with your family? A way to get together in a significant way with other families? Then please come to the Moms of Grace service project on Feb 3, around 10:30, after the 9:30 mass in Cassidy Hall.  We will be organizing care packages to a local women's shelter for women and their children.  Have your little ones write or decorate a card too!  Refreshments will be provided.   
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: pes-sisters@olgparish.org. Read youth and parent experiences, watch a video, and find the permission slip here.  
Celebrate Marriage Dinner - Last Chance to Register!
Fri, Jan 25 (5:45-9:00 PM in OLG Commons)
Tickets are going fast! Don't miss your chance to register 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, dessert and  an inspiring talk. 
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 - marriage@olgparish.org or 952-929-3317 ext 9032 for information and how to register.  
Get Your Men's Club Split the Pot Raffle!
$20 Split the Pot raffle tickets are available in the OLG Parish Office and at Masses this weekend. Half the pot will go to the winner and half to the Men's Club Gala proceeds.   
Save the Date - Roar VBS
July 22-26 2019
Every day at Roar Totally Catholic VBS, kids will learn simple Bible points and be immersed in new adventures as they travel through field-tested rotations. Together, w e will explore God's goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers us all through this "wild" life. Just as our church and school buildings will be transformed into an African savanna full of vibrant colors and untamed grasslands, so too will the lives of all who join us be transformed as we learn to follow Jesus more closely!
Aim Higher Scholarships  
Families Can Apply Until February 17th
The Aim Higher Foundation provides two scholarships for students to attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The application period for scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year closes February 17, 2019. We aim to award the scholarships and notify families and schools by March 13, 2019. Details of the scholarships and how to apply can be found HERE .
Holy Angels Admissions   
Saturday, January 19 - First Round Application Deadline and Placement Test: All completed applications received by this date are eligible for our St. Joseph Academic Scholarship.   
Family Fun at Holy Family  
Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria invites families to some FIRED up fun in January. Please join us at the following Fire Fan Youth Nights: Friday, 1/18, Boys Basketball, 7pm; Thursday, 1/24, Boys Hockey; and Friday, 1/25, Girls Hockey.  Visit us here to print your free admission ticket. Enjoy fun giveaways, concessions, and activities at every game! 

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