Happy St. Patrick's Day & Spring Break!
March 15, 2019

15 Early Release 1:15p
15 Report Cards Sent Home
18-22 Spring Break
25 Teacher In-Service
27 School Mass 9a  
27-29 Wolf RIdge (7th grade)
29 Stations/Soup Supper 6p  
3 Lenten Day of Mercy (No School Mass)
4 Thurs AM Rosary 7:55a
5 OLG Fish Fry 4:30-7:30a
9 PSO Meeting 9:30a
10 School Mass 9a
11 MS Choir Concert 7a
17 School Mass 9a
21 Easter Sunday 
22 No School
24 School Mass 9a
26 Carnival 5-8:30pm 

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Spring Break! 
Early Release Today (Friday, 3/15) at 1:15pm
Spring Break March 18-25
School Resumes Tuesday, March 26th 
Stella & Dot Fundraiser 
Thursday, March 28th 6-8pm  
Anyone else eager for a dose of sunshine? Please SAVE THE DATE for an evening of SPRING FASHION with Stella & Dot! Twin Cities Live style expert and Edina Magazine style columnist Wendy Witherspoon of Stella & Dot will be co hosting our event.
Thursday, March 28th 6-8pm at the Helmer House at 5808 Creek Valley Road, Edina, 55439. Beverages and snacks provided.

Can't make it to the event? Please use the provided link to shop online. Want to shop now to grab your favorite spring items and still come for socializing - perfect!!!

25% of the sales from this event will be donated to OLG!
Look good while doing GOOD! Thanks for shopping in support of our school!
Lenten Soup Supper
March 29th at 6pm
Volunteers Still Needed!  
All school families are invited to participate in the Stations of the Cross on March 29th at 6:00pm. 
After the service, the school will host soup supper for the parish and school.  
Grades 3 & 6 will host and serve on March 29th. Thank you to these prayer buddies for providing the leadership for this event. Please sign up to help HERE (check the tab on the top to make sure it is the correct date)!  
Kids Social Fundraiser
Airmaxx Eden Prairie 
Sunday, March 31st from 2-5pm (drop off) 
Join your friends and make new ones at our first ever OLG Student Fundraiser Social! 
-$30/kid ages 4 plus. Includes unlimited: jumping, laser tag, mini golf, bowling and unlimited game card (not avail for prizes; tickets will not dispense)
-250 kids max 1st come 1st serve
-5-6 parent volunteers will be helpful. They will have a full -Airmaxx staff will run everything. Parent volunteers are for extra hands on deck.
Go HERE to buy tickets.
-Please contact Jenny Helmer for any questions. 
11th Annual OLG Fish Fry
Friday, April 5th 4:30-7:30pm  
Fish, Pasta, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Rolls and of course Cake!
Finnegan's Pub will be offering Beer and Wine for sale
Don't forget the Live Music!
This year count on more food, more tables, more volunteers and more fun!
Volunteers Needed! Click HERE to sign-up for a spot at what is one of the best volunteer opportunities out there! Tons of fun and a great event that brings the entire Parish community together! We look forward to seeing you on April 5th!
Save the Date: Family Service Fair
April 22nd from 9-11am   
Save the date for a wonderful service opportunity with Our Lady of Grace and your family. More information to come. 
Winter Principal's Corner 
Check out the winter version of the Principal's Corner. Included are updates from Mrs. Trenary on the Groves Partnership, Holy Land Pilgrimage, 70th Anniversary Celebration, Blue Ribbon Application, Uniform Reminders, Handbook Updates, and more!
Carpool Pick Up Reminders
For the safety of students and families as well as efficient procedures, please remember the following when picking up after school:
1) All carpool pick up must occur through the carpool line. Students cannot be picked up at the church doors. Parents may park and meet their students at the school reception desk as an alternative to the carpool line. 
2) Once you have picked up your child(ren), please exit via the Eden Avenue exit. Do not exit through the parking lot to the frontage road. This a huge safety concern with busing occurring at that time.  
Young Rembrandts - Cartoons!  
Does your child have a great sense of humor to complement his or her artistic skills? If so, your child will LOVE a Young Rembrandts Cartoon class. Our students will learn how to personify inanimate objects, as they breathe life into the sun and moon, transforming them into funny cartoon characters. A humorous bird feeding sequence will teach your child visual and sequential story telling. We'll also create drawings that feature colorful and expressive forest animals. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry. Register HERE
April 22nd Release Day 
Register by Monday, April 1st  
Join the fun on April 22nd Doing Good Together and Air Maxx!

Find the Registration HERE.
ROAR VBS at Our Lady of Grace!
Register NOW! 
Are you yearning for warm summer days? Well, here's a little oasis away from the snow and cold: enjoy a little piece of summer by registering your family for VBS today! Can't you just picture yourself safe and warm on the African savanna? Register and learn more HERE
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.  
OLG Sparkle & Shine Committee!
The OLG Sparkle and Shine Committee needs your help! We will be getting together to "spruce up" the church for Easter, after the school Mass on April 10th. Parents are welcome to stay and help as long as their schedules allow. Refreshments will be provided. We are hoping to have the Nursery available  for little ones. Questions can be directed to Susie Scheppers 952-215-7202 or Susan Michael 508-446-1874.  Thank you!
Educational Outfitters Sale
March 15-18, 2019 
Join us for our St. Patrick's Day Sale with 17% off in store and online School Uniforms and Accessories!
Register for Edina Baseball!
Rec League (4th Grade through 9th Grade)
Rec League plays in the evening with the season  starting late-April and ending early-July.  Evaluations are April 7 between 8am-noon
Registration for Rec League closes April 6th.
Day Ball (Kindergarten through 3rd Grade) &  Pioneer (3rd and 4th Grade) Both of these programs are weekday mornings for  3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July and include an  evening baseball event at Courtney Fields to end the season.
Registration for Day & Pioneer closes May 15th.
Register at edinabaseball.com. Questions? Contact   info@edinabaseball.com 
AHA Summer Experience Camps 
AHA will be hosting our annual Summer Experience Camps again this June. We have reduced prices this year and our schedule has been changed to allow kids to participate in multiple camps in one day. This is convenient for busy parents! Here is the link for available camps and registration information.
HFCHS Spring & Summer Camps 
Registration for Holy Family Catholic High School's Spring Middle School Track Clinic and summer youth camps is now open.   All athletic, arts, and academic camps are led by our varsity coaches and our licensed teachers. More information and registration available HERE.  
BSM Summer Camp 2019 Registration is Now Open! 
Summer will be here before you know it and attending a Benilde-St. Margaret's Summer Camp is a great way to stay busy while having a blast! BSM offers an array of camps sure to fit any child's interests, including engineering, drama, sports, sailing and more. Join us for a fun summer full of memories that will last a lifetime! Register HERE
Macalester Basketball Camps 
The Macalester College men's basketball team will hold a Youth Basketball Camp this summer. There will be two sessions: June 17-21 and Aug. 5-9. The camp is for boys in grades 4-8 and will focus on basketball skills, competitive games and character development.
Cost of the camp is $250 per session, which includes a t-shirt. A 10% discount is offered to those registering for both sessions.
Click here to register for the Youth Basketball Camp.  

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