March 29, 2019

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  
1-3 Camp Foley (6th Grade)
1 School Mass 9am
2 Thurs AM Rosary 7:55a
2 3-5 Vocal Concert 7p
6 May Crowning 9:30a
8 School Mass 9am
14 PSO Mtg 9:30a
15 School Mass 9am
15 8th Grade Play 1pm
16 8th Grade Play 1pm
16 8th Grade Play 7pm
21 K-2 Vocal Concert 7pm
22 School Mass 9am
27 Mem Day (No School)
29 Volunteer Mass 9am
29 Davanni's Fundraiser 4-8p
31 Last Day of 8th Grade 

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Lenten Day of Mercy
Wednesday, April 3rd 7am-9pm 
No All School Mass 
Lenten Soup Supper
March 29th at 6pm
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.  
Kids Social Fundraiser
Airmaxx Eden Prairie 
Sunday, March 31st from 2-5pm (drop off)
Tickets Still Available  
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
-We have 8 parent volunteers - if you are interested in staying to be an extra hand please email Jenny.
Go HERE to buy tickets. ( Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on Sunday for $33.
-Please contact Jenny Helmer for any questions. 
Sole Searching Shoe Drive cartoon-sneakers.jpg  
April 1-8 
Our annual Sole Searching Shoe Drive for Sharing and Caring Hands sponsored by the Student Council is coming up! Students can bring in new or gently used shoes to their classrooms to donate. Donations will also be accepted at the Fish Fry!
Thursday Morning Rosary in Spanish!
Thursday, April 4th at 7:55am 
Thursday Morning Rosary (TMR) will be prayed in Spanish next Thursday, April 4th 7:55 a.m. - 8:20. Please join us, both Spanish and non-Spanish speakers alike. We will have prayer and rosary guides for all. Also, prayer leaders will guide us along in Spanish. Remember, the class with the best participation will receive a special Mexican treat.
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!
Stella & Dot Update 
Ordering Still Available Until Friday, April 5th 
Thank you for all who attended the Stella & Dot social event last night. We had a really nice turn out!
Didn't make it to the event? You can still order online until Friday April 5th. Please use the provided  link to shop online. 

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! 
Family Service Fair
April 22nd from 9-11am   
Please Join us for the OLG Family Service Fair in the OLG Gymnasium! Stop by to participate in fun, simple hands-on projects that inspire compassion and generosity!
  • Assemble snack bags for children experiencing illness and their families
  • Create toys for cats awaiting a new home
  • Pack hygiene kits for youth experiencing homelessness Decorate journals for children receiving counseling
  • Among other projects....
All students and their families are welcome!
Order Carnival Shirts NOW! 
Orders Due by 3pm on MONDAY, April 1st  
Carnival is coming and it is time to order shirts! These shirts are free for each student, staff member and parent committee member. Please complete this order form - one time per student. Order ONE shirt per OLG student. Shirts are available in the main office to try on and sample colors can be viewed in the main school hallway on the bulletin board. The 2019 Carnival t-shirts are the same style and brand as last year.
Join Run Club!  
Register By April 5th 
Are you a runner? Would you like to be a better runner? Or maybe you just want to improve your fitness level in a fun way with your friends! Whatever the reason, the OLG Running Club may be for you.
This club is open to all boys and girls at Our Lady of Grace School in grades 4 through 8. The group will meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm. Learn more and register using this form
Join SAC (School Advisory Council) 
Apply by Monday, April 15th 
The OLG School Advisory Council (SAC) applications are now being accepted. Any registered parishioner or parent of an OLG student, 18 years or older may apply. Appointed SAC members serve a 3-year term  beginning July 1. The SAC is a consultative body to Father Kevin Finnegan and Principal Maureen Trenary, and meets the first Tuesday evening of the month (September-June). In addition, SAC members participate on two of the following sub-committees that typically meet throughout the school year as needed: education, finance, policy, marketing, faith, technology, and one rotating ad-hoc committee (e.g. Transportation, Wellness, etc). 
-For the 2019-2020 school year, 3 new council members will be appointed. We are especially looking for members next year with skill sets and background that include, but not limited to: technology, faith, and education. 
-Applicants interested in being a considered for a possible appointment to the SAC can apply via email to Tom King (SAC Chair) at with a resume/personal profile and brief description why you feel called to serve on the SAC by  April 15th. Please consider getting involved with this valuable group and we are grateful for your interest and support.  We lead with YES!
Chess Club Session 4
Starts Thursday, April 4th
Join us in learning this National Award Winning Program for the fourth session of chess club meeting right after school on Thursdays in Cassidy Hall! Even if your student does not know how to play, we will teach them!  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 contact Coach Veronica at  or call 
612-203-0118 with any questions. Here is the Registration Form
Session 4 Dates; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9 
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
Middle School Service Club
April Events
4/3 Resurrection Eggs  
4/5  Fish Fry
4/22  Doing Good Together (Family Service Fair) 
4/26 Carnival Setup and/or Cleanup
4/28 Sunday School Donuts
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.
Dessert Goodies Needed
By Wednesday, April 3rd 
If you love to bake or shop, please consider doing that for a good cause and bring goodies in to the Parish Office for the guests at Sharing and Caring Hands.  As part of the lunch we serve, we provide dessert to the guests and it is clear that these sweets are a huge hit. Bring your goodies to the Parish Office by 10 am on Wednesday, April 3rd.
Moms of Grace Service Project
Sunday, April 7th at 10:30am 
Have you wanted to participate in a meaningful service project with your family?  Have you been searching for a way to connect in a significant way with other families?  Please come to the Moms of Grace service project on Sunday, April 7 around 10:30am in Cassidy Hall (following 9:30am Mass). 

We will be organizing care packages to be distributed to women and children at Haven House, as well as men at St. Stephens. All family members are welcome - little ones can create cards to include in each package. Light snacks will be provided. Sign up HERE
Moms of Grace Meeting
Wednesday, April 10th at 10:00am
Do you want your child to pray and be close to God but do you find life pretty hectic right now? Hard to find time for your own prayer time let alone family prayer? We feel the same way! Join us on Wednesday, April 10 to learn some easy ways to pray with children and leave with a list of 101+ ideas for your home. Bring your prayer ideas too. We will also have materials to create your own set of Resurrection Eggs to help your child connect with the story of Jesus. Hope you can join us for this fun-filled morning! 
Too Many Plastic Containers?
Loaves and Fishes can put your extra plastic containers to a new use, sending home nutritious leftovers with the guests. Loaves and Fishes doesn't have a budget for to-go or take-away containers so they depend upon donations from people like us.  Bring your surplus containers to the office to Melissa Miller's attention.  Thanks so much!
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: 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!
League of Catholic Women Stations of the Cross 
Sat, Mar 30, 9am-12:20pm, Check-in at 8:30
This Lent, get to know the Stations of the Cross. Join other women of faith in the Twin Cities to pray together and look at the Stations in a new way, not just what happened to Jesus two thousand years ago. Deepen your understanding of their power and relevance in your life today. Allow them to touch your heart this Lent. Experience a contemporary passion of Jesus and walk the Stations with our suffering brothers and sisters of our global community.
Register Now! Cost: $25 at   
The event will take place at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie. 
PCN Speaker: Diversity & Inclusion 
Monday April 1 from 7-9pm at Edina HS
Parent Communication Network is excited to announce its fifth and final speaker of the 2018/19 school year: Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross, Associate Professor in the Education Department at Augsburg University. Additionally, Dr. Ross holds a Faculty-Lecturer position in the Youth Development Leadership (YDL) Graduate Program, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. He enjoys working with adults in order to create developmentally appropriate, relevant and joyful learning environments and experiences where children and adolescents thrive and reach their full potential. Dr. Ross will be presenting: Diversity and Inclusion: Family Focused Strategies.
Reverse Rett Minneapolis 
April 4th at Edina Country Club 6:30-9:30pm 
Come support school and parish members whose sister was born with Rett Syndrome to raise funds for research to cure this disease. Rett Syndrome is a serious lifelong neurological disorder caused by random gene mutations found almost exclusively in girls. This is a fun, casual, cocktail party with auction items including a custom "She Shed" built by CityHomes and team signed Edina High School state champion girls and boys jerseys. Tickets can be purchased HERE
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 Questions? Contact 
Will DeBerg Boy's Summer Basketball Clinics at OLG 
If you are looking for an opportunity for your son to improve their basketball skills this summer, look no further than OLG. Will DeBerg is a former Edina and University of St. Thomas basketball player and currently a University of St. Thomas coach. He will be hosting basketball camps at OLG for boys grades 2 through 12 in the OLG gym in August.  Attached is the flyer for basketball camp.  In addition here is the link to all his summer info:
Anne of Green Gables Performances
Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria presents the classic L.M. Montgomery's tale of "Anne of Green Gables." This stage adaptation by Joseph Robinette recreates the memorable events,  tragedies, and triumphs that mark Anne's growth from adolescence to early adulthood.   Performances are Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 7p.m., and Sunday, April 14, at 1p.m. Tickets are general admission and available at the door for $5. Handicap Accessible
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.  
Jake Olson at STA
Saturday, April 13 at 7pm
Saint Thomas Academy Fathers' Club welcomes Jake Olson on Saturday, April 13 at 7 PM.  Get your tickets now to hear the inspirational story of the first blind college football player and his grit and determination.  Tickets available at 

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