December 7, 2018

7 Report cards sent home
10 Advent Prayer Srvce 1:30p
11 PSO Mtg 9:30a
11 Concert Grades 3-5 7pm
12 Advent Day of Mercy 
13 Thurs AM Rosary 7:55a
17 Advent Prayer Srvce 8:45a
17 Band Concert 7pm 
18 Staff Xmas Luncheon
18 Concert Grades K-2 7pm
19 Advent Mass & Lunch
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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Advent Prayer Service
Monday, December 10, 1:30pm
All are welcome to join us for our upcoming Advent prayer services. The dates and times are below.
Monday, 12/10 1:30pm  
Monday, 12/17 8:45am
Advent Day of Mercy(No School Mass) 
Wednesday, December 12th 
We will have our annual Advent Day of Mercy on December 12, 2018 from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. There will be no all-school Mass on 12/12. Students in grades 3-8 will participate with their classrooms throughout the day. Parishioners and families are welcome to come whenever. Free childcare will be available on a space available basis in the nursery for any child who has not yet celebrated her or his first reconciliation from 9 AM - 1 PM and 4 - 7:30 PM. Come receive the great gift of God's Mercy this Advent! 
Enjoy Sounds of the Advent & Christmas Season  
Grades 3-5 Vocal Christmas Concert
Tuesday, 12/11 at 7pm 
Please have the students wear Sunday best and be in their classrooms at 6:45 pm. (Please note:Fifth grade students who have nativity roles will be wearing costumes provided by Mrs. Skinner. A separate note will be sent home regarding what they are to wear.)
Thursday Morning Rosary
Thursday, 12/13 at 7:55am 
Join our 8th grade peer ministry as they lead us in a rosary for the intentions of the OLG Community! All are welcome! Rosaries and prayer guides are provided.  
K-2 Christmas Vocal Concert  
Tuesday, 12/18 at 7pm 
Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade will present their songs of Christmas on Tuesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the church. Students should wear their "Sunday best" and arrive at their classroom promptly at 6:45 p.m. to line up and process to the church. They will remain in the church through the concert and then return to their classrooms for dismissal following the concert. Questions? Email Mrs. Cook. 
Kindergarten Registrations Due!
TODAY, December 7th
If you have an incoming Kindergarten student, registration is due today. Registration forms can be picked up in the office. 
Report Cards 
Trimester 1 Report Cards will be coming home today. Please note that in addition to the report card, there is a Scope and Sequence and a Trimester 1 Expectations document included. The Scope and Sequence will show you what standards are covered during which trimester, and the Trimester 1 Expectations list what skills students would need to know in order to earn an "M" on their report card for a specific standard.  
Artsonia - Perfect Gifts for Christmas!  
Looking for the perfect gift and a way to support your school?  Your child's artwork on a keepsake.  Check out Artsonia for all of the options. 20% goes back to the school! 
Snowbusters - Save the Dates! snow-sports-cool.jpg  
SNOWBUSTERS is an after school skiing and snowboarding opportunity available to our OLG students in Grades 3-8 at Hyland Hills Ski Area. 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 7th, Feb 11th, Feb 13th.
- 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 
Need MS Religion Service Hours? 
This Weekend:  Bake goodies for MSSC. MSSC is putting together packages for some senior members of our Parish and we need baked goodies 2" and smaller. Cookies, Bars or Candy can be left on the table by Ms. Harristhal Monday, December 10th. Students earn religion service hours for any time spent baking. See details here.
December MSSC Events 
Middle School Service Club December Events.
12/7 Salvation Army Bell Ringing
12/10 Christmas Treats
12/11 Jerry's Receipts
12/14 Salvation Army Bell Ringing
12/16 Sunday School Donuts
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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?
January Release Days
Register by December 20th 
Join the fun during the January Release Days!
  • Monday, January 21st at the Big Thrill Factory
  • Tuesday, January 29th at the Bell Museum Exploradome
Find the Registration HERE.
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.  
Sundays, 12/2 & 12/9 From 10:30-11:30am 
Experience Advent as a Family at OLG's ECFL Expo
... and learn about OLG's Early Childhood Family Life (ECFL) coming during Lent, 2019! 
Come and enjoy:
  • Coffee and donuts
  • Dramatic play, with costumes & props
  • Sensory involvement activities
  • An Advent picture walk
  • Creating an Advent count-down chain
  • Coloring take-home Jesse tree ornaments
  • Decorating an Advent prayer for home
  • Exploring a faith symbols display
  • Enjoying books & stories for the season
*ECFL will take place on 7 weekend mornings, January through April. Sign-up forms available at this Advent ECFL Expo event. 
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!
Baking Christmas Goodies? snowflake-cookies.jpg
As you are baking your Christmas goodies, can you bake an extra dozen or two to share with the guests at Sharing and Caring Hands or Loaves and Fishes? The guests there really enjoy the treat of choosing a desert that is just for them. If you can bring some goodies, please bring them to the parish office by noon on December 12th. Thanks and Blessings for your willingness to make somebody's Christmas a little better. 
JPII Annual Report 
Pope John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School (An Ascension Catholic Academy School) thanks Our Lady of Grace for its gracious support! See our annual report and witness the miraculous things you are helping to make happen! 
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

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