November 30, 2018

2 Barnes&Noble Bkfair 10a-6p
3 Advent Prayer Srvce 2:40p 
3 Parenting Tech Talk 7pm 
3-7 Santa's Secret Shop
6 Late Start at 10:35am
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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Late Start - Dec 6th at 10:35am 
Just a reminder that OLG has a late start next Thursday and will begin at 10:35am
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Sunday, December 2, 10a-6pm  
Please come to the B&N at the Edina Galleria to hear our school choirs, do some Christmas shopping and enjoy a few activities for the kids. We will have teacher lists available and a wrapping area too. A portion of all purchases (including those made at the restaurant) will benefit the OLG school library. Click here for the voucher.
The OLG students will be singing at the following times: 
11:30am Middle School
12:30pm 5th Grade
4pm 3rd & 4th Grade
The more the merrier, so invite friends and family too!
Advent Prayer Service
Monday, December 3, 2:40pm
All are welcome to join us for our upcoming Advent prayer services. The dates and times are below.
Monday, 12/3 2:40pm  
Monday, 12/10 1:30pm  
Monday, 12/17 8:45am
Raising Tech Healthy Kids Talk 
Monday, December 3rd at 7pm  
Presenter, Dave Eisenmann, will be hosting an event called Proactive Parenting Workshop: Raising Tech Healthy Kids. Please join us for discussion around technology and our children in the Dining Room. Here is a description of his talk:

Tablets, Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Fortnite, YouTube and more... Technology is a big part of our kids' world! Keeping up can be challenging, but a positive and well-informed approach can have a big impact on a child's future and habits. Learn how to help kids develop a balanced and healthy use of technology. Get tips and ideas for parenting and understand the significant role you play in helping youth be responsible and safe in today's high-tech world. The presentation is very engaging and highly visual with a lot of images and multimedia. Numerous ideas and free resources are shared and time for Q & A provided. Students in grades 4-8 will also here Dave speak the following day at school. 

Please RSVP to this event HERE .
Santa's Secret Shop
Mon, 12/3 - Thurs, 12/6 
If you still need to drop off your envelopes, please get it in first thing, Monday, December 3rd. We will open the sale to the parish on Friday, December 7th, please consider donating baked goods to that sale date (drop off items in the kitchen Thursday or Friday). 
Bean & Ro Shopping Event
Thursday, December 6th 5-8pm
Join us for a fun night shopping at Bean + Ro, co-owned by OLG parent Elissa Bean. Thank you to all who supported the EVEREVE event this week! The evening raised $8400 in sales, donating $1260 to OLG! 

Advent Day of Mercy 
Wednesday, December 12th 
We will have our annual Advent Day of Mercy on December 12, 2018 from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. 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! 
Kindergarten Registrations Due!
Friday, December 7th
If you have an incoming Kindergarten student, registration is due next Friday, December 7th. Registration forms can be picked up in the office or you can email Richelle Dudziak to have one sent home with your current student.  
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. Available on Mondays and/or Wednesdays, students have the option to rent equipment and take lessons
or just go out & ski or board with their friends. One-way busing is provided to Hyland Hills Ski Area. This year the program will run on the following dates:

8 Sessions
Week 1
January 14
January 16
Week 2
January 28
January 30
Week 3
February 4
February 6
Week 4
February 11
February 13
November MSSC Events 
Middle School Service Club November Events.
11/17-18  Thanksgiving bag at Mass
11/23  Salvation Army Bell Ringing
11/30  Salvation Army Bell Ringing
11/30  Elves for Santa's Secret Shop
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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?
Week in Paradise Winner!
Thank you again to all who participated and supported OLG School during Give to the Max 2018! Our total is now near $105,000! Congratulations to Cathy & Pat Weiss who were the winners of Mrs. Trenary's Gratitude for Giving Challenge and now have a week at her condo in St. Thomas! 
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.
Amahl & The Night Visitors
A Family Christmas Opera! 
Sunday, December 2 at 2:30pm 
See what happens when a young boy welcomes the 3 Kings to his house as they are on their way to Bethlehem! A beloved Christmas story, your whole family will enjoy the program! A collaborative effort with OLG school students and choir, Twin Cities Youth Choral , Schola Cantorum and Orchestra, we invite you to join us for this special event! 
Adults: $12.00     Seniors: $10.00    
Children under 12 $6.00
Please make checks out to TCYC (Twin Cities Youth Chorale)
**Bring an item of clothing (new or gently used) for donation to a local shelter (Socks - Gloves - Mittens - Stocking Hats) to the performance on December 2nd and receive a $10.00 OFF
Coupon for use at the OLG Men's Club Christmas Tree Lot the same day!
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
This year's Gala will be held on February 9th, 2019 at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club and tickets go on sale January 11th. Beyond attending, there are many ways to support the cause. The event sponsorship deadline is Monday, December 3rd - please contact Adam Groebner. Auction item donations can be made by contacting Cathleen Cachat before January 15th.
Finally, $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 the end of the day on December 4th for Sharing and Caring Hands or by noon on December 12th. Thanks and Blessings for your willingness to make somebody's Christmas a little better. 
Holy Family High School
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria invites families to its theatre department's performances of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" musical on November 30, December 1, December 7, and December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the HFCHS Performance Center. All seats are general admission and tickets are $5 at the door. Ticket sales open 30 minutes before the show.

Youth Fire Fan Night
Holy Family Catholic High School invites families to its Youth Fire Fan Night at Girls Hockey on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. Students in grades K-8 receive free giveaway and concession treats. Free printable admissions ticket available here.   
PCN: "Strengthening Families: A Parenting Workshop"  
Monday, December 3 from 7-9pm
Join speaker Jim Conway at the South View Middle School Auditorium for a workshop on strengthening families. 

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