January 25, 2019

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.

· Deadline is noon on Thursday
· Submit to Adam Groebner
· OLG reserves the right to edit
  information for space/content.

Join Our Mailing List
Late State Tuesday, January 29th 
School will start 2 Hours later at 10:35am 
Cold Lunch Only Days/Helmets 
1/29 & 1/30
Due to the Roller Garden 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. Also, a reminder the the Roller Garden does not have helmets available and students are encouraged to bring their own. 
CSW Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast 
THIS Sunday, January 27th, 8:15-1pm
Please join us this 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. Tickets are $6. There will be plenty of delicious pancakes, great coffee, orange juice and butcher cut bacon. We hope you will join us!
Catholic Schools Week 2019 
Sunday, Jan 27th - Friday, February 1st 
Let the celebration of Catholic Education begin!
Come celebrate our Catholic School at one of the weekend masses, Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am or 6 pm. The students will participate as lectors, singers and greeters. Student attire: Wear your school uniform and receive a no uniform day pass. Check out the flyer for all of the CSW celebrations and student attire for the week! Here is the BLAST that was sent out with CSW Raffle Information.
Celebrate CSW With Peer Ministry  
Each year during Catholic Schools Week the 8th grade Peer Ministry team sells something fun to celebrate our faith. For this year's Catholic Schools Week "Faith Sale" we will continue to sell temporary tattoos, rainbow gel pens, mini footballs, blinking bouncy balls, hackey sacks, and moon balls from previous years and new for this year:
Fun, Cute, Squishy Holy Cows! 
Students (with parent permission of course) may purchase and wear the temporary tattoos anytime during Catholic Schools Week. Classroom rules for other items will be determined by each child's teacher. Designs, prices, safe temporary tattoo removal instructions, and pictures of this year's sale items can all be found here .
Have a happy and holy Catholic Schools Week!  
In Christ - The 8th Grade Peer Ministry Team
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.  
Late Starts and School Closings 
As we enter the coming cold weather, just a reminder that OLG School follows Edina Public Schools for any delayed start times, early dismissals or school closings due to weather. We will send an alert, email blast and post on the school website as soon as we are made aware of the change. For those families (grades 3-8) who access TeacherEase, feel free to double check your contact information in TeacherEase. These are the numbers and emails used to communicate during weather closings.  
Get Involved in PSO in 2019-2020!  
Session: February 12th at 10:30am
Please considering becoming involved in PSO in the 2019-2020 school year!  Learn more about the many opportunities at an informational session on Tuesday, February 12th at 10:30am in the School Library.  Current PSO chairs will be available to share their experiences and answer questions.  PSO offers opportunities for parents to support our school in the daytime or evening, on site or remotely, and is a great way to connect with other OLG families.  
Please also feel free to attend the February PSO meeting, which will be held at 9:30am that morning in the School Library.
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.
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.
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
Began 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. 
1/26    Loaves & Fishes
1/29    Valentine's for Sharing & Caring Hands
Sign up at  www.signupgenius.com
Spring Break Release Days
Register by February 15th 
Join the fun during the Spring Break Release Days!
  • Thursday, March 15 (Early Release) at Vertical Endeavors
  • Monday, March 18 at MN Zoo & Omni
  • Tuesday, March 19 at Good Times Indoor Play Park
  • Wednesday, March 20 at the History Center
  • Thursday, March 21 at Urban Air
  • Friday, March 22 at the Children's Museum
  • Monday, March 25 at Bowlero Lakeville
Find the Registration HERE.
Summer Care Registration 
Open Feb 4th-28th 
Join the fun, excitement and learning this summer! The program dates are June 10th thru August 9th, 2019.
Daily activities include: science fun, cooking activities, outdoor games, arts and crafts and reading enrichment plus daily field trips! Our Lady of Grace Summer Care is for students of Our Lady of Grace School having been admitted into kindergarten through 8 th grade. Program fee will be $53.00 per student per day.
Complete this Registration Form . You need to choose which days of the week your child will be attending. You can sign your child up on a full-time basis for 5 days a week, or part- time for any combination of up to 4 days a week. Arrangements can be made to fit your family's schedules. A summer care packet will be sent out the first week in March.
Men's Club Gala - SILENT AUCTION
We have had an incredible response to Gala ticket sales and the event is sold out.  You can still participate in the silent auction beginning February 2nd - it will be open to the entire OLG community and all can participate whether attending the Gala or not.  Funds raised will help update our school SmartBoards and campus network infrastructure.  More details on how to participate next week - thank you in advance for your support! 
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.  
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, February 7th 
Our Lady of Grace is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, February 7th from 3 pm until 8 pm in Cassidy Hall. You can sign up online and entering OURLADYOFGRACE as the sponsor code or by contacting Melissa Miller at 952-929-3317 ext. 9040. Can't give blood, consider volunteering for a 1 or 2 hour shift, checking people in and helping them with snacks after they've donated. Thanks for selflessly helping to save lives. If you want more information, contact Melissa Miller.  
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 - maryhodgdon@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!
Holy Family HS Winter Open House 
January 31, 2019 
Learn more about Holy Family Catholic High School's commitment to preparing students for college and helping them reach their full potential as moral and ethical leaders of the future. The evening begins with a welcome at 6:30 p.m. followed by presentations about our activities, college prep process, financial aid, and Holy Family curriculum. Register for our January 31 open house here.  
STA Basketball Game

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 .
Hear The Good News From JPII!  
Tuesday, February 26th at 9am 
Please join us on Feb. 26 at Our Lady of Grace for Mass and a light breakfast. Help us celebrate all the good that your prayers, volunteer time and financial gifts are supporting at St. John Paul II Catholic School, an OLG Sister School.There will be a video tour of JPII and an update from Patty Stromen, President of Ascension Catholic Academy, the consortium of urban Catholic schools encompassing JPII. RSVP HERE

Please don't UNSUBSCRIBE without reading this:
When you select the "SafeUnsubscribe" link below, you can no longer receive ANY emails or information from OLG School! Instead, please select the "UPDATE PROFILE" link below and choose which lists you would like to belong to. We would love to keep in touch for important events such as reunions. Thank you!