February 28, 2019

25-28 ReadAThon
28 End of 2nd Trimester
1 Conferences - No School 
1 Used Uniform Sale 8a-4p
6 Ash Wednesday Mass 10:15a
7 Thurs AM Rosary 7:55a
8 Stations & Soup Supper 6p 
12 PSO Meeting 9:30a
13 School Mass 9a
13 Davanni's Fundraiser 4-8p
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 

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Read-a-Thon Update! 
February 25-March 7, 2019
We are off to an incredible start to our First-ever Read-a-Thon! It's been such an exciting week!
Thank you to all the students participating, the teachers and parents supporting and the volunteers helping. 
As of today, the K-5 students have read a whopping 35,522 minutes and there are 316 students participating. 

There is still another week to gather pledges, read and raise funds to support our OLG library and language arts programs. 
If you need a pledge form/tally sheet click HERE
Used Uniform Sale 
Friday, March 1st 
Are your kids in need of the next size to get through the last 3 months of school? Are their skirts or pants too short? Do they need shorts for May & June? You are in luck! Friday, March 1st from 8-4, the used uniforms will be available for purchase or exchange. Prices are $3-5 & $15 for blazers OR you can exchange gently worn uniforms for another piece or size.  We are also in need of volunteers for setup on Thursday & on sale day. Great way for your MS student to earn service hours for 3rd trimester! Sign up HERE.  
Lost & Found Available  
During March 1st Conferences 
While you are here for March 1st Conferences, check the lost and found on display outside of Mrs. Hannan's office. 
Lenten Soup Suppers
March 8th and March 29th at 6pm 
All school families are invited to participate in the Stations of the Cross on March 8th and March 29th at 6:00pm.  After the service, the school will host soup supper for the parish and school. 
Grades 2, 4 & 7 will host and serve on March 8th and 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)!  
Davanni's Fundraiser for OLG! davanni
Wednesday, March 13 from 4-8pm 
Enjoy a favorite meal and help your favorite school! Join us at Davanni's in Edina on March 13th and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to OLG! Bring in this fundraiser ticket and present when ordering.  
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!
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
-A link to purchase advance tickets will be available soon. 
-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.
-Please contact Jenny Helmer for any questions. 
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. 
Baseball/Softball Registration baseball-glove.jpg
Due March 5th 
Join the fun this spring on one of the OLG Baseball/Softball teams! Baseball and softball are open to any OLG School or Parish 5th-8th graders. Complete and return this registration form to Mr. Solsten by March 5th. 
The OLG Spirit Wear Store is Now Open!
Order Through March 11th
Make sure to show your OLG pride with OLG Spirit Wear! This is the last chance to order this year! Check out the options and order HERE through March 11th! 
Thank You Megan Maynor! 
A big thank you to author Megan Maynor for visiting OLG today for the Read-a-Thon. If your student's come home asking about Megan's books, an order form was sent home today. If you need another form, please use this link to print. Order forms and money are due by March 7th. Thank you!  
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
MSSC - March Events 
3/8 - Sorting the Good News
3/12 - Cleaning the Trophy Case
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.
Summer Care Registration 
Registration Due Today! 
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.
OLG Prayer Fair
After All Masses This Weekend! 
Do you have a relationship with Jesus? Do you pray daily?  Are you teaching your kids how to pray? On the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd we will be hosting our 5th annual Prayer Fair, offering 20-minutes workshops after every mass.  This is an opportunity for YOU to attend a workshop or two and hear from ordinary parishioners like yourself, who will share about their own faith lives.  At each workshop you will gain insights into what others have found helpful in growing in their own holiness, hopefully giving you encouragement to say: I too can pray. I too can take time to be with Jesus and know his love!  We have another great line-up of workshop leaders - something for everyone.  In addition, St. George's Traveling bookstore and the Sisters of Mary Morning Star will be offering items for sale to kick off your Lenten journey. This is a such a great gift - a time for all of us to grow in our faith, to grow in magnanimity as a community - to learn how to respond with a heart filled with gratitude for all God has given us!  Make plans now to join us! Learn more HERE
Prayer Fair Hospitality Helpers Needed!
Do you have an hour to help make our Prayer Fair a great success?  Hospitality helpers are needed for set-up, clean-up and serving throughout the weekend.  See all opportunities and sign-up here!  Earn all your service hours in one weekend!  Thank you in advance for your help!
Moms of Grace March Meeting
Wednesday, March 13 at 10am 
Please mark your calendars for the March Moms of Grace meeting on Wednesday, March 13th in the Dining Room. This month's meeting will feature guest speaker Deacon Thom Winninger, a long time OLG parishioner and parent who was ordained a permanent Diocesen Deacon in 2006. He has committed his life to helping others hear what God is calling them to do with their lives. Deacon Thom is also a motivational speaker and has authored seven books. Please join us to hear Thom discuss how we can live our faith, as well as find meaning, joy and fulfillment in daily life.  All attendees will receive a copy of Thom's most recent book, entitled Your True DNA. Nursery care will be provided. 
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!
Visitation STEAM Day! 
Saturday, March 9 from 8:30a-2pm   
Visitation School, located at 2455 Visitation Drive in Mendota Heights, will host a Middle School STEAM Day for Girls (grades 6-8). Lunch is provided. Join us for a day of hands-on workshops led by STEAM professionals and exciting keynote speakers. This is an opportunity for girls in grades 6-8 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, arts or math to aspire, imagine, explore and discover.
For more information, visit our website .
Learn What It's Like to Be a BSM Red Knight! 
Thurs, March 14, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am  
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. We invite you to join us at one of our Open Houses or have your student spend the day with us. Register for these events at  bsmschool.org/visit  . We look forward to meeting you!
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.

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