November 16, 2018

19-23  Thanksgiving - No Schl
26 Parenting Talk 6:30p
30 End of 1st Trimester
2 Barnes&Noble Bkfair 10a-6p
3 Parenting Tech Talk 7pm 
3-7 Santa's Secret Shop
6 Late Start at 10:35am
7 Report cards sent home
11 PSO Mtg 9:30a
11 Concert Grades 3-5 7pm
18 Staff Xmas Luncheon
18 Concert Grades K-2 7pm
19 Advent Mass & Lunch
24-31 Christmas Vacation 

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or 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.

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Thank You For Supporting OLG School Through Give to the Max Day! 
Thank you to all for helping to promote and for giving on Give to the Max Day! We had 267 donors who gave a total of $100,837 to support our technology program at OLG School! We are truly grateful for each thoughtful and generous contribution! A special thank you to those contributing to the match for getting the giving started!
No School Thanksgiving Week! 
Just a reminder that OLG does not have school the next week, the week of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all students and families!
Parenting Talk: It's All About Emotions 
Monday, November 26th from 6:30-7:30pm 
What are developmentally appropriate emotional behaviors for your child and what is outside of typical development? How do our actions at home and at school impact our child's emotional life and long-term adjustment? This session will explore emotional life, how emotions can impede or enhance learning, and how to protect our children by helping them develop emotional resilience. Research from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence will be discussed. The talk will take place in the new Mercy Music Loft. The talk will be given by Dr. Jules Nolan. RSVP HERE.  
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!
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.

Please RSVP to this event HERE .
Give OLG Spirit Wear for Christmas!
Store Open Until 11/18
Order Spirit Wear HERE! This will be the last opportunity to purchase spirit wear attire until 2019! If you are purchasing items(s) that will be a gift and do NOT want your items delivered to your child's classroom, please contact Danielle directly and arrangements for pick up can be made.

Stuffed Bernies and OLG Coffee Mugs/Tumblers are also available for Christmas gift purchase! These items are NOT available via the on-line store. Please contact Danielle directly if you are interested in purchasing a Bernie or mug/tumbler.   
Chess Club - Session 2
Registration Due 11/27
Join us in learning this National Award Winning Program for the second 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! Learn more and complete the registration form HERE
2nd Trimester Library Volunteers Needed! 
We have one open spot in each Scott (Wed 12:10-12:40), Bland (Mon 9:15-9:45), Schmidt (Mon 8:40-9:10), Kelley (Fri 8:40-9:10), and a split shift available in Foley's class (Thur 2:30-3:00). Second trimester starts the first week in December and goes through February. Please contact Marla Horwich  or Katie Yacoub if you have questions or would like to volunteer.
OLG Preschool Timing Update    
As mentioned in our last update, the Principal's Corner, there is a lot of momentum around an OLG preschool, and that is exciting!  That said, finding space on our campus to meet all our needs, including the preschool is challenging. Updating our campus master plan and securing appropriate zoning status for OLG's long-term needs are about to get underway, and those activities squeeze our preschool timing more than we would like. Therefore, OLG leadership has decided to delay the opening of an OLG preschool beyond fall 2019. All of the work done to date remains useful and necessary to make the OLG preschool a reality for our young families, as soon as possible.  

We are grateful for your positive energy regarding an OLG preschool, and will continue to share updates, as we have them.
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
Stay Tuned for more information after the Thanksgiving break! 
Santa's Secret Shop
The elves are busy getting ready for the shop to open on December 3rd. Click HERE for a sneak peak at some of the items available during the sale. Order forms will be sent home after Thanksgiving break. We will open the sale to the parish on Friday, December 7th, please consider donating baked goods to that sale date.  
Junior Great Books!  
Don't forget to sign your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grader up for the Junior Great Books program! We are also in need of additional parent volunteers in these grades. To signup to volunteer and for more information click HERE
To register your child for the program click HERE.
Questions? Email Carolyn Berger ( or Anna Lima (
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! 

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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OLG Tree Lot - The Results Are In!  
K-4 succeeded in getting enough Tree Lot volunteers to earn NUD passes for each class! Even more exciting is that you helped exceed volunteer goals, and more than 20% of all families K-4 have someone participating in the Tree Lot and raising money for the school and parish. The Men's Club can still use volunteers though, especially over the Thanksgiving weekend. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to view time slots that work with your schedule.  If volunteering is not a possibility please consider stopping by and purchasing a Christmas tree or wreath in support of OLG.
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?
Nativity Play
Children in grades K-2 are invited to experience the stories of Christ's birth through books, videos, crafts, songs, and performance. We will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 PM beginning November 28. The children will act out the Scripture stories before the 4:00 PM Mass on Christmas Eve as the culmination of our program. Contact Amy Selby or Liz Seaman  with questions. Register HERE. We hope your child can join the fun! 
Moms of Grace Social!
Thursday, Nov 29 at 7:30pm
Please take some time for yourself at our social on Thursday, November 29th at 7:30PM in the OLG dining room. Look forward to an evening of sipping wine, enjoying appetizers, chatting with fellow moms, and creating prayer boxes for your homes. To add to the event, we will be having a free drawing for some fun prizes. Please bring a shoe box for the prayer box.
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!
Edina Youth Wrestling
Season Starts November 27th 
The youth wrestling season begins Tuesday, November 27. Practices are held in the Edina High School wrestling room Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Beginners are welcome! Kids of all sizes can wrestle as they will be paired with others similar in age and weight. Your child will improve his or her fitness, coordination, agility, balance, and confidence by wrestling. For more information go to and click on Youth Wrestling or contact Todd Doroff at or 612-223-3567. 
Educational Outfitters Cyber Sale 
November 22nd - November 26th
The store is closed, but online shopping is still available! Take 20% off school uniforms and accessories! Visit their site to shop!
Santa's Secret Shop Photos 
Thank you to all who participated for a record breaking year for Santa's Secret Shop photos. Digital downloads will be sent out soon. Prints and ornaments will be going home after Thanksgiving break. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Brown or Jenny Helmer.
Thank You for Your Generosity Toward Thanksgiving Baskets!  
The OLG Student Council delivered 30 Thanksgiving baskets to the Basilica of St. Mary's on Thursday to provide for the unemployed,
underemployed and recently out of work. Thank you to everyone for contributing and providing this Thanksgiving feast for those who would go without! Thank you to Vivian Pritchard and Becky Tumpane for organizing this all-school service project!

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