November 9, 2018

1  All Saints Mass 10:15a
Conferences 4-8pm
MNSAA Conf - No School
Conferences 4-8p 
Conferences 4-8pm
Vets Day Program 1:15p
12  SSS Photos (Library)
12 PSO Mtg 9:30 (Dining Rm)
12 Conferences 4-8p 
13 K Open House 8:45a, 7p
15 Give to the Max
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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952-929-5463 ext. 9087 
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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No Uniform Day Monday, Nov 12th!
As a part of the Santa's Secret Shop Photo Day, Monday is a No Uniform Day! This is for all students, even if you are not taking photos.
Santa's Secret Shop Photo Day
Monday, November 12th 
One order form per family MUST be turned in TODAY (Friday, November 9th) by 3pm.
Prints, digital photos and ornaments are available for purchase. Order forms and samples of the ornament are at Miss Harristhal's desk. Click HERE the order form. 
Kindergarten Open House 
Tuesday, Nov 13th at 8:45am and 7pm 
Help get the word out about our upcoming Kindergarten Open Houses! Share this flyer with friends, your preschool and like and share our Kindergarten Open House event on Facebook !
EVEREVE Shopping Event
Wednesday, Nov 14th 7-9pm (or all day) 
OLG School shopping nights at Evereve! Check out the event HERE. We all have such a great time shopping with each other while raising money "for the children". Please join us - support OLG and have a fun Moms' Night Out. EVEREVE has some great pieces for the holiday season. Please invite your friends and family to these events. This is open to anyone who wants to help support OLG School.
Each event includes:
* private shopping experience
* wine & light appetizers
* 15% of the total shopping gets donated back to OLG
* $100 Evereve Gift Card donated to the OLG Gala or Carnival
If you have any questions please contact Jenny Helmer.  
Give to the Max
Thursday, Nov 15th
Help support our school as we support our overall school technology and K-8 1:1 device program! Join in this all day statewide fundraiser and help raise funds for Our Lady of Grace Catholic School! Check out our flyer for more information HERE! Donate HERE at any point! 
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 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 .
Spanish Club is Back!  
First Meeting Nov 15th
El Club de Español is back! And it is not too late to sign up! Our first meeting is next week!
Join us for one hour once a month on Thursdays after school for fun, food, culture, music, and more. We will be meeting in November, January, February, March, and April . New and returning members are all welcome! We need parent and middle school student volunteers to help during meetings. Please consider helping. Any parents that are also interested in helping to plan meeting activities, let your Spanish teacher know. ¡Gracias!
El Club de Español is open to all students, K-8 .
Our first meeting is November 15 . Please sign up by November 11.
Sign up through this link :
Fee: $25, paid through SmartTuition.
Any questions? Contact your Spanish teacher:
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.   
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 (
New! Food Rescue Program! 
In America, 40% of our food is wasted and one in six individuals are food insecure. OLG School is now working to help this issue by participating in a Food Rescue program during lunch.  The program involves rescuing uneaten, unopened, undamaged food items from school lunch that students either did not have time to eat or decided they did not want to eat. Instead of throwing these perfectly good items into the trash, students are able to place them in a separate bin where they will then be donated to Loaves and Fishes of Minneapolis to be utilized throughout the Twin Cities to those in need. This is not a food donation program, but rather a last chance option for food to still be eaten by someone in need, rather than thrown in the trash.  
How it works:
  1. Students are FIRST encouraged to eat the food on their tray.
  2. Students can take their unopened, unpeeled, uneaten food/beverage items and place them in the food rescue bin.
  3. Items from home are not allowed to be donated.
  4. Food items will be donated to Loaves and Fishes of Minneapolis.
Tree Lot Volunteer Update (We've Got Winners!)  
Congratulations to the Kindergarten dads who filled their dedicated shift in just a few days! In fact, there has been so much interest we will be setting up another Kindergarten shift for dads who were not able to get one of the coveted volunteer slots. Congratulations as well to First and Second grade dads who also got enough volunteers to win a NUD for their kids. Those dads with 3rd and 4th grade kids, please consider volunteering as slots are still available and your kids want those NUD passes.  If your class shift is full but you still want to volunteer, please do.  The tree lot runs on volunteers like you.  Contact with questions or if you want to volunteer.
Lost & Found 
The lost and found items will be displayed from 11/5-11/16 and after that will be cleared out and donated to charity.   
November MSSC Events 
Middle School Service Club November Events.
11/14  Christmas Ornaments
11/14  Child Care for First Reconciliation Siblings 
11/23  Salvation Army Bell Ringing
11/30  Salvation Army Bell Ringing
11/30  Elves for Santa's Secret Shop
Sign up at
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?
Upper Room Information 
Last week we had our first session of The Upper Room! We had a great time at the All Saints Party with OLG middle schoolers, enjoying pizza, games related to the saints, and sharing what The Upper Room is all about. Students in grades 6-8 are welcome to join us every Tuesday in the Frassati Room from 3:15-4:15 to have fun and grow in faith together. Calendar and permission slips can be found here. Why should OLG middle school parents support their children participating in The Upper Room?

"As  parents , we all know that middle school is an extremely formative time in a child's life. It is in these years when children make the decision to continue on in their faith or not.  OLG religion teachers are absolutely amazing and the Upper Room provides a venue for our kids to continue their faith discussions out of the classroom. The Upper Room  has enhanced our daughter's lives with an opportunity  to learn new ways to grow in their faith  and make new friends. It is a joyful, faith-filled, loving environment and a blessing to our entire family." -Danette Halloran, mother of OLG middle schoolers
December Release Days
Register by November 15th 
Join the fun during the December release days!
  • December 6th(Late Start): Northern Clay Center (at OLG)
  • December 27th: PINZ Bowling
  • December 28th: Leonardo's Basement
Complete the Release Day Registration Form HERE!  
Support the 2019 Men's Club Gala! 
This year's Gala will be held on February 9th, 2019 at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club.  Tickets go on sale in early January. Beyond attending, there are many ways to support the cause. Event sponsorship opportunities can be secured by contacting Adam Groebner before December 3rd.Auction item donations can be made by contacting Cathleen Cachat before January 15th. Finally, $20 Split the Pot raffle tickets will be available after Thanksgiving 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!
Moms of Grace Gathering
Wednesday, Nov 14 at 10am
Please join us for our next Mom's of Grace (MOG) meeting Wednesday, November 14th at 10am where we will be pressing pause and taking time to connect with one another. With the holidays fast approaching our discussion will be focused on our prayer life and practical ways to stay centered and balanced through this busy time as well as how to keep Jesus at the heart of our holiday celebrations.
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.

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