February 22, 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
14 MS Choir Concert 7p
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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Reminder: No School Friday, 3/1
Parent/Teacher Conferences 
Check Your Students' Backpacks!
Read-a-Thon Materials Coming Home Today! 
February 25-March 7, 2019
The first-ever OLG I Love to Read Read-a-Thon!
Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms only. 
1. Gather pledges from family and friends 
2. Read, Read, Read!
3. Collect pledges and donate to support your school library and language arts programs
Let's meet the school reading goal of 50,000 minutes and see Mrs. Trenary and Fr. Kevin dress as our favorite book characters. Be sure to vote in the library during the Read-a-Thon!
Parent/Teacher Conferences 
Friday, March 1st 
Parent/Teacher Conferences are here! Please contact Linda Bakken if you have not yet scheduled your conferences.   
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.  
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)!  
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. 
Advancing Our Mission Campaign Survey  
Everyone is encouraged to take the OLG Feasibility Survey. Our parish and school are ONE OLG community, and as we discern how to Advance Our Mission of MAKING JESUS CHRIST KNOWN AND LOVED for the next 75 years, we would like your feedback. OLG is a stronger parish with our school, and our school is stronger with the support and engagement of the parish. As school families, we have a responsibility to engage and participate in our broader parish activities.  Please take 10 minutes to complete this survey.  Thank You!
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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! 
Skip The Carpool Line Winners! 
Congratulations to Kiki and Scott Erickson as the winners of this year's Gala auction item for preferred carpool parking! The Erickson family will be allowed to pull into the first handicapped parking spot upon entering the upper parking lot, so please keep this spot open. We ask all carpool drivers to be aware of this arrival/departure scenario as we look to make sure this is executed safely for everyone.
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 - February Events 
2/24 - Sunday School Donuts
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 
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.
OLG Prayer Fair
March 2nd & 3rd After All Masses 
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!
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!
Thank You For Your Gala Support!
The 2019 OLG Men's Club Gala was a huge success thanks to your support and generosity.  The $75,000 Fund the Need goal was exceeded by $15,000 and an additional $110,000 was raised from the community-wide Silent Auction. These funds will allow the Men's Club to move forward in partnership with the School and Parish on an upgrade of the OLG network infrastructure and to provide new Smart Boards for middle school classrooms and Parish ministry/Faith Formation rooms. If you missed the chance to donate, there is still time. Checks can be made out to OLG Gala and sent to the OLG Men's Club, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina MN 55436. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to next year's 20th anniversary Gala!
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.  
PCN Speaker-Positive Youth Sports 
Monday, February 25th from 7-9pm  
Parent Communication Network is excited to announce its fourth speaker of the 2018/19 school year: Lea B. Olson, Sports Broadcaster, Public Speaker and Founder of Rethink the Win.  Since playing basketball for the University of Minnesota, where she majored in journalism, Lea B. Olsen has worked for ESPN's national WNBA coverage, as a game analyst for the MN Lynx and as a TV sideline reporter for the MN Timberwolves. Ms. Olsen will be presenting: Rethink the Win: Supporting Positive Experiences in Youth Sports.
Date: Monday, February 25 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Edina Performing Arts Center (Edina High School)
Admission: FREE! 
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
Ed Outfitters Used Uniform Sale    
February 15-28 
Bring in the following used uniform items (fleece, jumpers, pants, shirts, shorts, skorts and sweatshirts) and receive 15% off each new item that is purchased in that specific category.
How the program works: Bring in used uniforms items, such as a polo and a jumper and receive 15% off of a new polo and a jumper, at the time of the exchange. Items may be brought in from other vendors. All items traded in will be donated to a nonprofit organization.
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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