September 28, 2018

30 Pancake Breakfast/Mercy Music Loft Open House 8a-1p  
2 TeacherEase Info 8:45am 
3 Grandparents Day gr 1/5
3 School Mass 9a
4 Thurs AM Rosary 7:45a 
4 Catholic HS Info Night 6:45p
5 Living Rosary 2:30pm 
6 Marathon Celebration 9:30a 
9 PSO Mtg 9:30a  
9 TeacherEase Info 1:15pm 
10 Mass of the Holy Spirit 9-2
16 Picture Retakes
17 School Mass 9a
17 Early Release Day 1:15p
18-19 MEA (No School)
20 Little Saints Fall Fest 9:30a
23 Mom/Daughter Mass 7:30a
24 Father/Son Mass 7:30a
25 Vision Screening 
26 Hearing Screening  

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No Uniform Day Earned for Monday, 10/1! 
Pancake Breakfast-Join the Fun!
September 30th from 8am-1pm 
It is time for the annual OLG Pancake Breakfast hosted by the 2nd graders and their families! It's a fun community event that celebrates the beginning of the new school year and supports marathon. Kids can visit with Bernie and win raffle prizes! Students who wear their school uniforms will receive an NUD Pass! 
Mercy Music Loft Open House!
Sunday, September 30th from 8am-1pm 
While you are at the Pancake Breakfast, please visit our newly renovated Mercy Music Loft! It will be open for visitors all morning! This space serves OLG School choirs, bands, 3rd-8th grade music classes and the parish music ministries. We are grateful to the support of those from the Men's Club Gala and the Alumni Give Day 2018! 
Upcoming 8th Grade Home Games 
8th Grade Boys/Girls Soccer
Monday, 10/1 vs Carondelet at 5:45pm
Thursday, 10/4 vs BSM at 4:30pm
8th Grade Girls Volleyball 
Thursday, 10/4 vs SACS at 4:30pm
Thursday, 10/4 vs Annunciation at 6:30pm
TeacherEase Session for Parents 
Tuesday, October 2nd at 8:45am
Tuesday, October 9th at 1:15pm   
Mrs. Mortl will be hosting a brief overview of TeacherEase for any parents that are interested in learning more about our new gradebook. The meetings will be held in the Library. Any parents in grades 3-8 are welcome to join. There will be time for individual questions after.  
Grandparents Day
Wednesday, Oct 3th (Grades 1 & 5)
Grandparents are invited to spend the morning with their OLG grandchildren on the dates noted above. The day involves: 
8:40 Students meet their grandparent(s) Church commons  
9:00 All School Mass
Following Mass until 11am Classroom visits and hospitality.
If there are grandparents who cannot attend Grandparents Days this year, but would like to have their information in our system for occasional school information and updates, you can complete this form on their behalf.
Thursday Morning Rosary
Thurs, Oct 4 at 7:55am  
Thursday Morning Rosary is back and all parents, students, teachers, and guests are invited to attend!
This year the 8th grade Peer Ministry team will once again be leading the Rosary in the OLG church for the intentions of the entire OLG family. Thursday Morning Rosaries take place from 7:55-8:15 am in the church and are scheduled for the first school day Thursday of each month. If your Rosary praying skills are a little rusty (or even if you've never even prayed the Rosary before!), have no fear - extra rosaries and prayer guides are always provided. Please take a moment to check out this year's fun and inspiring commercial. Hope to pray with you soon! 
Catholic HS Night
Thurs, Oct 4 from 7-8:30pm 
Attention all 8th grade families! There will be information sessions for all those interested in learning about the local Catholic High Schools. It will take place in the Middle School Classrooms. Schools in attendance will be: Benilde-St. Margaret, Holy Angels, DeLaSalle, St. Thomas Academy, Providence Academy, Holy Family, Visitation and Chesterton Academy. You will have the chance to visit with staff and students from each school and learn more about our wonderful Catholic High Schools!
Living Rosary  
Friday, Oct 5 at 2:30pm 
Join OLG students and staff as we pray the living rosary for the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Rosary will be led by students in the church. All are welcome!
Little Saints Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct 20 from 9:30-11am
Join us here on campus for our OLG Little Saints Fall Fest featuring the Teddy Bear Band, treats and activities geared for toddlers through early elementary age!
MARATHON-Saturday, October 6th
Marathon-Saturday, Oct 6thMarathon
No Uniform Day Earned on Monday, October 1!
Please remember to follow our No Uniform Day Policy.
Congratulations! We brought in over $63,000 this week and reached 64% of our Marathon goal!
One More Week to Donate!
We are halfway through Marathon, OLG's most important fundraiser of the year! This year, all monetary donations will be going to our school, funding the Groves Reading Program at OLG, the Design for Learning Initiative (new furniture throughout the building) and the Technology Fund. Don't forget, that you or your family can now donate online to Marathon! We ask that each student raise at least $150 but our most important goal is 100% participation in giving at whatever level is possible for each family. You can double or even triple your gift to OLG's Marathon through a corporate match. Check with your company to see if they match OLG School donations. The corporate match form can be found here. Eighth graders: You are at 81% participation so far! You are getting closer to earning your bowling party!
Next Week: Donate New Art Supplies for Two Local Charities
Last week we donated many valuable personal care items to Sharing & Caring Hands and Simpson Housing Services. Thank you!!! This week we are asking students to bring in new art supplies such as colored pencils, crayons, markers (thin or wide), glue sticks, coloring books (children's and adult), drawing paper, and Play Doh. We will donate them to Children's Hospital of Minnesota and the Ronald McDonald House.
Parish Marathon Weekend
All Masses this weekend will highlight Marathon fundraising efforts and seek parishioner support. Please come to worship at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 9/29, or 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. on Sunday 9/30 to show your support for our school. Earn a No Uniform Day ("NUD") pass by wearing your school uniform to Mass this weekend! Don't forget to stop in at the Pancake Breakfast between Masses this Sunday morning.
Marathon Celebration on Saturday, October 6
Volunteers needed! Mark your calendar for our annual Marathon Celebration on Saturday, October 6th from 9:30 a.m. - noon. Join us for food and fun for the whole family as we celebrate our OLG school community! We need your help volunteering to make our Marathon Celebration Day a success. Please click this LINK below to help.  
Please note that there are 3 tabs on this link for signing up to volunteer (8th Grade Student Volunteers, Celebration Day, Charity Donations) 
These tabs can be found at the top of the webpage if you're accessing via a desktop, laptop or tablet.  If you're using your phone, there is a drop down menu labelled "Signups" where you can choose which of the three different pages you want to view. Thank you!!!
Questions? Please contact Katie Mork, Leah Olson, or Alyssa Pankratz
Destination Imagination Registration 
Destination   Imagination  (DI) is back! If you would like to hear more information about  Destination   Imagination please see this form or attend  the informational meeting on October 8th at 8:00 AM in Ms. Holtz's room, 310. You can also sign up with this form. 
Mass of the Holy Spirit Volunteers Needed! 
All OLG 4th-8th graders are attending the Mass of the Holy Spirit organized by the Catholic School Center of Excellence on October 10th. They are still in need of volunteers to help make it a successful experience. Check out the opportunities here.  
Look for the School Directory!    
The OLG School Directory should be coming home in the backpacks of youngest and only children for each family today! Extra directories are available for purchase in the main office for $5. 
Don't Miss Out on Artsonia!  
Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world.  All registered OLG students can have an online art gallery and keep digital copies of the masterpieces forever! Check your emails for registration information. For additional information please contact Danette Halloran at
ColorCycle Program Coming to OLG  
OLG is joining the Crayola Color Cycle program this year! There will be 3 purple buckets labeled "ColorCycle" around the school for unusable markers in the Art Room, Library, and Resource Room. Any type of plastic marker is fine to recycle...dry-erase and highlighters included! Go greener with us and send in your unusable markers  from home! 
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? 
Carpool Reminder  
As you pull into afternoon carpool pickup, please visibly display your family's name with your carpool name card. This really helps with the efficiency of carpool. 
"We lead with Yes." Water Bottles
Each OLG student was given a water bottle this week as we launched our "We lead with Yes." tagline. The water bottles are BPA Free, but not dishwasher safe. There was a note inside each water bottle that heat could shrink it. If you missed the video on PIE night launching our "We lead with Yes." campaign, don't worry! We will blast the final cut of the video soon. 
November Release Days 
Register by October 16th
Join the fun during the November release days!
  • November 2nd: Shoreview Community Center
  • November 19th: Old Log Theater & Inner Active Playground
  • November 20th: The Works
  • November 21st: Bell Museum & Planetarium
Complete the Release Day Registration Form HERE
Join ACTS 29 Formation Groups!
Want to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus and his Church, but need help? Want to take that next step, or steps, in your spiritual life? If so, then Acts 29 may be perfect for you! Acts 29 is a formation process designed to help you go deeper and take that next spiritual step.  Acts 29 had three modules: Sow, Grow, and Go.  Each module lasts seven weeks, concluding with a retreat. All live sessions are held Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Daytime groups are also being formed. Retreat times are TBD. Find out more HERE or contact Sarah Schumacher with questions.
Moms of Grace Meeting
Wednesday, Oct 10th at 10am
We invite everyone to join Moms of Grace at our first meeting on October 10th following school Mass in the Church Dining Room. We look forward to continuing our mission of connecting with each other and our wonderful parish. This year, our meetings will focus on our theme of "Incorporating faith into our homes." We have a variety of events planned, including monthly meetings where we will connect on the 2nd Wednesday following school Mass, social events in the evening celebrating the holiday season and the end of the school year, service projects that involve your children and finally, a marriage event in the spring.  No matter what, we'll come together and give thanks to God for being Mothers, the hardest yet most gratifying job in the world.  In our first meeting, we'll welcome and hear from Mary Hodgdon, the Director of Marriage and Family at OLG.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there! Please note childcare is available. If you should have any questions, please contact Liz Seaman @ 
New Altar Server Training
Monday, Oct 15 from 3:30-5pm
If you were unable to come to the August training, we invite you to come on Monday, October 15. This training for people who want to be an altar server but have not been trained. You must be in 6th grade or older. Please email Shelly Aebi at and let me know you are coming!
Love to bake? Have extra goodies?
Our Lady of Grace cooks and serves lunch at Sharing and Caring Hands next Wednesday, so bring your goodies to the Parish Office Kitchen by the end of the day Tuesday. The guests at Sharing and Caring Hands love the variety of deserts that we bring and it is fun to watch them carefully pick out just the right desert.  Your donations are a very welcome gift to the guests.  Thanks for sharing.  If you have questions, contact
PCN Speaker
Monday October 1 from 7-9pm
Parent Communication Network is excited to announce its first speaker of 2018/19 school year, Kristin Ballard, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Ballard is the founder of Ballard Clinic in Edina and will be presenting on the following topic: 
Depression in Adolescents: Practical Advice for Parents and Teachers. She will discuss the symptoms of depression in adolescents, contributing factors to the development of depression and best practices and suggestions in the prevention and treatment of depression and suicide. Read more here. 
Location: Edina Performing Arts Center
Admission: FREE!
Edina Fire Open House
Saturday, October 6th from 10am-Noon 
Come check out what we do at Edina Fire! Learn more about:
Fire * EMS * Special Operations * SWAT * Inspections * Fire Prevention
Fire Station No. 1: 6250 Tracy Ave. Edina, MN 55436
BSM Dance Clinic 
Sunday, October 7th from 1-3:30pm 
All kids preschool (age 4) through 6th grade are invited to a clinic with the BSM Knightettes! No dance experience necessary! Check out the flyer for more details!
BSM Open House 
Monday, October 15th from 6-8:30pm 
Join us for our evening open house and hear from our BSM Admissions team, school leadership, teachers, and other various departments. Learn how each individual student becomes a leader within the BSM community and are welcomed back long after graduation. You will discover why it is we say, "Once a Red Knight, always a Red Knight."  Visit our website at
to learn more about our evening agenda and to sign up. We hope to see you there!

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