September 7, 2018

11 PSO Mtg 9:30 
12 School Mass 9a
13 2nd Gr Coffee 8:30a
18 Picture Day
19 1st Gr Coffee 8:30a 
19 School Mass 9a
20 Kinder Coffee 8:30a
20 PIE Night K-5 6:45pm
21 Marathon Pepfest 9:30a
25 PIE Night 6-8 6:35pm
26 Grandparent's Day 3/7
26 School Mass 9a
30 Pancake Breakfast 8a-1p  
3 Grandparents Day gr 1/5
3 School Mass 9a
4 Thurs AM Rosary 7:45a 
4 Catholic HS Info Night 6:45p
6 Marathon Celebration 9:30a 
9 PSO Mtg 9:30a 
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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First Lego League Robotics  
Grades 5-8 
Organizational Meeting - Monday, 9/10, 7:15am
There will be an organizational meeting on Monday, Sept. 10th at 7:15am in Mr. Benson's classroom for all students interested in competition robotics. First LEGO League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. During the "Into Orbit" season, our team(s) will choose, and solve a real-world problem in the Project. Students will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot, using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FLL (First LEGO League), signature set of Core Values. Celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism, also known as "Coopertition™. If you have questions please contact Mr. Benson
First PSO Meeting 
Tuesday, 9/11 at 9:30am  
All parents are invited to come to OLG PSO meetings. Our first meeting is this coming Tuesday in the school library . Come hear about the many ways parents serve the OLG children, staff, and community through the PSO!
Middle School Service Club 
Kickoff Meeting Wednesday, 9/12 at 3:15pm 
Please join us for the Middle School Service Club kick off meeting on Wednesday, September 12th from 3:15 to 4:00 in Cassidy Hall. MSSC is an extracurricular service program for middle school students who have a passion for service and want to go above and beyond the required religion service hours. Please complete and bring this registration form with you or turn into school office. Hope to see you there!!  
Join Middle School Choir
Starting September 18th and 19th 
You are invited to join Choir this year and have a blast singing, hanging out in the music room and making music! We meet starting September 18th and 19th:
Girls on Tuesday mornings 7:20-8:20 (in the new music center)  
Boys on Wednesday mornings 7:20-8:20 (in the church)
Read more HERE
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Thursday, Sept 20th at 6:45pm  
Join us for PIE Night! This evening is for parents to come and meet with their child's teacher as well as learn more about our school mission, curriculum and programs. Full schedule to follow next week. 
Pancake Breakfast-Volunteers Needed
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. Moms and Dads, we need your help! Please sign up for a volunteer time slot HERE.
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!
OLG Spirit Wear
Available Until 9/10 
Order Spirit Wear! All purchases for Spirit Wear need to be done via the Online Store (see link below). There will be an opportunity to try on the Uniform Approved Sweatshirt during orientation
next week (see us in the gymnasium). In addition, we will have limited attire, Bernies, as well as coffee/water bottles for purchase. Once the store closes, orders cannot be placed until we open "the store" again in October. So please plan accordingly. We anticipate it will take up to 4 weeks to fulfill all orders placed during registration. All orders will be delivered directly to your child's
Please contact, Danielle Theirl, with any questions.
Make sure to copy and paste this link whenever you are sending it out. Do Not Put the link into your browser and copy it from there, as it causes strange things to happen with the store link address.
Art Adventure Parents Needed 
Grades 7 & 8 
We are in need of Art Adventure volunteers for a most of the 7th & 8th grade classes. If you are interested, please contact Kiki Erickson or Angela Brown
Transportation Reimbursement
Due by Wed, Sept 12th
ALL families that live outside the Edina School District #273, are eligible for a monetary refund BUT you must fill out the Reimbursement Form to get it. Please fill out this form once PER child. The correct response to question 4B is NO and 4C is YES. NOTE : Bloomington Families must ALSO fill out this additional Bloomington Form in order to receive any payment. If you have any questions,
please contact Ellie Harristhal
Proof the Directory 
Your child's homeroom teacher will be emailing you a proof of the OLG school directory. Please proof your family's information. All corrections should be sent to by Tuesday, September 11th. 
Lunch Account - PayPAMS Update 
PayPAMS for OLG School is now up and running. Families who already had an OLG account, should be able to log back in, see your child's balance and add money if you wish. New OLG families will need to create an account. Head to and choose "sign up now". Follow the prompts to set up your account. When asked to enter your child's Student ID, enter the pin number they use at school. If you or they do not yet know their pin number, they can ask the lunch staff to write it down for them on Monday. Lunch money can be deposited online or children can still bring checks to school written to ISD 273.  
Dismissal Time 2018-19
Carpool and Eden Prairie/Bloomington bus dismissal will be at 3:15pm this year. Last year, carpool was dismissed at 3:10pm. Edina bus dismissal will remain the same and depends on when they arrive from Normandale (between 3:20-3:25pm).
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NEW this year! Students (and teachers) can now enjoy a No Uniform Day on their birthday! If they have a summer birthday, they can use their birthday NUD on their half birthday. If their birthday falls on a weekend or break, they can select the closest school day before or after the break that they prefer. If their birthday falls on a Mass day, they CAN use their birthday NUD. Other NUD passes cannot be used on Mass days. This NUD birthday celebration will begin on the second day of school. Here is the No Uniform Day (NUD) Policy as a reference. 
Playground & Resource Room Volunteers Needed!
Join the fun on the playground or in the resource room this fall! Sign up here for Playground or the Resource Room. 
Health Office Reminders  
FORMS: Immunization records for K, new and before starting 7th grade can be turned in now if up to date. (Immunization records for other grades will not be kept) Annual Health Information records can be turned in anytime - these are for all grades. It would be best if you can email forms to Sheri at  
Carpool Reminders
Let's start off the year with smooth drop off and pick up procedures! Please reference this document with excerpts from the handbook regarding carpool expectations.
October Release Days 
Register by Sept 17th
Join the fun during the MEA release days!
  • October 17th Early Release: Snapology
  • October 18th Release Day: Crystal Cave
  • October 19th Release Day: Pinehaven Farm
Complete the Release Day Registration Form HERE
Men's Club Fall Kick-Off
Monday, Sept 17th at 6:30pm
The OLG Men's Club is kicking off the 2018-2019 season on Monday, September 17th.  All men of OLG are invited and encouraged to participate in the Fall Kickoff where you'll be treated to a tailgate dinner and learn what the year ahead holds for the men of OLG in terms of spiritual, service and social endeavors.  A great opportunity to learn where you can plug in and watch some Monday Night Football!  The event starts at 6:30PM on the 17th in Cassidy Hall and is free of charge.   
This Fall - Cub Scouts Open to Boys and Girls!
Tuesday, 9/18 at 6:30pm 
Cub Scouts has long been a popular program at OLG with many involved families and unique adventures. Beginning this Fall, boys AND girls are welcome to participate in Cub Scouts beginning anytime in 1st through 5th grades. Dens in each grade level will be boys-only or girls-only.  The program at each grade level is the same for all and everyone will be part of OLG Pack 102. If you and your 1st through 5th graders would like to learn more about Cub Scouts at OLG, please join us on Tuesday 9/18 at 6:30pm in Cassidy Hall to learn more and join the Pack. 
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. 
Friday, Sept 14th at 5pm 
 STARS Are Out Tonight Community Party on Friday, September 14, from 5:00-7:00 PM. There will be a grill out, music, giveaways, contests, inflatables and games sponsored by AHA sports and activities. It will be on our new turf athletic field with the football game kicking off at 7:00 PM. HERE is a quick video highlighting the evening!  

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