Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


Week of August 30, 2023


Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Lunch Menus

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August


September

OLOL Parent

Homecoming Dance

RSVP by Tuesday, September 5.

Weekly Newsletter

The Lourdes Letter is published on Wednesday. If you have items to be included in the newsletter, please drop off or email to olloffice@gracesystem.org by 3PM on Monday.


Thank You

WELCOME

BACK TO SCHOOL

We're here to guide you through your best year yet.

Friday, September 1

PK4 First Day of School


Monday, September 4

No School - Labor Day


Tuesday, September 5

PK3 First Day of School


Wednesday, September 6

First School Mass of 2023-2024 School year

All OLOL alumni encouraged to attend!


Friday, September 8

OLOL Parent Homecoming Dance

RSVP: click here by September 5


Wednesday, September 20

Grandparents Day

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank You for sharing your time and talents with our school.

Lunch & Playground Volunteers

11:00AM-12:20PM

August 31 - Rachael J, Katie F.

September 1 - Ian, Katie F. & Brenda J

Sepember 4 - No school

September 5 -Tammy A, Julie Z. & Bridget

September 6 - Brenda J Debbie C & Katie F


If you are interested in lunch/playground TSF volunteer opportunity, please review the link below.

More Information & Signup Form


August Playground Schedule (link)


September Playground Schedule (link)

Parent Homecoming

Decorate the gym the day of the event, borrow a cooler for drinks, or bring an appetizer to share,


Packer Parking

At Green Bay DIstillery - Go Pack Go

Benefits Our Lady of Lourdes School


Light Up Lourdes

Many opportunities to join us in making this a spectacular evening. Find the opportunity that best fits your schedule.


Click on the event heading for the

signup genius link.


News from Principal Young

Dear OLOL families,


Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! We are so blessed that your family chose OLOL and your dedication to the mission of OLOL Catholic School and Catholic education in general.  


Being involved professionally in education for 17 years and an additional six as a parent before choosing education as a career, the first week of school is information overload for parents. Many of you have multiple classroom procedures to learn about. In addition about 30% of our students and families are new to the school. That creates another layer of information to take in.


In respect of your time, I will be spreading out information from the office over the next three weeks or so. This is important information and I don’t want it to get lost with everything else that you are learning.


Mentor Parents

We have a mentor parent program and it fits in perfectly with my educational philosophy that we are all partners on the educational journey of our students. The better the parent involvement a school has, the better student experience and learning outcomes will be. You should have all been contacted by your parent mentor. They are there for any questions that you may have about OLOL. They want the transition to OLOL to be seamless. Please reach out to them for any questions that may have during the first month of school. If your questions are about curriculum or what is happening in the classrooms, those questions need to be directed to the teacher or myself, and not the parent mentor.


Dress Down Days

We are changing the procedure on dress down days this school year. Please see below the dress down days and our new plan.


Forms

We would appreciate that you try and fill out and complete all school forms and return to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you!


OLOL Parent Homecoming

Jim Christensen, a proud parent of a 2nd grader and kindergartener, spoke at New Family Orientation. One of the many blessings of sending his children to OLOL is that he has met some of the most wonderful people. If you are new to the school you can start to get to know some of our families by attending the inaugural OLOL Parent Homecoming on Friday September 8th. Please see details below and RSVP for this fun event. Thank you to Jim Christensen for putting this event together.


Principal Welcome

The preparation of the 2023-2024 school began the day after the 2022-2023 school year concluded. The staff met before they went on summer vacation and what went right into changes we would like to implement in 2023-2024. The next three months consisted of different teacher teams working on different initiatives, attending conferences and workshops, and physical changes with the building. The work that was done now starts being rolled out. Some aspects of the summer work will take all year to put into effect, some bigger initiatives are being designated as a multiple year implementation. You can rest assured all of the work was done with one goal in mind: an improved student learning experience and increased student outcomes in academics and faith.


I never take one of our OLOL students for granted. Each of our students are viewed as gifts from God and have unique gifts that we are to cherish and develop. We are also called to develop those gifts that might not be possessed. Our students are not numbers here and we are a factory churning out the students. We prepare the students to be ready to lead, be followers of Christ, and to achieve academically and spiritually in all areas of life.


Thank you again for choosing OLOL. We are blessed to have you here!


“Education is the kindling of a flame, not a filling of a vessel” - Socrates


Educating in mind, body, and spirit,


Jeffrey Young


Dress Down Days

Your $$ benefits others

Cavalier Athletics

Additional information is available on our athletics website (link)

7/8 Coed Soccer

Coach Mike McNerney


5/6 Coed Soccer

Coach Brad Willems


7/8 Volleyball

Coaches Ryan & Leah Jaecks


4/5/6 Volleyball (Maroon)

Allisa Turriff, Jackie Jensen, Melissa Barry, Luke VerBoort


4/5/6 Volleyball (White)

Allisa Turriff, Jackie Jensen, Melissa Barry, Luke VerBoort

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Who's ready for a fun night to kick off the 2023 school year! Break out your best Homecoming attire, be ready to dance the night away, and keep an eye out for any spiked punch bowls - the inaugural OLOL Parent Homecoming Dance is sure to be a great event!

From cheesy pictures, old school music, drinks, snacks and even a Homecoming court - this will be the perfect way for both new and existing parents to hang out and have a night of fun and fellowship. 

We'll be charging $15/person for entry, and the online registration is located below. This will allow us to cover the costs of music, decorations and drinks. (Beer, seltzers, soda and water will be provided.) 

HOCO23.givesmart.com


RSVP by September 5 to ensure there are enough drinks and snacks!


Library News


The last day to turn in your slip for the Summer Reading Challenge is Tuesday, Sept 5. Please take them to the Office. 


Library Classes for students Pre-K (full-day) through Fourth grade will be on Mondays again this year.


If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please contact Mrs. Brys at sbrys@gracesystem.org.


I'm looking for help with checking out books, shelving books and helping the little ones with simple projects. TSF hours are available for volunteering.

Summer Keyboarding Challenge


Students, if you completed the summer keyboarding challenge, please bring your form to Mrs. Fink by Tuesday, September 5 to earn your ice cream gift card.


Thank You

Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE)

Additional information is available on the GRACE website (link)

Loving and Living Life at Lourdes

Checkout what is happening!

There is something for everyone!


Please join us for weekend mass.

Saturday: 4:30PM

Sunday: 8:15AM, 10:15AM & 6:00PM

If you are unable to join us for school or wr weekend masses, please visit our parish YouTube channel. The Sunday (8:15AM) and Wednesday School Masses (9:00AM) are livestreamed. Watch here.


Visit our parish website and checkout our parish bulletin for additional information.

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