Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


Week of February 14, 2024


Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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February



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 3:00 PM on Monday.

Thank You

*NEW* BrightArrow

We are utilizing a new program to send school communications and texts.


Not receiving texts?

To receive text messages through BrightArrow, you need to opt in. You can opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word Yes or Sí to the short code 79041. Once you opt in, BrightArrow will send you a confirmation that your phone number is opted in.


If you have questions regarding these changes or are not receiving school communications, please contact the school office. Thank You

WELCOME

We're here to guide you through all that is happening at Lourdes.

Friday, February 16

Dress Down Day


Friday, February 16

OLOL Lenten Fish Dinner (cafe) - 4-7PM

Kiddie Carnival (gymnasium) - 4-7 pm

BINGO (social hall) - 6-8PM


Friday, February 16

Deadline to apply for OLOL Parish - Blaise Peters Scholarship


Wednesday, February 21

9:00AM - Mass

Mass led by the 7th graders


Friday, February 23

Early Dismissal - 11:00AM

End of Trimester 2


Consider being part of the OLOL Parish production of the Living Stations. See more details below regarding opportunities and practice dates/times.


Thursday, February 29

Deadline to apply for OLOL Parish - St. Dominic Savio Scholarship


Parent / Teacher Conferences (K-8)

Thursday, February 29 - 3:30-7:15PM

Friday, March 1 - 11:30AM-3:30PM


Friday, March 1

Deadline to order the OLOL Yearbook

See details below.


March 4-8

Spring Break - No School


Mark Your Calendar - Friday, March 15

OLOL Trivia Night

Green Bay Distillery


March 18-25

Paper Drive

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Enter your TSF Volunteer Hours here.

(An email confirmation is sent for each TSF submission for your tracking purposes).

Lunch & Playground Volunteers

11:00AM-12:20PM

Feb 15 - Anna D & Murphy O

Feb 16 - Katie R, Megan L, & Curline A.

Feb 19 - Katie N, Julie Z, & Katie F.

Feb 20 - Mike V, Bridget D, & Amanda G.

Feb 21 - Deb C, Bridget D, Jon & Heather



February Playground Schedule (view)


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

More Information & Signup Form

Lent 2024 - OLOL Fish Dinner

February 16

Volunteers needed - signup here.


Please submit your volunteer hours here.



Cavalier Card Winners


Students who make good choices at school are awarded Cavalier Cards. Each week we have a drawing where some lucky students win a prize. 


Kindergarten - James Christensen &

Henry Crabb

1st Grade - Bella Damp & Silas Hobbs

2nd Grade - Walden Sharkey

3rd Grade - Cora Herm & Mason Dretzka

4th Grade - Blake Nielsen



Parent / Teacher Conferences

The end of trimester 2 is fast approaching (February 23).


The trimester 2 report cards and the STAR winter test results will be sent home with your child on Wednesday February 28.


We encourage you to signup for a parent/teacher conference to checkin with your child's teacher(s) to learn more about what is happening in the classroom, answer any questions about the report card, STAR winter test results and the latest updates about your child's progress.


Signup for the parent/teacher conferences.


Thursday, February 29 3:30-7:15PM (teachers have a dinner break from 5-5:30PM)

Friday, March 1 11:30-3:30PM


Kindergarten - Grade 3

Thursday, February 29 - signup here

Friday, March 1 - signup here


4th thru 8th Grades

Thursday, February 29 - signup here

Friday, March 1 - signup here


K-8 Encore Teachers

Thursday, February 29 - signup here

Friday, March 1 - signup here


Please contact your child's teacher or the school office if you have any questions regarding parent/teacher conferences.


Thank You

Lectio Divina

We pray with all Catholics throughout the Green Bay Diocese

There are different ways to engage in Lectio Divina. If you are a beginner here is a process that will help you get started. 


Step 1: Prepare yourself to read scripture. You will need to find a time and location where you will not be interrupted or disturbed. Ready yourself to read God’s word and see how He wants you to respond.


Step 2: Read the scripture and look for words or phrases that jump out at you.


Step 3: Reflect on those words or phrases and what they mean to you.


Step 4: Reread the scripture and spend a few moments in quiet reflection on what God is calling you to do through these words or phrases.  


Step 5: Reread the scripture a third time and it is time to respond. What actions will you take after your conversation with God?

Sunday, February 18, 2024

First Sunday of Lent

Mark 1:12-15

Daily Readings from USCCB - View here


The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,

and he remained in the desert for forty days,

tempted by Satan.

He was among wild beasts,

and the angels ministered to him.


After John had been arrested,

Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:

"This is the time of fulfillment.

The kingdom of God is at hand.

Repent, and believe in the gospel."

Friday night

Lent 2024

OLOL Fish Dinner



Volunteers needed.


Signup here.

SCRIP NEWS


Great News: Our suppliers have made it possible for us to continue to offer McDonald's and Culver's $10 cards. We will carry them in inventory for a bit to see how they sell. They will also appear on RaiseRight as items to order.


Please mark your calendars and order accordingly:


February 26, 2024 Orders will not be processed. Orders received after 8:30 a.m. on 

Feb 19 will first be processed on March 4 and be scheduled for pickup on March 7.


April 1, 2024  Orders will not be processed.  Orders received after 8:30 a.m. on March 25 will first be processed on April 8 and be scheduled for pickup on April 11.  


Don't forget to check out the RaiseRight app for your Easter celebrations, spring break travels or winter stay-cations. Bonuses posted weekly can give your tuition credit earnings a generous boost.  


Thank you for your continued support of OLOL SCRIP.  


Cavalier Athletics

Additional information is available on our athletics website (link)


3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball


White:

Thurs, Feb 15 vs. Providence at OLOL 4:45PM


Mon, Feb 19 vs. OLOL Red at OLOL 4:45PM


Red:

Thurs, Feb 15 vs. Holy Cross at OLOL 6:55PM


Mon, Feb 19 vs. OLOL White at OLOL 4:45PM


3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball


Thurs, Feb 15 vs Providence at OLOL - 5:50PM


Mon, Feb 19 vs St. John the Baptist at

OLOL 5:50PM


GO CAVALIERS!

Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE)

Additional information is available on the GRACE website (link)


Enroll Early for 2024-25!


Early Enrollment Fee Incentives are offered

when enrolling early!


$100 – February 5-29, 2024

$125 – beginning March 1, 2024


The nonrefundable enrollment fee is per family.

GRACE Academic Calendar

2024-2025


We are excited to share our 2024-25 GRACE Academic Calendar with you. It is always available on our GRACE Calendar page LINK.


We are pleased to share that the 2026 Spring Break is also included on this calendar. 


Note: GRACE schools will be open for learning on April 24 and 25, 2025 (the Thursday and Friday of the NFL draft in Green Bay). While we are aware that some area schools plan to close those days, we have decided to remain open. This decision underlines our commitment to prioritizing students and fostering an exceptional learning environment.

Wisconsin Tax Deduction for

Tuition Expense


Tax legislation signed into law gives Wisconsin taxpayers the opportunity to deduct private school tuition expenses from their taxable income. A subtraction from income is allowed for tuition expenses that are paid for any of the GRACE schools. Parents/guardians are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4,000 per child in grades K-8 and $10,000 per child in grades 9-12. Students transitioning from eighth to ninth grade are eligible for both deductions. Per state guidance, any amount spent on tuition and book fees are eligible for the deduction. Book fees include digital books, such as laptops or tablet fees issued by the school.


Tuition information for tax preparation is available to GRACE families online via GRACE’s enrollment management system, TADS

  • The TADS Household Paid Tuition Tax Report will provide a breakdown of payments made for the specified household’s tuition account during the tax year. 
  • When gathering information for tax preparation, GRACE families are to access their TADS account | select Billing | Billing Account Number | Reports | Household Paid Tuition Tax Report | enter the tax year (i.e. 2023) and submit. 
  • A quick link to this Report also appears at the TADS Billing Account – Tuition & Fees screen to access the Household Paid Tuition Tax Report.
  • If you have questions or require assistance, please call TADS Family Support at (800) 477-8237 or GRACE at (920) 499-7330, option 2.


Calling all GRACE dads!


Join Esto Vir at the upcoming men's conference to grow in your faith and meet other Catholic men from the Diocese. LINK


NDA News - February



Class of 2028:

We are still accepting applications for the Class of 2028. The application is linked here.


Save the Date: Spanish Placement Exam:

SAVE THE DATE! The Spanish placement exam can be taken by any incoming freshman that has already registered at Notre Dame Academy for the 2024-2025 school year to help determine whether the student should be placed in a Spanish I or Spanish II course. If you know that you would like your son/daughter to start in Spanish I, he/she should NOT take the placement exam. Incoming freshmen interested in enrolling in Spanish II must take the placement exam. The test will be offered on-site at NDA on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM. If there is a conflict with this date, please note that the make-up test date will be Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 3:30-4:30pm. Students MUST make one of these dates in order to enroll in Spanish 2.  

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Stover at 920-429-6175 or astover@notredameacademy.com. 


Notre Dame Dance Team: 

Information for the 2024/2025 Future Triton Dance season will be released soon! 


New to our program and don't want to miss out on all of the details? Fill out the form to receive all of the information as it becomes available!


Girls Volleyball Clinic: 

Girls VB will be holding its annual Spring Clinic for girls in grades 5th - 8th grade. Tentative times: 

6:00-7:30: 5th & 6th Grade

7:30-9:00- 7th & 8th Grade

Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  


NDA Girls Lacrosse Assistant Lacrosse Coach Position 

The NDA Girls Lacrosse team is looking for an assistant coach for this upcoming spring season. The position is linked here. If you are interested please reach out to Head Coach, Hailey Anderson at handerson@notredameacademy.com 


Save the Date: Spring Middle School Dance 

Our next middle school dance for all 7th and 8th grade students is Friday, April 5th

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 weekend masses, please visit our parish YouTube channel. The Sunday (8:15AM) and Wednesday School Masses (9:00AM) are livestreamed.


Visit our parish website and our parish bulletin

 for additional information.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish sponsored Scholarships


- Blaise Peters Scholarship


The Rev. Blaise Peters Scholarship Fund provides financial aid for parish families with students attending Our Lady of Lourdes School.


The Blaise Peters Scholarship is open to parish families with children enrolled in preschool through 8th grade at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School for the 2024-25 school year. Applications are due by Friday, February 16.


- St. Dominic Savio Scholarship


This scholarship was established in 2012 to provide financial assistance to families with children attending Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. Families submit a one-page essay based on scholarship questions. The scholarship is faith-based, independent of financial need.

Applications are due by February 29.


For an application or more information, please contact the school or parish office or visit our school website for more info here

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