Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Week of February 21, 2024

Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.


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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.

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

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.

Wednesday, February 28

9:00AM - Mass

Mass led by the Faculty/Staff

Thursday, February 29

Deadline to apply for OLOL Parish -

St. Dominic Savio Scholarship

Thursday, February 29

Parent / Teacher Conferences (K-8)


Friday, March 1

Early Dismissal - 11:00AM

Parent / Teacher Conferences (K-8)


Friday, March 1

Deadline to order the OLOL Yearbook

See details below.

March 4-8

Spring Break - No School

Friday, March 15

OLOL Trivia Night

Green Bay Distillery

Signup your team today! More info here

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


Feb 22 - Kari A. & Courtney J.

Feb 23 - Early Dismissal

Feb 26 - Jenna J, Liz V, & Whitney H.

Feb 27 - Melissa L. & Murphy O.

Feb 28 - Kim T, Megan W, & Katie F.

February Playground Schedule (view)

March Playground Schedule (view)

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

More Information & Signup Form

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 - Declan Schmidt & Miles Huff

1st Grade - Charlotte Schinkten &

Judson Schmidt

2nd Grade - Rae VerHagen &

Isaac Baranowski

3rd Grade - Kaitlyn Burke & Noah Baudhuin

4th Grade - Sam Lozar

Lourdes Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL families,

Thank you to all that attended the Lenten Dinner and 8th grade carnival. What I love most about the event is that it involves not only our school families but parish members as well. OLOL Parish supports us in so many ways and I love it when we have them involved in our activities. A huge thank you for Megan and Mike Lehman and their team. The dinner runs like clockwork and that is due because of the dedication of the Lehmans.

I would also like to thank Mrs. Day and Mrs. Jaecks for their help with the carnival. Our 8th graders will be graduating soon and they appreciate your support in raising funds for their class trip.

Spring conferences are coming up at the end of next week. The Sign-up Genius links are again available in this week’s Lourdes Letter. We would love it if you could come in and meet with your child’s teacher. Learning is never done here at OLOL. How you finish a school year is just as important as how you start it. Meeting with your child’s teacher is a great way to start the final trimester of the 2023-2024 school year.

Thank you to all that have enrolled at OLOL for the 2024-2025 school year. Enrollment for next year is very strong. We have many new students enrolled for next year and one new student in each grade. If my numbers are correct we have 20 more students enrolled than where we were last year at the end of February. If you haven’t enrolled please reach out to me and discuss any questions or concerns you have. The education experience is so much stronger when we all work together to solve problems.

“There are no problems we cannot solve together and very few that we can solve by ourselves” - Lydon Johnson

Educating mind, body, and spirit

Jeffrey Young

End of Trimester 2 -and- Parent/Teacher Conferences

The end of trimester 2 is Friday, 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.

The links to signup for the parent/teacher conferences are listed below.

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

Friday, March 1 11:30AM-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

Teacher Meal during Conferences

We are once again looking forward to parent/teacher conferences, which means our wonderful teachers are working late for the good of our students! 

Let's thank them by providing them with a delicious dinner. Due to conferences being immediately before spring break and vacation for many of us, as well as it being Lent, many parents have suggested catering the meal and providing financial contributions to the meal rather than purchasing ingredients.  

We will be catering in Gallagher's pizza and pasta with meat items on the side so leftovers can be consumed for lunch before conferences on Friday afternoon. Special options will be available to our teachers with dietary restrictions. 

Please consider donating $10 to cover the cost of your child(ren) teachers meal! 

Money can be turned into the office in an envelope marked "Teacher Meal." If you prefer to use Venmo, please contact Bridget Destree at bd0105@yahoo.com or 920.904.4459. 

Please sign up using the link below:

Signup for cash donation to Teacher Conferences Meal

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 25, 2024

Second Sunday of Lent

Mark 9:2-10

Daily Readings from USCCB - View here

Jesus took Peter, James, and John

and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.

And he was transfigured before them,

and his clothes became dazzling white,

such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.

Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,

and they were conversing with Jesus.

Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,

"Rabbi, it is good that we are here!

Let us make three tents:

one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.

Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;

from the cloud came a voice,

"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."

Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone

but Jesus alone with them.

As they were coming down from the mountain,

he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,

except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

So they kept the matter to themselves,

questioning what rising from the dead meant.

Join Us for OLOL

14th Annual Trivia Night

Friday, March 15, 2024

7:00 -10:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Green Bay Distillery

835 Mike McCarthy Way

Green Bay, WI

View brochure for info & sponsorships here.


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)

Coming Soon ...

Open Gym for Track & Field

3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball


Thurs, Feb 22 vs. Holy Cross

at Holy Cross 4:45PM


Thurs, Feb 22 vs. Notre Dame

at Notre Dame 4:45PM

3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball

Thurs, Feb 22 vs Holy Cross

at Holy Cross - 5:50PM


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


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.

Online Payments for Your Child's Lunch Account are Now Available! (Desktop version ONLY) 

Great news! You can now use PowerSchool (desktop version) to deposit money into your child's account! The process is simple and allows you to designate how much should go to each child in your family.

Click here for step-by-step instructions


*This is NOT available in the app. When using a phone browser, click the arrow on the upper left to expand/view the menu and select BALANCE.

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.

Register for NDA and SNC Athletics Camps

Click here for a master list of all upcoming St. Norbert College and Notre Dame Academy athletics camps! GRACE is proud to partner with our CatholicLink schools to provide these opportunities.

St. Norbert College events are listed on SNC Events/tab 1.

Notre Dame Academy events are listed on NDA Events/tab 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

- 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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