Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


Week of February 28, 2024


Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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March



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

School Communications

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If you 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.

Please consider being part of the OLOL Parish production of the Living Stations. See more details below regarding this opportunity and practice dates/times.


Thursday, February 29

Deadline to apply for OLOL Parish -

St. Dominic Savio Scholarship


Thursday, February 29

Parent / Teacher Conferences (K-8)

3:30-7:15PM


Friday, March 1

Early Dismissal - 11:00AM

Parent / Teacher Conferences (K-8)

11:30AM-3:30PM


Friday, March 1

Deadline to order the OLOL Yearbook

See details below.

Deadline to place your order for Seroogy chocolate for Easter.


March 4-8

Spring Break - No School


Sunday, March 10

Daylight Savings Time - Spring Ahead


Monday, March 11

Welcome back from Spring Break!


Wednesday, March 13

9:00AM Mass

Mass led by the 6th graders


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

11:00AM-12:20PM

Feb 29 - MaryJo V, Tammy A & Amanda H

March 1 - Early Dismissal

March 11 - Michelle D, Whitney H & Sara Q

March 12 - Melissa L, Murphy & Amanda G

March 13 - Katie K, Megan W & Alyssa T


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 - Lily Behling & Ayla Wangerin

1st Grade - David Lapacz & Hazel Chopin

2nd Grade - Asher Rosek & Andi Christensen

3rd Grade - Emily Seidl & Ian Martinez

4th Grade - Elizabeth Lawler



Lourdes Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL families,


This week we started our 3rd trimester. The staff and I are excited to finish the 2023-2024 school year strong. The first step would be to attend spring conferences Thursday and Friday of this week.


Our winter STAR report along with trimester 2 report cards went home today. You are welcome to bring both of them to conferences and have a discussion with your child’s teacher(s).


I wish to thank all of you that have been sharing the good news about OLOL. I spent the first 9 years of being principal trying to achieve an enrollment of 200 students. We finally met that mark 2 years ago the week before school started. Last year we reached 200 students during the summer months. I am extremely proud to announce that we stand at 198 students enrolled and we will be at 200 students later this week. To be at 200 students, three weeks after enrollment began, is a testament to our families and staff. You are the ones that became fully engaged in spreading the word about OLOL. I am indebted to you and know that you are the main reason we are a growing school.


I hope that you have an enjoyable spring break. May God bless you with a great week and safe travels if you are heading out of town.


“Coming together is a beginning, keep together is progress, working together is success” - Edward Everret Hale


Educating mind, body, and spirit


Jeffrey Young

End of Trimester 2 - Report Cards and STAR Reports

Parents, the following information was provided by GRACE in reference to the STAR winter test results.


Please review the STAR reports and bring your questions to the parent/teacher conferences on Thursday and Friday.


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, March 3, 2024

Third Sunday of Lent

John 2:13-25

Daily Readings from USCCB - View here


Since the Passover of the Jews was near,

Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, 

as well as the money changers seated there.

He made a whip out of cords

and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, 

and spilled the coins of the money changers

and overturned their tables, 

and to those who sold doves he said,

“Take these out of here, 

and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”

His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, 

Zeal for your house will consume me.

At this the Jews answered and said to him,

“What sign can you show us for doing this?”

Jesus answered and said to them, 

“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”

The Jews said, 

“This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, 

and you will raise it up in three days?”

But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, 

his disciples remembered that he had said this, 

and they came to believe the Scripture 

and the word Jesus had spoken.

While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, 

many began to believe in his name 

when they saw the signs he was doing.

But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all, 

and did not need anyone to testify about human nature.

He himself understood it well.


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.

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:


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)

Open Gym for Track & Field

Monday, March 18

3:15-4:30PM


3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball


White:

Thurs, Feb 29 vs. Holy Family 5:50PM


Red:

Thurs, Feb 29 vs. Holy Family 6:55PM


3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball


Thurs, Feb 29 vs Holy Family 4:45PM


GO CAVALIERS!

Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE)

Additional information is available on the GRACE website (link)


GRACE Financial Aid - Deadline May 1st


For consideration of tuition assistance for children enrolled in grades K-8 (K-12 at St. John Paul II Classical School/Chesterton Academy), please complete and submit your GRACE Financial Aid application before May 1, 2024.

  • Complete online enrollment at https://mytads.com/ if you have not already done so
  • Complete the online financial aid application and provide the supporting. documentation to TADS as instructed.
  • The online financial aid application form will require you to enter an Access Code. This Code was provided to you when you completed the online enrollment process.  If you no longer have this Code, contact GRACE support staff at the contact information provided below.
  • Applications that are submitted and completed prior to May 1st will undergo review in May with award determinations made and communicated to families the first week of June.
  • Families who have applied to the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program do not apply for GRACE Financial Aid.


For questions or assistance, please call 920-499-7330, option 2 or email graceoffice@gracesystem.org.


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


PowerSchool


*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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