Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Week of February 7, 2024

Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.


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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


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

St John Paul II

Traveling Monstrance at OLOL


  • Wed, Feb 7 ~ 5:30-6:00PM
  • Wed, Feb 7 ~ 7:00-7:30PM
  • Fri, Feb 9 ~8:00-10:00AM

Thursday, February 8

GRACE Forensics Invitational Meet

Rounds: 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm

Host: OLOL School

Friday, February 9

No School

Teacher In-Service

Wednesday, February 14

9:00AM - Mass

St. Valentine Day

Ash Wednesday

Friday, February 16

OLOL Lenten Fish Dinner (cafeteria)

Kiddie Carnival (gymnasium)

BINGO (social hall)

Friday, February 23

Early Dismissal

End of Trimester 2

Friday, March 1

Deadline to order the OLOL Yearbook

See details below.

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 8 - Anna D & Julie Z.

Feb 9 - No School

Feb 12 - Katie V, Whitney H, &Katie F.

Feb 13 - Melissa L, Tammy A, & Shaun J.

Feb 14 - Megan W, Bridget D & Portia

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 - Elliot Gunderson &

Ben Kaumheimer

1st Grade - Melinda Valentine &

Paxton Betzner

2nd Grade - Hazel Wheeler

3rd Grade - Zoe Huff

4th Grade - Ryan Jensen

Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL Families,

The OLOL staff and myself wish to thank you for all of your support  during Catholic Schools Week.  For me it was one of the most enjoyable Catholic Schools Week that I have experienced.  It was a pretty busy week and  I’m sure your children came home exhausted some of the days last week.  I finally got some time this week-end to review some of the family testimonials.  As I read them I couldn’t help but ask, “how blessed am I”.   The OLOL community is such a remarkable community to the commitment of so many families and students.  God has truly blessed me more than he should be placing me at OLOL.  I don’t know what I did to deserve this but I am so grateful and humbled to do the work for this community.

I have so exciting news on the enrollment front.  First, we will be welcoming two new students this year (one this week and one at the start of trimester three.  Both parents and children are excited to join their grades.   The draw for them is our focus on academics.  They both want a place where they can focus on academics and get ready for high school.  This was music to my ears as part of my focus is that the benefits of OLOL need to extend to high school, college, work force , and life.

Last year I was very excited because at mid-summer we had a new student in every grade for this school.  I am proud to say that we have students enrolled or applied to enroll in every grade level after just one week of enrollment.   I may be off by a little bit but as of Sunday we have 17 new families to OLOL with 25 new students.

Thank you to all of you that enrolled during Catholic Schools Week.  If you haven’t, I ask you to complete enrollment this week.  Many staffing decisions need to be made as we are a growing school.  It would be helpful to me that we have very accurate numbers for certain grades so we can get a jump on our plans for 2024-2025.  

If you have questions about your son or daughter educational experience, I ask that you reach out to me for a discussion.  Open honest discussions are the best way to solve problems to give your son or daughter the best school experience that we can provide.

Finally, the Lenten Dinner.School Carnival is Friday, February 16th.  We are in need of some donations for prizes.  If you would like to donate, please see the below information for what we are looking for.

“Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the challenges of their future by developing their mind, yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit” - David Vitter

Educating mind, body,and spirit,

Jeffrey Young - Principal

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 11, 2024

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 1:40-45

Daily Readings from USCCB - View here

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,

“If you wish, you can make me clean.”

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, 

touched him, and said to him, 

“I do will it. Be made clean.”

The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.

Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once. 

He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,

but go, show yourself to the priest 

and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;

that will be proof for them.”

The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.

He spread the report abroad

so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.

He remained outside in deserted places,

and people kept coming to him from everywhere.

Thank You!

Many thanks to all the parents and grandparents who supported our Book Fair. 

We sold $2,250 in books. I:55 will give us 40% of the total in Book Bucks that we can use to purchase books from them for our Library.

In addition, The Catholic Financial Life Insurance Company is matching our first $500 dollars and sending us a check for that amount. Thank you to Bob and

Carol Augustian for facilitating this grant for us. We appreciate your continued support of our Library.

Mrs. Brys

OLOL Librarian

Coming Soon!

Lent 2024

OLOL Fish Dinner

Volunteers needed.

Signup 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)

3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball


Thurs, Feb 8 vs. St Bernard at OLOL 4:45PM

Tues, Feb 13 vs. NEWCHA at OLOL 4:45PM


Thurs, Feb 8 vs. St. John at OLOL 6:55PM

Tues, Feb 13 vs. St. Bernard at OLOL 6:55PM

3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball

Thurs, Feb 8 vs St Bernard at OLOL - 5:50PM

Tues, Feb 13 vs NEWCHA at OLOL 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.

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

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.

NDA News - February

Class of 2028:

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

Tritonfest is February 10!

Tritonfest, NDA's Largest fundraiser, is February 10 and you can purchase tickets and register today to attend by clicking here and selecting the red "Purchase Now" button.

The annual fundraiser entitled, Give for Good, will be held on February 10 at NDA and is attended by parents, alumni, faculty and community leaders. The festivities will feature dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, and time for reconnecting among the many supporters. This is Notre Dame Academy's largest school fundraiser which helps to bridge the gap between what it costs to run the school and what we pay in tuition. Get your tickets today!

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.

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