Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


Week of January 24, 2024


Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.

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January



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.

Thursday, January 25

Parent/Teacher Conferences - 3 year olds

Signup here.

No 3-year old Preschool today


Friday, January 26

Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4 year olds

Mrs. Basten students: Signup here

Miss Pribyl students: Signup here

No 4-year old Preschool today


Saturday, January 27 - 7:05PM

OLOL Night at Green Bay Gamblers


January 28 - February 3

Catholic Schools Week

*Please review the entire newsletter as there is alot planned!


Wednesday, January 31

School Mass 11:00AM ** TIME CHANGE

St. Norbert Abbey

Parents, families, friends, guests are welcome to join us!


Thursday, February 1

OLOL Community Blood Drive


Wednesday, February 7

Muffins for Mom

9:00AM - Join us for mass

10:00-10:45AM - Reception/Muffins

Plan to attend? Please RSVP


Thursday, February 8

GRACE Forensics Meet

Hosted by OLOL School


Wednesday, February 14

St. Valentine Day

Ash Wednesday


Friday, February 16

OLOL Lenten Fish Dinner

Kiddie Carnival


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

11:00AM-12:20PM

Jan 25 - Sheryl B

Jan 26 - Allisa T, Steve B, & Amanda G

Jan 29 - Katie F & Ashley T

Jan 30 - No volunteers needed

Jan 31 - No volunteers needed


January Playground Schedule v3 (view)

February Playground Schedule (view)


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

More Information & Signup Form

I:55 Book Fair

Volunteers Needed

During school on January 26

After masses on January 27 & 28

Contact Mrs. Brys


Family Dance

Volunteers Needed

February 2

Signup here.


Muffins for Mom

Volunteers Needed

February 7

See RSVP for details


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 - Hannah Reuben &

Bentley VanDenHeuvel

1st Grade - Gabriel Harper & Bryce Hammer

2nd Grade - Asher Kelly

3rd Grade - Grant Shefchik

4th Grade - Elizabeth Lawler



Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL Families,


I hope everyone has had a chance to defrost from the cold weather last week. There is almost nothing worse that having a week of indoor recess. That should all be behind us now and we can start thinking about warmer weather.


Catholic Schools Week is next week. It is an extremely busy week as we try to incorporate all the different types of learning that we do here at OLOL. I’m asking that all OLOL students and families attend the 10:15AM Mass on Sunday 28th. This is the best way to say thank you to the OLOL Parish for supporting our school. We still have room in the church choir for any student.


Our service day will be Monday and all of our students are going to be spending time at Rennes serving our community. We always like to focus on our students, so Tuesday we are having our “fun” field trip to Urban Air. We went 3 years ago and the students really enjoyed it so we are going back. Our regular Wednesday School Mass will be at St. Norbert Abbey at 11:00AM. We moved the time so students can eat lunch at The Abbey and take a tour with Fr. Jim. We wrap up CSW with the student talent show and Family Dance on Friday.  


Catholic Schools Week also means it is time to enroll for the 2024-2025 school year. The enrollment link will be sent to you on Friday, January 26th. Enrolling during Catholic Schools Week means a $50 enrollment fee for your family. That fee increases after February 3rd. We would appreciate that if you are returning to OLOL that you enroll during the week of January 26th


I also ask that if you have any questions about the education your son or daughter are receiving that you reach out to me. I haven’t changed my primary philosophies of education in the 11 years that I have been principal. That is, the school and parents need to be partners on the educational journey. I love to solve problems and have discussions about education. No problem is too small or too big. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.


Please mark your calendar for the OLOL Fish Dinner on Friday, February 16th. The 8th grade carnival will be held in the gym. The Youth Ministry group is also hosting Bingo night in the social hall. You have many different options to entertain you that evening at Lourdes.


“Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessons, even corrupts him. The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful.” - Pope Francis


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, January 28, 2024

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 1:21-28

Daily Readings from USCCB - View here


Then they came to Capernaum,

and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.

The people were astonished at his teaching,

for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.

In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;

he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?

Have you come to destroy us?

I know who you are—the Holy One of God!"

Jesus rebuked him and said,

"Quiet! Come out of him!"

The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.

All were amazed and asked one another,

"What is this?

A new teaching with authority.

He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him."

His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.

Catholic School Week

Family Activity


The OLOL Staff has been busy finalizing plans for Catholic Schools Week and now we need your help!


We are asking each family to write a paragraph on why they send their children to OLOL and what they love about our

school. Please include a family picture along with your paragraph.


These can be dropped off in the school office or emailed to olloffice@gracesystem.org.


We are going to create displays in church that parishioners can read after masses during the week-end of January 27th and 28th. 


We are grateful for our families and partnership with us for their children's educational journey at Lourdes. We would like to share this with OLOL Parish.


Please let us know if you have any questions.



Thank you for your help in spreading the Good News of the Gospel and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.


** If you provide a family photo, we will return it to you after the weekend masses.

Kickoff Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady of Lourdes

Sunday, January 28 - 10:15AM


Students are needed to support the 10:15AM mass for the following:


  • Cross bearer
  • Lector - First and Second Readings
  • Read - Responsorial Psalm and Petitions
  • Gift Bearers
  • Servers
  • School Church Choir


Parents, signup your children to participate here

Catholic Schools Week

Book Fair


This year we are hosting a 1:55 Book Fair instead of Scholastic.


The Book Fair will be set up in the Social hall.

  • Book Fair preview with children

Friday afternoon, Jan 26.

  • Book Fair opens

Friday after school until 4:00PM

Book Fair will be open after Masses on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.


Volunteers are needed:

  • Friday morning (9:00-11:00AM)
  • Friday afternoon (3-4:00PM)
  • Sunday morning (11:30AM-1:30PM)


During the book fair check out book related art that the Pre K through 4th grade students made in library class.


Catholic Financial Life Insurance Company has offered to match our profits up to $500 again this year! Many thanks to Bob and Carol Augustian for their many years of support for the OLOL Library. All profits benefit our school library.


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Brys at sbrys@gracesystem.org.


VOLUNTEER for the family dance HERE

Muffins for Mom.  Plan to attend? RSVP here.

Save the date!


Lent 2024

OLOL Fish Dinner



Volunteers needed.


Signup here.

Cavalier Athletics

Additional information is available on our athletics website (link)

Back by popular demand, OLOL Athletics is excited to announce we will be holding a

Little Dribblers Winter Session


Please see the flyer below for additional details.


For those interested, please click LITTLE DRIBBLERS to register.


3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball


Begins the week of February 6


3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball


Begins the week of February 6



GO CAVALIERS!

Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE)

Additional information is available on the GRACE website (link)

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

 - 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.


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 - January



Class of 2028:

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


Notre Dame Academy announces its 2024 Musical: "Annie"

Musical Performances will be:

Thursday, January 25th at 7:00

Friday, January 26th at 7:00

Saturday, January 27th at 2:00

Saturday, January 27th at 7:00

Sunday, January 28th at 2:00


Tickets can be purchased online at https://ndamusical.ludus.com/index.php

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students/children.


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.

OLOL Community Blood Drive


Mark your calendar! 


The next OLOL Community Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fr. Kratz Social Hall.


Give Blood! Save Lives!


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