Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


Week of January 31, 2024


Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Lunch Menus

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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.

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


Saturday-Sunday, February 1-2

Honor the life and ministry of Saint Blaise.

Blessing of the Throats after all masses


Monday, February 5

100th Day of School

See info below regarding 100th Day of School t-shirt contest.


Wednesday, February 7

Muffins for Mom

9:00AM - Join us for mass

10:00-10:30AM - Reception/Muffins

Students will return to the classrooms with teachers at approximately 10:30AM to be ready for instruction at 10:45AM.

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

Feb 1 - Bridget D, Cheryl V, & Amanda H.

Feb 2 - Allisa T, Dan L, & Liz G.

Feb 5 - Alyca H, Julie Z, & Michelle D.

Feb 6- Megan L. & Murphy O.

Feb 7 - Deb C, Katie K, & Bridget D.


February Playground Schedule (view)


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

More Information & Signup Form

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 - Everett Ashauer &

John Quarnstrom

1st Grade - Vanessa Baranowski &

Vincent Schmeisser

2nd Grade - Cora Lehmann

3rd Grade - Kensington Janssen

4th Grade - Kate Joseph



Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL Families,


Welcome to Catholic Schools Week. We have a full week planned this week and hopefully capture what makes Catholic education at OLOL meaningful and fulfilling.


I wish to thank all families that attended the 10:15 Mass on Sunday. We had great representation and it made me proud of our community. The parish supports us so much and this is our way of giving back.  


Thank you to all that furnished picture and testimonials about our school. I was overwhelmed with the support so many of our families give to our school. As I mentioned on Sunday at Mass, there is no possible way I am ever going to give back to you what our families had provided me over the years. You have transformed my life in ways that you can’t even believe. I hope that in some small way I can do that for our students, families, and staff. It is a joy and privilege to serve this community 


During Catholic Schools Week the enrollment fee for families is $50. If you plan on returning next year, please take a few minutes this week and get registered. I was very excited about the tours I gave prior to Catholic Schools Week. We have already enrolled 2 new families that have children in multiple grades. Last year we added students in each grade. My goal this year is that we are adding multiple students in each grade. It is a very exciting time for OLOL.


Just a reminder that the Lenten Dinner and carnival are early this year. It will be held on Friday, February 16th. The 8th grade families would like your help in making the carnival a success. If you have any prizes or candy we would love to have you donate them to the cause. Please see the attached flier for all of the information.  


“First and foremost every Catholic educational institution is a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals his transforming love and truth” - Pope Francis


Educating mind, body,and spirit,


Jeffrey Young - Principal

Thank You ...


Thank you to the OLOL families who purchased tickets and attended the Green Bay Gamblers Hockey game on January 27.


Our very own Mr. Young participated in the Dash for Cash in a game of musical chairs.


As a result of OLOL ticket sales and Dash for Cash, Our Lady of Lourdes School earned $479!

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 4, 2024

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 1:29-39

Daily Readings from USCCB - View here


On leaving the synagogue

Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.

Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.

They immediately told him about her.

He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.

Then the fever left her and she waited on them.


When it was evening, after sunset,

they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.

The whole town was gathered at the door.

He cured many who were sick with various diseases,

and he drove out many demons,

not permitting them to speak because they knew him.


Rising very early before dawn, he left

and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.

Simon and those who were with him pursued him

and on finding him said, "Everyone is looking for you."

He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villages

that I may preach there also.

For this purpose have I come."

So he went into their synagogues,

preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

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)


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)

GRACE Newsletter


We are excited to share our Winter Edition of the GRACE Newsletter with you! In this issue you'll learn about GRACE's budgeting, teacher compensation, tuition affordability, our Finance Committee, and more!


The link to the newsletter can be found here:



Enroll Early for 2024-25!


Early Enrollment Fee Incentives are offered

when enrolling early!


$50 – Early Enrollment during Catholic Schools Week – through February 4, 2024

$100 – February 5-29, 2024

$125 – beginning March 1, 2024


The nonrefundable enrollment fee is per family.

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.


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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