Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


Week of March 13, 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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WELCOME

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

Thursday, March 14

12:30PM

Stations of the Cross w/school children


2:00PM

Pi "Pie" Day (on the playground or gym)

A LIght Up Lourdes activity.


Friday, March 15

DEADLINE to order your Arbor Day Tree


Friday, March 15

OLOL Trivia Night

Green Bay Distillery

Signup your team today! More info here

  • Table of 8 = $240
  • Individuals = $30


March 18-25

Paper Drive


Wednesday, March 20

  • 9:00AM Mass

Mass led by the 5th graders

  • 10:00AM

Donuts for Dad

  • 6:30PM

Living Stations

Our Lady of Lourdes Church


Friday, March 22

Dress Down Day


Thursday, March 28

Holy Thursday

Our Lady of Lourdes Church - 6:30PM


Friday, March 29

Good Friday - No School

Our Lady of Lourdes Church - 12:10PM


Saturday, March 30

Holy Saturday

Our Lady of Lourdes Church - 8:00PM


Sunday, March 31

Easter

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

  • 5:45AM - Sunrise (Outside)
  • 8:15AM
  • 10:15AM
  • No 6:00PM Mass


Monday, April 1

Easter Monday - No School

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

March 14 - Cheryl V, Anna D & Courtney J

March 15 - Rachel J & Liz G.

March 18 - Alycia H, Whitney H & Katie V.

March 19 - Tammy A, Mike V & Katie F.

March 20 - Deb C, Julie Z & Allison H.


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 - Aria Davister & Adelyn Dretzka

1st Grade - Josie Day & Elia Grall

2nd Grade - Eddie Spierings &

Julie Quarnstrom

3rd Grade - Jonathan Eckert & Olivia Hobbs

4th Grade - Vincent Schmeisser



Lourdes Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL families,


I hope that you all had an enjoyable spring break.  Everyone should be rejuvenated and ready to finish out the 2023-2024 on a high note.


A big thank you to Mr. Crabb, Mr. Grall, Mr. Spierings, and Mr. Halstead for giving of their time and assembing teacher podiums over spring break.  The teachers are very excited to get these new modern podiums and carts in their classrooms.  We were able to purchase these with funds generated by your support of Light Up Lourdes.  Thanks again to all of you and the spring break assembly team.


I hope that I will see you this Friday at OLOL Trivia Night.  This is a fun event and one of my favorites.  If you are able to attend, please call the school office.


“Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve.  Be diligent so that you receive your full reward”-  2 John 1:8


Educating mind, body, and spirit


Jeffrey Young

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

is proud to announce the

Second Trimester Honor Rolls


Congratulations students on a job well done!


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 17, 2024

Fifth Sunday of Lent

John 12:20-23

Daily Readings from USCCB - View here


Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast

came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, 

and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”

Philip went and told Andrew; 

then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.

Jesus answered them, 

“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

Amen, amen, I say to you, 

unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, 

it remains just a grain of wheat; 

but if it dies, it produces much fruit.

Whoever loves his life loses it,

and whoever hates his life in this world

will preserve it for eternal life.

Whoever serves me must follow me, 

and where I am, there also will my servant be.

The Father will honor whoever serves me.

“I am troubled now. Yet what should I say?

‘Father, save me from this hour’?

But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour.

Father, glorify your name.”

Then a voice came from heaven, 

“I have glorified it and will glorify it again.”

The crowd there heard it and said it was thunder; 

but others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”

Jesus answered and said, 

“This voice did not come for my sake but for yours.

Now is the time of judgment on this world; 

now the ruler of this world will be driven out.

And when I am lifted up from the earth, 

I will draw everyone to myself.”

He said this indicating the kind of death he would die.


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.

Arbor Day Tree


Submit the following form with $2.00 to purchase an 8" to 10" Colorado blue spruce transplant.


Your child will bring home the tree on

April 25 with planting instructions.


Order Form

The Our Lady of Lourdes Site Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for parents to join our committee!


SAC plays an important role in helping lead our school in fundraising efforts, student enrichment, and community building. The committee meets one night per month for roughly 1.5-2 hours.


Those interested should submit a letter detailing their strengths/qualifications as to how they can best serve our committee as well as why they are interested in joining the Site Advisory Council no later than Friday, April 5, 2024 to either Kelsey Christensen at thechristensencrew@gmail.com and/or Christina Spierings at christina.spierings@gmail.com.

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


First Track Meet of Season

Tuesday, March 26

Edison

4:15PM


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.


Learn Archery from the St. John the Baptist Archery Team!


Are you interested in learning archery? Sign up for a free archery clinic on Saturday, April 20th from 9-11 am at St. John the Baptist School.


Spots in the clinic are limited so, please RSVP here.


GRACE Gold

Summer Camp - July 2024


Camp Courses and Camp Schedule

(Available here)


Camp Registration

(Register here)


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.



NDA News - March



Spend your Summer at NDA! 

NDA Enrichment and Athletics Camps are dedicated to providing every camper with a safe environment where students learn, discover, and have lots of fun! We build lasting memories for your children and we cherish that opportunity each and every year! Our campers will grow, laugh, and learn with each new experience! 


Registration is now open for all 2024 Triton Summer Camps. Register here.


Class of 2028:

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


Save the Date: Spring Middle School Dance 

Our next middle school dance for all 7th and 8th grade students is Friday, April 5th



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. 


NDA Dance Team Tryouts

Join the nationally ranked Notre Dame Dance Team! More information can be found on out website: https://notredamedance.wixsite.com/dance For questions email NotreDameAcademyDance@gmail.com


Future Triton Volleyball

We are hosting a spring clinic for players of all levels that are in 5th-8th grade. 

Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 

Time: Grades 5th & 6th - 6:00-7:30 p.m. Grades 7th & 8th - 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Where: NDA Triton Center

Cost: $50.00 (includes Varsity Coach led skills training and t-shirt)

Registration Deadline is March 8th.

Registration Link 

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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