Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


Week of September 13, 2023


Educating in Mind, Body and Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Lunch Menus

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September

OLOL School

Grandparents Day

RSVP by Wednesday, September 13.

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

WELCOME

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

September 11-21

STAR Assessment Testing (K-8)


September 18-25

OLOL Paper Drive in north parking lot


Wednesday, September 20

Grandparents Day

RSVP here by Wednesday, September 13

School Mass 9:00AM

Mass planning by the 7th graders


Friday, September 22

No School

Teacher In-Service


Tuesday, September 26

PK3 Ambrosius Picture Day

PK4-8th Ambrosius Picture Retake Day


Thursday, September 28

Dress Down Day

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank You for sharing your time and talents with our school.

Lunch & Playground Volunteers

11:00AM-12:20PM

Sept 14 -Bridget D. Brittany C, Cheryl V.

Sept 15 - Jen A,Kelechi, Katie F, & Curline

Sept 18 - Tammy A,Kelichi, Katie V, & Julie Z

Sept 19 - Jenna J, Mike V, & Sara Q

Sept 20 - Debbie C, Bridget D & Christina S


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

More Information & Signup Form


September Playground Schedule (link)

Packer Parking

At Green Bay DIstillery - Go Pack Go

Benefits Our Lady of Lourdes School


Light Up Lourdes

Many opportunities to join us in making this a spectacular evening. Find the activity that best fits your schedule.


Light Up Lourdes - Ring the Bell

See more information below regarding this fun opportunity.


Click on the event heading for the

signup genius link.


Scrip Program TSF Hour Opportunities


The scrip program is offering 2 opportunities to earn TSF hours.  


First, runners are needed to collect scrip from St. John the Baptist parish in Howard and to drop them off at the OLOL parish office. This needs to be done between 8am and noon most Wednesday mornings. This can be a shared responsibility between multiple individuals who pick up every other week, once a month, or another schedule based on needs. One TSF hour is awarded for each pick up. To volunteer, please contact Bridget Destree at bd0105@yahoo.com or Tammy Ashauer at  tammyashauer@gmail.com.


Additionally, we are looking to return the practice of selling scrip to those attending Masses. To ease into this practice and ensure we have sufficient volunteers to sell, we will begin by selling only between the 8:15 and 10:15am Masses on the first and third Sunday of each month (to align with Children of God and Young Families Ministry). Volunteers will sell from the end of the 8:15am Mass (around 9 or 9:15am) until the start of the 10:15am Mass to allow those attending either Mass the opportunity to buy. One TSF hour will be earned for this period. Additional dates/times for selling around Masses are possible as we train and have sufficient volunteers. It is our goal to begin selling on October 1 or October 15 in order to capitalize on the holiday buying season. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Bridget Destree at bd0105@yahoo.com.


News from Principal Young

Dear OLOL families,


I am very excited to have the first full 5 day week of the 2023-2024 school year. I hope that your family and your children have enjoyed the first couple weeks of school. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your parent mentor, classroom teacher or myself. The education process requires that all of us work together for the betterment of your children.


I hope that you have Grandparents Day marked on your calendar for Wednesday, September 20th. Here is the timeline for the day:


8:25 - Weather permitting, grandparents will meet on the playground. If you are dropping off your grandchild you are welcome to stay on the playground. Mr. Young will address grandparents on the timeline.

8:35-8:40 - We will begin having grandparents enter the building and proceed to their grandchild’s classrooms. We will be staggering so our hallways won't get clogged. Middle school students will come to the elementary classroom if your family has students at both levels.

8:40-8:50 - You can visit with your grandchild and start heading over to church for Mass.

8:50 - All grandparents and grandchildren go to Mass.

9:00 - 10:00 - Mass at OLOL Catholic Church

10:00 - 10:45 - A social will be held in the cafeteria and the social hall.

10:45 - Grandparents say goodbye to their grandchildren.  


If any grandparent has difficulty with steps and getting from school to church, please contact your grandchild’s teacher. We can make accommodations to meet everyone's needs.


Thank you for all that attended the inaugural OLOL Homecoming last Friday. The goal of this event was to get our OLOL parents together and meet each other in a relaxed atmosphere. The OLOL parents are on a common journey and it is good to connect and share experiences. We weren’t trying to raise funds or talk about school. It was designed just for you to share each other’s company. I believe we reached our goal. Thanks to Jim and Kelsey Christensen for spearheading this event. I would also like to thank the Thursday night set-up and Saturday morning clean-up crews.  


If it fits into your schedule, we would love to see you at the GRACE Back-to-School Mass on Sunday, September 17th at Prince of Peace Church at 6:00. An Ice-cream social will follow.


“It is hard to fail, it is worse to have never tried to succeed” - Theodore Roosevelt.


Educating in mind, body, and spirit,


Jeffrey Young

Grandparents Day

Please RSVP

Grandparents Day - Join Us and RSVP (click here)

Cavalier Athletics

Additional information is available on our athletics website (link)

7/8 Coed Soccer

  • Sept 13 @ 5:15PM at Pilgrim Lutheran
  • Sept 20 @ 5:15PM vs St. John


5/6 Coed Soccer

  • Sept 14 @ 5:15PM vs Holy Cross
  • Sept 19 @ 5:15PM vs St. Bernard


7/8 Volleyball

  • Sept 14 @ 5PM at Notre Dame
  • Sept 18 @ 6PM vs St Bernard
  • Sept 19 @ 6PM vs Holy Family Yellow


4/5/6 Volleyball (Maroon)

  • Sept 18 @ 5PM vs St Bernard
  • Sept 19 @ 5PM at Father Allouez


4/5/6 Volleyball (White)

  • Sept 18 @ 5PM at Notre Dame
  • Sept 21 @ 5PM vs OLOL Maroon


Age: Kindergarten – 3rd grade boys and girls


Dates:

  • Saturday, Sept 16
  • Saturday, Sept 23
  • Saturday, Sept 30
  • Saturday, Oct 7


Time: 9:00-10:15am


Cost: $35 (includes a Cavalier t-shirt!)


What to expect:

● OLOL Little Spikers is focused on fundamentals, ball control and skill

development.

● Work on volleyball stance, footwork, positioning, passing and setting.

● Teach effective communication, teamwork, fast thinking and concentration.

Register Here

For those wondering, OLOL Little Dribblers will be held this year. Please watch your email for dates and times.

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. 

1st Grade - Grant Baudhuin

1st Grade - Vincent Schmeisser

1st Grade - Josie Albers

2nd Grade - Mas Roberts

4th Grade - Blake Nielsen

Library Update

  The results for the Summer Reading Challenge have been tallied. The class with the highest participation was First Grade with 62%. The third grade came in second with 61% and second grade came in third with 59%. All three classes will get an extra recess for their participation. All participants received dress down day certificates.

  The Pre-K (full day) students through fourth grade started library this week. Pre-K and Kindergartners can checkout one book at a time. First through eighth grade can check out two books.  The books need to be returned before more books can be checked out. The books are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed. 

  As you do fall cleaning, please keep the OLOL Library in mind if you have gently used children's books to donate. What we can't use in the library will be passed on to classroom teachers or donated to DePere Christian Outreach. Thank you!


Consider Being a Host Family

Middle School students will meet with a representative this week.

The excitement is building for the Light Up Lourdes event.


Saturday, November 11, 2023

Stadium View


Parents, watch your child's backpack on Friday for the Light Up Lourdes envelope. Raffle tickets will be sent home with youngest K-8 child in the family.



Light Up Lourdes - Ring the Bell - RSVP (click here)

Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE)

Additional information is available on the GRACE website (link)

STAR Assessments are short tests that provide teachers with personalized learning data for each student. Students may take a STAR test for early literacy, math, or reading. Teachers analyze the data they receive from STAR Assessments to learn what students already know and what they are ready to learn next, to monitor student growth, and to determine which students may need additional help. These tests are research-based and scientifically proven to help teachers guide each student on their unique path to proficiency.


More information can be found here: Guide to STAR Assessments


NDA News - September 


Preview Night: Thursday, November 2nd

Save the date! Preview Night is Thursday, November 2nd. More information forthcoming this month.


NDA Middle School Dances

NDA will be offering two middle school dances this year: Friday, October 13th and Friday, April 5th. 


NDA Football

Catholic Schools Night at NDA! For more information click here. 


NDA Girls Future Triton Basketball:

Girls in grades 2nd-8th are invited to sign up for Girls Future Triton Basketball. Visit www.ndagirlshoops.com or click here to register!  Questions? sarabrohde@gmail.com


NDA Future Triton Dance Program:

For more information regarding the Future Triton Dance Program click here

There are teams for 4K-8th grade dancers. Questions? NotreDameAcademyDance@gmail.com


Softball: 


NDA Future Triton Softball seeking players of all ages for our 2024 season.

Follow us on Facebook.

Information Meeting - Tuesday, October 24 at 6PM in NDA cafeteria


Contact Tami Hermes at (262) 331-7228 or tamihermes@gmail.com for more information.



NDA Boys Future Triton Basketball

A program overview / kick-off meeting will be held September 17th at 4:30pm in the commons at Notre Dame Academy. For more information regarding the program please click here. 



NDA Girls Volleyball Important Dates

NDA Volleyball encourages you to come out and support your NDA Varsity VB Team


Important Dates:  

September 26th vs Ashwaubenon - Pink Out

October 3rd vs Sheboygan South - Youth Night

October 10th vs De Pere - Senior Night

More information to come


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 checkout our parish bulletin

 for additional information.

Community Events


De Pere Fire & Rescue Open House


Visit the De Pere Fire & Rescue Open House on September 30 from 10AM - 1PM.


At Station No. 1 (East Side of Fox River), they will have demos, station tours, freebies and more!


Thank you to all first responders, firefighters and paramedics for their dedication and support of our community.

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