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Lunch & Playground Volunteers


December 16- Liz and Erin

December 17 - Melissa and Rachel

December 20 - Dan and Kari

December 21 - Ian and Rachel

December 22 - Jenna and Becca

View the schedule here.

Volunteer Opportunities

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See what is happening this month.

Week of:

December 15, 2021

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, December 15
  • First Reconciliation - 2nd graders
  • 5:30PM

  • Friday, December 17
  • Last Day to donate for our Advent project: Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Kindergarten Christmas Concert
  • NEW - Wear your Pajamas to school, if you bring in a new pair of pajamas for a family in need

  • Monday, December 20
  • Dress like a Christmas Tree or elf
  • Paper Drive starts

  • Tuesday, December 21
  • Wear a Christmas sweater (ugly or beautiful)

  • Thursday, December 23
  • Christmas Carol sing-a-long
  • 11:00 Early Dismissal
  • $1.00 Dress Down Day

Start saving your PAPER today!

OLOL Paper Drive -- December 20-27.

Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL Families,

OLOL PJ’s for the Holiday was scheduled last week. Due to a number of circumstances, we postponed the event with hopes of rescheduling. This Christmas season as I’m sure you know can get quite hectic. We were unable to reschedule the event. “PJ’s for the Holidays” was an evening for our K-4 students for participate in various hands-on activities. The price of admission was a pair of new PJ’s for a family in need. We wanted to find a way that we can still help this organization.  Therefore we are making Friday, December 17 a Pajama day for all students. Any K-8 student can wear PJ’s if they bring in a pair of children's pajamas that will be given to a family in need. Thank you in advance for helping with OLOL Advent outreach.

One of my favorite things to do is to analyze data. I did find some time to do a deeper dive into our fall MAPS scores. Generally our fall MAPS scores are used as a baseline to determine growth from fall to spring. We can extract data during any time period so I was curious to see how our students did using a fall-to-fall comparison. There were some very positive developments that I would like to share. In January, I will highlight some of the good news. Stay tuned.

The students and staff have done a great job of being resilient, dedicated, and persevering the first half of the school year. I am extremely proud of how well our students and staff have responded to another year of uncertainty. With Christmas around the corner I wanted to give us a little reason to celebrate and get into the Christmas spirit if we aren’t already. We will have the following dress up days next week:

  • Monday, December 20 - Dress like a Christmas Tree or elf
  • Tuesday, December 21 - Christmas Sweater day (ugly or beautiful)
  • Wednesday, December 22 - School uniform
  • Thursday, December 23 - $1.00 dress down day

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas” - Calvin Coolidge

The Lourdes Way,

Jeffrey Young

School News

Cavalier Card Winners

Each week our K-4 students earn "Cavalier cards" when they display one of 15 self-disciplined skills that we are learning throughout the school year. Each week all of the cards are entered in a drawing where students can earn various prizes.

Last week's winners were:

Evelyn and Max in Kindergarten

John and Grant in 1st grade

Ezra in 2nd grade

Madeline and Stephanie in 3rd grade

Caden in 4th grade


The last day to donate for Sleep In Heavenly Peace is Friday, December 17.

Consider donating any of the following items during Our Lady of Lourdes Advent project.


SHP needs include brand NEW:

  • Standard-sized pillows
  • Twin comforters
  • Twin sheet sets 
  • Twin blankets
  • Twin waterproof mattress pads
  • Books (ages 3-17)
  • Monetary donations (donated funds are used by SHP to purchase lumber, tools, and twin mattresses). 


*** Solid Colors (gender neutral) and bed-in-a-bag sets are perfect!


ADVENT PROJECT DROPBOX LOCATION: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School


News from the Classroom


Our classroom is our church

Advent is a time of expectation and hope as we await the birth of Christ on Christmas.

During the season of Advent we gather together around the Advent wreath and with candles lit, we join together in prayer in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family church sanctuary.

During this Third Week of Advent, we anticipate Christmas, and so we ask Christ to grant us His grace that we might be prepared for welcoming His Birth.

Computer Science for All

Computer Science


Little Bits

Our Computer Science Week had us learning about input, output, processing and so much more as we learn about the Little Bit blocks and what they do.

  • Light a light bulb (on/off, steady/pulse)
  • Temperature & light sensors
  • Circuits to power a fan, buzzer & motor

This week we continue to learn about the bricks and their functions in preparation for the project build we will be doing next week.

We learn and compare to real-life: windshield wipers, sensor night lights, extension cords, emergency lights and maybe we will create something new!

CodeWisco Week

December 6-10


Computer Science is a skill that we all experience and learn throughout our days.

In understanding how and why things work the way they do, we learn what is Computer Science. It requires planning, and investigating, problem solving and not being afraid to try and/or make a mistake.

In first grade, we tried an unplugged activity of actions including Forward, Backward, Left and Right to solve a maze. While one was simple, the other was a bit more difficult and also required us to remember our right and left! As we learn how to successfully solve the maze, we will try to solve a maze by programming a Bee Bot!

Go Cavaliers!

OLOL Basketball -- Support our Teams in the Stands!

Girls & Boys Basketball Schedules (Grades 6 & 8)

To learn more about the Athletic Programs at OLOL, visit our website.


Holiday ordering – Order your gift cards now; don’t wait until the last minute. As with most others, we are being alerted to the possibility of delivery delays in December. It is suggested that you have your order(s) for any Christmas gift-giving (physical cards) placed by December 13th . We don’t anticipate processing orders December 20th due to volunteer availability in the event of shipping delays.

$5 and $10 gift cards – Smaller denominations offered for many retailers through December 31. Visit the ShopWithScrip site to browse the selection.

eGift Card Bonuses: December 11-17

RaiseRight Exclusive – by using the ShopWithScrip app (RaiseRight), you can get gift-cards delivered right to your door for a small fee. Orders must be paid for with your bank account or credit card.

New Retailers and/or Options:

Big Lots – now available (4%); physical ($25/$100) + eGift Card

Door Dash – eGift Card only; (3%)

Fleet Farm – eGift Cards now available (3.5%)

Harley-Davidson – eGift Card only (5%)

Panda Express – eGift Cards now available (8%)

Julie’s Café – No Longer Available

SHELL Local Dealer Gift Card Program - We have been assured that the recently announced sale of the Grand Central Station stores will not affect our SCRIP cards. The change of ownership will not affect the gift card program.

VOLUNTEERS – We are still looking for volunteers to keep the SCRIP Program at OLOL up and running. Interested individuals, please email the program at scrip@lourdesdepere.org.

School Fundraisers


OLOL Christmas Concert

Bake Sale - Thank You!

Thank you to all of the families who donated items for our Christmas Concert Bake Sale, and all those who supported our 8th grade graduation activities by purchasing all of the yummy treats. The 8th graders and their families appreciate all of your support!

December Lunch Menu

Click here to view menu on our school website


Food Service Manager (Immediate Opening)

Father Allouez: St. Matthew Campus

Are you interested in working at a school with a job that matches your student's schedule?

Do you enjoy providing nutritious meals to children?  If yes, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service at jhurley@gracesystem.org or

920-499-7330, ext. 1001 as we have a Food Service Manager vacancy.

Details include the following:

  • ~25-28 hours per week; 42 weeks per year (follows the school calendar)
  • Benefit eligible! - PTO, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan
  • Tuition discounts if children are enrolled in a GRACE School!

Apply Today! For questions or further details, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service, at jhurley@gracesystem.org or 920-499-7330,

ext. 1001.

Community Events/Activities

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

All Are Welcome!

If you were unable to join us today for our school or weekend masses. They are available on our parish YouTube channel. Watch it here.

Please join us for weekend mass.

  • Saturday: 4:30PM
  • Sunday: 8:15AM, 10:15AM & 6:00PM
Visit our parish website

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School https://lourdesschooldepere.org/