Lourdes Letter

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Volunteer Opportunities 


Lunch & Playground Volunteers

11:00AM-12:20PM

May 11 - Amanda H& Christina S

May 12 - Early Dismissal

May 15 - Jon, Heather D & Katie T.

May 16 - Sara Q. Ian H

May 17 - Deb C, Brenda J & Julie Z


Playground Volunteers - May


If you are interested in lunch/playground TSF volunteer opportunity, please review the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

(920) 336-3091

More Information & Signup Form


Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us! 


Please enter your TSF volunteer hours here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

See what is happening this month.

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May


Week of:

May 10, 2023

Important Dates:



  • ABC Countdown
  • Going on now!
  • See event calendar below.


  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 8 - 12


  • School Mass - 3rd Grade
  • Wednesday, May 10 - 9:00AM


  • OLOL Spring Concert (K - 8)
  • Thursday, May 11 - 6:30PM
  • More info from Mrs. Lewis below.


  • Early Dismissal/Teacher In-Service
  • Friday, May 12 - 11:00AM


  • OLOL Spanish Showoff Night (K-8)
  • Thursday, May 18 - 6:30-7:30PM
  • More info from Mrs. Eggart below.


  • Bounce into Summer!
  • Saturday, May 20
  • Join us for mass at 4:30PM
  • This parish mass will be led by our students. Signup here.
  • Food & Fun after mass, see info below.


  • Library Book Swap
  • Monday, May 22
  • See details from Mrs. Brys below.


  • Academic Awards Ceremony
  • Thursday, May 25 - 1:30PM


  • $1 Dress Down Day
  • Friday, May 26


  • Class of 2023 Graduation Mass
  • Wednesday, May 31 - 6:30PM


  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Picnic
  • Sunday, June 11



News from the School Office: 

  • When communicating with the school office via email, please send to olloffice@gracesystem.org
  • Reminder: Please send items to be included in the Lourdes Letter by Monday at 3PM.

Thank You!

   Mrs. Hendricks & Mrs. Van Den Heuvel

Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL Families,


This week we are celebrating our OLOL teachers. For those of you who don’t know, this is my tenth year being able to humbly serve the OLOL Parish, OLOL students, OLOL families, and the OLOL staff. The biggest reason that I have been here 10 years is being able to work alongside some very talented teachers. This past week, Dr. Timothy Raymond from CESA 6 was in our building. Dr. Raymond was here in part as a coach and mentor for our staff.  Teaching is a profession that requires constant learning so we can bring out the best in our students and ourselves. Dr. Raymond worked with our staff to help us be the best teachers we can be. I got a chance to meet with Dr. Raymond on Friday and he had great things to say about what he has observed here. Whiile I was giving a tour last week, Dr. Raymond told this prospective family that if he had elementary and middle school children they would be here in a heartbeat. He had glowing recommendations of all of the staff here. If you have a moment, please send a thank you to your child’s teacher. They do an outstanding job!


Another reason I enjoy my job is that I am able to serve the best parents. Mrs. Destree wanted to go the extra mile for our teachers this year. She asked if parents would be willing to make an extra donation so Teacher Appreciation week could be unforgettable. OLOL families, you answered the call with your generosity and we were able to do some special things for our teachers that haven’t been done before. Thank you for your generosity.  


The 2nd annual “Bounce into Summer” event is May 20th. OLOL again has a large contingency of new parents. One aspect of “Bounce into Summer” is to welcome these new families. One of the best ways to introduce them to OLOL is for them to see our students lead a week-end Mass. We are looking for students to read at Mass and sing in the church choir. The link to sign up is HERE. Please sign up your children to lead us at the May 20th 4:30PM mass.


The other aspect of “Bounce into Summer” is to celebrate and thank our students for all their hard work this year. We hope that all of our families can come and relax with some family fun. We will have a couple of bounce houses, a couple of food trucks, and drinks will be available for sale. We hope to see you there.


“There are three things that a teacher must pass on. A computer can teach content but to understand how to love, to understand values and customs which create harmony in society, it takes a great teacher” - Pope Francis


Educating in mind, body, and spirit,


Jeffrey Young

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 - Sophia Lozar

1st Grade - Julia Quarnstrom

2nd Grade - William Valentine & Gavin Aerts

3rd Grade - Zachary Schmeisser

4th Grade - Nikki Shefchik


Spring Concert News from Mrs. Lewis


It feels early, but there are a few important notes about the spring concert that I want to make sure to communicate with you sooner rather than later!


The Our Lady of Lourdes Spring Concert, A Year in Church Music, will be Thursday, May 11. The concert will be held in the Church and will begin at 6:30 P.M. All Kindergarten through 8th grade students are participating in the concert. The concert is a mandatory performance for all students - every voice and instrument matters - their classmates are counting on them!


Students should dress nicely for the concert. Boys should wear nice pants (no blue jeans, no sweat pants, no shorts) and a nice shirt (button down or polo shirt). Sweaters, suit coats, ties, etc. are all fine, but not necessary. Girls can wear nice pants and a nice shirt, a skirt and a nice shirt, or a dress. Skirts or dresses should reach the knee or should have leggings worn underneath. Leggings should only be worn under a skirt or tunic-length top. 


Our concert will be featuring liturgical (Mass) music that we sing throughout the year. In class, students are learning about the church calendar and the various seasons we celebrate. Each season has a specific color (or colors) associated with it. Each class is being asked to wear the liturgical color of their music’s season. From the waist up, students should be wearing a top that is at least 50% the appropriate color. The seasons and color(s) for each class are listed below:

  • Advent - 2nd Grade - purple and/or pink
  • Christmas - 3rd Grade - white
  • Ordinary Time - Kindergarten - green
  • Lent - 4th Grade - purple
  • Holy Week - 5th Grade - purple, red, and/or white **5th graders who are in the middle school choir should wear white so there is no need to change**
  • Easter - Middle School Choir - white
  • Ordinary Time - 1st Grade - green


**Band students who are in the church choir should wear white. Band students who are ONLY participating as band students, can wear whatever color they would like.**


A shirt or dress that is primarily the liturgical color, but also contains other colors is 100% fine. T-shirts may also be worn if needed. Large logos should be avoided if possible.


All band students should arrive at school and meet in the band room by 6:00 P.M. All other students should arrive in church by 6:15 P.M. All students should plan on staying for the entire concert as we will be performing as a whole school at the close of the concert.


If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Lewis at mlewis@gracesystem.org.

Spanish 'Showoff Night' News from Mrs. Eggart


Hola padres,


I am very excited to share with you that Spanish Show Off Night (SSON) will be returning on May 18th at 6:30 p.m.  The last time we were able to have this event was in 2018. For those of you who have never participated in our event, SSON is a night full of laughter and fun.

 

In the Spanish classes, students have been learning to speak Spanish and also about the culture of different Spanish speaking countries. At the SSON, kids go beyond their comfort level to show off their language and cultural knowledge. Kids write their own skits, recite poems, sing, dance, and act for fun. Students will take you around Latin America in one night.


Attendance at the SSON is mandatory. It is part of your child's final Spanish grade. If your child does not attend, they get a zero unless they are excused by their parents. I appreciate an email letting me know in advance if your child will not be attending. 


I will also need some parent volunteers per grade level to make food for that night. In previous years, after the show, we all gathered in the cafeteria and enjoyed great Latin American dishes. An email with further clarification per grade will follow.


Thank you for supporting the Spanish program.


If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Eggart at leggart@gracesystem.org

News from the School Library


As we approach summer and the Summer Reading Challenge we are going to have a Book Swap amongst the students.


Would your child like some different books to read this summer? Do you have books at home that your child has read and doesn’t want any more?


Each student can bring 1-3 books to the school library during the week of May 15. I’ll record

how many they bring. Please send the books in a bag with your child’s name, grade and number of books.


On Monday, May 22, students can come

to the library to choose books to take home from the books contributed. I’m hoping our Book Swap is a big success and the kids enjoy it.


Mrs. Brys

SCRIP NEWS


Get your Kohl's cards now! We have been notified that Kohl's will be issuing new gift cards that will not be eligible to use for payment on your Kohl's charge account. :(   The cards we have on-hand can still be used to pay on your account. Stock up now before they're gone.  


Our local supplier is now offering HyVee cards (physical cards only). These can be ordered in denominations of $25, $50 and $100 (5% rebate).


Don't forget about SCRIP when shopping for Mother's Day, Graduation, Father's Day and your summer celebrations! The RaiseRight app is very user-friendly and helps you maximize your tuition-credit earning potential!


Thank you for your continued support of OLOL SCRIP!

Picnic Games - Benefit our School


Church Picnic Games Donations Needed:

Newer toy items, 2 liter bottles of soda, bags of candy, monetary donations to buy supplies. No stuffed animals please. Thanks for your support!


Volunteers needed to run picnic games! Last chance for TSF hours! 


Click on Sign Up Genius link to grab a shift… thanks in advance!


Sign up genius link:

Volunteer / Donate for Parish Picnic - June 11


Go Cavaliers!

OLOL Athletics - Cavaliers


Track - Pentathlon


The Pentathlon meet is a little different. You get a time or distance and then points are awarded based on the effort, then you add them up and score the meet.


The 8th graders were in action on Thursday, May 4 for their last track meet representing Our Lady of Lourdes Cavaliers, in the Pentathlon.


On the boys side, Raphael ZIfferblatt had 3 personal records and Alex Schmeisser had 4 personal records.


On the girls side, Quetzaly Luevano had 3 personal records and finished 6th overall and Miah Shefchik had 4 personal records and finished 3rd overall. 


Miah also set a school record in the Shot Put with a throw of 31 feet and 6 inches. She also set the all time Shot Put record for the Pentathlon!!


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

GRACE News

GRACE Enrollment for 2023-24 


Enroll using the TADS website to complete the online enrollment process which involves answering registration questions for each child, paying the enrollment fee and setting up your tuition agreement and payment plan.


The process in its entirety must be completed to reserve your child’s seat at a GRACE school for fall 2023.


Details are available at gracesystem.org | Admissions | Re-enrollment


The nonrefundable enrollment fee is per family.

Help GRACE Grow!


Refer new families and earn an incentive for yours. We at GRACE value the support and loyalty of our school families, and are excited to announce our New Family Referral Program, which rewards our existing families with a tuition incentive for referring new families that enroll in our system.


Share the word about GRACE education with your friends and family, and be a part of building our strong, faith-based community. 

GRACE participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), also known as Choice or the School Voucher Program.


This program allows eligible students who reside in Wisconsin, meet state requirements and are selected by the program to attend Catholic school tuition-free.


For Academic Year 2023-24

Apply online between February 1 and April 20, 2023. The deadline to receive required application documents is April 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.


Learn More -Click Here

GRACE: Gold - Summer Program Offerings!

Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 28, 2023


Classes are filling fast for our GRACE: Gold Summer Camp! Some classes have reached capacity and others are very close! Don't delay and miss out! 


To learn more, please visit these links:


NDA Summer Enrichment and Athletic Camps 

Spend your summer at NDA! Enrichment and Athletic Camps registration is open. Click here to register. 


Busing Information for 2023-24 School Year


NDA Girls Tennis

Please fill out the form linked here to be included on communication regarding summer training opportunities and important dates for the upcoming 2023 season. Questions? sommermay3@yahoo.com


NDA Dance Team 

Roster spots are still available for the 2023/2024 Notre Dame Academy Varsity Dance Team! If you are interested in trying out for the team, please contact Coach Miranda at NotreDameAcademyDance@gmail.com 


Future Triton Dance Clinic

The Future Triton Dance Program will be beginning in summer 2023 and will be open to athletes currently ages 4-8th grade. These May clinics are designed to give athletes the opportunity to begin learning skills and techniques taught in the Future Tritons Dance Program and allow athletes to give the program a try before registration opens up for the season.


May clinics are $5 each and include instruction in leaps, jumps, and turn technique. Athletes will also be taught dance combinations in styles such as pom and jazz/lyrical along with proper warm up and stretching methods.


The clinics will be taught by NDA Varsity Dance Coach Miranda Roehl and current NDA Varsity Dance Team members. Athletes will be broken up into smaller groups based on age and registration numbers.


COST: $5 per class

TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM

LOCATION: Notre Dame Academy 

DATES: Monday, May 1st, Monday, May 8th, Monday, May 15th, Monday, May 22nd

*Note: Dancers are not required to attend all clinics, they are able to select which dates they would like to attend. Every class will be different.

REGISTRATION LINK 


The Future Tritons Dance Program grades 4K-8th 

If you are interested in receiving more information about the program, please fill out the interest form linked below and follow the program on Instagram.


NDA Future Softball 

For more information click here. 



Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

All Are Welcome!


Please join us for weekend mass.

  • Saturday: 4:30PM
  • Sunday: 8:15AM, 10:15AM & 6:00PM


If you were 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. Watch here.


Visit our parish website and view our parish bulletin for additional information.

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