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November 25 - Happy Thanksgiving

November 26 - No School

November 29- Julie Z and Kelechi

November 30- Katie B and Olivia

December 1 - TBA

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Week of:

November 24, 2021

Important Dates:

  • November 25-26 - Thanksgiving
  • No School

  • Thursday, December 9
  • Christmas Concert
  • 6:30PM

Report Cards are being sent home with each student today.

Please keep the report card but remember to SIGN and RETURN the envelope so that we can use them for next trimester. Thank you!

Letter from Principal Young

Dear OLOL families,

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday. It starts with the fact that it lands in my favorite season, fall. The reason for it being my favorite holiday has changed over the years. As a child it was my favorite because it was a time that I was able to get together with my cousins. Our family moved away from our extended family so Thanksgiving was a time when we all got back together. As a young adult it was a time to be with friends that were home from college. As a young family man, I enjoyed it as a way of creating memories for my children.

All of the past reasons for my love of Thanksgiving still remain but through life experience I think I have finally understood what Thanksgiving really is all about. It is about having an attitude of gratitude. It has taken me a long time to embrace this philosophy in full effect and all the time. Once I did it was a paradigm shift that has made life so much easier.

Although I am not musically inclined, the lyrics of music plays an important part of who I am. There was a song I enjoyed in my youth that had the lyrics “I thank the Lord that there are people out there like you” and” I thank the Lord for the people I have found”  The lyrics have a tremendous effect when you have the attitude of being thankful for everything in your life, both success and struggles. The attitude of gratitude greatly impacts relationships. I look at every relationship as an opportunity to be a blessing to me and the other person.

Being truly thankful in your heart means that we should spend more time focusing on the blessing in our lives as opposed to our frustrations. We don’t know exactly what Christ is doing as he watches over us, but I am pretty confident that He celebrates us more than He gets frustrated with us. As a call to becoming more Holy and Christ-like, I feel that we should do the same with us and others. Could you imagine what our society would be like if we are able to share grace with others at the same level of grace that God has with us? That is a society that I would love to be a part of. 

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and please share grace in your relationships.

A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution” - Billy Graham

The Lourdes Way,

Jeffrey Young

COVID Site Plan for December

Dear OLOL School Families,

Blessings to you all during this time of thanks and giving!

As you may know each GRACE school revises their COVID site plan every 30 days as we progress through this unprecedented time. There truly is not much change from October. We will continue with the status quo from last month. Students in a classroom will wear masks for 10 days from when symptoms start with a confirmed positive case.  

If you have followed our OLOL COVID dashboard you will see that we have experienced sporadic positive cases, few in number, throughout the fall. The cases that we have had always originated from outside sources and we have not experienced any spread at OLOL last year or this year. This is due to the commitment from you, as parents, to keep students home when they are not feeling 100%.  

Please, as always, contact me should you have any questions or wish to share. 

During this season of Thanksgiving and always, I am grateful for the wonderful and supportive community that makes up our outstanding OLOL family. I wish you a blessed family Thanksgiving.

Peace in Christ,

Jeff Young

Principal, OLOL 

Click here to view the OLOL COVID plan for December.

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:

Asher in Kindergarten

Zoe and Bella in 1st grade

Caliya in 2nd grade

Adrienne and Bennett in 3rd grade

Lawton in 4th grade

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all students who are learning how to be self-disciplined.


Dear OLOL Families,


We really appreciate all of your efforts with the Night of Keys. All the numbers aren’t in yet, but we had a record number of keys sold and I am 99% confident that we will set a new record in terms of money raised.

We have another volunteer opportunity on Friday, December 3 and Sunday, December 5. The state gymnastics competition is being held at the Resch Exposition Complex. OLOL has volunteered to set up and tear down this event. Funds raised will go directly to our Third Source Funding goal. 

We are looking for 25 physically fit individuals to help with the setup and tear down. Set up is from 11:00am - 3:00pm on Friday December 3 and tear down is 2:00-6:00pm on Sunday, December 5. Please sign-up HERE.

We really need your help for this set-up! Please consider helping us. I’m planning on helping Friday afternoon and I would love to take the crew out when we are finished for a refreshment.

Principal Young

Dear Families,  

This year for Advent, we will be anticipating Jesus’ birth using our beautiful Christmas carols. Our Christmas story is told so beautifully through these beloved songs! Each classroom has selected a Christmas carol that they will learn about, and that information will be shared with everyone during morning announcements. On December 23 we will end our Advent celebration by having a Christmas Carol sing-a-long together.

We will also have our weekly Advent Wreath services on Mondays in the church.

Fr. Jim will be talking to students the first week of Advent to teach us more about the season of Advent and explain the decorations in the church.

Our outreach activity is in support of a new organization:


Please see the information below explaining the organization and the collection items. We will have volunteers that work with the organization visiting us to talk about the work that they do.

Have a Blessed Advent!



Calling All Our Lady of Lourdes Students and Families


Are you looking for ways you can help make a difference for kids in your local community this Advent season??? 


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School has agreed to partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to help school age children in the De Pere (Brown County) community by bringing smiles to kids’ faces when they receive their very own bed from Sleep in Heavenly Peace. 


Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is a national, registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has a newly founded Chapter in De Pere. SHP is the only charity providing hand-made bunk beds to children in Brown County from the ages of 3-17 who do not have beds of their own. SHP partners with organizations, churches, schools, businesses, and individuals/families like you to help build beds at events called Build Days so “no kid sleeps on the floor in our town!” The De Pere Chapter was started in February 2021 and recently delivered its 200th bed in our local community. 


The SHP De Pere Chapter just had a build day on November 6, 2021 where we were able to build 65 more beds for the upcoming holiday season. Every bed built and given to a child comes with a new twin mattress, new twin sheets, new twin comforter, and a new standard pillow.  


How can you help? 


Consider donating any of the following items during Our Lady of Lourdes Advent project from December 1-17, 2021.


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 in De Pere


If you are interested in an upcoming Build Day, go to shpbeds.org and look for the De Pere chapter or use this link to register.


Students interested in helping with the Build Days MUST be at least 12 years old and accompanied by a parent.  


The SHP De Pere Chapter also accepts monetary donations and Corporate Sponsorships for Build Days. If you are interested in learning more about SHP, please feel free to contact Lisa Sharapata via email at dlpata3@hotmail.com or via cell at (920) 492-1769.

Pajamas for the Holidays - December 2

News from the Classroom

Composers in the Music Room

Our first graders are composers!

Using 1 and 2 syllable words “egg,” “chicken,” “dog,” and “puppy,” they wrote and performed their own quarter note and eighth note rhythms! 

Thank you Mrs. Lewis!

Computer Science for All

Computer Science

For All

Our vision of computer science in the classroom.

We believe in CS because… 

  • we should offer integrated opportunities for ALL students in all content areas
  • Provide opportunities for real-world, hands-on learning of technology and social interaction to educate the student for transition to high school and beyond.
  • Develop CS curriculum for K-8 with cross-reference to our existing goals/standards and determine where we can integrate CSforAll.
  • Utilize resources from the community for instruction, materials, life/career experiences.
  • Develop student communication and presentation skills (written and verbal).

Our CSForAll leadership team did a 12-month checkin of Computer Science at OLOL with CESA7, at NWTC, as we continue to learn the SCRIPT process and review our past, present and future CSforAll goals.

If you build it,

they will come.

Our middle school coding class built several Lego models using our Lego WeDo kits.

  • After the models were complete, they tested the components using the programming blocks to interact with the Lego blocks.
  • Throughout the week, students in grades 2-8 had the opportunity to code some of the models to see what they would do.
  • Students will have the opportunity of more Lego WeDo projects in various grade levels with gears, story starters, math, science and more!

Computer Education Science Week

December 6-10

We are looking forward to sharing computer science activities with all of our students during Computer Education Science Week.

Recently, members of our staff and some students were involved in a video being created by CESA7 to share our CSforAll SCRIPT experience - so far!

If you would like to share your computer science experience or how technology benefits your job, employer or business, let us know. We would love to share your story with our students.

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.

School Fundraisers

2022 Calendar:

Win Cash!

Purchase a calendar with an opportunity to win $$ throughout the 2022 year!

In addition, your purchase supports our school fundraising goals.

They make great gifts!

Can you help us obtain our goal of 500?

Sold to-date: 182

Help us sell 318


OLOL Christmas Concert

Bake Sale

Thursday, December 9

Will you be starting your holiday baking soon? Please consider putting aside some of your baked goods and treats to donate to the 8th grade bake sale that will be held at the Christmas Concert in December. All proceeds go towards 8th grade graduation and trip expenses. 

More details for donating to the bake sale will come out closer to the concert date. 

Thank you in advance for your contributions!

November Lunch Menu

Community Events/Activities

De Pere Youth Hockey


Try Hockey



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

Pickup your Countdown to Advent in the Church Gathering Space.

Thank you to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family for preparing these kits for our homes.

Thursday, November 25

Thanksgiving Mass 9:00AM

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