Little Saints Fall Fest

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Saturday, October 20, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, Cassidy Hall
Join us for our popular Little Saints Fall Fest at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School! This event will feature the Teddy Bear Band, pumpkin decorating, face painting, treats and other activities geared for toddlers through early elementary age! Kids are encouraged to bring a "Teddy Bear" friend both for themselves to have during the concert and another to donate to Sharing and Caring Hands. This event is open to all families both within and beyond the OLG parish community.

BINGO Party with Seniors

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Tuesday, October 16, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
All Seniors 55+ are invited to join us for a fun afternoon with fellowship and prizes sponsored by our OLG 5th Grade Pen Pals.

RSVP by Thursday, October 11 to Beryl Schewe at berylschewe@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9035).

OLG School Marathon 2018 THANK YOU!

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Thank you for helping OLG School meet its Marathon goal!

A big thank you to Our Lady of Grace parishioners for helping OLG School meet its Marathon goal this year! We collected more than $114,000 during the two weeks of Marathon activities. Your generous donations will be used to fund OLG’s Groves Reading Program, the Design for Learning Project (new furnishings), and support our technology needs. Students also gathered donations of various goods for the Ronald McDonald House, Simpson Housing Services, Sharing and Caring Hands, and Children’s Hospital Minnesota. Thank you for supporting our wonderful parish school!

 
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OLG School Toddler/Pre-K Parent Coffee

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Thursday, May 10, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Dining Room

Do you have a toddler or preschooler? Are you starting to think about your options for kindergarten? Did you know that Our Lady of Grace has an outstanding, faith-based, K-8 school serving over 650 students? Join us for coffee and conversation with our school principal, Maureen Trenary, as well as several K-8 teachers and current parents. Come learn more about OLG School, our admissions process and how our students are prepared to excel in and beyond high school and lead with their faith. Visit our event page on Facebook here or email Adam Groebner at adamgroebner@olgschool.net if you have any questions.

Childcare will be available if needed

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Congratulations OLG School and Parish Confirmation Candidates!

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Congratulations and blessings on our OLG School and Parish Confirmation Candidates as they received the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation this past Saturday! We had a beautiful Confirmation and Archbishop Hebda gave a great homily with many encouraging words. Let us continue to be united in prayers for their perseverance and continue spiritual growth.


John Paul Abdo
Thomas Jakob Adams
Zachary Scott Affeldt
Sofia Veronica Alfonzo Mudoy
Sean Roger Allerheiligen
William Westlake Fitzimons Alvarado
Austin Timothy Amelse
Mason James Baldwin
Samuel Jason Adamek Best
Anna Grace Bitonti
Emma Grace Boockmeier
Isabel Jun Bormes
Aidan Timothy Brazil
Connor James Brener
Zachary Scott Brener
Gracia Jourdain Jandahl Brindley
Charles DeWitt Brinkman
Kate Elizabeth Brown
Katherine Emily Burnham
Penelope Andrea Cards Casper
Quinlen Joseph Chrysler
Abigail Eleanor Close
Audrey Ruth Dalsin
Camille Marie Desombre
Elizabeth Grace Dietzen
Nicole Elyssa Doering
Mitchell Holt Dokman
Anthony Joseph Doll
Catherine Elizabeth Duffey
John Thomas Falzone
Anthony Thomas Fay
Brennan Bainbridge Fitzgerald
Elizabeth Gloria Flaherty

Nicholas Stanley Graczyk
Cameron Ryan Greene
Michael David Gross
William Alexander Hall
Trey Park Haller
Zachary Daniel Hamerski
Edward Oscar Hanson
Katherine Marie Happe
Dani Ireland Hayes
Ryan John Hermes
Max James Herro
Thomas Michael Hinike
Ashlyn Paige Hohmann
Andrew Joseph Hulbert
Nicholas Vaughn Iffert
Colin Martin Jennings
Cristiana Esther Jensen
Georgia Emeric Jensen
Margaret Elizabeth Johnson
Riley Elizabeth Knapp
Kathleen Grace Knopick
Molly Catherine Knopick
Joseph Patrick Kolar
Ethan William Kruse
Jane Francis Kuehl
Gavin Henry Kunerth
Sirina Francis Lamont
Katherine Marie Laske
Angelina Gabriella Lawton
Fiona Gallagher Lynch
Francis Deaglan O'Connor Maines
Lauren Zenaida McCoy
Alexandra Judith Mielke
Ava Soleil Montpetit
Joseph Seamus Murnan
Henry Joseph Murray
Connor Ryan Newsome

Katherine Abigail Norman
Adam Curtis Olson
Sydnie Olivia Olson
Becker Thomas Ostrom
Emma Jane Peschel
William Michael Peschel
Mark David Rahn
Sophia Elizabeth Rahn
Noel Paul Rahn II
Thomas David Reddan
Alexander David Remick
Joseph Evans Sabre
Quinn Andrew Schliesman
Jack Edward Schumacher
Samuel Quinn Schwartzbauer
Margaret Cecilia Seidel
Emma Rose Selander
McDonough Matthew Sever
Ryan Christenson Sever
Michael Ian France Shomsky
ucker William Snook
Tatiana Marie Trembath
Jack Owen Truman
Jack Richard Vanderpoel
Thomas Andes Volpi
Isabelle Sophia Wagener
Luke Sullivan Walser
Robert John Warpinski lll
Bennett Michael Weissner
Cullen Patrick White
Maxwell Edwin Winter
Andrew Robert Wolfson
Mary Ryan Zavoral
Murisi Zimbwa
Shungu Zimbwa


Celebrating Catholic Schools Week!

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We will be celebrating Catholic Schools week January 28 - February 3

Learn more about our parish school!


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OLG School Mission Statement

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School is a Catholic community of parents, educators and students whose greatest commitment is to spiritual and academic growth. As members of God’s faith community, we proclaim and celebrate God’s love. As parents, we acknowledge our role as teachers of our children. As educators, we center our teaching on Gospel values, assess the individual needs of each child and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence. As students, we accept the responsibility to learn to our greatest potential and to be life-long learners. This growth occurs within a mutually supportive environment that fosters in each of us a love for God, love for one another and a desire to serve the greater community.


FAQs

Enrollment

OLG enrolls students in kindergarten through 8th grade with an enrollment of 653 students for 2017-18. Class sizes in K-5 range between 19-29 students, with each elementary classroom assigned a teaching assistant to work with the students for half of each day. Middle school classes typically average between 20-25 students.

Who Are Our Students?

Approximately 10% of our students identify as Hispanic or students of color. The majority of OLG students reside in Edina, but OLG students come from over 25 different cities including Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and St. Louis Park. The majority of families who enroll their children at OLG are Catholic and there is a percentage of our students who identify themselves as non-Catholic. All are welcome to attend OLG!

Recognized for Excellence

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Each year, our students excel in their spring Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. Our students almost always score in the top one or two percent in both MN and the nation in reading and math. OLG has received the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award from the U.S. Department of Education in 2009 and 2001, and is one of fewer than 10 schools in Minnesota who have received multiple Blue Ribbons. Our curriculum is aligned to state and national standards and K-5 curriculum includes Houghton Mifflin for language arts, Everyday Math, Sadlier for religion, Project Lead the Way (STEM) and Foss for science, and Studies Weekly for social studies.

Living Our Faith

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Beyond their religion classes and weekly liturgy, our students have the opportunity to both grow in their faith and put their faith to action. Most grade levels become prayer buddies with another grade level and together participate in special events, service projects and sit together at liturgies. Each month, we have a school-wide service project led by a different group or grade levels within the school. Middle School students can participate in Middle School Service Club, become an altar server, serve meals at Sharing and Caring Hands and serve as a Peer Minister to the school in 8th grade.

Outstanding Faculty

There are 40 members on our professional staff, 90% of whom have a master’s or other graduate degree or have studied beyond the bachelor’s level. Additionally, we employ 9 full-time teaching assistants, most of whom are licensed teachers.

Student Support

Students and families have access to a K-8 Counselor, a School Psychologist, a K-4 Learning Specialist, a 5-8 Learning Specialist, small group Orton-Gillingham reading support, on-site special education services and a K-8 health associate.

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Top Notch Technology

Our One-to-One Learning program for Middle School is award-winning. Each K-2 classroom has a cart of iPads, and 3rd-5th grade classrooms have a cart of Chromebooks. Middle School students carry a MacBook Air with them to each class. Our teachers creatively use technology resources to increase the educational opportunities for all our students.

Activities

OLG has a variety of extra-curricular activities available in grades K-8. Some of the most popular activities include grade-level choirs, band, math team, Destination Imagination, Lego Robotics, and chess club.

Athletics

OLG is a member of the South Side Youth Organization, in which the OLG Saints teams participate in volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and run club mostly in grades 5-8.

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Hours

Our school day runs from 8:35 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. We offer an Extended Care Program  that is available starting at 7:00 a.m. and until 6:00 p.m., as well as during most school vacation days and the summer. 

OLG Graduates

Because of the exemplary faith and academic preparation they receive, our graduates experience success at local Catholic and public high schools including, among others: Academy of Holy Angels, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, Convent of the Visitation, St. Thomas Academy, and Edina High School.

OLG Middle School Open House

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Thursday, January 18, 7:00 PM, Dining Room
Come learn about the excellent spiritual and academic program of our middle school! Meet our faculty and find out how our unique Catholic program prepares students for success in high school and beyond. Learn about our service and leadership opportunities, one-to-one laptop program, outstanding academic results, STEM program and the Sacrament of Confirmation in 8th grade. By working to maximize the gifts of all, we recognize and respond to the call to work for the common good. As an inclusive community we welcome and discern the gifts and needs of each student, parent, and faculty member. With Jesus as our role model, we promote growth, both spiritual and academic, with attention to the individual. Please visit www.olgschool.net or call 952-929-3317 (x118) to learn more.

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Santa's Secret Shop 12/8

Friday, December 8, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Dining Room

Come support a special Christmas tradition that allows the students and parishioners to shop for gifts for their families while raising money for charities that help children. We are happy to announce that we will be supporting our Sister School, John Paul ll, again this year, but with a more specific mission: providing a playground that currently does not exist.

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OLG School Shine on Project on Kare11

Check out this incredible art project created by our 4th and 5th grade students as a part of the Shine on Project through Art of Edina! Mrs. Slack led this impressive project for our students. Each of these lanterns, created by our students and currently displayed at Southdale Center, resulted in the donation of a solar headlamp for refugees in Uganda! Join the students, members of the project and Kare11 for a celebration of this project this Saturday at 9:30 AM at Southdale! Read more here: https://www.theshineonproject.com/southdale/