Peace Post Monday, December 2, 2019
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is a caring, collaborative community educating students to be critical thinkers and thoughtful leaders. We nurture the whole child, preschool through eighth grade, with challenging, forward-thinking curriculum, preparing students to respond to Christ’s call to build peace at home, in school, in the community, and in the world.
School Mass Choir (last practice of the year): Wednesday, December 3rd, 7:30 AM
OLP Musical: Dear Edwina Jr.: Friday, December 6th at 1 PM & 7 PM and Saturday, December 7th at 3 PM
GALA Kick-Off Meeting: Monday, December 9th at 6:30 room 203
Midquarter: Wednesday, December 11th
Barnes and Noble Book Fair: Saturday, December 14th
OLP Christmas Market: Tuesday, December 17th, 9 AM-2 PM
ELP-8th Grade Christmas Concert: Thursday, December 19th, 5:45 PM
Advent is here! In all honesty, Advent and I have had an up and down relationship. Advent can mean so many things to different people. For me it has meant, I survived Thanksgiving, I should probably start thinking about Christmas gifts, did I wear this same sweater to the Christmas party last year, I should really remember my wife's boss's name at the BSM Christmas party, etc. I am not sure that is Advent's intended purpose but I am pretty sure we have all felt that way one time or another.
In the last few years, I have been more intentional about Advent and I getting along in terms of taking the time to reflect on its intended purpose. Although the potential for stress is high, Advent is a time of preparing and waiting. And when you think about those two actions, preparing and waiting, those are no easy skills to master, in fact, probably impossible! I am, again, challenging myself to be proactive in the waiting and preparing battle of Advent. Hopefully, we all can take some time to appreciate the significance of Christ's birth and prepare to wait in peace.
GALA Kick-Off Meeting
Gala planning time
: Monday, December 9th at 6:30
: School building room #203
: Benefit the students and community of OLP!
Even if you have a mild interest in helping out this year please attend this meeting to see how you can help out! Thank you!!!
Girls Power Hour
GPH is back! This program is to help foster physical, emotional and spiritual health by being active in a non-competitive friendly environment and forming trustworthy relationships while navigating middle school. Registration is open to girls in grades 5th-8th grade.
: Every Monday and Wednesday (3:15-5:00 pm)
: Mrs. Roth and Registered Middle School Girls
: Session 3 runs from December 9-January 29. There will be 12 sessions
: December/January Fee = $50 (approximately $2/hour)
Christmas Concert Details
On Thursday, December 19th at 5:45 PM, OLP Preschool through 8th grade will be hosting our annual Christmas Concert in the Church. In the weeks to come there will be more details regarding when and where your student should meet their teacher prior to the show.
This year the show is starting at 5:45 PM in efforts to be early enough for our younger students but not too early for parents who are commuting home from work. Although it is hard to accommodate all families and their needs, this is our effort to ensure that all families can attend.
The run-of-show will be band, ELP, followed by K-8. The show should be 60ish minutes in all. Look for more details to come!
OLP Eagle Concession Stand!
The OLP concession stand is open for business and we need your help! Please use the button below to sign-up for open sessions. Most sessions are 90 minutes and can include two student workers (7th or 8th grade) and one adult supervisor.
OLP gym will be hosting over 25 basketball games this season and any traffic through the concession stand will generate revenue for OLP athletics. If you have a student playing basketball this year, please consider at least 2 sessions. Thank you!
Finally, 7th and 8th graders can earn funds towards their 8th-grade Capstone trip!
OLP Hotdog Expert Salesperson!
The Our Lady of Peace Athletic Department is hosting a Heggies Pizza Sale.
Heggies Pizza is a 28-year tradition of Minnesota handmade pizzas!
Please click the button below to place an online order.
All orders are due by Friday, December 13th. Pizzas will be delivered by mid-January.
If you have any questions, please email Paul Berry, principal, at
. Thank you for your support!
Get Your Punch Card
OLP basketball season is right around the corner and we want your attendance to cheer on our Eagles to victory! Last week OLP Athletic Punch cards were sent home with your student. With every FIVE games attended, a student can receive an out-of-uniform pass. These can be punched at both home and away games. If you need another card, please see the office.
The schedule is attached below. Games highlighted are home games. Go Eagles!
2019-20 SSYO OLP Basketball Schedule
New OLP Birthday Tradition
Starting in December students may be out of uniform on their birthday or 1/2 birthday, or the nearest Monday or Friday if the birthday falls on a weekend. Students will be invited to the office to receive a special OLP Eagle Nation pencil. All students who have already celebrated their birthdays this year will be given a pencil and an out-of-uniform coupon.
Christmas Youth Choir
Christmas Youth Choir rehearsal will start
Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 am
To get more information and to let us know you are coming please visit
St. Nicholas Party
Children and their families are invited to join us on Sunday, December 8th from 2:00-4:00 pm for our annual St. Nicholas Party! Leave your shoes by the door then come in to hear St. Nicholas' story from St. Nicholas himself, bake with St. Lucy, bring a present to wrap for a child in need at St. Joseph's home, and make a craft to take home. For more information or to register, visit
Women's Advent Tea
All women are invited to attend this event which will include sweet treats, conversation, tea and more. This is a free event and childcare will be provided, but you must register in advance.
for the full scoop.
Extended Day Closing Early!
Thursday, December 12th
Extended day for both Preschool and K-8 will be closing at 5:30 PM so that all staff can attend and enjoy the OLP Staff Christmas Party that evening. Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility!
Barnes and Noble Book Fair!!!!!
Join the OLP community for our Annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair
Saturday, December 14
at the Galleria Store.
Fun activities are planned throughout the day and there will be a special OLP drink available at the Cafe.
Proceeds from this book fair support the Library Media Center's book purchases.
Finally, at 3 PM we will have students performing at Barnes and Noble. The lineup on Saturday will be ELP, K-8 students, and the School Mass Choir. If you can make it
please RSVP below
. Thank you!
Volunteers Needed (Please Click Me!)
OLP Student Performance at Barnes and Noble
By RSVPing, we will plan on your student participating at 3 PM. THANK YOU!
Are you going?
might be going.
Come to the Stable
is Sunday, December 15th and we are looking for families that would like to play the part of the Holy Family. If you are interested, please contact Anne Marie Strabala, Director of Faith Formation, at
Is your Student Healthy Enough for School?
As we enter
Cold and Flu
season please remember if your child is ill to please call the school office at 612-823-8253 or email Cathy at
In your message let us know what symptoms your child is having or any diagnosis that was given. All information is kept confidential.
A reminder that students are not allowed in school if they have a fever over 100, vomiting or diarrhea. They must be fever free (with no fever-reducing meds given), no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for your cooperation.
Attached is an information sheet as a resource.
On another note:
We are also in need of Kleenex for the nurse’s office. If anyone has an extra box of Kleenex that they can donate it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Am I well Enough For School?
Gift Cribs Are Out for Needy Mamas and Babies
Once again during Advent, baby cribs will be placed at OLP entrances to collect gifts and necessities for babies and toddlers as part of Tandem Family Resource Center at 41st and Chicago.
A gift registry has been set up at Target where Tandem has identified what items are most needed. Gift cards are also available, which lets the Mamas decide what they most need.
and place your orders. After they are shipped to you, drop them off at the Cribs at OLP.
If you rather send in cash or check to your student's teacher, you may do so (please add a note that states the cash is for Tandem), and OLP will purchase needed items from the registry. Thank you for your support!
Remaining Release Days!
Monday, December 23rd (Christmas Break)
Friday, December 27th (Christmas Break)
Monday, December 30th (Christmas Break)
Thursday, January 2nd (Christmas Break)
Friday, January 3rd (Christmas Break)
Monday, January 20th (MLK Day)
Monday, February 17th (President's Day)
Monday, March 23rd (Spring Break)
Tuesday, March 24th (Spring Break)
Wednesday, March 25th (Spring Break)
Thursday, March 26th (Spring Break)
Friday, March 27th (Spring Break)
Click to register for December and January dates!
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on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:12PM