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A Message from Ms. B:

With all of the potential negative events and emotions that could bombard us, it’s good to remember the real reason for the holiday season.

Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?

Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'" That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Our Lady of Lourdes

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

We invite your family to celebrate the birth of Jesus by joining us for Mass on Christmas Eve at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. or on Christmas Day at 10 a.m. Carol singing and the blessing of the Nativity Scene in the Gathering Space will precede the 3 p.m. Mass.

Safe Parish 4th Quarter Training Video Now Due

The 4th quarter Child Protection training video is now available on the Safe Parish web site. Users should have been notified by e-mail of the new video and they have 30 days from the date of posting to complete the training. To remain approved to volunteer with children, please complete the training video by January 8.

Ms. B

Paw Prints

Caroline Seta 0 119 Article rating: No rating

A Message from Ms. B:

’Tis the season for warm places and Yuletide spirit. It is also the season for little critters such as bedbugs, lice, and pink eye germs. Please make sure to alert the school if you should encounter these items. We want to make sure everyone has a critter free holiday. Wash your paws, Tigers!

This might also be the time that some students might receive a new phone from Santa Claus. Please help us remain vigilant regrading social media. Snapchat can be especially problematic for our students if not used properly. Instagram, Facebook, and texts are great ways to remain connected to our friends and peers but “drama” or vulgar content can easily find its way into the school day events, thus potentially causing a distraction. Every student and family have signed the Responsible use of Technology form in order to use tech in the building. If cyberbullying is reported, the school will need to be involved and depending on the content, could involve the police. Keep talking to your students and check their phones. It’s easy, free, and appreciated!

Next week we have the Night of Carols with our “Littles” (K-4) and three (3) guests per student are invited. It should be the cutest performance ever! (Masks are required in the building.) We hope to see you there. Friday, our last day before break, all students are invited to wear seasonal and holiday attire (please choose appropriate attire, no hoodies). Mrs. King believes everyone should wear their best “ugly” or seasonal sweater. See if you can impress her questionable taste in holiday garb!

Ms. B

Paw Prints

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A Message from Ms. B:

IMPORTANT NEWS Regarding Pickup in Church Lot: Because of construction, the Muddy Creek entrance will closed for the week of December 6-10, 2021. The morning drop-off can no longer exit through Muddy Creek. We will need to either turn left off Rosebud to Muddy Creek or right off Rosebud to Lumardo. (Busses will still be driving up Rosebud to drop off students, please do not go around them.)

There is a chance that we will have back-ups; therefore, you should consider dropping your student off earlier than normal. Our cafeteria doors will open at 7:20 am and students can come inside to their HRs. If your student arrives after 7:45 am it is still considered tardy. Please plan ahead.

For pickup in the Church Lot, we will be using the following procedure: Drivers will turn onto Lumardo (carefully since the busses will be there and we have walkers who cross the street). Drive straight through towards the Parish Office Center (POC) and take a left, proceeding down the hill onto the church lot, assembling as normal.

When we release everyone, we will be going out the same way we came in (up the hill and back out onto Lumardo to Glenway). We will use Rosebud once the cafeteria lot is emptied. Please be mindful of the traffic pattern and share this with your family and friends who drive as well. We will have staff placed in order to help with traffic but please be mindful of the students and staff who are walking throughout the campus.

We know you are all very busy but we need to be the courteous towards each other as we all navigate this.

Ms. B

Paw Prints

Caroline Seta 0 146 Article rating: No rating

A Message from Ms. B:

A gentle reminder about school hours and tardiness. When a touring parent asks when we start school, I am clear to say that the doors open at 7:25am and many students arrive by 7:30am. I explain that some teachers start class at 7:30 because their students arrive and start immediately on their morning work (especially the “Littles”). We expect every student to be in their homeroom by 7:45am or they are considered tardy. We start the day by 7:50am with morning prayer together (led by our 8th graders). We understand that things “pop up” but it can be difficult for some students to “switch gears” in that short amount of time. Coats and lunchboxes put away, books are together, and the class changes. Things move quickly during the day and tardy students could find themselves trying to catch up all day. It can make instruction a challenge and could add to behavioral problems. Chronic tardiness can effect a student’s grades and/ or scholarship. Please try to avoid this and remember that if the cones are up in the parking lot at 7:45am, your student is already tardy.

There is a lot of information in this edition of Paw Prints: financial aid information, information from the Athletic Department, the Art Department, and opportunities to help around the parish and campus. As a Catholic and caring community, we have many resources that allow us to help each other and others within our community as well as in our city. Please take a moment to read through the various articles this week. Knowing that our students work hard, care deeply, and unite for common causes is a comfy feeling, like a warm blanket. I certainly hope that everyone has a restful Thanksgiving, taking time to be thankful for continued blessings.

Gobble Gobble,
Ms. B

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