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A Message from the Office: In his famous novel, A Separate Peace, John Knowles writes, "Everything has to evolve, or else it perishes." This sentiment certainly rings true, as evidenced over the last year and a half. Changes have come - small and large - not only in our greater communities, but within our school and parish. Although many of these changes have been challenging, we need to remember that transitions present us with an opportunity to learn and to grow. OLL has seen its fair share of changes recently, but I am certain that our Tigers will work together to make this a great year!

What are some of the changes you may notice? We are so excited to see Mr. Stegman in his new role as a Junior High Language Arts teacher. Mrs. Huwel cannot wait for all of those perfect writers he will be sending her way next year! After four years in the middle grades, it is refreshing to see Mrs. Holscher settled in with the "Littles" again as a 2nd grade teacher. Mrs. Laker was welcomed back (with much excitement from the students!) to the Junior High to teach Earth, Life, and Physical Science. This year we not only welcomed 23 students to our kindergarten class, but 29 new students spread out in all our other grades! Lastly, a big Tiger Welcome to Ms. Isabella Olthaus, who will be stepping into the role of Intervention Specialist here at Lourdes. Ms. Olthaus is new to us and new to the education world; she graduated from Mount Saint Joseph this past spring, and she is excited to start working with students.

Mrs. King

Paw Prints

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Tiger Families,

Attached you will find your student's grade class lists. We have also attached some reminders about the first week and how to transition your Virtus account to SafeParish if you have not done so yet. If you are planning on becoming a volunteer, there are also directions on how to sign up for the first time. 

We cannot wait to meet, share, learn, love, and grow with your student.

Ms. B and Mrs. King

Summer Paw Prints

July

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A Message from Ms. B:

Vacation is the opportunity to forget everything, wind down, and leave it all behind. And while on vacation we tend to forget everything, bills to be paid, appointments to be kept, and even passwords. Even students with their young minds tend to forget a lot. Many times, we hear, “we never learned that” or “we weren’t taught that last year”. The staff and students were very successful in making great strides in reversing the “Covid slide” last school year. We know you don’t want your students to forget everything they learned. Try reading as a family or cooking and doubling recipes or halving them. And let’s not forget that the 7th and 8th grade have summer work. There are quite a few 7th graders that have not even started the summer work or who started it but didn't finish the assignment that was due in June. Please make sure your student is looking at emails and Google classroom. Incoming 7th and 8th graders have work to be completed in both Math and English. We expect this work to be completed by the time school begins as everyone has had ample time to complete it over the summer.

As after school care continues to decline, Our Lady of Lourdes has decided to terminate the After Care Program for the 2021-2022 school year. This will allow us to allocate funds to other areas of need. We wanted to make sure our families had enough time to plan for their student’s after school care for the upcoming school year.

We hope you cicada free summer is going well! Ms. B

Summer Paw Prints

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Tiger Families:  A Message from Ms. B:

Summer greetings! We made it through one of the most challenging and certainly the most “different” school years I have ever experienced. Our students did very well: They wore their masks, socially distance themselves, and stayed in class with the same people daily. I believe if our students can do this, they can do anything… including surviving the cicada onslaught! Some of our families have moved on “to high school” with their last Lourdes’ student and some families watched their first child graduate from Lourdes. Our 8th graders have closed a chapter in their lives and will be starting a new one this fall at their perspective high schools. 50% of our students have received a scholarship, totaling $268,750. This is an incredible testament to the parents’ support and students’ hard work. We are all so proud of your efforts and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Our newly graduated 8th graders will be working on their summer reading assignments from the various area high schools (“Freshmen”, be sure to check with your high school that you are completing necessary work!) Our students (incoming 7th and 8th graders) also need to complete Math and English summer work. Each student has received an email regarding the work listed on Google classroom. For questions regarding work, contact either Amy Huwel at ahuwel@lourdes.org for English and Kate Eichhold at keichhold@lourdes.org for Math. Any other grades should take the time to read a book and study Math facts (addition, multiplication, etc.) Studies show that students who continue to read do better on standardized tests!

I certainly hope you enjoy your time this summer, relaxing. I know the school office will! During July the office will be closed and Mrs. DiTullio, Mrs. King, and I will have limited capacity. Right now, we are inthe office 7-12 (sometimes with Scout).

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