Back to School Paperwork not in Packets

Dear Our Lady Families,

Who is ready for school to start?!  ME!!!!  I have had a wonderful summer learning, traveling and planning.  My family started summer off with a trip to the Black Hills. I attended the Teaching Excellence Conference in Denver and Personalized Learning Summit in Chanhassen. I also spent numerous days reflecting, brainstorming and planning for this coming school year.   I hope that your summer was exactly what you and your family needed too.

Do small things, with great love. - Saint Teresa of Calcutta. What a powerful statement and wonderful challenge. This school year, we will challenge ourselves to follow Saint Teresa of Calcutta's direction as this will be our 2017-1018 school year theme. If you have ideas on how to incorporate this in the building, classrooms and curriculum, please share!  

There is a lot of excitement in the building with new teachers, new ideas and new lessons being planned. Many teachers took their summer to learn new teaching tools and improve their already wonderful classrooms. A huge thank you to Kassie Ricke for spearheading the expansion of the playground.  Have you seen it yet?

Please read through this packet carefully and make sure you have all of the many forms filled out. Carol is VERY excited about receiving them all back by the first day of school. We know this is a daunting list and we worked hard to ensure that every paper being sent home was worth your time. The beloved yellow emergency card no longer needs to be filled out as long as you update your children's School Speak profiles. YAHOO! A few papers and ideas can be found on the website under the Parent tab under Back to School.

We love having volunteers in the building and want to make sure we are being good role models for our kids and following the guidelines set out for us. There are some new Archdiocese rules for volunteers.  Carol will be emailing details on what you personally will need to do to complete the “ Essential3”.  Please look for this information the week of August 21 for NEW families. Returning parents will receive information in September.

TADS agreements have been sent out via email.  Please make sure to complete the agreement as soon as possible.  This agreement needs to be completed each year and many returning families need to do this. TADS is our tuition management program, if you are not familiar with this system and have questions, please call us in the office, 952-472-8251.

I look forward to seeing all of our kids on our playground in just a few short weeks!  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and we will see you soon!

Becky Kennedy