Back to School

2019-2020 Back to School Guide


Key Events

First Day of School (Grades 1- 8)

Monday, August 26

First Day of School (Kindergarten)

Tuesday, August 27

School Supplies 2019 - 2020

Order Your School Supplies Online

Don't spend summer days shopping for school supplies! You can order everything your student needs online. Visit the online store at School Tool Box, and search for Our Lady of Grace. You can purchase the entire kit of supplies for your student's grade, or you can de-select any items you already have. All supplies will be delivered to your home within two weeks. Prices are competitive and there is no shipping fee for combined orders to one household over $50. In addition, for each kit sold, School Tool Box will donate a meal to Feed My Starving Children.

If you plan to order the School Supply Box and already have the calculator you need, please be sure the calculator is not included in your box order. 


School Supply Lists

If you would prefer to do your own shopping locally, click HERE for a shopping list for each grade.  


Orientation School Supplies Updated Process

School supplies typically purchased at orientation will be delivered directly to classrooms this year.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Rest Mats should have been pre-ordered during Spring Interviews and will be delivered directly to students in the classrooms. Families who requested to purchase a mat will be billed $16 via SmartTuition.

Third Grade

Recorders, Books and Spanish Vocab Sheets will be delivered directly to the classrooms for all third grade students.  Cost is $10 for Recorders and Books and $5 for Spanish Vocab Sheets. All third grade families will be billed $15 via SmartTuition.

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Bibles should have been pre-ordered via forms sent home with students last spring. The Bibles will be delivered directly to students in the classrooms.  Families who requested to purchase a Bible will be billed $24 via SmartTuition.  

Grades 4 - 8

Calculators are required for all students in Grades 4-8. They are now listed on the regular school supply lists and are available as an option in the School Supply Boxes. Current calculator inventory will be available for purchase at Orientation. 

Questions

Please contact Amanda Fritz at amanda.mae.fritz@gmail.com or Heather Hoyt at hmhoyt@hotmail.com with questions or concerns.

Didn’t order a Rest Mat for your Kindergartner or Bible for your Sixth Grader but need one? Just let us know and we will make the change!


When to Bring in Supplies


Each grade level has a different preference for when to bring in school supplies and when you should label them. Please check out the list below to see when your child's grade level would like supplies to come to school.

Elementary School

Kindergarten - Families can bring in on August 26 when coming for their assessment. Labeling instructions will be provided at Orientation.

1st Grade - Please bring on 1st Day of School (Kleenex, Wipes & Pencils only at Orientation). Labeling instructions will be provided at Orientation.

2nd Grade - Please bring on Orientation Day or 1st Day of School. Please label with first and last name every folder, red spiral notebook, watercolors box, oil pastels box, marker boxes, colored pencil box, crayon box.

3rd Grade - Please bring on 1st Day of School (Kleenex & Wipes only at Orientation). Labeling instructions will be provided at Orientation.

4th Grade - Please bring on 1st Day of School (Kleenex & Wipes only at Orientation). Please label all classroom supplies with first and last name prior to first day of school.

5th Grade - Please bring on Orientation Day. Students will label in class on the first day of school.

Middle School

6th Grade - Please bring on Orientation Day or 1st Day of School. Students will label in class on the first day of school.

7th Grade - Please bring on 1st Day of School. Students will label in class on the first day of school.

8th Grade - Please bring on Orientation Day or 1st Day of School. Students will label in class on the first day of school.




Health Records for 7th Graders

Please turn in an Immunization record now if current. Proof of Meningococcal and Tdap is required before starting 7th grade.

The Health Office requires the School Office to call families who haven't submitted forms. If you have not yet submitted the required forms, you will receive a call asking for date when you will submit. The School Nurse won't be return to the School Offices until August.

2019-2020 School Orientation

Orientation Dates

New Family Orientation

Tuesday, August 20, 6:45 - 8:00 PM

School Orientation

Wednesday, August 21, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Scheduled Teacher Meetings

One-on-one meetings with each parent and their students teachers will be held between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Orientation Day. The times for these meetings are scheduled by the school office and will be mailed out to all parents in Mid-August along with their classroom assignments.


Laptop Roll-out Sessions

All Middle School students accompanied by at least 1 parent are required to attend one of the laptop presentations during Orientation Day, Wednesday, August 21. Students cannot receive their laptop if they have not attended one of the following sessions:

6th Grade
9:10 - 9:55 AM
3:30 - 4:15 PM

7th Grade
10:00 - 10:45 AM
3:00 - 3:45 PM

8th Grade
10:00 - 10:45 AM
3:00 - 3:45 PM

Make-up Session
Monday, August 26, 7:45 - 8:30 AM
Ms. Johnson’s Classroom (MS Room 504)

Please note that if you are more than five minutes late to the presentation, you will be asked to attend a different session and the laptop will not be given until a complete session has been attended.


Used Uniform Sale

Stop by the gym to check out the Used Uniform Sale during New Family Orientation and School Orientation. Prices range from $3-$5 for all uniform pieces, with the exception of blazers which cost $15.

Did you know we have extended sizes?
Plaid skirts & jumpers are available up to size 14, including many half sizes. Navy pants/shorts are available in men's sizes.

Used Uniform Exchange
Remember, you can bring in outgrown, gently worn uniforms (with no holes or stains) to exchange for new sizes or pieces too.

Middle School Girls Uniform Change
Next school year the MS will be sporting a new skirt! We are moving to a polyester blend skirt that has a better fit for the girls. Read more…

Uniform Items We Carry:

  • Blazers

  • Navy Polos (short and long sleeved)

  • Green Polos (short and long sleeved)

  • Plaid jumpers

  • Plaid skirts

  • NOTE: We unfortunately do not have navy pants for size 4-7 (Those knees just don't hold up on active little boys.)





Thank you to The Laughlin family and Sunburst Chemicals for helping us launder hundreds of Polos. Thank you to Grandma Maria for fixing our Jumpers.

Gym Uniform Sale

Gym Uniforms are required for Middle School (grades 6-8) only. Please stop in the gym to pick yours up during Orientation.

Spirit Wear

All purchases for Spirit Wear need to be done via the On-Line Store. There will be an opportunity to try on the Uniform Approved Sweatshirt during orientation. Read more…


School Supplies - Updated Process

School supplies typically purchased at orientation will be delivered directly to classrooms this year. The only items available for purchase during orientation will be calculators. Read more...


Volunteers Needed!

Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered to help with Orientation! Positions still need to be filled on both days to ensure everything runs smoothly. To review open positions and sign-up for a shift please visit SignUpGenius.

New Family Orientation

Tuesday, August 28
6:30 - 8:00 PM

School Orientation

Wednesday, August 29
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Used Uniforms Sale

Parents and students interested in volunteering for the Used Uniform Sale can sign up below.

Gym Uniform Sale

Parents and high school students (sorry no MS volunteers) interested in volunteering for the Gym Uniform Sale can sign up below.


Artsonia

New and Existing Families please stop by our Artsonia table, either at New Family Orientation in Cassidy hall, or In the Gym the following Orientation day to enter your preferred email address so you are sure to get notified when you child’s/children’s art work is published.  There will be a variety of examples of keepsakes that are available for purchase on Artsonia’s website that you can to see and touch. Read more…


Room Parent Lottery

Once again this year you will have the opportunity to sign up for the Room Parent Lottery online via SignUpGenius (instead of doing it at Orientation). Parents may sign up to be a Room Parent for each child you have at OLG. Read more…


Unable to attend Orientation?

If you find you're unable to attend School Orientation, please do the following:

  1. Inform the School Office by contacting 952-929-5463 (x3). This allows your teacher conference time to be made available to others.

  2. Designate another family or friend to register for you. This ensures your family is ready to go on the first day of school. (Middle School parents please note: a parent is still required to attend a laptop roll-out session with their student.)


Questions?

Please contact Sue Becker at scjalics@yahoo.com or Erica Hamilton at erath01@gmail.com with any questions regarding School Orientation.

Enroll in 2019-2020 Extended Care

Greetings from Our Lady of Grace Extended Care!  The summer is flying by quickly, and soon we will begin another school year at OLG.  I hope your summer has been both relaxing and fun.  It is that time again for our enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year for the Our Lady of Grace Extended Care Program. Thank you to all of the families that enrolled in the spring. Visit our Extended Care page for registration information and application forms. Please contact Mrs. Sharon Hierlmaier at sharonhierlmaier@olgschool.net if you have any questions.

Middle School Uniform Change for 2019-2020

Next school year the MS will be sporting a new skirt! We are moving to a polyester blend skirt that has a better fit for the girls.

All incoming 6th graders must wear the new polyester skirt. 7th & 8th graders may wear either the new polyester skirt or the old cotton skirt. In either case, the uniform policy must be followed in regards to the length. Skirts should not be more than 3" above the knee.

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