Parent / Teacher Conferences

The trimester 2 report cards and the STAR winter test results will be sent home with your child on Wednesday February 28.

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We both want your child to learn and do well. We encourage you to signup for a parent/teacher conference to checkin with your child’s teacher(s) to learn more about what is happening in the classroom, answer any questions about your child’s report card, STAR winter test results and the latest updates about your child’s progress. We appreciate your time in understanding your child’s academic and social-emotional progress, and what you can do to support them. If your child is having particular difficulties, this time will allow you and the teacher time to plan how you can best help them.

The parent/teacher conferences times are:

  • Thursday, February 29 3:30-7:15PM (teachers have a dinner break from 5-5:30PM)
  • Friday, March 1 11:30AM-3:30PM

The signup links for parent/teacher conferences can be found in the Lourdes Letter (see link below).

Learn more about what is happening at our school, in the Lourdes Letter school news for February 21, available here.

Lent – 40 Days

The church liturgical season changes today from Ordinary to Lent as we come together at mass for Ash Wednesday. Together, we prepare our hearts, minds and actions for the 40 days of Lent.

There three holy practices as Catholics that we do during Lent prayerfasting, and almsgiving.

During Lent, we invite you to join our school family in prayer with the Stations of the Cross in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

  • February 20 – 9:45AM
  • March 14 – 12:30PM

We encourage and invite the youth of our school/parish to participate in the Living Stations of the Cross that will be presented in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on March 20 at 6:30PM.

During these days of Lent, we fast with simple foods and we often give up special treats or sweets.

Our school family almsgiving Lent initiative is “40 Days 40 Bags”. Fill up a garbage bag of items to be donated. Gently used items can include: toys, books/magazines, clothes/socks, unused toiletries, household knick-knacks, etc.

During this liturgical season of Lent, do things that help you and let’s pray for each other.  

Learn more about what is happening at our school, in the Lourdes Letter school news for February 14, available here.

2024-25 GRACE Calendar Now Live

The 2024-25 GRACE calendar is now live! Check it out on the GRACE website here.


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. It is a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8.) The school has open enrollment and provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually. The best way to learn more is to visit! Schedule a tour here.

Forensics ~ An Intro to Public Speaking

The middle school students at Our Lady of Lourdes School have an opportunity to participate in an academic competition of Forensics. What is Forensics? It is a competitive speech team for speech and drama activities.

Forensics students choose from a variety of speech and drama events to prepare for competitions. Events include persuasive and informative speaking, individual and duet acting, storytelling, and debate activities. Forensics is both an individual and a team event. The ultimate goal of Forensic events is to provide students with an opportunity to develop confidence in their ability to communicate ideas and points of view.

On Thursday, February 8, Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) is hosting a Forensics Invitational at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.

Doors open at 3:30PM (Schools and participants gather in the school cafeteria)

  • Round 1: 4:15PM
  • Round 2: 5:15PM
  • Round 3: 6:15PM

There are several GRACE schools participating in this Forensics meet in addition to Chilton Area Catholic School and St. Clare School of the Green Bay Diocese.

Learn more about what is happening at our school, in the Lourdes Letter school news for February 7, available here.

Spell it Out, Have some Fun!

Typically, during Catholic Schools Week we host the school spelling bee(s) as part of the National Scripps Spelling Bee.

The spelling bee offers students several academic opportunities. While they are required to spell works in front of their peers, they are also developing self-confidence, communication and public speaking skills and the ability to perform under pressure.

At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, we offer two levels of competition.

  • Grades 1-2
  • Grades 3-8

All of the students in grades 1-8 participate in the preliminary spelling rounds in their classroom. For grades 3-8, the classroom winner is a participant in the school-wide spelling bee. If the classroom winner is unable to participate in the spelling bee, the second place classroom winner (alternate) will take their place in the school spelling bee. For the early learners, grades 1-2, several students advance to the OLOL Primary spelling bee.

The school-wide spelling bee was held in the school gymnasium and the primary spelling bee was held in the Fr. Kratz Social Hall. Thank you to all our students, parents, friends and guests who attended to support the spellers.

Congratulations to Lillia, our spelling bee champion for grades 3-8, who will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee. This event will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6:30PM at The Plantico Theater at Kewaunee High School, 911 Third St., Kewaunee. The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee will advance to the Badger State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 16, 2024. The winner of the state spelling bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee being held in Maryland the week of Memorial Day.

Learn more about what is happening at our school, in the Lourdes Letter school news for January 31, available here.

Winter 2024 GRACE Newsletter

It’s here: We are excited to share our Winter Edition of the GRACE Newsletter with you! In this issue, you’ll learn about GRACE’s budgeting, teacher compensation, tuition affordability, our Finance Committee, and more!

Read Now

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. It is a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8.) The school has open enrollment and provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually. The best way to learn more is to visit! Schedule a tour here.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Teacher Spotlight

Today we are highlighting a stand-out teacher at our school!

Ms. Enright is in her 10th year of teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. Ms. Enright has high standards for herself and for her students. Her social studies lessons and projects are centered on curriculum, are engaging, and develop 21st-century skills that prepare students for high school and beyond. She also coordinates many middle school activities, field trips, and assemblies, offering students additional learning opportunities. We are so thankful for educators like Ms. Enright!


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. It is a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8.) The school has open enrollment and provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually. The best way to learn more is to visit! Schedule a tour here.

Celebrate Catholic Schools: Jan 28-Feb 2

Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic education and an opportunity to recognize the importance, the value, and the contributions of Catholic education to the Church and the world.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate 154 years of Catholic education in West De Pere.

Sunday: Celebrate our Parish – Thank you to our parish for their financial and prayerful support of students, families and faculty/staff. The students will be active in various mass ministries at the 10:15AM mass. Our faculty and staff will serve coffee, juice, donuts/cookies as Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hospitality during the weekend masses (Saturday 4:30PM, Sunday 8:15AM and 10:15AM). The 8:15AM and 10:15AM masses will be livestreamed, which is available https://www.youtube.com/ololdepere

Monday: Celebrate and Serve our Community – Our school spelling bee will be held for students in grades 3-8. The winner will advance to the regional spelling bee on February 13. In partnership wtih Rennes of De Pere, our students will be sharing the gift of themselves in a variety of activities with Rennes residents.

Tuesday: Celebrate our Students – The students will go to Urban Air to enjoy some fun activities as a school community.

Wednesday: Celebrate our Faith and Vocations with the Norbertines at St. Norbert Abbey. Please join us! The mass time has changed to 11:00AM for this day. The mass will be at St. Norbert Abbey with Fr. Johnathan Turba, O.Praem and Fr. Jim Baraniak, O.Praem.

Thursday: Celebrate our Academics – During our school day, we will pray the rosary for our school/parish, city/community, state, country and world. Please join us at 1:00PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The rosary will be livestreamed on our parish YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ololdepere.

Friday: Celebrate our Families – Our annual talent show will be held in the school gymnasium at 1:30PM. As the week comes to a close, we celebrate with our families at the Family Dance being held on Friday evening at Green Bay Distillery.

A detailed calendar of the events planned for Catholic Schools Week is available for our families, parishioners and guests here.

Learn more about what is happening at our school, in the Lourdes Letter school news for January 24, available here.

Alumni in Notre Dame Academy’s Annie

Get your tickets to see NDA’s production of Annie! A special shout-out to our alumni students performing in the show!

Get your tickets today at ndamusical.ludus.com.

  • Isabelle F. – Tessie – Orphan
  • Maame-Kyema A. – Grace Farrell
  • Isabel D. – Stage Crew

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. It is a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8.) The school has open enrollment and provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually. The best way to learn more is to visit! Schedule a tour here.

Teacher In-Service – January 15

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with family due to the teacher in-service that was held on Monday, January 15.

Did you ever wonder what occurs on a Teacher In-Service day? On Monday, January 15, all GRACE faculty and staff gathered at St. Bernard School. As all good things begin with prayer, we joined together for mass with Fr. Bob Kabat from St. Matthew Catholic Church. Together, we had the opportunity to learn from Sister Pat McCormack on the ABCs of Gospel-Driven Discipline. We hope you had an opportunity to join Sister Pat for the parent presentation that was held on Monday night at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

The remainder of the day included a variety of sessions for teachers to choose from based on their interest, grade level or subject material. Here is just a sampling of the sessions that were offered.

  • Using STAR data for differentiation with NearPod
  • Integrating Faith in your Health Class
  • The Brain Architecture
  • GMAIL organization: Hints and Tips
  • Technology integration ideas for teaching with your TV or Interactive boards
  • BrightArrow for Teachers
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Enhance the classroom from the student perspective
  • Growth Mindset: Empowering Student Learning
  • Keeping Schools Safe
  • 3D Printing: Connecting to the curriculum
  • and more!

These in-service days not only provide us learning opportunities, but allows our teachers to meet and learn from each other as they share their ideas and successes.

The next scheduled teacher in-service day will be Friday, February 9.

Learn more about what is happening at our school, in the Lourdes Letter school news for January 17, available here.