2017 OLL RAKE-A-THON
The little school on the lake helping their community in a big way!
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On Friday, October 27, the students from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound will be raking lawns of seniors and others in the community who need assistance. Students enjoy this opportunity to help those in need. It is a tangible way for the children to live out the mission of the school.
Residents who receive this service are nominated by church, school, and community members. Usually they are seniors, or families who have experienced illness, loss, or other hardships. A final selection is made by the Rake-A-Thon committee chairs. The school hopes to serve approximately 15 homes in 2017. The students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade rake yards, while the pre-kindergarten students spruce up the area around the school and church.
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School has a long tradition of service to the community. OLL’s focus on service learning allows students to have leadership roles in thoughtfully organized experiences that meet real needs in the community. The service is integrated into the students’ academic studies with structured time to research, reflect, discuss and connect their experiences to their learning and their world view. Students learn that a commitment to their faith involves not only service, but also a call to know and understand the communities benefiting from their service. Through these experiences of service to others, students begin to understand the need for compassion and justice in today’s world.
Would you like your lawn cleaned up? We have some options for you...
Contact the school or Rake-a-Thon co-chairs for more information or send an email to the front office to be put in touch with the organizers.
Our Lady of the Lake School
Address:2411 Commerce Blvd.
Mound, MN 55364
We are in the process of reviewing applications for residents requesting their lawns to be raked by the students at the school. Please call the school office if you would like to be considered or want to make a recommendation of someone in the Mound area who could use our help.
Schedule of Events
September 29 Event Kick-off! 1:30 gym
October 4 Envelopes due for Week 1 challenge
October 5 Weekly Prize Drawing during Morning Meeting
October 11 Fundraising Frenzy from 5:00pm to 6:30pm (parents invited and bring a snack) Meet by PACE center doors
October 11Envelopes due for Week 2 challenge
October 12 Weekly Prize Drawing during Morning Meeting
October 17 Texting Frenzy 5:30-6:00
October 25 Turn in final pledges
October 26Final Weekly Prize Drawing and event during Morning Meeting
October 26 Spaghetti Dinner, Book Fair and Dance Line performances
from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
October 27 Rake-A-Thon! from 8am to 2:30pm
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