• Monday, 1/14 - Skate Party at Skate Country 4 - 6
  • Tuesday, 1/15 - Our Lady Kindergarten Visit Day
  • Tuesday, 1/15 - Jam the Gym at Wahlert
  • Thursday, 1/17 - Early Childhood Open House 4:30 - 6:oo p.m.
  • Thursday, 1/17 - 9:00 Mass planned by St. Anthony grade 5 Diekman
  • Friday, 1/18 - Grades 4 and 5 to Wahlert Show Choir and Jazz Band at 9:30
  • Friday, 1/18 - Grade 5 to Eagle Watch PM
  • Monday, 1/21 - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, 1/22 - St. Anthony Kindergarten Visit Day
  • Thursday, 1/24 - 9:00 Mass planned by Our Lady grade 4 Gordo
  • Friday, 1/25 - Out of uniform day
  • 1/27-2/2 - Catholic Schools Week
  • Tuesday, 1/29 - Eagles Give Day
  • Thursday, 1/31 - 9:00 Mass planned by Catholic Schools Week Committee
  • Friday, 2/1 - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, 2/7 - 9:00 Mass planned by the Specialists
  • Thursday, 2/7 - Tuition assistance application help night @ Holy Family Central Office, 6:00-7:30
  • Tuesday, 2/12 - Parent Association Meeting at 12:00
  • 2/14 & 2/15 - NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, 2/20 - Tuition assistance application help night @ Holy Family Central Office, 4:30-6:00
  • Thursday, 2/21 - 9:00 Mass planned by St. Anthony grade 2 Johnson
  • Friday, 2/22 - Out of uniform day
  • Saturday, 2/26 - Online conference scheduling opens at 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, 2/28 - 9:00 Mass planned by Our Lady grade 1 Gomez

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Newsletter

Friday, January 4, 2019


From Mrs. Apel

Happy new year to all of our wonderfully supportive parents and grandparents! We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with your child(ren) each and every day. They each share their bright smiles, loving and kind behavior, and are beacons of hope for a bright future.

We will continue to spread JOY to all this New Year, realizing that our joy is centered in Jesus’ love for us. A joyful and positive attitude is contagious – pass it on!




Thank You
Our staff luncheon was amazing this year. Thank you to our Parent Association and all parents who helped with the yummy cookie trays. We appreciate your kindness and generosity.


Parking Lot
Our parking lot during arrival time can be rather hectic at times. St. Ambrose and Rosedale Avenue are quite busy with morning traffic.
In an effort to keep all safe, please follow these requests:
• Children should be ready to exit the vehicle when entering the parking lot. Students must exit the passenger side of the vehicle.
• If you are walking your child into the building, please use extra caution as vehicles could be moving at that time.
• When exiting the parking lot, please take precaution, especially when entering on to St. Ambrose Street. The parking on this street is tight and visibility can be challenging.


MAP Testing
The winter MAP testing window is from January 7-Janaury 25. Encourage your child to try his/her best and to take his/her time on the test. In an effort to accurately gauge student progress, we ask that the children take their time and try their best.


Arrival and Breakfast
Please have your child(ren) to school by 8:15. Prayer and announcements begin at 8:15 and we need all members present for this special kick-off of our day.

Note that breakfast is served from 7:45 - 8:10. Students wishing to have breakfast should be in the cafeteria no later than 8:00.


Winter Gear
Please make sure that your children are dressed appropriately for the winter weather. Winter coat, snow pants, gloves/mittens, and hat are required for outdoor play.

We care about their health and well-being and want to make sure that all are warm and safe.


PBIS Update
When we returned from Christmas break, students gathered to review our common area expectations. Students continue to work hard being the best they can be. Children are praised for their effort, persistence, and quality work. In addition, students are encouraged and recognized for showing love and kindness to others. We continue to stress to the children that their actions and words should be Christ-like at all times.


Christmas Programs
Our Christmas programs were absolutely delightful this year! From the Early Childhood students singing their hearts out, to our kindergarten friends sharing the story of the Hopeless Camel, and ending with our grade 3-5 students reminding us all of the beauty of the season and the love of Jesus.
Thanks to Mrs. Koch and all of the teachers and staff members who assisted with the programs – their hard work is very much appreciated.


Our recruitment efforts for 2019-2020 are well underway! Realizing that our parents are often our best recruiters, I am asking for your assistance. If you know of family members, friends, neighbors, and/or fellow parishioners who may be interested in joining our community, please direct them to our website for program information and encourage them to give me a call to set up an individual program visit and tour.

Parent Testimonials – Please consider writing a testimonial offering the benefits and experiences of a Catholic education. If interested, email me at lapel@holyfamilydbq.org.

Parent Association News:

Please consider attending our Parent Association meetings. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 12, from 12:00-1:00 in the parish conference room.


Early Childhood News:

2019-2020 Early Childhood Registration is now open!
An early childhood open house will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4:30–6:00 p.m. Current families do not need to wait for the open house to register! Forms are available for download here on the website, contact your center director for more information.

Due to the overwhelming demand for the Preschool and Spanish and Dual-Language Pre-K programs, I strongly advise you to submit your 2019-2020 registration paperwork for your Preschool and/or Pre-K child as soon as possible. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Due to the enormous amount of interest, we cannot guarantee a spot for every child. It is important should you want to enroll a child in Preschool and/or Pre-K at St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe, that you submit your registration paperwork as soon as you possibly can as spots will likely be filled prior to our open house date.

Thank you!

Contact Us

2160 Rosedale Ave., Dubuque, IA | {view on map}

Phone: 563.556.4194
Fax: 563.585.1987

Principal: Lori Apel

School Hours: 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.