April 23, 2015
Dear OLG Families,
Tomorrow morning, I will be heading up to Camp Hamilton with Fr. Jack, for our 6th graders’ last morning at camp. I look forward to hearing about the outdoor education, community building and personal growth that will undoubtedly have been a part of this special week away together in nature.
This morning, we missed the 6th grade as we celebrated together at our school Mass. Our 5th graders really stepped up as leaders in working with the first grade to plan this liturgy focused on the sacraments. Thank you, Ms. Hobbs, Mrs. Gazewood, and Ms. Sager, for your work and leadership!
Please keep the second graders and everyone making their First Communion on Saturday, May 2nd at the 5:30 pm Mass in your prayers! It has been a joy to watch them grow in readiness and anticipation!
A special opportunity for students in grades 5-8, sponsored by this year’s School Fund Drive:
Tell stories. Design a game. Make art.
LEARN TO CODE!
Ever played a video game and thought, “I could make this so much better”? Wondered how a DJ creates beats or a technician generates sound effects for a movie? Join the OLG Coding Club and learn to use a laptop to tell stories, make art and animation, write music, create video games or design clothing. We’ll use Google CS First activities to explore how technology helps us do what we love.
Who’s eligible: 5th-8th graders. No previous experience necessary.
When: Mondays and Thursdays after school until 4:30 p.m., May 4-28. You can come one day a week, or both.
Where: The OLG Langen Library.
Why: Because coding is fun! and this will be, too.
Brought to you by the 2014-15 School Fund Drive; thank you, donors!
Have questions? Contact Kathleen Sullivan (206/372-4240).
Congratulations to OLG’s 8th Grade Class!
Mr. Santos and the OLG 8th grade class have been selected to be interactive presenters at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teen Action Fair this Saturday with their Juan Diego Graduation Projects. The Teen Action Fair is a youth-led celebration showcasing young leaders who are inspiring positive change. This event is FREE and open to the public! Learn more and RSVP (RSVP not required).
Saturday, April 25th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bill & Melinda Gates Visitor Center
440 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Bingo – Cancelled for this Saturday, April 25th
The Parent Org Bingo Night that was planned for this Saturday, April 26th, has been cancelled. The fall Bingo Night was a very fun event; however feedback has been that there is already enough going on this month in the school, parish, and in the lives of our OLG families! Watch for an opportunity to come together for an evening of Bingo and/or other games in the fall!
WestSide Baby Drive: April 27th – May 8th
A school-wide donation drive for WestSide Baby begins next week! For two weeks only, we are asking all OLG families to consider donating diapers and wipes. Other gently used items, such as clothes, baby equipment, and toys, will also be appreciated! The donations will pile high in the 3rd grade classroom and be delivered following the collection! Thank you for your generosity and start cleaning out those closets!
Thank you from Kimberly LaRiviere:
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the OLG and Sacred Heart homeless women’s shelters to help make a difference in the women’s lives by doing what we can to make their lives easier and by sharing our love. A lot of wonderful items have come in so far and are almost ready to be donated. Like many of you, I have donated many supplies such as toothpaste, many soap bars, and dish soap. I am so honored to be working with WHEEL, because we come together as a community to help those in need and those who are suffering. Remember, we are still taking donations if anyone is able to help by April 30th. Thank you, and have a nice day!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!