"Our Lady of Guadalupe School fosters Gospel values, inspires academic excellence, and develops service and leadership. We face this as a sacramental community united and empowered by the Holy Spirit."
April 28th Newsletter
April 28, 2016
Dear OLG Families,
Support OLG and Get Free Matching Funds!
Next Tuesday, May 3rd, OLG School will be participating again in the biggest community giving day of the year, GiveBIG!
The Seattle Foundation has organized this event so that a donation on their website to your favorite non-profit organization between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on May 3rd will be eligible for a percentage of matching funds from the event’s sponsors.
Your fully tax-deductible gift to our school (up to $2500) will be “stretched” with these matching funds.
You don’t need to wait until May 3rd to take action!
You can now schedule your donation! Fill out and submit your donation form today; then on May 3rd, your gift will be processed along with the rest of the GiveBIG event donations and help to determine OLG’s share of the stretch pool!
EDC has a direct line! (206) 223-3487 is the direct line to the telephone in the school hall for EDC personnel. Please call this line after school hours to contact EDC or leave a message. They will be checking that voicemail for messages.
During school hours, you can ask to be transferred to extension 115. This is a correction to the extension listed in the school directory.
It’s true! Without all of you, there would be no Parent Org at OLG. Can you imagine a school with no parent org? While the idea of no fundraisers may sound refreshing, the school would lose $125,000 of needed support and just think what that would do to tuition. If there was no Parent Org, there would be no Halloween Carnival, no Light Up The Night, no Math Night, no Trivia Game Night, and no free childcare for school meetings and parent education nights. Likewise, some of the traditions around Catholic Schools Week would disappear – there would be no donut holes at the Open House and that alone would be devastating! There would be no teacher appreciation lunches to show our support, no Field Day Picnic, and no Jog-A-Thon.
The Parent Org is our partnership as parents with the school administration and faculty to ensure the success of our school. We invite you all to become more actively involved in this working relationship and help our school soar to new heights this next year! Our next Parent Org board meeting is coming up on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30pm in the school math lab and we want you there! You don’t have to sit on the board to attend the meetings. We want to hear your thoughts and ideas. Come and share your concerns, offer solutions and help make a difference in your children’s school!
Do you want to be a part of something amazing? There are many important roles on the Parent Org Board that need to be filled for next year. If you have been thinking about getting more involved, now is your chance. OLG needs you! Please click here for a list of our current volunteer needs for the 2016/2017 Parent Org Board.
Saturday, 4/30/16 – Commitment Hours Deadline
Friday, 5/13/16 – Jog-a-thon – More information coming soon!
Wednesday, 6/1/16 – Field Day (9:30am – 11:30am) & School Picnic Lunch (starting at 11:30am)
OLG Rock-N-Roll Jog-a-thon is 2 weeks away!
Friday, May 13th 2016
This is our last big fundraiser of the year! Our goal is to raise $28,000. We can not run this event without your help!
Pledge: Encourage your runner to collect pledges from family and friends. Please list all pledges on the form including online pledges. Runners can be given a per lap challenge, or a flat donation. (Pledge Forms are Due on Friday, May 13th by 9:00AM.)
Collections Donations: www.olgevents.org
Use the website! Super easy! This is the preferred method of pledge collections and for paying invoices at the end of the event. Send the link to out of town friends and relatives. Have children be safe when asking neighbors.
The Rock-N-Roll Jog-a-thon is free dress day. We challenged runners to dress a “little Rock-N-Roll” for the event…school-appropriate T-shirts, tutus, crazy socks, bandanas…just be sure the runner can run!
Prizes: Runners must turn in a pledge sheet to qualify for prizes!
OLG Bulldog Rock-N-Roll Sunglasses – 1 per runner
Most Laps – $50 West Seattle Runner gift certificate (top boy & girl)
Most Money Collected – $25 Target gift card
Top Runners In Each Class – Pizza & Ice Cream Party
Most Rock & Roll Outfits – Pizza Party Invites
Class Challenge! If the class tops the laps from last year (as a class) the class will win a free dress day! Challenge numbers will be given to each class before the jog-a-thon.
The end is nearing and we have much to do in P.E.! Time flies at the end of the school year, so much left to do. Classes will have the opportunity to choose some of their favorite games to play before school-end.
Here’s what we have been doing:
Pre-K and K
Pre-K got an introduction to running on the field for the Jog-a-thon. They have been working on warming up and pacing themselves, hard to do when they have two gears; go and stop. Their enthusiasm for any and all things is inspiring. We will begin to talk about foods and food groups and what they do for our bodies. Next we will begin to learn the field day games.
Both Pre-K and K have begun First Tee; learning to roll the ball into a target (hula hoop). Next, they will work with a partner: one putting, the other retrieving.
Kindergarten will begin learning field day games and continuing Jog-a-thon practice.
1st and 2nd Grades
Both classes have been doing hockey relays, learning hand placement and how to move and hit the puck. They also practice safety habits in handling the stick and shooting the puck. We will continue with dribbling, passing and driving the puck, individually and with partners. They also have been running at the track in preparation for the Jog-a-thon. They continue to work on team work with the game of 54.
This group had the pleasure of having the volleyball net up during CYO season. They did play VBall 54 sometimes and they loved learning volleyball skills. All improved in hitting and serving the ball. There are incredible over-hand serves in this class. Hockey drills, Jog-a-thon practice and Teacher Ball (like kickball/softball) were also played.
4th and 5th Grades
Practicing for the Jog-a-thon, hockey lead-up skills and team games; Castle Ball, Medic and Soak-em were the main activities. 5th grade also had the volleyball net up on their Monday class, so they also practiced skills and played Queen/King of the Court and mini games. They have started a unit on nutrition; how many calories does your body need and how many do you actually eat. Next will be serving sizes and what they look like and what a balanced meal looks like.
6th – 8th Grades
Volleyball was the main activity played. Those who did not have experience in the game certainly improved in ability. Co-ed games, as well as girls vs. boys and a version of King/Queen of the Court were played. Girls who played in CYO appreciated the play time and did a great job of sharing their knowledge with classmates. Seventh grade will be preparing for their role in leadership in Field Day which will be Wednesday, June 1st in the morning.
The last two weeks of school will be longer P.E. times with games and challenges. Classes will be longer in length and a combination of fun games and challenges. I have some new games and equipment and look forward to spending some time having fun with each class.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 OLG Day of Service. We had over 200 registered to participate on 9 different projects. We were joined this year by 15 members of Peace Lutheran as well. Thank you to our project leads and committee members who helped with communication and coordination of the event: Erin Pedras, Lauren Hobbs, Nick Christensen, Kathleen Sullivan, Donna Ramos, Ben Marre, Nicole Monroe, Renee Harn, Jennifer Ibach, Mackenzie Sullivan, Kelley Mackenzie and Karen Fitton.
Save the Date for the 2017 OLG Day of Service: March 25, 2017
Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness as a Welcoming Faith Community
Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 – 11:30 am in the Walmesley Center/gym as we learn more about mental illness. Fr. Patrick Howell, author and professor, will provide a biblical perspective on mental illness and suggest ways that faith communities can be supportive. Drawing on his own personal experience of mental illness, he will share stories, help us to understand the struggle and stigma often associated with mental illness, and recommend ways to break down stereotypes. This is event is sponsored by OLG’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission, which has chosen to focus on mental health during this Year of Mercy. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer at (206) 935-0358 x120 or visit our website.
There is a position available on the CYO Board starting June 1st. We meet roughly once a month. If you are interested and/or would like more information, please contact the Board.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School & Parish acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.