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April 8th Newsletter
April 8, 2016
Dear OLG Families,
We celebrated a wonderful “Care for Creation” themed Mass on Thursday, led by the 6th graders and their first grade buddies, under the direction of Mr. Franck and Mrs. Gazewood. They did a beautiful job, and Mr. Santos led us in song – thanks to our students and staff!
It has been a full first week back! Here are a few things to remember…
We will have our Jog-a-thon kick-off assembly next Friday, April 15th. Thanks to Sarah Housknecht and Linda O’Keefe for planning this year’s event, followed by the 2016 OLG Day of Service on Saturday, April 16th (see below).
Thanks to the generosity of the OLG school community, Student Council was able to collect an abundant amount of items for the Homeless Care Kits created by the parish! The parish staff was incredibly impressed with the quantity that was collected. Know that your donations will have a positive impact on many lives around Seattle!
On Wednesday, Student Council members were also fortunate enough to be able to share in the opportunity of releasing the parish butterflies, and partake in a blessing with Fr. Jack; sharing in the new life for all during this wonderful Easter season. It was a special experience that we were grateful to be a part of!
The Thirteen Original Colonies are alive and well in the fifth grade! Students recently presented Colonial America reports from the perspective of a colonist, and successfully persuaded their classmates and audience members to move to the Americas! Why leave your home, your family and everything you know? For adventure of course! Come to the land of plenty! Plenty of land, plenty of opportunity, and plenty of happy indigenous people who would rather you not take over their homeland! But hey, come anyway! As a class, we are focusing on the impact of colonists on life in the 1500s – late 1600s, and how they impacted the world, the people, and life in what would become the United States of America.
Spanish Specialist Pre K – 5 and 7th Grade
Brief Spanish Update for April
La Clase de Pre-K
The Pre K class will be learning baby farm animals this month and we will be learning new vocabulary words related to spring.
La Clase de Kindergarten
The kindergarten will be learning vocabulary related to what they see in the spring. Veo flores, lluvia, arcoiris, animales bebés, etc. (I see flowers, rain, rainbows, baby animals, etc.). We will also move forward learning los animales with Basho & Friends: the animals.
La Clase de Primer Grado
This month the first graders will be learning what they see in spring (En la primavera you veo…) We will also be learning the farm animals and say “Mi animal favorito es____? (My favorite animal is___?).
La Clase de Segundo Grado
The second grade students continue to review numbers 1-20 with Basho & Friends. They will be learning the farm animals using adjectives to describe the animals example: (Es grande, es pequeño)
La Clase de Tercer Grado
Third graders will be learning the song related to spring and listening to Somos como las flores (Each of us is a flower) and write the missing lyric to the song. They will also review animals from the farm and zoo.
La Clase de Cuarto Grado
The fourth graders are doing a great job in using the question ¿Adónde vas? and answering Voy a ___. They also did a great job identifying and learning the places in the community. This month we will review numbers 1-50 and pronouns.
La Clase de Quinto Grado
This month we will learn the foods by asking the question ¿Qué te gusta comer?
The fifth graders will also begin conjugating regular verbs.
La Clase de Septimo Grado
The seventh graders are doing a great job moving forward with Unit 6 They are learning vocabulary words about what’s in the kitchen and setting the dinning room table. We will continue learning stem-changing verbs.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please feel free to contact me.
We are approaching our deadline for accruing commitment hours for this school year. The deadline is April 30th, so please be sure that your commitment hours for this year are logged. Record hours here!
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.
April Community Meal Volunteers Needed
Happy Easter! Come help us celebrate this season of new life by volunteering at the April Community Meal. Through service, community, and delicious food, we find joy and life in one another. The Community Meal happens each month at OLG and strives to provide a free meal for anyone in the greater community who wishes to attend. We are looking for volunteers who can help on Sunday, April 24th in the Walmesley Center/Gym with food service and visiting with our guests (12:30 pm) or cleanup (2:00 pm). You do not need to volunteer all day – only during your shift! If you’re not able to volunteer but want to be involved, we are also in need of homemade or store-bought desserts to share with our guests (drop off any time after 9:45 am). The Community Meal consistently comes together because of all of you who generously offer what you can. Children and families are most welcome! If you’re available to help out in any capacity, please contact Colleen, our Volunteer Coordinator.
2016 Day of Service: Come Join Us!
The 2016 OLG Day of Service is next Saturday, April 16th, and 137 members of our parish, as well as volunteers from Peace Lutheran, will join together to serve at nine different locations throughout the region. Haven’t signed up yet but want to help? Consider stopping by the Walmesley Center/gym anytime between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm to help with projects for OLG’s funeral ministry. We’ll be making cards and rosaries that Fr. Jack, Helen and Marion can share with grieving families. For more information or to sign up, go to the parish website or email Karen Fitton.
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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.