OLG’s 1st Grade
Dear First Grade Families,
I wonder. “Why OLG?”
As longtime parishioner, teacher, and parent of 2020 OLG graduate I regularly reflect on this question. Undoubtedly we all have different answers but at the core I imagine there is a unified response, community. These unprecedented times call us to live our faith and embrace our community in new and different ways. How we live into this challenge will make us or break us. Thankfully we are poised to embrace this challenge. We recognize that grace is “the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it”. It is a gift that flows through us as well.
I have made “extend grace” my motto for COVID times. I will extend grace to you, to your child, to the community, and even myself. I will assume that we, each in our unique and often unseen situations, are doing the absolute best we can. When in doubt, I invite you to extend grace!
Recently someone likened a healthy, supportive community to a choir employing staggered breathing.Staggered breathing is a technique in which musicians rotate turns taking a breath so together they can create a continuous sound effect without clear breaks. Instead of simply cheering one another along, perhaps we can allow people to catch their breath through moments of grace. Clearly this is a marathon, not a sprint.
With that in mind, welcome to the wonderful world of first grade! This will be a year filled with growth and learning.
Together we can make it a year of JOY and GRACE! Put on your running shoes, take a deep breath, and let our journey together begin.
Take a peek at our daily schedule for a preview of your child’s day.
Physical Education : P.E. will be on Wednesdays and Fridays: Get ready to move, shake out some wiggles, be silly and have FUN. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for support (please, no boots, flats, backless or heeled shoes).
Spanish: Spanish will be on Mondays and Fridays.
Library: Library will be on Thursdays.
Music: Music will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I can be reached at my email firstname.lastname@example.org, through Seesaw Family messaging, or at 206-935-0651 ext# 105. If calling during school hours please dial extension #101 and leave a message at the front desk. Once the school day begins I am often unable to check messages until the end of the day as I am usually with the children.