Dec. 3rd Newsletter

December 3, 2015
Dear OLG Families,
Thanks to Heidi Ehrenberg, Erin Stampe and our Parent Org for coordinating this week’s Internet Safety Presentation. Stefanie Thomas does an excellent job, and I think those who attended went away better informed and feeling that the time was well spent. Stephanie agreed to share her handouts for those who wanted to review the information or weren’t able to attend.
The Office for Catholic Schools is conducting a marketing survey
survey to assist in planning marketing and outreach strategies. Please take a few minutes to complete it. When you click on the link, you will see two surveys. Please complete only the survey that corresponds to the grade of your youngest school-age child. Thank you!
Your feedback is valuable. Today, four of us from OLG School attended a fabulous and inspiring presentation by Heather Mansfield, from Nonprofit Tech for Good. It was practical and relevant, and we look forward to creating and beginning to implement a plan that fits OLG.
I hope to see you tomorrow for our annual Light Up the Night event!
We will have our school Feast Day Mass on Friday, December 11th at 9:00 am, followed by a reception in the Walmesley Center; please join us!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

An Evening in Paris – Auction Donations Due Tomorrow, Friday, December 4th!
Donation Volunteers will be in the parking lots at drop off and pick up!
You can find all of the information on the website.
Still need ideas?  Contact your Auction Chairs!
Your OLG family commitment is to provide at least a $125 donation of cash, item or procured item of value.  Used items are not accepted. Thank you!
First class with ALL family donations in tomorrow wins the ice cream party!

Parent Org Chair
Join Us for Light Up the Night Event 
December 4, 2015  7:00 pm

There will be caroling with the Starry Crowns, hot cocoa and cookies, and arts and crafts. Please bring non-perishable food to fill our sleigh and help those in need within the community. We look forward to seeing you all there to welcome the Holiday Season!
Holiday Scrip Fundraiser
Click here to learn about how you can support OLG while purchasing groceries, gas, and holiday gifts. Forms were sent home in today’s FCE.
Mark Your Calendars!  calendar-banner.jpg
Friday 12/4/15 -Auction procurement forms due
Tuesday 12/8/15 – December Parent Org Meeting at 6:30 PM in the school – All are welcome!
Sunday 1/10/15 – 6th Grade serving Coffee & Donuts after Sunday Masses with the Knights of Columbus
Tuesday 1/12/15 – January Parent Org Meeting at 6:30 PM in the school – All are welcome!
Saturday 1/23/15 – OLG Family Game Night in the Walmesley Center (for all ages)
Sunday 1/31/15 – Catholic Schools Week kicks off!


Middle School Choir 
Choir Update
I believe planting the seed of music and helping students develop their voices creates individual confidence, fosters teamwork and allows the beauty of the human voice to bloom in our middle school students…
Learn more about Middle School Choir at OLG and upcoming singing opportunities!
PE Pre-K – 8
PE News
Each year I over estimate what I can accomplish during the last 3 months of the year. These months are filled with holidays, school events and colds. I forget how much stress, excitement and not feeling 100% well contribute to attention span, patience and general goofiness. So, this holiday, I give. I let classes just play. When the willingness and participation wane during the basketball unit, then I take three suggestion, classes vote and top game is played. They play, move, have fun and the time passes by quickly. Everyone leaves with smiles, sweaty brows and ready to sit in the classroom and learn.

Please give in during this hectic time. Go play, laugh, get sweaty with your children. Stop, watch a good old Christmas movie and play board games. Enjoy the moment, forget the million other things that must be done for Christmas and savor the one you are in. Enjoy your children, enjoy their enthusiasm. I wish you a joyful holiday!


Faith Formation and Pastoral Care
Christmas Eve Gospel Pageant
Our Lady of Guadalupe has a wonderful tradition of inviting all children who want to participate in our Christmas Eve Children’s Mass, Thursday December 24th at 3:00 p.m. Find out the details here.
If you should have any questions about our Christmas Eve Gospel Pageant Mass, please email Marion Kari or call her at 206 935-0358, Ext. 113.
Attention All Faith Formation Families!
Please note that we will not be having a Family Faith Sunday on December 6th and hope that you all can participate in our Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception.
Read more Faith Formation News here.


CYO Volleyball Registration for 4th – 8th Grades
OLG CYO Volleyball registration for grades 4th to 8th is open! Registration will close at 10:00 p.m. on January 14, 2016 and no registrations will be accepted after this date.
Click here to learn more!

Important Info May 2012

Return by December 13th!

Light Up the Night
December 4, 2015
7:00 pm
Funeral Mass for Tony O’Keefe
December 7, 2015
11:00 am
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
December 8, 2015
9:00 am
Parent Org Meeting
December 8, 2015
6:30 pm
Smart with Art Holiday Workshop
December 9, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 pm
OLG Feast Day Mass,
followed by reception
December 11, 2015
9:00 am
Report Cards sent home
December 15, 2015
Holiday Sing-a-Long Red, Santa Photos & Green Dress Day
December 16, 2015
 NOON Dismissal for Christmas Break
December 18, 2015
12:00 noon
Classes resume
January 4, 2016
Commitment Hour Statements sent home
January 7, 2015
Parent Org Game Night
January 23, 2015
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Catholic Schools Week Open House
January 31, 2016
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For the O’Keefe family – Linda, Conner, and Lauren, as they grieve the loss of their husband and father, Tony O’Keefe. May they find peace and comfort and be wrapped in the love of their OLG community.