"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."
December 15th Newsletter
December 15, 2016
Dear OLG Families,
Yesterday we celebrated our Feast Day in OLG style! Student Council, coordinated by Ms. Hobbs, enacted the story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe and did a moving and beautiful job, in addition to being our student leaders for the Mass. Ms. McKamey’s band ushered us in with lovely processional music, and Ms. Sager and the chorus kept us singing throughout the Mass. Mr. Santos and the 8th graders helped us prepare by leading students in a reflection and making roses to bring up in an entrance procession. The 8th graders also performed the traditional Mary Dance!
Later in the day, we had our Christmas Sing-a-Long, with music from the band, chorus and middle school choir, and Ms. Sager leading us in a festive sing-a-long. After school, the staff took a break from our meeting and curriculum planning schedule to have a Christmas party. We’re so grateful to Parent Org for providing us with a delicious lunch, yummy desserts, and a celebratory atmosphere. Special thanks to Laurie Robbins for all of her work coordinating this!
December Family Group
Bishop Blanchet Speech Tournament Award Winner from OLG
OLG Eighth grader, Emily A., competed in the 2016 Bishop Blanchet High School Speech Tournament last weekend and won first place in the Dramatic Interpretive category. This award came with a partial scholarship if she chooses to attend BBHS. She brought home a Most Inspirational trophy as well. Congratulations, Emily!
Congratulations to Ms. Sager and the 4th/5th grade chorus for being selected to contribute to the Music Express Video Mash-up 2016. Their video of “Be a Friend” will be included!
This morning, students and staff enjoyed a wonderful Sing Out Seattle – OLG performance of “Finding Nemo,” with a talented and enthusiastic cast from our fall after-school drama camp. These students put together a fabulous show. We look forward to bringing Sing Out Seattle back to OLG in the spring.
Check out the parish website for information about Advent reconciliation services and Christmas Masses.
We wish you and your family a blessed and joyful celebration of Christmas.
First Graders Partner with Sixth Grade Buddies! Community Is Such a Gift!
The first and sixth grade students have had their initial meet and great in order to learn each other’s names. They learned other interesting facts, like their favorite colors and animals, too. Over the course of the school year they will attend daily masses together each
month and complete special projects. They will also work together to raise salmon from egg to fry and release them into the Fauntleroy Creek. This week they enjoyed spending time together before our long Christmas break. Sixth graders helped their first grade buddies put their milk jug Nativity scenes together and the first graders presented them with hand-made angel ornaments. Partnering is truly a gift for everyone!
In M. Scott Peck’s 1988 book, A Road Less Traveled, his memorable first sentence is “Life is difficult.” Well, true enough. And part of life for many people is being a parent. In Mathew Kelly’s book, Building Better Families, he states “Parenting is difficult.” Again, true. While both books focus on building personal values and growing mentally and spiritually, Kelly looks more fully at building your inner strength in order to help your children become “the-best-version-of-themselves.” Read more…
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.