Feb. 25th Newsletter

February 25, 2016
Dear OLG Families,
Mark your calendar for this year’s State of the School Meeting:
2015-16 State of the School
Thursday, March 10, 2016
School Hall
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Watch for an electronic invitation and opportunity to RSVP after the auction. This event provides an update from the 2015-16 school year, as well as a look ahead to 2016-17. Topics to be addressed will include:  enrollment for 2016-17, school finance, curriculum and student learning, facilities improvement projects, and more. Please come to be informed and be a part of the conversation!
Next week, registration will also open for OLG summer programs to be held the weeks of June 13 and June 20 (followed by Vacation Bible School the week of June 27). Watch for details!
Several weeks ago, we announced the selection of a long-term substitute teacher for second grade. Unfortunately, for personal family reasons, she was unable to take the position after all. After much searching for the right fit, we are delighted to announce that Mrs. Loretta Kramer, our K-5 library/technology specialist, will be filling the 2nd grade position until the end of the year. In addition to knowing the students and the classroom routines, Mrs. Kramer has taught 2nd grade for four years prior to her work as a librarian. We are grateful for her flexibility and excitement about working with our second grade students and families. Stepping into the library/technology position until the end of the year, Mrs. Laura Wong, OLG parent, brings a strong background in technology, a love of reading, and a calm and competent presence. She has worked with our students both on the playground and in our EDC program and will be a great fit in this long-term substitute position. Blessings and prayers to Mrs. Rachel Hoch, as she and her husband prepare to welcome their new baby to the world!
I look forward to seeing you at the auction this Saturday for An Evening in Paris
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Parent Org Chair 
We’re looking forward to a wonderful auction this Saturday evening at the Brockey Center. Get ready to stroll the streets of Paris in support of OLG!
Mark Your Calendars!
Tuesday 3/8/16 – March Parent Org Meeting at 6:30 pm in the school
Sunday 3/13/16 – Sunday Mass Coffee & Donuts with 4th Grade

Debbie Bellia
Art: Pre-K-8th Grade
The students at OLG have had a busy couple of months in art class producing amazing works. They continue to keep up the momentum working very creatively on their projects.
Pre-K, kindergarten and 1st grade have been working on drawing moon jellyfish using black Sharpie pens and colored pencils.  They used a variety of wavy and relaxed lines to create jellyfish that are swimming across their turquoise paper…Read more.

2016 Day of Service – April 16th
In 2014, we began a new OLG tradition…the OLG Day of Service. Each year, over 100 parishioners and friends have gathered to serve together at projects throughout our region.  The 2016 Day of Service is on Saturday, April 16th and this year Peace Lutheran will join us!   In honor of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Day of Service will offer people the opportunity to perform the seven Corporal Works of Mercy.  We will also have opportunities to care for the environment, in honor of the recent papal encyclical “Laudato Si”. Sign up or learn more here. See photos of previous years’ projects here.

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Parish Mental Health Survey Results
The members of the Life, Justice and Peace Commission would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Mental Health Survey.  In  addition to the statistical information provided, we greatly appreciated the further written comments provided by many.  We hope that this collation of each of our individual responses will help us to better see and understand ourselves as the one Christian community of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  To view the results, click here.
Hungering for a Healthy Start 
The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the African nation of Rwanda, where we’re reminded to care for the unborn. This week we pray for pregnant mothers, that they may have the medical and nutritional support they need to raise healthy, thriving children. Learn more here.  Click on the “Families” link at the top of the page to find resources for bringing Lent to life in your family.

Click here to learn more! about CYO sports at OLG!

Important Info May 2012

A Night in Paris Auction
February 27, 2016
Brockey Center at South Seattle College
Family Faith Sunday
& “Over 65 Dinner” 
March 6, 2016
Student Council Lenten Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
Week of March 7-11, 2016
School Mass
(led by 4th)
March 10, 2016
State of the School Meeting
March 10, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program 7:00 – 8:00 pm
School Hall
Coffee & Donuts
sponsored by 4th grade and Knights of Columbus
March 13, 2016
Regional Curriculum Day 
March 18, 2016
Stations of the Cross
(led by 7th)
March 22, 2016
2:00 pm
in the church
Holy Thursday Soup Supper
(hosted by school staff)
March 24, 2016
Good Friday
NOON Dismissal
March 25, 2016
Easter Vacation
March 28 – April 1, 2016
Class Photos
April 6, 2016
OLG Day of Service
April 16, 2016

For our OLG community, may we open wide the doors of mercy during this Lenten season.
For Mrs. Hoch and her husband, as they prepare for the birth of their baby!