"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."
February 9th Newsletter
February 9, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
We’re busy giving tours and following up with visitors from our Open House. Don’t forget about our referral incentive if you recommend a family who ends up registering at OLG! Kindergarten screenings are being scheduled this month, and we’re enrolling for preschool and pre-k as well, with some spaces in most grades throughout the school. If you know a family who you’d love to have as part of our OLG community, please reach out!
If you haven’t had a chance yet, sign up for after-school chess or art; both classes are starting next Tuesday and are open to students in grades K-8.
We hope to see you at this year’s Kentucky Derby Auction. You can register here. This is a critical fundraiser for the school and a great way to spend a fun evening with other OLG families. Thank you to our wonderful auction team for all that you are doing to make it a success!
The Pizza Friday dates have been set for the rest of the year, and they are as follows: 2/24, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9. You may purchase pizza for all of these dates at once until 2/22. Then you will only have the option of purchasing individual meals.
Wow! It’s already February; time is flying by! It’s always a pleasure to teach Spanish at OLG. I feel blessed to be part of this community, and I love teaching Spanish to your children. Since January and February are sneaking out, let’s see what your kids have been learning and what themes they will be focusing on this month.
Community Meal: Help Spread a Little Love this Month
Help us spread a little love in the community this month by putting on a fabulous Community Meal! The Community Meal is served at OLG
each month and offers a free meal for anyone in the area who wishes to attend. We are looking for people who can help on Sunday, February 26 in the Walmesley Center with set up (9:45 am), serving and visiting with guests (12:30 pm), and cleanup (1:30 pm). You don’t need to stay for the whole day, only for your shift. If you are not able to help that day, you can participate by dropping off a homemade or store-bought dessert for our guests (any time after 9:45 am). If you’re able to serve, please contact Colleen.
Lenten RSVP Series (Ritual, Sharing, Verse and Prayer)
Lent is less than a month away, and we are offering a six-week, parish-wide series based on the Washington State Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on poverty, “Who Is My Neighbor?” and the weekly Lenten Gospel. RSVP is designed to build closer relationships and foster a deeper spirituality in our parish community. It is a great way to get to know people and grow in your faith. Small groups gather in parishioners’ homes or at the parish to pray and reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday’s Mass. If you are new to the program, please fill out the form in the back of church or in this week’s bulletin. You can return it to the office or place it in the collection basket. You can also register online. There are a variety of options for meeting times to accommodate your schedule. For more information, please contact Helen Oesterle (206) 935-0358 ext. 108.
The OLG/CYO Golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th at 7:00 am at West Seattle Golf Course. Lunch, awards, and a prize raffle will immediately follow the golf. Further information, along with sign-up sheets and sponsorship forms, will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Colberg at (206) 618-1361.
Ms. Marianne Carroll, beloved mother of Erin Pedras and grandmother of Anna, Sophia and Maria, passed away on Saturday, 1/28/17. Her funeral will be here at OLG on Monday, 2/13 at 11:00 am. Please keep the Pedras family in your prayers. Marianne wLG parish and was a regular participant at school events with her gracious presence and kindness.
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.