"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."
Jan. 14th Newsletter
January 14, 2015
Dear OLG Families,
Catholic Schools Week is nearly upon us! We are gearing up for our annual Open House on Sunday, January 31st. We hope you will consider spreading the word! We have yard signs advertising the event that we would love to have OLG families place in their yards. Pick one up at the school office or from a staff person in the parking lot Friday and Tuesday! A postcard invitation for Special Persons’ Day went home in today’s FCE. Please share it with your child’s special guest. Directions were also included for this year’s family project. Thank you for taking time to reflect on how OLG helps your family to open the doors of mercy. Please return the completed “doors of mercy” project to school by Friday, Jan. 22nd.
We are joyfully journeying with second grade teacher, Rachel Hoch, as she and her husband prepare to welcome the gift of a baby into their lives. Please keep them in your prayers at this exciting time. In late February, Shannon Saulter will take over teaching the second grade until the end of the year. She has already been in to start to get to know the class. We are blessed to have Mrs. Saulter’s enthusiasm, passion for Catholic education, and collaborative spirit. Welcome to OLG!
Excerpts from Shannon Saulter’s letter to second grade families…
This is my fifth year teaching and second year in a second grade classroom. I earned my Master in Teaching in 2011 from Seattle University. I student-taught in a second grade classroom, then taught kindergarten at St. John the Evangelist for three years.
Soccer was my passion when I was in second grade. My goal was to be on the U.S. Womens National Team. I played collegiate soccer for Seattle Pacific University, was a three-time All-American and 2005 Division II Player of the year. I played semi-professional soccer for the Women’s Sounders and coached the sport to ages 8-12.
My accomplishments are mentioned as a way to introduce my teaching philosophy. I believe that in order for our second graders to reach their goals and fulfill their passions, their goals need to 1) be acknowledged and encouraged and 2) work hard in school and understand how no matter the dream, education will provide the road to their goal.
I am thrilled to be teaching again after taking the last year-and-a-half off to raise my two kids, Marley (boy, 2) and Havana (girl, 3 months). I have heard nothing but praise for this faith-filled class and group of parents. I will look forward to meeting you all.
Thank you in advance for your warm reception and trusting me with giving your child the education he or she deserves.
Tomorrow is Blue Friday, and Monday is a school holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our study of air and weather is just getting started. What can you discover about air using feathers, straws, balloons, styrofoam balls, papers, vials, and water? We discovered air truly is amazing! It can move things, it can make noises occur, and it takes up space. Read more…
RSVP online (preferred) or send in your rsvp card today!
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A week in the south of France, Suncadia, Disneyland tickets, Arbor Heights Pool Party, Garth Brooks concert tickets, Class Projects, $1000 cash raffle…and much, much more!
Attention Bakers! We are looking for dessert donations for the dessert dash. Do you, or someone you know, make a creative cake, a rockin’ raspberry cheesecake, a terrific torte? If so, please consider donating to the auction! If you create a dessert, you get commitment hours for baking time. Please contact Jori McChesney at 206-999-6778 for more details.
Volunteers are needed at the Catholic Schools Week Open House on Sunday, January 31st to help at tables in the school hallways for the uniform exchange. Two volunteers are needed from 9 – 11 am, and two are needed from 11 am – 1 pm. Contact Erin Pedras.
Take this opportunity to clean out your closets and bring in any uniforms you want to exchange. Just leave them at the school office. Thank you!
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.