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 Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

First Grade
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…

Parent Org Chair
January 23, 2016   6-9 pm
Walmesley Center
Game Night is getting close and it’s free fun. Get your team ready to win big prizes and reserve a table today
  • Teams 6-8 people; all ages welcome!
  • Don’t have a team, but still want in, sign up to be on a house team.
  • Food and beverages will be available onsite for purchase.
  • Want to play but your kids aren’t interested, let them hang out in the kid zone with other fun activities.
There are no excuses to not have fun, submit team or individual names to Cassie Jenkins today!
OLG Auction & Gala, February 27, 2016
An Evening in Paris!
Your invitations have arrived!
~Stroll through the streets of Paris, OLG style~
Invite your family and friends. Reserve a table!
Please don’t delay, submit your rsvp today!
Deadline is January 31st!
Ticket prices:  Benefactor $125   Patron $85   Guest $70
RSVP online (preferred) or send in your rsvp card today!
Great Auction Items
You don’t want to miss out on these great items!
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.
Please contact auction chairs, Laura Vornbrock and Fabiola Prechtel at 206-200-0634.
Volunteers Needed
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!

Pastoral Asst. for Outreach
Click here to learn more about
Catholic Advocacy Day: Register by January 18
Proclaim Justice and Life for All
Join OLG staff and parishioners, and thousands of Catholics from across the state on Monday, February 8th as we take a message of compassion and justice to Olympia…
A Giving Tree Thank You!
A BIG THANKS to all who were able to participate in our Giving Tree this year…
50K United Airline Miles Needed to Make McAllen Trip Possible for Two Volunteers
Fr. Jack and parishioners from OLG are preparing for a service trip to McAllen, TX to help at the Humanitarian Respite Center run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley…

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

Important Info May 2012

Blue Friday Free Dress
January 15, 2016
January 16, 2016
9:00 am – noon
Walmesley Center
January 23, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm
NOON Dismissal
Staff Professional Development
January 29, 2016
12:00 pm
Catholic Schools’
 Week Open House
January 31, 2016
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Students please wear uniforms to Mass!
Winter Concert
February 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Special Persons’ Day
February 4, 2016
Visit to Classrooms
 8:30 am
Mass at 9:15 am
Student Appreciation Day
Pajama Day & Staff/8th Grade Volleyball Game
February 5, 2016

Please pray that we, as an OLG community, may live out the virtue of mercy in our lives, each and every day.