"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."
January 13th Newsletter
January 13, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
Today your FCE included information about our upcoming auction, Special Persons’ Day invitation postcards and sign-up information, this years Catholic Schools’ Week project instructions, an Intent to Return Form, and the new 2017-18 Referral Incentive policy. Please help us with our planning by returning the forms as soon as possible, and consider anyone you know who might be interested in learning more about OLG! We’d love to talk with them at Open House on Sun., Jan. 29th (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) – or they can call the school office to schedule a tour during the school day. We’re excited to share the incredible teaching and learning happening in our classrooms and welcome new families into our community.
We had a lively school Mass Thursday with a theme of social justice, led by 8th grade and 1st grade. It culminated in a solidarity procession around the back of the church, with each family group sharing a message of justice and solidarity with the community and reflecting on the CRS posters around the church promoting justice for migrants. Thanks to JC Santos and the 8th grade, Rita Gazewood, and the 1st grade, and Ann Sager and the chorus! David Haywood represented OLG St. Vincent de Paul shared the good news about the tremendous amount of food and funds raised in our recent school drive and from the parish at large in December. He shared a moving story about the impact on one family’s life – a family he connected with because someone on a bus told them to call OLG, because “OLG parish helps the poor.”
An opportunity to support reading in our neighborhood…
Hi Our Lady of Guadalupe students and families. My name is Clare
Dempsey, and I am a student in 8th grade here at OLG. My Juan Diego Project is focused on literacy, and I am volunteering at Roxhill Elementary School. I am also hosting a book drive to collect new and gently used books for the Roxhill families. My goal is to collect 400 books so every student who attends Roxhill Elementary can have one. This book drive will go from January 13th – 27th. That’s two weeks for you to bring in books. Boxes for the collection will be located in your classrooms, and the class who brings in the most books will win a treat party. Thank you for your contributions!
I hope to see you at Saturday’s Trivia Night in the Walmesley Center; see below for details about this fun event!
Are you interested in volunteering in the school and have a few hours a week during the school day? We’re looking to add a couple of recess monitors to our fabulous team! Contact Heidi Ehrenberg or call the school office (206) 935-0651 for more information. It’s a great way to get involved and make a difference for our students and staff.
Remember that Monday is a school holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. See you on Tuesday!
What choices would you make if you had little time and little money to spare? You’re invited to a FREE Poverty Simulation at Kent Covenant Church on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to explore those questions. The day will include a role play that simulates a month in the lives of low-income families, a chance to meet others who care about the issue, and the opportunity to explore the impact of poverty in our community. Space is limited so reserve your spot today (walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows). Register here or visit the OLG Outreach page. Email with questions or call (206)296-6954. This event is co-sponsored by Kent Covenant Church, Seattle U, and KentHOPE. Kent Covenant Church is located at 12010 SE 240th St, Kent 98031.
Santa Teresita Giving Tree Thanks You
Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide 92 gift cards for the families living at Catholic Housing Services’ Santa Teresita complex. Totaling over $2300, these cards helped parents and guardians to provide holiday gifts for their children. We recently received a bundle of thank you cards. Here are several of the messages: “Every year you send us just what is needed. Thank you.” “We have more food on the table. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.” “Thank you so much for the gift cards…It was an unexpected and wonderful surprise. It made all the difference in Christmas for my two kids…It would’ve been a meager Christmas otherwise. Thanks again for making our Christmas a special one.”
Count Us In: One Night Count Volunteers Needed
Previously known as the One Night Count, Count Us In is a point-in-time count of people living unsheltered across the County. This year’s count will take place in the early hours (2:00 – 6:00 am) of Friday, January 27th. The core purpose of the count is to collect data that will inform our response to the need in our community. Volunteers are needed for a range of duties, including working in teams to conduct the count and supporting regional volunteer sites. Sign up to participate here.
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.