"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 19th Newsletter
January 19, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
Catholic Schools’ Week is just around the corner! We’ll be kicking it off with our 11:00 am Catholic Schools’ Week Mass and Open House on Sunday, January 29th. The Open House will run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. All are welcome! If you know someone who is curious about an OLG education, please encourage him or her to attend. We’re looking forward to this week, focused on the gifts and opportunities of a Catholic school education!
On Wednesday, February 1st, we will celebrate the rich tradition of music education at OLG with our Winter Concert at 7:00 pm in the church. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Special Persons’ Day
Thursday, February 2nd is Special Persons’ Day. Please return your form from last week’s FCE, so that we know who to expect as guests. Special guests may come to school with your child or arrive at school by 8:45 am to accompany their special student to 9:00 Mass. Mass will be followed by a brunch in the Walmesley Center or School Hall. Students will be divided into the two spaces by family last names. We’ll thank our special guests and send them on their way by 11:15 am.
Just a reminder about our Catholic Schools’ Week Family Project:
We are the Hands of Jesus!
We, the families of Guadalupe, are called to be the hands of Jesus in our world. We are many hands sharing in the one body, the one journey of Christ. As we enter Catholic Schools Week, we ask you to reflect on the ways your family answers that call. What do you do to share the spirit of our community with the world? How do you share the knowledge, faith, and service we foster in our school with the people of our local and world communities?
Have each member of your family trace one of their hands on a colored piece of paper. On the hand, write (or draw) one way you share the spirit of Guadalupe with the world. Return your family’s the hands to school early next week, so that we can display them during Catholic Schools Week.
Find out more about volunteering as a judge for middle school Genius Hour Project presentations!
Thanks to everyone who already returned their Intent to Return Form. We’re busy planning for the upcoming school year and are beginning the enrollment and budgeting processes for 2017-18 this month.
Part-Time Paid Position
OLG Parish is looking for someone to be our gym monitor for CYO basketball and volleyball games. Games are on weekends, typically about 8-10 hours a weekend. Call Sal Pagan at the parish office for more information: (206) 935-0358 Ext 112.
Please remember that we have a noon-dismissal, teacher in-service day on Friday, January 27th.
“One problem I learned in StoryPath is when the white man came to our village. We didn’t speak his language which made it harder to trade…. It tells how early Northwest Coast people had to adapt to the settler’s language which enabled them to communicate later on….The settlers started moving in. They sent us a letter to say stay out of the forest. They are taking natural resources from us….I learned from experience how the native people felt….The Northwest Coast people were truly brave….The American settlers are taking over our land and we have been here for 2,000 years!…The settlers have knives, rifles and swords. We have sticks, rocks, spears, bows, arrows and knives. We don’t have enough strength. We can’t fight back.”
Fourth graders are asked to think critically about what they know, use prior knowledge to make sense of new information and connect personally to important social studies concepts. This was true for our study of Coastal Tribes in our “Nations of the Northwest Coast” Storypath completed last month. Fourth graders now begin a second StoryPath unit, Oregon Trail.
StoryPath is both a structure for organizing the social studies curriculum and an instructional strategy for teaching that uses elements of story, encourages active student participation and problem solving. Our new setting is 1840-1863, various stops along the Oregon Trail. Fourth graders begin with creating characters and forming “family units” for the journey. Next we construct wagons, make our supply list and plan our route. Our plot will unfold in the weeks ahead.
Check out some of our characters from both units, on display for Open House.
Families, if you have changed your account name to your child(ren)s name in the software program that we use for online purchases such as pizza, game night and the auction, we need you to change it back to the adult names as soon as possible.
This is very important for the auction, your reservations, tax letter and the day of the auction activities. If you do not change your account back, all of these things will be listed under your child’s name and not yours.
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!
Free Throw Competition
Show off your basketball skills! Our Lady of Guadalupe Council Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Free Throw Competition for all boys and girls, ages 9 to 14. It will be held Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 am. The competition will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center Gym, 3410 SW Myrtle St., Seattle. Each boy & girl age group champion will be eligible to advance to the District Competition to be held in February. You must provide proof of age (birth certificate, etc.).
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.
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.