March 24th Newsletter

March 24, 2016
Dear OLG Families,
We hope to see many of you this evening for our Holy Thursday Soup Supper before Mass, in the Walmesley Center. Bring your CRS Rice Bowls to turn in!
2016-17 Registration
Please take a few minutes to complete your 2016-17 registration, if you have not already done so. Thank you! 
Facebook Chess Tournament
Is your child a chess enthusiast? If so, this is a great opportunity to take on the challenge of playing in a tournament. OLG has had students participate and bring home trophies for the past two years. This is a very fun tournament and chance to play against students from other schools. A flyer was sent home in the FCEs with an incorrect final registration date. We will notify school families when we have the correct date!
Have a blessed Easter and a wonderful break!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

K-5 Library and Technology (Long-Term Substitute)
Library and Technology News
OLG is truly a happy place with an amazing staff (it shows on the inside too!).  I am honored and thankful to be a part of this community in any and all ways.
It is a delight to share the joy of reading to the elementary grades.  In the early grades we talk about our favorite parts of the story and marvel at twists in the plot.  3rd and 4th graders identify the setting, plot, and theme.
Kindergarteners and 1st graders focus on using technology to practice simple sentences, capitalization, punctuation, and number grouping.
2nd graders created a book of the Stations of the Cross – take a peek in the 2nd grade classroom.  They also made a wonderful card for Ms. Hoch and baby Naomi.  And now we are busy learning how to use Microsoft Word.
3rd graders have been presenting Chinese folktales on PowerPoint slides. I appreciate that the slides are visually pleasing slides and have a nice balance.  I am also impressed how the students capture their audience’s attention during their presentation.
4th graders are enthusiastic about exploring how to use PowerPoint.  I am pleased to see their creativity and industriousness.  Their practice will serve them well for upcoming projects.
5th graders have been presenting their research on the evolution of technology.  It is my turn to learn about carburetors, H-bombs, I-pods, armored tanks, play stations, fancy refrigerators…oh, I wish I could list them all.  Way to go 5th grade!

2016 Day of Service – April 16th
We are in the final weeks for sign-up for the 2016 Day of Service on Saturday, April 16th. If you haven’t already signed up, please do so now. We have opportunities for all ages and projects that are drop-in for those with a busy Saturday, to a couple of hours to most of the day. To sign up or learn more, click here. For more information, contact Jennifer Ibach at the parish office or Karen Fitton.

Parent Org Chair
Commitment Hours Update
We are approaching our deadline for accruing commitment hours for this school year. The deadline is April 30th, so please be sure that your commitment hours for this year are logged. Record hours here!
Mark Your Calendar!
  • Sunday, April 10th – After-Mass Coffee & Donuts with 3rd Grade!
  • Tuesday, April 12th – Parent Org Meeting @ 6:30 PM at the school
  • Friday, April 15th – Jog-A-Thon Kick-Off Assembly.
  • Thursday, April 21st – Jog-A-Thon packets go home
  • Tuesday, May 10th – Last Parent Org Meeting of 2015-2016 School Year
  • Sunday, May 15 – After-Mass Coffee & Donuts with 1st Grade

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Hungering for Celebration
We prayed, fasted and gave alms-and now we celebrate!  Our Lenten journey with Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl ends in our own hearts, where Jesus reigns forever.  Let us rejoice in our risen Lord – and in the lives we’ve impacted during Lent in Colombia, Laos, Rwanda, Honduras, Madagascar and all over the world!  Please remember to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl donations, either by putting them in the collection at Mass or by dropping them at the parish office. It is very helpful for our counters if you can convert your change to cash or check (make out to OLG with “Rice Bowl” in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!  Did you know that 25% of your Rice Bowl donations stay local to help alleviate hunger in our community?  OLG has received grants to help with our Community Meal and Peace Garden. View a list of local recipients.

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

Important Info May 2012


Student Council Lenten Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
through March 25th
Holy Thursday Soup Supper
(hosted by school staff)
March 24, 2016
5:30 pm
Walmesley Center
Good Friday
NOON Dismissal
March 25, 2016
Easter Vacation
March 28 – April 1, 2016
Class Photos
April 6, 2016
Preschool (T, Th) & Graduation Photos
April 7, 2016
School Mass
Led by 1st & 6th
April 7, 2006
OLG Day of Service
April 16, 2016

Please pray for Dolly Anderson, neighbor and friend of the Trius family; she is in the last stages of her life.
Please pray for Vella Merlino, mother of Dan.
Please pray for Peg Haggerty, whose husband Paul passed away. May she be blessed with God’s peace and comfort.