"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."
March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
In today’s FCE, two flyers about important spring events were included:
the annual OLG Parent Org Jog-a-thon and the first-ever community fun run supporting OLG, Loop the Lupe.
What do they have in common?
Both events promote health and fitness; both celebrate community; both support the work and mission of OLG.
What makes each event unique? The OLG Parent Org Jog-a-thon
The jog-a-thon is a longstanding spring tradition and the second largest Parent Org fundraiser, helping the PO meet its fundraising commitment to the school and provide critical operating support. This is one of the ways in which the school bridges the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of providing an OLG education. We count on the jog-a-thon to help the Parent Org achieve its fundraising goals each year. This is our most student-centered fundraiser, and while we reach out to friends and family members for pledges, the runners are all OLG students (and staff!). It’s a much-anticipated school-day event involving all grade levels and many wonderful family members as volunteers!
Loop the ‘Lupe
Loop the ‘Lupe is a fun run, walk, obstacle challenge – a race for the whole family that is open to all community members. It will include a Youth Dash, a variety of obstacle challenges, and an obstacle-free Senior Saunter. This event will support community athletics and social outreach programs at OLG Parish. Many of these programs run though our Walmesley Center, and this year’s proceeds will help eliminate the debt on that facility. This event will take place on a Sunday, and, while participation is not required, can you really think of a better way to spend a Sunday in June?
Thriftway Program for Schools Announcement
Hello OLG families! Want to donate to our school just by shopping at your favorite grocery store? West Seattle Thriftway will refund 1% of all purchases through their 1% Cash Back for the Community program. Save your receipts and bring them to the collection box in the office. That’s all there is to it. Get your family and friends involved too!
Thanks for supporting our school!
Thanks to everyone who has submitted the online registration and
forms for 2017-18! Forms and the registration link can be accessed through our website “Admissions Documents” page. If you need any help with the re-registration process, contact any of us in the school office (206) 935-0651 or email Laura Wong.
We’re excited about the new and returning extracurricular programs for this spring and summer. Click the registration link to learn more and sign your child up! Register here for Spring/Summer Extracurricular Programs!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
News From the Band!
Truly a busy time for our young musicians as we prepare for spring concerts!
May 17th – Band Festival/Kennedy Catholic High School/All band members involved!
May 24th – OLG Spring Concert/All band members involved!
Spring in the 8th grade teems with a flurry of, well, stuff. Take our high energy musical, “The Lion King,” which debuts on Tuesday, May 16. The kids have their roles – with a few unexpected solos – and rehearsals are underway. If you see an 8th grader, do him/her a favor and ask to hear their rendition of “The Circle of Life” or another classic from the Disney musical.
Then there’s the yearbook. Some 8th graders and parents are helping lay out pages and take last minute photos before our deadline in mid-April. If you have any last minute school photos you’d like to share with the yearbook, you can send them to me by email, and just put ‘yearbook’ in the subject line.
The Juan Diego Project is winding down after a wildly impressive series of 8th grade student-led seminars, where our soon-to-be graduates led an entire lesson on their social issue, service experience, and core message. For the last two years, students have produced Guad Talks, but this year, in teams of three, our 8th graders are producing culminating videos that illustrate their work in the community, some knowledge about their Juan Diego Project topic, and their overall experience at OLG. You’ll be able to watch their videos by the end of the school year.
Before our series of lasts begins – class picture, volleyball game, jog-a-thon, etc. – I’d like to thank this year’s 8th grade class for being a dynamic group who genuinely loves to learn, even if they don’t always say so. I can attest to the community that their thirst for knowledge and desire to change the world for the better is constantly reflected in the exceptional degree of quality and personal investment in their work, from the largest projects, to the simple prayer reflections we do each week.
We’re in the home stretch, and it’s been a fun ride!
Put on your “zapatos de correr y corre! corre! corre!”
The Cinco de Mayo Jog-a-thon is on Friday, May 5th! It’s going to be a Mexican fiesta! Please save the date! We can’t do this final fundraiser of
the year without your help. Count laps! Cut oranges! And most importantly, get pledges!
Look for Pledge Forms to come home in the FCE on Thursday, April 6th. Ask parents, friends, families and grandparents to pledge a per-lap challenge or flat dollar amount for your runner. All pledges are 100% tax deductible. Challenge your runner to beat last year’s laps (we will give them the number) – one year older, one year stronger! We will be utilizing the OLG events webpage for donations and payments this year. The website will be live on April 7th. Pledge forms will be due the morning of the jog-a-thon, Friday, May 5th.
Maracas, sombreros, serapes and zapatos de correr encouraged!
Youth Migrant Project: Summer Mission Trip for Teens
The Youth Migrant Project is back! Once again we’ll be teaming up with St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s for a fun and life-changing week. Jennifer Ibach and JC Santos will help lead the trip, which is open to all graduating 8th graders (or 14+ years old) through graduating high school seniors. We stay at St. Charles in Burlington and work in a variety of migrant ministries in the Skagit Valley, including distributing food and clothing, creating a fiesta for the children in a camp, and attending Mass in a camp. In addition to serving, we will learn about migrant life and reflect on our faith in light of these realities. There are two mandatory preparation meetings on May 21st and June 11th, both at 5:00 pm at St. Mary’s. The cost of the trip is $200 but partial scholarships are available. Because there are three parishes participating, space is very limited. If you are interested in attending or have questions, contact Jennifer Ibach at (206) 935-0358 ext. 120. Applications are available in the parish office and online and are due Monday, May 8th.
CRS Rice Bowl: Encounter Resilience
We encounter Dita in Ethiopia, and see how her newfound entrepreneurial skills are providing three meals a day for her children-even during a devastating drought. What skills have you discovered this Lent that can be put to good use in building God’s kingdom? Visit the CRS Rice Bowl website to learn more.
For the Beza family, who are grieving the death this week of Jorge Felix, father of Chatrice Beza and grandfather of Demarco and Enrico. His service will be held at OLG Church on Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am.
Please keep Kimmy Fulton in your prayers. She and her husband are grieving the recent loss of his brother-in-law.
Please keep OLG Maintenance Supervisor, Sal Pagan, and his family in your prayers. His mother passed away this week.
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.