March 4th Newsletter

March 4, 2016
Dear OLG Families,
Mark your calendar for this year’s State of the School Meeting:
2015-16 State of the School
Thursday, March 10, 2016
School Hall
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program 7:00 – 8:00 pm
RSVP here. This event provides an update from the 2015-16 school year, as well as a look ahead to 2016-17. Topics to be addressed will include:  enrollment for 2016-17, school finance, curriculum and student learning, facilities improvement projects, and more. Please come to be informed and be a part of the conversation!
2015-16 Distinguished Teacher/Staff Award Nomination
The annual OLG Distinguished Teacher/Staff Award recognizes one teacher or staff member for excellence. That teacher or staff person receives a stipend for summer travel and pledges to bring the fruits of that trip back into the classroom or school.
This is a great opportunity to recognize an OLG teacher or staff member who stands out in your child’s life and makes a significant positive difference through his or her educational ministry. Thank you for taking time to recognize excellence at OLG!
Nominees must have worked a full year to be eligible. Nominations are due by Sun., March 13th at 11:55 pm. Nominate a Teacher or Staff Member Now!
Welcome to the world, Naomi! 
Rachel and Ken Hoch celebrate the birth of their beautiful baby, Naomi, born early yesterday morning. She is healthy and the family is enjoying these precious first days together. Thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes for the family!
Student Council Lenten Care Kit Drive
The Student Council is organizing a Lenten drive to collect supplies for homeless individuals in our community. Check out the flyer for a list of requested items. Sample-sized items are best, as the kits need to fit in a plastic bag.
OLG Auction a Big Success
Last weekend’s OLG Auction was a tremendous success. Thank you to all of you who participated, bid, procured, volunteered, and more, in support of our school! An announcement about our net revenue will be coming shortly. Statements were sent home in today’s FCE envelopes. Special thanks to our phenomenal Auction Committee:

Auction Chairs – Laura Vornbrock & Fabiola Prechtel
Procurement Chair – Alder Kuhn
Procurement Team – Kristin Beaty, Monica Dirks, Kim Pankow, Cheryl Roubicek
Class Projects Chair – Erin Pedras
(Preschool) Stephanie Nguyen, (K) Trudy & John Ide, (1st) Andy Robbins & Grace Corpuz, (2nd) Stephanie Huske, (3rd) Dani Flanagan, (4th) Sheila Hui, (5th) Shelley Bradley, (6th) Johanna & Steve Zang, (7th) Beth Percival, (8th) Chuck Lysen
Bar & Beverage – Elizabeth Betancourt
Graphic Design/Printing Chair – Susie Perry/Ralph Hill at Connect Printing
Mailing Chair – Dana Elsner
Cashiering/Finance – Michelle Scheving
Inventory/Family Donations – Cynthia Friart, Hilary Reeves
Online Auction/Website – Andy & Laurie Robbins
Live Auction Display Chair – Lissa Baier
Silent Auction Display and Set-Up – Cynthia Granada
Transportation/Clean-Up Chair – Cynthia Granada
Photography/Video – Josh Sutton/Chris Dyer
Reservations/Registration – Brenda Croft, Shannon Lysen
Dessert Dash Chair – Jori McChesney
Decorations Chair – Christi Meats
Community Relations – Christa & Brian Callanan, Nancy Standifer
Volunteer Coordinator – Jodie O’Toole
Photographer – Lysen Photo
No School – Regional In-service Day on March 18th
Please remember that we have no school on Friday, March 18th for the Archdiocesan Regional In-service Day. OLG is excited to host a workshop with Erik Palmer, a dynamic speaker on the topic of teaching speaking and listening skills. I am proud of the intentional and effective work that our teachers do in this area and look forward to gaining additional ideas from a national expert!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Parent Org Chair 
From our Auction Chairs…
Thank you all so much for your support of the OLG Auction & Gala – An Evening in Paris! It was a rousing success!
If you purchased items in the online auction, or did not take them home with you from the event, you may pick them up at the front office with Laura Vornbrock at drop off or pick up through Friday.  Please contact your auction chairs for other pick up options.
All  gift certificates and final statements will be send home in the FCE on Friday this week. Please look for them so they are not lost over the weekend.
We are so grateful for all the community support!  We are truly blessed!
Mark Your Calendar!
Sunday 3/13/16 – Sunday Mass Coffee & Donuts with 4th Grade

Seventh Grade Homeroom/Middle School Humanities & Religion
Seventh Grade and the Catholic Social Teachings
Next time you see an Our Lady of Guadalupe seventh grader, stop him or her and ask about the Catholic Social Teachings.  They are experts!  As emergent, active members of society, seventh graders have immersed themselves in these principles to understand how our faith calls us to live lives of holiness and justice in a complex, modern world.  We began by looking at Scripture for evidence of these teachings.  Then we researched the Church documents and relevant history of injustices throughout the world that led to these documents.  Students then searched to understand what aspects of our modern world these seven principles most aptly relate to.  Finally, each principle was applied to students them selves, in terms of what practical, tangible steps they could be taking now, to walk closer behind in Jesus’ footsteps.  After honing their oral speaking skills by presenting to the rest of the class in expert groups that included a multi-media presentation, poster, skit, and quiz, they made the following short videos.

Faith Formation/Pastoral Care
Family Faith Sunday
Praying the Stations of the Cross
When:  March 6, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Where: In the Walmesley Gym
Who Should Come:
Families with school age children K-8th grade.  Younger children will have a harder time relating to the topic and the prayer environment.

2016 Day of Service – April 16th
In 2014, we began a new OLG tradition…the OLG Day of Service. Each year, over 100 parishioners and friends have gathered to serve together at projects throughout our region.  The 2016 Day of Service is on Saturday, April 16th and this year Peace Lutheran will join us!   In honor of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Day of Service will offer people the opportunity to perform the seven Corporal Works of Mercy.  We will also have opportunities to care for the environment, in honor of the recent papal encyclical “Laudato Si”.
Sign up or learn more here. See photos of previous years’ projects here.

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Hungering to Learn 
We journey with Catholic Relief Services to the Central American country of Honduras, where we meet students who are learning that it’s better to help our neighbor learn and grow than to leave him or her behind.  To whom are we called to extend a hand this week?  Visit the CRS Rice Bowl website for more.  Perhaps you’d like to use CRS’ Stations of the Cross resource this week to help you reflect on Christ’s Passion and the suffering and poverty experienced by many of our brothers and sisters around the world (available online and in the church).

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

Important Info May 2012

Family Faith Sunday
& “Over 65 Dinner” 
March 6, 2016
Student Council Lenten Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
Week of March 7-11, 2016
School Mass
(led by 4th)
March 10, 2016
State of the School Meeting
March 10, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program 7:00 – 8:00 pm
School Hall
Coffee & Donuts
sponsored by 4th grade and Knights of Columbus
March 13, 2016
Regional Curriculum Day 
March 18, 2016
Stations of the Cross
(led by 7th)
March 22, 2016
2:00 pm
in the church
Holy Thursday Soup Supper
(hosted by school staff)
March 24, 2016
Good Friday
NOON Dismissal
March 25, 2016
Easter Vacation
March 28 – April 1, 2016
Class Photos
April 6, 2016
OLG Day of Service
April 16, 2016

For our OLG community, may we open wide the doors of mercy during this Lenten season.
For the Hochs, as they welcome baby Naomi into their lives! In thanksgiving for a healthy delivery.