"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."
May 11th Newsletter
May 11, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
I hope you’ll join us for tomorrow evening’s “One World, One Night” Cultural Experience in the Walmesley Center! See the flyer for details.
Thank you to Rachel Hoch, Helen Oesterle, Mia Sazon, Fr. Jack for making our First Communion such a joyous celebration! We appreciate the partnership of our families in preparing the students and supporting them on their sacramental journey. Congratulations to the second graders and others in the parish who celebrated their First Communion last Saturday. The reception afterwards, planned by Julie Marre and Kysa Sedivy and the third grade parents, was lovely!
Michael Stein-Ross, our 6th grade homeroom teacher and middle school science and Spanish specialist, has announced that he will very likely be leaving OLG School at the end of this year to work with high school students and train them in leading environmental education experiences. This work is a passion of his and the logistics would work well for his family. While it is not completely finalized, we will be starting a search for a new middle school teacher. We’re sad to see Michael go but are excited for him as well. Meanwhile, check out the growing garden on the south side of the church. The seventh graders have been hard at work, joined by the second graders who planted radish and carrot seeds in some of the raised beds!
Be sure to mark your calendar for May 16th at 7:00 pm for the not-to-be-missed 8th grade production of Lion King!
A huge MUCHAS GRACIAS! To our JAT chairs Sarah Housknecht and Linda O’Keefe! Even though the event was a bit soggy, there was lots of fun to be had! Thank you to all the day-of volunteers and to West Seattle Runner!
Did you know that between 6 and 10%, or typically $1,400 – $1,800 in pledges goes unpaid for each year’s JAT? Please make every effort to collect on your pledges!
From our Jog-a-thon Chairs…
The rain showers could not dampen our spirit and our Cinco De Mayo Jog-a-thon was a success! The kids came dressed for a Mexican fiesta and ran their hearts out! Together they raised over $22,000 for our school! Way to go kids! Thank you Daren Monroe our fabulous MC and to all the wonderful volunteers who helped set-up, clean-up, count laps and cut oranges. The jog-a-thon was a success because of all of you. We would also like to thank West Seattle Runner for donating the prizes and handing out water to our exhausted runners.
Invoices were sent home on Monday. Please check your child’s backpack. Invoices can be paid by visiting our events page. Should you have any questions, please contact Sarah or Linda. Invoice payment deadline in Friday, May 19th. If you would still like to make an additional, tax-free donation, please feel free to donate through the event website.
Thank you to Shauna Fredrickson and Hillary Reeves who have graciously volunteered to be the Halloween Carnival co-chairs for 2017!
Thank you to Veronica Foster and Katina Thornock for their willingness to take on a new PO fundraiser/community builder – OLG Art Walk! Details to come on this exciting new event for the 2017-18 school year!
Do you want to be a part of something amazing? There are many important roles on the Parent Org Board that need to be filled for next year. If you have been thinking about getting more involved, now is your chance. OLG needs you! Find those roles here! Positions are filling fast, so volunteer today!
PO Co-Chair (shadow to become PO Chair) 50 hours
PO Treasurer 50 hours
Auction Co-Chair 50 hours
Various Auction roles with hours that vary according to role
Also, watch for emails from your PO Class Reps with opportunities for you to fill a volunteer role in your child’s classroom for next year (room parent, book order rep, auction project, etc.).
o 5/18/17 – New Family Night 6:30 p.m OLG Library
o 5/21/17 – After Mass Coffee & Donuts (1st grade)
o 6/2/16 – Field Day & School Picnic
Special Fourth Grade Project
The fourth graders will be collecting donations for the next two weeks to raise money for Leukemia Research. Anyone who makes a donation will receive a paper crane. The fourth graders were moved by the book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr to raise money for leukemia research. In this true story, Sadako is diagnosed with Leukemia after the atomic bomb was dropped on her town, Hiroshima. According to Japanese tradition, folding 1,000 paper cranes allows you the chance to make one special wish. Sadako wished to be well so she started folding cranes to reach her goal of 1,000. All donations collected will be sent to Children’s Hospital.
In thanksgiving for all of the children who joined us at the table, as they celebrated their First Communion last weekend. May this sacrament help them deepen their lives of faith and be an inspiration to all of us.
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.