May 18th Newsletter

May 18, 2017

Dear OLG Families,
Class of 2017 Performs The Lion King (Kids)…
and the audience roared in delight! This year’s 8th grade musical, directed by JC Santos and Allie Savio, with support from Natalie Trius and choreography by Nikki Womac, was a dynamic success. The production brought out the many impressive talents of this group of students and showcased their willingness to dive in and collaborate toward a shared vision. Both performances had tremendous energy, and the wholehearted engagement of the cast was matched by that of their audiences. The gorgeous sets, created by Heidi Ehrenberg, added to the sense of being drawn in to the performance! Ernie Trius assisted with the construction of Pride Rock. Congratulations, and thank you!
OLG Class of 2017 Performs The Lion King (Kids)

“One World, One Night” Cultural Event was a big success!
The most frequently made comment of the evening was,”We hope this event continues and becomes an OLG tradition.” OLG community members of all ages gathered in the Walmesley Center to learn about

the many cultures represented at OLG through sharing, food, traditional clothing and special cultural items and performances. Thank you to Joy Gozales and family and JC Santos for your vision and for launching this special event.

From Middle School Teacher, JC Santos…
Hi there OLG Community,
As many of you know, in addition to teaching, I’m a freelance writer and aspiring author. I recently published a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers. The story is about an experience I had last year with an OLG grad, Kellen Carr, who helped coach me as I wrote my first novel. Remarkably, the publishers chose to feature my story in a podcast, which is available here. The story is a reflection of the support I receive from this community, and from Kellen in particular, to be not just a good teacher, but a well-rounded person who follows his dreams.

2017-18 School Calendar

The year-at-a-glance calendar for next school year is now available. Download a copy here!
Safe Environment
We have scheduled the “Protecting God’s Children” class for June 3, 2017.  It will begin at 9:30 am and last under three hours.  It will be held in the Pastoral Center Downstairs Meeting Room.  The limit for this class is 50 people.
You can register for this class by going to VIRTUSonline and opening your VIRTUS profile.  If you do not have a profile you must create one.  Once you have logged into your profile, click on the “Training” tab and then on “Live Training.”  Go to the bottom of the page and click on “Pre-register for an upcoming live training session in your area.” You will find this class listed there. Contact Sandy at the parish office with questions.
Friday, May 19th – Principals for the Day Announce Theme
“Walk the Red Carpet Day” – Dress for a day in Hollywood, as your favorite celebrity, or just step up your style for a day on the red carpet!
Seventh Grade Garden Update
Dear Parish,
This is the seventh grade, with another update. The last time we wrote to you, we had just started our second bed. Now, all four of the beds are finished. Before, we had also just started to build our arbor. The arbor is almost completed now, and we’re making lots of progress, so it should be entirely accomplished soon. We’ve been getting some professional help on the arbor, so a big thanks to James Ritchie from West Seattle Fence. And then there’s Mr. Bob who definitely deserves a shoutout. Mr. Bob has done so much for us, and it’s all on his own time and we deeply appreciate it. This garden most certainly would not be where it is without his help. We may have said this before, but it’s worth saying it again. Our class is immensely indebted to all of you parishoners, for your amazing donations. Lastly, the most important news yet! We have started planting! The second graders have helped us out a little, and planted some radishes in our first bed! So, once again, we thank you for your support and overall kindness.

The Seventh Grade

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Middle School Math/OLG Math Specialist
OLG Math Fair
Patterns on Saturn, Math Donalds, Graph Wars, and The Tower of Probability were just a few middle school created math games played at OLG’s first ever Math Fair!  The goal was simple: To celebrate and engage in math!  Our middle school students worked hard to create 24 different games that varied in both math concepts and skill levels.  The Math Fair was a perfect demonstration of student collaboration across grade levels, enthusiasm for learning, and OLG spirit.  Can’t wait for the next one!
OLG Math Fair
OLG Math Fair

6th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Science & Spanish
6th Grade Environmental Camp
At the end of April our sixth graders said goodbye to the school for a week and headed off to CYO Camp Hamilton. Camp is a unique opportunity for our students to study environmental science out in the woods while simultaneously learning about themselves and their community as we experience everything the week brings us. This year was wet, no doubt, but full of fun times. The OLG 6th graders extended a friendly hand to the other students at camp and really made the most of their time.

Camp Hamilton
Camp Hamilton 2017

Parent Org Chair
Field Day Picnic
The school year has flown by and it is time again for our annual OLG Parent Org sponsored picnic!
This year the school picnic (in the School Hall) will follow the morning field day activities on June 2, 2017. First lunch will begin roughly around 11:30 a.m. with 2nd lunch to follow at noon. Parents are invited to have lunch with your student(s)!
hotdog_picnic.jpgThe Parent Org will provide hotdogs (thank you to the Lindholm family for their generous donation!), buns, and condiments. The rest of our sides come for our awesome school community! We are asking people to sign-up to bring in big bags of chips, juice boxes, and cookies, brownies or cupcakes for desert.
All food items should be dropped off in the school hall kitchen at 8:15 am on the morning of the event.
We could not do this fun event without the help of so many wonderful OLG volunteers! Please sign up if you are able to assist with set-up, serving and/or clean up. Sign up here!
Let’s make this beloved OLG School tradition the best yet!
Thank you!
Remaining Pizza Fridays for 2016-17   mini-pizza-spatula.jpg
May 26th
June 9th
Volunteer Positions Open for 2017-18:
  • 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.).
Important Dates:
                  o    5/21/17 – After Mass Coffee & Donuts (1st grade)
                  o    6/2/16 – Field Day & School Picnic

Click here to learn more about CYO sports at OLG!

Important Info May 2012

Spring Concert
May 24th
7:00 pm
Pizza Friday
May 26th
Talent Show
May 26th
All-School Mass
led by 2nd & 6th
May 25th
9:00 am
Field Day/Hotdog Lunch
June 2nd
Light of Leadership Mass
9:00 am
8th Grade Graduation
7:00 pm
June 7th
Pizza Friday
June 9th
Last Day of School
Noon Dismissal
June 13th

For those in our OLG community who are sick, recovering from illness or surgery, or suffering in some way. May they experience God’s loving and healing presence in their lives each day.
For the OLG School community as it prepares for a principal transition.