"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 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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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)!
The 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!
Remaining Pizza Fridays for 2016-17
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.).
o 5/21/17 – After Mass Coffee & Donuts (1st grade)
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.