"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 5th Newsletter
May 5, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
Cinco de Mayo Jog-a-thon
Today the weather held out and spirits were high as students ran in support of our school. Pledges and donations are being counted, and a preliminary report will be sent out early next week. Thanks to Sarah and Linda, our wonderful jog-a-thon chairs, for all of their work leading up to today’s event. Please go online to fulfill pledges. Thank you!
2nd Grade First Communion
Please keep our second graders and all of those making their First Communion this Saturday in your prayers. We’re excited for them as they take this joyous next step in their faith journey. Special thanks to Rachel Hoch, Helen Oesterle, Mia Sazon, and Fr. Jack!
7th Grade Garden Update
Dear OLG Community,
We’re sure that you’re anxious to hear about our garden project! We’re sorry to keep you waiting, but we’ve been so busy building. Thanks to all of our tool and wood donors, we’ve been able to build three of our raised beds, with the last one in progress. Speaking of thank you’s, we’d also like to acknowledge everyone who donated money. Over all, from the school and parish, we raised four thousand dollars. Some of that money will be used for seeds and for repairs and maintenance that may need to be done in the future.
After we finish building the raised beds, we’ll start the arbor and the shed. Then after that, which shouldn’t take too long, we’ll finally start planting! Thank you all once again for your amazing contributions to our project. We are eternally grateful, and hope to repay you with the prosperity of our garden.
The deadline for entering Commitment Hours in May 15th! Log your 2016-17 hours here.
Open Positions for the Parent Organization for 2017-18
There are some exciting opportunities to become more involved in OLG school activities, fundraising, and fun-raising by being a member of the Parent Organization Board! Open positions for next academic year are listed below with the number of commitment hours received. For more information regarding the role/responsibility of the positions, or to volunteer in one of the positions please contact Christa Callanan, PO Chair.
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
Halloween Carnival Chair and Co-Chair*
*If OLG is going to continue the tradition of a Halloween Carnival, we will need to have a volunteer chair and co-chair in place this spring!
Thank you for considering filling one of these positions! Your help is invaluable!
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.
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.
Are you curious about the Catholic Church and/or are considering becoming Catholic?
Are you someone who was baptized Catholic but haven’t celebrated your First Communion? RCIA Information Night on Tuesday, May 9th, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in Pastoral Center. This night is for you to learn more about the RCIA process and ask questions with no strings attached! Information, Helen Oesterle.
OLG Night with the Mariners
Friday, June 2, 7:05 pm against the Tampa Bay Rays. Join other Guads and friends in cheering on the Mariners, eating hotdogs and popcorn, and playing the hydro races! You can order your tickets by going to our parish website or pick up an order form in the back of church or at the parish office. $14 per person. Accessible seating is available. For information, contact Helen at (206) 935-0358.
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.