"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."
November 16th Newsletter
February 16, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
We’ve been enjoying seeing many of you at today’s conferences. It’s a treat to have time to celebrate the growth our students are making and to strengthen our partnership in helping them develop further as students and as the incredible young people that they are! Thanks for all that you do each and every day. We wish all of you a wonderful holiday weekend!
Our students and teachers also appreciate our awesome room parents and the fun Valentine’s Day parties that they put on last week!
8th Grade Girls’ OLG/HR Basketball Team Placed 2nd in the AA Varsity Division
OLG Coach Daren Monroe and Matt Byers from Holy Rosary coached the combined team together this season. We’re proud of the team’s great finish to an awesome season of learning and coming together to play as a team!
OLG Day of Service – March 25th, 2017
Mark your calendar for this year’s Day of Service. This special event was an outshoot of the 5-year strategic plan for the school and has been growing each year! For more information and to sign-up, visit the parish website.
Student Council has teamed up with Mrs. Powell and the PE program, as well as the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart Drive for this month’s fundraiser. All proceeds go directly to the American Heart Association.
What you need to know:
The drive goes all month!
The process to raise money is similar to Jog-a-thon where students collect pledges, just in “flat rate” form.
Pledges and donations are all turned in at once, at the end of the month.
Envelopes and money are due by Friday, February 24th!
Turn cash into checks, please.
All prizes will be awarded at the end of the drive!
When your student has received his/her first $5 pledge, fill out and tear off the pledge card at the bottom of the envelope and send it in with your child. They will receive their lanyard!
Would you rather do it online? Visit the American Heart Association website and create an online profile for your child!
If everyone in the entire school donates $5 or more, we will exceed our $1,500 goal. Thank you for your support!
The Pizza Friday dates have been set for the rest of the year, and they are as follows: 2/24, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9. You may purchase pizza for all of these dates at once until 2/22. Then you will only have the option of purchasing individual meals.
Thanks to 5th grade families for their gracious hospitality and service with Coffee and Donuts this past weekend!
Box Tops and Labels for Education
Time to turn in Box Tops! Please drop off labels from Box Tops and Labels for Education products at the school office or by the church library this month. To learn more, visit our webpage. Thank you OLG families! We appreciate your time and participation!
Courage and Compassion in the Midst of Fear: Interfaith Prayer Service: How do our faith traditions call us to respond to a culture of fear, violence, and division?
On February 19th, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which mandated Japanese-American relocation to designated military areas. We also remember how people of faith responded with courage and compassion. We invite you to join with the Abrahamic faith community at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church (180 Denny Way, Seattle) for an Interfaith Prayer Service. After the prayer service, we will pilgrimage together to the Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center where at 2:00pm, Densho & the Washington branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will host “Never Again: A Panel Discussion on Connections between WWII Incarceration of Japanese-Americans and the Situation of American Muslims Today.” Contact us at (206) 322-8831 or by email with any questions. Co-sponsored by: Missions Office of the Seattle Archdiocese, Maryknoll Society, Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center and Kids4Peace.
Lenten RSVP Series (Ritual, Sharing, Verse and Prayer)
Lent is less than a month away, and we are offering a six-week, parish-wide series based on the Washington State Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on poverty, “Who Is My Neighbor?” and the weekly Lenten Gospel. RSVP is designed to build closer relationships and foster a deeper spirituality in our parish community. It is a great way to get to know people and grow in your faith. Small groups gather in parishioners’ homes or at the parish to pray and reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday’s Mass. If you are new to the program, please fill out the form in the back of church or in this week’s bulletin. You can return it to the office or place it in the collection basket. You can also register online. There are a variety of options for meeting times to accommodate your schedule. For more information, please contact Helen Oesterle (206) 935-0358 ext. 108.
The OLG/CYO Golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th at 7:00 am at West Seattle Golf Course. Lunch, awards, and a prize raffle will immediately follow the golf. Further information, along with sign-up sheets and sponsorship forms, will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Colberg at (206) 618-1361.
Please keep the Pedras family in your prayers, as they grieve the loss of Marianne Carroll, beloved mother of Erin Pedras and grandmother of Anna, Sophia and Maria. Marianne was an active member of OLG parish and was a regular participant at school events with her gracious presence and kindness.
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.