"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 9th Newsletter
November 9th, 2017
Dear OLG Families,
Happy Veteran’s Day weekend! Great big kudos to Catherine and her fourth grade class for the excellent assembly this morning reminding us of why we have tomorrow off from school and to thank a veteran tomorrow!
4th Grade Veterans Day Assembly
Also announced at the assembly is exciting news! The 4th/5th Grade Choir auditioned and are invited to sing at Seahawks’ game half time, Monday, Nov 20th. Game starts 5:30 and you won’t be able to see the choir sing on TV (sorry I don’t have enough pull at ESPN).
4th_5th Grade Choir
Also this week was a very well attended Math Night (thank you Lisa Booth and Allie Savio for leading that effort!). You will also be receiving in the mail your School Fund Drive letter, please read carefully and prayerfully consider how you can help build the future here at OLG.
Many more news below… keep on reading!
Yours in Christ,
CYO Italian Dinner
Saturday, November 11th 6:00 PM at the Walmesley Center (gym)
Help support CYO with their biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds help purchase uniforms, equipment and coaches clinics. Make a donation or purchase tickets. Dinner, raffles, dancing and wine grab, not to mention great fun with the OLG community!
Annual Over 65 Fall Luncheon
The popular semi-annual Over 65 Luncheon hosted by the 5th grade class is on Sunday, November 19th 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the School Hall! Tell your friends over 65 to join us for a delicious lunch and time to socialize with friends. Transportation arrangements can be made ahead of time by contacting the Parish Office. RSVP (206) 935-0358 by Thursday Nov. 16th.
Bake Sale for WestSide Baby
Come support the Preschool, Pre-K and 3rd grade service project at the Bake Sale for WestSide Baby Sunday, Nov. 19th from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Walmesley Center (gym). You can shop at the CRS Ethical Fair Trade Sale at the same time!
The West Seattle Education Fair
Tell your friends and other potential new families to visit Our Lady of Guadalupe staff at the West Seattle Education Fair! The fair is on Monday, November 13th at 7:00 PM at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction (4736 40th SW). The Education Fair will provide information to West Seattle families about all their education options, which representatives from local preschools, elementary schools and middle schools in one convenient location. And how about getting a referral incentive in the process?
Referral Incentive Program
Our current families are the best advocates for the growth of our school with inside knowledge that can only be learned through experience. We recognize the families that earned a $500 referral credit for spreading the word and directly increasing enrollment. Eight new students have joined our OLG community based on your advocacy. You are the Hands and Feet of Christ, and you are the living word! Thank you!
Samantha and Matthew Prociv
Rita Lynch and Erik Rich
Tanya and Shanyl Gabuat
Robyn and Daniel Campbell
Saragh and Patrick Lamb
Alder and Todd Kuhn
Invite your friends to the West Seattle Education Fair and also note our Open House on Sunday, January 28th. If you know a family that may be interested in attending OLG, make sure that they know about these events or encourage them to tour. The new family will need to write your name on their application. Find out more about our Referral Program.
School Fund Drive: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School thrives because of generous support from people like you. The investment of hundreds of parish and school families over the years has made OLG an outstanding learning environment and a wonderful community. Please be part of that continued tradition with a pledge to this year’s School Fund Drive! School families are receiving packets in the mail this weekend, parish and greater community will receive theirs next week.
If you have already made a donation, thank you for your support. Your generosity and spirit help to guide our youth into tomorrow and grow the next generation of leaders. If you have not yet made a gift, please prayerfully consider what amount makes sense for your family and pledge accordingly. Your participation will help us meet our goal and is truly appreciated.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
Opportunities to See OLG Students and Family On Stage!
An Evening of 1940’s Radio Mystery
Michael Lysen (OLG graduate) is a cast member in the Seattle Lutheran fall drama production – An Evening of 1940’s Radio Mystery. There will be two performances in the Seattle Lutheran HS school gym:
Friday, November 10th 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 11th 2:30 PM
Sydney B. (OLG 6th grader) is making her Professional Debut in Annie! There will be two Annies who will be alternating performances. Sydney’s schedule is as follows:
Mateo Messina (Katie M.’s uncle) will host a 20th annual benefit concert called Epoch on Friday, Nov. 11th. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical evening to benefit families receiving treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. We look forward to seeing you there!
Halloween Carnival Survey –
Thank you to everyone who took a moment last week to tell us how much they enjoyed the Carnival – we had a lot of fun planning and executing this year’s event! And if you brought in a cake, worked the event, or helped us set up or take down (especially those who stayed late on Friday, or spent most of Saturday at the school with us – you know who you are), we are so grateful!
Please consider taking a minute to fill out ourCarnival feedback survey. We know you have opinions and ideas that could make our Carnival even better in future years. It’s also important for us to understand what new features of this year’s Carnival worked – and which we should ditch!
We felt so loved and supported before, during, and after the Carnival. We are lucky to be part of this wonderful community, and we hope to see you again at next year’s event!
Math Night – A huge thank you to parent Lisa Booth, Ms. Savio, the middle schoolers and parent volunteers for making our annual Math Night such a fun event! We hope you enjoyed spending some educational time with your kiddos!
Auction Procurement due on Friday December 1st
Volunteers will be collecting your procurement forms, cash/checks, or items in the parking lot or in the school! Not sure what to donate to the auction this year? That’s ok – we will take cash and take care of it for you, or check out our OLG auction wishlist at Amazon! Families can also combine their donations for larger more expensive items! Need more ideas? Contact Christa!
Light Up the Night on Friday evening December 1st needs volunteers!
We love this festive event to get into the holiday spirit. Watch for a volunteer email coming to your inbox soon! Contact our co-chairs to help: Minerva del Rosario or Yen del Rosario.
SHOP WITH SCRIP and earn Cash for the School! Don’t forget scrip order forms are due every Thursday in the school office! Learn more about ordering scrip and how these simple purchases gives us money towards our annual goal.
Save the Date!
Coffee and Donuts after Mass sponsored by 7th grade
Sunday Nov. 12th after both masses in the Walmesley Center (Gym)
Next PO & Auction Meeting
Tuesday Nov. 14th 6:15 PM (time change!) in the Math lab. Auction meeting begins at 7:00 PM.
OLG’s annual Catholic Relief Services Ethical Fair Trade Sale is coming up on Sunday, November 19 from 9:30am-1:00pm in the Walmesley Center. We live in an era of unprecedented economic interdependence. The decisions we make about what we buy affect the lives of people we may never meet. Ethical Trade seeks to change the ways in which conventional trade often leaves behind the most vulnerable people. By buying Ethical Trade, you support the efforts of skilled farmers and artisans who are working to break the cycle of poverty and to build stronger communities. Employers also assure that workers are treated with dignity and that no forced labor is in the supply chain. At the sale, you’ll find chocolates, Advent calendars, nativities, crosses, jewelry, holiday and home décor, Christmas cards, rosaries, scarves, ornaments, baskets, and much more.
In addition, the Pre-K and 3rd grade classes are selling tasty treats to benefit Westside Baby! Shop early for the best selection! While you browse, be sure to sample free Fair Trade coffee provided by Pura Vida. Proceeds go to Catholic Relief Services and OLG’s efforts to bring Fair Trade coffee to our events. Information, Jennifer 206-935-0358 x.120.
Christmas Wreaths for Sale
Order Christmas wreaths made by the farmworker women of Oregon after Masses on the weekends of November 11-12th and 18-19th. Your purchase of a wreath supports the women as they work towards economic and leadership development.
Help Create the 2018 Day of Service
Now in its fourth year, the OLG Day of Service has become a fun annual tradition with 175+ OLG volunteers serving in a variety of locations. Each year, a small team determines the volunteer sites, the theme for the gym activities, and how to best get the word out. If you’re a fan of the Day of Service, have some ideas, are looking to get involved and/or need to earn some service hours, come join us! Our next meeting is Friday, November 17 at 11:30am in the Pastoral Center. Information, Jennifer 206-935-0358 x 120.
Veterans Day: A Prayer for Veterans
Please join us in praying this Prayer for Veterans, from the Archdiocese of Washington: “Help us, dear God, to see your face in every Veteran we encounter. Guide us as we imagine new ways to support Veterans and their families. Bring healing and peace to all who have been wounded physically, mentally, and spiritually during wartime. Help us bring your saving grace to heal the invisible wounds of war. We ask this is Jesus’ holy name. Amen.” For resources, visit our website: www.olgseattle.org.
Earn Commitment Hours!
Volunteers needed to assist in setting up and taking down tables and chairs for some parish events, especially Family Faith Formation. Contact Helen 206-935-0358.
Volunteers also needed in our Faith Formation programs. Share your faith by helping our children and families. Contact Marion 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.