October 16th Newsletter

October 16, 2015
Dear OLG Families,

I want to thank Carrie Morrissey and her amazing team for a fabulous and successful School Fund Drive Dinner last Saturday evening! Kristi Edwards and Vicki Forte transformed the Walmesley Center into a lovely venue for an inspiring evening in support of our school. Thank you, also, to Kathleen Sullivan, School Fund Drive Chair, for exceptional leadership and carrying of the vision for this important campaign that helps OLG  become even better each year!   

From Carrie Morrissey…

The OLG School Fund Drive Benefit Dinner was an incredible night of fellowship, fun and fundraising. Thank you to all who came!  We were blessed with a lively crowd of generous donors, moving presentations and fabulous food.  The highlight of the evening was a moving personal story about the benefit of tuition assistance and the strength this former OLG family gained knowing that the entire OLG community supported them during their darkest hours.  As our speaker stated, you never know when the tables may turn and you may find yourself the one in need of sup

port.  What a gift it is to be able to share with others in our OLG family!
In case you missed it, you can watch Mrs. Hieger’s video about her trip to the Holy Land.

This amazing trip was made possible through the School Fund Drive, one more way that OLG continuously strives to offer our professional staff opportunities to grow and improve as educators and beyond. The current and future 7th grade classes will benefit from her first-hand experience as she is able to make a more personal connection to biblical sites and current and historical events.

This year’s dinner raised an impressive $25,980, which includes a very
generous $3,500 matching gift for new and increased gifts up to that d ollar amount. Thank you to our attendees! Currently, we have $46,510 in pledges and donations, not including employer matching gifts.

In order to get the windows updated in the classrooms, we need to have EVERY school family donate to the best of their capacity.  Please go online today and pledge your support to our school, allowing us to improve the environment in which our children learn, as well as to extend the opportunity to attend OLG to as many families as possible.
Special thanks to our awesome School Fund Drive Committee:
Earle Bravo, Angela Chapman, Chris Dyer, Kristi Edwards, Vicki and Lee Forte, Valerie O’Mara, Jason Pankow, Jen and Jim Southwell (MC for the evening), Fr. Jack, and Kathleen Sullivan, chair.

We are also grateful for this year’s tremendous Table Captains:

Angela & Scott Chapman
Patty McDonnell & Brian Flack
Jason Pankow

Senait Solomon
Kristi Edwards
Joy Gonzales & Earle Bravo
Natalie & Ernesto Trius
Tovee & Nelson Turla
Christa & Brian Callanan
Jen & Jim Southwell


Questions? Contact Carrie Morrissey, OLG School Director of Development and Marketing, (206) 935-0651 ext. 124.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Parent Org Chair
OLG Parent Org Halloween Carnival News 
Halloween Carnival: Next Saturday,10/24 4-8 pm
Every year families like yours visit OLG for the first time at our Halloween Carnival. Reach out to new neighbors, friends & family to share this event with all those you’d welcome to our table. Every neighbor is welcome & all family members can volunteer at this event. Grandparents, aunts & uncles, and alumni are all welcome & needed.
Volunteer Spot, Advance Purchase, Cakes & This Week’s Ask
Calling all Volunteers! We desperately need parents & middle school student to fill remaining shifts. There are still many great spots available. There are 30 open volunteer spots for shift work. Volunteer now to make sure your class or classes are well represented. Together, we can make this a continued tradition & a memorable, fun night for our kids!
Your Parent Org class representative will be emailing specific requests. Please say “Yes!” to working the 1st or 2nd shift (3:45-6:00 pm or 5:45-8:00 pm). Please send an email with your volunteer preference if the sign-up website is unavailable for you.
Buy now and save. Advance Purchase prices online or by check payment have been extended to Monday, October 19th. Afterwards, wristbands will be $15 at the door & no freebies on the purchase of 10 tickets.
Apologies for the Advance Purchase forms price confusion. Either on-line or with AP form prices are 1 wristband- $13, 2 wristbands- $24, 3 wristbands – $35, 4 wristbands-$46, 5 wristbands-$57. Tickets are $.50 each; buy 10 and get 2 free.
Additional forms are available for wristbands and tickets will be sent home again this week. Additional forms can be found with at the school office.
We need more 40 more cakes! Thank you to all who have signed-up already, but we still need more! Cupcakes in groups of 6 are best. 12 cupcakes =1 cake=1 hour of volunteer time.  There is no limit to how many cakes each family can donate; however, we ask that no more than two volunteer hours be claimed.
Where & when do I donate the cakes? Bring your cakes to the School Hall (basement of the school, facing 34th Ave. SW) before noon on Saturday, October 24th.
Ask – Still Needed!
Candy, Extension Cords, Make up reimbursement or donation receipt available. Any items on loan need family name & contact information for prompt return.
Mark Your Calendars: November 17th is the OLG Family Math Night for K-5, sponsored by Parent Org!
Come join other OLG families to explore fun and engaging games that you can play with your kids to develop your kids competence and confidence in math.  This fun event will introduce to your family to everyday games that are not only fun to play, but help your kids develop their core math skills.
Welcome to the 44th Annual OLG School Auction & Gala! 
You are invited to spend AN EVENING IN PARIS on Saturday, February 27, 2016!
But first we must create the auction! The largest Parent Org. fundraiser of the year! Your family commitment is to provide at least a $125 donation of cash, item or procured item of value.  Used items are not accepted. The donation deadline is Friday, Dec. 4th!
Procurement forms will be in this week’s FCE. Visit the auction webpage for all the links to additional procurement and business request forms. Donations can be sent to the front office through mail, delivery or via the FCE.
AUCTION DONATION CONTEST: The first class to have 100% participation, all family donations in, before the procurement deadline of Dec. 4th will win an Ice Cream Sundae Party!  Only one class will win!
Questions? Need ideas? Want to volunteer?  Contact your auction chairs, Laura Vornbrock & Fabiola Prechtel.
Don’t delay, get your auction donations in today! THANK YOU!
Next Parent Org Meeting: Tuesday, November 10th @ 6:30 pm. All are welcome!
Logging Volunteer/Commitment Hours
Commitment hours accrue from May 1st through April 30th. To log your volunteer hours, click HERE
Questions? Email Laura Campbell for answers.

Day of Service Save the Date 
April 16, 2016
Mark your calendars the 2016 Day of Service will be held on Saturday April 16, 2016. This is an opportunity for the OLG community to participate in one of several service projects helping others in our community. Stay tuned for more details.  If you have any questions,  contact Karen Fitton or Jennifer Ibach.
Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball
Middle School Night – October 27th 
Join us for “Middle School Night” on Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm in the Kennedy Catholic gym. Boys and girls in 6th-8th grade are invited to come and cheer on the Kennedy Catholic Varsity Volleyball team as they face Hazen High School. Go Lancers! Meet your favorite players following the game.  Enter a drawing to win Kennedy Catholic gear!

Future Lancers (Middle School students) receive free admission with a Middle School ID.

Pastoral Associate
Take Another Look 
Are you a Catholic who has been away from the Church or just come to Mass occasionally? Has Pope Francis piqued your interest in the Church again?  Is it time to “take another look?”  You are invited to join other adults who are also interested in the Catholic faith and preparing for confirmation. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions about the Catholic faith, and/or begin to discern where God is in your life, and whether or not you might wish to become a more active part of the Church once again. Classes begin on Tuesday, October 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Pastoral Center. Information, Helen Oesterle, 206-935-0358, x108 or find more information at our website.
Training for Altar Servers and Youth Readers
An informational meeting for those interested in becoming altar servers or youth readers will be held on October 19th. See the flyer for details. These ministries are open to students in 4th – 8th grades. Contact Helen Oesterle for more information.

Save The Date And Book Your Babysitter!
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Invitations with details to come mid – October

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Catholic Relief Services Supports Syrian Refugees
Catholic Relief Services is on the ground working to provide humanitarian relief to refugees coming into Europe.  Visit their website to learn more about their response or to make a donation towards their work.  CRS’ Catholics Confront Global Poverty advocacy network is also asking Congress to do more to help refugees from Syria and Iraq. Click here to take action using their easy, pre-written and editable alert.
Who will Speak for you when you Cannot? 
During Respect Life Month, OLG’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission  is co-sponsoring a special event with Holy Rosary’s Voices for Life group called “Who Will Speak for you when you Cannot?”.  The evening will address what the Catholic faith says about end-of-life care, what a Health Care Directive is and why you need one, and other general, common questions.  Sr. Sharon Park, the Executive Director of the Washington State Catholic Conference will be the presenter.  The event is on Tuesday, October 20th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Holy Rosary’s School Hall: 4142 42nd Ave SW, Seattle 98116.  Sr. Sharon is willing to stay until 9pm to answer questions after her presentation.

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Important Info May 2012

Speech & Language Screenings
October 19 & 22, 2015
Monday & Thursday

Photo Re-takes
Mid-trimester Reports
October 23, 2015
Halloween Carnival
October 24, 2015
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Fall Conference Prep
October 28, 2015
Fall Conferences
October 29 & 30, 2015
Thursday & Friday

Please pray for Michelle Carlson, cousin of Lauren Hobbs. Michelle passed away last Friday. Pray for her husband, Andy, and her four children:  Andrew, Chloe, Grace and Sam.