"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."
OLG Newsletter – April 2nd
April 2, 2015
Dear OLG Families,
I wish you all could have been at church on Tuesday for the Stations of the Cross, “through the eyes of Mary,” prepared and led by our 7th graders. Thanks to Mrs. Heiger for making this such a profound and meaningful experience each year. The students did a beautiful and reverent job, and it is wonderful to see their poise and confidence as prayer leaders for our school community. We started the week with our Monday morning prayer in the hallways, and for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, we are ringing bells to mark a period of five minutes of silent prayer and reflection. I hope that your family is able to take time to enter into these holy days in anticipation of the celebration of Easter!
We hope to see you tonight at the Holy Thursday Soup Supper in the School Hall at 5:30 pm, cooked and served by the OLG School staff!
Tomorrow, our Student Council will wrap up our Lenten Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you for your generous donations!
Spring and Summer Extra-curriculars
See the link below for an opportunity to sign up for our remaining three spring extra-curricular classes:
Percussion (revised schedule – now on Tuesdays): April 21st – June 9th, 3:15 – 4:15 pm, grades K-5
Glee Struck!: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 20th – May 13th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, grades 1-5
Chess: Tuesdays, April 28th – June 2nd, 3:15 – 4:15 pm, all ages
Come enjoy a fun family Bingo evening on Saturday, April 25th, from 6:30 – 9:00 in the School Hall!
Top It Jog-a-Thon Coming May 1, 2015
Top It Jog-a-thon packets are heading home this week. Time to ask friends, neighbors, co-workers, grandparents, aunts and uncles to challenge each runner to Top It!
Here’s what’s new…
Each runner has been given a lap challenge listed on each child’s pledge form. It is one additional lap over what was ran last year…the challenge is to Top It!
Website! Use this website for flat donations, and to pay all invoices at the end of the event. This is the same website used for the auction. Log in, search by last name and make a donation! (All donations are considered 100% tax deductible and receipts will be mailed.) Out of town relatives, friends and neighbors can easily support the Jog-a-thon this way!
Please list all pledges on the form including any made online. All runners will receive an invoice after the event for total money due, which can be paid online. You can also prepay for convenience.
April 2: Pledge packets are sent home
April 15: Kickoff Assembly with Special Guest OLG Graduate and American Ninja Warrior: James McGrath
May 1: Jog-a-thon! Pledge forms due before 9:00am (Runners must have form turned in before running to qualify for prizes.)
May 15: Pledge money due
Motivate your runner! Inspire! Donate! “It’s very hard, in the beginning, to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.”
Please note your calendars that we will not have any faith formation classes Easter Sunday April 5th. As we enter the holiest of weeks for our church, we hope that you and your families will be able to participate in Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Holy Week worship schedule. Please visit our website for details.
In addition, we will not have faith formation classes Sunday April 12th for spring break, which will also include our Little Lambs program.
Also, please note that our next Family Faith Sunday will be May 3rd, where we will celebrate: “God always hears us when we pray.” Our Gospel reading will be from the Gospel of John 15:1-5, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.” Many of our activities will help families identify the fruits of the spirit that we all process and want to grow in.
From all of our faith formation family, we would like to wish you our Easter Invocation by Shirley Asano Guldimann, “What do I ask for in one word, one breath: Yourself, that’s all and everything.”
Our Lady of Guadalupe Faith Formation Program
Brief Spanish Update for April
Las Clases de Preschool/Pre-K
The preschool/pre-k classes will be learning the names of baby farm animals this month, and we will be learning new vocabulary words related to spring.
La Clase de Kindergarten
The kindergarten class will continue to learn vocabulary related to what they see in the spring. Veo flores, lluvia, arcoiris, animales bebés, etc. (I see flowers, rain, rainbows, baby animals, etc.). We will also move forward learning what animals live in the granja (farm).
La Clase de Primer Grado
We will learn the shapes with Basho and friends singing, “Mi forma favorita es____.” (My favorite shape is____). We will also continue practicing the farm animals and say, “Mi animal favorito es____.” (My favorite animal is___.).
La Clase de Segundo Grado
The second grade students continue to review, “Me gusta…” (I like…), followed by the song “Me Gustan” by rockalingua related to what they like to eat. It is very rewarding to hear them in the hallways chanting what they like to eat: Me gustan las frutas (I like fruit). We will also learn the farm animals using adjectives to describe the animals.
La Clase de Tercer Grado
The third graders will continue learning the foods and working in groups asking each other what they like to eat: “¿Qué te gusta comer?” We will also learn the song related to spring and listen to “Somos como las flores” (Each of us is a flower) and write the missing lyric to the song.
La Clase de Cuarto Grado
The fourth graders did a great job with using the question, “¿Adónde vas?” and answering, “Voy a___.” They also did a great job identifying and learning the places in the community. This month we will review numbers 1-50 and pronouns.
La Clase de Quinto Grado
This month we will continue focusing on the foods by asking the question, “¿Qué te gusta comer?” Also this month, the fifth graders will start conjugating regular verbs.
La Clase de Septimo Grado
The seventh graders did a great job presenting their projects to the class in Spanish. I was really impressed to see how confidently they were able to give directions and locations of the places in their cities they created. We will continue in Unit 5 reviewing dates with the past tense (preterite) forms of the verb ser.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please feel free to contact me.
We prayed, fasted, and gave alms – and now we celebrate! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl ends in our own hearts, where Jesus reigns forever. Let us rejoice in our risen Lord-and in the lives we’ve changed this Lent in Tanzania, Nicaragua, Niger, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and all over the world! Remember that 25% of what we collect stays in our own Archdiocese and, goes towards local hunger-fighting initiatives such as our own Community Meal and Peace Garden. If you haven’t yet turned in your CRS Rice Bowl, it’s not too late. You can give online (click on the “Donate” button) or drop a check in the Sunday collection (make sure to write “Rice Bowl” in the memo line).
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.