"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 – Dec. 4th
December 4, 2014
Dear OLG Families,
We’re getting ready to kick off our OLG Feast Day celebration with our community “Light Up the Night” Evening of Caroling and Community tomorrow evening at 7:00 pm. This Sunday at 11:00 am Mass, and again at our 9:00 am Mass on Friday, December 12th, our Student Council, under the direction of Lauren Hobbs, will re-enact the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe appearing to Juan Diego, the request she made of him, and his faith-filled response. A celebration in the Walmesley Center will follow both days!
The Student Council has also lined up a special visit from Santa on Wednesday, December 17th. See the flyer for details!
Special thanks to Jennifer Dempsey (OLG parent) and Chantille Henry for their help in lining up an exciting group of winter/spring extra-curricular opportunities. Learn more and sign up here!
Parish Commitment Card
Please take time to complete and return your parish commitment card before December 31st, in order to register for in-parish tuition for 2015-16. See Fr. Jack’s letter and the Revised In-Parish Tuition Policy. Thank you for all of the ways in which you are generously involved and invested in our community!
Our auction team is working very hard behind the scenes to ensure a fun and successful auction! Keep those fantastic procurement items coming in…see the update about our procurement contest below, and remember the December 12th procurement deadline!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
Our Lady of Guadalupe presents “Light Up the Night” – An Evening of Caroling & Community
Friday, December 5, 2014
OLG Grounds, 7-9 pm
Help fill the sleigh with non-perishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul!
There are so many ways to use these cards! Get cards to all your favorite retailers, do your routine shopping, use your Scrip gift cards to pay and earn OLG free money. It’s that easy! Place orders through December 12th and get your gift cards in time for Christmas shopping and gift giving! Look through all your options and place your orders. We promise FAST turn-around – it is possible to place an order for grocery store cards and be able to shop just a few days later. Place orders as often as you like (weekly, bi-weekly, every couple days…). Let’s get the most we can from this great program! Contact Janet McClelland or Marisa Lewis with questions.
December Parent Org Meeting
Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 PM in the school math lab (located across from the front desk on the main floor). Everyone is welcome. Please join us!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Celebrate our Patron’s feast day by attending the all-school Mass at 9:00 am on December 12th, followed by an after-Mass reception with breakfast items and beverages, hosted by the Parent Org in the Walmesley Center. All are welcome!
If you are interested in helping with set-up/clean-up or serving food, please sign-up by clicking this link. Simply enter your email to get started and view the available volunteer spots. Or if you prefer, you can volunteer via email. Thank you!
Procurement Contest Update! Family Donation Deadline Dec. 12th – next Friday!
So far, we have 141 donations. Thank you so much! This week brings us Kindergarten in first place and Seventh Grade in second! Both Kindergarten and Seventh Grade have over 62% of their classroom donations in. These are the current leader(s) for the Ice Cream Sundae party! Right behind them are the Preschool/Pre-K classes with 61% donations turned in! Remember there is only one week left to donate and win!
As a reminder your family commitment is to provide at least a $125 donation of cash, or donation, worth $125. Please remember, we cannot accept used items. Donations can be sent now to the front office through mail, delivery or via the FCE.
We need Volunteers!
Volunteer after mass Dec 6 & 7th. Hand out procurement forms at the auction table after 5:30 pm, 8:30 am or 11:00 am Mass! Sign up here to volunteer.
Have you discovered our Auction area on the school website? You can find it from the home page, or here.
Procurement Wish List
Do you or a family member have a vacation home, cabin, timeshare or boat? Consider use of these for a vacation or a day retreat. These always auction well and are a good fundraiser for our school! As Thanksgiving approaches, and you gather to celebrate don’t forget to ask “Aunt Marge” if she’d be willing to donate a weekend at the family cabin to her niece/nephew’s school auction family cabin to her niece/nephew’s school auction”
Help us with donations that have already been made!
We have some great donations coming in, a Florida Villa, Sun Mountain Lodge, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We are looking for items to package with these…
Classes have been in the holiday spirit since October. We are continuing with more holiday-themed games and activities.
Grades 2 through 4 enjoy playing 54, while playing as a team and using strategies to stay in the game as long as possible. Classes are also working on being a referee in this game. Honesty, accuracy and being in agreement are practiced by the refs. Classes will begin learning different ways to get into teams, groups or partners quickly, without disagreement and using math skills! Christmas-themed games will be our focus for the rest of the month.
Grades Pre-K through 1 have been practicing hula hooping and throwing and catching skills. We are doing mostly individual work right now, throwing and tracking with eyes (follow the ball with your nose) and using both hands to throw and catch, some students can throw and catch with one hand. We are doing under and over hand throws also. Classes use different items to practice with: scarves, beanbags, tennis balls, ghosts and small foam balls. Next up will be throw and catch with a partner.
Middle school is busy with team games, playing some “oldies but goodies” – 54, Capture the Pig and Soak-em. For nutrition, they weighed and measured home and school lunches last week. This week, in groups they will calculate the percentage of RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance, according to gender and age) for each food group. We will look at portion sizes, balance of all food groups and consider breakfast, dinner and snacks. The next activity will be planning balanced meals and snacks based on our findings. This exercise will benefit those students who are responsible for making their lunches and snacks. This meal analysis is the beginning for students becoming more responsible for choosing and preparing food, high school is right around the corner. Students will share their findings with parents.
As the Advent season begins (11/29-30), OLG’s Giving Tree will be filled with tags for children at Treehouse and Catholic Housing Services’ Santa Teresita housing program. Through the Giving Tree, parents at Santa Teresita receive gift cards for their children, offering them the joy of picking out the perfect gift. The Treehouse tags have suggested items that will go to foster children of all ages. The collected donations stock Treehouse’s Wearhouse, where foster families are able to ‘shop’ free-of-charge for their child. Santa Teresita cards go in the marked box in the church, while Treehouse gifts go unwrapped, in the collection barrel in the narthex. Please return all gifts by 12/14. Thank you for your generosity! If you are interested in helping to deliver the gifts to Treehouse, contact Jennifer Ibach at 206-935-0358 x.120.
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.