OLG Newsletter – Feb. 12th

February 12, 2015

Dear OLG Families,

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Heidi Ehrenberg has an art show opening tonight, February 12th,  – with an Opening Reception from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Shooting Gallery at WALLFLOWER custom framing, llc, here in West Seattle. The address is:  4735 42nd Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Phone:  (206) 938-6332. Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  The show is entitled,
Totems. Congratulations, Heidi!

Heidi’s artist statement:
My inspiration for this series came from a small abstract painting I saw several years ago. Its lines, shapes, colors and textures made me think of a totem. I wondered what it might look like if the format was changed to be narrow, vertical, like a totem. I’ve done that, allowing myself to play and explore my version of totems.

Changes Coming 2015-2016

After 7 years as Our Lady of Guadalupe School Marketing and Development Director, Chantille Henry will be moving on from this position at the end of this school year. Chantille has agreed to stay on at Our Lady of Guadalupe in a part time capacity as the Billing Specialist for tuition and other fees associated with school.  I am so grateful for Chantille’s years of dedication to Our Lady of Guadalupe School and the wonderful legacy that she has left!

Chantille has been an integral part of OLG School since 2003, first as a volunteer for the School auction, and then joining the School Commission the following year as part of the Market Committee. In 2007, she joined the school staff as the School Marketing and Development Director.

Chantille’s vision, initiative, and hard work have been instrumental in implementation of the following new projects and improvements at OLG:

  • Establishing an OLG presence in the West Seattle Parade
  • Initiating OLG participation in local education fairs
  • Establishing an annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event
  • Facilitating school and parish becoming “green”
  • Securing initial Green School status and upgrading to Level One Green School certification
  • Obtaining grant funding for:
    • Green food waste project
    • Flashing School Zone Light
    • Highpoint Gym Funding (when OLG used it for PE classes!)
    • Fulcrum Tuition Grants
  • Adopting a new logo and branding for the school and ensuring the the school and parish have cohesive branding

As School Fund Drive Administrator, she was instrumental in raising funds for:

  • Middle School Science Lab
  • Music Room
  • Sound System in the Walmesley Center
  • Preschool Room
  • Technology, including iPads
  • Extracurricular Activities during the school day, after school, and in the summer
  • Internet Upgrades
  • Library Learning Lab
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Endowment Contributions

Chantille has also played a key role in developing efficient, electronic communication systems for the school. This has included the transition to Constant Contact for email blasts, weekly newsletters, online school registration and sign-up for events such as extra curricular classes, parent information nights, and the School Fund Drive Dinner.

Throughout the years, and in her work on these many projects, Chantille has been a visionary, positive and highly competent staff member and parent volunteer. She has consistently set high standards and ensured that OLG’s School Fund Drive has been a success and that the school’s marketing presence in the community is professional and represents the best of our community!

We wish Chantille well on her new adventure with creating of her new company, Check Done School Supply Co., allowing families to purchase school supply kits online. Thank you, Chantille!

State of the School Meeting 2015

Mark your calendar for this year’s State of the School Meeting – Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, starting at 6:30 pm in the School Hall. Free dress will be given for students whose parents attend!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Erin Stampe

Parent Org Chair

Have you RSVP’d for the auction?  Then dust off those fancy clothes in your closet; the theme is  dress UP!!  You need to bring it – men, wear your suits and tuxes if ya got ’em.  Ladies – it’s all about high heels and dresses! It’s date night at it’s best!  And, there’s dancing afterwards, so stick around.

Online Catalog and Online Auction

For the first time, we will have the catalog available online and hold an online auction. The online catalog which has both online and day-of-event auction items listed is now available for viewing.

Friends and Family will be able to bid and buy online to help support OLG.  The online auction will open today, Feb 12th, and is open through Feb 23rd, or when the “buy it now price” is reached!  Don’t miss out on great items such as a reserved pew for Easter Mass, Lake Chelan Vacation Home, Emerald City Comic Con tickets and Summer Camps!

Need Volunteer hours?  The Auction needs you!  We are still in need of some volunteers for a few key positions at the auction.

Use this link to sign up. Positions include: Greeter, Raffle Item Sales, Recorder, Runners, Spotter, Stage Manager and Clean-up Crew.

Healthy Snack and Lunches

Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Henry  

Seven little kindergarteners met four Tuesdays after school for an hour for Healthy Snacks & Lunches, one of the Extracurricular classes offered this winter.  Students played games, learned about the four food groups and the amount of sugar is in different foods and drinks.  Each week they made their own snack from cheese, apples, and pretzels, as well as hummus and veggies.  During our last week together, the kiddos made their own lunch or one for mom for the next day.

We are not sure who had more fun, the children or the teachers!

Jennifer Ibach

Parish Outreach Coordinator

Catholic Advocacy Day: Register by March 5

The 2015 Washington Legislative Session will make crucial decisions on funding education, housing, mental health, and programs for the most vulnerable.  Join OLG staff and parishioners, and thousands of Catholics from across the state on Thursday, March 26th as we take a message of compassion and justice to Olympia.  The day will include Mass, legislative briefings and meetings with legislators.  Our advocacy will include a variety of legislative priorities, based on Catholic Teaching and the current bills before the legislature.  Possible issues include: economic justice, housing, mental health and chemical dependency services, immigrant and refugee services, and the death penalty.  We know advocacy can be intimidating but it’s an important part of living out our faith, and this is a well-organized event designed to help first-time advocates learn the ropes!   For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Ibach at 206-935-0358 x.120.  Registration is required by March 5th!

Marion Kari

Faith Formation Director

Dear Parents and Guardians of our Faith Formation Programs:

Please accept my apologies for a misprint in our yearly calendar relative to Presidents Day.  In our calendar we listed Presidents Day as February 22nd however, Presidents Day is honored this year on February 16th.  Please note on your calendar that there will be no faith formation classes on February 16th which will also include our “Little Lambs” program.  We will resume our regular schedule on February 22nd .

Please mark your calendars for Sunday March 1st which will be our Family Faith Sunday, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 10:45 a.m.  This will be a Lenten themed program for all families as we will have as special “Stations of the Cross”.  This is a special tradition at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish and hope all can attend this wonderful family event.

On March 1st, the only faith formation classes that will be held in addition to our Family Faith Sunday will be our combined class of “Roaring Lions – Good News Bears” and our “Little Lambs” classes which are held during our 11:00 am Mass.

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Important Info May 2012


NO School for Conferences
February 13, 2015

NO School
Presidents’ Day
February 16, 2015

Ash Wednesday
February 18, 2015
School will attend 9:00 Mass
Pre-Visit Day
February 24, 2015
Sing Out Seattle
 After School Drama
Mary Poppins!
February 25, 2015
Walmesley Center

State of the School Meeting
March 4, 2015
6:30 pm
School Hall
A day of Free Dress will be given for students whose parents attend!

Please keep the Babb Family in your prayers, Ron Buzard, father of Mindy and grandfather of Gracen and Isabella Babb died recently.