"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 – Feb. 19th
February 19, 2015
Dear OLG Families,
Thank you for your generous response to our request for help for tomorrow, as we celebrate the life of Dylan Morrow, former EDC staff member and son of PE teacher, Debbie Powell. The service will take place at 11:00 am in the church, with a reception to follow in the Walmesley Center. Parents, if you or another adult will be signing your child out to attend the service, please remember to email your child’s teacher before the start of the school day tomorrow. Thank you!
Our Hot Lunch Survey is open until Tuesday, February 24th. Thank you for your responses!
On Tuesday, our Accreditation Visiting Team will be at OLG in the afternoon for their pre-visit meetings and introductions. They will be back for an in-depth, three-day visit March 24th – 26th. We welcome them to OLG and are grateful for their work in helping us in our process of ongoing school improvement.
In case you missed it, Heidi Ehrenberg’s art show is continuing into early March 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!
One of our popular, local restaurants is willing to donate leftover food to Catholic Community Services’ St. Martin de Porres homeless shelter on Saturdays. Drivers are needed to be part of a team to pick up the food in West Seattle and take it to St. Martin’s on Alaskan Way S. around 4 to 6 PM on Saturday evenings. This is an activity started by our 50 Funsters, and they need some new blood to carry it on. Please contact Joan Bateman at 206-938-0851 if you are interested. It takes about an hour, and all the loading and unloading is done by staff. The food smells soooo good, and you feel good too!
CRS Rice Bowl: Hungering for a Bountiful Earth
This week CRS Rice Bowl takes us to the coffee highlands of Nicaragua, where we’re called to protect both the goodness of creation and the livelihoods of struggling families. How will this week’s fast remind us of the sacredness of God’s creation and our duty to protect it? For ideas about how to deepen your Lenten journey, consider signing up for weekly email reflections the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl website downloading the CRS Rice Bowl app for daily reflections on your phone.
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!
State of the School Meeting March 4, 2015
A day of Free Dress will be given for students whose parents attend!
Please pray of Dylan Morrow, son of Debbie Powell, and the Morrow/Powell family, at this sad time.
Please keep the Babb Family in your prayers, Ron Buzard, father of Mindy and grandfather of Gracen and Isabella Babb died recently.
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.