OLG Newsletter – Feb. 6th

February 6, 2015

Dear OLG Families,

Remember to RSVP for our Sparkle! Auction today, if you haven’t already. We hope to see you there for a wonderful evening of support for our students and school! Many thanks to our amazing auction team, led by Laura Vornbrock and Laurie Robbins!

With Catholic Schools’ Week behind us, our staff is doing a final edit of our accreditation self study, which will be posted on our website this month. We’re excited about the goals we have set and the tremendous accomplishments in curriculum, instruction, and student learning that have been documented since our last accreditation six years ago. On Friday, March 20th (an archdiocesan in-service day), we will be making final preparations for our three-day accreditation visit (March 24th – 26th), as well as hosting a STEM in-service and a PE in-service on site at OLG!

OLG Day of Service

Be sure to register to be a part of this year’s

Day of Service! Don’t miss this opportunity to join with others from OLG to make a positive impact in our local community!

Safety Reminders

We’ve noticed some drivers on 34th Avenue SW driving overly fast in our school zone. Please remember that students are coming and going from preschool/pre-k classes, and that we have students and families crossing at the corner before and after school and at recess time. Please also refrain from cell phone use in the lots and school vicinity, for the safety of our students!

Start Date for 2015-16 School Year

I’ve had several questions about our start date for next year. Our first day of school will be Tuesday, September 1st, with a half day. In looking at the calendar as a whole, it makes the most sense to start before Labor Day, which is unusually late this year. Our full 2015-16 calendar will be finalized and available in early March.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Erin Stampe

Parent Org Chair

Ever wonder what happens at a Parent Org Meeting?

Why not join us and find out? We begin each meeting with a Principal’s Report and learn the latest updates and happenings about the school, the staff, the curriculum, our current accreditation process and even our lunch program. We hear from our fundraiser chairs about the latest progress on all our fundraisers – everything from Halloween Carnival to Auction and Jog-A-Thon. But we don’t stop there! We hear from our Commitment Hours Chair and continue to discuss and evaluate our current process. And if that wasn’t enough, we voice our concerns, ideas and opinions and continue to evolve and improve the methods in which we support our school and school community. We always have a packed agenda, but we stay on task and run an efficient meeting. Our next Parent Org Meeting is Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 PM in the school math lab (located across from the front desk on the main floor). Everyone is welcome. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

OLG Sparkle! Auction & Gala

RSVP Deadline – Due Feb 6th
Be a part of this amazing night on Saturday, February 28th!
We have extended the RSVP Deadline, please RSVP by this evening! RSVP online  or send in your rsvp card now!
Great Auction Items
You don’t want to miss out on these great items!
Lake Chelan Vacation Home, Bathroom Remodel, Emerald City Comic Con tickets, Class Projects, $1000 cash raffle…and much, much more!

Online Catalog and Online Auction
For the first time, we will have the catalog available online, and hold an online auction through the auction website.
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 Feb 12th-Feb 23rd.  Watch for more info coming soon!

Facebook Page
Do you want to keep up to date about the auction?  Get a sneak peek on items like the Florida Villa, Millersylvania Tent Cabin?  “LIKE” us on facebook


Please contact auction chairs, Laura Vornbrock and Laurie Robbins by

email or phone:  206-200-0634

Helen Oesterle

Pastoral Associate

“Joy of the Gospel”-

A Lenten Small Group Series

Join us for a six-week series where you will have a chance to reflect upon Pope Francis’ message of joy and where it can be found in the Lenten gospels. If you are not currently part of a small group and would like to join one or even create your own, now is the time to sign up either at our website or contact Helen at 206-935-0358.

“Father, I Abandon Myself into Your Hands”

A Lenten Day of Reflection:  Begin this Lenten season by participating in a day of prayer and reflection on Saturday, February 21st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Pastoral Center. Lent is a time for us to step back from our busy lives and reflect upon our relationship with God and how we can live it out with greater integrity and faithfulness in our everyday lives. The theme of this retreat comes from a prayer by Blessed Charles de Foucauld entitled “Prayer of Abandonment”. This prayer will be our retreat. It will guide us, it will live in us, and it will reveal to us truths about who we are and our relationship with God. Presenter: Helen Oesterle. All are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, contact Helen at 206-935-0358.

Jennifer Ibach

Parish Outreach Coordinator

Ash Wednesday Simple Supper

Join us in the Walmesley Center before Ash Wednesday Mass for a Simple Supper with our community.  We’ll be serving two vegetarian dishes from featured Rice Bowl countries Niger and Nicaragua. During Lent, OLG joins over 13,000 Catholic communities across the U.S. in participating in Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program.  The program offers ways to dive deeper into traditional Lenten practices while raising awareness about global poverty and the work of CRS. Learn more at the Simple Supper or by visiting the CRS website.

Day of Service: Spots Still Open

Last year, we began a new OLG tradition…the OLG Day of Service.  This year, the Day of Service is March 7th and we already have over 100 people signed up for service projects throughout our region!  Many of the projects are now full but there is still space available in a few and we’d love to have you join one of them.  To read project descriptions, find out more information, or register simply visit the OLG website.   The Day of Service sites are selected to cover a variety of schedules and needs so that people of all ages and abilities can participate.  You can also contact Karen Fitton or Jennifer Ibach for more information.  Please join us for this fun day of community as we strive to bring God’s love into the world through tangible acts of service.

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Important Info May 2012


Sound Partners Parent Information Evening
February 9, 2015
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Parent Org Meeting
February 10, 2015
6:30 – 8:00 pm

School Commission Meeting
February 11, 2015
6:00 – 7:30 pm

NOON Dismissal for Winter Conferences & Free Dress for students who came in uniform to CSW Sunday Masses
February 12, 2015

NO School for Conferences
February 13, 2015

Ash Wednesday
February 18, 2015
School will attend 9:00 Mass
Accreditation Pre-Visit Day
February 14, 2015