"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 – Jan. 22nd
January 22, 2015
Dear OLG Families,
We’re in full swing gearing up for Catholic Schools’ Week – an opportunity to celebrate the strong academics, faith and service that are hallmarks of Catholic education and are valued and nurtured at OLG. We’ll dive into mathematical thinking on Monday (see below), celebrate with music and song on Wednesday evening, reach out to thank our partner service organizations, invite special people in our lives for classroom visits, refreshments, and Mass on Thursday, end the week with a fun, community-building half-day, and more! This special week begins with Catholic Schools’ Week Sunday Mass (11:00 am) and Open House (9:00 am – 1:00 pm). Please share the good news about Catholic education at OLG and invite others who might be interested in learning more to our Open House. Tours and applications will be available. Students are asked to wear school uniforms to Masses this weekend. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and staff who make these events happen!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:00 pm in the church
School doors open at 6:30 pm. Band members report to the School Hall; all others to their classrooms.
Math-focused Assembly and Activities on Monday
On Monday, we’re looking forward to school-wide participation in the Pacific Science Center’s “Mathfinder” Science on Wheels program. – right here at OLG! Classes will be participating in challenging and thought-provoking activities and exhibits, classroom lessons, and an assembly to kick off the day! There are still a few volunteer shifts available. Please sign up and join us, if you are able to!
From Ms. Hobbs and our Student Council:
‘Tis the season to replenish the Food Pantry! Next week, during Catholic Schools’ Week, Student Council will be organizing the “Canned Food and Dollar Donation Drive,” benefitting St. Vincent de Paul’s food bank at OLG. Please bring in your nonperishable items and dollar donations throughout the week to support our neighbors and community members in need. Each can and every dollar makes a difference. Thank you for your support!
A few spots are available in our Tennis by TAZ camp for students in grades 3 – 5, beginning February 10th. Find out more!
Happy Catholic Schools’ Week! Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
We are well underway in the New Year and, of course, that means . . . Catholic Schools’ Week! We kick off our traditional week with the annual Open House on Sunday, January 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, complete with school tours, used uniform exchange and the Middle School Science Fair. We need several volunteers to help us welcome families and share information about our school and all the exciting opportunities it offers students. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our sign-up link to find a spot where help is needed. We need help with everything from set-up & clean-up to used uniforms and much more! If you (or your student) are interested in giving school tours during the open house, please contact Chantille Henry, so she can get you on the tour guide list.
Great Auction Items
You don’t want to miss out on these great items!
Florida Vacation Home, Family Feud Night, Disneyland tickets, Class Projects, $1000 cash raffle…and much, much more!
Attention Bakers! We are looking for dessert donations for the Dessert Dash. Do you, or someone you know, make a creative cake, a rockin’ raspberry cheesecake, a terrific torte? If so, please consider donating to the auction! If you create a dessert, you get commitment hours for baking time. Please contact Dani Flanagan (206-229-5029) for more details.
Please contact auction chairs, Laura Vornbrock and Laurie Robbins byemail or phone: 206-200-0634
Band News Miss McKamey
The O.L.G. School Band (grades 6-8) will be performing at the Catholic Schools’ Week Winter Concert on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm in the church.
Band members are asked to report to the School Hall no later than 6:30 pm. This is a graded performance; attendance is required!
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Meal
Did you resolve to get more involved in your community this year or to volunteer somewhere? We invite you to check out the Community Meal, taking place this month on Sunday, January 25th. The Community Meal happens each month at OLG and aims to provide a free meal for anyone in the greater community who wishes to attend. We are looking for volunteers who can help visit with our guests (12:30pm) or cleanup (2pm). You do not need to volunteer all day-only during your shift! If you’re not able to volunteer but want to be involved, we are also in need of homemade or store-bought desserts to share with our guests (drop off any time after 9:45am). The Community Meal consistently comes together because of all of you who generously offer what you can. If you’re available to help out in any capacity, please contact Colleen, our Volunteer Coordinator.
Mass and March for Life
On Tuesday, January 20th, Catholics from around the Archdiocese will gather to celebrate the annual Mass for Life and honor the sacredness of all human life, especially in its most vulnerable forms. The Mass starts at 9:30am in the Marcus Pavilion at St. Martin’s University in Lacey. After Mass, all are encouraged to attend the annual March for Life at the Capitol Building in Olympia and to schedule a time to meet with their legislators. Parking is very limited, so carpooling is encouraged. Sacred Heart Parish in Lacey is generously offering overflow parking as well as a complimentary lunch provided by their Knights of Columbus. For more details about the Mass, call the Archdiocesan Liturgy Office at 206-382-4878 . Click here for information about the March for Life.
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.