OLG Newsletter – May 14th

May 14, 2015

Dear OLG Families,

Congratulations to Shannon Hieger, 7th grade homeroom teacher and recipient of this year’s Distinguished Teacher/Staff Excellence Award. She will be traveling to the Holy Land for an immersion in the historical, cultural and religious realities of the region and to gain first-hand experiences to enhance the 7th grade curriculum, focused on the “Life and Times of Jesus Christ” and Catholic Social Teaching, as well as 8th grade discussions of world-wide current events. Thank you to everyone who nominated a teacher/staff member earlier this spring and to the generous donor who makes this enrichment opportunity possible.

Plans are in place to install new windows in the stairwells, at the ends of both hallways, and in the library this summer. Thanks to our awesome 2015 Auction Fund-a-Need donors for enabling this much-needed upgrade to happen.

Thank you to our hard-working Field Day volunteers; we’re looking forward to tomorrow!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Erin Stampe

Parent Org Chair

School Picnic & Field Day – TOMORROW – Friday, May 15th

The Parent Org is proud to host OLG’s annual school picnic and field day which takes place tomorrow on May 15th. Thank you to Shelley Bradley (4th grade Parent Org Rep), Tovee Delallana (5th grade Parent Org Rep), Jeannie Carlsen (6th grade Parent Org Co-Rep) and Lucille van der Hagen (6th grade Parent Org Co-Rep) for organizing this year’s event!

Hot dogs, buns, condiments, fruit & veggies, Goldfish Crackers and juice boxes will be provided by the Parent Org, while 4th and 5th grade families are generously providing dessert items, while 6th grade will be providing chips! Thank you to those three class families who have already signed up to bring an item! We are looking forward to a warm, sunny day and hope you can join us! As always, family members are welcome to join us for lunch and to watch the field day activities!

There is still time to VOLUNTEER at this awesome event! We need helpers for setup, serving and cleanup. This is such a fun event with fun people in the kitchen and fun kids to serve! So, come be a part of it all and get a jump start on those commitment hours for next year!

Sign-up to volunteer HERE.

Jog-a-thon Update


Last week in the FCE, we sent home Jog-a-thon invoices. We appreciate your prompt payment on these invoices. Payments are due by Friday, May 15th. You can easily make your tax-deductible payments on the website. Simply click “make a donation” and follow the on-screen instructions. If paying by check, please consolidate to one check where possible.

Prize Winners

We appreciate the incredible effort put forth by all the runners in the Top-It Jog-a-thon. The following are a list of runners who “Topped It” the most! (Please remember that runner must have submitted a pledge form prior to running in order qualify for prizes.)

MOST LAPS girl/boy: Mason B. with 36 Laps & Emily L. with 32 Laps

MOST PLEDGE MONEY: Caitlyn M. with $660

TOP IT CHALLENGE: (Topped laps run last year by the most!)

PreSchool: Liam J.
Kindergarten: Anna P.
First Grade: Owen C.
Second Grade: Conner O.
Third Grade: Samantha S.
Fourth Grade: Kaitlyn K.
Fifth Grade: Max V.
Sixth Grade: Alex L.
Seventh Grade: Madi R.

Eighth Grade: Isaac R.

CLASS PRIZES: Congratulations to the following classes. EVERY RUNNER in the class TOPPED IT! Each class wins an extra PE class.

Winners:  Kindergarten, First Grade & Second Grade!

PIZZA PARTY TOP-IT RUNNERS: Determined by who topped it the most in the class. Pizza and Ice Cream Party will be held on Monday, June 1st, in the gym, from 11:30-12:30. (more details to come.)

PreSchool: Liam J., Liam H., Kyra S.

Kindergarten: Anna P., Will C., Asrom F., Max S.

First Grade: Owen C., Matthew N., Ava L., Marek H.

Second Grade: Conner O., Kaley M., Liam B., Addie M., Joshua F.

Third Grade: Samantha S., Dominic B., Isabella C., Nico U.

Fourth Grade: Kaitlyn K., Marc C., Miles T.

Fifth Grade: Max V., Molly O., Emily L., Quinn M.

Sixth Grade: Alex L., Aiden A., Ella E., Mason B., Eva F., Carson M.

Seventh Grade: Madi R., Cristian E.-T., Kellen C.

Eighth Grade: Isaac R., Allie L.

Teacher: JC Santos

Family Faith Formation/Pastoral Care

Middle school, high school, and adult volunteers are needed to make Vacation Bible School a success! Please see the flyer

for details, including training times! This is a fun and rewarding way to spend a summer week.


Jennifer Ibach

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach


Help Deliver Meals to Neighbors in Need

Did you know that OLG has been a meal drop-off site for Chicken Soup Brigade for the past 8 years? This program helps our homebound, aged, and chronically ill neighbors to get groceries and nutritious meals. Food delivery is currently being done by the organization’s staff, so we are looking for some drivers and volunteers who can help them expand their reach in West Seattle. Would you be able to pick up groceries/meals at their distribution center in Georgetown on a Thursday afternoon?  Could you be at OLG between 4-5pm on Thursdays to hand out meals to the 5 local clients?  Would you have an hour or two on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon or a Saturday morning to deliver food to 4-7 homebound or ill neighbors?  We are looking to form a team so that pick up and delivery could rotate, making it possible to serve just once a month.  Interested?  Contact Jennifer Ibach at 206-935-0358 x.120.


Our Global Problem: Human Trafficking from a Philippine Perspective

On Monday, May 18th Seattle University is hosting keynote speaker Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB at 6:00pm in the Campion Ballroom.  There will also be a panel of local leaders helping to address the reality of human trafficking.  For more information, email or call 206-220-8270.

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Important Info May 2012

Summer 2015 Extra-Curriculars– still time to sign up!***

MAP Testing
May 4-15, 2015
Field Day & Picnic
May 15, 2015
Salmon Release Day
May 20, 2015

1st and 6th grades

Spring Concert
May 20, 2015
7:00 pm in the Church

All-School Mass
May 21, 2015
sponsored by 2nd grade
Professional Development Day
No School
May 22, 2015
Memorial Day Holiday
No School
May 25, 2015
8th Grade Musical
May 28, 2015
7:00 pm in the gym
Talent Show
May 29, 2015
Light of Leadership Mass & Graduation
June 3, 2015
Last Day of School
June 12, 2015

Please pray for Minnie Cardenas, grandmother of Cora Cardenas. Minnie recently died.
Please pray for Steve Stabe. Steve is the uncle of Cooper and Marek Hall. He recently went to Heaven.

Please pray for Jovie Samson, aunt of Kaila Lim, and for the Lim family. Jovie recently died.

Please pray for Judy Fowler, mother of Chantille Henry and grandmother of Wyatt Henry. Judy is experiencing health challenges, and prayers are appreciated!

Please pray for Lisa Booth, OLG parent, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is optimistically undergoing treatment. The Booth family appreciate the support and prayers of our OLG community.
Lisa’s sister has set up the following website which shows how folks can specifically help and also gives details on Lisa’s cancer, treatment plan, etc.