OLG Newsletter – May 28th

May 28, 2015

Dear OLG Families,

8th Grade Musical Evening Performance – 7:00 pm tonight in the Walmesley Center – All are welcome!

Today, the student body and staff had the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous performance of Disney’s “Aristocats” KIDS, performed by our talented 8th grade class. They sang and performed with gusto, and the audience loved the show. The new sets, painted by our talented staff members, Ann Sager and Heidi Ehrenberg, were awesome, and Ann Sager and JC Santos did a phenomenal job bringing out the potential in our 8th grade students and directing the production. Please join us for tonight’s 7:00 performance in the Walmesley Center, if you can!

Thanks to tomorrow’s 2015 Auction “Principals for the Day,” Charlie and Dorothy Dyer, for making the day a sports-themed free dress day. Show your support for your favorite team or dress for your favorite sport! We’re looking forward to the day with such wonderful leaders! They will be assisting during our Talent Show tomorrow afternoon as well.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Erin Stampe

Parent Org Chair

Tomorrow is THE LAST DAY to order Scrip Gift Cards! (Final orders due Friday 5/29)

If you don’t have an order form, no worries! There is a complete list of retailers online (Click on “Retailers”). Simply write down the gift card you want and for what amount you would like. Then submit your order with a check made out to “OLG PO” for the exact amount of the card(s) you want. Orders can be dropped off at the front desk, or in your child’s daily folder, in an envelope labeled “Scrip Gift Card Order”.

Contact Janet McClelland or Marisa Lewis with questions.

Want a fun way to earn your commitment hours this next school year?


This is a great opportunity to get involved with the school, meet lots of great people, and have a terrific time making a difference!

We have the following positions available for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

1)     Light the Night Chair & Co-Chair – Plan OLG’s annual Christmas Lighting Event in December.

2)     Parent Org Secretary – Attend and take minutes at monthly meetings. Help out at Parent Org events when available.

3)     eScrip Chair & eScrip Co-Chair – Coordinate and maintain our eScrip program. Learn more about eScrip here. This job can be done from home on your time. Attend Parent Org meetings when available to provide updates on eScrip earnings.

Email Erin Stampe if you are interested in any of these spots, or if you have further questions.

Art News: Debbie Bellia

Pre-K – 8th grade

As the school year draws to a close, I am happy to say it has been a very productive one in art. The students are completing the last of their art pieces in preparation for a fun summer close at hand.

The Pre-K and kindergarten have been working on painting spring trees using brown tempera paint. They are learning how to control their brushes and paint varied lines to make a tree. Then they are using green and yellow tempera paint to create the illusion of grass, blending the two colors into small strokes to create grass texture. In the next class they are going to be using green glue to paint leaves and adding bits of crinkled colored tissue paper to make flower blossoms. They have created beautiful work so far and will be finished in the next class.

The first grade just completed their 3D cut-out salmon as part of their study of the life cycle of salmon. They drew all the details on each of their fish and added watercolor to show how they change color as they swim upstream to spawn. Their beautifully completed works are hanging from the ceiling in their classroom.

The second grade is currently working on Monet impressionistic paintings as part of their upcoming studies on Europe. They learned how to create a simple pencil sketch of a landscape and used tiny brushes to paint in the French impressionist style, using color as light. They are doing a great job picking up different bits of paint and laying them on the canvas in little strokes. They will add the final touches of color in the next class.

The third grade just completed a chalk and paint outer space piece as part of their study of space. They painted a white splattered background on black paper to create stars in outer space. Next they colored a series of circles in blended chalk to make the planets. When they were done they cut the planets out and glued them to the background. In the final step they added a crater-like foreground to give the feeling of standing on the moon. Their final work is amazing.

The 4th, 5th and 8th grades just completed op art pieces. The students began their work with one simple shape and then continued to trace the shape larger each time to the borders. Then they drew lines over that to make a wavy grid. The work was then colored in alternating black white patterns. Color was then added in the final steps. The students did a great job inventing different ways to create their work, making each one very unique.

The 6th grade grade completed their watercolor sea turtle studies and are working on another watercolor for their endangered species project in science. The 7th grade just completed their SW Native American pottery design drawings, using a variety of markers to give their work lots of bright color. They will begin a fruit still life pastel drawing this week, using chalk pastels showing light and shadow.

As you all get ready for summer, I want to thank you for sharing your beautiful children. I am in awe of what they are able to accomplish and enjoy their great joy and energy while they create each of their works. I hope you all have a safe, fun-filled summer with lots of great memories and adventures. I look forward to another great year with all of you in the fall.

Family Faith Formation/Pastoral Care

Vacation Bible School “Save the Date!”
June 14, 2015

Immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass, we will have work parties in several station locations on our campus, making amazing props for our upcoming Vacation Bible Camp.

Time Commitment:
Each work station will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Each fFamily Sundayamily can chose one or if you have the time, more than one.

Will there be food?
Yes, we will have pizza and drinks for you!

We could not do this without you!
Your donation of your time and creativity is greatly appreciated and needed for our children to reach the summit at Vacation Bible Camp.

Please bring:

Please bring your joy and smiles!

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.

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Important Info May 2012

8th Grade Musical
May 28, 2015
7:00 pm in the gym
All are welcome!

Dorothy & Charlie Principals for the Day
Sports Free Dress
May 29, 2015

4th Grade Band Recruitment Assembly
May 29, 2015
10:30 am School Hall
Talent Show
May 29, 2015
1:15 pm School Hall
Light of Leadership Mass & Graduation
June 3, 2015
Mass 9:00 am
Graduation Ceremony 7:00 pm
Jump-Up Day
June 8, 2015
2:15 pm
Last Day of School
NOON Dismissal
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.