OLG Newsletter – Nov. 6th

November 6, 2014

Dear OLG Families,
What a joyous start to the day we had today, with our all-school Mass. Our third graders represented the saints beautifully and were an inspiration with their prayerful presence at the start of Mass, their well-prepared readings and prayers, and the depth of knowledge of their chosen saints that they have gained in recent weeks. We are grateful for their faith leadership and to Ms. Savio and their parents for guiding them in their learning and faith development. Ms. Sager and the chorus led us in a wonderful litany of the saints and celebratory songs.
Last Sunday, the fifth graders, Ms. Hobbs, and their parents put on a wonderful dinner for the “Over 65” members of our neighborhood and community. The food was delicious, the conversations were lively, and the service was outstanding!
Tomorrow, the fourth grade and Mrs. Wilson have planned a wonderful assembly to help us reflect on the meaning of Veteran’s Day. This will take place in the School Hall at 11:00 am. All are welcome! Please also enjoy the poster contest entries.

Veteran's Day Poster Contest
Veteran’s Day Poster Contest
The staff is grateful for the time tomorrow afternoon, with our noon dismissal, to focus on our accreditation work. This time makes it possible to have in-depth professional conversations about curriculum, instruction, and student learning. Thank you!
Please note that there is a neighborhood meeting scheduled for this Sunday at 1:00 pm to discuss details about the WHEEL shelter that will open later this month. All are welcome. (Details below)
Soccer balls and medical supplies are still being collected through Nov. 14th for the Juan Diego Project of 8th grader, Dominic M. These will be taken to children and staff in an orphanage in Kenya.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!



Dear Parent or Student,

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
*Go to the Memory Books website

   * If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 401854948
* Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
* Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
* Click “Save Details”.

It’s that easy! Submit your photos today (especially Halloween Carnival photos)! The last day to submit photos is 04/01/2015.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Yearbook Adviser and the 2015 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.


Erin Stampe

Parent Org Chair


Procurement Contest Update!

So far, 64 families have turned in their auction donation.  Thank you so MUCH!  The class that currently has the top amount of family donations turned in is KINDERGARTEN!   KINDERGARTEN is the current leader for the second week in a row for the Ice Cream Sundae party.  In second place we have Mrs. Janet’s Pre K/Pre S class, nicely done!  Right behind them, by one donation is THIRD GRADE!  Who will be in the lead next week??


As a reminder your family commitment is to provide at least a $125 donation of cash, or item donation worth $125. Please remember, we cannot accept used items. Donations can be sent now to the front office through mail, delivery or via the FCE.


Save the Date!

Save the date cards are in the mail, keep your eyes open for yours!



Do you love desserts and the art of display?  We are looking for a parent volunteer who is interested in coordinating the Dessert Dash with Dani Flanagan!  This is a super fun event and we will walk you through all the details.  If you are interested please contact

Laura Vornbrock or Laurie Robbins.


Procurement Wish List

Alderbrook Resort and Spa

Alderbrook Resort and Spa will donate an overnight stay, valued at $285 with a purchase of a $300 gift card!  This is a great item for a few families wanting to go in together on a procurement donation!  Please see the attached form.


Hawaiian Airlines

Are you, or a friend/family member a Hawaiian airlines employee?  Hawaiian airlines will entertain donation requests if an employee submits them.  Just think what a great donation some warm sun will be in February!


Season Ticket Holders

Are you a season ticket holder for local sports or the arts?  Consider donating your tickets for an event to make a great package for the auction!  In addition, most of the local performing arts venues give preference to donation requests from season ticket holders (ballet, opera, 5th Avenue theater etc.), so consider asking for a donation for your Procured item!


Just Between Friends Consignment Sale coming up November 14th through November 16th!

If you are looking for a bargain, then look no further! Just Between Friends is a terrific sale with huge savings of 50%-90% off on gently used children’s and maternity items. This fall, the sale is being held in Renton and is sure to have great finds, which is always nice right before the Holidays! Usually patrons have to pay to get in the doors of this event, but the OLG Parent Org is offering coupons that will earn you free admission. Simply present your coupon at the door and then again when checking out and the school gets back 5% of your purchase. So, not only is this sale a great way to save money close to the Holidays, it’s also a great way to support our school! Please keep an eye out for your orange coupon coming home in the November 6th FCE. If you have friends or family that would like to attend the sale, please feel free to make copies of your coupon and share the free admission opportunity with others! Click to visit the Just Between Friends Sale website for more information.


Save the Date

November 14th through November 16th –  Just Between Friends Sale (Renton). Coupons coming home 11/6 in FCE.

Feel free to photocopy your coupon to share with friends and family.


Jennifer Ibach

Parish Outreach Coordinator


WHEEL Shelter Meeting and Update     

As Fr. Jack announced a few weeks ago, we have invited the women of WHEEL to seek shelter here at OLG.  Several staff members recently met with some of the leadership team to determine a timeline and next steps.  Right now, we anticipate a start date in mid-to-late November.  As part of our preparation, we will be notifying neighbors within a two-block radius and inviting them to a meeting in the church on Sunday, November 9th at 1pm.  All are welcome to attend this meeting to meet some of the women, ask questions, and learn more about the shelter.


Coming Soon: CRS Fair Trade Sale at OLG

OLG’s annual Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale is coming up on Sunday, November 23rd from 9:30am – 1:00pm in the Walmesley Center. Why shop Fair Trade? We live in an era of unprecedented economic interdependence. The decisions we make about what we buy affect the lives of people we may never meet. Fair Trade seeks to change the ways in which conventional trade often leaves behind the most vulnerable people. By buying Fair Trade, you support the efforts of skilled farmers and artisans who are working to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger communities.  Join us to intentionally use your purchasing power to support Fair Trade efforts around the globe. At the sale, you’ll find unique gift items including chocolates, Advent calendars, jewelry, holiday and home décor, scarves, ornaments, baskets, and much more. Holiday cards will also be sold to support Noel House, a Catholic Community Services shelter for homeless women.  The Young Ladies’ Institute will be selling their knitted goods, and the Pre-K and 3rd grade classes will be offering tasty treats to benefit Westside Baby. Our goods sell fast so be sure to come early for the best shopping! For more information, contact Jennifer Ibach at 206-935-0358 x 120.

Pastoral Associate



Below we have included a sample of possible theme boxes that would be very enjoyable and useful for our elders. Please don’t feel limited to stick to the items below. Feel free to make up your own theme; however please keep in mind the individuals that we serve. Be creative! Make a Man’s Game box, or a Woman’s Warmth Box, or an Emergency Box!  Place all items in a wrapped shoe box (with Christmas paper), with the lid separately attached.  This enables CCS Volunteer Chore Services to match items with each client.  Please keep in mind the following rules:

  • New items only. (Please do not add hotel samples.)
  • Many clients are diabetic. Please limit the amount of sugary items in your box or consider sugar free items and healthy snacks.
  • Our clients come from many different faiths, out of respect for their personal beliefs, we ask that you do not include holiday or religious items.

Theme Box Ideas:

Emergency Preparedness

~ Flashlight

~ Batteries

~ Small First Aid Kit

~ Non-perishable foods

(easy to open)

~ Whistle to signal help

~ Moist Towelettes


Specialty Food Items  (non-perishable & in original packaging)

~ Spiced Teas and

Flavored Coffees

~ Canned or instant soup

~ Packaged baked goods

~ Cheeses

~ Hot Chocolate and Cider

~ Pickled Vegetables

~ Canned Tuna, Chicken or Salmon

~ Mixed Nuts

Man’s Box

~ Pair of white/dark socks

~ Deodorant

~ Shaving Cream

~ Nail Care Kit

~ Inexpensive games (crosswords,

word puzzles)

~ Washcloth / Towel

~ Novels

~ Pack of playing cards

Woman’ s Box

~ Lotions

~ Powders

~ Perfume Soaps

~ Warm Socks

~ Inexpensive games (crosswords,

word puzzles)

~ Stationary / Cards

Warmth Box

~ Lap Blanket

~ Scarf

~ Gloves

~ Hot Teas

~ Winter Socks (non-slip soles)


Grocery Gift Cards, Pre-paid Phone Cards and Postage Stamps are also greatly appreciated


Bring box(es) to Mass  on November 29-30.

They will be blessed at the 11:00 Mass!


Click here to Find out the latest CYO News and more information about the CYO ANNUAL ITALIAN DINNER – November 15, 2014.

Note from Principal Ramos
Important Events
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Prayers for the Community
Classroom News

Important Info May 2012


Veterans’ Day Assembly
November 7, 2014
11:00 am
School Hall
Accreditation Work 
November 7, 2014
Auction Committee Meeting
November 9, 2014
7:00 pm
Veterans’ Day
November 11, 2014
Vision & Hearing Screening
November 14, 2014
Westside Baby Drive
Sponsored by Preschool/Pre-K and 3rd Grade
November 17-23, 2014
School Commission Meeting
November 19, 2014
6:00 pm
Math Lab
for Thanksgiving Break
November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday & Friday
November 27 & 28, 2014

Please pray for Marianne Carroll, “Baba”, for continued health and healing as she goes through treatment for cancer.

Please pray for Dolores Chapman, former OLG recess monitor, for healing from surgery and medical complications.

Please continue to keep Brianna Nelson, 2014 OLG graduate, and her family, in your prayers. Brianna has been diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital. We pray for speedy healing for Brianna and strength and comfort for her family at this difficult time.