Sept. 30th Newsletter

September 30, 2016

Dear OLG Families,
It has been an incredibly full first month of school! Last week, we had our first Faith Family Group meeting, in which our mixed grade level “Family Groups” gathered to identify a naming virtue for their group. We’re thrilled to have our own videographer, Mr. Stein-Ross, on staff!
First Family Group Meeting 2016
First Family Group Meeting 2016
School Fund Drive Needs YOU! 
Your support and investment in students, staff and OLG school is as important as ever! We can meet our goal of $100,000 with 100% participation! Have you made your 2016-17 pledge yet? If not, now’s the time. Click here to find out more and donate here.
Thank you for supporting our amazing school!
2012/flowers art Fall 2016 Extracurriculars – start next week! 
Sing Out Seattle’s “Finding Nemo” with an all-star OLG cast, Chess Wizards, and Smart with Art’s Cartooning class! These classes start on Tuesday, October 4th and Wednesday, October 5th, so don’t delay!

Internet Safety Presentations 
Thanks to Heidi Ehrenberg and Parent Org for organizing and sponsoring informative and eye-opening presentations for students and adults! Thanks to everyone who made time to attend and become better informed about this important topic. 
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Middle School Math

Grade 6
Sixth graders are busting out of the math door and taking their skills to the court.  We are well on our way to understanding the concept of ratios and rates.  Students collected their own data [shots made vs. shots missed] and used these quantities to manipulate ratios.  We are bringing the enthusiasm with every class and are excited to see what’s coming next!
Grade 7
Did you know that a deck of playing cards could be used to practice integer operations?  Seventh graders do!  We are masters of integers and ratio numbers.  Positive?  Negative?  Doesn’t matter with these students.  Seventh graders attack problems head on, applying their skills to any situation.
Grade 8  
The best part of the day! ~What is 8th grade math class?  Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be Alex Trebek and host of your own jeopardy game?  Ask an eighth grader.  These students applied their knowledge of exponents to create their very own digital jeopardy game.  Now they have the perfect way to share their knowledge and quiz their classmates.
First Grade
Ready! Set! Read!
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
   – Dr. Suess, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
Reading is the largest curriculum focus in first grade. Over the course of first grade, students’ growth in reading is astounding.  To make the most of instructional time we use small reading groups for direct and guided instruction. This enables us to meet kids at their instructional levels and systematically target skills, and develop fluency and both oral and written comprehension.

Student Council Coordinator

Yesterday was Student Council Election day! We had 12 great candidates. Here are the results: 

Student Council 2016- 2017

President: Riley L. (8th)
Vice President: Emma C. (8th)
Secretary: Kaitlyn K. (6th)
Community Service Coordinator: Audrey B. (6th)
Publicity: Nina P. (8th)


Ella E. (8th)                 Dominique M. (8th)
IsaacT. (8th)                Henry V. (6th)
Emily A. (8th)              Isabel R. (7th)
JoJo S. (6th)
Congratulations and thank your for your positive energy and leadership within our school community!

Parent Org Chair
Save the Date:      Halloween Carnival        
When: October 29th 2016 4-8 pm
Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Gym
Class assignment info & 1st call for volunteers will be sent to you directly from your classroom PO representative. OR you can join the fun volunteering by following the below link:
A sign-up for the 8th grade Taqueria will be sent separately.
Look for future information about new attractions & advance purchase savings in upcoming newsletters.
Save the date for our 2017 Kentucky Derby auction
February 25, 2017, Brockey Center, South Seattle College

We still have a number of positions open (below).

Please let us know if you are interested in being part of this wonderful team!  Email us!
Volunteer Opportunities for the Auction:
Computer Manager/Bank
Transport/Clean up
Decorations Chair
Bank Chair/Cashiering
Networking Chair (Auction night)
Volunteer Coordinator
Please let us know if you are interested in being part of this wonderful team!
Your auction co-chairs,

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Feast Day of St. Francis, Patron of Ecology
As we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis, patron of ecology, on Tuesday, October 4 consider these actions to care for creation…

Pastoral Associate
Altar Serving Training
Are you interested in being an altar server? Children 4th grade and older, AND adults are invited to attend one of the two upcoming trainings: Tuesday, October 11, 3:15 – 4:15 pm or Saturday, October 15, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the church. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together. For information, contact  Helen Oesterle, (206) 935-0358
Are You Interested in Being a Eucharistic Minister?
Ordinary ministers of communion are the bishop, priest and deacon. However, due to the pastoral needs of providing communion to all the faithful, the Church authorizes special ministers who will be able to distribute communion at Mass and to persons who are sick and/or homebound. Eucharistic Ministers must be fully initiated into the Church, having celebrated baptism, confirmation and First Communion. In addition, this is an appointed position of the Pastor and will need his approval. Two training opportunities are scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm or Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Click here to learn more about CYO sports at OLG!

Important Info May 2012


MAP Testing
Grades 1-8
Sept. 19th – Oct. 6th

Family Faith Sunday
Oct. 2, 2016

Wednesday Early Dismissal Begins
Wednesday, Oct. 5th
2:15 pm
NO School
Archdiocesan Teacher Excellence In-service Day
Friday, Oct. 7th

NOON Dismissal
Staff In-service
Friday, Oct. 14th


Please pray for OLG Spanish teacher, Mary Brodahl, and her family. Her father passed away this morning in El Salvador.
Keep the Monroe family in your prayers. Pete

Dorratcague, father of Nicole and grandfather of Dominique, and a founding parishioner at OLG, passed away this past week. His funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 7th at 11:00 am, followed by a reception in the Walmesley Center.
Please pray for OLG parent, Lisa Booth, who has had a recurrence of cancer and is exploring next steps in her treatment.