September 22nd Newsletter

September 22, 2016

Dear OLG Families,
We are thrilled to welcome our newest/returning staff member to OLG!
Kim Fulton (known and loved by many as Ms. Kimmy) will step into the positions of Director of EDC and Tuition Bookkeeper on October 10th. 
As many of you know, Chantille Henry stepped down last year from her development and marketing position but graciously agreed to stay on as tuition bookkeeper. She has successful collaborated with parish finance staff to transition to a new, more efficient accounting system at OLG. We are grateful! That transition is winding up, and Chantille is looking forward to more time for her own business and other pursuits. She will be working closely with Kim to ensure a smooth transition over the next several weeks. Thank you, Chantille! We will miss your competent and kind presence, as well as the community spirit and commitment to high quality work that you have brought to OLG each and every day.
Kim Fulton previously worked at OLG as EDC Director and Instructional Assistant. Our staff is thrilled to work with her and welcomes her positivity, love of children, and professionalism.
A message from Kim…
Hi, my name is Kimmy Fulton. I have been working with children for over 25 years. I went to Renton Vocational and studied Early Childhood Education. I grew up in West Seattle and make my home in Burien. I am married. I have a daughter who is an OLG graduate. I am so glad to be back at Guadalupe! I love camping and the outdoors. I am also a big Seahawk and Mariner fan.
Welcome, Kim, and a big thank-you to Margy Joe and Julie Salvador for keeping EDC running smoothly.
2012/flowers art Fall 2016 Extracurriculars

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!

New Volunteer Opportunity: Extracurricular Parent Coordinator
Meet your entire commitment hour requirement by providing leadership in extracurricular programming. This involves working with school staff to gather ideas for extracurricular programs; working out logistical and scheduling details; ensuring a balanced program of course offerings for all grade levels; assisting with the registration process and creating rosters for the instructors; and soliciting parent/guardian volunteers to help with dismissal at the end of class time. This is a great way to be involved in bringing enriching programs to our students! Contact Shelley Bradley or  Donna Ramos for more information or to volunteer!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Parent Education Evening:  Internet Safety

Presented by Stefanie Thomas
Seattle Police Dept. Internet Task Force
Please attend this highly informative presentation. It speaks directly to all internet/computer/app/social media questions you might have. You may have heard Stefanie speak last year and assume there’s no need to attend. There is a need! Things change constantly in the cyber world. We need to keep pace with our children to keep them safe!
Stefanie presented to our 5th through 8th grade students yesterday.
The Parent Education Evening will take place Wed. Sept. 28, from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm., in the Walmesley Center Reception Area. More information will follow regarding childcare.
Any questions please contact the office or Ms. Heidi Ehrenberg.
Thanks to Ms. Heidi for organizing this important event – and to Parent Org for sponsoring both the student and adult presentations!

Parent Org Chair
Save the Date:      Halloween Carnival        
When: October 29th 2016 4-8 pm
Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Gym
      *more information coming soon*
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 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. Please contact Helen Oesterle for more information.
Confirmation Information Meeting for Youth and Adults
If you are a sophomore in high school or older and have not been confirmed you are invited to come to an information meeting either on Tuesday, October 4 or 11 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Pastoral Center. Parents/guardians of youth are welcome to attend with their child. Information: Helen Oesterle, (206) 935-0358 x108 or find more information here.

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Wounded Healer Ecumenical Liturgy: Out of our Brokenness We Share the Gift of Healing
“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”
 John 10: 10
During this Respect Life Month, OLG’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission invites you to a Wounded Healer Ecumenical Liturgy to explore Jesus’ invitation to live an abundant life!  This liturgy will bring to a close the LJP Commission’s year of focus on Mental Health.  During our time together, we will meditate on mental, physical and emotional limitations that get in the way of living our lives abundantly.  Through song, Scripture, silence and prayer, we will explore how our wounds can become strengths and how, through God’s grace, we can help one another to heal in community.  All are welcome as you are to join us on Sunday, October 16 at 5:30 pm.
Information: Jennifer Ibach, 206-935-0358 x .120

Click here to learn more about CYO sports at OLG!

Important Info May 2012

Sing Out Seattle’s “Finding Nemo”

Chess Wizards


MAP Testing
Grades 1-8
Sept. 19th – Oct. 6th
Wednesday Early Dismissal Begins
Wednesday, Oct. 5th
2:15 pm
NO School
Archdiocesan Teacher Excellence In-service Day
Friday, Oct. 7th 

Please pray for OLG parent, Lisa Booth, who has had a recurrence of cancer and is exploring next steps in her treatment.