"Our Lady of Guadalupe School fosters Gospel values, inspires academic excellence, and develops service and leadership. We face this as a sacramental community united and empowered by the Holy Spirit."
September 24th Newsletter
September 24, 2015
Dear OLG Families,
Please remember that this Friday is a NOON Dismissal/Professional Development Day. To celebrate a great first month of school, it will also be a free dress day!
On Tuesday, the OLG student body and staff listened to an impressive group of middle school students make their campaign speeches for Student Council positions. They were confident, articulate, clever, and passionate about representing their peers and working hard to make OLG the best it can be. What awesome leaders we have!
The Student Council Elected Officers for the 2015- 2016 School Year are as follows:
President – Mikee Rivera
Vice President – Cyrus Berger
Secretary – Ethan Lavine
Treasurer – Carson Manns
Publicity – Emily Amesquita
I am also pleased to announce our fantastic middle school Student Council Class Representatives:
We look forward to working with all of them this year! Special thanks to Ms. Lauren Hobbs for her terrific leadership with the Student Council and for organizing a smooth election process!
OLG “Window of Opportunity” School Fund Drive!
For 15 years, the School Fund Drive has supported our school’s mission by funding four areas of school life: tuition assistance; teacher professional development; a contribution to the school endowment; and a facilities or programming project.
Did you know?
An endowment provides a stable, predictable source of income for school and the next generation of leaders. OLG puts $10,000 aside each year toward building this fund. With additional contributions and good management, the fund now stands at more than $400,000! This fund will eventually help generate interest income to defray school expenses.
Help our school meet its “window of opportunity” by making a donation to the Fund Drive. OLG depends on support from every school family for the Fund Drive, especially this year as we continue retrofitting the building with new windows and blinds. Two grant makers have said they’re interested in helping us, but they need to see significant community buy-in first.
Please prayerfully consider what you can afford. Pledge cards and invitations to our Oct. 10th Benefit Dinner should have arrived in your mailbox. RSVP here.
No matter what you can afford, do give! Every gift makes a difference, and the higher our participation, the more likely a grant maker will help us.
Questions? Contact Carrie Morrissey, OLG School Director of Development and Marketing, (206) 935-0651 ext. 124.
Mixed Bag Designs and Fall Bulbs are helping Our Lady of Guadalupe reach our fundraising goals this year. The Fall Fundraiser goes through Friday, September 25th, so now is the time to place your orders if you are interested in any of the items we are offering this fall. Don’t forget you can shop MixedBags online (Fundraiser ID is: 105319). Please have your orders/forms completed and turned in by Monday, September 28th. Contact Susie Stanley-Jones or Mindy Ursino with questions.
There is still time to join the Parent Org!
Don’t miss out on a great opportunity! The holidays are just around the corner and the Parent Org is looking for one or two people to organize our community’s annual Christmas Lighting and Caroling event on December 4th. This is a free community event that has become a beloved tradition over the years and a great way to kick-start the spirit of the Season! If interested, contact Erin Stampe for more information.
OLG Parent Org Halloween Carnival is Coming Soon! Save the date: Saturday, October 24th, 4-8 pm
This year’s carnival promises to bring all the games, attractions, good eats, & treats your family loves. Please add to your calendar this year’s FUN-raising event.
Catholic Relief Services is on the ground working to provide humanitarian relief to refugees coming into Europe. Visit their website to learn more about their response or to make a donation towards their work. CRS’ Catholics Confront Global Poverty advocacy network is also asking Congress to do more to help refugees from Syria and Iraq. Click here to take action using their easy, pre-written and editable alert.
CROP Hunger Walk: Last-Minute Walkers and Donors are Welcome!
Join Fr. Jack and staff for the CROP Hunger Walk this Sunday, Oct. 4 as we walk with other congregations to end hunger around the world. The walk starts at 1pm (registration at 12:30pm) at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds). The walk is approximately 5K, close to the average distance a woman has to walk to get water in many places in Africa and Asia. Strollers, wheelchairs, pets-on-leash are all welcome! Click here to register online with our team or to donate. This is a little like “Rice Bowl with legs”. Just like Rice Bowl, 75% of the money you raise goes to overseas hunger alleviation projects while 25% stays local to fight hunger at home. Church World Service organizes the CROP Walk, but they partner with Catholic Relief Services so donors can request that donations be shared with CRS if they prefer. If you collect actual checks, they can write “Catholic Relief Services” in the memo line. On the first page of the online donation form you can type “Catholic Relief Services” into the “Alternate agency” field/box. A limited number of paper donation envelopes/registration forms are available on the table in the narthex.
Last Weekend to Donate to Lettuce Pray
Thank you for donating fresh produce to the West Seattle and White Center Food Banks through the Lettuce Pray program. This Sunday, October 4th, is the last day that produce will be collected.
Who will Speak for you when you Cannot?
During Respect Life Month, OLG’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission is co-sponsoring a special event with Holy Rosary’s Voices for Life group called “Who Will Speak for you when you Cannot?”. The evening will address what the Catholic faith says about end-of-life care, what a Health Care Directive is and why you need one, and other general, common questions. Sr. Sharon Park, the Executive Director of the Washington State Catholic Conference will be the presenter. The event is on Tuesday, October 20th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Holy Rosary’s School Hall: 4142 42nd Ave SW, Seattle 98116. Sr. Sharon is willing to stay until 9pm to answer questions after her presentation.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School & Parish acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.