Dear OLG Families,
I hope you’re bringing out your scarves and mittens to gather around the Christmas tree for the annual tree lighting celebration on Friday evening! Thank you especially to Tovee Delallana for all of your work organizing this year’s event and to Chantille Henry for initiating and overseeing this wonderful tradition! Please bring some canned food for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank to pile in the sleigh, made by Dave Fitton. As we move into the OLG Feast Day celebrations this weekend and on Thursday, Dec. 12th, you’ll want to experience the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe presented by this year’s Student Council! Their presentation will be shared at the 11:00 Mass on Sunday and at our Dec. 12th school Mass at 9:00 am. The school Mass will also include a special song by our 8th grade class, chorus and band music, and more! Please try to join in one or more of these community celebrations!
The staff spent a couple of hours this Wednesday after school in an Advent retreat. It was great to have time to pray together (OLG school/parish staff) and to reflect on the meaning of this holy season for ourselves. The spirit of Advent is also alive and well in our classrooms!
Your children may have come home talking about the Philharmonic Wind Quintet assembly this afternoon. Thank you to Ann Sager for organizing this program. Students learned about wind instruments, practiced listening carefully to identify familiar pieces of music played by the quintet, and experienced a production of “Peter and the Wolf,” with each instrument taking on the role of a character!
Thank you to our fantastic auction leadership team for braving the cold to be out in the parking lots collecting procurement items this week! We hope to fill the bins again Friday!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!