Our Lady of Guadalupe News

Friday, September 18, 2020


Dear OLG Families,

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13) We remain ever hopeful that the rest of the school year continues as it has begun, with happy children enjoying the opportunity to learn with each other at school. Thank you, parents! Your vigilance in checking your children for symptoms and keeping them home when necessary, is helping to keep us in school and is much appreciated.

All school lunches are now free for all students.

Arrival time is between 8:00 and 8:15. Please do not arrive before 8:00 because teachers are preparing for the day and may not be in the classrooms. If your child is eating breakfast at school, s/he may arrive no earlier than 7:45. School start time is 8:15. Since students are going directly to the classroom upon arrival, teachers are taking attendance and beginning instruction right away. If your child arrives past 8:15, please drop him/her off at the St. Anthony office (building by the parking lot) to check in and be escorted to the classroom. Please wait to ensure he or she has entered the building. Thank you!

Picking students up for appointments during the school day – Since we only have one administrative assistant this year (Jodi Sigwarth) parents need to come to the St. Anthony office (building by the parking lot) and sign students out. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will meet parents in the office. Students in grades 2-5 who are in the OLG building (church side) will wait inside the building for their parent to walk over or drive up.  Jodi will use our camera system to observe the pick-up.

No Indoor Dismissal – Because of social distancing protocols, we will not have indoor dismissal this year. We will use our same dismissal procedure, dismissing students in their 3:10 or 3:20 group, making sure not to send them early so that as soon as they get to the parking lot, they can go directly to vehicles.

Mass – view the live stream/video at this link.

Make sure to check out the Holy Family ebulletin board to find out about community activities such as Boy and Girl Scout activities and more.

From the Parent Association:

Now that we are a few weeks into school and getting the hang of things. Just a reminder about PA dues. You may ask, where does my contribution of $25 go? It allows the PA to do the following....

· Teacher Luncheons

· Gift Cards at Christmas for the staff

· Purchase requested classroom supplies needed for the staff

· Staff Appreciation Week activities/ gifts

Below is the link to pay your dues online, or you can send a check made payable to Holy Family, noting that it is for OLG PA Dues. (As always this is optional, but very much appreciated.)

*Click on “Optional fees” to pay for PA dues and/or a school memory book.


Mark your calendars: Our school’s Walk-a-thon Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, October 16th, with more details to follow.

Update on T-Shirt Tuesday shirts: The online store is now closed, and shirts should be here in the next few weeks, if not sooner.

Finally, we are in the process of taking our fall FAST and MAP assessments, which will help determine students’ strengths and areas of challenge, and guide instruction.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.



Upcoming Events

  • September 22- T-shirt Tuesday
  • September 24 - Mass (9:00 am) – Prepared by Señor Garcia’s class, 5th and 2nd grades attending
  • October 1 - Mass (9:00 am) – Prepared by Señora Porras’s class, 4th and 1st grades attending
  • October 2 – Teacher Inservice Day – No school for students
  • October 6 - Picture Day
  • October 16 - Walk-a-thon Fundraiser

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