Our Lady of Guadalupe News

Friday, May 29



Dear Families and Students,


As we bring our year to a close, I want to thank you all for bringing me joy. While my first year as a principal, has not been smooth sailing, I have loved it! I truly believe that God guided me back to St. Anthony/OLG and has rewarded me with productive work and new relationships. Our school, our system, and our world have experienced rapid, seismic change in the past months. A quote by the famed Charles Darwin, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change,” sparks elation in me. We have responded, and responded well, to the changes thrust upon us. As a Holy Family community, we embraced the inevitable restructuring of our elementary schools by offering options and supports to provide choices and ease transitions. When we were forced to shelter in our homes, we created an online platform and continued instruction, outreach, and support. Without the current sense of urgency, this project would have taken months, or years, to complete. No, it wasn’t perfect or even ideal, but it sure was amazing. I am so proud of the teachers, staff, students, families, and the Holy Family leadership for pulling together and making the best of challenging circumstances. There is nowhere else I would rather be right now than at St. Anthony/OLG.


As we go forward, some of us will remain in this physical space and others will venture into new places, treasuring the special memories of our time together. I hope that out paths cross often in the future. As the wise man, Dr. Seuss, once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” I am beaming!


St. Anthony Tribute Webpage

As we say goodbye to St. Anthony this year, we want to invite families to share their favorite St. Anthony memories with us. Please visit holyfamilydbq.org/st-anthony-tributes to view the memories and submit your own, complete with photos.


Elementary Teacher Placements for 2020-2021

With the elementary transitions from Holy Ghost and St. Anthony to Our Lady, Resurrection and St. Columbkille next year, we know many families are eager to know where our teachers will be assigned.  An up-to-date listing of elementary teacher placements can be found on the Holy Family newsletter page. Please let me know if you have any questions!

We are still in the hiring process for Spanish teachers at OLG. Once we have completed this process, I will email teacher assignments to families.

We would also like to say farewell and wish many blessings to those who will not be returning next year: Laura Barrero, Albert Garcia-Balana, Sandra Montanez, Jeannie Domeyer, Teresa Koch, Lisa Reisen, and Ann Retenmeier. 



Year-end Parades

With so many of our students and teachers transitioning, we have sought ways to honor and say goodbye to them. The safest way to do that in this time of COVID-19, seems to be parades. We have scheduled 3 parades for various groups.


  1. Anthony Parade: For St. Anthony teachers, staff, students, and families. Originally scheduled for Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 – 6:30, now Friday, May 29 (TODAY) from 5:30 – 6:30.
  2. OLG Parade: For OLG staff, students and families. Monday, June 1 from 5:30 – 6:30.
  3. 5th Grade Surprise Parade: For 5th grade students and their families, St. Anthony/OLG staff. Wednesday, June 3 from 5:30 to 6:30.


The Teacher Tailored SchoolKidz supply kit program is online and available NOW for ordering! This program offers pre-packaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.


***Did you know our school received over a $1,000 rebate check last year thanks to your participation? These funds help the Parent Association meet the needs of the school and our teachers!***


Online ordering made easy: http://www.shopttkits.com
Account Number: 10043


Deadline for ordering is June 12, 2020
Any questions, you can contact Stacey Thier at staceylthier@gmail.com


Please note that we will keep available throughout the summer the Weekly Plans your children have been working from. This will enable them to review concepts, engage in the enrichment activities, and continue learning at their own leisure.


Our yearbooks have been delivered. Families who ordered a yearbook at registration or throughout the year, will find their child's yearbook in their bag of supplies. If you haven’t preordered and would like to purchase a yearbook, you will need to bring a check made out to St. Anthony School/Our Lady of Guadalupe School for $12.00 the day you pick up your supplies. You can hand your check to the staff person in the pick-up line and they will bring your yearbook out to you with your child’s supplies. Please note we have a limited quantity. However, we can order additional yearbooks if we have at least 10 orders. If you have questions, please contact Shelly Theisen at stheisen@holyfamilydbq.org.


We will hold a final prayer service/end of year celebration on June 1 at 9:00. We will honor all members of our community who will not be on the St. Anthony campus next year. All prayer services are live-streamed and made available for later viewing. Please use this link to view: Prayer Service video link.


Summer Tutoring – The following teachers are available for summer tutoring. Please contact them directly to make arrangements for tutoring.


Information for Families Transferring to Resurrection or St. ColumbkilleFollow this link to learn about supply kits, wrap-around care, busing, and more.


Mazzuchelli principal Doug Varley will host Q&A discussion sessions for parents of next year's 6th graders on Tues., June 9 at 9:00 AM & 6:30 PM. These discussions should be especially helpful to parents who will be new to Mazzuchelli. The Zoom links for these sessions will be emailed directly to parents of all 6th graders in the upcoming weeks.


See the Holy Family newsletter tab for updates on Summer Camps.

Please note the information about year-end pick-up/drop-offs sent last week and listed on the Holy Family newsletter page (Scroll about 1/3 of the way down the page.)


Check out our online art gallery!



Carolyn Wiezorek, Principal
St. Anthony/Our Lady of Guadalupe