Weekly OLL News: October 30, 2019

Dear OLL Families, 

Happy Halloween to all our students and families from OLL teachers and staff! 

Thank you all for making the effort to meet with our teachers for conferences. These conversations can be joyous and even sometimes challenging, but there is always the spirit of partnership that we are working in the same direction, with our eyes on our kids reaching their full potential in and out of the classroom.  

Tomorrow morning, Fr. Tim sets off with a group of fellow OLL pilgrims to Central Spain, where they will travel to Madrid, Segovia, Avila and Toledo. Avila is a city of cobblestone streets surrounded by a giant wall and is best known as the home of St. Teresa, who is the classroom patron saint of our 6th graders. Her prayer is a favorite of several on our staff. It helps to keep all in perspective, which can be a good reminder as we dive into a busy November and the lead-in to Advent. St. Teresa’s words aim at the heart of what matters, as she implores us to: 

“Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.”

In closing - Happy Halloween! Here's a picture below of our visit from Reptile Man - yes, that's a real alligator; not a Halloween costumed stuffed animal...Brave Mrs. Schultze and thank you to our Parents Club for sponsoring such a fun event!

Daniel P. Mullen

Upcoming Events/Important Dates  
October 30 - November 1 - Conferences and Book Fair
November 7 - Pride Wear
November 8 - Musical Reveal Party - 7:00pm
November 11 - Veteran's Day - No School and Xcare closed
November 12 - "Dinner for Dollars" - MOD Pizza - Lake Forest Park - All Day
November 14 - Open House & Educational Speaker - All Grades - 6:30pm (RSVP here)
November 17 - Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Bazaar - 10:30am - 1pm - OLL Event Center
From the Office

XCare is closed on Monday, November 11.

Annual OLL Food Drive - school goal 3000 items
We will be holding our annual food drive to benefit the parish food bank - St. Vincent de Paul from November 4 - November 22. Students will bring home a grocery bag on Monday, November 4. Please see attached flyer with more information and items that are in great need. Thank you for your support.

Immunization Policy Update
The Archdiocese of Seattle has recently issued an updated policy on immunizations. Please see this letter from our school nurse for important details on this policy.

Open House & Educational Speaker - November 14, 6:30pm
We are very excited to welcome an educational and counseling expert to OLL for an interactive talk to kick off our Open House on how we can help our children balance social-emotional health with healthy technology use. Tammy Fisher, PhD, will present on " Calm Clarity: Strategies to Support Your Child's Social/Emotional Well-Being in the Screen Age."

This is an exciting opportunity for our whole school community, and those interested in joining our community, to learn about a topic that is top-of-mind for many parents and educators. Dr. Fisher will present at the start of our Open House evening on Nov. 14 from 6:30 - 7pm. All parents - OLL and prospective parents interested in learning about our school - are warmly invited, so please spread the word and feel free to invite your friends. Save the date and RSVP here!
"Movember" Beard Growing
How would you like to support a worthy cause (tuition assistance at OLL) just by throwing away your razor for the month of November? A group of parents are looking to raise funds and have fun in the process by growing beards the next 30 days. If you're interested in finding out more, email Nick Bennett for all the details.

Scholastic Book Fair
Shop the book fair during conferences. You can also shop on line through November 2.
Parent Club
Scrip order forms will come home on Monday and are due back Tuesday morning. The gift cards will be sent home on Thursday. If you have any questions or would like to join the team, please email Joby Welch at  joby.welch@gmail.com .

Chinook Books
We are selling the books again this year. The physical books are $25 per book and the App only is $15. You may may purchase them using this  form . Books will be sent home with your student on Tuesdays.

Dinner for Dollars
November 12  - Mod Pizza - Lake Forest Park - all day - see flyer
February 25  - Mod Pizza - Lake Forest Park - all day

Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Bazaar

Please join us on Sunday, November 17 from 10:30am - 1:00pm. We will be combining with Parish Life for pancakes and holiday shopping in the OLL Event Center.
CYO News
Parish News
90/70 Anniversary Celebration - November 23, 2019
Our Mission:
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is a welcoming and inclusive community committed to a tradition of excellence by nurturing hearts, inspiring minds, and igniting spirits.