The early beginnings of OLG’s theater program

The dust has since settled from this year’s spring musical, “Peter Pan,” and while Our Lady of Guadalupe School (OLG) teacher Sam Retelas sometimes mentions the grassroots movement to get the drama program off the ground in its early stages, not everyone knows it started with some borrowed props, helping hands and a heaping spoonful of love. Continue reading

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Holy Week at OLG

Students and staff at OLG observed Holy Week on campus before dismissing for spring break. The students raved about everything from the food to the atmosphere, noting the peaceful and reflective atmosphere of the week.

“I felt Jesus was with us,” said fifth-grader Joaquin.

Another student commented on how he felt.

Sixth-grader Hector said, “I felt like I was at the Last Supper.”

The students weren’t the only ones feeling the spirit. Teachers Christina, Margie, Shannon and Ally noted the wonderful week as one that was fulfilling, heartfelt and loving.

 

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OLG student’s composition comes to life through the Fremont Symphony Orchestra

Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) School student Sahana Hariharan recently saw her own composition come to musical life by the Fremont Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, March 21. Continue reading

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Alumna thanks Our Lady of Guadalupe School for educational foundation

In the 1970s and ’80s, Dominica (Garcia) Sizar’s parents put all six of their children through Our Lady of Guadalupe School (known at the time as St. Leonard’s), and the strong educational foundation and close-knit network of support she received became a gift she could never repay. Continue reading

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OLG’s students place as science fair finishers and finalists

Photo courtesy of Stilfehler.

Students from Our Lady of Guadalupe recently participated in the 8th Annual Diocese of Oakland Science Fair at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda. Check out our finishers and finalists!

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Crab feed fun at Our Lady of Guadalupe School

The Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) School crowd had a blast at this year’s annual crab feed, which was thrown with an old-Hollywood theme.

Staff and parents gathered to feast on crab, pasta and salad while students and even OLG alumni waited tables. The evening was Continue reading

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A spotlight on third-grade teacher Shannon Bellison

Ms. Shannon Bellison
3rd Grade Teacher

As the student council moderator and head of the no-bully program team, Our Lady of Guadalupe School (OLG) third-grade teacher Shannon Bellison teaches her pupils to learn to conquer mountains with God at their sides.

Bellison graduated from California State University in Hayward with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a minor in early childhood development. She received her teaching credential from Cal State TEACH program and has been teaching at OLG for 12 years now.

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Scholastic Book Fair at OLG

Students from Our Lady of Guadalupe pose for a picture with Clifford the Big Red Dog during the Scholastic Book Fair week.

The book fair, which took place from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, was a big hit this year! We wrapped it up on Saturday with a read-a-thon and an event full of books.

Our events are only made possible because of our wonderful volunteers. Thank you for supporting OLG School. OLG volunteers are the BEST!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe’s celebration of Catholic education

Catholic Schools Week, went off without a hitch last week at Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) School, proving that this little private school in the middle of Fremont is truly one worth celebrating.

Serving families since 1964, OLG has retained its close-knit community in the hustle and bustle of San Francisco Bay Area’s City of Fremont. And from Jan. 21 to 27, the school partook in the annual celebration of Catholic education with festivities that promoted peace, appreciation and individuality.

Sunday, families gathered in the halls to view the students’ work throughout the year thus far.

Tia Fernandes is pictured above with her parents, proudly displaying her mission project for Margie Chu’s fourth-grade class. Tia wears the silver medal she was awarded at the U.S. International Music Competition. Part of her project included composing music to accompany her creation. Continue reading

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Creative fourth-grade teacher’s spin on California mission projects

Fourth-grade teacher and Vice Principal Margie Chu

Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) School’s fourth-grade teacher and Vice Principal Margie Leimomi Chu began the 2016-2017 school year with a creative plan for her students’ California mission projects and a passion to encourage each child to walk with honor.

Chu graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in English and later sought a masters in education at the University of Phoenix, specializing in curriculum and instruction. She has been with OLG since 2002 and previously taught in the New Haven Unified School District from 1997 to 2002.  Continue reading

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