OLG Mariners Newsletter
January 2021
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Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School



A Reason to Hope

It is hard to believe we have already passed the 100th day of school milestone.  So much has changed this year and when, and how, it will change back is still unclear.  Many activities and events have been cancelled or modified to meet the new COVID protocols.  But through it all, our primary objective of educating our students in Light of Christ has remained strong.  Our students continue to grow academically and spiritually.  They have also learned what it means to be socially responsible by wearing a mask and social distancing to protect their classmates.  They have remained positive and have learned that counting your blessings brings more happiness than counting the costs.   I wish more people in this world were as resilient, adaptable,  faithful, and caring as our students.  Knowing they will  be able to utilize the academic and life lessons they are learning now to lead our world in the future, should give us all a reason to hope.

Catholic Schools Week!

SUNDAY, JAN. 31st –Catholic Schools Week Kick-off!
Due to COVID, we will NOT have a Kick-Off Mass this year.  All families are encouraged to attend a normal Mass time at 5:30pm Sat, or Sunday at 8am, 10am or one of the Masses at the missions. 
Mariner Virtual Open House on Sunday, January 31st  via the Google Meet app
Free Dress Passes drawn after each meeting for students of parents who attend their homeroom sessions!
(Download App for free on phone or use Chrome to access on computer.  We will send parents a link prior to the start of the meeting via text and email.)
Monday, Feb. 1st  – Celebrating Community Servants/
Cool Shades Day

Students will learn about a variety of community servants from across our country and then play Kahoot games based on the information they have learned.  Students may wear their Cool Shades today – Our future’s so bright we've got to wear shades!
Tuesday, Feb. 2nd  – Celebrating our Vocational Leaders/
Faith-Filled Face Masks Day

Priests, Sisters and representatives from our parish organizations will be invited to join students during PE today and play kick-ball and
4-Square.  Ice Cream will also be served during PE.
Students have free mask today instead of the normal uniform mask.  Students are encouraged to wear face masks with messages/images of faith on them and all masks must still be 3-ply and gator type face coverings are not allowed.
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd  – Celebrating our Families/
Silly Socks Day

Unfortunately, we will NOT have our annual Mariner Families luncheon as our county is currently in the Red Zone for COVID.  Instead students will take time during this day to pray and make a special “thank you” gift for their parents.
Students may also wear their silly socks today.
Thursday, Feb. 4th  – Celebrating our Students/
Free Dress & Movie Day
We will celebrate our students with each class watching a movie in the afternoon and the school providing snacks!
Mariner students have FREE DRESS this day!
Friday, Feb. 5th  – Celebrating our Faculty/
Crazy Hat Day - Early Out - NOON

Hat's off to our faculty!!! We will celebrate our faculty today by dismissing at NOON so that teachers may have a special luncheon before they begin their monthly faculty meeting. 
NO STUDENT LUNCH will be served today and there will be no ASC after 12:30pm.

For the LOVE of Our Teachers

National Day of Giving

February 2nd is the National Day of Giving, and this year all donations go directly to the OLG bonus fund. Since it's not possible to have a Gala this year, we decided to show our appreciation for teachers by using the Day of Giving donations for the teachers' bonus. The year 2020 brought many challenges to our world and to the educational community, and the teachers at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School continue to face the educational challenges presented by COVID-19 as a team.

Please join us in recognizing our dedicated teachers by participating in the Day of Giving at
or by making a cash donation toward this year’s teacher bonus fund. 

Thank you for your support of our teachers and may God bless your generosity.

For fun, the faculty created their own Bitmojis.

Can you guess who is who?

Spelling Bee


The Spelling Bee was different this year as everyone continues to adapt to different circumstances. Rather than an audience, we had a livestream so parents could watch the spellers.
Congratulations to our top three winners (tied for 1st) - Katie C., Olivia H. and Stella N. and also to our alternate, Ella L.  All of these ladies are in the 5th grade and will be going onto the Calhoun County Spelling Bee February 5th.  

Celebrating 100 Days of School

Students celebrated 100 days of school.  From making pizza to projects and dancing, it was a day of celebration!  (Check out our Facebook page for more pictures.)

MathCounts Team 

The OLG MathCounts Team is getting ready for their district competition that will be held virtually on February 6th.  The top OLG student from this meet will move on to the State level competition!  Good luck Mariners!


Christ is the Source...

Let us work together to keep each other safe - social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, and coming together to do what's best for our children and families. In the midst of all trials, let us choose love.

The Diocese of Victoria is celebrating the Year of the Family. Beginning in October, families will monthly explore an area of our faith and participate in activities that will help them to PrayEat, and Play together. See

Prayer for the Family

Lord Jesus, be with my family. Grant us Your peace and harmony, an end to conflict and division. Gift us with the compassion to better understand each other, the wisdom and love to assist each other, and the trust and patience to live peacefully together. Grant that, through the intercession of Your mother, Mary, and St. Joseph our family too may become a holy family, accepting each other, working together in unity, and selflessly dedicated to one another and to You.


School Advisory Council

We are most grateful for the SAC members, who meet monthly to ensure that we can continue to provide a faith-based education to every child whose family so desires. 
Covid Task Force

We are also grateful for Covid Task Force members, who contribute their medical expertise to lead us safely through these times. They meet monthly or as needed to continue to help ensure the safety of students and staff. 
We want to take this opportunity to thank our donors.

Your generosity makes it possible for our school to provide a loving and productive environment in which students can grow in the Light of Christ.

Bayer Fund - America's Farmers Grow Communities
Manuel Resendez
Ismael & Dorothy Torres
Catholic Daughters

Formosa Religious Trust
John & Carol Stewart
Billy & Georgia Mikosh
Rose Marie Knobles
Alice Reue
Tracy & Crystal Dreymala
Robert & Rosalie Anderle
Robert & Mary Dalton
Tackitt, deRact, Dreymala Families
Dorothy Long
Benjamin & Kathleen Denney
James & Dottye Maikoetter
Richard & Dolores Miller
David & Patsy Warzecha
Max & Roberta Sturm
Richard Bures
Johnny & Danna Askew
Jerry & Rhonda Comstock
Carolyn Brogger
Dorinda Casavecchia
Mr. & Mrs. John Hawes
Rhonda Cummins


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