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



Happy Autumn!


Greetings Mariner Family! 
We are preparing for an exciting event that happens on Catholic school campuses every 7 years: Accreditation!

A team of educators sent by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCB ED) will come on campus to audit our teaching standards, policies, Catholic identity, safety practices, finances, and more.   We have been preparing for months, and we look forward to welcoming the team on October 19th.

Below is a link for more details about accreditation as well as updates on many of the events of the school year so far and upcoming school activities.
Accreditation 101
Click here to see a video on what the
TCCB ED Accreditation is all about.
County Fair
Several Mariners showed animals in the County Fair this year.
We are so proud of their dedication in learning about
and caring for these animals.
In additions to winning prizes, these Mariners were crowned
Miss Cowgirl and Little Miss Cowgirl runner up
Well done ladies!

SAIL Program
(Student Advancement in Learning)

Ms. Swope is teaching the SAIL program again this year. Students get to participate in individualized learning activities, and this year we have new equipment - a large smart screen in our Multipurpose Room.

Lady Mariners Volleyball

Coach Koronczok assembled the teams in August, and the girls have been working hard in weekly practices, and playing in home and out of town games. They always make a good showing, but more importantly they learn teamwork and have fun.

Mariner Spelling Club

The Spelling Club has started practicing for the big event - the Spelling Bee held every year during Catholic Schools Week in February. In the past, we've had students go to State and even National, and we're hoping that these students also get that opportunity this year.

Food Pantry Challenge

Each October, OLG School supplies the local Food Pantry as part of our service to the community. Last week, the 4th grade class won the challenge, bringing in 372 items. Well done, Mariners!

Fire Safety Month

The Port Lavaca Fire Department gave a fire safety presentation to Pre-K through 4th grade students. As you see here, a popular topic was "Stop, Drop, and Roll!"

Remember to check your smoke detectors and know your exit routes!

Blessing of the Pets

Each October the Blessing of the Pets is held. Students and their parents brought their pets to school to be blessed after Mass. The turnout this year was good, as it has been in past years. 

Halloween Parade Oct 28th

Get on your costumes and head on over to our Halloween Event for Mariner families Thursday, October 28th at 6pm. We will start in the gym with a quick Home and School Association Meeting, (get that service hour!), and bell choir performances. Then we will head outside for teachers to hand out candy, and kids to parade in their costumes. It promises to be another fun event!


The OLG Home and School Association Coordinators have begun planning the School's Fundraisers, All Hallows Eve Parade, the Christmas Parade and Pageant, Catholic School Week events, Volunteer Recognition, Teacher Recognition and more! We so appreciate these dedicated volunteers.

A School Prayer

Lord our God,
in your wisdom and love
send your Spirit upon our teachers and students
and fill them with your wisdom and blessings.

Grant that they may devote themselves to their studies
and draw ever closer to you, the source of all knowledge.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.




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, whose guidance has been invaluable this year.
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.

Thank you to our donors:
Margaret Yanta
Mrs. Grace B. Heurtevant
Donna DeBault - In memory of Camelia Carrera
Patrick & Delia McGrath - In memory of Sandra Paul
Secundum Artem LLC dba Central Drug - In memory of Delfina Servantes

Thank you to those who made donations for the Accreditation Team:
The Patel Family - Holiday Inn Express & Suites -
for providing hotel rooms
The Waghorne Family - Simplified Soaps -
for welcome gifts

Thank you to John Mayne for training OLG teachers in First Aid.



This newsletter is periodically distributed to connect the Mariners with their families and community partners. For more information about our school, please go to our website:
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Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School
301 S. San Antonio St.
Port Lavaca, Tx 77979

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