Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

We look forward to the kick-off of Catholic Schools Week this Sunday, Jan 30th where we can again celebrate (safely) together! Many more details below, on our webpage, and in additional email/instragram/facebook posts! This Friday noon dismissal for all students is professional collaboration time for our staff to be prepared! Thank you for your support!

Our Open House, again virtual this year, is 10am Sunday. It is imperative if you'd like to enroll a new student from your family to make sure you've completed a full application and turned that into our office by Jan 31st!

Returning students, save the date for re-registration beginning Feb 16th at our State of the School event. If you are not returning next school year, contact the school office as we have several classes this Fall in many of our grades!

Again this week I wanted to share some Covid stats and updates with you:
  • Vaccinations -- Thank you families for continuing to updated us with verified vaccination status with the school office (email a pic or simply present in person). 100% of staff and 87% of K-8 students are in-progress or completed their vaccinations series!
  • In the news the State Board of Health is seeking family input for fall... if you haven't completed their survey, here is their link!
  • COVID #'s -- steady 10 current positive cases; includes 4 newly verified while 4 cases of cleared their quarantine protocols and returned to classes. Stay Safe!

Thank you for all your work as families and as part of the greater OLG family to keep our school moving forward together! Today's newsletter has new details below regarding Catholic Schools Week, as well as CYO news, volunteer/commitment hours opportunities, and more!!!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Jan 28 - NOON Dismissal - Professional Development

Jan 30 - Parish Sunday
Jan 31 - Parent/Volunteer Appreciation Day
Feb 1 - Teachers/Staff Appreciation Day
Feb 2 - Alumni Appreciation Day
  • Wednesday 2:15 pm Early Dismissal
Feb 3 - Special Persons Day
Feb 4 - Student Appreciation Day
  • Pajama Day / OLG Spirit Wear (Still meet free dress (page 24) expectations)
A look ahead...

  • Feb 9-11 NO CLASSES for all grades - Winter Conferences (Winter conferences optional - Teachers direct request to family if conference is necessary) + Professional Development -- EDC options available for all three days...more here
  • Feb 16 State of the School 6:30 pm by zoom
Counselor Corner
SEL this week focused on feelings and goal setting. We had lots of good discussions and lessons, including: 

  • 1st grade focused on feelings, recognizing those feelings in someone else, and thinking about how to help that person. 
  • 2nd grade learned how empathy and kindness work together and watched a video on kindness by Kid President.
  • 4th and 5th grade continued working on setting goals that are Specific, Challenging, Doable, and Motivating. Next week we will conclude working on goals with a 10 minute group challenge!
  • 6th grade practiced setting goals that are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) and breaking down bigger goals into smaller steps. 
  • In 7th and grade we discussed what occurs in our brain when we feel strong emotions, and how that can impact the way we react. 
  • 8th grade began discussing factors that play into our identity and created a personal identity map
School Counselor
CYO News
Can you dig it?
We are gearing up for our Volleyball Season and Registration has been extended to Wednesday, Feb 2nd. We are able to participate in volleyball (a designated "moderate risk" sport) as the state does not currently have a testing requirement. Volleyball is open to grades 4th-8th (4th grade is co-ed). Season starts February 25th.

Parent Organization (PO) News
We Are Family!
Are you looking for a way to honor your child's Groovy teacher and other OLG staff this year? Why not sponsor a teacher/staff member (or a table!) to have a fun night at our OLG Auction? Spread the word! Talk to fellow class families! 

Suggested Donation: 
$100/Teacher or Staff Member
$800/Table of 8 Teachers/Staff Members

Let's surprise our Fabulous OLG Staff on their Appreciation Day, Feb 1 with the good news!
We're still going ahead with an in-person event and made some adjustments to make everything COVID safe, according to all local guidelines.

Keep polishing off those boogie shoes and get ready to 
Stay Get Your Groove on with OLG on March 5, 2022!
OLG Parish News
Confirmation Candidate Retreat
For 7th and 8th grade students who are currently enrolled in Confirmation, your retreat will be held at the Walmesley Center on Saturday, Feb 12 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Altar Servers Needed
Children 4th grade and older, and adults are invited to attend one of the two upcoming trainings: Tuesday, Feb 15, 3:15-4:15 pm, or Saturday, Feb 19, 4:00-5:00 pm, in the church. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together. Information, Helen Oesterle, 206-935-0358
Racial Justice Workshop
Local Catholic parishes and agencies invite all to attend a virtual workshop on Racial Justice with Fr. Dan Horan, OFM on Saturday, Feb 12 from 9am-1pm via Zoom. In this workshop, Fr. Dan, author of A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege, invites us to actively address racism and become collaborators who work for racial justice in our society and Church. Ground in the Gospel, the wisdom of Catholic tradition and Catholic social teaching, he offers practical ways to educate ourselves and advocate for racial justice. Register by February 10 at Questions? Email or call 206-223-1138. 
Attention Crafters: The Day of Service Needs Supplies!
Our 9th Day of Service will be on Saturday, April 2, and we need help from our community of crafters! Are you ready to clear out your supply stash for the New Year? We need your unwanted supplies for our Gym "Crafting for a Cause" Projects. Needed items include: scrapbook paper, paper punches, stickers, rubber stamps, polar fleece, beads (all kinds), and ribbon. Please remember that items will be used to make gifts for those in need and should be new or gently used. If you would like to donate items or help plan the event, contact Jennifer.

Learn more about the Day of Service at:!  

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic School
3401 SW Myrtle St. Seattle, WA 98126
office 206-935-0651