OLG Prayer Walk for Peace in Ukraine after Ash Wednesday Mass
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

The seasons are changing... in weather, in our faith through the season of Lent, and in our school's response to the pandemic. As the sun starts to break through more and more, so does some relief from our restrictions.

Covid updates: Zero new case this week! We can see the weather is clearing and we may not have to wear that raincoat (i.e. mask) everywhere. Hold on! Not yet, but Gvnr Inslee's state announcement of lifting mask mandates moved his date to March 12th. One immediate change we will start this Monday (Mar 7th) is lifting our "temperature check screening" at the doors. With over 200,000 individual screenings and only 2 cases "caught at the door", this is an easy restriction to lift and will allow us to staff EDC more fully. Coming the following week (Mar 14th), look for additional changes such as increasing EDC opportunities while moving entry times to 8:15am (less need for "staggered start"), mask optional times during the day, and more adjustments to our in-class distancing protocols are on their way. Additional guidance from public health, especially for ELC, is coming by Tuesday next week and we will have more to communicate at our Parent Org meeting and with next week's newsletter.

In this newsletter:

Next week our school stays busy with the start of Lent (Ash Wednesday), a special Free Dress Friday, plus the live Auction!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Mar 4 - Free Dress Day with Crazy Hair Fun - follow free dress guidelines
Mar 5 - OLG School AUCTION! 5:30 pm
Mar 8 - Parent Org Meeting 6:30 pm calendar & link
Mar 9 - Wednesday 2:15 pm Early Dismissal
School Happenings
2022-2023 Registration Is Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Check your email for a link to your family's parent portal (from <info+guadalupe-school@schooladminonline.com>) For families who have applied for financial assistance (K-8), your contract is now updated with your students tuition award(s)!

Questions? Contact Laura Wong or Shelley Bradley
Homeless and Homebound Care Kit Supply Drive
Help make a difference in the lives or our homeless and homebound community members.

CLICK HERE for a list of supplies needed. Drop off items at the school or parish office.
Parent Organization (PO) News
It’s almost here - the party of the year - the 2022 Stay Golden - Get Your Groove on with OLG Auction! Groovy!

Unable to get a babysitter? Have other plans? Love your kids' class basket and wish it could be yours? Don’t worry, you can still take part. This year we will have a team of proxy bidders who can bid on your behalf. Check out the fantastic live items available Catalog here - Lake Chelan and Mexican vacations, tickets to Hamilton (Fifth Grade basket) and even your own personal chef. Interested in bidding by proxy, reach out to Clare at olgprocurement@gmail.com.
The 2022 Stay Golden Virtual Auction closes FRIDAY, March 4th at 8:00 pm!! Registration is Free!

**Anyone can bid on the auction goodies or donate to our Fund-a-Need or EDC Fundraisers. Send the link Ologs2022.ggo.bid, near and far, to friends and family!

This is your chance to bid on some off the hook getaways to lakes and mountains, concert tickets to Grammy winning artists, gift cards to fantastic restaurants and even the opportunity of being principal for the day!
The Pre-school Buy-a-Spot has sold out!
Hey you guys! Don’t miss out on 2022's other Buy-a-Spots - including an outdoor movie screening of the Goonies in the OLG parking lot (package 31), an amazing Dance Class led by Nikki Womac (package 33) and a Roller Disco (package 34).

The Virtual Auction will close at 8pm on Friday March 4th.
2022 "Stay Golden" 50/50 Cash Raffle
Closes Friday March 4, 2022

Half of the OLG 'pot of gold' could be yours! 
Last year’s winner walked away with over $1,200!

The winning ticket will be drawn during the Live Auction on March 5, 2022, but you do not need to be present to win, groovy

$5 a ticket. Last chance to buy tickets Friday March 4, 2022.
2022 Fund-a-Need 

Let’s Turn that “wah wah” Beat Around with a new school-wide PA system!

Unlike Charlie Brown, our students can’t quite understand what might be coming from that old PA speaker in their classrooms. Our 2022 Auction Fund-a-Need is bringing our PA system into this decade with updated features, including added safety and security.

Let’s raise the paddle to “Ring OLG’s Bell” and meet our Fund-A-Need goal of $25,000!
Counselor Corner
Doodle for Google Deadline March 4th
The last few weeks OLG students have done a great job reflecting on the importance of self-care and self-expression. Many students have already entered their creations to the Doodle for Google contest. Don't forget that this Friday, March 4th is the deadline for submitting entries for a chance to win prizes! Completed artwork (or a picture of it) must be attached to an Entry Form, complete with a 50-word artist statement, and either uploaded or postmarked by Friday for consideration. Uploading is easy - simply take a picture of the completed Entry Form and upload it to the website
CYO News
** CYO needs Gym Monitors for volleyball games **
If you are interested in volunteering at the Walmesley Center gym on the weekends, please contact Dan Campbell. A fun way to earn Commitment Hours!

Go Bulldogs!
OLG Parish News
Day of Service

Our 9th annual Day of Service is on Saturday, April 2

There are many projects to choose from designed for all ages, abilities and schedules, including our drop-in campus projects and at-home projects. Some sites fill up fast so be sure to register soon. Check out these project descriptions
Bystander Intervention Workshop

Have you ever witnessed bias or harassment and not known what to do? Join us for a workshop on Saturday, March 19 from 1-4pm in the Walmesley Center to learn practical strategies for interrupting bias, harassment, and bullying - and for supporting those targeted by it. The workshop is best suited for adults and teens. Middle-schoolers are welcome with a parent/guardian. Learn more / Register
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl
Support Rice Bowl and the work of Catholic Relief Services worldwide! Order a meatless meal kit and join us for a virtual Rice Bowl cooking class on Friday, April 8 from 5:30-6:30pm. The kits (similar to Blue Apron or Hello Fresh) will include the ingredients you need to make the Rwanda Rice Bowl recipe and will be available for pickup at the Pastoral Center (delivery available) the week of April 4th for a suggested donation of $20. We’ll cook together, learn more about Catholic Relief Services, and see how your Rice Bowl donations change lives around the world!  To order a kit and/or RSVP for the presentation, contact Jennifer by Monday, Mar 27 and Monday, Apr 4, respectively.
Sign up to Volunteer before the event even begins

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic School
3401 SW Myrtle St. Seattle, WA 98126
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