OLG Chorus at the Sing-a-Long
Middle School Choir performs
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

What an amazing community we are in... There are two gifts that you can look forward to as we wrap-up this week:
  1. Report cards are coming home! Thank you for your patience with some technical difficulties of Powerschool this trimester 1. Please check your child's backpack and feel free to sign and return that envelope tonight to signify to your teacher that you've received your report card (plus it helps us re-use those envelopes).
  2. We did it: over 3,000 items and dollars for the Saint Vincent de Paul food and item drive! That's almost 2,000 items this week alone, and more than 400 over last year! You've all earned that free dress tomorrow! One more example of our Many Parts working together in One Body!

This parish has a long history of working with folks in need. Below in the parish news is highlights of the Giving Tree program, and another example of our many parts acting together was at our Safe Parking information night last night. If you were unable to attend, you can read all the Safe Parking documents that were handed out, including FAQ's and statistics of the people we are aiming to help. We heard from more than 80 neighbors, parishioners, school families, and our parish partners the City of Seattle, and the Urban League. We're confident this program carries forward our school's mission of service learning in a safe and structured program. I look forward to sharing more news as plans continue to be refined in the new year.

Finally, a little reminder of noon dismissal tomorrow and our first day back in the new year is January 6th. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Dec 20th -  Free Dress - thank you for your donations!
  • NOON Dismissal for all grades 1/2 Day
  • NO afternoon EDC - Friday afternoon EDC has been cancelled due to lack of interest and availability of staff

Dec 23rd to Jan 3rd - Christmas Break
A Look Ahead --
  • Jan 5th - Family Faith Sunday
  • Jan 6th - Back to school
  • Jan 8th - Pizza Friday orders due 5:00 pm
  • Jan 9th - All School Mass
  • Jan 10th - OLG Spirit Day
  • Jan 11th - Trivia Night 5:00 pm
  • Jan 26th - Open House & Catholic Schools Week
School Happenings
Tuition Assistance Applications Due
All families must apply each year through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to qualify for a grant — all awards are made based on financial need. Thank you to those who have already completed your application for the 2020-2021 school year.

Application Due Date: 1/8/2020 **
** Please allow ample time to gather/upload necessary documents
and to complete the application process.
Register Now for Winter After School Classes
Lots of fun choices for after school classes this January, like:
  • Lego: Intro to STEM (space limited - register now)
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Blast
  • The Properties of Pastels: Discovering Oil and Chalk

Check our web site for Spring/Summer classes - registration available soon.
Parent Org News
Game Night is back
Saturday, Jan 11 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Tickets now available at olgevents.org . Tickets include hot dog dinner with chili & chips, drink, prizes for game winners and an evening of fun.  Ticket packages are available for adults, couples, kids and families.

Interested in volunteering to help with set-up, food service or clean up - please reach out to Yvette Messina.
Pizza Friday - Get One Week FREE
Place your order by January 8th and you will receive 1 week FREE!! There are 15 Pizza Fridays left in the school year. *Please remember, we didn't offer full year ordering in the Fall*

Remember the Scrip promotion wraps up at the end of the month. Hard-copy gift cards won't arrive until after the new year, but you can still go to  www.shopwithscrip.com  and order e-cards (ScripNow) or reload existing cards, which arrive almost instantly and still count toward the competition totals that will be tallied at the end of the month. Great option for last minute shopping.    
CYO News
Volleyball and 3rd Grade Boys Basketball Registration Now Open
Volleyball is open to boys and girls grades 4-8 - Dig it! 3rd grade boys basketball is also open. (3rd grade girls basketball is later in the Spring season (April 2020)). Registration for volleyball and 3rd grade boys basketball closes January 17th, 2020. The seasons begin February 21st.  Register Here
OLG Parish News
  • Christmas Eve: 3:00 pm (with gospel pageant)
  • Christmas Eve: 5:30 pm, 10:00 pm
  • Christmas Day: 10:00 am  
Simbang Gabi
The Filipino Community of Holy Family, Holy Rosary and OLG invite you to their final Simbang Gabi celebration of the season. Join the final Mass of the novena at Holy Family on Sunday, Dec 22 at 3pm.  All are invited to a reception hosted by OLG in Tice Hall following the Mass.  We hope that you can join us at OLG and these nearby celebrations. Salamat po (Thank you).

  • Holy Rosary Parish: Saturday, Dec 21, 5pm (reception follows in the gym)
  • Holy Family Parish: 9-day novena, Dec 14-22 with Rosary recitations at half hour before mass.
  • Saturdays, Dec 14 & 21 at 5pm
  • Weekdays, Dec 16 to 20 at 6pm
  • Sundays, Dec 15 & 22 at 3pm (reception follows both days at Tice Hall (school)

Volunteers needed to help decorate our church for Christmas
Sunday, Dec 22 after the 11:00 Mass. Many hands make light work (and help people get home to watch the Seahawk game!) Lunch will be provided  

Three Kings Day Party, Potluck and Food Drive
Your family is invited to a Three Kings Party on Sunday, Jan 5 from 12:30-2:30pm in the School Hall. In much of Latin America, Epiphany, or Three Kings Day/El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos, is the day families celebrate the visit of the three kings from distant lands to welcome and share their gifts with the baby Jesus and His family. Join us for crown-making, story-telling, games, and hopefully a visit from the Tres Reyes themselves! RSVP to Rebecca or 206-380-4684 with number of children and their ages, so the Three Kings pack enough gifts for the children. We will provide rice, beans, hot chocolate, and la Rosca, the special bread we eat on this day. Please consider bringing an appetizer, salads or drinks, and a food item/canned food for St. Vincent de Paul.

Giving Tree Thanks! 
Thank you to all who were able to take a tag off our Giving Tree this year. As of the 16 th , we received $1825 worth of Target cards for Santa Teresita families, 18 gifts for students at Sanislo Elementary, 7 gifts for two local asylum-seeking families supported by our Immigrant Ministry, and $375 worth of grocery cards for families in need at St. Edwards in the Rainier Valley. Thank you for your generosity and for making the holidays a little brighter for those in need in our community.  

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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