Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Gaudete = Joy! Our week began with our Advent Season candle of "JOY" shining bright, and much joy and energy was present all week long. With the wind and the rain this week we had more joyful indoor recesses than normal, but we also had a roaring-good time at our sing-a-long this Wednesday. Thank you Band, Ms. McKamey, Choirs (Mrs. Milanese and Mrs. Sager), and our Grinch (Brian Callahan) for sharing your amazing talents!

We've also shared many gifts in our Saint Vincent de Paul food & dollar drive. At the beginning of this week we were only about 60% towards our goal, and on Wednesday we were still 700 items short. But by yesterday we had surpassed last year's count and today I can announce we are over our goal of 2,500 items/dollars!!! Thank you to Mrs. Hobbs, our Student Council leadership, and all of you for helping our neighbors and community stronger by filling our SVdP cabinets for all those in need! Thank you so much!!!

As we wrap-up our week, please remember to check lost and found one more time before it is donated to the needy, today is a half-day for students (EDC available), and our school office will be closed from 2pm 12/21 thru Monday Jan 7th when we begin again in the New year.

Pause, be still, and enjoy your family time this Christmas break. Here is the last of our family advent reflections to help you with a prayerful pause focused on the fourth Advent candle, LOVE. Join in other advent events providing a connection with our greater OLG community. In this season of light, let us continue to grow together in Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Dec 21st - Noon Dismissal for Grades Preschool to 8th grade (1/2 Day).  K-8 Sign up for EDC
Dec 24th to Jan 4th - NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Jan 7th - Back to school
Jan 8th - Parent Org Meeting 6:30 at Math Lab / Auction Team Meeting 7-8pm at 3rd Grade room
Jan 10th - All School Mass (led by 8th grade) - Grades K-8 in full uniform
Jan 11th - OLG Spirit Day - Wear OLG Spirit Gear, anything CYO, or your uniform
Register for Winter After School Classes
Sign up for our special after school workshops for grades K-8 January to March 2019
FACTS to Know
Fulcrum Applications due Jan 4th!
The Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant program is designed for families and students currently enrolled or applying for the next school year in any Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Seattle. At OLG we partner with Fulcrum to provide over $100,000 in tuition assistance this year to our school families. 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.

Fulcrum Application Due Date:  1/4/2019 
(note this date is during OLG's Christmas Break!)

Semi-annual payment plan due Jan. 5th
If you selected a semi-annual payment plan in FACTS, the next tuition payment will be January 5, 2019. You will receive an email/text from FACTS  four days before a scheduled automatic tuition payment (depending on the Communication Settings in your  FACTS  profile).
Parent Org
You still have time to order e-gift cards through Scrip before the holidays. Just choose eGift Card instead of Physical Gift Card. When you're at the payment page, use the option to setup "Presto Pay". With Presto Pay, your eGift Card arrives into your "MyScripWallet" within 5 minutes, and it's ready to be redeemed. Still have questions? Please contact the Scrip Team.
Get your team ready, 
Trivia Night  is coming!
Saturday, January 19th
5-8 pm in the Walmesley Center

  • $25/per adult. $5/per child. Fee includes: dinner plus a chance to win BIG prizes
  • Teams are a max of 8 people not using cell phones 
  • Chaperoned kid area in case Trivia isn't their thing

There is something for everyone, so no reason to miss out on this great family night! 
Pay in advance at:
Any questions feel free to reach out to Cassie Jenkins or Saragh Lamb 

Sponsorship Deadline is January 4th. Please contact Auction Chairs directly with questions.

OLG Parish News
Building Communities of Welcome: Join us for an Epiphany Celebration! 
The OLG Immigrant Ministry group has planned several Epiphany activities to help us celebrate the many migration journeys in our parish community, including the 1st Annual Epiphany International Potluck following the 11am Mass on Sunday, January 6 in the Walmesley Center.  

Catholic Advocacy Day: Catholics for the Common Good
Raise your voice for the common good this legislative session! Join with hundreds of Catholics as we put our faith in action to advocate for just policies at Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia on Thursday, February 7.  Register here or  206-223-1138  by January 23.  
School Fund Drive
Our School Fund Drive is under way! Make your year-end tax gifts. Support the extras that make our school special... from essentials like Tuition Assistance, to the support services and extra-curricular programs, to our unique Distinguished Educator Award.
Thank You to those who have given already... we are over $35,000 towards our $90,000 goal this year. Use the "Make a Donation" Button below or from the front of our website to make your gift before year end to receive a tax write-off for 2018.

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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