8th Grade students led each class in Advent prayer yesterday with a message of HOPE
Monday's all-school prayer
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy Advent! We began this week with our weekly school-wide Advent celebrations... times and moments for giving and sharing thanks together. This week we focus on Hope. And there is much to hope for as we enter into this preparation season of Advent. Our school-wide Advent services continue next week on Monday, with special Guadalupe Pageant on Friday (both at 9am).

Thank you for all who engaged with us on social media and donated online for Giving Tuesday! As we move towards the end of 2020 we will share more year-end giving opportunities. We are thankful to our OLG community that has been so incredibly faithful in 2020. If you have any pictures or videos of why you love OLG you can always email them to rarcarese@guadalupe-school.org. Thank you for helping us unleash generosity by spreading the hope and love of OLG!

This Friday, Dec 4th, I look forward to joining our greater community in the hope that is shared every Christmas with our Light up the Night celebrations that kick-off the Advent season in our community. Thank you Yen and all who helped make this event special this year, even in virtual format. Thank to our Student Council and SVdP for continuing our long traditions of our December Food Drive. Please remember to drop-off a donation and pickup the treat the PO has prepared and put on your own lights this evening at 7pm! Thanks for doing everything in to keep you, your family, and our whole community safe.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates

Monday, Dec 7th - All-School Advent Prayer 9:00am by Student Council - click for calendar & link
Tuesday, Dec 8th - PO Meeting 6:30 pm click for calendar & link

Friday, Dec 11th - All School Mass 9:00 am click for calendar & link

Fridays = Packet Pick up/Drop off Grades K-5 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Check with your child's teacher when packets are ready. Thank you Parent Org for the special holiday treat this week!
School Happenings
Annual St Vincent de Paul Food / Dollar Drive
The Student Council will collect non-perishable food, hygiene and holiday items in December to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. Donate essential items on Friday outside the school office. If you can't make it in during the week, drop off donations Saturday, Dec 12th during special OLG Feast Day activities. Our dollar drive continues online this year.
School-Wide Goal: 3000 items/dollars -
that's approximately 14 items/dollars per student!
Advent Preparations
During the season of Advent, our school is preparing for Christ’s birth as a community each week. On Monday, Dec 7, we again begin the week with school-wide prayers at 9:00 am -- Please join us for a message of PEACE. On Wednesday, Dec 9, 8th grade students will lead prayers in each classroom zoom. And Friday is our All School Mass celebrating our namesake with a special Guadalupe Pageant. Saturday the 12th is the official Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day.
Financial Aid
Please complete application before Christmas Break!
Are you interested in a Tuition Assistance scholarship for the 2021-22 school year? The deadline is January 8th, but we ask that you complete BEFORE Christmas break so the school office can help with any questions. The application process is an annual procedure so you need to reapply each year. Tuition Assistance is available for grades K-8.

Fulcrum Application deadline is Jan 8,
but we ask you to complete before Dec 18, OLG's Christmas Break!
Extracurricular during Remote Learning
During remote learning and Christmas break, there are lots of opportunities available direct from our favorite vendors. Smart with Art has $10 off for curriculum kits until Dec 6 and a Holiday Nutcracker Workshop Dec 16 or 19. Chess Wizards and LEGO Engineering by Play-Well have ongoing classes. Coding with Kids has many online camps including one from Dec 28 to 31st. More here
Counselor Corner
Empathy: A Parenting Tool
During social-emotional learning (SEL) this fall, I have been teaching students about empathy in the preschool through fifth grade classes. Middle school students will be learning about this as we go through the unit about bullying prevention in the winter. You can read more about what I’m teaching students about empathy on the SEL class pages for each grade level. I thought it may be helpful to explain a bit about empathy for OLG parents, too...Continue Reading

Ms. Kristin, School Counselor
Parent Organization (PO) News
Join us 2nd Tuesday of each Month for PO Meetings!
2021 Annual OLG Auction- Full Steam Ahead!

We're officially going virtual – let's celebrate with glassybaby!

We're excited to announce OLG's annual Auction – our largest fundraiser of the year – is officially going virtual for the first time in school history!

While we're all for taking a moment to mourn the (temporary) loss of dressing up in uncomfortable clothes and packing the gym for an evening of  drinking.. . enjoying adult beverages responsibly.... and bidding up a storm to support our beloved school, a virtual format offers many fundraising advantages. We're excited to show you what we've been working on.

To celebrate our decision to go virtual, the Auction Committee is extending an invitation to school parents and teachers to reserve a custom OLG glassybaby! Reserve your "Midnight" votive or rocker (rocks glass) or "Splash" drinker (stemless wine glass) – all custom-etched with OLG's official school logo – here. Cost is $100, but you don't pay until Auction night, March 6. Some 40 percent of each purchase goes directly toward our fundraising goal of $125,000.

Reserve your custom-etched glassybaby votive, drinker, and/or rocker here.

Questions? E-mail Auction Chair Hilary Reeves or OLG Development Director Rebecca Arcarese.

Looking for holiday gifts? Get your OLG Alum gear and OLG School Spirit Wear. All sales benefit OLG School!

OLG masks - We have you covered for you holiday needs - order here

Parent Hours from home?

Help with social media posts, videos, and more! Contact rarcarese@guadalupe-school.org for more information.
Please JOIN the ALL parent Facebook Group! We want to connect with you!
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Looking forward to a great year!
Food donations for St. Vincent de Paul can be brought to the parish office anytime. The need is especially great this time of year.
Gifts of the Season
Join us on Wednesday, Dec 2, 9, & 23, 7:00-7:30 pm for evenings of Advent reflections and songs focused on the gifts of the season: patience, hope, mercy and joy. In addition, on Wednesday, December 16, 7:00-7:45 pm, we will celebrate our Advent Reconciliation Service
There are just 10 tags left on the tree. Can you help us fulfill the wishes of all the children on our list?
First Fireside Chat Saturday, Dec 5
All OLG School families are invited to participate in Fireside Chats at OLG. Sign up now for one of the upcoming zoom sessions starting Dec 5. More information
Join us on Saturday, Dec 12, to celebrate our feast day in a new way! Start the day with Mass online at 9:30am then drop by the parish for a variety of services from 11am-3pm. Details here

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

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