6th Grade salmon field trip to Carkeek Park
A salmon researcher explains salmon life cycles and stream habitat
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

We have fully entered the season of Advent, a time to prepare for Christ's birth. Preparation can be a very busy endeavor: Auction Procurements, Light-up-the-Night tomorrow, St. VdP Drive all through Dec. 19th, Feast Day Sunday with the parish, OLG School Feast Day this next Thursday, and so much more. And that's just the school list through next week, not including work and family holiday parties that we all face, plus all the shopping, package deliveries, and decorations to put-up! As a husband of a wife who wants all decorations up in one day (the day after Thanksgiving), I know very well how busy decorating can make our lives!
Enough busy!
Enough with hectic!
Advent is not about the commercial endeavors,
the shopping,
the consumerism...
Advent is preparing our heart. Preparing in communion with each other. Simplify that next holiday party, wear OLG Spirit Wear (CYO, etc) tomorrow, sing together with hot chocolate, cookies, and friends at Light up the Night.
Prepare with HOPE in our future, in our humanity. Bring in a donation for SvDP, come find out more info on the Dec 18th Safe Parking info night, or share that #OLGGives link once more!
Prepare with PEACE; come to an upcoming Mass to pray, or join our short Mon/Wed morning school prayer service.
Prepare with JOY; celebrate at our sing-a-long the afternoon of Dec. 18th
Prepare with LOVE; The hope, peace, and joy of Christ brings us closer in loving relationship with each other!
We focus each week in school on one of these four areas to prepare in Advent. Many more resources for your family also live here on the parish site: https://www.olgseattle.org/celebrating-the-advent-season
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Dec 6th -  Auction Procurement  Deadline
  • OLG Spirit DayWear OLG Spirit Gear, anything CYO, or your uniform
  • Light up the Night 7:00 pm – Don’t miss this special event!
  • Bring canned food to Light up the Night to kick off the annual Advent St Vincent de Paul Canned Food and Dollar Drive
Dec 8th – OLG Feast Day Mass 11:00 am followed by OLG Feast Day Fiesta at Walmesley Center
Dec 10th - Parent Org Meeting 6:30 pm Math Lab
Dec 12th - OLG School Feast Day & All School Mass 9:00 am - Students in full uniform
Dec 12th - Holiday Art Workshop for K-8 3:05-4:20 $25 Register
School Happenings
OLG Feast Day Mass & Fiesta - Sunday, Dec 8th 11:00 am

Everyone is invited to the 11:00 am Mass followed by our fiesta hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Santa Teresita Community. You are encouraged to wear red.

Volunteers are needed to help clean up after our Parish Feast Day Fiesta. Generally the event finishes about 1:30-2:00 pm. Contact Helen or just come and stay to help with the clean up.
OLG Feast Day & All School Mass - Thursday, Dec 12th 9:00 am

Come celebrate the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe on this special day led by our Student Council. Our 8th graders are getting ready to perform the OLG story.

Light up the Night - Dec 6th 7:00 pm
 THE GREAT TREE will be lit again! Join us for our annual  Light up the Night where we light up our campus and the big tree. Help support this fun and festive community caroling event.

One Day Workshop next Thursday!
Thursday, Dec 12th 3:05-4:20 pm
Grades K-8 $25
Join us for a special holiday workshop, as we create a handmade gift, wrapped and ready for giving!   Don’t miss out on this holiday workshop filled with fun and creativity!​ Register Now / More information
A Giving Tuesday thank you – Thank you for celebrating OLG School on Giving Tuesday! On Facebook we shared student stewardship from each class – thank you for sharing our message with the community! And thank you for your donations. Your partnership helps us to instill the importance of giving and serving our community to the next generation! #OLGGives
Tuition Assistance Grant Application Available
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 :  1/8/2020 
(note: Please complete before Dec 20th, OLG's Christmas Break!)
Parent Org News
Cookie Donations Needed for Light Up The Night!
More cookie donations are needed for Friday's Light Up the Night. Please contact Yen del Rosario and Minerva del Rosario to let them know you can help. Cookies can be dropped off the night of the event at the school gym starting at 6:15pm.  
Our Holiday Scrip Competition is in full swing.  The 3rd grade is currently in the lead for Scrip purchases, but the 6th grade is right behind them and could take the crown! Get those Scrip orders in by the end of the month and support OLG (and a little friendly competition).

E-Scrip delivers instantly. You’re sure to find something perfect with more than 750 brands on  Scrip . Come see us in the gym during Light up the Night tomorrow for Scrip questions, and we can help you to sign up as well. Contact  Scrip Team   if you have questions. 
Final procurement deadline is Friday December 6th
Families who haven't met the procurement obligation will be invoiced the $200 through FACTS.  Make your Auction Donation Now or Click here for the procurement form. 

Looking for a stocking stuffer? Tickets go on sale next week.   
OLG Parish News
Loop the 'Lupe Needs You!
We're less than six months away from Loop the 'Lupe, the obstacle course 5K fundraiser OLG holds each summer. The date of the upcoming event is Saturday, June 6th, 2020. "The Loop" raised more than $12,000 in 2019 to go towards maintenance costs for the Walmesley Center, but to continue our success, we need a lot of volunteers! Please join us for a brief meeting in the narthex of the church after all the Masses on December 14th and 15th . Holiday snacks will be provided, and we'll keep it short! Contact Brian Callanan  or call 206-459-4292 to learn more. 

Pastoral Assistant for Administration
Our Lady of Guadalupe, a growing West Seattle parish with a Vatican II spirit is recruiting for a full time parish administrator . This position assists the pastor by providing oversight and direction of parish finances and stewardship, technology, human resources, compliance and facilities. This is a challenging position with growth opportunities, and will work with a committed staff team and an engaged parish. For more information and application materials, email  paasearch@olgseattle.org . Position open till filled. Successful candidate will start in January 2020. Competitive salary and benefit package.

Giving Tree Thanks!
OLG’s Giving Tree tags were taken at a record speed this year! Thank you for your generosity!  Please return the gift by 12/15. Didn’t get a tag? Consider a Gift of Hope tag through Catholic Relief Services. You can buy mosquito nets, educational supplies, food, and more to support programs around the world!  https://gifts.crs.org/  

Help Plan the 2020 Day of Service
Planning is underway for the 2020 Day of Service, coming up on March 28. Join our team to help pick volunteer sites and get the word out to the community! Our next meeting is Friday, Dec 13 at 8:30am in the Pastoral Center. Want to help but can’t make the meeting? We need people to research agencies, organize data, market, shop, and manage signups. This is a great short-term project that counts towards school volunteer hours!  Karen   

Don't neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.  -Hebrews 13:2
Ever since WHEEL Women’s Shelter closed at OLG, we have been hoping to find another way to provide shelter on our campus. We are excited to announce we are making plans to partner with Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle to host several overnight Safe Parking spots in our gravel lot. This will continue our tradition of offering shelter to those in need in our community, just in time for colder weather! Please join us for dinner on Wednesday,  December 18  at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall to learn more about this program.   

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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