Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

At today's All-School Word & Communion Service the 6th grade (with their 1st grade buddies) challenged us all to find ways we can Grow in the Light of Christ together... tomorrow is our "first Friday" OLG Spirit Wear day, so remind your student to wear their CYO/Bulldog/Uniform proudly tomorrow, and be in community together.

Auction Week and we're almost there! Thank you for your online bids... now its time for the LIVE event! We do still have a few walk-up tickets available. To make sure there is a ticket still available at the door, RSVP directly to the school office tomorrow! Thank you in advance to Sandra Watson, the amazing procurement team, and all of you for helping make this an amazing night! We're going to have a great event, and of course, raise some money to support our staff and student learning at the same time!

Schedule change reminder:
Friday, March 15th (originally set aside for a regional inservice day)
is now a full , regular school day for all grades.

Continue to put in your nominations for the OLG Distinguished Educator Award! This annual award recognizes one teacher or staff member for excellence in education here at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Recognize an individual who stands out in your child’s life and makes a significant positive difference through his or her educational ministry. The award recipient receives a stipend for summer travel and professional development, pledging to return and share the experience with their classroom and school.

Anyone may nominate a teacher or staff member. Nominations are accepted online ( here) and deadline for nominations is by our State of the School meeting on March 13th, so don’t delay!

Lent begins on next Wednesday on March 6th. There are three Ash Wednesday services offered that day (including the 9am all-school service). If I don't see you at Auction, I hope to see you on Wednesday :)
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Mar 1st - OLG Spirit Day Wear OLG Spirit Gear, anything CYO, or your uniform
Mar 2nd -   Auction: Masquerade Ball!
Mar 5th - Parent Org Meeting 6:30 pm Math Room
Mar 6th - All-School Mass (K-8) led by 6th Grade. Students wear full uniform
Mar 10th - Coffee & Donuts after Masses - by 4th and K
Mar 13th - State of the School 6:30pm Walmesley Center (gym)
Check Lost & Found Inventory. Items can be found at the front desk.
Save the Date
State of the School
March 13th 6:30 pm
Walmesley Center (gym)

Every Family is expected to send a representative to OLG School's State of the School Meeting. The agenda includes 2019-20 enrollment and tuition, school budget, a Vision 2025 update and more. Everyone is welcome (all grades). A heads-up...on-time registration fees will be due March 27th.
FACTS to Know
Avoid Late Fees!
Here are some tips to avoid late fees in FACTS

Access Tax Documents
Access an annual statement in your FACTS account.  Select 'View Details', then 'View Payment Summary', select a year, then 'Print'. Click here for detailed instructions.
A Celebration of our Community
You are invited to our
Third Annual Cultural Night

Saturday, March 16th 5:30-7:30
Walmesley Center (gym)

Enjoy eating and learning about cultures represented in our school. Bring your favorite dish to share! Contact Joy Gonzales for more information.
Parent Org
This Saturday!
5:30pm in the Walmseley Center

Walk-up registration is available the night of the event. If you plan to purchase tickets at the door, contact the school office ASAP so we can have a spot ready for you.

Online Auction Winners can pick up items at the school office March 7th.
Next PO Meeting: Tuesday, March 5th 6:30 Math Lab

OLG Parish News
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st More information

Registration for OLG Day of Service now OPEN
Join OLG parishioners and friends on Saturday, April 6th  as we strive to grow in the light of Christ, bringing God's love to our greater community. There are 14 sites to choose from this year! Times and activities are designed to fit a variety of schedules and needs.  For more information,  visit our website   or stop by the narthex after Mass. Spots fill up fast. Sign up now to get your first preference.   Register here
Registration deadline is March 18.  

Change of Date for our Vacation Bible Camp Coming in a Week! 
We have just learned on February 26th, that The Seattle School District has changed their last day of school to be June 27th, due to making up snow days this year. As a result, we are going to change our vacation bible camp schedule, to insure, that all our families can participate. Please look for our posting of our new date for ROAR Life is Wild – God is Good, next week, which will be in our bulletin, on our web site, and our face book page. It is our hope that this new date will accommodate our families. 

Encounter Lent: Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl
Join our faith community – and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States – in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl. Rice Bowls will be distributed to your student at the school. During the 40 days of Lent, we will encounter the needs of the world.  More

Help Plan the Day of Service
Plans are underway for the 5th Annual OLG Day of Service on April 6. If you’d like to help with the planning, promotion, and implementation for the final month, please join us for our next meeting on Friday, March 15 at 8:30am in the Pastoral Center.
School Fund Drive
Our School Fund Drive is at 56% of our goal... 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, especially this past matching-gift "Day of Giving"!... we are well over $50,000 and continue to move 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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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