Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

We are back and running at full steam. We had an excellent School Mass led by 8th grade today focused on the "Works of Mercy". The mass concluded with our St. Vincent de Paul President sharing with students how meaningful the great SVdP food drive had been in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Our December food drive brought in a record 2,591 dollars and items! Fr. Jack's homily was about how our hearts must be moved... and they have been and continue to be... through the mercy of Christ!

Let us be moved in kindness these next few weeks as the viaduct comes down and traffic stress grows. We have our own little street closure I just learned about today from the City. Next week 34th is having some Sewer Line upgrades and so Tues-Fri please try to avoid 34th by our ELC as much as possible in your pickup and drop-off routines.

Today FCE packets were sent home with Trivia Night, info on Catholic Schools Week & Special Persons day, plus much more! Tomorrow you'll be receiving an email regarding your families Intent to Return next year, beginning our re-enrollment process. We have many full classes but also high interest, so we want to have an accurate count as we enter into the enrollment / Open House season!

As you return your FCE envelopes tomorrow, also remember it is Spirit Wear day (I'm sure your child will remind you)!

This weekend at Mass is one of three opportunities to provide input into our School Strategic Plan (updating the old Vision 2018). School Commission Members and others on our Vision Committee hope to see you after Mass on Sunday! Two more dates are also on our our school calendar.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Jan 11th - OLG Spirit Day - Wear OLG Spirit Gear, anything CYO, or your uniform
Jan 13th - Coffee & Donuts in the Gym after masses - by 1st and 6th grades
Jan 13th - Vision 2025 Input Session (1 of 3) after masses
Jan 27th to Feb 1st - Catholic Schools Week
Winter Extracurricular Programs
Sign up  for our special after school classes for grades K-8. This winter, we are offering Chinese, Coding, and Art January to March. Classes start Jan 22nd

Contact   Laura Wong   with questions.
FACTS to Know
Setting up an Authorized Payer in FACTS
Grandparents ready to gift? Rich uncle in town?   You can invite an Authorized Party to make payments on your FACTS account. The Authorized Party can then choose which charge(s) they would like to pay and how much. To add authorized party to make payments to your FACTS account, log in to your FACTS account and access Add an Authorized Party, or Manage Payers 
Honor Band Auditions
Information regarding Honor Band auditions have been handed out to all band students, grades 6-8. Auditions will be held at Kennedy Catholic High School on January 14th and 15th from 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. In addition, all 8th graders have received details about the Cambronero Band Scholarship to Kennedy Catholic High School. Those auditions occur in conjunction with the 2019 Honor Band auditions.
Parent Org
Get your team ready, 
Trivia Night  is coming!
Saturday, January 19th
5-8 pm in the Walmesley Center

Buy your tickets NOW   or pay by cash or check at the door.

  • $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

We need night-of volunteers, do you need hours before the school years deadline? If so we are a perfect match! Check out all the various ways to help fulfill your volunteering duties and have some fun.  

Any questions feel free to reach out to Cassie Jenkins or Saragh Lamb

Saturday March 2nd, 5:30pm in the Walmseley Center
Auction tickets are now available for purchase at .

All tickets include a complimentary glass of bubbly upon entry and a drink ticket. This year, there is an option to advance purchase a All-Inclusive Drink Wristband for $40! Night-of, individual drink tickets will also be for sale. Please contact Auction Chairs directly with questions.

Pizza Friday
Buy your pizza thru June! Tired of forgetting to order each week? You can order all at once now at .

Forgot if you ordered pizza for a 1/2 year or full year? Below are instructions to check your account:
Log into your account
Click on My account
Click on my payments

Want to surprise your kid and volunteer? Sign up for dates through the rest of the year! 
Did you know that you can send an  eGift  immediately or schedule it for delivery if you use a desktop computer (non-mobile web site). Simply select any eGift card (ScripNow eCard) and check the box next to “Make this a gift?” Your recipient will get an email with a link to view and print their eGift.

We also have a few new partners such as Cost Plus World Market, Total Wine, and Grub Hub! Happy New Year! Questions? Contact the Scrip Team.
CYO News

Register for Volleyball by Jan 16th 10pm
Volleyball is open to boys and girls grades 4-8. Cost is $90 per child. Sibling discounts do apply to second and third children from the same family. Practices begin Monday, January 28, 2019. If you are interested on coaching, please contact the CYO Volleyball Coordinator, Aileen Angello

OLG Parish News
Save the Date: OLG Day of Service is April 6, 2019
Join your fellow parishioners as we Grow in the Light of Christ for our 6th Annual Day of Service. Sign ups begin early March.

All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast 
Sunday, Jan 20th 9:30am-1pm in the Walmesley Center. $5 per person Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Blood Drive
Monday Jan 21st 1-7pm. Sign up here with sponsor code 119

Thank You for your Generosity!
A BIG THANK YOU for making the holidays a little brighter for some of our neighbors in need. You helped Christ's light shine brightly this year! Thank you to all who were able to contribute gifts to local Sanislo Elementary families and Catholic Community Services' Santa Teresita housing.

OLG Immigrant Ministry is Welcoming New Members
Come check out OLG’s Immigrant Ministry as we seek new ways to encounter our immigrant brothers and sisters through education, advocacy and community building. Our next meeting is Thursday, January 17 at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

January Community Meal Volunteers Needed
The Community Meal happens each month at OLG and strives to provide a free meal for anyone in the greater community who wishes to attend. We need your help to make it happen! Can you help on Sunday, January 27 to set up (around 9:45am), serve the meal (around 12:30pm) or cleanup (around 1:30pm)? You do not need to stay the entire day; just for your shift. We are also in need of homemade or store-bought desserts to share with our guests (drop off any time after 9:45am).  Sign up here or with Colleen  

Parish Office Hours are changing:
The Parish Office is revising its open times to Mo-Th 8:30am - 4pm, Fr 8:30-3pm
School Fund Drive
Our School Fund Drive is under way! 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 $42,000 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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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