Thank you to our 8th graders for MLK presentations to their family group.
Students had a chance to share their dreams.
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

This week our student leaders honored MLK and taught us all in Family Group zooms on Wednesday, Jan 13th and with our first All School Mass of the new year the follwoing day! At the end of this month is a special week for Catholic Schools and a special week for our students as we are moving closer and closer to return to fully in-person classes for those who are able. Our Open House will be all virtual this year on Sunday, Jan 31st. Sunday Mass will be livestreamed at 10am with special school involvement, and will be followed by Zoom/multimedia event for prospective families at 1pm. Looks for more ways to share the good news through Facebook, WestSeattle Blog, Parent Org, and our school newsletter in the days to come.

Many more details are below on Catholic Schools Week and an entire separate Auction email is coming to you this evening! Enjoy the three day weekend and I will have more news on Tuesday evening regarding our classes returning to in-person learning.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Monday, Jan 18th - NO SCHOOL  Martin Luther King Jr Day

Friday, Jan 22nd - NOON Dismissal  Professional Development

Friday, Jan 29th - Fulcrum Celebration (Free event)

Catholic Schools Week Jan 31st - Feb 5th
Check out the 2021 OLG Catholic Schools Week Schedule on our web site. Stay tuned for more ways to celebrate OLG and Catholic schools through our web site, Facebook and Parent Org. If you have something to share about teachers, fill out this quick form to celebrate teachers!

Let everyone know you support Catholic schools and OLG!
Click on the image below to print a poster for your window.
Take a photo with your family and post it on social media.
If you know a family that may be interested in attending OLG, make sure that they attend the open house Jan 31st and that they write your name on their application. Find out more about our Referral Program 
Special Persons' Day - Thursday, Feb 4
Special Persons' Day will look a little different this year. Here is how to honor your special person safely in 2021.

  • Send a thank you to your Special Person to tell them why they are special in your life, or your favorite thing about them. Use FaceTime, Zoom, video, text, or a card...whatever method you like. Do so at any time is convenient.
  • Invite your Special Person to join All-School Mass live-streaming Thursday, Feb 4th 9:00 am
Yearbook Photos Needed
We Need Your Photos!
We especially need your help this year! Share your photos of students or anything OLG. Note: last week there was an error in the How-to document. The correct login id is 416173981: information is updated on this link: How to submit pictures

LAST DAY Friday to send in your child's portrait photo
Did you miss getting a student portrait taken by Yuen Lui? Email your student's portrait by Jan 15 (JPG) to be included in this year's school yearbook,
From the Development Office
Join us at our virtual table to support an amazing organization! Fulcrum Foundation Celebration of Light 2021 is Jan 29. Register and select "Join A Team". Our Lady of Guadalupe team is showing up big to support! It is FREE to "gather" with us online!

Counselor Corner
Parent Organization (PO) News
Join us 2nd Tuesday of each Month for PO Meetings!

2021 Annual OLG Auction- Registration starts Friday!

Register Friday!

Early registration for OLG's first VIRTUAL Auction opens Friday ahead of the launch of our two Silent Auctions on Feb. 22 and our Live event on March 6. While bidding is free, we encourage you to make a night of it via our Red Carpet Zoom event and fun food and drink add-ons. Look for registration instructions in an Auction-specific e-mail coming Friday, in your Auction goodie bags available at pickup, and/or in next week's newsletter.

Featured Auction Item: Huskies vs. Cougars
We’re kicking off our live event with a very special competition: two themed baskets will be auctioned – one filled with University of Washington goodness, the other with Washington State University delights. The winner of the basket that brings in the most money (or their representative) will be invited to raise their preferred school’s flag on the OLG flag post during the 2021 Apple Cup weekend! (A reminder that the flagpole in question is the highest point in the city – time to give your alumni associations a call and bid, bid, bid!)

Old fixtures that don't work, doors that don't lock, dented metal stalls, bubblegum pink/baby blue walls – sound familiar?  We have the opportunity through this year's Auction Fund-a-Need to update the bathrooms our children use every day. The more we raise, the more we can do – imagine being able to surprise our kids in the fall with bright, modern bathrooms on every floor (and fully-locking stalls).

Questions? E-mail Auction Chair Hilary Reeves or OLG Development Director Rebecca Arcarese.
Get your OLG Alum gear and OLG School Spirit Wear. All sales benefit OLG School!
Parent Hours from home?
Help with social media posts, videos, and more! Contact for more information.
Please JOIN the ALL parent Facebook Group! We want to connect with you!
When clicking to join please answer ALL 3 questions in order to be approved.
Looking forward to a great year!
CYO News
4th-8th Grade Volleyball Season Cancelled

Hello Bulldog families, 

Unfortunately CYO has cancelled the upcoming 4th-8th grade volleyball season. There are new metrics for allowing various indoor activities, but volleyball is classified as a phase 2 "moderate risk" sport. In addition, many of the restrictions that would allow volleyball to occur in phase 2 could not be feasibly managed at a 4th-8th grade level. In particular, there is a lack of potential gym space as many schools, such as OLG, have converted their gyms into classrooms.

Some good news...CYO is hoping to offer K-3rd grade soccer as well as 4th-8th grade kickball in the Spring (both phase 2 outdoor sports). Phase 2 does not permit competitions of more than 200 people, such as track meets, but CYO is moving to a "virtual track season" model this spring, similar to how we had cross-country in the fall. More information will come on the spring sport offerings as we get closer to those decision dates.

Next Sport Offerings on the Calendar
  • Adult Rocket League Season (February 16 – April 24)
  • K-3rd Grade Soccer (April 17 – June 5)
  • 4th-8th Grade Kickball (Tentatively – May 1 – May 23)
  • Virtual Track Season (Tentatively – May 8 – June 5)
  • 3rd-12th Grade Basketball (Tentatively – June 12 – August 22)
  • Adult Softball (June 8 – August 14)

If you have any questions on the upcoming seasons or the decisions from CYO regarding the cancelled seasons, please feel free to contact us at

Fireside Chat Friday, Jan 15
We want to hear what you value most about OLG, what can we do as a parish to continue to support each other now, and as we look ahead to life post COVID! What are your hopes for the near and longer-term future of OLG? All OLG School families are invited to participate! Sign up now!

We Need You in Our Pews — at least your faces! 
If you haven’t already done so, please send us a photo of your household, with names, so we can add it to our pew collection. View our “photo gallery” in the vestibule of fellow parishioners. Email Helen or mail to the office.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

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