Congratulations 8th Grade Graduates!
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Congrats to our graduates and families! Special thanks to Helen O., Ms. Sager and Ms. Hobbs for their excellent work putting graduation and the Baccalaureate Mass together. What an interesting time for our students to be venturing out to highschool and beyond.

Here at OLG we are deeply saddened by the injustice and inhumanity of George Floyd’s tragic death, the anti-Asian threats in the wake of the COVID pandemic, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and all the unrest and turmoil sewn in our world today. These are clear reminders that there is still significant work to do to end racism and build a more just and compassionate society.

We are blessed at OLG to live, work, pray, and go to school in a community that values diversity and is guided by Jesus’s teachings of compassion and love for our neighbors, regardless of their race or beliefs.  Teachers are addressing topics at some level with their zoom classes, but we know that we can do more to advance inclusion and equality. To that end, we will pray and reflect how we can foster the inclusiveness and love of Jesus’s Word within OLG, West Seattle, and beyond.  I ask you to pray and reflect on how your family can contribute too. The School Commission and I invite your ideas for initiatives that will help us shine this love and inclusiveness so that everyone feels welcome at OLG, and so we can be an example and instrument for positive change beyond our community. 
Today, June 5th is our final "OLG Spirit Day" of this school year and there is a special contest happening. Monday begins our final week of school which typically has class parties and a lot of wrap-up activities. This year our teachers are "jumping in" to zoom class calls and each day celebrates with a little theme and special fun. You can even sign your yearbooks digitally ( Note: Josten's website does try to push you to extra purchases not endorsed by OLG). More info is below and coming from your teachers!

For end-of-year returns of borrowed computers, library books, CYO uniforms, and more, please plan on either the afternoon of Friday, June 12th, or slots on Monday, June 15th. Signup here to help spread our selves throughout and maintain social distancing as best we can.

Speaking of returns, Fr Kevin sent a letter regarding return to worship, and there is also a Parish Survey if you haven't completed it yet to help in planning. For our return to school in the Fall, plans are also moving ahead. With much still uncertain, we are continuing to work with the Archdiocese and state officials to have a safe and healthy return to school.

  1. Students return in-person with social distancing and other protocols following CDC and local health departments guidelines
  2. Reopen with split or rotating schedules to meet social distancing demands.
  3. Phased-in, split, or rotating schedules in combination with distance learning.
  4. Begin with distance learning until permission is given to reopen.

We are positive that together we can create the best learning environment through ingenuity, creativity, and by working in community with each other. A staff and parent collaboration is beginning and will continue to refine these plans.

Finally, as we move into summer and look for time away from the books and moving into vacation mode, please consider this article on easy ways to avoid the summer "loss". We will continue to update you all summer long on progress to keep #OLGStrong in our Fall plans.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
From the Development Office
Thank you for all who have given generously in this time!

You can still help us reach our $20,000 Goal !
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These fund will :
*repair and update Chromebooks
*update technology for teachers
*help us make necessary updates for social distancing
*help families impacted by COVID-19

Thank you for your continued support!

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Important Dates

Friday, June 5th - OLG Spirit Day #OLGStrong
Monday, June 8th - School office open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and by appointment
Tuesday, June 9th - Parent Org Meeting 6:30 pm online
Friday, June 12th - Last Day of School
Monday, June 15th - Returns and Final Pickup - Sign up! 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
School Happenings
Share your OLG Spirit!
Let's finish strong! Show us what OLG means to you. Friday, June 5th is our final OLG Spirit Day. Dress up and take a picture of your family on a walk, playing a game, being active, any activity that shows your OLG Spirit. Decorate your door/window, dress up your pet, get creative!

POST on Social Media with #OLGStrong up to 10pm on June 5th. Every post is an entry for your family to win a $50 Restaurant Unlimited Gift Card! Or email your entries to [email protected] (all entries subject to use in future social media or marketing publications.)
Final Week of School - Spirit Week

Join us in the last week of school for a new "theme" each day. Dress up for a zoom class, share a picture to our social media, share with your teacher! Your class is surely talking about ideas... celebrate!
  • June 12th 12:00 - 4:00 pm & June 15th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sign up!
For the health and safety of our families and staff, please sign up for a time slot to return and pick up final end-of-year items. Sample items below. This sign up is for grades K-7. Help maintain social distancing - start at the front office doors and exit to the south doors during your time slot - Sign up here
Items to Return
  • Chromebooks
  • CYO uniforms
  • Outgrown school uniforms
  • Library books
  • Classroom materials (science materials, books, resources)
Items to Pick up
  • Summer learning packets (see below for details)
  • Earthquake kit (outside by south doors)
  • Medications
  • Lost & Found
  • CYO volleyball pictures
  • Report cards will be mailed.
  • Yearbooks are shipped but due to COVID are arriving at a later date. New this year: Sign yearbooks digitally!
2020 Battle of the Book Competition Finals!
1 st  Place! Congratulations to our 5 th  grade Battle of the Books team for being awarded 1 st  place at the Archdiocesan intermediate level championship held on Thursday, May 28 th . OLG was represented by a strong 5 th  grade team including Nathan W., Edie R., Gia C., and Desmond P. Nice job bulldogs! I am so proud of all of you!

Mrs. Sommerville, Library/Technology Specialist
Summer Learning
Summer Math and Reading
Parents: We highly encourage you to keep your student on the suggested schedule so they can maintain the skills they have learned this year. Summer packets will be available at Final Pickup. Students in these current grades will receive:

  • Kindergarten - a packet with math and reading review
  • 1st grade - a packet with math and language arts review. Please continue to use your individualized book lists and RAZ to find “just right” text and books! Students are encouraged to read aloud 20 minutes a day.  
  • 2nd-4th grades - a math packet. Students are encouraged to read 20-30 minutes a day. Kids A-Z reading resources will also be available. 
  • Grades K-4 - Math Whizz and XtraMath will be available to your students throughout the summer. We recommend that you continue to use these resources! For optimal results, use Math Whizz for 45 minutes a week and XtraMath 3-5 times a week.
  • Grades 5-7 Math - A mandatory summer math packet available at Final Pickup. A digital version can also be found on Ms. Savio's website.
  • Grades 5-7 Reading - Summer reading assignments will be available in hard copy at Final Pickup and sent via student email, or available on Ms. Hobbs web site.

Also, check your student's report card for comments and recommendations (report cards will be mailed). Here is an  article on easy ways to avoid the summer "loss".

Students in K-4 who complete and return their packets to next year’s teacher on the first week of school will be eligible to participate in an  ice cream party . If you have any questions please contact  Mrs. Lawler. Middle schoolers (no ice cream party) just tests and a book assignment in September. Have a fun and safe summer!

Bridget Lawler, K-5 Math Specialist & AST Coordinator & OLG Middle School Teachers
2019-2020 Wrap up
If you have  invoices outstanding  in the 2019-2020 school year, please make sure the remaining balance is paid ASAP. Any  credit balances , from 2019-2020 will be applied to the first tuition payment of 2020-2021. 

2020-2021 FACTS Tuition Agreement Update
FACTS agreements will be ready mid-June. Watch for an email from FACTS confirming your 2020-2021 FACTS Agreement & Payment Schedule. The FACTS enrollment fee will be scheduled within 14 days of the emailed confirmation notice. Your payment schedule will also be accessible in FACTS after you receive the email confirmation (make sure you select the upcoming school year 2020-2021).  More about FACTS

Contact Laura Wong  or  Anton Kramer  with questions.
What a day! 
Although events were live streamed and not our usual gathering together, the student recognition of hard work and accomplishment clearly rang out.

The Light of Leadership Mass... Continue Reading

Ms Heidi , School Counselor
Join us on the 2020-21 Parent Org. Leadership Team!

Hooray, we have so much already going for next year, including Auction Chair!
Get a jump start on your commitment hours by committing to a PO position now. Each position comes with an automatic 50 commitment hours, open positions listed below. Position descriptions here . Email Yvette Messina at  [email protected]  with questions and to volunteer.
  • Co-Chair 
  • Secretary 
  • School Commission Liaison 
  • Halloween Carnival Chair & Co-Chair
  • Preschool Classroom Rep. 
  • Thriftway & Fred Meyer Rewards Chair 
Last PO Meeting of the school year!
PO Meeting
June 9th 6:30 pm
You are all valued members of the Parent Org. please join us for our last Zoom meeting of the school year on June 9th at 6:30 pm. Get a first look at next year's event calendar.
Yvette Messina , PO Chair
Help from home by posting to our OLG Facebook page!
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OLG is Collecting Masks for Farm Workers
Catholic Community Services is in urgent need of thousands of masks to equip farmworkers as the harvesting seasons begin. Help the essential workers who labor to provide food for our community. We will be collecting homemade and store-bought masks. Visit for sewing instructions and tutorials. You can drop your donations in the collection bin outside the Pastoral Center on weekdays.

Breakfast Foods Needed
Catholic Community Services (CCS) has been working hard to keep their shelter guests safe during this time of pandemic. Many guests have temporarily been moved into motels where there is no food service for them. Seattle Prep has been providing lunches and other groups, like the Knights of Columbus, have covered dinner but CCS still needs help with breakfast. In collaboration with our local Scouts, we are running a breakfast food drive. Please consider donating instant oatmeal, dried fruit, fruit cups, individually wrapped pastries, peanut butter, jelly, jerky, and durable fruit (oranges, apples, etc.) by June 21. Contact Jennifer for drop-off information.

4 th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit
Hope in Solidarity: The Catholic Response to Immigration Practices and Policies in the U.S.
The Summit has moved online! Visit Seattle U’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture’s website ( ) for resources to help our community learn more about the challenges facing immigrant communities. Explore topics such as advocacy, DACA, spiritual practice & resilience, mental health, legal assistance and more. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle and St. James Immigrant Assistance.
Vacation Bible Camp Moving Ahead
Vacation Bible Camp will be virtual for PreK-5th grade. Please notice the new dates July 20-24. School families can make arrangements for continued technology assistance after June 12th. Volunteers needed for Crew Leaders. Deadline to register: June 30th More here

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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