Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

This week we celebrated St. Patrick's Day (pictured here is a little 3rd Grade "Lucky Charm's Math")! Many leprechaun traps and fun... and from green to blue, the next day we were all in dress blues for All-School Mass. The 4th grade class did a great job leading us along in our Lenten journey. Thank you Mrs. Wilson and the 4th grade!

As we move along in this year, there is plenty of info below regarding our April Day of Service, including our preparations going on now in the Homebound/Homeless Kit Drive (led by Student Council). In keeping with our mission, we share our gifts with others and our greater community. Our March 30th Online Safety Presentation is another way we strive to keep you and our greater community sharing the knowledge with each other.

And you have been sharing the good news! Enrollment is underway for next school year and classes are filling, many thanks to the referrals you've been giving! Please follow the link for re-enrollment that was previously sent to your family....on-time re-enrollment period ends March 24th! After this date we will start admitting new families off of our waitlists.

As we welcome new and returning students and families this spring, we also enter a time of saying goodbye to our 8th graders and others. As you saw in a staffing/development update email this week, we are saying goodbye a bit early to Rebecca Arcarese, our Development Director for the past 17 months. Rebecca has provided pivotal support to our school through these unusual COVID times and we are sad to be parting so soon. I have asked her to stay with us in whatever ways possible for her, and she has agreed to assist in transition these coming days ahead. I am working with School Commission and others to post an opening for this necessary position. Interested parties can find more information soon on our website and through our hiring portals.

Finally a note around vacations, travel, and remote learning. Travel guidance in these COVID times continues to shift, but at this point our state and health department still recommends limiting travel, and following the best practice of 14 day quarantine after out-of-state travel. With variants still a large unknown, we at OLG recognize Spring Break plans are affected by this but we all want to stay safe and keep our doors open. If you are in need of a planned move to remote learning after spring break, please be in contact with your child's teacher to pre-arrange this. Moving to remote learning has significant planning and transition needs for teacher, student, and classmates. Spring Break is our window for next transitions (those needing to quarantine, and also for those returning to in-person who have been remote).

We have seen an increase in students reporting absent for a day from in-person learning for illness or other family needs, but then asking to be let into remote learning that day. Do not ask of your child or your child's teacher, to split their time between home/recovery needs and the learning. Whether remote or in-person, learners need to be able to focus on their school work for that day. In addition, as remarkable as our teachers are, they are not able to shift full support for the student at the drop of a hat from one mode to the other. Our attendance and absence policies (see page 13 of our Family Handbook) continue to hold for making-up missed work and being present to our education whether in-person or in remote status. Please feel free to call the school office or join my M/W/F 2pm zoom office hour if you have questions or concerns on this.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Mar 24 - Deadline to enroll for 2021-2022 school year
Mar 25 - Wear favorite local sports team!
Mar 26 - Last day to sign up for Soccer (K-3)
Mar 28 - Palm Sunday 10:00 am Live-Stream
Mar 30 - Internet Safety Presentation for Parents/Caregivers of Teens/Tweens 7:00 pm via zoom
School Happenings
2021-2022 Registration Now Open
Deadline: March 24th - 6 days remaining!
Registration is now open for next school year. Some classes are full right now, so it is important to re-register now for your child's spot in next year's class. Check your email for instructions and links. Questions? Contact Laura Wong or Shelley Bradley.
Homeless and Homebound Care Kit Supply Drive
Help make a difference in the lives or our homeless and homebound community members.

CLICK HERE for a list of supplies needed (by grade). Drop off items at the school or parish office.
Parent Organization (PO) News
Join us 2nd Tuesday of each Month for PO Meetings!

We had our greatest attendance EVER this year! Thank you for sharing this event to an ever greater Guadalupe community! Final numbers & invoicing is taking place now.
Our Net Income is looking very good for Parent Org finances. Thanks YOU!!!
Please take a moment and fill out the AUCTION SURVEY!
We are at $33,500 and counting! There is still time to fund the final floor of bathrooms!
This year's Fund-a-Need is off to a great start – now's your chance to be a contributor to this amazing gift! The more we raise, the more we can do: imagine surprising our kids in the fall with bright, modern bathrooms on every floor (and fully-locking stalls). Make your Fund-a-Need donation here or here!

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 [email protected] 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!
Counselor Corner
Keeping Teens and Tweens Safe Online
A new presentation this year for parents will be held on Tuesday, Mar 30 at 7:00 pm via zoom. Hear from an FBI special agent with internet crimes against children.

An internet safety presentation for students in grades 5 to 8 will be held Wednesday, Mar 31.
CYO Sports are Back in Action!
  • Soccer (Grades K-3) - deadline Mar 26
  • Kickball (Grades 4-8) - deadline Mar 31
  • Virtual Track (Grades 4-8) - deadline Apr 18

We need your help!
Day of Service
OLG Day of Service

Join OLG parishioners and friends on Saturday, April 24th as we strive to bring God's love to our greater community. Some of our projects are at agencies providing essentials services while others provide opportunities to do service from the comfort of your own home. There is something for everyone!  Click here for a video about OLG Day of Service - SIGN UP NOW
OLG Parish News
Learn about Lent (in 3 minutes)
JustFaith Racial Justice Series: Faith and Racial Healing
OLG will be launching “Faith and Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice, and Restoration” the week of April 11th. This small group program guides participants in telling the truth about the history of racism in the United States...Continue Reading. Register by Sunday, March 28.

Fair Trade your Easter and First Communion Celebrations
As you shop for chocolates, decorations and gifts to celebrate Easter and First Communions, consider using your purchasing power to support farmers and artisans around the world. Choose from a variety of sweet treats, Easter decorations, home décor, and gifts of faith on the SERRV website. Use our parish link,, and 20% of your purchase price is donated to OLG. Win, win, win!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

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