Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy Lent! We are in the 40 days of preparation for Easter. In school we will be recognizing this change of season with our school-wide prayers on Monday and Wednesday mornings. At home I encourage you to use one of the lenten reflection booklets from the church narthex. And on Sundays relive the dying and rising of Christ at each Mass. We are given these next 40 days to turn away from the things that distract us from our Christian call, and to grow towards a richer and more loving relationship with others and with Christ.

Help us clean-out our place: all the Auction items are ready for pickup at the main office. Missed coming to the Auction? Check-out our Auction webpage for updates and for an opportunity to give to the Fund-A-Need: Science for the Next Generation. Thank you to the generous donors who have already given for this great update to our curriculum!

Next week is Daylight Savings, State of the School, and more ! 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!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Mar 10th - Day Light Savings Set your clocks forward for...
Mar 13th - State of the School 6:30pm Walmesley Center (gym) Also:
Mar 14th - Heritage/Multicultural Day - Dress to honor your personal heritages and backgrounds. It's also the Pi Day Math Fair during school
Mar 15th - Regular School day schedule. PACK A LUNCH ! (no pizza)
Mar 16th - Culture Night 5:30 pm Walmesley Center
State of the School
March 13th 6:30 pm
Walmesley Center (gym)

Our school's 2019 State of the School is next Wednesday! The agenda includes 2019-20 enrollment and tuition, school budget, a Vision 2025 update and more. Every returning family is expected to send a representative. New families joining us for next year are also invited. Please come and be informed!

A free dress pass for Monday, March 18th will be given for family members attending!

Light refreshments will be provided, plus an option for childcare! Please RSVP for childcare (check-in at the school office at 6:15 pm)
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.  Click here for instructions.
A Celebration of our Community
You are invited to our
Third Annual Cultural Night & POTLUCK
Saturday, March 16th 5:30-7:30
Walmesley Center (gym)

Please join us for this fun, family friendly and FREE event! Performances and food from cultures around the world. Dancing, singing and performances by OLG students, families and alumni and more! We look forward to celebrating with you! Contact Joy Gonzales for more information.
CYO News
CYO Track & Field Registration is now open

CYO Track & Field is open to 4th-8th grade Boys & Girls. Cost is $30 per child and sibling discounts do apply. Please make sure you take the discount at check-out during registration. Practice begins April 9th at the SW Athletic Complex across the street from Sealth High School. Weekly practice is Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm and Friday 6:00- 7:00 pm
Parent Org
Did you miss it?
You can still make a donation to this year's Fund-A-Need
-- help support improvements to our Science Programs!

If you didn't make it, you sure missed out so be sure to
save the date of Feb 29th, 2020 for next year.  

A huge THANK YOU to the entire auction team! 
A special shout-out to Sandra Watson, and Kat Cirar, our fearless Auction Co-Chairs. What an amazing event they pulled together. This is a huge job and couldn't be done without them!

There are many folks ' behind the scenes ' that are the glue that brings this entire OLG fundraising night to life each year.  Please pass along your thanks to them, or give a nod when you see them.It's a lot of work, time and collaboration.
  • Alder Kuhn
  • Julie Marre
  • Saragh Lamb
  • Susie Perry
  • Steph Huske
  • Rachelle Snyder
  • Monica Dirks
  • Dan Campbell
  • Hilary Reeves
  • Jori McChesney
  • Fabi Prechtel 
  • Cynthia Granada
  • Erin Pedras
  • Amanda McAllister
  • Cheryl Roubicek
  • Brian Callanan
HUGE Kudos to PreSchool Family Amy + Diego del Olmo for the amazing Wooden Masks + Picture Backdrop they created and donated just for our Masquerade Auction. 
Use  scrip  to plan for your Spring Break! Choose from  750 retailers  on practically all of your everyday purchases. Raise money with these gift cards while on vacation! Still have questions? Please contact  Scrip Team
Pizza Friday is looking for volunteers!
This is a fun (and easy!) way to earn volunteer hours. Sign up for dates through the rest of the year! 

Reminder - March 15th is now a full day of school. 
Please PACK A LUNCH for you child as there is NO Pizza Friday that day.
OLG Parish News
March 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st More information

Vacation Bible School
OLG's Vacation Bible School has been re-scheduled to August 12th-16th.

Register for OLG Day of Service
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. This week's spotlight is on Books for Prisoners. Projects are filling up quickly so be sure to register now to get your preferred spot!     Register here Registration deadline is March 18.  

Encounter Norma: Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl
In Guatemala, we encounter Norma, who as a young mother supports her family and shares her skills with her community. Reflect on the importance of family in your life. How can you contribute to support families in your community?  Visit for more and be sure to check out the daily calendar reflections provided in your Rice Bowl!  

Save the Date: Fr. Greg Boyle is Coming to OLG!  
We are excited to announce that on Wednesday, May 8, OLG will be hosting Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. “Fr. G” is a Jesuit priest in L.A. who started the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Check out his books, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” and “Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship” and look for ticket sales soon! Learn more about Fr. G at 

Be Unafraid: Share the Journey with Migrants and Refugees
In 2017, Pope Francis launched the "Share the Journey" campaign to amplify the voice of welcome for migrants and refugees in our neighborhoods and communities. The “Be Unafraid” photo campaign provided stunning visuals and narratives that encapsulated this attitude. The end result of this campaign illustrates real stories of courage and the triumph of understanding over ignorance. To find out more, please visit
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 $51,000 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