Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy Easter! Jog-a-Thon is here! As you can see, our students have been practicing and getting ready to run lots of laps! All pledges should be turned-in tomorrow ( May 3rd) for our jog-a-thon! This final fundraiser of the year nets at least $20k each year to help fund our operations and tuition assistance programs, holding tuition down for everyone! See email from earlier today or glance at our website (yes its up and running too) for info on this special noon-dismissal day. We are Running in the Light...

While you're completing paperwork tonight... don't forget to finish that pledge form, check your FCE that came home today, then write a little note for Fr. Jack (email, and finally (also due tomorrow) complete any request/permission slip for the talent show if your child is so inclined!

Two important events this weekend in our community is our celebration of our 1st Communion folks as well as a special May Crowning of Mary! Join us at these special masses!

Next week we anticipate more news from the Archdiocese of our parish leadership transition, as well as students (1st-8th grade) beginning their Spring MAP testing. Pray for all of us as we continue to Grow in the Light together!
Yours in Christ (He is RISEN!),

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
May 3rd - Jog-A-Thon (pledge forms due 9am)
- NOON Dismissal Sign up EDC (K-8)
- Snack Shack open@ 12pm
May 4th - First Communion Celebration 5:30 pm
May 6th - MAPS testing thru May 17th. Make sure 1st-8th grade students are rested and energized
May 7th - Honor Band Tour
May 8th - Snack Shack open at lunch
- Talent Show tryouts 2:15-4pm

Check  Lost & Found Inventory .  Items can be found at the front desk. If items are not picked up by May 10th, items will be donated.
School Happenings
After-School Tutoring Update
Please note these important dates for students in After School Tutoring:
  • May 15 - Tutoring cancelled as so many Middle School students will be involved in the Festival of the Bands!
  • May 22 is the last day of tutoring.
  • May 29 tutors & adult volunteers will have an end of the year celebration

Thank you,
Mrs Lawler, After School Tutoring
Show us your talent!
OLG Talent Show...  It is time to get ready for our annual talent show. S ing, dance, lip-synch, act, martial arts, play an instrument, magic show or other activity to showcase your skills. 

Permission slips  due Friday May 3rd
Tryouts: Wednesday, May 8th 2:15-4pm (Tutoring students, go to tutoring first!)
Event: Friday, May 24th 1:15pm
Yearbook Orders due May 15th...The end of the year is fast approaching and our school yearbook is off to the presses! Don't forget to order this collection of memories for the school year. The cost is $30 each for a hard cover, full color yearbook.

Sign up online or fill out the yearbook  form in today's FCE. Yearbook fees will be invoiced to your FACTS account in May.
OLG School Chorus Singing National Anthem at the
Mariner Game June 3rd
Mariners take on the Houston Astros in T-Mobile Park.    Click here for Order Form

Deadline to order tickets is May 10 th
Specialist News
We are on the count down to the end of the school year! There are many school events in the upcoming weeks that keep us busy and excited. Goals are to keep the children
moving, using that extra energy by playing games that are fun, that they enjoy and has everyone looking forward to the next P.E. class. Students should end the school year on an upbeat, positive note... Continue Reading

Debbie Powell, Physical Education
Summer Camps
OLG Summer Camps
June 17th to 21st

Led by our own OLG staff, get hooked on phonics, launch a rocket, or be a VLOG foodie! Take advantage of these fun camps the week after school is out. Incoming Kindergarten to 9th grade. Details & other summer events on our web site. Contact  Laura Wong  with questions.

Parent Org
It’s Jog-A-Thon time! 

We need your help!
Sign up to count laps or bring orange slices, earn commitment hours and cheer on the runners at this fun event! Even if your child's grade is full, please consider signing u to count another class. We can't so this event without your help! Sign up here!

Pledges due Friday 9am to your child's teacher
Remember, pledge sheets must be turned in to teachers the morning of the run to be eligible for prizes! Our goal is for each student to raise $150 in flat donations or $7/totals per lap! More about prizes, what to wear, and the donation link on our  Jog-A-Thon web page . EDC (K-8) is open on Friday 12pm-6pm --  Sign up for EDC

  • Students who raise $100 in flat donations or at least $5 totals per lap will earn a light up, flashing bouncy ball.
  • Students who meet the $150 total goal (or $7 totals/lap) get their very own light up magnetic gyro wheel!
Shop teacher  gifts  for the end of the school year. Scrip is perfect for teacher appreciation, grad parties, or a small way to say “thanks” while earning for OLG. Famous Footwear  now available in eGift cards and physical cards. Contact  Scrip Team   if you have questions.

OLG Parish News
IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP for Loop the ‘Lupe! This exciting event includes an obstacle course, a Youth Dash for kids under 8, plus the 5K run/walk & "Senior Saunter" (events without obstacles) on Saturday, June 8 at Walt Hundley Playfield. Check out the event at Contact event organizer  Brian Callanan  (206) 459-4292 with questions. GET IN THE LOOP!!!

Walking + Witnessing for Immigrant Families: How will you pilgrimage?
Join people from parishes across Western Washington in a prayerful walk through May 11 showing solidarity with immigrant families. OLG is hosting the pilgrims this Tuesday, May 7. You can participate by walking any leg(s) of the pilgrimage, attending Mass, dinner and/or the rosary with the pilgrims, joining for Mass at the Northwest Detention Center on the final day, donating, and/or praying. We are especially encouraging people to walk on May 7 or 8 and to attend the final Mass on May 11. You can also join us on May 7 at 4:30pm for a special rosary and/or 5:30pm for dinner and on May 8 for Mass at 9am with the pilgrims. For general information, visit  WACATHOLICS.ORG/PRAYERWALK2019 . For OLG specific information or to RSVP, visit  Please RSVP ASAP if you plan to walk or attend dinner.  

Join us for the May Community Meal
All are invited to this free, sit-down meal on Sunday, May 19 at 1pm in the Walmesley Center. Come meet others in the community and enjoy a wonderful meal. This month’s meal is provided by Scout Pack 284. 

Take some Care Packets for your car!
This year, as part of the annual Day of Service, OLG school collected donations and volunteers assembled many Care Packets. These packets are intended for you to take with you in your cars. When you see someone in need on the street, you can offer them a little love from our community. Get your packets in the back of church or in the parish office. 

Protecting our Water: A Spring Faith & Ecology Film Series
All are invited to this film series at 6:30pm on Mondays May 6, 13, and 20 at Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Avenue). The films will focus on water and each showing will be followed by a discussion. The great seas and waters of our planet contain abundant life but these maritime ecosystems need to be safeguarded.   Come learn how sea creatures are affected by human-generated noise ( Sonic Sea) , climate change ( Chasing Coral),  and plastic pollution ( A Plastic Ocean ) and what can be done. Information: Patrick Barredo

Staged Reading of  The Detention Lottery
Fauntleroy UCC’s Immigration Task Force invites all to attend a free staged reading of the “The Detention Lottery” in their Fellowship Hall on Friday, May 24, at 7 pm (9140 California Ave SW).  Come learn what many immigrants experience during detention and court proceedings. An immigration attorney will be on hand to answer questions after this powerful look at what happens to those caught up in our detention system. 

Youth Migrant Project Applications Available Now!
The Youth Migrant Project is back! We’ll be teaming up with St. James and St. Anne’s for a fun and life-changing week, July 21  st -26 th . The trip is open to graduating 8 th  graders (or 14+ years old) through graduating high school seniors. We stay at Immaculate in Sedro-Woolley and serve in a variety of migrant ministries throughout the Skagit Valley, including distributing food and clothing, creating a fiesta for the children in a camp, working in the fields, and attending Mass in a camp. In addition to serving, we will learn about migrant life and reflect on our faith in light of these realities. There are two mandatory preparation meetings on June 2 and June 30, from 5-7pm. The cost of the trip is $200 but partial scholarships are available. Because there are three parishes participating, space is very limited.  Half our spots are already gone!  If you are interested in attending or have questions, contact Jennifer at  206-935-0358  x.120 or .    Applications are available in the parish office and  online , and are due Sunday, May 12.    
School Fund Drive
Our School Fund Drive continues... 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.
We 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.
Remember your gift must be received before the end of this school year to help us fund our staff's professional development and families' Tuition Assistance commitments.

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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