Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy Easter Season... what a beautiful start to May! Gorgeous sunshine, great First Communion celebrations, the Archdiocesan Walking and Witnessing for Immigrants right before an amazing Fr. Boyle talk! All this happening as we wrap-up our Jog-a-Thon (continue to collect pledges before next Friday, 5/17). Not only are we seeing our children physically strong, but this is also a great way to finish the year financially strong and help the Parent Org start next year in a good position! We are Running in the Light...

If you haven't been to church recently, make sure to come this weekend to hear more about our new incoming priest, Fr. Kevin Duggan ("May 2019" link).

This week our students (1st-8th grade) began their Spring MAP testing. Note your individual teacher's class newsletter for details on when your child's grade is testing. Get good rest and excellent breakfasts!

Besides finish collecting your Jog-a-Thon pledges and ongoing MAP testing, this next week get ready for our 8th Grade Play ( Music Man, 5/17 & 18), keep practicing for our spring concert ( 5/22) and school talent show ( 5/24), and sign-up for the LooptheLupe. We have a lot of staff excited to participate this year, so we're looking for a lot of fun!

Look ahead to summer with our summer programs and Vacation Bible Camp! Lots of excitement around here as we continue to Grow in the Light together!

Yours in Christ (He is RISEN!),

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
MAPS testing continues thru May 17th -- Make sure 1st-8th grade students are rested and energized

May 10th - Snack Shack open at 3 pm. A dollar or two is plenty!
May 14th - Parent Org Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm
May 15th - Snack Shack open at lunch. A dollar or two is plenty!
- Band Festival at Kennedy High School grades 5-8. Performance 7pm
-No tutoring 2:15-3 pm (due to band festival)
-Deadline for 2018-19 Yearbook orders
May 16th - All School Mass led by 2nd grade- Students wear full uniform (K-8)
-New Family Night 6:30 pm
May 17th - Music Man presented by OLG 8th grade 7 pm
May 18th - Music Man presented by OLG 8th grade 7 pm
May 22nd - Spring Concert 7 pm

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
Yearbook Orders due May 15th... 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. Yearbook fees will be invoiced to your FACTS account in May.
Our 8th grade is ready to perform the Music Man May 17th and 18th at 7pm at the Walmesley Center (gym). Admission is free!
Order by Friday!

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
New to OLG? Looking to volunteer? This class is required for all first-time volunteers. Take advantage of classes offered at OLG's campus on these dates:

Protecting God's Children
June 1st, 2019 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sept 21st, 2019 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Register at: (If you do not have a VIRTUS profile, create one. Once you have logged into your profile, click on the “Training” tab and then on “Live Training”. Go to the bottom of the page and click on “Pre-register for an upcoming live training session in your area”. More trainings available throughout the area.
Summer Camps
OLG Summer Camps
June 17th to 21st

Led by our own OLG staff, 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. Sign up today!

Parent Org
Jog-A-Thon Wrap up

All money due Friday, May 17th
Pay online:
or bring a check to the school office with the invoice

All donations are 100% tax deductible. Thank you for your support! And a huge thank you to Lissa Baier and Linda O'Keefe for making the Jog-A-Thon a huge success!

Fun Facts
Our students ran a total of 4,437 laps or roughly 887 miles!!!  
Miles Trius matched his school record from last year, completing 40 laps!

Things to note
All winners listed below have earned a spot at the Jog-A-Thon pizza party, to be held Tuesday, May 28th. More details to come!   

MOST LAPS IN SCHOOL: Miles Trius – 40, Stella Flanagan - 32 and Alba Prechtel - 32
Pre-School: Felix Elsner, Dior Webb
K: Kalvin Hammond, Soliyana Miheretu, Theo Tetrault, Skyler Torres
1st: Lailah Foster, Veda Maganti, Carly Reeves, William Stafford, Canon Womac 
2nd: Charlie Dirks, Magdalena Doyle, Riley Kustok, Susie Richmond, Cailin Stampe
3rd: Alexa Ali, Rocco Angello, Hailee Foster, Vaughn Matzen
4th: Will Christianson, Anna Pedras, Max Sullivan, Nathan Woodhouse 
5th: Shaun Brun, Owen Christianson, Kendyll King, Ava Long
6th: Liam Baier, Nick Behrens, Stella Flanagan, Connor O'Keefe, Alba Prechtel
7th: Selome Muruts, Owen Odegard, Adam Perry, Samantha Scheving
8th: Shanti Davis, Miles Trius 
1st and 5th grade
MOST MONEY COLLECTED: This winner will be announced after May 17th when all money is due.  
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 8th at Walt Hundley Playfield. Contact event organizer  Brian Callanan  (206) 459-4292 with questions. GET IN THE LOOP!!!

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and/or becoming Catholic?
You are invited to participate in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), a process of initiation into the Catholic community of faith. It encompasses the study of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and Christian values—the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action-all with the support and involvement of the parish community. Participants can go at their own pace.    A new inquiry group has just begun. .For more information, please contact Helen Oesterle at  206-935-0358, x 108[email protected] or on our parish website. 

Summer Film Festival
Join us for our 7th annual Summer Film Festival. It all takes place on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the air-conditioned Walmesley Center. Our first film is “The Hate You Give”. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.  Rated PG-13 Popcorn and lemonade are provided; bring your favorite candy or snack!

Adopt a Garden Bed at the OLG Giving Garden
As many of you know, the OLG Giving Garden was started with the goal to grow fresh produce to donate to our local West Seattle and White Center Food Banks during the growing season. It is a great opportunity for families, individuals, groups of friends, classrooms, scout troops and more to participate in a fun and important ministry. Teens can earn their school-required community service hours by helping out in the garden as well. All you need to do is adopt a bed (or two!), amend the soil (because it needs it!) and plant away. Best of all, garden beds are watered via an automatic irrigation system! We do ask that you visit your garden bed weekly to check for weeds as well as produce that's ready to harvest. Please contact Laura Vanderpool at  206-856-7336 (text or voice mail) to reserve your spot today!

Volunteer at the Northwest Detention Center

A New Ministry to Serve Mothers of Incarcerated Children
The grief of having a child in prison is a pain so deep that one may find it difficult to reach out to others for help or support. Feelings of shame, helplessness, and isolation may cause you to retreat deeper into yourself. We envision a group where confidential sharing can happen, where people can gain strength from others having a similar experience, and where resources can be shared. If you are the mother of an incarcerated child, or know of someone who is, and could use a listening ear, we encourage you to contact Lisa Dreyer at  (253) 381-7683  or via email at  [email protected] .  Meetings will occur at St. Leo Parish, Tacoma. This ministry is sponsored by our archdiocesan  Criminal Justice Ministry .

Parish Photographers Needed
Our wonderful photographer, Cindy Hegland is moving south for a warmer climate, so we are looking for at least two volunteers who would be willing to take pictures of the life and events of OLG, including Fr. Jack’s upcoming farewell celebration. Please contact Helen at  [email protected] 206-935-0358 .

Spotlight on Catholic Relief Services
In Ethiopia, about 2.8 million people were forced to leave their homes because of conflict and war. When they were finally safe, there were no bathrooms, access to clean water or privacy. When Catholic Relief Services arrived, they met immediate needs like food, water, shelter, and they also restored dignity and encouraged social cohesion. Visit to find out how you can help.
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