Thank you to Kingsley W., Student Council Publicist, for our display case showing what we are thankful for... Please pick up/drop a leaf at your next pick up.
Small groups of middle school students gathered yesterday for social-distanced science experiments.
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Thanksgiving is near, and our students and families have begun reflecting on giving thanks for all those who working so hard these days to keep us all safe and healthy. I am ever thankful for the remarkable staff and families here at OLG. Our tremendous volunteers who are preparing for the auction, for the CYO dinner, and for all the hands at work that makes our school special in so many little ways. Teachers and staff are making difficult choices this holiday to continue to be present and able to teach our students. Let us be thankful for the lives and loved ones we are able to be with, whether virtually or in-person this next week and weeks to come.We have family groups this morning where our 8th graders will be continuing this moment with our students.
We are in this together. Some schools in our area have already reverted to remote learning, but we know that comes at a cost in transition through both academics and stress in social/emotional turmoil. Our teachers are working hard on maintaining safe personal "bubbles" for themselves in order to continue to offer high level instruction to our children, but as the numbers continue to increase we are carefully reviewing community impact and implications on our programs each day. Thank you for doing everything in your families power to keep you, and our whole community safe.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Friday, Nov 20th - Family groups 9:00 am - Look for the email sent by Ms. Hobbs or your homeroom teacher (1st-5th) this week, with the correct Zoom link to join! 

Monday, Nov 23rd - Picture Retakes (details below)

Wednesday, Nov 25th - NOON Dismissal - Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, Nov 26th - Thanksgiving Mass 10:00 am

Thursday-Friday, Nov 26-27th - NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!

Fridays = Packet Pick up/Drop off Grades K-5 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Check with your child's teacher when packets are ready (Thanksgiving week office is closed Friday, follow teacher directions on any additional pickup instructions)
School Happenings
Picture Retakes
Monday, Nov 23 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Yuen Lui emailed a direct link to families to view your student's photo. If you ordered a portrait package, they are ready for pick-up at school. There is still time to order: use the order link on the email from Yuen Lui. If you need a retake, please bring the pictures you want to return /retake on Nov 23rd and signup below.

Students, please enter the northeast entrance to the gym; Free dress.

Unable to attend? Send a portrait of your child in a JPG format to Janet McClelland by November 15 for inclusion in the yearbook.
Tuition Assistance Applications window is open!
The Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant program is designed for families and students currently enrolled or applying for the next school year in any Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Seattle. At OLG, we partner with Fulcrum to provide over $100,000 in tuition assistance each year to our school families. Families must apply each year through the FACTS Grant and Aid portal to qualify for a grant—all awards are made based on financial need.

Fulcrum Application deadline is in January,
but we ask you to complete it before Dec 18, OLG's Christmas Break!
Parent Organization (PO) News
2021 Annual OLG Auction- Full Steam Ahead!

Thanks to the many families who are continuing to make their donations in cash.
Share the event on social media and watch for the SAVE THE DATE coming soon!

If you have an item to donate and haven't yet reached out to Development Director Rebecca Arcarese, please e-mail her as soon as possible.

Questions about this year's Auction? Contact Auction Chair Hilary Reeves or Development Director Rebecca Arcarese.

These masks are perfect for your dressy
or casual attire - order here
Join us 2nd Tuesday of each Month for PO Meetings!
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!
CYO Italian Dinner - Thank you!
2020 presented a huge challenge for the CYO Italian Dinner, but the parishioners and school families stepped up and made our Take Away dinner a smashing success. The Italian dinner is our biggest fundraiser and we want to thank you for supporting CYO.

Thank you to Paul Guest of Uncle Paulie’s Meatballs, and the Hein family - this event could not have been possible without this dedicated crew! They spent long hours in the kitchen making the delicious dinner then packing them up during a fast paced 2-hour pick up window. Thank you to the fabulous Silvia Casaburi for her heavenly cannoli. Thank you to the Dirks family for their generous wine donations. Thank you to our volunteer staff: John, Tina, Anthony & Matthew Hein, Rebecca Arcarese, Nikki Womac, Megan Kelley-Peterson, CYO Board Members (Dan Campbell, Dan Kelley-Peterson, Matthew Prociv, William Udall, Dan Womac, Jon Zetlmaier), Marc Christianson, Patty Flack, Kim Pankow, Nayara Prechtel, Wendy Neary, Colette Beherns, Enzo Angello, Father Kevin Duggan for his thoughtful prayer, the OLG staff, the Parish office, Robyn Campbell for her hard work, dedication, generosity and doing whatever was needed, and Dan Campbell for his relentless pursuit in making this dinner a resounding success. Our volunteers carried on and were calm during a cold and rainy night. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Commercial Chemtech Inc., dkp counseling, The Matsushima Family, Pacific Rim Equipment Rental, Womac Law Firm, PLLC, and Zetlmaier Wealth Management

CYO is all about building community. I am very proud to be a part of this giving family.

Aileen Angello
CYO Board Member
Italian Dinner Coordinator 
Thanksgiving Day Mass Live-Streamed Nov 26 10:00 am
Join with others as we gather that day to give thanks to God for the many blessings in our lives. Food donations for St. Vincent de Paul can be brought to the parish office anytime. The need is especially great this time of year.

Pura Vida coffee for $10/bag
Earn OLG $4 for every bag sold
Order by Nov 30th

Pura Vida has been VERY generous every year, donating 100% of sales (sometimes even more!). Their business is struggling with COVID and now we can return the generosity. To order their delicious ground or whole bean coffee, complete order form by Nov 30. We’ll have coffee ready to pick up at OLG on Dec 12. Coffee Basics

OLG’s Giving Tree is online this year and filled with tags for children in need at Sanislo Elementary and Catholic Housing Services’ Santa Teresita apartments.

Through the Giving Tree, parents at Santa Teresita receive gift cards for their children, offering them the joy of picking out the perfect gift. Sanislo tags list specific gifts the children have requested.  This annual tradition, even more needed with the pandemic, helps us share God’s love with those who are struggling during the Christmas season.
  1. Please “take a tag” by signing up on our website. 
  2. Return the gift on Dec 12 between 11am-3pm. You can also drop gifts at the church or Pastoral Center by Dec 13. 

Thank you for your generosity!

Get Your Chocolate Advent Calendar, Gifts, and Coffee Today!
OLG's annual Ethical Trade Sale is going online this year! Special promo code:
  • $10 gift card on 11/21-22 (code: SEGC20)

Many of the artisans, farmers, and communities we support through the sale are struggling this year as COVID spreads and sales slow. Through our virtual sale, you'll find a large variety of unique, quality gifts AND 20% of sales come back to us!  Win, win, win! 

Simply shop through our custom parish link: 
or at checkout simply type in the sourcecode = OLGFAIRTRADE

Interested in products from our other annual vendors? Visit our website for links to their sites!  
Due Wed, Dec 2
It is that time of year where we create “Shoeboxes of Joy” for the variety of people served by CCS’ Volunteer Chore Services.  Click here important guidelines. Please pay attention to the new information pertaining to COVID precautions. You can drop off the boxes at the Parish Office or at the school.  Helen, 206-935-0358.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

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