Thank you to OLG's 5th grade class for the Over 65 Luncheon last Sunday
Mark your calendars: The next Over 65 Luncheon is March 29, 2020
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy last full week of November. Tomorrow is the final day for "Early Bird" Auction Procurement! Some very exciting new items are arriving in the school office these past few weeks and I know the Auction Team is revving up to full speed. We're going to have an amazing event come February 29th, so make sure your family auction commitment is fulfilled early and you can sit back and relax!

Also note today is a special day for SCRIP with up to 21% back in bonus incentives. That big bonus, on top of the scrip class contest, means tonight is a good time to make some online orders or refill your gift cards!

Enough about that, I also wanted to point out the awesome service the 5th grade did this last weekend at the Over 65 Dinner! Mr. Casey and the fabulous families of 5th grade really made the event special and have loads of good ideas for the next meal. If you see a 5th grader, give them a big high-5!

Sunday is the Fair-Trade Sale & kick-off for the 3rd grade/PS/PK service project with Westside Baby, so put the Hawks game on pause and swing by for tasty treats!. Reminder that Wednesday is a half-day and enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving Break!

Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Nov 21st - ThankScriping  Day - Earn up to 21% -
Nov 22nd - "Early Bird" Auction Procurement Deadline - Be an "early bird" and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card
Nov 24th - Fair Trade & Bake Sale 9:30 am - 1:00pm Walmesley Center (gym). Bake Sale sponsored by Preschool, Pre-K and 3rd grade to benefit Westside Baby.
Nov 25-Dec 5th – Westside Baby Drive – sponsored by the Preschool/Pre-K and 3rd Grade
Nov 27th – NOON DISMISSAL all grades
  • ELC After care (Preschool/Pre-K) – No after school care
  • EDC (K-8) open 12:00 – 3:00 pm - No need to sign up
  • Trimester 1 ends
Nov 27th - Orders for OLG Spirit Wear and uniform sweatshirts due
Nov 28th – Thanksgiving Day Mass 10:00 am
Nov 28-29th – NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 1st – Family Faith Sunday 9:30 – 11:00 am
School Happenings
Bake Sale for Westside Baby Nov 24th
Come support the Preschool, Pre-K and 3rd grade service project at the Bake Sale Sunday, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Walmesley Center (gym). You can shop at the CRS Ethical Trade Sale at the same time!

Westside Baby Drive Nov 25-Dec 5th
The Preschool/Pre-K and 3rd Grade is also collecting new or gently used items for Westside Baby. Click here for a list of accepted items...deliver to 3rd grade classroom!
Everyone Has Something To Give
We are asking our parents to share out our social media posts on Tuesday Dec 3 so we can spotlight how our kids serve the community with so much heart.   #OLGGives

Each hour will feature a different class . Share a story, a post, and comment  The objective of the day is to share with the online world what OLG school means to your family. The message will be to ask the community to support us financially.  Our only ask to you our families - take a few moments throughout the day to help us spread the news on Facebook. Tweet out the posts, share pictures on instagram - get the word out to the community!   #OLGGives
Smart with Art Holiday Workshop
Thursday, Dec 12th 3:05-4:20 pm $25
Get in the holiday spirit as we create an artful handmade gift that will be worthy of display in your home. Each participant will create one handmade gift that will be designed, created and gift wrapped ready for gift giving! Don’t miss out on this holiday workshop filled with fun and creativity!​  Register Here
Over 65 Luncheon - Thank you!
Last Sunday was the fall Over 65 Luncheon hosted by the 5th grade class and it was a huge success. The students and their families prepared and served lunch to almost a hundred senior citizens from our community! Here’s one student’s take on the event: 
I thought the event was fantastic! It made me feel a little bit uncomfortable because watching people eat can be kind of awkward but our service project met my expectations. My favorite memory from the event was the raffle because it was fun to hand out gifts to the seniors. I felt like Christ for others because I was helping out serving food and being kind. It was super fun!!

-Anna (5th-grade student)
Tuition Assistance Grant Application Available
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 this year to our school families. All families must apply each year through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to qualify for a grant—all awards are made based on financial need.
Fulcrum Application Due Date :  1/8/2020 
(note: Please complete before Dec 20th, OLG's Christmas Break!)
Parent Org News
"Early Bird" Auction Family Procurement Deadline is this Friday
Don't miss out on being entered into the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card! 

Every OLG School family is required to make a cash donation of $200 (or more), or procure merchandise worth at least $200.
Check it off your list! 

The final deadline is Friday, December 6th.   Click here  for details on Family Procurement Requirements, sponsorship opportunities, and how you can help our auction team. Questions? Please contact  [email protected]
ThankScriping  Day only happens 3 times a year, and it’s coming  Thursday, November 21st . Earn up to 21% with 100+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloads—for 1 day only. Shop brands like Starbucks, DSW, Barnes & Noble, and many  more . Our  Scrip Gift Voucher  challenge is on this month. The class that earns the most sales by 12/31/2019 wins a $10 voucher for EACH family in the class!  Contact  Scrip Team if you have questions
Spirit Wear
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and make sure your kiddos are set for 2020 Spirit Wear Days. Spirit Wear Order Forms are due on Wednesday, November 27 . Uniform sweatshirts/vests available too. 
Math Night - Thank you!
Thank you to Lisa Booth, Ms. Savio, Bridget Lawler, middle school and parent volunteers for making our annual Math Night such a fun event! We hope you enjoyed spending educational time with your family!
CYO News
CYO Italian Dinner - Thank you!
Last Saturday, OLG parishioners and families spent an evening in Italy at the Walmesley Center for CYO's Annual Italian Dinner. Guests enjoyed an evening full of laughter, dancing, photo bombing by Ms. Wilson, Ms. Savio, and Ms. Hobbs and some were lucky enough to win great raffle items, all while raising funds for CYO Athletics.

We would like to thank our sponsors Carso’s Pasta, Madrona Financial, Robinson Law Firm, Commercial Chemtech, West Seattle Runner, Pacific Rim Rentals, and everyone who attended (over 160 tickets were sold!).  Because of you CYO is the vibrant community ministry that we are today.  Your support helps CYO with updated equipment, new uniforms for our athletes, gym maintenance, subsidizing league fees, funding our scholar athlete award, and so much more!  

Last year CYO was able to purchase the permanent lights for OLG’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and for their annual upkeep.  A big shout out to Joe Malaspino and his kitchen crew as well as all our wonderful volunteers that made the evening so special.   Go Bulldogs!
Community Events
PNB: The Nutcracker
Owen Odegard, OLG 8th grader is playing the Prince this year in PNB's Nutcracker! Owen will be performing in the following shows. Click here for Owen's performance dates
OLG Parish News
See something you like in the school's front office display case? Come to the OLG's annual Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ethical Trade Sale on Sunday, November 24 from 9:30am-1:00pm in the Walmesley Center - details. Come see a preview of merchandise located at the school office. There will also be tasty treats sold by OLG students to benefit Westside Baby. Enjoy free Pura Vida coffee while you browse.  Information: Jennifer 206-935-0358 x120.  
We Need Christmas Trees!!
Our parish has been blessed in the past with parishioners who donated trees from the Christmas Tree farms. Alas, those farms have been sold and we are now looking for another sponsor to help our Arts & Environment Committee decorate our church for the Christmas season. If interested, contact Helen , 206-935-0358 
Shoe Boxes of Joy: Don't forget to bring them to mass next weekend!
It is that time of year where we create Shoeboxes of Joy for the variety of people served by CCS’ Volunteer Chore Services. Bring your donations in a shoe box that is wrapped with Christmas paper  to mass Nov 30-Dec 1st .  They will be blessed by Fr. Kevin at the 11:00 Mass. In years past, CCS has told us that OLG donates the most shoe boxes—let’s keep it going again this year!!!! Information, Helen , 206-935-0358.

OLG Immigrant Ministry Welcomes New Members
Come check out OLG’s Immigrant Ministry as we seek new ways to encounter our immigrant brothers and sisters through education, advocacy and community building. Our next meeting is Friday, Dec 6 at 9:45am in the Pastoral Center. Come learn about our plans for National Migration Week, supporting local asylee families, and more! We look forward to seeing you there!

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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