Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy Veteran's Day weekend! Our fabulous 4th Grade class and choirs did a fantastic job on Wednesday reminding us all of the sacrifices and meaning of this special day. During this Monday when school is closed, take time to encourage your child to thank a veteran, visit someone you know who served, or say a prayer to one who has passed away.

This weekend is also the wrap-up of our parish Stewardship campaign. Our in-parish tuition reduction is based on the generosity of parish giving. In-parish families, please prayerfully consider your support of parish life!

On the subject of gratitude, thank you to all families and staff for making Fall Conferences go so well! It was great to see such valuable conversations and sharing taking place as we Grow in the Light of Christ together. Our second scheduled conference times are set for Feb. 13th and 14th.

I also want to thank our fabulous staff and volunteers who made our annual Math Night last Tuesday a great success. Last week's newsletter shared great news of our 8th graders success at the Seattle Prep Math Games. That success begins in our youngest ages with parents and teachers together introducing math concepts in fun and engaging ways. Thank you Lisa Booth, Mrs. Lawler, and Ms. Savio, along with all the middle school helpers and all participants who made this a great evening!!!

Finally, I want to again recognize Mrs. Wilson, our fabulous 4th grade educator, for her dedication and service to education. As the most recent recipient of OLG's annual Distinguished Educator Award, she not only leads great assemblies, but also has amazing care and understanding of your child's learning. This award, funded through the School Fund Drive, will allow her to study the stories and places of Saints Bernadette and Therese of the Little Flower and bring this new learning back to our campus to expand all of our understanding of devotion and miracles. Congrats to Mrs. Wilson and we look forward to your summer travels and what this brings us next year!

From learning of veterans, to math, to religion, to all those academics talked about at conferences, thank you for choosing OLG and helping us all grow together!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates

Nov 11th - Coffee & Donuts after Mass
Nov 12th - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
Nov 13th - Middle School Information Night 6-8 pm / Panel 6:30 pm at OLG gym. Facebook: @GreaterWestSeattleMiddleSchools
Nov 13th - Parent Org Meeting 6:30 pm at Math Lab / Auction Team Meeting 7-8 pm at 3rd Grade room
Nov 17th - CYO Dinner 6:00 pm at OLG gym
Nov 18th - Over 65 Dinner (5th Grade hosts) 1-3 pm at School Hall
Special December After School Classes!
Sign up for our special after school workshops for grades K-8
Create artful gifts for the Winter Holiday!
Tues, Dec. 13th 3:05-5 pm $40 Join us for a special two-hour workshop, as we create two handmade, fine art gifts... More information
Learn new moves at our special three-session Jazz Class!
Mon, Dec 3, 10 & 17 3:10-4:10 pm $45
Join Nikki Womac for a NEW class focused on Jazz dance... More information
Important Announcements
Westside Baby Drive now to Nov. 16th
Please donate new or gently used items for Westside Baby, sponsored by the Preschool/Pre-K and 3rd Grade.

  • diapers in any size, especially sizes 5 and 6
  • clothes newborn to size 12
  • baby equipment and carriers
  • more ideas

Bake Sale for Westside Baby Nov 18th
Come support the Preschool, Pre-K and 3rd grade service project at the Bake Sale for Westside Baby Sunday, Nov. 18th 9:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Walmesley Center (gym. You can shop at the CRS Ethical Trade Sale at the same time!
Referral Incentive Program
Our current families are the best advocates for the growth of our school, with inside knowledge that can only be learned through experience. This month we recognize the families that earned a $500 referral credit for spreading the word and directly increasing enrollment. Twenty-three new students have joined our OLG community based on your advocacy. Thank you!
  • Tanya Gabuat
  • Adela Riojas
  • Michelle & Garry Scheving
  • Mark & Teresa Webb
  • Brenda & Matt Croft
  • Cheryl Roubicek
  • Mackenzie Sullivan
  • Steph Huske
  • Victor Hall
  • Monica Dirks
  • Rita Lynch
  • Samm Depue
  • Saragh Lamb
  • Lori Webb
  • Erin & David Pedras
  • Josefa Lindholm
  • Rachelle Snyder
  • Julie Marre
Open house is coming soon on January 27th. If you know a family that may be interested in attending OLG, make sure that they come to visit our campus and that they write your name on their application. Find out more about our Referral Program
Special Events
Happy Veteran's Day weekend! Thank you to Catherine Wilson and her fourth grade class and our choirs for the special Veteran's Day assembly on Wednesday.
FACTS to Know
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: 1/4/2019 
(note this date is during OLG's Christmas Break!)
Parent Org
Reminder that to be entered in the Early Bird Drawing to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, you must turn in your procurement form and item by Friday Nov 16th.  More information

Earn commitment hours by helping collect procurement items before or after school

Math Night
Thank you to Lisa Booth, Ms. Savio, Bridgit 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!

Did you see the SCRIP order forms in last week's FCE? Place an order for a special Thanksgiving "thank you" or start planning now for holiday gifts. Christmas will be here before you know it. Make someone's day and help support OLG at the same time. It is easy!    More information 
CYO News
Italian Dinner tickets now available!
Ciao! Down with Us!
Saturday, Nov 17th at Walmesley Center

Appetizers, Dinner, Dessert, and all Beverages Included
Wine grab! Raffle Tickets! Give-aways! Dancing! More information
Raise money for CYO Athletics

By using your computer to purchase tickets, you can choose your table and seats.
OLG Parish News
Ethical Trade Sale Nov 18th
OLG's annual  Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade Sale is on Sunday, November 18 from 9:30am-1:00pm in the Walmesley Center.. more information
Over 65 Dinner Nov 18th 1pm
If you are a community member aged 65 or older, please join us for food, friends and fun! Meal will be prepared by the Our Lady of Guadalupe School 5th grade class (and their families). More information

Detention Lottery Play
OLG is excited to host “The Detention Lottery”, an immersive drama... performed on Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm in the Walmesley Center by immigration attorneys who ... more information
Young Adult Justice Café
Join other young adults (20s-30s) for a meaningful conversation on the connections between spirituality and justice ...For general information, or to start your own Justice Café, contact [email protected]
Giving Tree
OLG’s Giving Tree is coming soon and will be filled with tags for children at Sanislo Elementary and Catholic Housing Services’ Santa Teresita apartments. Please considering taking a tag and buying a gift for a family in need. Thank you for your generosity! 
Take Action: Support National and International Food Aid
Catholic advocates met with staff from Senator Cantwell’s and Senator Murray’s offices as well as Representative Smith’s office over the past couple months. There is still time to contact your two U.S. Senators and Representative to urge passage of an acceptable federal farm bill which supports anti-hunger programs for low income families and individuals - visit the Washington State Catholic Conference Action Center

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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