Charleston Wrap: Oct 26th is the last day to earn prizes. Order now!
If you are remote learning Oct 26th
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

This next week is a busy week for all of us!
  • School Pictures (Oct 26): Link above and more info below for how individual school pictures is working.
  • Conferences (Oct 29/30): Signups are open and changes can be made up to Tuesday; In order to smoothly handle preferences for "inperson" conferences safely, please consider the following:
  • Enter through door/use stairwell nearest to your classroom (K,1 & 5,8 use south door, others please use main entrance)
  • Screenings at each entry door, please allow an extra minute to enter building and get to classroom so you are on-time.
  • Wipes and sanitizer available outside each classroom
  • Masks required and continue social distance spacing whether in classroom or in hallway.
  • Halloween - normally there is the huge carnival fun on our campus this time of year, but this year the parent org (and some additionally enterprising room parents) have made fun take home surprises for all our students. Please read these Halloween Tips from Public Health and look for your child's extra bag at packet-pickup and/or conferences!
Our return to in-person learning plans continue to develop, even in our current "pause" in bringing back more students. K.C. Public Health this past week continued their guidance for a cautious approach:
"In short, for schools that have already brought back some students in-person, PHSKC does not advise rolling back those measures at this time. Continuity for kids and educators is one important factor that school districts need to weigh before making quick shifts to all distance-learning, particularly for early grades." 
Once we have decided to bring the next grade back (1st grade), it will be 2 weeks from decision-date to actual return to school. The earliest possible next class return timeline is November 9th; since current key indicator levels are generally flat, our pause continues. We will continue to monitor closely the Key Indicator numbers to make sure trends are moving in a safe direction before bringing more student groups back on campus.

As we move into Halloween, Thanksgiving, and soon the Christmas holidays, we need to maintain vigilance with our interactions with others to allow a covid-safe environment for all. The extraordinary measures teachers are taking at this time in their personal lives to make possible our school reopening can be recognized by commensurate actions across our greater community at large. Thank you for all you do to help build our community together and continue to share in the Bread of Life.

Finally, I want to make sure to share a message from Fr. Kevin as we've missed him these past few weeks. As you continue to send prayers and well-wishes to Fr. Kevin, please take a moment to watch a video message from him where he gives an update and expresses his thanks.

Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Friday, Oct 23rd - NOON Dismissal Preschool to 8th Grade - Professional Development

Monday, Oct 26th - Picture Day (details below)

Tuesday, Oct 27th - NAMI presentation for adults with middle or high school aged youth 6:30-8:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct 28th NOON Dismissal Preschool to 8th Grade - Conference Prep Time

Thursday & Friday, Oct 29-30th - NO SCHOOL Preschool to 8th Grade - Fall Conferences

Friday, Oct 30th - Auction donation drop off for pre-approved items 1-4pm

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
Back to School Essentials
Picture Day Monday, Oct 26th!
Preschool to 8th Grade
Yuen Lui will be at the Walmesley Center Gym on Oct 26th to take portraits for the yearbook and take-home packages. Free Dress

  • Students remote learning - pictures 2:30 to 6:00 pm Walmesley Center Gym - North Entrance: SIGN UP for a time slot here
  • Students In-Person/Day Camp - pictures will be taken during the school day with their school group 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (no need to sign up for a time slot)
  • Unable to attend? Send a portrait of your child in a JPG format to Janet McClelland by November 15th for inclusion in the yearbook.

All students: Order portrait packages HERE

Gym Logistics: Students will enter the northeast entrance to the gym, sign in and be directed into the gym for photos. Parents should plan to park in the parking lot closest to the gym and enter/exit in the same manner as drop off/pick/up. Students should wear masks until they are seated to have their photo taken. Social distancing will be practiced. Picture orders will be shipped to the school and be available at a packet pick-up date to be announced.
Parent Organization (PO) News
Looking to get ahead on the holiday shopping? Online shopping has seen a huge increase during these COVID times, and we can spread the word & get funds for our school through our Fall Fundraising partner, Charleston Wrap® It's super easy! Click here for detailed instructions about how you can register online before Oct 26th student prize deadlines. Online ordering can continue after Oct. 26th but won't be eligible for student prizes.
There are a few changes due to COVID restrictions: The only prizes will be the ones that come direct from Charleston Wrap (no daily drawings / racerbots). Also, all items purchased will be shipped directly to the buyer's home and not to the school . Any orders over $85 qualify for free shipping….Team up with friends if needed. Thank you for understanding!
We appreciate all of your support and encourage you to spread the word to your friends & family, near and far! The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for our organization! Together, we can ensure OLG hits the mark – and even surpasses it!

If you've been in touch with Development Director Rebecca Arcarese and are ready to drop off your physical auction item, we're ready for you! On Friday, Oct. 30 (1pm-4pm), members of the Auction Committee will be onsite near the school's main ramp entrance to accept your pre-approved physical donation. Don't have your donation in hand yet? Don't worry – there will be other drop-off days scheduled later in the year.

Have questions about the auction? Email us!
In other news...
The Auction Committee is excited to announce a new partnership with Seattle-based glassybaby that will put custom-etched OLG votive holders, drinkers (and maybe even rockers) up for bid! More information to come!

We still need a Class Project (Basket) Chair for PK. We still need donor(s) for 1st grade. Nice work, Bulldogs! Contact Cassie Jenkins and let her know your plans, whether donor or buyer/assembler.

Thanks to the many families who are CONTINUING to make their donations in cash, including our Class Basket donors. Our early liquidity is allowing us to procure and put together a slew of new items and experiences! 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.
Watch this video from Erin showing us how easy it is to SCAN AND EARN for our school

on your phone today!

Click here for more information
Last chance for clipped Box Tops!
Bring any clipped box tops to the school office during the month of October! Ideally, we can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional box tops AND scanning store receipts containing participating products. 
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!
Counselor's Corner
Parent NAMI presentation (below) + check in with your child on the Mood Meter that we're using in our classes (see my updated webpage with each class listed here)

Ms. Kristin, OLG School Counselor
(206) 935-0651, ext. 114
NAMI Ending the Silence for Families
All adults with middle or high school aged youth are invited to this “Ending the Silence for Families” 1-hour Zoom presentation on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30-8pm. The presentation, put on by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), will include warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child, and how to work with school staff.  NAMI will also be doing a Zoom presentation for our middle school students on Wednesday, Nov 4th.

After clicking the zoom link, you'll be asked for your name, email address and zip code. These are collected by NAMI only to verify you are an actual person and will not be used for any promotional purposes.
CYO News

Save the Date
November 14th CYO Italian Dinner!
Stay tuned for pick-up and delivery options
Election 2020: Discernment Resources and Voter Registration
Ballots are out for the upcoming election on November 3. The U.S. Catholic bishops tell us, “We are called to bring together our principles and our political choices, our values and our votes, to help build a civilization of truth and love.”  Visit our website for resources to help discern November elections. Be sure to register if you haven’t yet or update if you recently moved.  Register online by October 26 at or in-person through Election Day. 

Family Faith Formation Basket Raffle due in-person Oct 31st!
Help support our programs, including VBC & scholarships, by purchasing raffle tickets for 29 amazing baskets!! Click here for basket descriptions. Order form here or at school office. We are not able to do online orders due to gambling laws, but you can mail or drop off your order and payment here at the office. $5/ticket. If we get a good response, we hope to have the drawing in early November. This is a very important fundraiser for our programs so we greatly appreciate your support.  

Living the Eucharist in the Year of the Eucharist 
Saturday, Nov 7th, 9:30-11:00 am (by Zoom)
The Eucharist is the center of our Catholic faith and yet, especially during COVID-19, it can be difficult for us to keep it at the center of our lives. This year Archbishop Etienne has declared it “The Year of the Eucharist” with the goals of deepening our awareness of Christ’s presence, creating a greater sense of unity around the table of the Lord, and, most importantly, living more fully the Eucharist in our daily lives. Gather with others as to grow in our understanding of Eucharist and how we can open up to the many gifts that it offers us, both individually and as a community. Zoom link

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

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