Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Curriculum Nights are over, you've all had a chance to meet your child's teacher, and we are ready to " Grow in the Light of Christ " this school year! Last week I mentioned growing pains and this week I'm happy to announce that we've overcome one of those pains...Milk! Yes, we got past the closure of our old supplier, the regional Dairigold woes, and we've finally got milk on the way! Hooray!

Yesterday all our students were happily smiling for the camera for picture day... keep an eye out for picture retake day coming soon if your child was absent, or had one of those really bad hair days! Other reasons to smile and share the light with eachother is in our newest event, Artwalk, the blessing of all educators & school renovations on Catechetical Sunday, and of course all the many opportunities we have to work, learn, and play together! We are truly growing together as a community!

Thank you all who had a chance to share your input to the greater parish community last weekend. If you didn't have a chance to do the survey in the pews, the link below should take you to an online version where you can share your thoughts on our community's Liturgy (prayer, services, reflections), Music (both in school and in church), Lay Ministry (such as parish staff and teachers), and more! The strength of your response in this survey helps to grow our OLG community in the direction we want moving forward! Help carry this light; Carry the Torch Forward.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Friday, Sep. 21st
Forms for after-school tutoring participants due (Families will receive a letter from the homeroom teacher if your student is asked to participate in after school tutoring)

Saturday, Sep. 22nd
Virtus/Safe Environment "Protecting God's Children" 9:00 - 11:30 am School Hall
This class is required by the Archdiocese for all volunteers working with children Sign up toda y !
Wednesday, Sep. 26th
After school tutoring begins 2:15-3:00 pm

Saturday, Sep. 29th
OLG Art Walk 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Walmesley Center
Pre-order tickets online

Wednesday, Oct. 7th
Catechetical Sunday
ELC Ribbon Cutting

Fall 2018 After School Extra-curricular Classes

After school classes start next week. Sign up here  for dance and art workshops!  Find out more! Contact  Laura Wong  with questions.
Classroom News
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OLG Students "growing" in the Light of Christ
Congratulations to Anna Pedras (4th grade) who was one of the students who grew cabbage seeds received in 3rd grade into this impressive 24.6 lb. masterpiece over the summer! She along with the other OLG participants have been entered in a state-wide scholarship competition.
Thank you 5th Grade Band Parents
Sincere gratitude to all the fifth grade band parents that attended the instrument rental meeting! I appreciate your time, patience and support of your child's instrumental studies! Here we go!

Parent Org Updates
Art Walk: Saturday September 29, 6-9pm

Join us as we kick off the school year at our first Art Walk - A Visual Feast: An Evening of Inspiration, Imagery and Inclusion on Saturday, September 29th from 6-9pm at the OLG Walmesley Center in West Seattle. This Adults-only fundraising event will include:

  • 17 professional artists and 2 youth artists participating, including a tintype photographer who will be taking portraits at the event
  • Art work across multiple mediums: photography, landscapes & abstract paintings, jewelry and more
  • Viscon Cellars pouring wine on-site
  • Metropolitan Market providing Appetizers & Desserts
  • Live Music from the Garfield High School Jazz Quartet
  • Raffle baskets by Viscon Cellars, Starbucks and Eddie Vedder album artwork
  • All proceeds to benefit special programs at OLG School 

Buy tickets online or go to and click on the Art Walk link. From the home page, see samples and details about the artwork in the upper right corner (click "Next" to see the next piece). Sign up to volunteer

Questions? Veronica Foster
Beers & Brats: Oct. 20th, 2-5 pm
The first-grade class would like to welcome parents (and only parents/guardians) of OLG children young and old to this brand new Octoberfest-style event.  We need tents! Have a white pop-up tent we can borrow? E-mail  [email protected].
OLG Halloween Carnival: Oct 27th, 4-7 pm / Middle School Dance, 7-10 pm
Have you heard the news? OLG's first dance in a number of years is set to take place directly following this year's Carnival! OLG sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders are invited to attend the dance for FREE if they take a volunteer shift at the Carnival.
Volunteer signup sheets and TICKETS for both Beers & Brats
and the Carnival will be made available on Oct. 1st!
Auction: Masquerade Ball: Saturday, March 2nd

1) Official 1st All Hands Auction Team Meeting: Oct 9th @ 7pm - Please join us if you're interesting in helping, and we'll put you on a team! Or email [email protected] for more details.

2) Auction Volunteer Roles (still available)

  • Sponsorship Coordinator - Role includes communicating with past sponsors; Identifying and engaging with new potential sponsors; detailing benefits; collecting sponsorship donations; and gathering logos/art/promotional items.

  • Bank Chair 'Night of Auction' - Processing transactions the night of the Auction; Learning to run Maestro (via tutorials), delegating to volunteers additional check in/check out table duties. Filling this role will save the school $1000 that will be a direct benefit!

  • Auction Parent - Class Projects - Still looking to fill this position for Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten and 7th Grade. Project deadline isn't until January 25th, 2019. Here's some Project Inspiration, thanks to Steph Huske:
OLG Parish News
Parish Survey in Preparation of Transition
If you have not yet completed the parish survey, it needs to be completed no later than September 24 th

Season of Creation
This week we invite you to participate in a Novena of Prayer for Creation. More information can be found in this week’s bulletin insert and on our parish website
  • Green Ministry Committee Meeting Monday, October 1, 6:30-8:00 pm at Holy Rosary. This is a new ministry in partnership with Holy Rosary to help advocate and educate people about the importance of caring for creation. New members are always welcome.

New Inquiry Group begins on Oct 3rd for Persons Interested in Becoming Catholic
You are invited to participate in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)... Read More

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Results are in!
This year, through the generosity of parishioners like you, the Archdiocese collected over $550,000! This is the highest donation total ever for our Archdiocese and one of the largest in the country! 75% goes to CRS’ life-saving programs overseas while 25% (over $137,500) will be distributed to hunger-alleviation programs in our area. Over 280 grants were given out locally in 2018, including two for our parish garden and meal program.
Weaving our Strengths Conference: Narratives of Hope
The Church Council of Greater Seattle’s annual day-long conference is Saturday, September 29 from 8am-3:15pm at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Info and registration:

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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