Congratulations to our 3rd graders and their Saint presentations
Presenting to the class about
St. Victor
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy Veterans' Day weekend! Here in November we honor our saints in our lives, including all those who serve our country! Our 4th grade class led the school in our assembly today. Veteran (and 42 year member of OLG Parish) Bill Dwyer stands with our guest speakers Tiffany Bothell (Iraq Vet) & Bruce Kilian (Vietnam Vet & grandfather of current 2nd & 4th grade OLG students). The 4th Grade Class Service project also entailed collecting Treats for Troops! Together we collected over 100 lbs of Halloween candy, delivering a sweet treat to Veterans and active duty military who can not be with their families for the holiday. Thank you all for your candy donations—as hard as they are to part with for some kiddos—they are sure to be appreciated :-)

This past week we had two other incredible community events: the CYO Italian Dinner and the Greater West Seattle Middle School info night ! Both were incredibly well attended and helps keep our school and parish known in the community. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and the holidays, keep an eye out for the community Fair Trades/Gift Sale, your Charleston Wrap orders arriving in the mail, and Auction procurement commitments coming through! There are also more parish events as well to get involved with too as we gather together and Breathe new Life into the life of our families and community around us.

Enjoy the holiday tomorrow as our office and school is closed. Plenty to read about below of our upcoming events!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Nov 11 - NO SCHOOL Veterans Day 🇺🇸
Nov 16 - Wednesday 2:15 pm Early Dismissal (K-8)
Nov 19-20 - Holiday Fair Trade Gift Fair 9:30-1:30 pm at gym

Coming Up
Nov 23 - NOON Dismissal
Nov 24-25 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break 🦃
Nov 26-27 - Bring your Shoeboxes of Joy to Mass
School Happenings
Auction Family Donation (required) Deadline: Nov 18, 2022
Each school family is required to procure an item/service/sponsorship valued at a minimum of $200 retail OR provide a $200 cash donation. There are three ways to meet your required family donation:
More details in the Parent Org section below
OLG Uniform Sweatshirts
Available for Purchase at School
The school is offering uniform sweatshirts for sale at the school office. In stock and ready to wear. Place your order here and pick up your student a gleaming new uniform sweatshirt today!
Quantities are limited. Youth sizes: $25; Adult sizes: $30
Please complete before Dec 16 (Christmas Break)! If you need assistance in completing, please call the school office to schedule an appointment right away (206)935-0651. (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. 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). 
Counselor Corner
Happy November! Here's a brief summary of what is happening in SEL class

  • With puppet friends Taylor and Sloan, PreK is working to identify feelings, in ourselves and in others. 
  • In Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade we spent the first couple months of school practicing solving small problems by using Kelso's Choices. We even made puppets to help us practice (2nd grade pictured here)! This week we began Unit 1 of Second Step, learning about Growth Mindset and Goal Setting. 
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grades are getting close to wrapping up their Growth Mindset and Goal Setting Unit in Second Step. We've practiced setting goals that are specific, challenging but doable, and motivating. We've learned about progress markers that help us know if we are on track, identifying and working around roadblocks, and modifying our plans to reach our goals. 
  • 8th grade is doing some reflecting on what makes them who they are - their identity - as well as their strengths and interests, so that we may create goals for the future. 

Please note this important event sponsored by the Archdiocese Mental Health Ministry Nov 29th: SafeTALK: A Suicide Prevention Workshop
School Counselor
Parent Org
Save the Date! We're gearing up for "Snowballs & Highballs," our apres-(insert favorite snow activity here)-themed Auction scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2023!

Have you made your required donation? All family cash donations or intent to donate are due Nov. 18, 2022. Don't know what to donate? Visit our Amazon Wishlist

Auction Volunteer Opportunities
We're looking for school parents interested in earning volunteer hours by sending e-mails on behalf of the Auction. We're also looking for a group of six to train to become our "behind the scenes" administrative volunteers on the night of the event. E-mail [email protected] for more information!
A big, big thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for the Annual CYO Italian Dinner. After a three year hiatus, what fun it was to spend an evening together eating meatballs, cannoli, and celebrating our OLG Athletes and our CYO coaching team. -- See slideshow
  • Grazie to Uncle Paulie, The Guest Family, Silvia Casaburi and Mathew Mennella for the delicious food!

  • Grazie to our generous sponsors - Commercial Chemtech Inc, Zetlmaier Wealth Management, Pacific Rim Equipment Rental, Sound Jury Consulting, Robinson Law Firm, West Seattle Runner and Loop the Lupe.

  • Grazie to Georgetown Brewing Company for donating beer and Josh Dirks for donating wine. 

  • Grazie to our raffle prize donors - Peel n Press, Tutta Bella, Daren Monroe, Go Time Athletics, HIIT Lab, J P Trodden, Tom Hutyler, Seattle Chocolates, Sushi by Kashiba, Snowballs and Highballs OLG Benefit Auction, Damian Grava, Christian Pearson and Avery Pottery.
  • Grazie to all of our volunteers – to Cheryl Roubicek, Tom Matzen, Wendy Neary, Vy Thai, Cip Dacanay, Jim McCarvel, Miya Nqobile, Larissa Lumb-Mielke, Steph Huske, HongVan Wamsley, Qiong Schlegel, Nayara Prechtel, Sarah House, Senait Kifle, Joe Ross, Andrea Delapaz, Chatrice Beza, Cayley Crotty, Heather Fernandez, Kelsey & Kirk Fish, Robert Schwenke and a very special thanks to our team of OLG Alumni servers from the 2022 Graduating class.
Parish News
Buy Pura Vida Coffee - A Great Holiday Gift!
Purchase Pura Vida coffee for $12/bag and $5/bag comes right back to OLG Parish!  Order by Nov 14. Pick up your coffee at the Holiday Gift Fair, Nov 20th, 11am – 1pm or at the Parish Office on Monday, Nov 21st, 2pm – 4pm. More about Pura Vida Coffee

Holiday Fair Trade Gift Fair
Let’s kick off the Advent season together on Nov 19 & 20 at OLG’s Holiday Gift Fair! By buying Fair Trade, you support the efforts of skilled farmers and artisans who are working to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger communities. Join our Knights of Columbus, PreK & 3rd graders, Young Adults, Refugee Support Group and the Young Ladies Institute volunteers for a day of shopping, wreath making, eating and socializing. 9:30am-1:30 pm at the Walmesley Center gym Click Here for special events

Thanksgiving Mass Thursday, Nov 24th 10:00 am
Please bring donated food for our St. Vincent de Paul. Also, you are invited to bring any item for your special dinner to be blessed by Fr. Kevin and enjoyed later that day.
Shoeboxes of Joy
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 shoebox that is wrapped with Christmas paper to mass or the parish office NO LATER THAN Sunday, Nov 28th. They will be blessed by Fr. Kevin at the 11:00 Mass.

Celebrating the Advent & Christmas Season
Advent is less than two weeks away. Hopefully you will be able to participate in some of our parish's celebrations of this season. We encourage you to reach out and invite your neighbors, family, or friends to come and join us whether it is the celebration of our Feast Day, our Reconciliation Services, or our Christmas masses. It truly is a time of great preparation and celebration! CLICK HERE for a schedule of events and resources.
Looking for Volunteer Hours?
  • Help sell gifts and food Nov 20 9:00-11:00am and 11:30 am-1:30 pm...…or both shifts! No merchandising experience needed, just bring a warm smile and friendly personality! Contact Kelly
  • Eucharistic Ministers to serve at Mass - details here. Training will be offered in the coming weeks. Contact Helen for more information
  • Camera Operators are needed for our daily and weekend Masses. Time commitment would be once a week and/or as a sub. Training provided…it is simpler than you think! Contact Helen for more information
Adult Confirmation Preparation Program
Begins on Tuesday, Jan 3rd from 6:30-7:45 pm by Zoom with one Saturday morning retreat. The Confirmation celebration will take place on Sunday, Feb 12th at the 11:00 Mass. The sacrament of Confirmation completes our Catholic initiation and makes it possible for us to participate as godparents, sponsors, and other liturgical roles in our Church. Contact Helen

Discerning the Diaconate for Women
The question of women and the diaconate is a living conversation and an active discernment in our Church. In a listening, participatory and synodal Church, it is a question not only for Synods of Bishops, but it is a discernment for the entire people of God, including here at OLG. If you would like to help our parish participate in a world-wide discernment process, contact Helen. More about Discerning Deacons

GOOD NEWS!! The Washington State Catholic Conference released a statement that calls for policy makers to develop and implement a holistic plan to care for creation and the common good in the Lower Snake River region. The bishops state that the Original Peoples of Washington state should be “principal dialogue partners” in forming a comprehensive plan for the Lower Snake River region. This plan should serve the common good, care for creation, and consider the treaties and rights of the Original Peoples of Washington state and those who live and work in the Lower Snake River region. More here
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

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