8th grade girls are headed to playoffs!
Cheer-on Bulldog Volleyball on Saturday!
Snack Shack Friday or donate here to 8th grade musical Matilda May 11th
Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Happy Easter! Our 4th grade class did an amazing job preparing and participating in our All-School Mass this morning. Fr. Kevin reminded us that all of us can be "lifted-up" by each other just as Christ's rising up has brought us all new life!

Our "Bulldogs of the Month" were honored from all classes. 8th Grade also has special notes in this newsletter on their Matilda snack shack starting Friday, plus the volleyball play-off game! We have amazing students here at OLG and we continue to show it in so many ways. Read on for news of the Battle of the Books, our upcoming Talent Show, and CYO news plus Loop-the-Lupe'. Become talented yourself with just a few days remaining to signup for the Charcuterie Night (Sign up here). See what all our students have done this year by getting your early reservation for the 2022-2023 Yearbook!

As we look towards next year, there is a short 4 question Parent Survey for our Principal Search Committee, as well as the Partners in the Gospel process holding upcoming listening sessions for your input. Read much more below, including 2023-24 School Supply changes, and checkout many new sections regarding Alumni and our website! We're growing together... enrollment for next year is continuing to fill with more visits, tours, and interests coming in each day! OLG is "lifting-up" all in our community!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Apr 21 - Snack Shack outside the gym at pick up (cash only small bills/coins) - proceeds for 8th grade musical
Apr 22 - 8th Grade Volleyball Playoffs 2:00 pm at St. Josephs Cheer on our Bulldogs! 
Apr 26 - Wednesday 2:15 pm Early Dismissal
  • Afterschool Snack Shack
Apr 28 - Afterschool Snack Shack

Important Changes to Calendar!
May 4 - OLG Spirit Wear Day (moved from Friday to Thursday)
May 5 - Class Pictures All Grades - K-8 in full uniform - This is a 1/2 day with a tight schedule. Please be on time and avoid appointments/travel!
School Happenings
Parent Survey from the Principal Search Committee

A sub-committee for the Principal Search team have created a short Survey for Parents to help find the ideal candidate and to shape the questions the committee are asking prospective candidates.
2023 Talent Show!
  • Permission slips due Friday, May 12 to the front office
  • Tryouts Wednesday, May 17
  • Talent show Friday, June 2 1:00-3:00 pm

Early Bird pricing ends May 15th
Don't forget to order this collection of memories for the school year. $37.50 for a hard cover, full color yearbook if you order before May 15. (After May 15th, $45 cash/check only, while supplies last)

2023-2024 School Supplies
OLG has revised the school supply process in order to free-up families from cumbersome shopping process and to achieve simplicity and quality. A few key items are still expected to be provided by families:
Your Best Deal Expires Friday at Midnight!
The best discount you'll get on Seattle's ONLY urban obstacle course 5K ends on April 21st at the stroke of midnight, so Sign up Now --we'd love to have you back!

Can’t participate but still want to get involved? 
Sign up to volunteer!  This event isn’t possible without the over 75 amazing volunteers needed. There is something for everyone. 
Join the almost 300 participants already registered or use the QR code. We have a Family Wave, Youth Dash, some new obstacles, and much more in store for June 3, 2023 right here in West Seattle, so JOIN US!
No plans? We got you covered! Have a glass of wine and relax while learning the Art of Charcuterie Board Making and Supporting OLG!
Join Sandra Watson, OLG Mom & Proprietor of Charcute &Co for this hands-on workshop.
All supplies are provided: DELICIOUS artisan meats, cheese, accoutrements and 2 glasses of wine included per ticket. Plus conversation, camaraderie and a box to take it all home!

April 29th 4-6pm @ School Hall
Time to Sign Up is Running Out! 
Last day to purchase tickets April 26
Development News
The OLG Annual School Fund NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Every dollar counts. Even a small gift can make a difference!

And remember, it does not have to be just you! Your family and friends can help as well, so give them the opportunity to make a difference and help our community!

Thank you for your generosity!

The Annual School Fund drives support to our Tuition Assistance programs, as well as special projects and growing our endowment to continue to increase accessibility for all.
If your answer was YES, then, please share this!

We have some exciting news! 
We are launching our OLG Alumni & Friends Network! We now also have an Alumni Page! Go check it out! 
Now our alumni can reconnect with teachers and staff, share wisdom and reflections from their journey with current students, join our school events...whichever way they want to be involved, there will always be a place for them here!

 Please help us grow the network! Help us spread the word! 
Let's call our OLG Alumni & Friends back home!
When was the last time you visited the OLG Website?
Have you ever seen a 1962 picture of the school? Or all the articles where OLG has been featured?

Our website has been revamped! YES!

While it is still a work in progress, you can already get to see many new, informative AND FUN sections and pages. Please take a moment to visit our OLG site and let us know if you have any suggestions or comments!
Band News
Music Fun during the summer sun!!  
The annual Kennedy Catholic Elementary Summer Band Program is set for July 10 - 14 at the high school!  12:15 - 2:00p.m./$30.00

Miss McKamey invites all current band students to this special week of music! Click Here for details and registration!  
Volleyball Play Offs!
Come and support our 8th Grade girls as they play in the Play Offs!  They take on Assumption – St Bridget School on Saturday April 22nd at 2pm at St.Josephs. Bring your voices and cheer on our Bulldogs! 
Let’s go Bulldogs!!  
Track and Field Registration Open! 
Open to 4th thru 8th Grade 
Something for everyone. Track events – from 50m sprint to 1,600m, Long and High Jump, Softball Throw, Turbo Javelin or Shot Putt. Registration includes an exclusive OLG Track & Field Hoodie! Contact one of the coaching team if you have any questions - Dana Elsner or Dan Womac

OLG School Night at the Sounders

Discounted tickets to all local schools May 7.
Vacation Bible Camp July 10-14! 9-Noon
For children entering PreSchool to grade 5
                                     Register Here

Calling potential VBC Crew Leaders! 
Students entering 6th graders through high school, interested in volunteering to help at Vacation Bible Camp, please fill out the application.

You’ll have a stellar time and give service as well!
Turning the Tide for Ecology
April 22 9am - 4pm at Seattle University
Join the Creation Care Network for its annual environmental justice summit! The day will provide space to ground our collective work spiritually, discern how the Spirit is calling us to cuild reciprocity with the Earth, and act together for climate justice! Free event. Register to April 17
Girl’s Education Program In Bangladesh
April 27 7:00 to 9:00 pm at OLG gym
You are invited to learn about the Girls Education Program in Bangladesh. Troy Anderson, founder of Speak Up for the Poor, will be speaking about education as a tool to prevent child marriage and give hope for girls in poverty. For more info, go to www.speakupforthepoor.org
Volunteer Needed – family rep on the Parish Finance Council
OLG parish is seeking a school family representative on the Parish Finance Council. The council supports the good governance of OLG in order to maintain healthy parish and school finances and plan for our continued growth to carry out our mission. The council meets the 2rd Wednesday of the month.  This counts towards volunteer hours!
Partners in the Gospel Input / Listening & Parish Comment Box
Do you have a comment or question for OLG? Our Partners in the Gospel process includes upcoming listening sessions for your input into the process! You can also submit thoughts in our new Comment Box located in the Narthex on the right side of the doors as you enter the Church!
Click for OLG Parish Website

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

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