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West Seattle Ecology Fair @ OLG gym Sept 16 10:00 am

Principal's Letter

Dear OLG Families,

Happy Thursday to each of you! What a week it has been. Though I have been out of the building, attempting to rest (though I do not personally sit still well), I have been kept in the loop daily about the ongoings in the building. Thank you, Ms. Janet, and the office team for all that you have done this week, and for the many of you who checked in on me as the week progressed. I look forward to being back in the building next week.

K-5 families, last week it was a pleasure to meet with you all to talk about the upcoming year, and to provide your children’s teachers opportunities to share their curriculum with you. I enjoyed walking into the classrooms and seeing all of the hard work that your children’s teachers put into their presentations for you. 

PreK families, I wish that I could be there tonight to hear about the exciting things that are happening, but I am confident that the ELC team will do a wonderful job sharing about the many gifts of our community and the great learning that happens in early childhood education. We are fortunate to have such great teachers. 

Middle school families, thank you for accommodating the pivot to September 28th for your curriculum night. PreK families, you are most welcome to join for the first 30 minutes if you would like to hear the message I shared with K-5 families last week and with the middle school families two weeks from tonight. 

One of the biggest discussions at Curriculum Night last week was acknowledgment that the new Family Handbook would be coming your way. Since this is something that we feel is important to discuss with families before it is shared out, the new send out date will be after Middle School Curriculum Night on September 28th. The current handbook that is on the website still stands until the new updated policy replaces it, continuing our norm of behavioral policies, dress code, tuition, absences, etc. Look for the new Handbook coming your way on September 28th. 

A few final announcements: 

Earthquake Kits need to be turned in to homeroom teachers. This is important. Please make sure you do this ASAP if you have not already done so. 

MAP Testing begins next week for 1st- 8th grade students. MAP is our standardized test. The best way you can help your children to be ready to to make sure that they get enough rest, have a good breakfast, pack a healthy snack and lunch. Being on time, and present is key as well. Encouraging a learning mindset, and positivity towards the test at home, also helps your child to feel comfortable and confident to do their very best on the test. Remind them that the test is untimed and to do their best. Not knowing every answer is okay. In fact, this test actually has thousands of test question combinations, and at times will even provide your child with more challenging questions, simply to see how they respond, problem solve and comprehend. Being challenged is a good thing. Your homeroom teacher will communicate test schedules with you. 

Finally, as a reminder, tomorrow there is no school. It is a professional development day for teachers. There is EDC if needed for K-8. Please sign up on the website if you plan to attend. We will be focusing on SEL (social emotional learning), emergency procedures and collaborative work among the teachers and staff. We look forward to seeing you back on Monday. 

Have a wonderful, and healthy weekend. 

With Gratitude, 

Ms. Lauren Hobbs
Lauren Hobbs

Principal, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School

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Sep 14 - Curriculum Night (Pre-K only) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm School Hall

Sep 15 - NO SCHOOL Professional Development

  • No scheduled classes
  • EDC Open for Day Camp - Sign up
  • Closed: ELC Aftercare

Sep 16 - West Seattle Ecology Fair 10:00 am - 2:00 pm OLG gym

Sep 17 - Sac Prep Year 1 Orientation 9:30 - 10:45 am OLG gym

  • Family Breakfast for Youth Confirmation 9:30 - 10:30 am Pastoral Center downstairs

Sep 18 - MAPS Testing begins (1st-8th grade) - Be on time, avoid appointments, healthy routines the next 3 weeks.

Sep 20 - Wednesday 2:15 pm Early Dismissal (K-8)

Sep 21 - Picture Day - Free Dress // Order photos here

Coming Soon

Sep 28 - Curriculum Night (Grades 6-8) 6:30-8:00 pm

Sep 29 - Jog-A-Thon NOON Dismissal

Oct 1 - Family Faith Formation Open House 9:45 am

  • Catechetical Sunday 11:00 am
School Happenings

Pre-K Curriculum Night

TONIGHT! 6:30-7:30 pm

School Hall

(enter from 34th Ave SW)

Mandatory parents (only)

Find out the great plans our teachers have in store!

(Note: Middle School Postponed until 9/28/23)

Comfort/Earthquake Kits Due Now: If you haven't already, please turn in your Earthquake/ Disaster Comfort Kit to your classroom teacher so our emergency bin is set for the school year.

Order Milk (closes this week): Click here to order (K-8 only) for the 2023-24 school year. Milk is available to students at lunch every full day of school. (Looking for hot lunch?)

Family Communication Envelope (FCE): If you haven't returned your family's FCE to the school, please do so.

Volunteer and Log Your Hours

Pre-order Student Portraits

Yuen Lui Studio will photograph individual portraits for Preschool to 8th grade students on Thursday, Sept 21st. Student pictures will be used in our yearbook and are available for families to pre-order online

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Dive into Fall’s biggest fundraiser and ‘Release the Kraken!’

  • Just two more weeks until Fall's biggest fundraiser, and the pledges are rolling in! Create your online fundraising page and/or log pledges on paper. Be sure students ask their neighbors, friends, and family to sponsor their run on Friday, Sept. 29—our school-wide goal is $50,000!
  • Sign up to volunteer and be sure to check out our new 'Chalk the Walk' parent social event!
  • Thanks to all who ordered exclusive event t-shirts—we sold 89 shirts and raised $886! Shirts will be delivered to the school on Sept. 26 in time to wear at the event.

Questions? Check out our official event page here!


NOW is your chance to share your thoughts and feelings about the proposed Parish Family for OLG. This is a significant moment for our parish and school family and the stakes are high! Your input will make a difference!!!! 

Sign up for a Session

OLG Youth Confirmation Info Meeting Sept 17 for 7th and 8th grade youth who have yet to be confirmed and their parents/guardians are invited. Light breakfast will be served. Register

Volunteer Opportunities

Please visit the school web site or parish web site for volunteer opportuities. Here's a few examples:

  • Altar Server Training Sept 16 or Sept 20 (3rd grade and older (including adults!!).
  • Work with children at Family Faith Sunday School programs. All support & training is provided and you can have a significant impact on the lives of your people
  • Camera Operators, Eucharist Reader, Bulletin Stuffer (while your child is in school), and more!
And always more to see on the OLG Parish Website
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