Weekly OLL News: February 5, 2020
Dear OLL Families, 

With the spirit of our core value of “Community” in mind, we wanted to tweak our usual State-of-the-School to really emphasize and take advantage of our whole community coming together. Those times are so rare as we move through the year. Thanks to our wonderful School Commission members, we are planning our upcoming State-of-the-School on February 20th to be a celebration of what we have accomplished this year, a look forward at some big goals we’re going for in the months and years ahead, and an opportunity to build up our sense of school community. 

We’ll have some small bites and adult beverages available, some fun “door prizes,” as well as a chance for all who attend to pick up a “Free Dress” coupon for your child/ren. And what about your children? Mrs. Christensen and our 8th grade leadership team are welcoming all K-8 students to watch some “Movie Shorts” in the MPR during the event. 

We’ll keep the format of our presentation brief, so that everyone has a chance to connect with each other and learn more about how we are reaching our goals we set out to achieve last year in areas including Spanish, educational technology, and our Student Success Program. Representatives of our One OLL initiative, Facilities/Finance Committees, Parents Club, School Commission, and more will also be there to answer questions and hear your ideas.

So, please come join us, and pick up your registration packet before you leave: February 20, 7:00pm in Jubilee Hall. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! 

On the subject of dates - we’re finalizing the master calendar for next year, but here are some big-picture dates already locked in for your planning purposes: 

2020/2021 School Year Calendar Dates

  • First day of School: September 8, 2020
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 25- 27
  • Christmas Break: December 21- January 1
  • Mid-Winter break: February 12 - 16
  • Spring Break: April 5 - 9
  • Last Day of School: June 18

Thanks for all that you do,

Upcoming Events/Important Dates  
February 6 - Pride Wear
February 8 - PS - 8th Father/Daughter Dance: 6:30pm OLL Event Center
February 14 - No School - Teacher In-Service/Professional Development Day
February 17-18 - No School - Winter Break
February 20 - Free Dress
February 20 - State of the School: 7pm in Jubilee Hall
From the Office

XCare is open to students in grades K- 8, from 7am - 6pm, during the February break on Friday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 18th. XCare will be closed on Monday, February 17th . Please fill out the attached form and return it to the office or XCare by February 12th.

Bake Sale
Thank you to everyone who helped make our bake and popcorn sale such a success, we raised $600.46 dollars for Catholic Relief Services.

Special thanks goes to alums, Kiana & Karisa Klepper, Joby Welch and parent Shelli Sams for helping to pop all that popcorn. Also to all our wonderful middle school families, along with a few kindergarten ones who baked delicious items to sale. 

Open House - Thank you!
We wanted to appreciate the following who gave of their time to make our recent Open House run so smoothly: 

Student Ambassadors: Emma, Fiona and Simon
Parent Ambassadors: Kate Bennett, Allison Reddy and Joyce Rallanka 
Coffee Hour Parent Helpers: Especially the Molloy and O’Meara families for setting up and all the various helpers they had to help serve and clean up.   

Save the Date - State of the School - February 20, 2020 at 7pm (Jubilee Hall)
Please save the date for our annual look back at school highlights and what's ahead for OLL. Please plan to attend! We will be distributing registration packets for re-enrollment and this year we are focusing on interactive presentations at "stations" around Jubilee Hall, and a chance to connect with fellow OLL parents and community members over refreshments and snacks.

Parent Club
Dinner for Dollars
February 25 - Mod Pizza Lake Forest - ALL DAY
March 26 - Veggie Grill University Village - ALL DAY
April 21 - Ram University Village - 5pm- close
May 19 - Mio Posto - 5pm-close
June 9 - Mod Pizza Lake Forest Park - ALL DAY
Help decorate the school for the Auction!  
The Decor Team is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of different projects to create shiny, platinum-colored décor for the Auction. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other OLL parents – no artistic ability required! Please go to the sign-up genius and volunteer for one of our evening Auction Decor Parties!
Are you and your family thinking procurement?  
Procurement is due by March 6, 2020 . Each family is obligated to donate $250 in cash or procure $250 worth of items for the Auction. Check out our Amazon wish list for some exciting items! 
Do you own your own business? Do you work at a company that could use an advertising boost?
The Auction Sponsorship program trades advertising for an Auction donation. We offer advertising and recognition for businesses who support our school. Learn more on our website:  https://ollseattle.ejoinme.org/sponsorship .  Contact us at  ollauction@ollauction.org  with any questions for more information! 
Thank you for your support of Scrip! Simply return your order on the paper form sent home or go to www.ShopWithScrip.com . Click here for online instructions. 
Shrek the Musical Jr.
Play Program Ads   
Families may purchase an ad to show support for their student participating in the show or not. All advertising proceeds benefit OLL's drama program, and the ads are a great way to give our students an extra round of applause for their hard work. See  flyer  for all the details. 

Tickets will be on sale on sale next Wednesday, February 12th.
CYO News
CYO Basketball News: This past weekend two of our teams fought hard in playoffs, but their seasons did come to an end. That doesn't mean basketball is over!! We have some fun JV seeded games coming up!! Come out and support these Lakers:
  • Our 6th Grade boys, ranked # 1 in their league, have a game on Saturday, February 8th at 10:15 at St. Anne, against #1 ranked Eastside Catholic
  • Our 8th Grade boys, ranked #2 in their league, have a game on Saturday, February 8th at 3:15 at St. John, against #2 ranked St. Al/John.
Summer School
The dates have been set for the annual Slingerland Summer school program. Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 28 from 9-noon. The program is open to students entering grades 1 - 5 for 2020/21. See registration form and teacher recommendation form . Return forms and payment to Bonnie Meyer or the school office.
Parish News
Speed Friending with OLL Women's Group
Thursday, February 6th | 7PM - 8:30PM | Jubilee Hall
Eager to make new friends in the New Year? Come to the OLL Women’s Group’s Speed Friending for an evening of fun! The OLL Women’s Group welcomes all women of the OLL Parish and School who are interested in building community, growing in friendship and faith, and providing service to our local community.
What:   Speed Friending (like speed dating, but for friendship). Drinks and light snacks will be provided.
When:   February 6 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Where:  Jubilee Hall
Who:   All women are welcome and we hope to see you there!
For more information, contact Lauren Penning at  LaurenPenning@gmail.com .

OneOLL Catholic Social Teaching Stories Project Encourages Drawings, Paintings and Poems in addition to Written Personal Stories!
We are inviting all parishioners and students at and not at OLL School to write 500 word personal stories. We’re also inviting all the young and older in our parish and in our parish School to create a drawing, painting or poem based on one element of our Statement of Commitment and Action to Living Catholic Social Teaching. These will be added to our Jubilee Hall binder. Find the text of the Statement on cards on the tables in church and from Principal Daniel Mullen at the school. Submit your art, poem or 500 word personal story on one of the eleven elements of the Statement to  parishadmin@ollseattle.org  and we will add it to the binder. 

Once monthly at all the Masses a writer, poet or artist will be featured. Make sure to indicate which element you are focusing on. Give at least your first name at the bottom and on a separate sheet give your full name and contact number and email.

Our goal is 100 OLL submissions. We invite you to read those recently submitted, including stories from eleven OLL School seventh graders and a few more from parishioners.
Slingerland Institute for Literacy Parenting Workshop: Guiding Parents Through Children’s Learning Differences on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9am -noon. For more information and to register see website .
Our Mission:
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is a welcoming and inclusive community committed to a tradition of excellence by nurturing hearts, inspiring minds, and igniting spirits.