Weekly OLL News: January 29, 2020
Dear OLL Families, 

Did you see the video of our students singing the old OLL favorite, “We’re the Lakers” as a surprise for their teachers? Or the picture of our 8th graders giving out yellow roses to teachers and staff at Monday’s assembly? How about the group shot of our resilient OLL Speech Team members, who came in an incredible 4th place at the Seattle Prep tournament, despite missing seven teammates out with illness? 

All these and much more can be found on our OLL social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Get rid of that fear of missing out - you can follow them all at (feel free to stop reading and click on these now!): 

Today for Catholic Schools Week we celebrated our amazingly dedicated and talented teachers and staff. Thanks to our 6th grade parents for the after-school snacks and treats. At the Fulcrum Celebration of Light event last week, Archdiocese of Seattle Superintendent Kristin Dixon reminded the hundreds of people gathered of the single most impactful factor in a child's education - the quality of the teacher. 

Thankfully, this is an area where OLL shines. There’s a strong element of trust when we drop off our kids with their teachers each day, that they will receive an excellent education not only of academic skills and habits of mind, but also of the heart and spirit. Church documents write that a “teacher does not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirits of human beings .” That’s a weighty responsibility. And a privilege we’re all blessed to take on - with you parents as our partners. (To read an obituary about the tremendous legacy and impact of a former OLL teacher, Nancy Duggan, click here .) 

We hope to see many of you at the OLL Skate Night tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 6pm at Lynnwood Skate/Bowl. It’s a “No Homework” night! Fun will be had for all.

Thanks for your support in so many ways of our teachers and staff this Catholic Schools Week. We are ever-grateful.

Daniel P. Mullen
Upcoming Events/Important Dates  
January 30 - OLL Skate Night - Lynnwood Skate 6pm - 8pm
January 31 - Green and Gold Staff vs Students volleyball game - 1:15pm
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

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - January 26 - 31
Please see the attached schedule for the week's activities.

CSW OLL Skate Night and No Homework
Please join us for a Catholic Schools Week community event at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate on January 30 from 6pm - 8pm . This is on no homework night! See flyer for all the details.

Illness Policy from the Handbook - Flu has hit OLL
Children who are ill must be kept home until they have recovered sufficiently to return to the regular school routine. General guidelines for keeping children at home would include:
  • Student should not return to school until the student has been treated with antibiotics as needed for 24 hours.
  • The student's temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication.
  • The student’s vomiting / diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours.
  • The student is exhibiting symptoms that require ongoing treatment, staff intervention and/or personal discomfort greater than what is typically dealt with by students /staff on a regular school day.

If your student is feeling ill, please keep them home so as to avoid spreading the illness to others in the school. Even if s/he is not exhibiting a fever, a student’s illness may make for an uncomfortable school day that could be best remedied by an absence from school.
Thank you for following the school policies.

3rd Quarter Thursday Hot Lunch Forms - Due tomorrow January 30
Attached are the 3rd quarter forms , they can also be found here . Please don't print them back to back.

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.

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.

Grades 5-8 book Fair - Tuesday, January 28 -Thursday, January 30
Sales open during recess/lunches and after school for 30 minutes in the school foyer. Webpage for book fair:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ourladyofthelakesch
You can sign your student up for the "ewallet" from this page before the fair.
Parent Club

Father/ Daughter Dance - February 8 at 6:30pm
Please mark your calendars for this fun event. RSVP here . Your daughter brought home a flyer to send back with your RSVP and payment. Please sign up here to help with planning. Volunteers still needed.

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 th , 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 soon.
CYO News
CYO Basketball News: We have 2 teams headed to playoffs and some fun JV seeded games coming up!! Come out and support these Lakers:
  • Our 7th Grade boys play in the first round of playoffs this Saturday, February 1st, at 12:45p at St. Joes. Follow their progress here: 7th Boys Playoff Bracket
  • Our 8th Grade girls play in the first round of playoffs this Saturday, February 1st at 12:45 at OLL. Follow their progress here: 8th Girls Playoff Bracket
  • 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.
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.
Please see the attached flyer for the latest Blanchet news and a link to their summer activities for grades K - 9.

Assumption Saint Bridget Theater presents - The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Thursday, January 30th @ 7:00
  • Friday, January 31st @ 7:00
  • Saturday, February 1st @ 7:00
  • Sunday, February 2nd @ 2:30pm
All performances will take place at Nathan Hale High School - The ticket link is below, please note that there is no www.   https://narnia-asb.brownpapertickets.com/

NE Seattle Little League
Registration is taking place now for ages 4 and up. Visit their website here .
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.