Weekly OLL News: October 23, 2019
Dear OLL Families,
We all look forward to seeing so many of you next week for conferences, a special time of the year to check in as we get closer to the end of our first trimester. We never take it for granted the extra effort it takes to be there for conferences - thank you. And the Book Fair will be in full swing - this year featuring some new Spanish books so our students can continue their Spanish practice at home, and the always-appreciated wish lists for teachers (thanks for all your support of those).

As we march into November, we have been collecting "photo evidence" of how our mission comes alive. Here are some pictures, just a quick glimpse of each area of our mission-in-action that happens each day at OLL ( "Nurturing Hearts, Inspiring Minds, and Igniting Spirits") .

Thank you for the role you play to make that happen - parents are a child's first and best teachers!

(Please note - I will be out the next two days for a principal meeting and then a Mullen brothers reunion for a football Saturday in the Midwest... go Irish!)

Daniel P. Mullen
Principal

Upcoming Events/Important Dates  
October 24 - School Families - Wear family shirts
October 25 - Bake Sale to benefit Christ Our Hope during both lunches
October 25 - "Trunk or Treat" - 6:30pm lower field 
October 30 - November 1 - Conferences and Book Fair
October 30 - Student Council Movie Night for grades K - 5: 6:30pm-8pm MPR
November 7 - Pride Wear
November 8 - Musical Reveal Party - 7:00pm
November 11 - Veteran's Day - No School
November 12 - "Dinner for Dollars" - MOD Pizza - Lake Forest Park - All Day
November 14 - Open House & Educational Speaker - All Grades - 6:30pm (RSVP here)
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From the Office
Bake Sale - This Friday October 25
The Seventh Graders are hosting a bake sale this Friday - 10/25 to raise money for a service project for Christ Our Hope in downtown Seattle. The treats will range from .50 cents to $1.00. This will be happening in the lunchroom hallway at both lunches. Don’t miss out on these delicious treats!

Conferences
Please take a moment to  sign up here  for a conference with your student's teacher. Conferences will be Wednesday, October 30 - Friday, November 1. Students in grades 4 - 8 are expected to attend the conference with their parents.  School is not in session these days,  but Extended Care is open 7am - 6pm and available for students in grades K - 8. 

Make-up conferences will not be available for families who do not schedule a conference during these days. 

Sign-ups will close at 3pm on October 25.  

Xcare October 30 - November 1
XCare is open for children in grades K-8 from 7am - 6pm during conference days. If you will need care, please fill out the attached form and return it to the school office or XCare by October 25.

Movie Night for Grades K - 5 - Wednesday, October 30
Join the 8th grade leadership team for a movie night featuring "Hotel Transylvania" in the MPR from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Bring 2 cans of food to donate to SVDP as admission. See flyer for all the fun details.

Spring Musical
Invitations to our Reveal Party went home last Monday with the youngest member of each family in grades K-8. We hope to see you on November 8th as we kick off our musical process with revealing the show! Opportunities to make your show night experience even more special, get a chance to shine on stage, and get the opportunity to be the one to reveal the show! Miss your invitation? Email Jennifer for details.   

Immunization Policy Update
The Archdiocese of Seattle has recently issued an updated policy on immunizations. Please see this letter from our school nurse for important details on this policy.

Open House & Educational Speaker - November 14, 6:30pm
We are very excited to welcome an educational and counseling expert to OLL for an interactive talk to kick off our Open House on how we can help our children balance social-emotional health with healthy technology use. Tammy Fisher, PhD, will present on " Calm Clarity: Strategies to Support Your Child's Social/Emotional Well-Being in the Screen Age."

This is an exciting opportunity for our whole school community, and those interested in joining our community, to learn about a topic that is top-of-mind for many parents and educators. Dr. Fisher will present at the start of our Open House evening on Nov. 14 from 6:30 - 7pm. All parents - OLL and prospective parents interested in learning about our school - are warmly invited, so please spread the word and feel free to invite your friends. Save the date and RSVP here!
"Movember" Beard Growing
How would you like to support a worthy cause (tuition assistance at OLL) just by throwing away your razor for the month of November? A group of parents are looking to raise funds and have fun in the process by growing beards the next 30 days. If you're interested in finding out more, email Nick Bennett for all the details.
Scholastic Book Fair
Shop the bookfair during conferences. We will have special hours on Tuesday, October 29 after Preschool/PreK pick up for the kids to shop.

New this year is an e-wallet feature. See more information here.

Click on the flyer for all the fair details and to shop online.
Parent Club
Scrip
Scrip order forms come home on Monday and are due back Tuesday morning. The gift cards will be sent home on Thursday. If you have any questions or would like to join the team, please email Joby Welch at  joby.welch@gmail.com .

Chinook Books
We are selling the books again this year. The physical books are $25 per book and the App only is $15. You may may purchase them using this  form . Books will be sent home with your student on Tuesdays.

Dinner for Dollars
November 12  - Mod Pizza - Lake Forest Park - all day
February 25  - Mod Pizza - Lake Forest Park - all day
Trunk or Treat
Please join us for this fun family event this Friday from 6:30pm - 8pm. Parents must be present with their children the entire evening.
CYO News
As soccer season comes to an end this upcoming weekend, we want to thank all of our hard-working volunteer coaches!! These memories and seasons are not possible without your hard work. Look for details about playoffs for our middle school teams soon.
Parish News
90/70 Anniversary Celebration - November 23, 2019
Community
OLL Alumni in the News
Elisabeth Ford , OLL graduate in 2017 was featured as the October student of the month in the the NW Catholic. She is currently a volunteer coach for the OLL Speech Team. Read the article here .

Seattle Prep Stages Award Winning Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Oct. 25th - Nov. 2nd - Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm - see flyer for details

Seattle Prep will be hosting a Gen –Z Middle School Diversity Conference on
Saturday, November 16, 2019 ~ 9:00am – 2:00pm
See flyer for details and how to sign up.
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.