Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

We had a very nice Mass today focused on the Wisdom of the Cross. In making our preparations for Service Day on Saturday, we have an excellent opportunity to model that wisdom through our actions by making one last donation to the Care Kits, or to drop in on Saturday to help out in the Walmesley Center. I look forward to seeing many of you at Fr. Jack's 9am blessing of the service day to kick things off!

Tonight, take the night off from cooking and join other OLG families at the Great American Diner, where we are getting a 10% on all sales tonight!

So much other activities going on around here with build-up for Cultural Night (April 28th), Jog-a-thon (5/4), Talent Show (forms due tomorrow), Band and Music performances, and soon ACRE and MAPs testing! With all the rush of May's events, please take time to recognize a staff member for the Distinguished Teacher/Staff Award. A separate Constant Contact invite will come to you later this evening to invite you to nominate a staff member. See the link for examples of recent awards and how this funded item enhances our school through an exceptional staff development opportunities!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
School Happenings
Homeless / Homebound Care Kit Supply Drive

TOMORROW (Friday) is the LAST DAY to bring in donations. Help us reach our goal! Items collected during this drive will be used during OLG's Day of Service to create care kits to give out to those in need.
OLG Talent Show

Permission slips DUE TOMORROW... Show us your talent! S ing, dance, lip-synch, act, perform martial arts, play an instrument, do a magic show or create your own activity to showcase your skills.

Permission slips due Friday April 20th
Tryouts: Wednesday, May 2nd
Event: Friday, May 25th 1:15 - 3pm

Yearbook 2017-2018 - Orders due by April 30th...The end of the year is fast approaching and our school yearbook is off to the presses! Don't forget to order this collection of memories for the school year. The cost is $30 each for a hard cover, full color yearbook. Sign up online or fill out the yearbook form in the FCE. Yearbook fees will be invoiced to your FACTS account in early May.
Important Dates
Thursday, Apr. 19th
OLG Dinner Night Out 5:00-8:00 PM at Great American Diner & Bar
10% of all sales donated to OLG!

Friday, Apr. 20th
Noon Dismissal
Professional Development
EDC open until 6:00 PM. 

Saturday, Apr. 21st

Apr. 24th-27th
6th Grade at Camp Hamilton

Wednesday, Apr. 25th
No tutoring (due to 6th grade camp)
School is out at 2:15 PM. EDC is available 2:15-6:00 PM

Saturday, Apr. 28th
Cultural Night 5:30 PM at the Walmesley Center
The Celebration of Uniting Cultures Sign up to perform or volunteer
Friday, May 4th
Jog-A-Thon and Noon Dismissal
EDC open until 6:00 PM.
May the 4th be with you...

Friday, May 4th
OLG Night at the Mariners

Saturday, May 5th
2nd Grade First Communion 5:30 PM

Tuesday, May 8th
Honor Band Performance at OLG 1:00 PM

Friday, May 11th
Salmon release
1st and 6th grades

Saturday, May 12th
11th Annual CYO Golf Tournament
Special Events
OLG Day of Service
Join us on Saturday, April 21st as we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus, bringing God's love to our greater community.  Gather at 9:00 AM for a blessing from Fr. Jack to send us on our way. See projects available here.

Be the hands and feet of Jesus
Cultural Night April 28th 5:30 PM
Join us for Cultural Night at The Walmesley Center. Please bring your favorite cultural dish to share at the potluck while you enjoy performances and learn about various countries from around the world. Sign up to perform or volunteer . More information. Contact: Maria Gonzales-Bravo

The Celebration of Uniting Cultures
Over 65 Dinner
Our 5th Graders serving at the Over 65 Dinner on Sunday
Parent Org Updates

May the 4th be with you!
Pledge forms are in your hands! Time to ask friends, grandparents, neighbors and family to pledge a per-lap challenge or flat dollar amount for your runner. If every runner can raise $150 in flat donations or a minimum of $7 per lap, we will make our goal of $30,000! All pledges are 100% tax deductible.

Pledge are due the morning of the Jog-A-Thon, Friday, May 4 th.

Showcase your talent at our Art Walk!
Are you a photographer, painter, sculptor, jewelry artist or textile designer? If so, here is your chance to showcase your talent and original creations at the inaugural Art Walk hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe School in West Seattle. We are currently seeking submissions for our September 29th event: A Visual Harvest – A Special Evening of Inspiration, Imagery and Inclusion. Please submit your proposed creations by Saturday, April 30th for entry. More information. Contact: Veronica Foster

A Special Evening of Inspiration, Imagery and Inclusion
Thank you to those of you who have registered for EScrip! Scrip is a simple way to earn extra dollars for the Parent Org and our School! Join EScrip today!

SCRIP Gift Card Update!
Please note... if you like to use paper checks and paper order forms, in April, we will take SCRIP orders until the second Friday of the month. Please email Danielle with questions.

Can't wait for paper and mailed cards?  EScrip is active! Sign up for an account that links you to Scrip so you can order conveniently from home anytime, recharge current scrip cards, or download scrip directly to your phone or printer! Our school enrollment code is  C5687EF41L6L2. It takes a few steps to get it going, but once you're up and running you can be standing in the cashier line and download the scrip directly to your phone to make your purchase count... no extra cost to you!
OLG Dinner Night Out - TONIGHT!
Join us for a night of fun and socializing! In addition to the normal menu, Great American Diner & Bar will offer adult and kid buffet options for hangry kids (and parents) who don’t want to wait for their food. Just arrive anytime between 5 pm and 8 pm to join our community for a fun night out! 10% of all sales donated to OLG!
Thursday, April 19 5 pm – 8 pm at the Great American Diner & Bar More information

Give back to OLG by taking your family out to dinner!
Save the Date

Next PO Meeting - Tuesday,  May 15th  6:30 pm in the Math Lab. All are welcome to attend! This will be our last meeting of the school year. Please come and celebrate your hard work!

Multicultural Potluck and Festival - OLG Walmesley Center - Apr. 28th 5:30 pm

Jog-A-Thon - May 5th

New Family Night - May 17th
CYO News
11 th  Annual OLG Golf Tournament – May 12th
Sign up today to play in the 11 th annual OLG Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 12 th at West Seattle Golf Course. Share a great round of golf in a fun scramble format with friends, family, and parishioners as we raise money for OLG CYO sports activities and the In-Parish Help Fund.
Win a Pizza Party!
The OLG class with the most players (parents or other family members) will win a Pizza Party for their class. So reach out to other OLG parents and put your foursome together!
Contact our tournament chairperson Jason Standifer or 206-931-0268.
Ready to sign up?
Call Jason Standifer at 206-931-0268 to register by phone, or complete the  Golf Tournament Entry Form and submit it to the OLG Parish Office along with your payment.
OLG Parish News
Would you like to be involved in Mass? 
Why not consider being an altar server (4 th grade or older), Eucharistic Minister, Lector, or Usher? Serving in the church is a special privilege—it allows you to assist Fr. Jack and the parish in worshipping and praising our amazing and loving God. This is also a great opportunity for families to serve together. For more information, contact Helen Oesterle 206-935-0358. 

OLG Day of Service
Join us on Saturday, April 21 st as we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus, bringing God’s love to our greater community. Times and activities are designed to fit a variety of schedules and needs.  More information

"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. Bring your dinner or favorite movie treats—popcorn and lemonade will be provided
Understanding Islam: An Introductory Workshop
Saturday, April 28. This introductory workshop aims to supply participants with knowledge and resources on the fundamentals that align the Muslim world. We invite people of all faiths and identities to explore the beauty of Understanding Islam with us, while taking advantage of this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow. This free event includes dinner and childcare. High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle from  1:00 – 6:00pm!  Register

OLG Night with the Mariners - “STAR WARS NIGHT” 
Friday, May 4, 7:10 pm against the Anaheim Angels. Opening Day is just around the corner and now is the time to mark your calendars to join others in cheering on the Mariners, eating hotdogs and popcorn, and playing the hydro races! It is also “Han Segoe Bobblehead Night”. You can order your tickets by going to our parish website or pick up an order form in the back of church or at the parish office. $14 per person. Accessible seating is available.  Click here for more information

Nourish Change
1 in 9 people around the world do not have enough to eat. Poor nutrition not only stunts the growth of 1 in 4 children, but causes 45% of deaths in those under 5, a total of 3.1 million children every year! Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the largest private distributor of U.S. food aid, works to respond to immediate needs and also helps create sustainable change by addressing root causes, working on land management and conservation, and teaching agricultural practices to increase food production. You can join them in the work by becoming an advocate for life-sustaining policies. Join their new Nourish Change campaign and raise your voice to prevent hunger. 
IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP for Loop the ‘Lupe! This excitement-filled obstacle course and family fun run/walk is on Saturday, June 2 nd at Walt Hundley Playfield! We’re excited to put on this event again to support the debt reduction and ongoing maintenance of the Walmesley Center. Last year, we had 300 people participating and raised more than $11,000. This year, we’re going to BREAK THOSE RECORDS! You can register for the 5K Obstacle Course, the 5K Fun Run/Walk, the Youth Dash (8 and under, once around the course), or the older-and-wiser Senior Saunter! Check out the event at and sign up before April 30 th to get a registration discount!

We have reached our goal of $80,000 in pledges
to the School Fund Drive. 

Thank you to all the families, friends and supporters of our community that have made this possible! Of the $80,000 pledged so far, we still have nearly $19,000 that remains to be collected. Don’t forget that you have until June 30 to make payments on your pledges. If you have any questions or would like to check your unpaid balance, please contact Carrie Morrissey


Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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