Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Welcome to the season of Lent. It is always a challenging time for me personally... choosing what to give-up, what to replace with a better practice. As Father said at Mass on Ash Wednesday, this is the time to let the Light of Christ in to our lives. What practices and habits do we have that hold us back from a closer relationship with each other, and with Christ?

We'll have additional school-wide prayers this lenten season to help bring us closer together. I encourage you to use the practice of the CRS Rice Bowls, the little black lent booklets, and other resources to bring your family closer this Lenten season.

We also have an event each year that always brings us closer together as a community. Yes, there is the free-throw competition this Saturday, the fish fries scattered throughout this season, but I'm talking about our Auction! It is here! Now is your last chance to get in on the action...Get your tickets HERE! An incredible team of folks have been working hard on bringing the Auction to life this year. It is going to be a great event and I hope to see many of you there!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Friday Feb. 16th
No school
In-service Day

Saturday Feb. 17th
Free Throw Competition ages 9 to 14. 9:00 AM at Walmesley Center (gym)
Bring proof of age (birth certificate, etc). See more below.

Monday Feb. 19th
No school
Presidents' Day

Friday Feb. 23rd
Fish Fry Friday 6:00-8:00 PM
at Walmesley Center (gym)
Proceeds will go to CRS Rice Bowl. Sponsored by OLG Knights of Columbus. Invite your neighbors and friends for a traditional Lenten meal!
Saturday Feb. 24th
Kindergarten screening for New OLG Students 9AM or 10:30AM
New families entering Kindergarten, contact Shelley to coordinate a time. (Current OLG students will be screened during school times).

Friday, Mar. 2nd
Spirit Wear
Wear OLG Spirit Gear, anything CYO, or your uniform.

Saturday, March 3rd
Ticket sales close February 23rd. Reserve your space now .

Wednesday, March 7th
State of the School 6:30 PM at Walmesley Center (gym)
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens.

Sunday, Mar. 11th
Coffee & Doughnuts after Mass at the School Hall
By 4th grade and Kindergarten
Free Throw Competition
Show off your basketball skills this Saturday!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Council Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Free Throw Competition for all boys and girls ages 9 to 14. It will be held Saturday, February 17th at 9:00 AM . The competition will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Gym. Each boy & girl age group champion will be eligible to advance to the District Competition to be held in February. Please be prepared to provide proof of age (birth certificate, etc.) . If you have questions, please call Jim Tague (206) 715-7909 or Don Hill (206) 406-4329. 
See you there! 
After School Dance Class
Register for Dance Blast
Dance Blast is coming back in March 2018! Register now!

Find out more on our web site, and contact Laura Wong with questions.
Classroom News
Do you like 6's? The 3rd grades created their own multiplication math songs! They worked as a team to brainstorm, create, and perform their own original pieces.
Parent Org Updates

Ticket sales close February 23rd! Get your Roaring '20s Auction Tickets now to support Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School. There are all sorts of new items this year, such as a $1,500 tuition raffle, a great "new" location, and more! See you at the SpeakEasy bar! 

Here is just one of the new Live Auction items:

      Bid on this incredible Solar Home in Todos Santos, Baja - located on La Pastora beach, famous for its surfing. Todos Santos, originally founded as a Mission village in 1724, is about an hour and a half up the Pacific Coast from the San Jose del Cabo airport (direct flights available on Alaska Airlines). Includes 7 days, with 5 bedrooms and can hold up to 11 people - with a pool and jacuzzi on the ocean side balcony to watch sunsets from!

Find more new items on our auction page.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up to volunteer here, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Christina Long. For questions, please contact our Auction Coordinator, Kat Cirar. Can't come to the auction? Make a cash donation!
Turn in Box Tops!
February is our big collection month before the end of the school year. Bring in labels from Box Tops products to the school office or in the container by the church library. To learn more, visit our web page, or contact Erin Pedras

Thank you OLG families! We appreciate your time and participation!
Pizza Friday Update
Does your child love Pizza Fridays? Are you an energetic, organized individual looking for a fun way to earn commitment hours? If so, we have the job for you!

The Parent Org is looking for one or two people to coordinate Pizza Fridays for the 2018-19 school year. This is a great way to see your child on Fridays, help to earn money for our school, and earn you 50 commitment hours. If you would like more information, please contact Jennifer Dempsey. Jennifer would be happy to have you shadow her this year to learn the ropes.

Are you looking for ways to complete your commitment hours for this year?
You are always welcome to help serve pizza on Pizza Fridays. We have 11 left in the school year, and it's a fun and easy way to earn an hour (11:15am-12:15pm) of volunteer time per week. Contact Jennifer Dempsey for more information.
SCRIP Gift Cards
A few changes to note! We are now accepting Scrip orders the first Friday of every month. Turn SCRIP order forms in anytime during the month, but everything will be processed that "first Friday". We are hoping this allows families to better plan ahead for the month and make their card purchases all at once. Please email Danielle with questions.

Can't wait? EScrip is active!  Sign up for an account which links your bank account to Scrip. Order conveniently from home anytime, recharge current scrip cards, or download scrip directly to your phone or printer! Please email Danielle for our school enrollment code.
Save the Date

OLG School Auction - “Roaring '20s theme” - Mar. 3 rd

State of the School - Mar. 7th

COFFEE & DONUTS after the Masses in the School Hall – 4th grades and Kindergarten – Mar. 11th

Next PO Meeting & Auction Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 13th @  6:15 p.m. in the Math Lab. All are welcome to attend! We will be discussing: Auction wrap-up, Jog-A-Thon, Fall Fundraiser.

Multicultural Potluck and Festival - OLG Walmesley Center - Apr. 28th - watch for more information!
OLG Parish News
CRS Rice Bowl: Encounter Majd
In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?  Click here for more, including weekly email reflections, or download the app. Didn’t get a Rice Bowl? You can still pick one up in the church or parish office. 
Second Annual Catholic Immigration Summit
The Kingdom of God is at hand, Jesus declares. We can build the Kingdom of God for all persons this Lent in prayer together. Join the Your Liberation is Bound Up with Mine Second Annual Archdiocesan Immigration Summit at Seattle University on March 10 th to pray and discern how we can be a welcoming presence for migrants in our communities. Click here for information and registration. Registration closes February 26 th.
Can’t Make it to Catholic Advocacy Day this Year? 
Raise your Voice from the Comfort of Home!
This Wednesday , hundreds of Catholics from across the state will journey to Olympia to put their faith into action through advocacy. We know not everyone can make this weekday trip but there’s good news…you can still advocate for just policies from your home or office. Simply visit the Washington State Catholic Conference website and click on “Join our Advocacy Network”. You can also view the 2018 Legislative Priorities and call the FREE Legislative Hotline in Olympia (1-800-562-6000) to add your voice to the movement on Wednesday or any other day.  

Fish Fry Fridays
Please join us for our Friday Night Lent Fish Dinner , February 23rd, March 9th and March 23rd 6:00-8:00 PM at the Walmesley Center (gym). Proceeds go to the Rice Bowl. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

The Opiate Epidemic in our Community: What Families Need to Know
National advocate and speaker, Melissa Weiksnar, will discuss her personal experience of losing her 20-year-old daughter Amy to drug overdose. Amy was a nursing student at Boston College. Melissa weaves the spirituality of the Stations of the Cross in this special presentation on current trends, facts about addiction and treatment, and the reality of recovery. Join us on Tuesday, February 27 th from 6:30-8pm in the Walmesley Center for this important presentation. Ms. Weiksnar will also be speaking at St. Catherine of Sienna in Seattle on Sunday, 2/25 at 1:30pm and at St. James Cathedral on Monday, 2/26 at 6:30pm.   

Save the Date: OLG Day of Service is April 21st, 2018
School Fund Drive Update
We are so close to meeting our $80,000 goal!

Thanks to your efforts and our matching fund donors... we are now less than $5,000 away from hitting our goal in pledges! If you have not yet made a pledge or still need to make your payment, you can do so with an email to Carrie Morrissey or go online here!.

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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