Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

Things are hopping around here! We had a beautiful Mass this morning where 6th graders and Fr. Jack reminded us of the power of renewal through words of Martin Luther King, Genesis, and all the life around us. Thank you 6th grade (and 1st grade partners) for you excellent leadership of our school this morning!

In order to help us renew and refresh, I ask you to keep an eye out for a second email coming later this evening with the link to our annual Parent Survey. This survey will be open for the next few weeks in order for you to provide feedback to our School Commission and myself on some of the recent endeavors we've embarked upon and to check the pulse on how we are doing as a community.

It is the new year, and a new set of Catholic School Week plans are developing. From some all-school assemblies to start each day, to some theme centric activities, many hands and feet are busy with preparations! Spreading the word of our great school at Open House on Sunday, Jan 28th is the best advertisement we can have. Remember the referral bonus program!

All parents, I look forward to seeing you tonight at 6:30pm for our Parent Internet Safety Presentation! If you are unable to join other parents tonight, then hopefully you're coming to the Trivia Night on Saturday evening.
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
School Happenings
Catholic Schools Week
Jan. 28th to Feb. 2nd
Your child should have invited their Special Person for Feb. 1st. And the school should have your Special Persons Day form with the name of the Special Person for each child. We want make sure every child has a special person. Please email or call the office 206-935-0651 if you have questions.

We need YOU! Please help us make Catholic Schools Week extraordinary!
  • Earn double commitment hours! Sign up to help serve or prepare for Special Persons' Day.
  • Bring these items to the school Jan. 30th - Jan. 31st (for Special Persons' Day)
  • K-2nd grades - one package of 8-10 juice boxes
  • 3rd-5th grades - one bunch/package grapes, strawberries or blueberries
  • 6th-8th grades - one package of mini muffins or similar bite-sized baked goods
  • Bring your family to Mass and Open House on Sunday Jan. 28th.
  • Encourage new families to attend the Open House Jan. 28th or contact us for a tour. Remind any families you refer to write your name on their OLG application and you may qualify for a tuition credit next year! Find out more about our Referral Program

Important Dates
Thursday, Jan. 18th
Internet Safety Presentation to Parents
6:30-7:40 PM - School Hall
Seattle Police presents to parents on internet usage and how to keep our children safe in the online world. This is a companion to the Jan. 11th student presentation for 5th - 8th Grade.

Saturday, Jan. 20th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Night
Pay in advance here . Details in the Parent Org section below.

Saturday, Jan. 20th & Sunday, Jan. 21st
Coffee & Doughnuts after Mass at Walmesley Center
By 6th and 1st grades

Friday, Jan. 26th
Noon Dismissal
EDC open until 6:00 PM
Jan. 28th to Feb 3rd
Catholic Schools Week!

Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open House. Full uniform
11:00 AM Mass

Monday - Parent/Volunteer Appreciation Day

Tuesday - Staff/Teacher
Appreciation Day

Wednesday 7:00 PM
Winter Concert in the

Thursday 8:30-11:15 AM
Special Persons' Day
All-school Mass 9:00 AM
Full uniform

Friday - Student Appreciation Day
Wear Pajamas!
Volunteer Opportunities
Need Commitment Hours?
Volunteer for Trivia Night
Seeking volunteers to help us for Trivia Night this Saturday, Jan. 20th! Sign up online or contact Jessica Burris / Cassie Jenkins.
Volunteer for Special Persons' Day
Earn double commitment hours when you volunteer to help cook, set up, serve or clean up! Shifts are available on Wednesday 1/31 and Thursday 2/1. Sign up online or contact Carrie Morrissey.
Winter Extracurricular Programs
After-School Classes start next week

Sign up here for chess, crafts, coding, Spanish immersion, and creative writing.

Find out more on our web site, and contact Laura Wong with questions. (Dance Blast will be back in session March to April - details coming soon).
Parent Org Updates's a SECRET! 
Faculty and Staff Appreciation day for Catholic Schools Week is Tuesday January 30th!

The PO is collecting appreciation notes/tokens from your family or child(ren) to add to a goody bag for all OLG faculty and staff. Take time to write a thank you note or create a special token of appreciation (think Pinterest to get creative!) for the faculty and staff at OLG. Don't forget to include specialists like PE, Art, Music, Counselor, office and EDC staff!!

Fun example: 100 Grand candy bar with a note: you are worth 100 Grand! Thanks for all you do! Love, the xoxox Family

Notes must be turned into the front office no later than the end of the school day on Monday January 22nd. For a list of faculty and staff, please check out the OLG school website.

Parent Org Chair

Saturday, Jan 20th
5:00-8:00 PM
Walmesley Center
Online registration ends Thursday, Jan 18th! Or pay cash at the door. The entry fee is $20 per adult/$5 per child includes dinner and a drink and all the trivia you can play. Also included: a chaperoned kids area for those little ones not into trivia!

Invite friends, family and neighbors to join in this fun evening of friendly competition. And yes, there will be PRIZES!!!

Also seeking volunteers to help with a variety of roles. Please sign up here for commitment hours! For more information, please contact our hard-working chairs: Cassie Jenkins or Jessica Burris.
Roaring 20's Auction
Saturday, March 3rd
Brush off your fedoras and feather boas. Practice the Charleston and purchase your ticket for this grand affair.

Learn more about our upcoming auction here!
Save the Date

TRIVIA NIGHT – January 20 th

COFFEE & DONUTS after the Masses – 6 th and 1st grades – January 20th and 21st

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK & OPEN HOUSE – January 28 th – February 3rd

Next PO Meeting & Auction Meeting: Tuesday February 13th @ 6:15 p.m. (time change!!) in the Math Lab (P.O.) Auction meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

OLG School Auction- “Roaring 20’s theme” – March 3 rd
OLG Parish News
Marriage is Beautiful...and Hard): A Marriage Enrichment Series
Join us for this marriage enrichment series for couples to learn/strengthen practical skills for success in Christian marriage so as to keep faith, hope, love and romance alive! You will learn/strengthen skills in listening for understanding, communicating clearly on difficult topics, and effective problem - solving.

Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 PM Jan. 22nd, 28th, Feb 5th, 12th at the Parish Center Basement. $50 per couple. Childcare available upon request. To register, call Robert Fontana (licensed marriage therapist, associate) at 509-731-6012

At Risk of Deportation: A Speaker Series
Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave S.W.) is hosting a 3-week series entitled At Risk of Deportation. The evenings include a simple dinner at 6:30pm and a speaker from 7-9pm in their Fellowship Hall on Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. The topics include, in order, The Human Toll of the Current Immigration Policy, Who Ends up at the Northwest Detention Center and What Happens to Them, and How Religious Institutions Can Help Those at Risk of Deportation. Attend individual sessions or all three. Advance registration encouraged at 206-932-5600 or [email protected].  

Young Adult Social January 27th
6:30-8:00 PM (after the 5:30 PM Mass), Walmesley Center
Tell young adults about an opportunity to gather and get to know one another better, and talk about future events and activities. Come for an evening of food, drink, and fellowship. RSVP online

Community Meal January 28th
All are invited for this free, restaurant-style meal. Come enjoy a hot meal, served right at your table. Share fellowship with others and build community. This month's meal is provided by Hope Lutheran. 

Safe Environment Class at OLG February 3rd
Attention anyone who needs the "Protecting God's Children" class for Safe Environment. This class has been scheduled at OLG on Feb. 3rd at 9:30 AM in the School Hall. If you are a volunteer at OLG, and have never taken this class, this is a convenient time to do so. There are still 45 places left. Log in/register for your VIRTUS profile and click on "live training" to register. If you have any questions, email Sandy.

Save the Date: OLG Day of Service is April 21st, 2018
School Fund Drive Update


That's quite a chunk of change! It's also how much money we have raised for the 2017-2018 School Fund Drive so far, putting us at 91% of our goal, which is simply incredible. We are blessed!

If you haven’t yet made a pledge for your family, you can do so with an email to Carrie Morrissey or make a donation here .

Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Pray for Us!

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