Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

I regret to inform you that the OLG Staff were soundly defeated by 8th graders last Friday afternoon in the annual Staff v. 8th Grade volleyball game. Staff were defeated 3 games in a row (I won't mention the scores). The good news is that this was one more moment were we came to realize that we graduate incredible individuals here at Guadalupe!

The 8th graders really shined in their last moments here at OLG. Between Musical, Field Day and the volleyball game of last week, plus all the events of this week we saw their light shine bright. As the Class of 2018 passed on the light of leadership to our incoming 7th graders yesterday morning, we were witness to the growth and readiness of our next leading class. Thanks to the special efforts of Mr. Santos, Ann Sager and Frances McKamey, and all the 7th grade families, our capstone event of graduation last night was a wonderful moment. Multiple awards were handed out from Holy Names, Kennedy, our own Knights of Columbus, and CYO. Thank you to all 8th grade families for your sincere commitment to Catholic education! Your graduates will do great things, and I am sure will continue to live in the light!

The Class of 2018 also announced their class legacy gift: Giving in full circle back to the new Early Learning Center (ELC) playground. Their legacy will be engraved in a paving stone. You can join the Class of 2018 with a stone of your own in our new walkway. Greet our newest OLG students with a permanent legacy paver of your own. More info below...

In this edition of our newsletter, see also our annual 1st grade Salmon Chant, plus Loop-da-Lupe follow-up, and much more news and events of our final week of school. Friday the 15th is our final day, with a final school mass and noon dismissal (no afternoon EDC).

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us!

Anton Kramer
Friday, Jun. 8th
Pack a lunch for your child! (No pizza or hot lunch available)

2pm Jump Up Day Students visit their classroom for next year

Tuesday, Jun. 12th
Dine-Out for OLG at Proletariat Pizza! Say you’re there to support OLG and earn money for our school! Carry out, dine-in and delivery all count.

Wednesday, Jun. 13th
No Tutoring
You may pick up students at 2:15 PM
Friday, Jun. 15th
Last Day of School
All School Mass 9:00 AM
Students in full uniform. 
Noon dismissal*
NO afternoon EDC. (There is EDC in the morning)

Monday-Friday, Jun. 18 th -22nd
Incoming Kindergarten to 9th Grade

Monday-Friday, Jun. 25 th -29 th
Preschool to current 5 th Grade
School Happenings
Light of Leadership Mass
Congratulations to our Class of 2018! You will be missed.
Leave a Legacy... ELC Donor Walk Pavers
now Available for Purchase

Pavers are now available for purchase
as a part of the ELC renovations. Have a permanent place at our newest school entrance for our newest students!

2 ft long x 1 ft high
$750 donation per paver

The Jungle Book
Forget about your worries and your strifes!
Thank you Jungle Book participants for a smashing performance!
First Grade celebrates their performance of the Salmon Chant
Uniform Exchange
The end of the year is upon us. Has your kiddo outgrown their uniform and it’s still in good condition? Well it's time to turn it in for the next kid! I will be collecting uniforms every day the week of June 11th. For your convenience there will be empty boxes at both drop off/pick up areas at the north and south parking lots. Please bring in your GENTLY USED pants, jumpers, skirts, etc. 


Or, at any time you can bring them to the office. E-mail Erin Pedras with any questions. Thank you!
Lost and Found
Be sure to check Lost and Found by the front office! We are overflowing. Please label students' sweatshirts, water bottles, and lunch boxes so they can find their owner. Inventory is done periodically, but please come by and see if there's anything to claim.
Specialists Share
Endings & Beginnings

In his book TRANSITIONS - Making Sense of Life’s Changes, William Bridges highlights life’s changes we all experience, and how we move through them. Bridges believes that transitions are based on a theory of personal development that views transitions as the natural process of disorientation and reorientation, which marks the turning points of the path of growth. He states,” Throughout nature, growth involves periodic accelerations and transformations: Things go slowly for a time and nothing seems to change – until suddenly the eggshell cracks, the branch blossom’s, the tadpole’s tail shrinks away, the leaf falls, the bird molts, the hibernation begins. With us it is the same. Although the signs are less clear than in the world of feather and leaf, the functions of transition times are the same. They are key times in the natural process of self-renewal.”

Sometimes changes involve new beginnings that require unforeseen endings. Sometimes they involve endings with no new beginnings in sight. We don’t often stop to consciously reflect on the waves of change in our lives. There will be changes in Home Life- Getting married, having a child, job change, moving, returning to school.  Personal Changes- Getting sick, or well, or changing your life-style or appearance.  Work and Financial Changes- Losing a job, changing career, retiring, starting your own business. Inner changes- Change in values, spiritual awakening, deepening political beliefs.

As we come to the end of another school year, I encourage you to look at the changes and new beginnings that have happened and continue to unfold at OLG. We lost Mr. E. Ms. Hieger and Ms. Ellis are transitioning away, as we welcome new teachers to our community. Structurally our campus continues to grow. Our competent and compassionate 8 th graders are moving on… In looking closely at our children, at your child, how have they changed in the course of this school year? Think back to that first day of school… Have they grown academically? Do they challenge themselves to read, write, ask questions, share insights and thoughts? Are they becoming more aware socially, developing empathy, personal values, finding their gifts, talents, and interests? Just as we adults move through transitions, so too do our children. Often it can be 3 steps forward, and 2 back. Supports for our kids can be put in place. But like steering a ship, change in direction can be frustratingly slow. Yet here we are, a growing, learning, supportive and loving community. What we do here my friends truly works!      
I wish you all a safe and wonderful summer! Take care,
Ms. Heidi  -   School Counselor

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from…
Band Update
Dear Band Families:

THANK YOU for another wonderful year of music! It has been a joy working with your children! It is so important to keep the practicing going over the summer. For if you don't use it, you will lose it....far too easily, most especially the beginners!! Keep renting, take lessons or COME TO BAND CAMP: JULY 9-13TH!!  Deadline is July 1st! Blessed summer to all!

Some GREAT news to share about OLG Alumni: 
  • Daniel Cavazos will be one of the drum majors for Kennedy Catholic High School next year! 
  • Kaley Manns was this year's drum major!
  • 2018 Kennedy Catholic graduate, Samuel Colgan was our Salutatorian and winner of the Band Director's Award!  

Parent Org Updates
A HUGE thank you to Heather Owens, Dani Flanagan and Jennifer Dempsey for coordinating this year’s Field Day Picnic! We couldn’t have carried out this annual PO sponsored event without their help and the help of our many parent volunteers and food contributions! A special thank you, also, to the Lindholm family who donate the hot dogs each year! THANK YOU!!
We are still seeking numerous parent volunteers for classroom and Parent Organization roles! If you have been thinking about getting more involved, now is your chance. OLG needs you! Get those automatic commitment hours in roles such as: Parent Org rep (We still need PO reps for PS, PK, 2nd, 4 th , 6 th and 8 th grades for next year. It is important to fill these early because the first meeting is in August!) Class parent, Auction project parent, Auction committee roles, and a few newly added exciting roles! Be certain to sign up early to get the role you would most like to do! Contact your Parent Org Class rep to learn more or to sign up! Or, contact Samm Depue!

PARTICIPATE in the PROLETARIAT PIZZA DINE OUT! Tuesday June 12 th – percentage of proceeds go to OLG school! Take a break from cooking and eat out! Say you’re there to support OLG! Carry out, dine-in and delivery all count.
Showcase your talent at our Art Walk!
Are you a photographer, painter, sculptor, jewelry artist or textile designer? 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.

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!

NEW! – Fred Meyer Rewards – easy way to earn cash for the school!
You can earn cash for OLG school just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Ask neighbors, friends and family to sign up to help OLG. It’s easy!

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to OLG School at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 84215.

Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Our Lady of Guadalupe School earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
Save the Date

Tuesday, June 12th - OLG Dine out at Proletariat Pizza - percentage of sales goes to OLG school! Say you’re there to support OLG! Carry out, dine-in and delivery all count.

Wednesday August 15th - PO Kickoff meeting – PO Reps and Event Chairs watch for time and location email this summer from Samm Depue, new PO Chair

Wednesday August 29th - School Supply Drop-off Night
OLG Parish News
Thanks to everyone who participated in Loop the 'Lupe 2018! We had a great year--a 32% increase in participation compared to 2017, thanks to YOU! Click here for race results,

Because of that growth, and due to a tremendous amount of day-of registrations, we understand that some individuals may not have received a Loop the 'Lupe race shirt. If that's the case with you, please respond to by NO LATER THAN JUNE 14TH, 2018. Let us know your size (and your mailing address) and we'll get it out to you as quickly as we can. 

Or, maybe you've just seen these cool-looking Loop the 'Lupe tech shirts around and you'd like to order some race shirts for your family! No problem, let us know! They're only $15 apiece. Thanks again for GETTING IN THE LOOP!

Your muddy buddies,
Read the Koran in Four Weeks 
Thursdays, 6/ 28, 7/ 5, 7/12,  7/19, 7-9pm at First Lutheran, 4105 California SW.
Our neighbors at First Lutheran invite us to check out this unique class taught by Pastor Marshall. The cost is $50,which covers over a hundred handouts from Islamic scholars on Islam and the Koran, as well as your own copy of an approved English translation of the Koran. Enrollment is limited. Contact Pastor Marshall to register or get info 206-935-6530. You can also get information on the class (including a half hour video interview) & some student recommendations at, "Reading the Koran with Pastor Marshall."

We have reached our goal of $80,000 in pledges
to the School Fund Drive. Now we just need to collect those pledges...

Thank you to all who have made a pledge to support our school. We are so thankful for you! Payments are due by June 30th , the end of our fiscal year. Please forward payment to the school or online as quickly as possible. If you have questions about your 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