Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

We are well into Lent, which is a time of reflection and "turning." Turning away from selfishness, away from consumerism, turning away from so many things our society pushes daily. It is a time for turning toward a deeper relationships. What will you do this Lent to turn?

We have two turning events in the next 7 days in our school. Our Auction, March 3rd (see full program HERE), and our State of the School, March 7th ( RSVP here) . Both of these provide us all with an opportunity to turn to the those around us, to be in community with each other, and to turn towards the future. An incredible team of folks have been working hard to bring the auction to life. Can't make it to the auction? We also have plenty of opportunities for Hands and Feet to help with setup, all day Friday and Saturday in the Walmesley Center.

Next Wednesday at 6:30 we have the State of the School and the Registration for next year opens fully. Just like the President's "State of the Union" brings together all branches of government, I hold this opportunity for new and current families, School Commission, and Parent Org to all be in community for a report of where we are, what our current initiatives are, and where we are moving in the future. Plus, we release the new budget/tuition amounts and fully open registration. Please come to this vital meeting. Child Care is available ( RSVP here).

I turn to you in these next seven days to see where we are in relationship. The largest fundraiser of the year (Auction), and the largest enrollment night of the year (State of the School). What will you do this Lent to turn?

Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
Friday, Mar. 2nd
Spirit Wear
Wear OLG Spirit Gear, anything CYO, or your uniform.

Saturday, March 3rd
Enjoy fun times with your OLG community at this much-beloved event!

Sunday, March 4th
9 :30 - 10:45 AM at the Walmesley Gym
All families are welcome! Read more

Wednesday, Mar. 7th
State of the School 6:30 PM
at the School Hall
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens.

Friday Mar. 9th
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.
Sunday, Mar. 11th
Daylight savings begins
Spring your clocks forward.

Sunday, Mar. 11th
Coffee & Doughnuts after Mass at the School Hall
By 4th grade and Kindergarten

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

Wednesday, Mar. 14th
Pi Day Math Fair
Students celebrate Pi Day with OLG's own math fair during school hours.

Thursday, Mar. 15th
All School Mass 9:00 AM Planned by 4th Grade
Students in full uniform

Friday, Mar. 16th
No school
Regional Curriculum Day
After School Dance Class
Classes start next week!
Find out more on our web site, and contact Laura Wong with questions.
FACTS to Know
Find tax documents in your FACTS account
Follow these instructions to create a report of your annual summary in FACTS. If you need a payment summary for transactions before July 2017 (before FACTS), please contact Kimmy Fulton.
Parent Org Updates
Walk-up registration is available the night of the event at 5:30PM. If you plan to purchase tickets at the door, contact the school office ASAP so we can have a spot ready for you.

A few volunteer roles are still available. Drop off your child on Friday morning, then help us set up lighting. Find out what slots are still available and 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!

See you at the SpeakEasy bar! 
We need YOU for Pizza Friday!
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 your 50 commitment hours. Please contact Jennifer Dempsey.

Complete your commitment hours for this year...
Help serve pizza on Pizza Fridays. It's a fun and easy way to earn an hour (11:15am-12:15pm) of volunteer time per week. Contact Jennifer Dempsey.
SCRIP Gift Cards
Scrip orders due the first Friday of every month. Turn SCRIP order forms in anytime during the month, but everything will be processed the first Fridays. Please email Danielle with questions.

Can't wait? EScrip is active!  Sign up for an online account. Order conveniently from home anytime, recharge current scrip cards, or download scrip directly to your phone or printer! 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
High School Youth Night
Gather in the Pastoral Center Saturday, March 3rd, 6:30-8:00 pm. Dinner will be provided. This month we will play Lent Jeopardy! We encourage teens to invite their friends. Please RSVP online or contact Helen.
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl: Encounter Safiata
In Burkina Faso, we encounter Safiata, a mother, grandmother and farmer who relies on the money she makes from her crops to put her children through school. How can our purchases this Lent support farmers and artisans? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit for more. Check out the “Reflections” tab for a variety of digital reflections including Stations of the Cross and a Lenten Retreat. 
It’s Working: Tell the House to Support the Sanctity of Life and Abolish the Death Penalty in Washington State
This could be the year Washington abolishes the death penalty  In a historic vote, the Senate passed the bill to abolish the death penalty! On 2/20, Bishop Mueggenborg testified in favor of repealing the Death Penalty and on 2/21, Catholics from around the State lobbied our Representatives to do the same. The bill passed out of the House Judiciary Committee the next day and now needs to be voted on by the full House before the session ends on March 8.  You can help by emailing and/or calling Representatives. Go to and click on “News” or “Take Action” for a pre-written, editable message you can send or call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. It’s a short session this year so be sure to speak up soon! 
Music with a Heart: The Lance Lu Quartet
Enjoy an evening of Jazz with The Lance Lu Quartet on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30pm at Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC). Latin, Modern, Swing, Be Bop and Beyond! Net proceeds from the evening benefit West Seattle Helpline, a local nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for West Seattle residents.  A free will offering of $20 is suggested. Refreshments and treats served at intermission. Alki UCC is located at 6115 SW Hinds, Seattle 98116.  

Save the Date: OLG Day of Service is April 21st, 2018
School Fund Drive Update
We are less than $1400 away from meeting our $80,000 goal!

Can you help put us over the edge? Pay your pledge 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