Principal's Letter
Dear OLG Families,

What a great week of weather... from a perfect Jogathon last Friday to this week of glorious mix of sun and shade (OK, a little rain). Tomorrow we've got a little promo for the 8th Grade Play (see pic to right) and the salmon are being released by our 1st & 6th grade classes. Spring has sprung, we are in full bloom, and we are heading for the finish line... from gathering Jog-a-thon and School Fund Drive pledges, running in the Loop the 'Lupe , or getting ready for Spring Concert, Talent Show, Suessical the Play, or Graduation. And that's just the next few weeks! Speaking of Loop the 'Lupe... Brian Callanan has a special message for all of us in the school:

" Congratulations on a great Jog-a-thon! Are you ready to get the WHOLE FAMILY out running and walking? Join us for the 2nd annual Loop the 'Lupe , an obstacle course 5K happening  June 2 , right across the street at Walt Hundley Playfield! The event features a 1K "loop" with seven obstacles (mud pit, walls, and more!), but we have obstacle-free options like the 5K Run/Walk and the flat, gentle, 20-minute "Senior Saunter" walk (age 65+), too! Plus, there's a Youth Dash (once around the loop) for kids 8 and under. We'll have food and drinks, a beer garden (enjoy yourself responsibly!), and live music, too! Register NOW at .

We've set aside a special discount for OLG families : just enter OLG10 when you check out.
If you'd like to volunteer for the event, it's a great way to get a jump on volunteer hours for next year, too! Contact  for more details, or come to a volunteers meeting  May 17th at 7 p.m . on the lower floor of the church administration office. It's time to GET IN THE LOOP!  "

Thanks Brian! Let's get out and get moving! We are keeping busy around here with interviews and hiring for next year, working on Early Learning Center renovations, preparing for all our new families joining us this Fall, and the September Art Walk. Thank you for your flexibility as we renovate the music room & preschool/prek areas this summer. Our official start date will be right after Memorial Day, so we'll have frequent updates as this vital project moves along! Read on for more info on this and additional news around our school and parish!
Yours in Christ,

Anton Kramer
Important Dates
MAPS Testing thru May 25th
Make sure your K-8 student is rested and energized

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

Friday, May 11th
Dance class with Nikki Womac 7:00-9:00 PM at the Walmesley Center
If you didn't sign up at the auction, bring a $40 check per person to benefit the auction fund

Saturday, May 12th
11th Annual CYO Golf Tournament

 Tuesday, May 15th
Parent Org Meeting 6:30 PM Math Lab
This is our last meeting of the school year. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, May 16th
Band Festival at Kennedy Catholic High School
Performance 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 17th
All School Mass 9:00 AM
Planned by 2nd Grade
Students in full uniform

Thursday, May 17th
New Family Night 7:00 PM at the Math Lab
For incoming new families; Middle School info starts at 6:30pm

 Saturday, May 19th
Volunteer Appreciation after 5:30 Mass

Wednesday, May 23rd
OLG Spring Concert at the church
Performance 7:00 PM

Thank you!
Ms Hieger’s 7th grade class would like to send a very heartfelt thank you to David Lindholm (father of 6th grader Isabel). David over the years has donated Boarshead meat and cheese to the seventh grade service project Angeline’s House. This generous donation allows us to make high-quality sandwiches for the homeless ladies of Angeline’s.

Thank you David Lindholm for your very generous donations.
Congratulations to OLG Alumna and current Holy Names Academy Senior Delaney Carr -- Delaney Carr recently received the Kathleen Shepherd Memorial Award at the Holy Names Student Recognition Assembly. This award is presented to the senior athlete who possesses these qualities: sportsmanship, loyalty, generosity, dependability, and enthusiasm. Delaney Carr was one of two seniors to receive the award this year. Delaney is a selfless athlete who leads by example. She strives to improve herself and always pushes her teammates to excel.
Classroom News

Where in the world is seventh grade Literature?
Students in 7 th grade Humanities embarked on a global literary journey to explore the essential question: How does time and place affect identity? Through the anchor text A Long Walk to Water, we explored the experiences of two juxtaposed individuals and how the factors of tribal relations, religious affiliations, fleeing conflict, and access to water affected identity. Then students individually chose to read a novel representing the experiences of an individual from a different culture, and to explore similarities in human nature, and differences in circumstances thereabouts. Their learning consisted of higher level questioning in region group literature circle discussions, historical contextual research and chronology, database statistical research and comparison, primary document analysis, and multimedia integration of content using Excel, Pic-collage, and Google maps. The 7th grade work gallery features a final project: plot and setting mapping for individual student culture novels.  Click each link to explore how ‘place’ affected the identity of characters.
Summer Events
Please consider these excellent summer opportunities!
Click on a link below to learn more and register your student today.

OLG Summer Camps June 18-22nd - Taught by our own OLG staff. All grades.

OLG Vacation Bible Camp June 25-29th - Preschool to 5th Grade

Kennedy Summer Band Camp July 9th-13th - One year experience required.

Other Summer Opportunities
Parent Org Updates
A HUGE THANK YOU to YOU! The Force (and weather) was certainly with us during our “May the 4 th Be With You” Jog-A-Thon last Friday. Gratitude to our Jedi leaders: Linda O’Keefe and Lissa Baier for coordinating this event. Of course a pat on the back and thanks to all of our lap counters, orange slicers, and other volunteers!

We have a preliminary total of $26,000. It isn’t too late to gather those pledges and ask for more donations. All money is due by Friday, May 18th. Payments may be made at or by check, made out to OLG PO. 
Jog-A-Thon Runner Results
All top runners and best Star Wars outfit winners have earned a spot at the JAT pizza party. Date TBD!   Miles Trius set a new school record, completing 40 laps!

MOST LAPS IN SCHOOL: Lauren O'Keefe - 32 and Miles Trius – 40  
Pre-School: Mary Johnson (18), Felix Elsner (17), Soliyana Miheretu (17), William Penengo (17), Lucy Richmond (17), Addison Watton (17)
K: Lailah Foster (23), William Stafford (23)
1st: Charlie Dirks (29), Emma Hynes (22) 
2nd: Alexa Ali (24), Liam Jenkins (24)  
3rd: Anna Pedras (26), Will Christianson (33), Max Sullivan (33), Nathan Woodhouse (32)
4th: Ava Long (25), Kinglsey Womac (32), Owen Christianson (30), Matteo Marre (30) 
5th: Alba Prechtel (29), Liam Baier (33), Connor O'Keefe (33) 
6th: Sydney Beaty (25), Samantha Scheving (25), Selome Muruts (24),  Nico Udall (27), Adam Perry (27) 
7th: JoJo Southwell (28) Miles Trius (40), Marc Christianson (34)
8th: Lauren O'Keefe (32), Max Valladares (32)
Frankie Jacobs (K), Evan Zetlmaier (K), Janessa Gabuat (1), Luca Marre (1), Liam O'Toole (1), Katy Snyder (1), Alexa Ali (2), Kaden Alexander (2), Jaydin Jimenez (2), Braden O'Toole (3), Avery Dirks (4), Jack Chiodo (4), Matthew Nguyen (4), Kelsey Owens (4), Sylvi Schellong (5), Joey Meats (6), Sophia Nguyen (6) 
MOST MONEY COLLECTED: This winner will be announced after May 18th when all money is due.  
Classroom and Parent Org Volunteer Opportunities for 2018-19 Academic Year – In your EMAIL BOX!!
Please watch for an email coming from your Parent Org. class rep offering various leadership and commitment hour opportunities for next school year. Get those automatic commitment hours in roles such as: Parent Org rep, 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!
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.

Calling all OLG Students! -- Earn commitment hours!

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

Next PO Meeting Tuesday, May 15th (date change!) 6:30 pm in the Math Lab. ** We still start with a 6:00 p.m. social and thank you for all of your hard work this year! All are welcome to attend.This will be our last meeting of the school year. 

New Family Night - May 17th 7:00 pm; Middle School info begins at 6:30

Parent Organization & Parish Volunteer Appreciation event – Saturday May 19 th 6:30 pm at the Walmesley Center
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!
Ready to sign up?
Call Jason Standifer at 206-931-0268 to register by phone.
CYO SOCCER REGISTRATION OPEN May 1 - 31. Registration will reopen in August, but please register now to ensure we have enough players per grade.  

Bill Udall , OLG CYO Soccer Liaison
Guadalupe Men's and Women's Adult Softball
OLG has an Adult CYO Men’s and Women’s 21 years and older softball team. We are looking for experienced players to join us for our 8-game season. Games are played at St. Bernadette’s Field in Burien on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., starting in June thru July and a one-day Saturday elimination tournament the second week of August. Please contact Justin Shaw at 206-898-3141 for more information. There is a $50/person fee and all the proceeds go to CYO sports. We play other local Catholic parishes and are divided into North and South consisting of 10 teams each.  Sign up here
OLG Parish News
Saturday, May 12th , 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. High School Youth are invited to an evening of food, friends and fun. We will meet after the 5:30 pm in the Walmesley Center. After dinner we will head over to the church for a Scavenger Hunt. Invite your friends and join us.

Care for the Earth, Care for the Poor: A Laudato Si’ Summit
Saturday, June 2nd at Seattle University Student Center 160, Gather: 9:30am, Program: 10:00am – 3:30pm  
Come together in prayer, learning and action around the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si, which invites everyone (all people of goodwill!) to Share the Journey in Care for the Earth and Care for the Poor. Keynotes include Dan Misleh (Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant) and Caroline Brennan (Global Humanitarian Response Team, Catholic Relief Services). Special blessing will be offered by Archbishop Sartain. Registration required by May 29. This is a free event and lunch will be provided. We encourage you to carpool or take public transportation in the spirit of caring for creation (parking will be limited).  More information  (206) 223-1138 
First Hill Environmental Film Series: Being the Change
Monday, May 21st at Seattle First Baptist (1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, Supper: 6pm, Film and Discussion: 8:30 pm
St. James Cathedral and Seattle First Baptist invite you to the second night of a two-part film series featuring “Being the Change”. Peter Kalmus, a NASA scientist, believes that individual action is as important as collective political action when it comes to the environment. His family's lifestyle reflects their concern for protecting the planet for future generations by living a simpler life while consuming as little fossil fuel as possible. Patrick Barredo (206) 382-4515.
Bystander Intervention Workshop
Sunday, May 20 at Admiral Congregational United Church (4320 SW Hill St, Seattle), 2-3:30pm. 
Admiral Congregational United Church invites you to learn to intervene safely and effectively in a hate-based interaction. You will learn tools to stop harassment, protect the target, and de-escalate the situation.  Register here. Walk-ins also welcome. 
Protect Vital Food Assistance Programs
Congress is currently considering deep funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides vital nutritional assistance to people with low incomes. About 2/3 of the recipients are children, elders or people with disabilities. The current proposal would deny access to school breakfast and lunch programs for many families who currently qualify. You can add your voice on behalf of those who struggle with hunger by contacting your Representative today.  More information
IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP for Loop the ‘Lupe! This 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! More information

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 at your convenience. 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