Newsletter February 23rd

Dear OLG Families, Lent is upon us, and as the season changes we are reminded that so much is new, and so much remains the same! New: Welcome Carla Mayuri, our new Development Director as she begins her work supporting all fundraising, including our Auction and School Fund Drives! Read on below for more about Carla! The Same (but better)!: Re-enroll! The 2023-2024 school year is … Continue Reading »

Newsletter January 26

Dear OLG Families,   I’m looking forward to seeing many of you this Sunday, January 29, at our OPEN HOUSE kicking off our Catholic Schools Week celebration of all the wonderful learning and experiences here at OLG and across the nation! Please do this (before Sunday):   Provide input to our school and parish life through our quick 4 minute school family survey! Invite others to come … Continue Reading »

Newsletter January 19th

Dear OLG Families, There are many big invites and details in this week’s newsletter, including this weekend’s Partners in the Gospel invitation, an Auction/ticket update, plus preparing for Special Person’s Day, lots of CYO opportunities, and (NEW!) Chess and Art extracurriculars! There is so much to catch-up on, but I can’t fail to mention our OPEN HOUSE (Sun, Jan 29th) as you’ll see … Continue Reading »

Newsletter November 17th

Dear OLG Families,   We near the end of our Trimester with Thanksgiving approaching… this also means major upcoming events:   TODAY: Commit to your family auction item or $200 donation procurement THIS WEEKEND: Holiday “Fair Trade” and community gift fair! NEXT WEEK: Thanksgiving, Shoeboxes of Joy, then … ADVENT Tuesday (11/29): OLG Giving Tuesday   The Holiday Seasons are upon…Continue Reading … Continue Reading »

Newsletter October 27th

Dear OLG Families, Here we are moving from October into November already! This past week’s events included the the 8th Grade Math Games where teams made problem solving an adventure with wacky challenges and brain-busting fun. They worked hard, persevered and most importantly had fun!  Congratulations Paolo, Desmond, Evolette, Sophia, Essy, Oscar, Nathan for winning…Continue Reading

March 24th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, There is much to celebrate this week! As we’ve enhanced our best practices with relaxed instructional distancing and mask requirements now allowed in the public health guidance, we have noticed a marked change in student engagement and wonderful interactions. Report cards are arriving in parent inboxes for the…Continue Reading

January 27th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families,   We look forward to the kick-off of Catholic Schools Week this Sunday, Jan 30th where we can again celebrate (safely) together! Many more details below, on our webpage, and in additional email/instragram/facebook posts! This Friday noon dismissal for all students is professional collaboration time for our staff to be prepared! Thank you for your support! … Continue Reading »

December 2nd Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, Another huge THANK YOU as Giving Tuesday and Advent 1 all happened this week! And tomorrow is jam packed with Spirit Wear, Auction item coming in, and to cap-it off our fabulous “Light-up-the-Night” event! Vaccinations – As students receive their second shot, please verify vaccination status with the school office. Thank you to our active parents on our OLG Parent … Continue Reading »

November 25th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, THANK YOU this Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Highlights of this past week include: Student’s win Veterans Essay awards (see picture)! Auction awesomeness: WSBlog Post on Husky/Cougar auction basket fun and so much procurement already underway! Wednesday After School Tutoring training took place… program begins next week and will increase from here as we continue to grow our tutor core … Continue Reading »

October 14th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, Our parent-teacher Fall Conferences (student-led in many grades) are coming at the end of the month! Our Preschool thru 8th Grade Fall Conferences sign-ups are now open for October 28th and 29th, with additional limited availability on the 27th. These are required for everyone! Pre-School and PreK families, please coordinate your conferences directly with your teachers through Brightwheel. Students … Continue Reading »

March 4th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, Look below for important dates — Tonight there are two major events that many our families will partake in. These are the final days of the auction. Follow the links below to support our school and share in the fun. A reminder for anyone looking for volunteer hours, our volunteer webpage…Continue Reading

May 28th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, In this short week we have been busy making plans for June activities that complete our school year. Next week holds several exciting events including 8th grade Graduation. Graduates and families, special emails/links are coming separately. It’s easy for all of us to take part with the streaming of the Light of Leadership Mass at 10am, June … Continue Reading »

April 23rd Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, Prayers with you and your family this Easter Season. Three fundamental questions have been hanging over my head ever since mid-March when we started this new adventure together called “continuous remote learning.” That is (in no particular order), communications, health, and safety. Communications: one aspect of education is grades…Continue Reading

March 26th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, I’m continually surprised and delighted by the stories from teachers and families on all our new learnings and experiences this past week! From Fr. Kevin’s Live Streaming of Masses ( Tuesday-Friday 9am and Sunday 10:00 am + weekly Stations of the Cross Thursdays 3pm), to amazing teachers ( see pics above) to all the individual and classroom interactions… its been great to … Continue Reading »

May 9th Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, Happy Easter Season… what a beautiful start to May! Gorgeous sunshine, great First Communion celebrations, the ArchdiocesanWalking and Witnessing for Immigrants right before an amazing Fr. Boyle talk! All this happening as we wrap-up our Jog-a-Thon (continue to collect pledges before next Friday, 5/17). Not only are we seeing our children physically strong, but this is also a … Continue Reading »

March 21st Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, Our most interactive auction class project to-date is coming to fruition… the chicks are hatching! We are certainly Growing in the Light of Christ in the third-grade class! TONIGHT, March 21st (6:30pm) is the final Vision 2025 opportunity to share your thoughts in-person and input into our long-term strategic plan. Come join fellow parents and school commission members to help … Continue Reading »

January 31st Newsletter

Dear OLG Families, “CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Rocks!!!!” That’s what I hear from students this week, and they are correct! Parents, your energy and enthusiasm from Open House… to Winter Concert… to Special Persons Day is amazing! Your appreciation of the teachers and staff has helped them all carry on through the excitement and challenges of three major events in this one … Continue Reading »

May 18th Newsletter

May 18, 2017 Dear OLG Families, Class of 2017 Performs The Lion King (Kids)… and the audience roared in delight! This year’s 8th grade musical, directed by JC Santos and Allie Savio, with support from Natalie Trius and choreography by Nikki Womac, was a dynamic success. The production brought out the many impressive talents of this … Continue Reading »

April 27th Newsletter

April 27, 2017 Dear OLG Families, Congratulations to Rita Gazewood, this year’s Distinguished Teacher/Staff Excellence Award recipient. Among our many deserving staff members and nominees, Rita Gazewood was selected as this year’s recipient of the Teacher/Staff Excellence Award. She and her family will be heading to the southwest to explore the geological wonders of three national parks: … Continue Reading »

March 30, 2017

  March 30, 2017 Dear OLG Families, Spring Events In today’s FCE, two flyers about important spring events were included: the annual OLG Parent Org Jog-a-thon and the first-ever community fun run supporting OLG, Loop the Lupe. What do they have in common? Both events promote health and fitness; both celebrate community; both support the work and mission of OLG. … Continue Reading »

January 19th Newsletter

January 19, 2017

Dear OLG Families,
Catholic Schools’ Week is just around the corner! We’ll be kicking it off with our 11:00 am Catholic Schools’ Week Mass and Open House on Sunday, January 29th. The Open House will run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. All are welcome! If you know someone who is curious about an OLG education, please encourage him or her to attend. We’re looking forward to this week, focused on the gifts and opportunities of a Catholic school education!
Winter Concert
On Wednesday, February 1st, we will celebrate the rich tradition of music education at OLG with our Winter Concert at 7:00 pm in the church. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Special Persons’ Day
Thursday, February 2nd is Special Persons’ Day. Please return your form from last week’s FCE, so that we know who to expect as guests. Special guests may come to school with your child or arrive at school by 8:45 am to accompany their special student to 9:00 Mass. Mass will be followed by a brunch in the Walmesley Center or School Hall. Students will be divided into the two spaces by family last names. We’ll thank our special guests and send them on their way by 11:15 am.
Just a reminder about our Catholic Schools’ Week Family Project:
We are the Hands of Jesus!
We, the families of Guadalupe, are called to be the hands of Jesus in our world. We are many hands sharing in the one body, the one journey of Christ. As we enter Catholic Schools Week, we ask you to reflect on the ways your family answers that call. What do you do to share the spirit of our community with the world? How do you share the knowledge, faith, and service we foster in our school with the people of our local and world communities?
Have each member of your family trace one of their hands on a colored piece of paper. On the hand, write (or draw) one way you share the spirit of Guadalupe with the world. Return your family’s the hands to school early next week, so that we can display them during Catholic Schools Week.
Find out more about volunteering as a judge for middle school Genius Hour Project presentations!
Thanks to everyone who already returned their Intent to Return Form. We’re busy planning for the upcoming school year and are beginning the enrollment and budgeting processes for 2017-18 this month.
Part-Time Paid Position
OLG Parish is looking for someone to be our gym monitor for CYO basketball and volleyball games. Games are on weekends, typically about 8-10 hours a weekend. Call Sal Pagan at the parish office for more information: (206) 935-0358 Ext 112.
Please remember that we have a noon-dismissal, teacher in-service day on Friday, January 27th.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Fourth Grade
StoryPath and Fourth Grade
“One problem I learned in StoryPath is when the white man came to our village.  We didn’t speak his language which made it harder to trade…. It tells how early Northwest Coast people had to adapt to the settler’s language which enabled them to communicate later on….The settlers started moving in.  They sent us a letter to say stay out of the forest.  They are taking natural resources from us….I learned from experience how the native people felt….The Northwest Coast people were truly brave….The American settlers are taking over our land and we have been here for 2,000 years!…The settlers have knives, rifles and swords.  We have sticks, rocks, spears, bows, arrows and knives.  We don’t have enough strength.  We can’t fight back.”
Fourth graders are asked to think critically about what they know, use prior knowledge to make sense of new information and connect personally to important social studies concepts. This was true for our study of Coastal Tribes in our “Nations of the Northwest Coast” Storypath completed last month.   Fourth graders now begin a second StoryPath unit, Oregon Trail.
StoryPath is both a structure for organizing the social studies curriculum and an instructional strategy for teaching that uses elements of story, encourages active student participation and problem solving. Our new setting is 1840-1863, various stops along the Oregon Trail. Fourth graders begin with creating characters and forming “family units” for the journey.  Next we construct wagons, make our supply list and plan our route. Our plot will unfold in the weeks ahead.
Check out some of our characters from both units, on display for Open House.

Parent Org Chair 
We’re Off to the Races!
It’s time to register for the February 25th OLG School Auction.
The deadline is January 30th.
Don’t miss our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Hop online and reserve your seat for a fun night in celebration of our kids. Put on your Kentucky Derby hat and we’ll see you there!
Questions or want to volunteer? Contact our auction chairs, Fabiola Prechtel and Alder Kuhn.
Important Update
Families, if you have changed your account name to your child(ren)s name in the software program that we use for online purchases such as pizza, game night and the auction, we need you to change it back to the adult names as soon as possible.
This is very important for the auction, your reservations, tax letter and the day of the auction activities.  If you do not change your account back, all of these things will be listed under your child’s name and not yours.
Please log in and update your account.  Questions?  Please contact Laurie Robbins.

Book Drive Continues through January 27th
Hi, Our Lady of Guadalupe students and families. My name is Clare Dempsey, and I am a student in 8th grade here at OLG. My Juan Diego Project is focused on literacy, and I am volunteering at Roxhill Elementary School. I am also hosting a book drive to collect new and gently used books for the Roxhill families. My goal is to collect 400 books so every student who attends Roxhill Elementary can have one. This book drive will go from January 13th-27th. That’s two weeks for you to bring in books. Boxes for the collection will be located in your classrooms, and the class who brings in the most books will win a treat party. Thank you for your contributions!

Free Throw Competition
Show off your basketball skills! Our Lady of Guadalupe Council Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Free Throw Competition for all boys and basketball-basket.jpg girls, ages 9 to 14. It will be held Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 am. The competition will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center Gym, 3410 SW Myrtle St., Seattle. Each boy & girl age group champion will be eligible to advance to the District Competition to be held in February. You must provide proof of age (birth certificate, etc.).

Parish Outreach
Poverty Simulation
What choices would you make if you had little time and little money to spare?  You’re invited to a FREE Poverty Simulation at Kent Covenant Church on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to explore those questions.  The day will include a role play that simulates a month in the lives of low-income families, a chance to meet others who care about the issue, and the opportunity to explore the impact of poverty in our community.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today (walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows).  Register here or visit the OLG Outreach page. Email with questions or call (206)296-6954.  This event is co-sponsored by Kent Covenant Church, Seattle U, and KentHOPE.   Kent Covenant Church is located at 12010 SE 240th St, Kent 98031.
Count Us In: One Night Count Volunteers Needed
Previously known as the One Night Count, Count Us In is a point-in-time count of people living unsheltered across the County.  This year’s count will take place in the early hours (2:00 – 6:00 am) of Friday, January 27th.  The core purpose of the count is to collect data that will inform our response to the need in our community.  Volunteers are needed for a range of duties, including working in teams to conduct the count and supporting regional volunteer sites. Sign up to participate here.

Click here to learn more about CYO sports at OLG!

Important Info May 2012


NOON Dismissal
Friday, Jan. 27th
Staff In-service Day
Catholic Schools’ Week Open House
Sunday, Jan. 29th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
OLG School
All are welcome!
Winter Concert
Wednesday, Feb. 1st
7:00 pm
in the church
Special Persons’ Day
Thursday, Feb. 2nd
8:30 – 11:15 am
Auction Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 8th

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Math Lab

For Mary Brodahl who is recovering from surgery on her finger.
Please pray for Kurt Sydnor, Uncle of Laura Vornbrock and great uncle to Henry and Benjamin. He passed away suddenly over the weekend. May he find peace.

May 12th Newsletter

May 12, 2016 Dear OLG Families, Rock & Roll Jog-a-thon is this Friday! Here are some updates from our awesome Jog-a-thon Coordinators, Sarah Housknecht and Linda O’Keefe… Reminders for Students: FREE Dress Day! Please wear clothes appropriate for running. Dress a little Rock-n-Roll. Wear bright colors! Crazy socks! Have some fun! Please No Hair Color. Wear … Continue Reading »

April 28th Newsletter

April 28, 2016 Dear OLG Families, Support OLG and Get Free Matching Funds! Next Tuesday, May 3rd, OLG School will be participating again in the biggest community giving day of the year, GiveBIG! The Seattle Foundation has organized this event so that a donation on their website to your favorite non-profit organization between 12:01 a.m. and … Continue Reading »

April 21st Newsletter

April 21, 2016 Dear OLG Families, Congratulations to Lauren Hobbs, this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Teacher/Staff Excellence Award. She will be traveling to Ireland this summer to study the culture, religious conflict and history of the country, exploring her own Irish heritage as it relates to American history and Irish immigration in the late … Continue Reading »