Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise!Rev. Andy Stanley
May 6, 2021
Dear St. George Families,
This weekend, we salute our mothers, grandmothers and aunties in the community who each day model for their children what it means to always try their best, to be kind to others and to help their community. Imagine a world where everyone felt loved! It is women like you who help make that happen!
When I used to drop off my own kids to school, I would remind them daily to mind the teachers, do your best work and be kind to someone! Then at home, I would ask them how they showed kindness that day. Yes, as parents, we want our children to be academically strong so they have many choices for college, trade schools and careers. But more importantly, we want our children to be good humans. We want them to be kind and compassionate, and eager to lift others up just like Jesus taught us. As Mahatma Gandhi said, we need to be the change we want to see in the world. That change starts with us, and then we must teach our children to be that change, too. We are blessed at St. George by all the wonderful parents and guardians who are terrific role models for their children. It is because of you St. George feels like a warm and caring home away from home. We wish all our mothers, grandmothers and motherly women in our lives the happiest of Mothers’ Day this Sunday.
We have three weeks left for our Eighth Graders and five weeks for Preschool-7th. Our last day of school will be Friday, June 11th at noon. Fr. Scott will be hosting an All School Mass on the grassy field at 11:00 AM weather permitting. We invite parents to save the day and come join us for Mass with their own picnic blanket or lawn chair. We will dismiss for the summer vacation directly after Mass.
St. George will not be hosting a summer school this year. As you can imagine, all of our school teachers (and me too) are exhausted with the constant changes in teaching this year! I know it has been an incredibly difficult year for kids and parents as well. Let this summer be a time for rest, rejuvenation and time spent enjoying the great outdoors.
We are praying and planning for a full return on August 31, 2021 with 3 feet social distancing, if allowed. That would mean all our students would be back in their original classrooms for a semblance of normalcy. We do not plan to offer remote learning unless it is mandated by the CDC.
Finally – if you have not yet paid your Fundraising commitment, we need you to do so by Friday, May 28th. Second invoices for those who have not paid will go out next week.
Yours in Christ,