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For tomorrow. In gratitude, we find peace!

Nov. 23, 2022


Hello St. George Families,


Thank you to the 112 Grandparents/Special Seniors who joined us for lunch today. It was so cute to see so much love spoiled on the kids. I told the students that there is absolutely NO ONE else in the world who loves them more and thinks they are SO PERFECT than their Grandparents and that they are so blessed to be loved by them! We’ll definitely do this again next year!


On the Eve of Thanksgiving, we are preparing for special time with family and friends. I myself have a house to clean tonight and dishes to prepare. Last year, I posted a quote about family on the school cafeteria wall that defines the sentiment of family we hold dear at St. George.


Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what!


I am grateful every day for the students who accept me with smiles and are willing to work hard at school. I am grateful to the parents who trust our care and support our endeavors with open hearts. I am grateful for the staff who always give their whole hearts to the students and support each other joyfully. St. George Parish School is a precious family of families who defines what it means to love as Jesus did! I wish all of you, my family, a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday and weekend!


Spreading the love of Christmas: it’s how we act out our faith!


  • Shoeboxes of Joy due Next Friday, Dec. 2nd

  • Homeless care packages: socks, beanies, gloves, scarves etc. due 12/16

  • New item- Christmas Present Sponsorships

  • For the third year in a row, St. George School will sponsor 10 families from the Pregnancy and Parent Support program (PREPS) of Catholic Community Services at St. Edward Parish. Each family member was asked to list one item they need and one they would like to have. I ask that you review the link below and see if there is a person for who you can give the gift of Christmas!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849adaf22a5f94-sharing1


  • Sign up for items you would like to purchase. (F means female, M means male.

  • Gift wrap presents for Christmas.

  • Label them with the specific number and alphabet (2B or 6F).

  • Return them to school by 8:30 AM Monday Dec. 12th. These items will be distributed at St. Edward the following Sunday.

Coding: 1A-F age 34, Means: Family 1, Person A, is a female and is 34 years old.


First trimesters ends today. All students start with a fresh clean slate on Monday. Report cards will go home on Friday, Dec. 16th. We will host an honor roll assembly in the church directly following our 8:30 Friday mass. Parents are welcome to join us.


Tuition Assistance applications for 2023-2024 school year are due soon. Any family interested in applying for tuition assistance for students in K-8th Grade must complete an application. If you DO NOT complete the application with Fulcrum, we will not disburse tuition assistance to your family. Apply at https://www.fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance. Be sure to include any incoming Kindergarteners for next year.


All of our church office coordinators are looking for helpers to clean and decorate the churches for Advent and Christmas services. You can use these hours towards school services hours. Reach out to the office coordinators and find out the dates.



Day of Service Planning Team Save the date! The second annual Day of Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 25. We are looking for people who would like to help us plan this great event for the four Southeast Seattle parishes and school. Help us determine service sites, create promotional materials, manage registrations, shop for supplies, etc. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm at St. George in the St. Francis Hall (connected to the south side of the church). Contact Jennifer for more information: jibach@stedwardparish.net


Looking ahead


Wed. Nov. 23rd 2:00 Dismissal with NO EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE. We all have to get home and start cooking!


Sun. Dec. 11th St. George Parish and School Christmas Breakfast in the school hall following the 10:30 Mass. The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast and there will be Christmas games/crafts for the kids.


Thus. Dec. 15th All School, Preschool-8th Grade Advent Concert at 6:30 PM in the church.


Fri. Dec. 16th


  • 8:30 Mass- Parents/Grandparents are welcome.

  • 9:15 Honor roll and Principal Award assembly in the church.

  • School Dismisses at NOON for Preschool-8th grade with NO EXTENDED CARE for Christmas vacation.

  • School resumes Tuesday, January 3rd.


And finally, a reminder that we are having phone issues and the number you usually call to reach us is currently unavailable. Please use 206-762-2268 to call us until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.


See you all on Monday!


Monica

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