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News of the Week

April 11, 2024


Dear St. George Families,


Happy Easter Season! During these 40 days before the Ascension of Jesus, we are comforted by His appearances and listen to his sending us out in ministry to proclaim the good news. “Blessed are those who never see ME and yet they still believe.” John 20:29. 


Tonight’s the last night for the Tutta Bella fundraiser! Make it an easy night for yourself and get take out. Its aseasyaspiesaintgeorge!


Saint George Parish School Tutta Bella
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Fr. Scott’s birthday is Saturday, April 20th.  The school is creating a BASKET OF LOVE to give him on April 21st at the 10:30 Mass at St. George. He will be celebrating First Communion that day with our parish families.  Each class is making cards.  I invite you parents to send in birthday cards, notes, gift cards to dinners, Starbucks, etc. by Thursday April 18th. We want to let him know how important he is to our community and that we care about him.


Next week, our business office will be sending family updates for FUNDRAISING and SERVICE HOURS completed thus far by what you have sent in so far. These will be brought home by your youngest child in K-8. Be sure to send in your forms listing what services you fulfilled at the school.


There are still volunteer hours available at our Multicultural Fair…. see attachment.




Out Scholastic Book Fair is next week. Each class will have a chance to shop during their library time. Check your teachers email with dates. Mrs. Morgan is hosting afterschool hours on Tues. 3:00-4:00, Wed. 2:00-3:00, and before school hours on Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 7:45-8:30 for parents to come with students. 


Annual Day of Service: Saturday, April 27, 2024. Registration Open!  So far, we have 70 adults/kids from St. George signed up. This fun day brings together over 400 volunteers from our four South Seattle Catholic Parishes as well as Our Lady of Guadalupe and Holy Rosary in West Seattle.  We provide a variety of activities for all ages, schedules, and abilities including a Middle School site and at-home projects.  Volunteers serve all over our region to help support over 25 agencies!  Registration closes on April 15 so be sure to sign up soon:  https://www.olgseattle.org/day-of-service (or sign up in the church entryway).  You can also support the Day by helping to provide supplies for our “Crafting for a Cause” project.  Order from our Amazon Wish List at: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/RI1GDPCP8LCO?ref=cm_sw_sm_r_un_un_Lgpw5v4JdwKRB   


Next Friday, April 19th, is PIZZA LUNCH DAY.  Help the 8th grade raise money and give your kids a treat.  Pizza and fruit bowl for $7.  Add a cookie for $2.00 more.  Order form attached.



St George 8th Grade Lunch flyer Apr2024
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There is a group of parent volunteers at the PREPARES ministry that day. They are collecting diapers, wipes, new and GENTLY used baby and children’s clothing. We will have a bin in our main office if anyone wants to donate to that. See the attached flyer for more details. Drop off before April 26th.


‘24 day of service PREPS
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Sunday, April 28 is our Four Parish Multicultural Fair and celebration of the Feast of St. George following our 10:30 Mass. See the attached flyer to volunteer to cook a tasty cultural dish. So far we have a few food/drink dishes from Ethiopia, The Philippines, Vietnam, Ukraine, Mexico, Laos/Khmu, Germany, and Thailand. We have room for at least 40 more ethnic dishes, soups, deserts and beverages. Our entertainment includes The Tongan Youth Choir from St. Edward, Groupe Folkloric Citali (Mexico), Hula, Seattle University’s Hidaka Taiko Japanese Drumming Club and St. George Filipino dance Troup. This is your last chance to earn service hours for the 2023-2024 school year so sign up ASAP! 


2024 Multicultural Fair
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CYO News

Registration for CYO Track & Field is currently open! To register, please visit CYO TeamSideline: https://www.teamsideline.com/sites/seattlecyo/home

Practice times and days have not yet been determined for track. This information will be posted once known.   Contact Andrew Garcia at athletics@saintgeorgeseattle.org with questions.


Yearbook pictures

We’re looking for pictures for the yearbook.  If you have pictures of your student’s class at work or play, please upload them to the appropriate google folder.  The links for these folders to follow in separate email.  Pictures are due by April 30th.


Rice Bowl Grants: Thank you to everyone who supported the Lenten Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl program.  Our students raised $2,955.26!  75% of our donations help fund the work of Catholic Relief Services overseas while 25% of the funds we collect stay in our Archdiocese to fund local hunger-relief efforts.  Our parishes have been blessed with four $1000 Rice Bowl grants this Lent to help fund three St. Vincent de Paul Conferences, our regional Refugee Ministry, and the Laotian-Khmu’ garden originally started by parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Virgin.  If you haven’t already, please turn in your Rice Bowl or visit www.crsricebowl.org to donate. 


Acts of the Apostles Bible Study

Do you want to learn more about the Bible, grow in your faith, and meet others in our parish community?  Join our Acts of the Apostles Bible Study and delve into the early days of the Church.  The group will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm at ST. George Church in the St. Francis Room starting April 16.  Each meeting consists of a video lecture, prayer, questions, and reflection.  Suggested donation $20.  Contact Tony and Patty Jean for more information and to sign up: cruzenterprise@msn.com 


With 8 ½ weeks of school left, it is not too early to make your summer school and camp plans for kids.  We have 10 teachers who are ready to teach Summer School at St. George.  Now we need to round up the kids. Register your students ASAP to save their space!


Summer School Flyer and Registration for St. George Students
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In Peace,

Monica Wingard, Principal

 

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