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News of the Week

May 9, 2024

Dear St. George Families,

St. George spends about $15,000 each year on iReady (Math K-8, reading K-4) and Achieve 3000 (reading 5-8) which are adaptive platforms for math and reading. We believe these programs meet students where they are at and pull them up to the next level!

I want to give a SHOUT OUT to our 5th-8th grade students. In going over our Achieve 3000 scores with the district representative, she was extremely impressed with our student growth in reading. She said St. George should be teaching other schools how to use this program effectively. I am so proud of our teachers and students who are working together to ensure each child is growing immensely as a reader!

Our students in Grades 5-8 have BLOWN AWAY the national average for growth!



Average Expected Lexile Growth in  a year for a student

Average Actual Lexile growth at St. George


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Back in February, our iReady consult also commented on the strong growth rate of our K-4 students in reading and our K-8 students in Math. She told us her other schools would be so envious of these growth rates. We could not be more proud of how hard the St. George students work and of their personal drive to grow as learners while help their friends along the way!

Parents’ Club. I want to SHOUT OUT a big THANK YOU to Mary Ligot, Suni Johnson and Mia Mlekarov who have led the charge as Parent Club Leadership these last two years. If you have enjoyed a St. George event in the recent past, you have those ladies and their organization, support and leadership for Room Parents to thank! All three women have full time jobs, yet they still were so gracious to spend countless hours building community at St. George and leading fun events for all.

We welcome and thank Alex Cooper and Jeff Castro who have stepped up to be the new Parents’ Club Leadership Team. We will be sending out a Sign-Up Genius soon to recruit Room Parents, and event leads for next year’s Jogathon, Halloween Carnival and such. Look for that SOON! Any parent who would like to join Alex and Jeff as Co-Parent Club leaders, let me know!

Friday, May 17th, Middle School Youth Group Night at Menchie’s

All 6th-8th graders are invited to join us for a night of frozen yogurt and fun beginning at 6:30pm.  We’ll head over to Menchie’s in West Seattle and take our treats to Hiawatha Park for some games (weather permitting).  Permission slip is due by Friday, May 10


Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 PM is our SPRING CONCERT for Preschool-8th grade. The doors open 6:00 PM. Kids dress in Sunday best.

The 7th grade families will be hosting a desserts and treats bar in the St. Francis Room for AFTER the concert. Bring your small change!

This Saturday at the 5:30 St. Peter Mass, our four parishes will be honoring our high school and college graduates. We welcome all graduates and their families to come to Mass for a special blessing!

CYO ADULT SOFTBALL. There is a group of adults working to form a CYO softball team for the South Seattle Parish Family. If you are interested contact Alex Cooper at

Summer School registration is still ongoing. Deadline May 24th  

Tomorrow, Lucy Chow is Principal of the Day!  She has declared a Hawaiian theme free dress day! Kids are welcome to wear shorts, dresses and t-shirts in Hawaiian theme or summer colors as long as they follow the dress codes for NON uniform day.

Tomorrow is also Snack Shack Day!  Please make sure the kids bring change, or $1 or $5 bills – nothing bigger – if they want to buy snacks.

In Peace,

Monica Wingard


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