Newsletter: 8/18/22

August 18, 2022



Dear St. George Families,


Thank you to all the families who are signing up for leadership roles in the community. The strength of St. George Parish School lies in the Pure Imagination and active participation of all our families. We have some other volunteer opportunities for you to consider. But before parents can volunteer with children in our school, all parents must complete a background check and participate in the safe environment class conducted by the Archdiocese of Seattle. Please see the attached letter that explains how parents can be cleared to help out at school in order to fulfill their 40 service hours. See below for ideas on where you can help.


The hot lunch menu was emailed to families. All orders and fees are due at our main office by Friday September 2nd at 12:00 Noon in order to receive hot lunch in September! All checks needs to be made out to Catering by Edwin.


STAFF UPDATE


Congratulations to our own Mr. Higa, our music teacher! He has been cast as tenor for the City Opera of Vancouver in Canada for a new opera called Chinatown. The opera focuses the history of China and Asians in America including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This is a fabulous opportunity for Mr. Higa. The role runs through September 19th and he will join us after that.


We continue to advertise our librarian position but haven’t found a candidate at this time. Send a prayer up to God for us!


Ms. Nia Camilon has transitioned to the Instructional Assistant for Grades 3-5. Mrs. Morris will work with Grades K-2 in reading and Ms. Farrington will focus on Grades 6-8 as well as support our families/ students with individualized learning plans. Mr. Andrew Garcia is our new CYO Athletic Director and CYO gym monitor. I am so honored to work with such warm and caring educators!.


Here is where we need help. GET YOUR SERVICE HOURS DONE HERE!


Gym Gate Monitor 7:35AM-8:00 PM I am looking for a parent(s) to stand at the gym gate every morning from 7:40-800 as monitors to the playground during morning drop off. This will allow us to have two entrances for the students in the morning. You can earn service hours by helping out one, two or all 5 days a week. If you are interested let me know.


Lunch and Recess Duty 11:45-1:00 We need 3 parents daily from 11:45-1:00 to help the littles in the cafeteria and provide more adults on the playground for recess support.


Art - Ms. Metzelaar would love to have a parent or two assisting in art classes for K-5 Mondays 12:30-3:00 (Grades K, 3) and Fridays 10:00 -3:00 (Grades 2, 5, 1, 4)


CYO coaches: Cross Country, Soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field


Do you use Amazon? Every time you make a purchase on Amazon you can help the school too by donating 0.5% of the price back to the school. That may not sounds like a lot but with all the Amazon purchases we all make it definitely adds up! Just make sure that you bookmark the smile.amazon.com site and make your purchases there so that our school will be able to benefit from your purchases, it’s a win-win! Here are the steps below:


How to sign up for AmazonSmile

  • Visit smile.amazon.com

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CYO Updates: Andrew Garcia - athletics@saintgeorgeseattle.org


Cross Country: Only a couple of students are signed up for cross country. If your child is interested, register by September 2, 2022 so we can decide if we will make a team or not.


Soccer: We need coaches! We are currently looking at having a Kinder & 1st Grade Co-Ed team and a 2nd & 3rd girls’ team. 4th & 5th grade boys is very close to having a team. We have some kids signed up for 2nd & 3rd boys and 4th & 5th girls, but we are not close enough for a full team. If you are interested, sign up your child before August 19, 2022.


Adult Volleyball: Registration for CYO Adult Volleyball is open! This is for age 21+ St. George parents and parishioners who are interested in playing volleyball against the other parishes. Registration ends September 2, 2022. Head over to CYO TeamSideline for more information.


Please feel free to contact Andrew Garcia, our Athletic Director, with any questions - athletics@saintgeorgeseattle.org


USED UNIFORMS: We have a small collection of used uniforms for sale on tables outside our front office. The doors are open daily from 9:00-1:00PM. Students in K-8 are required to be in full uniform starting August 30th. Uniform sweaters, vests, skirts and jumper must be ordered at Dennis Uniform. The link below goes directly to our page. https://www.dennisuniform.com/collections/xtg400?_pos=1&_psq=wa%20St%20george&_ss=e&_v=1.0 A reminder that girls may NOT wear leggings or pants under their jumpers or skirts. They may wear blue black or white tights, long or short socks. Preschool and PreK students may wear comfortable clothing of their choice. Uniform pants are always an option. If you have any uniform sweaters or skirts/jumpers that your kids have outgrown please consider dropping them at the school – our inventory is pretty low, especially for the bigger sizes.


Mark your calendars


August 19th FREE Family Movie Night at 8:00PM Disney’s Jungle Cruise on the playground hosted by St. George Parish. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket and bag of your favorite treats/drinks for a night of fun! Light snacks and refreshments will be served.


August 21st Preschool and PreK play date at the Early Learning Center back yard. (11:30-12:30).


August 24th 7:00-7:30 PM Preschool/PreK Mandatory Parent Night in the School Hall


In compliance with our Washington State Licensing for Early Learning Centers, we host a parent night to go over policies, routines, school supplies, required documentation and answer any questions you may have before students can come to class.


7:00-7:30 Kindergarten Mandatory Parent Night in the classroom.


Enter on Dawson by the parish center across the street from the main school.

Ms. Goedken and Ms. Janet will summarize students’ needs, routines and expectations for Kindergarten.

August 28th Kindergarten play date on the playground (11:30-12:30).


August 30th School begins Preschool and PreK on full schedule. K-8 have a noon dismissal. Our Back to School Assembly will begin at 8:30 AM. Parents are welcome.


September 2nd All School Mass of the Holy Spirit at 8:30 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend.


September 6 Hot lunch begins.


September 7th K-8 Mandatory Curriculum Night for Parents at 6:30 PM in the school hall. We start with a general parent meeting. Then the teachers will host two 20 minute sessions 7:15-7:35 and 7:35-7:55) in their classrooms for parents that explains curriculum and expectations for the year. Child care for grades K-8 will be provided.


September 11 Back to School Family BBQ Preschool-eighth Grade. Let’s gather, reconnect and enjoy each other’s company from 11:30-1:00. To help keep costs in line, we are asking all families to register on line to attend. The ticket price is $10 per family. To register to help or attend go to https://www.saintgeorgeseattle.org/back-to-school-bbq


September 25 St. George Jogathon! Husky Ice Cream at the finish line! It is not too early to start getting your pledges. Share the link https://saintgeorgeseattle.ejoinme.org/rundragons to friends and families! Families who raise $250 earn a free t-shirt, designed by winning student artist London Vaughn, for each St. George student in their family.

In peace,


Monica Wingard, Principal



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