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Principal's Newsletter




June 9, 2022


Hello St. George Families!


WOOT! WOOT! We just received confirmation form the Western Catholic Education Association that we received a FULL 6 Years Accreditation based on our self-study and last December’s visit by them. Hurray for us! That is the highest level of accreditation that they award. Congratulations to everyone for their support and volunteerism in ensuring that St. George Parish School is a highly effective Catholic school!


Auction Proceeds Spending Update. With the $32,550 that was donated during RAISE THE PADDLE, included in the overall $95,000 grossed at the auction, along with a $32,500 donation from the Fulcrum Foundation School Partnerships Grant, we have ordered carpet for the main school and library, new window blinds for the main school and 13 85” flat screen TVs for the classrooms.


In addition, to improve security on campus, we are upgrading every single interior door in the main school and the old convent with classroom function keyed lever locksets. We are also upgraded the exterior door locks to ensure they are high functioning and stay on an automatic relocking system. The preschool building was already updated with these locks in the remodel. This project was on our list last year, but we did not have enough funds to get it done. Now we do thanks to this year’s auction success. We also received an in-kind donation from a school family to add an intercom system to our front door to help with screening guests. Know that we take the safety and welfare of our children and staff seriously and work hard to do all that is reasonable to maintain a safe environment for everyone.


Mrs. Hart has notified families whose children have missing books from the library. She will be invoicing for replacement costs for lost or damaged library books not returned. As I mentioned before, we are so sad to say good-bye to Ms. Hart. She has been a fabulous asset to our educational program and we wish her the best! Here is a note from her.


Dear St. George Families,


After ten years as St. George's teacher-librarian I have accepted a job teaching 2nd grade at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in West Seattle. This school is 4 blocks from my house and my youngest daughter, Luce, will be in 7th grade there next year.


I have truly loved my ten years at St. George. This is a special community!! The caring and compassion that comes from teachers, staff, students, parents, and extended family is one I will always treasure. I will miss you all!


Love,

Katie McKeehan Hart


As is our annual policy, all tuition, service hours, fundraising fees, Extended Care fees, and lost or damaged book fees need to be paid in full BEFORE children can receive their report cards. Please check with our main office if you have questions.


Summer sports camps at O’Dea and Holy Names. Use this link for registration for O’Dea’s football and basketball, https://www.odea.org/athletics/summer-camps/ and see the attached flyer for Holy Names’ Hoops Camp information and registration.


A BIG SHOUT-OUT to the St. George Track Team – placing THIRD in the AA Championship Meet last weekend, and also receiving the overall SPIRIT AWARD! Way to go Dragons! Thanks to the coaches, Casey Alex, Cindy Corsilles, and Al Mosksivong, and all involved in this super successful season!


DATES TO REMEMBER


  • Fri., June 10th Preschool and PreK Graduation 9:30 AM in the church followed by a picnic. NO BALLOONS allowed in the church.

  • Mon. June 13th, 7:00 PM Zoom Parent Reading Workshop- Wondering how you can support your child in reading over the summer? Join Mrs. Farrington and Mrs. Morris for some practical tips and strategies you can use with your child to support their reading growth over the summer.

7:00 pm Parents with kids entering K-3rd grade with Mrs. Morris

7:20 pm Parents with kids entering 4th-8th grade with Mrs. Farringto

  • Wed., June 15th Field Day at school

  • Thurs., June 16th THE BIG FINALE

  • Last School Mass at 8:30 AM

Kindergarten Graduation at 9:30 in the church. NO BALLOONS allowed.

Honor awards and Big Scooch Assembly at 11:00 in the school hall. All parents are invited. School dismisses at NOON and there is No Extended Care

Our school office will be closed on Friday, June 17th in observance of Juneteenth.


We switch to our summer hours, 9:00 - 1:00 PM, Monday June 20th- through June 27th. We close for the summer on June 28th as the new carpets come this week and we have to get out of the way! We will send a BACK TO SCHOOL newsletter with key dates and events before we take off for the month of July. Our office re-opens for the 2022-23 school year on August 8, 2022


Despite all the complications COVID brought, it was a wonderful year! Congratulations to everyone: students, parents, and staff alike who have stayed committed to learning, and supported the mission of St. George Parish School. This is an exceptional place to live!


We pray that everyone has a wonderful summer full of adventure and joy, and comes back excited for the new school year. Always proud to be a Dragon!


In peace,


Monica Wingard


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