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Principal's Newsletter

Before School Care Changes, Catholic Schools Week, State of the School Address, CYO Updates, Updates From the Chancery

January 5, 2023

Hello St. George Families,

One of the beautiful aspects of St. George is what we call our SECRET SAUCE.

There is great love and respect shared among our students, our parents and our staff. Every day, WE CHOOSE to embrace each individual with God’s love, and honor everyone’s uniqueness and celebrate our commonalities. We see each other as belonging here together. I see that choice to love with the kids when they pop out of the cars in the morning and race towards each other or circle around a friend in need on the playground. I see that choice to love at pick-up when parents embrace each other or help each other out with coaching, carpooling and playdates. Our SECRET SAUCE is our choosing to LOVE and include everyone as part of the St. George family. I see that choice in our alumni who continue to support St. George because of what their time here meant to them. For the staff, this isn’t a job, but a ministry, to share our love and our gifts and talents with our brothers and sisters so as to empower them to share their love and gifts and talents with others for the common good of all.

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE: The students who are coming to school early asked to play in the gym before school verses sitting around the cafeteria. So to honor their request, we will try a new drop off routine to see if it works.

We ask any parent who drops a child off between 7:00AM-7:30 AM to drop the students off by the gym gate, NOT the cafeteria door. Mr. Rittman will meet the students at the gym gates/door.

At 7:30 AM when I am outside for traffic duty, we will open the cafeteria door so students can walk straight through to the gym until the school bell rings. Our gate keepers will switch to supervise that door. The gym gate will remain open during our drop-off time as usual. Thank you for accommodating the switch per the students’ request!

Catholic Schools Week is January 29- February 4. The student council is busy planning some fun activities for all of us. See that attached flyer for more information. Save the Date for Wed. February 1 from 11:30-1:00 as we bring back our annual FAMILY LUNCHEON. We invite all parents to come have lunch with their kids! Parents can order their lunches through the attached February lunch menu with their kids: Chicken adobo is lunch of the day. Otherwise, parents can bring in a special lunch for them and their kids. We will all eat as one big family!

Wednesday, Feb. 1st Catholic Schools Night at Climate Pledge Arena. See the Seattle University Redhawks men’s basketball team take on Abilene Christian Wildcats. Tickets are available at

Use the code CSW23 when ordering.

Our four parishes have organized a Southeast Seattle Catholic Parishes Night with a Special Ticket Offer to watch the Seattle U Women's Basketball vs New Mexico State on Saturday, January 21st 7:00 pm

General Admission ticket offer $10/each. Use this Ticket Link to order your tickets.

Save the Date: Our annual State of the School Address will be in the school hall on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 PM. Parents are expected to attend and will earn a service hour. Our topics include St. George Parish School’s finances, academics and curriculum, and connection between churches and school, our maintenance goals for the summer and our tuition contracts for the 2023-24 school year. This year registration will be ON LINE through an Archdiocesan mandated program called School Admin. Registration fees can be paid via credit card, check or cash.


This Friday, tomorrow, January 13th, show your love to our beloved SEAHAWKS and support the 8th graders camp fundraiser by wearing BLUE.

Please bring ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) and wear your Seahawks blue to participate.

(If not participating, students must wear their school uniform.)

CYO News

Volleyball: Registration for 4th Grade – 8th Grade CYO Volleyball has already begun! Registration ends on Friday, January 27th. Volleyball is open for boys and girls. To register, please head over to or email for more information.

Basketball: CYO Basketball is in full swing! Support our students by spectating one of their games! To see the schedule – head over to

Third grade parents – please check your email for basketball info.

From the Chancery. Drug Rehab Services (DRS) has recently created A Parent’s Guide to Fentanyl to help individuals learn more about this drug and provide tips to help educate children. This resource can be accessed at the following link and includes: tips for parents, information about fentanyl, online safety tools, and helpful videos and articles.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass Celebration The Black Catholic Advisory Circle of the Archdiocese of Seattle invites everyone to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior on Monday, January 16 at 11am at the St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University. Bishop Schuster will be presiding and Malcom Nelson, Principal of St. Therese Catholic Academy will be the keynote (note, the previous announcement had the incorrect date).

Save the Date: Annual Day of Service All are invited to our annual Day of Service on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Join with hundreds of volunteers from Our Lady of Guadalupe and all four cluster parishes. We will be serving in groups at a variety of non-profits throughout our region and offering some at-home projects as well. Look for signups later this month! To join our planning team, contact Jennifer at Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 17 at 7pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

School will be closed Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Let this be a day we make plans to put our love into action to build a better world for each other.


Monica Wingard

Catholic Schools Week 2023 Schedule
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St. George February Lunch Menu
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