Principal's Weekly Newsletter
Lord. Help us to see where your light is shining!
November 30, 2022
Hello St. George Parents.
COVID POLICY UPDATE. There is a lot of winter crud out there, and it is hard to know if it is the flu, a cold or COVID! We recommend COVID testing in all scenarios. We do have COVID test kits for anyone who is interested. Contact our main office.
As of tonight, we have 4 staff members (Ms. C. Hanley, Ms. J. Hanley, Ms. Schroeder and Ms. Farrington) and a few students out with COVID.
I am re-instating a MASK MANDATE for all students and staff Preschool-8th grade starting tomorrow, Dec. 1 through Dec. 16th. We want to keep as many people as healthy as possible and stop the further spread of illness before Christmas vacation. We appreciate everyone staying vigilant.
If you are exposed to COVID, we continue to ask students to wear a mask at school, to monitor daily for symptoms and test on day 3-5 after exposure.
If negative, you can come to school but you need to wear a mask at all times for 10 days while you continue to monitor for symptoms.
If positive, Day 0 is the day you tested positive, Students can come back to school on Day 6 and wear a mask for the next 5 days while at school. This also excludes students from CYO basketball games and practices.
Happy Advent! This first week of advent, we are called to sustain our search of light. As God’s people, we are called to walk in His light and no matter how much darkness is around us, we are called to give HOPE and encouragement to others. As John writes in 1:5 “a light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”
BE THAT LIGHT AT CHRISTMAS: it’s how we act out our faith!
Shoeboxes of Joy are due Friday, Dec. 2nd
Homeless care packages: socks, beanies, gloves, scarves etc. due 12/16
New item- Christmas Present Sponsorships
For the third year in a row, St. George School will sponsor 10 families from the Pregnancy and Parent Support program (PREPS) of Catholic Community Services at St. Edward Parish. Each family member was asked to list one item they need and one they would like to have. I ask that you review the link below and see if there is a person for who you can give the gift of Christmas! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849adaf22a5f94-sharing1
Sign up for items you would like to purchase. (F means female, M means male).
Gift wrap presents for Christmas.
Label them with the specific number and alphabet (2B or 6F).
Return them to school by 8:30 AM Monday Dec. 12th. These items will be distributed at St. Edward the following Sunday.
Tuition Assistance applications for 2023-2024 school year are due soon. Any family interested in applying for tuition assistance for students in K-8th Grade must complete an application. If you DO NOT complete the application with Fulcrum, we will not disburse tuition assistance to your family. Apply at https://www.fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance. Be sure to include any incoming Kindergarteners for next year.
All of our church office coordinators are looking for helpers to clean and decorate the churches for Advent and Christmas services. You can use these hours towards school services hours. Reach out to the office coordinators and find out the dates.
For St. George or St. Peter, contact Ana at AJuguilon@stgeorgeparish.com
For St. Paul contact Anne AStanton@stpaulparish.com
For St. Edward, contact Vince email@example.com
Thurs. Dec. 9th We invite all parents to 8:30 Mass with the students as we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Sun. Dec. 11th St. George Parish and School Christmas Breakfast in the school hall following the 10:30 Mass. The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast and there will be Christmas games/crafts for the kids. We ask families to RSVP https://saintgeorgeseattle.ejoinme.org/adventbreakfast so we can get a head count for food.
See the attached flyer for more information.
Thus. Dec. 15th All School, Preschool-8th Grade Advent Concert at 6:30 PM in the church. Doors open at 6:00. We all will be wearing masks!
Fri. Dec. 16th
8:30 Mass- Parents/Grandparents are welcome
9:15 Honor roll and Principal Award assembly in the church.
School Dismisses at NOON for Preschool-8th grade with NO EXTENDED CARE for Christmas vacation.
School resumes Tuesday, January 3rd.