Principal's Weekly Newsletter
Dear St. George Parents,
This Monday at prayer service, we had a ‘family meeting’ with the whole school about treating each other with respect. We have noticed some rough play on the playground mainly with K-5: kids pushing to be first in game lines, pushing or grabbing arms/coats in games, teasing with words, occasionally yelling at others over the difference of opinions in games and gossiping. This is ALL typical with kids and it generally starts out innocent until someone gets hurt physically or their feelings are hurt. Then the tears and arguments start.
Please remind your child that it is HIS OR HER responsibility as a community member to help build the type of school community they want to live in. We each do that by leading by example and making good choices for our own behavior. We can only control ourselves. We also show others how we want to be treated by the way we treat them! This is a constant conversation we have with children in the classrooms, on the playground and in prayer services. We would appreciate you adding to this conversation in your homes about what your expectation is as parents. Growing up has bumps and bruises along the way, and we are trying to help the students work those out in positive ways where everyone wins!
I can’t believe it is March! Tomorrow is a First Friday/Spirit day and noon dismissal. As per usual, we invite all students to wear blue or black jeans only and a St. George shirt/sweatshirt. Students who choose not to wear that will wear their uniform as usual. Extended Care will be available and students must bring their own lunches.
2023-24 Registration was due Wednesday for all current students. We are now opening registration to all those families on our wait list.
Ms. Ebreo and I will now be building contracts for tuition for next year. Once that is set up in SchoolAdmin, we will send you an email to log into your account again and set up your payment plan. We appreciates everyone’s flexibility as we adapted to this mandated platform for registration and tuition collection.
2023 Summer School We have opened registration to those families in our local Catholic Schools. We’ve already received requests from families at St. Therese, Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Family Bilingual, St. Bernadette, and St. Anthony. If you plan to register your St. George students Preschool- Grade 6, get your form in soon as we have limited spaces per grade level.
We have 259 registered guests for our Pure Imagination Auction on March 11th. We are very excited for a night of fun and FUNDraising for our students.
Our second Trimester ends next week on March 10, 2023. For 4th -8th grade families, now is the time to check PowerSchool with your child and help him/her make a plan to turn in missing work according to their teacher’s deadlines... Help your child build self-accountability and self-advocacy.
The Scholastic book Fair is coming March 21-23. Mrs. Morgan is seeking volunteers to help the students find and purchase books. Sign up to help at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094da9af2aa2f5c52-book#/
All proceeds are used to purchase new selections for our own library intriguing our readers from ages 3-14!
FAMILY NIGHTS OUT
This Saturday, our Middle School drama elective class will be performing TYPECAST, a free play at 6:00 PM in the school hall called. Doors open at 5:40 PM. See the flyer.
March 26th from 1-4 First Communion Pop-Up Closet. There is a community of moms that is organizing a check-out closet of First Holy Communions dresses, veils, gloves, suits, barongs and other culture First Communion attire including shoes. They want to ensure that First Communion occasion clothing is more accessible to all families in Seattle and help offset any financial burdens for families during this most holy event.
They are currently soliciting donations of gently used clothing for First Communion. Our main office is collecting donations from any families in our own community.
They have organized the very FIRST Pop up Closet at St. George School on Sunday, March 26th from 1:00-4:00 where families can borrow an outfit for their child’s big day this spring! There will be reservation list coming soon for families to sign up and shop for free.
March 31, Lenten Soup Dinner. Our Parents Club will be hosting Stations of the Cross and a Lenten Soup Dinner on Friday March 31 at 6:00 in the church. Parents are asked to bring a non-meat soup, stew or dish to share. If you are not sure what to cook go to https://www.crsricebowl.org/families and check out the meatless meal recipes from various cultures around the world to make and share. Each week, Ms. Schroeder and the 6th grades are cooking up a recipe together as a class to share. The kids are loving the good. Last week as a squash soup!
Day of Service Drive – please take a look at the attached flyer and see what your student’s class has been asked to bring to school to be incorporated into “Ditty Bags” and “Care Kits” being assembled on the Day of Service.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Monica Wingard, Principal