Principal's Weekly Newsletter
“The Earth” is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her.”
October 6, 2022
Hello St. George Families
On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we had a really sweet blessing of the pets. These creatures are gifts from God and teach us to be more gentle and caring. St. Francis teaches us that we are called by God to protect and care for the environment as both worldly citizens and followers of Christ. You can read his appeal to us in his encyclical letter, Laudato Si’ https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html
Come to the Parents’ Club meetings tonight at 6:30 PM in the school hall. Planning is underway for our October 28th Halloween Carnival. Each classroom group of parents will run a booth/game at the carnival. Your Room Parents will be reaching out to you to volunteer for a shift. In addition, there are some general positions that need support. Check out the Sign-Up Genius for a slot just right for you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F48ABAF2CA4FF2-stgeorge2
Preschool- Kindergarten 2023-24 Intent to Register.
If you have any child who is not currently enrolled in our Early Learning program who will be age three or four by August 31, 2023 and would like them to be on the wait-list for the next school year, please contact our office.
We are also taking names of any incoming Kindergarten students who will be 5 by August 31, 2023 and are NOT currently in our Early Learning Program.
We want to make sure we save spaces for the littlest ones in our families! Please help us spread the word to family and friends to contact us and set up a tour for their own placement!
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.
Go to https://www.fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance to apply ASAP. Be sure to include any incoming Kindergarteners for next year in your family.
If you need assistance, please make an appointment with our business office before December 14th. Though Fulcrum’s application deadline is January 6th, you will need to upload 2021 tax documents in order for it to be deemed COMPLETE. The Fulcrum Foundation is strict with their deadline, and our office will not have the time to help in January, so please plan ahead!
Basketball: Basketball registration has already begun! To register your child or volunteer to coach, please head to https://www.teamsideline.com/seattlecyo and sign up! Registration ends Friday, October 21st.
Soccer: Support our current soccer kids by attending one of their games! To see the current game schedule, head to https://www.saintgeorgeseattle.org/cyo.
For any further information or questions about CYO, please email Andrew Garcia – firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.saintgeorgeseattle.org/cyo.
Also, see the attached SASC flyer for information on basketball clinics
Looking for service hours? We still need volunteers in the following areas
7:30 AM Gate attendant for Tuesdays
Library assistance Tuesday, Wed. or Thursdays.
Art assistant- Monday and Fridays
Recess duty 11:45-1:00 Tuesday-Fridays.
We are organizing a monthly fellowship for St. George families after the 10:30 Mass on the second Sunday of each month. We are looking for volunteers who would help with hosting coffee and pastries. November 13th will be the first Fellowship event. Please see the attached flyer for more information. This is another way families can earn service hours!
School will be closed for all students on Friday October 14th for Archdiocesan Teacher Professional Development.
K-8 Mandatory Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday- Friday October 26-28th. Conferences are 100% IN PERSON this year. School will be dismissed at NOON on Wednesday the 26th. Extended Care is only available on Wednesday from Noon-6:00 PM. School will be closed on Thursday and Friday so our teachers can meet with each family. All students in Grades 2-8 are REQUIRED to attend the conference with their parents as they themselves are accountable for their own classroom participation and work. Preschool and PreK students will be on their REGULAR schedule these days!
Use the Sign-Up genius to register for your conference. Look to the left and SCROLL DOWN until you see your classroom teacher’s name and then click on the button for your choice time. Do that for each child and his or her teacher. The link will be closed on Tuesday 25th so teachers can prepare for the meetings. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5A922ABFDC70-fall1
NOON DISMISSAL FRIDAY. A reminder that school is dismissed at noon tomorrow for our monthly First Friday teachers’ meetings. It is spirit day and all students are invited to wear blue or black jeans and any St. George t-shirt or hoodie. Their other choice is their school uniform. Extended care is available from Noon to 6:00PM.
8th Grade Pizza lunch tomorrow. PREPAID ORDERS ONLY.
Any parents who are chaperoning their children for pizza pick up can meet them out front and then walk them to the cafeteria through the school hall door on Dawson Street. Please remember to park away from all yellow loading zones!
Extended Care students buying pizza will be supervised by Ms. Freeman.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
Your sister in Christ,