Principal's Weekly Newsletter
October 20, 2022
Hello St. George Families,
I ask that you please keep Mrs. Higa, our Mass pianist, and her husband Mr. Higa in your prayers. Mrs. Higa’s father passed away early this morning. Luckily, she flew home yesterday to spend time with him. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Both November hot lunch order form and our First Annual Grandparents Luncheon flyer went out on Monday. Both are due next week. And they are attached here again.
Send in your reservations for our first annual Grandparents Luncheon on Tuesday. Nov. 22nd. We will have special tables set up for grandparents to eat lunch with all their grandchildren, Preschool-8th grade at the same time. Be sure to order your seniors’ lunches on the Nov. hot lunch menu! Mr. Edwin’s lasagna is delicious!!
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 in your family.
October is the month of the Rosary. On Wed. at 8:20 in the morning the students will be participating in a LIVING ROSARY in the gym. We will be praying the Glorious Mysteries. Parents are welcome to sign in at the front office and join us and everyone is encouraged to bring their rosaries from home.
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.
K-8 school will be closed on Thursday and Friday. 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! The link to schedule conferences will be closed on Tues. 25th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5A922ABFDC70-fall1
The Halloween Carnival is Friday, Oct. 28th. Get your tickets at https://www.saintgeorgeseattle.org/general-7
A reminder that all Halloween costumes must be Catholic School appropriate, and nothing super gory as we have children of all ages in attendance. Be creative! Students in Grades 5-8 MAY NOT wear masks other than COVID Masks.
Sunday, October 30th, the 3rd graders will be leading the 10:30 Sunday parish Mass as we celebrate All Saints Day. They will be dressed as saints! We invite you all to join us at Mass.
Thank you to our Pure Imagination Auction Sponsors!
Gold Level: Seattle Prep, the Wyman Youth Trust, the Chiodo Family, the Lind Family, Tom & Mary Herche
Blue Level: O’Dea, Mr. & Mrs. George Hofbauer, Jason Fredette, RoundBox Fitness, Rolluda Architects
Wine Sponsors: the Alex Family, the Fareti Family, the Ligot Family, the Turla Family, the Turla-Cordero Family
Dinner Sponsor: Rain City Catering
There’s still time to become an auction sponsor and get your tickets early! Email Auction@SaintGeorgeSeattle.org for details! On the website: www.saintgeorgeseattle.org/auction
More auction details to come in November - SignUp for auction volunteers, ticket purchase information, dessert dash donor opportunities.
We know families are busy with the Halloween Carnival and Middle School Dance planning, but if you’d like to get an early start on procurement for the auction, please checkout the auction’s Amazon Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3KNMQHJTMKODB?ref_=wl_share.
Japanese Exchange Students. In 2018, St. George hosted 10 middle school students from the Tokyo area for a week to ten days. These children attended classes with our students and also shared lessons about Japanese culture and what middle school students in Japan liked to do. Our St. George kids, K-8, absolutely loved the experience of getting to know these students and the exchanged students enjoyed how warm and welcoming our students were! We had plans to host it in March of 2019 again, but then COVID hit!
We are working to restart this program come late March/early April in 2023. I am surveying to see if any St. George families would be willing to host a HOMESTAY with one or two students at your home for a week to 10 days.
You would provide a private bedroom for the 2 students to share or have their own rooms.
The students would have at least one weekend hanging out with your family doing something fun in Seattle.
You would provide breakfast and dinner, and the students would come to school every day with your child while St. George would provide lunch here for our guests.
All adults in the home must be compliant with Archdiocesan Safe Environment policies to qualify.
There are more specific details to come, but if this is an experience you would like to share with your children, please contact me so I can get a gauge on interest. My own family hosted exchange students twice when my children were in Grades 2-5. We all loved it so much and we are still in contact! Email me for more information.
Your sister in Christ,