Blessed are you, daughter by the Most High God
Today, the students attended Mass in honor of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Negusse explained to us that the image of Our Lady on Juan Diego's tilma reminds us of our two most important dogmas of Mary: that she is ever-Virgin and, at the same time, that she is the Mother of God.
Fr. Felino announced today that Archbishop Sartain will join our community during Advent and be the celebrant at the 10:30 Family Mass on Sunday, December 22. We invite all our school families to come meet the Archbishop and show him what a vibrant community we are at St. George School and Parish.
The Holiday Bazaar was a wonderful success. Thanks to all of you who helped make this community event happen. The St. George choir, Maria Ganz and Mr. Hoveskeland kept us in the holiday spirit with their joyful music. We had lots of shopping and cookie decorating going on, too. There is nothing like a holiday cookie smothered in frosting and candy to make a child smile!
Thanks to all the parents, family members and friends who helped support our Magazine Sale. We grossed $15,658 in sales, half of which will come directly back to our school and put towards student programming. We were just shy of last year's record sale of $17,400. We congratulate our 1st graders who were our top selling class, with the 3rd grade at second place, and the 6th grade in third. Those classes will have free dress tomorrow to celebrate their teamwork. This year's top selling student was Aliyana H in the 8th grade. Way to finish strong after years of fundraising Ali! Ty S in 1st grade came in second and there was a three-way tie for third place: Nile H (6th), Taseandra D (5th) and Christopher S (3rd) If you have any questions about your orders, customers can go on line at www.aphearst.com and go to "Check on your order" in the lower right corner, or you can call 1-800-284-9711. Orders take 4-6 weeks to process.
A shout out to the St. George Children’s Choir and Mrs. Rogel for this Saturday's 1:15-1:45 performance at Sky Nursery (Shoreline) Christmas festival. The choir will be singing holiday songs for the shoppers and may even be on the radio as 101.5FM will be broadcasting live from the event. I know the choir will make us proud!
If you would like to be considered for tuition assistance for the 2014-15 school year, get your Fulcrum application in on Friday Dec. 13th. Only those families who apply through Fulcrum are considered for any tuition assistance whether it’s from Fulcrum or St. George's own tuition assistance funds. Our tuition assistance policies haven't changed, but the Fulcrum deadline has been bumped up.
St. George's Putting on the Ritz 2014 Auction procurement forms are available in the front office. Now would be a great time with the holiday sales to find the perfect item for this March event. We’ll have more auction news after the holidays.
Our annual Advent Concert will be Thursday, Dec. 19th at 6:30 PM in the church. All students in Grades Prek-5 are expected to attend as are the students in Grades 6- 8 who are taking glockenspiel or ukulele this trimester. Students are asked to meet their homeroom teachers in their assigned pews up front of the church.
School will be dismissed on Friday Dec. 20th at Noon. There will be NO EXTENDED care available. All parents are encouraged to walk through the school hall and gather any lost items: coats, hats, shoes, uniforms etc. We have a plethora of unlabeled, unclaimed uniforms pants, sweaters and such. We ask parents to LABEL all their children's coats, sweaters and lunchboxes for quick return.
Have a wonderful weekend!