ST. GERTRUDE SCHOOL
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
As we continue our Reading Rocks Program, I read Goldirocks and the Three Bears to the second and third grade this week. We also discussed how their reading was going and to continue to read at home. I also enjoyed sitting and chatting with various classes in the cafeteria. It's always interesting to get their take on how the week is going and what they are doing in class. I can't wait to see the classes rehearse for next week's Christmas concert. I think everyone is going to be in for a treat!
READY, SET, READ - BOOK DRIVE
He believed education was the foundation for all children. Teaching was not a just a job for Clem, it was "his mission." This year, we have chosen St. Vincent de Paul and St. Gertrude schools as the recipients of donated books. Our goal is to outfit their libraries with new children's reading materials in Clem's honor.
Amazon Wishlist. For the Wishlist email: Jennaolsenrf@gmail.com
St. Gertrude Donation drop-off: Open Skies, 3021 Hwy A, Suite 103 in Washington
Thanksgiving through Christmas Day 2019 (Nov. 28 — Dec. 25)
Mr. Genteman spent 25 years as a principal at St. Vincent de Paul and 17 years as an educator at St. Gertrude with 60 years total in education. Once he was asked when he was likely to retire and he replied, "when the good Lord takes me," which is exactly what he did.
Rest in Peace Clem Genteman, 1938 — 2019.
CHRISTMAS STORE OPENS NEXT WEEK
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS PARTIES
Please consider using the SGS SCRIP Program for your Christmas shopping and gift giving needs. This is a great way to purchase gifts, earn tuition credit and support the school. Plus, it does not cost you any extra. Scrip forms can be found on Fast Direct/Planner/Tina Van Booven.
Scrip WILL NOT be available to order the week of December 23 and December 30th. Scrip will resume January 6th.
Regina Close, owner of Washington Green Spa and Wellness will be offering 7% on all scrip orders December 2 through December 14th.
ST. GERTRUDE 150 CLUB - DINNER/DANCE
The 150 Club Dinner/Dance will be held February 1, 2020 in the Parish Center. Have you considered this opportunity? We’d love to have you join this fun group of individuals, who through their membership help support St. Gertrude School. We will be sending out invitations at the end of this month. Membership makes a great Christmas gift for your children or friends, age 21 or older. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the form in child's Thursday folder and we will include you in our mailing. You can drop this form at the parish office, school office, or in the collection basket.