St. George School Weekly Update
December 5, 2019
A Prayer for this Advent Season
Dear Lord God,
that we may be ready
when your dear Son comes,
that we may receive him with joy
and serve you with pure hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Immunization Records for all students
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Celebration - Friday, December 8
Hope you can join us! (Is anyone going to the procession on Sunday?)
Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 11 - 12pm Dismissal
$2 Free Dress Fundraiser on Wednesday, December 11
Winter Dance on Wednesday, December 11
Ask your kids about Worship Wednesday!
St. George Christmas Boutique, and Bingo - December 14!
The Christmas Boutique on December 14 is right before our BINGO event and on the same weekend as our Children's Mass. The students will lead Christmas carols and we may even have a special visitor from the North Pole arriving around 3pm. Bring the family and invite your friends! Stay for Bingo!
Invite your friends to BINGO!
St. George School BINGO!!!
Saturday, Dec. 14th, 5:30pm
144 West 5th Street
Come hungry! We will have some refreshments and food items for sale. Food and beverage sales will benefit the 2/3rd grade classroom.
We have some prizes to raffle. You may purchase a raffle ticket in the office. The winner will be announced at Bingo.
See you there!
December Children's Mass @10am mass
Sunday, Dec. 15th, 9am
120 West 5th Street
Here are the students/families serving at this eucharistic celebration:
Alexandra P., Alexa H., Remiel R., Anthony B., Ashley G., Kristian D., Raul, Cayden, Marybelle, Mildred, and Hoang Family.
Please let us know if you CANNOT make it.
Early Dismissal on Friday, December 20 - 12pm
Christmas Break - December 23 - January 3
School resumes on Monday, January 6
CRAB FEED!!! Tickets are NOW on SALE!!!
Families are expected to sell 4 tickets each. However, if you know someone needs more than 4 tickets, please encourage them to purchase online so that they can sit together at the same table. Our school families will have paper tickets to sell.
The link to purchase tickets is on our school website and below. Even though we are selling SOME tickets online, we still depend on our families to sell 4 tickets each. Please turn in your ticket sale money as soon as its collected (we will provide tickets soon).
Here is the link to purchase tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-george-parish-school-crab-feed-tickets-82644944253
Does your child need a desk at home?
What can I do with FACTS Online Tuition Management?
If you are having trouble paying early in the month, we can adjust your payment date to another day in the SAME month. We need three business days to make changes to your account.
In December, the application for SEEDS will be available through FACTS. We encourage everyone to apply. Please gather your tax information for 2018 (not 2019). More information coming soon.
In February, we will open up the application for next year and begin collecting registration fees. For next year, the only way to enroll or pay tuition is through FACTS (credit card or bank account). Payments will not be collected in our school office.
Why did we switch to FACTS?
1) I felt uncomfortable collecting so much money through our office. It became a concern for our safety.
2) Our accounting records were affected. With the previous system, your cash/checks passed through six different people between our school and church staff - too many! By using FACTS, there are fewer chances of error and our families control the information. Our families can login and view their payment history. Our families can make payments online even when the office is closed.
3) Our school is absorbing the cost of using FACTS. You pay nothing extra except....
*If your payment doesn't go through, you receive an insufficient fund fee that is paid to FACTS (we don't see that money- it stays with FACTS)
**If you use a credit card to pay tuition, you will be charged a credit card fee EACH time. You can avoid these fees by using a bank account instead of a credit card.