DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
January 11, 2018
Dear St. George Families,  
     We live in a world that is hectic. One of the best lines in the Shawshank Redemption, a movie full of good lines, is when Brooks, in jail for over 50 years, finally gets released on parole and can't keep pace with the world that has changed so dramatically. Bewildered, he says "The world has gotten itself into a big *dang* hurry." 
     Brooks is right! The problem, of course, is that we rarely slow down enough to notice things-to notice God's subtle presence in our lives.  He doesn't often manifest himself in a big booming voice, or some miraculous event such as the parting of the Red Sea. He comes instead as the "still, small voice" (I Kings 19:12)-through our friends, through our parents and siblings, through our teachers, in ordinary, everyday things.  If we can slow ourselves down enough, if we can allow ourselves to be silent more often, we may be able to better sense God's presence, all around us. 
     One of the things of which I am convinced is that God respects our freedom. He's never going to shout at us. He's never going to DEMAND that we follow him, or that we listen to him. Most of the time, he whispers. 
     There is a tradition in this country-a good one, I think-to make "New Year's Resolutions." The top 5 for 2018 according to various places on the Internet are: 1) Spend more time with family and friends; 2) Exercise more ; 3) Lose weight 4) Quit smoking and 5) Enjoy life more. 
     Nothing wrong with those! But let me suggest an additional one-for all of you, for me, for our teachers and staff: 
     Slow down enough at least once a day to time to notice all the good things God has done for us that day and thank Him for it. Show an attitude of gratitude. The more thankful we are, the more we become aware of his many gifts to us, even in the ordinariness of our lives. 
God bless,
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, January 11
       Cane's Night - Siegen Lane, 4:00 - 9:00pm
Friday, January 12        School Liturgy, 8:00am
       6th - 8th Report Cards
       Cafeteria Closed - Bag Lunches Only 
Saturday, January 13 &
 Sunday, January 14
       Winter Follies Performances 
        (Click or See Below)
Monday, January 15        Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
       No School
Monday, January 15 - 
 Wednesday, January 17
       St. George Annual Parish Mission, 7:00pm,
       Church
Friday, January 19        School Liturgy, 8:00am
       Academic and Behavioral Awards
Wednesday, January 24        Gr. 6 Reconciliation
Thursday, January 25        Family Night - No Homework/Activities
Friday, January 26        Re-Enrollment of Current Students Begins
       School Liturgy, 8:00am
Monday, January 29 - 
   Friday, February 2
       Catholic Schools Week

All are invited to Park and Pray the Rosary each  Monday  and  Wednesday  afternoons beginning at  2:15 pm  in the Chapel

SGS Winter Follies "It's An Emoji World !"
St. George Performing Arts Education Series presents the 4th Annual Musical Theatre Production, SGS Winter Follies "It's An Emoji World" - Saturday, January 13, Matinee at 2 p.m. and Evening Performance at 6 p.m.,  and Sunday, January 14, Matinee at 2 p.m.   This outstanding musical theatre production showcases the talents of SGS 5th thru 8th grade students.   Don't miss the opportunity to see this entertaining show and to support the arts at St. George Catholic School.
Purchase Tickets at Evenbrite:   HERE
Cafeteria Closed Friday, January 12th
Bag Lunches Only
The cafeteria will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 12th, due to set up for Winter Follies. Only bag lunches will be served. Students who chose to bring a lunch from home must NOT bring food including nuts or nut products. Students will enjoy lunch in their classroom.
ST. GEORGE ANNUAL PARISH MISSION
You are invited to begin the new year by renewing your faith and spirit at the
St. George Parish Mission

Monday, January 15th through Wednesday, January 17th
7:00pm in the Church
Our speaker is Deacon Art Miller from the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT.   
"From an Informed Catholic to a Transformed Catholic" 
Deacon Art Miller will begin with an invitation to be a strong member of God's team, 
a challenge to walk by faith and finally to be open to God calling us to the action of love.  
For more information, contact Karen Fawley at karenf@st-george.org
or call (225) 456-5417.
RE-ENROLLMENT
FOR 
CURRENT STUDENTS
  • Re-enrollment for current students will take place Friday, January 26 - Friday, February 2
  • Information regarding online re-enrollment will be emailed to all families on Thursday, January 25. 
  • If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call the school office at 225-293-1298.

JANUARY LUNCH MENU
January cafeteria payments are due now .  All school meal payments are due in advance.  Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
 
January Lunch prices: Full price - $53.10; Reduced price - $7.20
January Breakfast prices: Full price - $27.00; Reduced price - $4.50
 
All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at
www.myschoolbucks.comThere you can set up alerts and make payments by credit card or bank draft.  It is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account. 
We will always accept check or cash payments at school.  

    • Monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account
    • Set up alerts and make payments by credit card or bank draft
    • It's not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.  
    • You may send check or cash payments to school.   
Federal and State regulations prohibit our cafeteria employees from charging the child's account for a parent meal.  Additionally, we do not accept credit cards and we do not keep cash on hand so parents must pay the exact amount or write a check. Adult meal price is $5.00.

Please note that according to the LA. School Food Service Policy Guidance Manual, outside restaurant food, soft drinks, and candy are not allowed in the school cafeteria. Your compliance is appreciated.

Athletic Dragon News
Upcoming Important Dates
Varsity Volleyball Tryouts and JV Evaluations (6-8) - 2/1, 2/2, & 2/4/17
5th Grade Volleyball Evaluations - 2/6/17
SGS Varsity Volleyball Tournament - 4/19 - 4/22/17
SGS JV Volleyball Tournament - 3/23 - 3/25/17
GIRLS UNIFORM BLOUSE OPTIONS
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
The girls uniform guidelines for the 2018-19 school year will offer a new blouse for the PreK-5th grade as well as an option for the middle school. 
The new blouse for PreK- 5th grade is a white broadcloth blouse with a pointed collar and the  St. George emblem.
While this is an option for 2018-19, beginning in the 2019-20 school year, all PreK-5th grade girls must wear the new blouse.
The middle school girls will have the option of the current white oxford cloth uniform blouse, with the button down collar and the St. George emblem on the pocket or the new option, which will be a white cotton polyester knit polo style ( unbanded) shirt with the St. George emblem. 
Both new blouses must be purchased at any of the three Baton Rouge Uniform Stores.
GIRLS ON THE RUN  - We will be hosting Girls on the Run (GOTR) teams this spring.  GOTR is a wonderful program that empowers girls in 3rd through 5th grades while preparing them for a 5K run.  We are looking for coaches to lead the girls through this program.  It requires 10 weeks - 2 days a week of your time.  Anyone interested in coaching this inspiring program please contact Linda Dutreix, Linda.Dutreix@sgschoolbr.org, as soon as possible.
GENTLY USED UNIFORM SWEATSHIRTS AND 
NAVY JACKETS FOR SALE 
Our Home and School Association has an abundance of uniform   sweatshirts 
and navy jackets for sale. These sweatshirts and navy jackets 
are in great condition 
and will be perfect for the colder days.
Please contact Julie Walsh at  julieellers@hotmail.com, if you are interested  in 
purchasing a sweatshirt or navy jacket.
 
                                                     (child sizes)                                  (adult sizes)
Sweatshirt                                          $5                                                     $5
Navy Jacket                                     $12                                                    $14

ADULT FAITH FORMATION:  DAVID THE KING
Please join us as we discover DAVID the KING.  Bishop Robert Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of Kings. 
We will meet Sundays, January 7th & 21st ; Feb. 11th & 25th ; March 11 & 25th ; April 8th and 22nd.  We meet in the Parish Office at  9:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Karen Fawley at  karenf@st-george.org or call at 456-5417.
KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON 
IN ST. GEORGE PARISH?
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE.
Catholic High School Cheer Clinic
The Catholic High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheerleader clinic on 
Sunday, March 4 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.  The clinic is open to all girls in 1st through 4th grades.  The cost to attend the clinic is $25 per girl and includes a t-shirt and snack. 
Please register at   http://tinyurl.com/2018chsbrcheerclinic or you may contact Jennifer Thibodeaux or Erin Hart at 383-0397.  The registration deadline is February 9, 2018.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298