DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
October 12, 2017

Dear St George Families,
 
          Parent -Teacher conferences, this Friday and next Monday, are some of the most important days of the school year.  Your child's education is a partnership between parents, teachers - and students. 
            We see more and more newspaper articles stating that students are not prepared for college.  The feedback that I receive from our Catholic High Schools and other high schools that our St. George students are very well prepared for high school.
            St. George students are well prepared for high school - and beyond - because of the solid foundation they receive at St. George.  Elementary schools really are the foundation of education and if students do not have a solid foundation after 8th grade, they will not be prepared for advanced math or science classes or challenging literature classes in high school or college.
            We are building a foundation with your children.  A solid foundation built today means better building blocks can be added in the future.  It is important that we do the small things to create that solid foundation:
  • Check homework to make sure it is complete;
  • Make sure that your children know the basics in math and grammar;

  • Make school and schoolwork a priority: do not use conference days as vacation time or pull your children out of school for extended weekends or vacation time;
  • Be supportive of teachers and work with them to ensure kids are doing what they are supposed to do;

  • Make school work a priority over extracurricular activities. These activities are great but schoolwork should come first.
If we stick to our standards - both at school and at home - our kids will be beneficiaries in the long run.  They will build a future with confidence because of that solid foundation.
     
God Bless you and your family!
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, October 13
DK/K - 5th Gr. Parent Teacher Conferences
No School Grades DK/K - 5th

Monday, October 16
6th - 8th Gr. Parent Teacher Conferences
No School Grades 6th - 8th

Wednesday, October 18
AR Awards - Superior 2nd - 5th 

Thursday, October 19
AR Awards - Honors All Grades
AR Awards - Superior 6th - 8th
Friday, October 20
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Academic & Behavior Awards 
Retreat - 3rd Grade

Tuesday, October 24
4th Grade Class Mass, 8:00am

Wednesday, October 25


Grandparents Day ~ Friday November 10 ~ Save The Date
  • A packet is being sent home with your youngest/only child today, Thursday, October 12th.  It contains 3 invitations for Grandparents Day, which is Friday November 10th, 2017.  
  • Please mail or hand-deliver these invitations to Grandparents or Special Friends.  
  • The invitations contain all of the information needed regarding times and parking.  Additional invitations are available in the office if needed. 
  • Again this year, you will be given an opportunity to purchase a special photography session with your child(ren) and their grandparents from Barberito Photography.  Information regarding this special photography session is included in the packet. 

    Volunteers and golf carts needed for Grandparents Day event:
  • There is a need for parents/friends to donate their golf cart and also for volunteers to drive the golf carts during our Grandparents Day event.
  • Many volunteer opportunities are available. If you would like to assist on this special day, please email Jenny Allen (jennycooperallen@gmail.com), Home and School Association Special Events Coordinator. 
  • Thank you for your continued support.  We look forward to hosting our grandparents and special friends on November 10th!

  • October cafeteria payments are due now.  All school meal payments are due in advance.  Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items. 
  • October Lunch prices are: Full price $61.95, Reduced price - $8.40
  • October Breakfast prices are: Full price - $37.80, Reduced price - $6.30
  • www.myschoolbucks.com 
    • 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.  
*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 NOTES

Unsafe Behavior at St. George Games - 
Parents, please help us make SGS athletic games a fun and safe environment for our players and fans.   If you see any behavior that is creating a hazard please inform someone from administration or an athletic board member.  
Specific examples of dangerous behavior that are not allowed:
  • Children sitting on top of closed bleachers in the gym
  • Children playing under bleachers
  • Sideline throwing of balls
  • Children/Fans exiting the gym and roaming the campus

A big thank you to the Corsten Family for donating tents to the Athletic Association! They are providing welcome shade in the stands during football games. 

St. George Catholic School  Performing Arts Department
Presents
SGS Winter Follies ~  It's An Emoji World!
Show Dates:  January 13 and 14, 2018 
AUDITIONS: 
Vocal, Monologue, Dance ~ Sunday, October 22 
Instrumental Auditions will be in early December, date TBA.
  • General Information HERE
  • Online Audition Sign Up  http://bit.ly/2xydBYb 
  •  Audition Material HERE 
  • Questions may be directed to:  Mrs. Jan Dupre,jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org
    or Ms. Haley Schroeck, haley.schroeck@sgschoolbr.org
THE PIVOTAL PLAYERS Volume 1 has been created as a tribute to those men and women whose friendship with Christ transformed not only their lives, but also the world.  We will look at the lives of Michelangelo, G.K. Chesterton, St. John H. Newman, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis of Assisi.  
Please come join us:
  • Sunday, October 15th, as we learn about JOHN HENRY NEWMAN.
  • 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Office 
  • For more information, contact Karen Fawley, karenf@st-george.org

Baton Rouge Catholic High School Open House Information

Catholic High School 

Who: 8th  grade young men and their parents 
What:   Information Night    
When October 15,  7 - 9 PM
Where:  Catholic High School Gym

Who:  6-8 grade young men and their parents 
What:  Open House  
When: November 9
Tours begin at 4:30 PM    
Where: Catholic High School
St. Joseph's Academy
Who: 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents  
What: Open House 
When: Thursday, 10/19/17
4:30 to 7 PM 
Where: St. Joseph's Academy

For more information, Admissions Director 
Mandy Hoffman
hoffmanm@sjabr.org 
225-388-2243


St. Michael
The Archangel
Who:  6th, 7th & 8th grade students and parents
What: Open House When:  Thursday, 10/26/17
Where: St. Michael High
 We invite students from
St. George to visit at 
6:30 PM . If this time is not convenient for your family, feel free to join us anytime between  4:30 -7:00 PM   

 
225-753-9782  
Baton Rouge Magnet High School Prospective Student Open House  
& Student Talent Showcase

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:00am until 9:30am
2825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298