DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
October 19, 2017

Dear St. George Families,
     So here we are, after the Fair, after conferences--"back to the grind" we may be tempted to think. But I'm reminded of the story of two bricklayers in medieval France who worked alongside each other. One bricklayer was a miserable cuss, always complaining about how boring and mind-numbingly dull his job was, "brick after brick, day after day, the same dang thing." The second bricklayer was the opposite. He was cheerful as he worked, smiling, often whistling happy tunes. After watching him for several months, the foreman became curious, so he asked the second brick layer why he was so happy all the time. The brick layer looked up, a little surprised, stepped back from his work, pointed at the structure they were building, and said: "I'm doing a great thing," he said, "I am part of building a cathedral!"
     I think as we face the routine parts of our lives - for students, the classwork, the homework, the writing of papers, maybe the drudgery of athletic practice in the hot, humid afternoons-we're often tempted to see things from the perspective of the first brick layer: the same thing, over and over. It's easy for us to lose the big picture. But it's worth remembering that you, too, are building cathedrals. No, not the literally building. But yes, the cathedrals of your lives, places where God resides, sanctuaries. Our students work hard, and one day they will succeed in high school and college, they will become a good husband or wife, a good father or mother, a person of faith, a disciple of Jesus Christ. And if we take that big picture view, like the second bricklayer, I think it will help us be grateful for our work here, for this school, for our teachers, for our friends, for the challenges that stretch your children to become better students, better friends, better sons and daughters. 
     So my prayer for you is that God gives you grit and vision: grit to work through the "grind," but vision to see this is all part of  "the process." The process by which God is creating you to be the person he wants you to be, which will ultimately lead you to a happy, fulfilling life. 
God bless,
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, October 20
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Academic & Behavior Awards 
Retreat - 3rd Grade

Sunday, October 22
SGS Winter Follies Auditions
Tuesday, October 24
KFC - Kids for Christ Religion Club meeting 7:20am, KAC
4th Grade Class Mass, 8:00am

Wednesday, October 25
Thursday, October 26
Code Blue - Lockout Drill
See important information below

Friday, October 27
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Saturday, October 28
2nd Grade Reconciliation Retreat
8:45am - 11:30am


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


Picture Re-Take Proofs were sent home earlier this week.  
Re-Take Orders are due Monday, October 30th .

CODE BLUE - LOCKOUT DRILL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1:35-1:50PM

St. George School will be having a Lockout drill on
Thursday, October 26 at 1:35-1:50
Students will not be  allowed to check out during this time
so please plan accordingly

A lockout drill is used to secure the perimeter of school if there is a threat in the immediate surrounding  area. As an example, this emergency code would be used if there was a robbery in the area and the criminal  has not been located. If the threat increases, the emergency would be upgraded to a Lockdown. At this  time, we are only practicing a Lockout. The procedures are as follows:
  • Students and teachers take shelter within a classroom.
  • All exterior building and classroom doors are locked.
  • Roll is called.
  • Blinds and door shades are closed.
  • Activity continues inside the classroom until further notice.
Don't miss your chance to shine on stage  with all of your friends!
Sign up for  SGS WINTER FOLLIES Auditions TODAY!

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
KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON 
IN ST. GEORGE CHURCH PARISH?
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE.
This week, find: Fr. Mike's letter, fair sponsors thank you, Couples Checkup, cupcake challenge, scouts bake for heaven's sake event, Born To Run race, fair entertainment pictures, and muck more!
Grandparents Day ~ Friday, November 10 

Schedule of Events
9:00am - 10:15am
DK-3rd Classroom Visits  
10:30am - 11:15am
 
Church Presentation (Adults Only)
11:30am - 12:30pm  
4th -8th Classroom Visits

** Parents ~ please check your child's book sack tomorrow for a form containing important Grandparents Day lunch and check-out information. 

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.

Couple Checkup
Just as you would have your car serviced regularly and see your Doctor at least once a year, it is a good idea to have a checkup for your marriage to make sure you are keeping it healthy. As part of our support of marriages in our St. George parish, we are encouraging couples to take an online assessment of their relationship. Couples can take the assessment individually and then receive a 15 - 20 page report that will identify the strengths in their relationship as well as those areas that may need some growth. The assessment can stimulate some honest dialogue between you and your spouse and you can download a Discussion Guide to learn some important relationship skills. Couples can access the Couple Checkup at: www.couplecheckup.com . Click on the tab marked "Create an Account" and follow the directions. There is a $35 dollar fee payable by credit card that should be a worthwhile investment in your marriage.


Baton Rouge Catholic High School Open House Information

Catholic High School 



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  
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298