DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
October 5, 2017

Dear St. George Families,
 
This coming weekend is our annual St. George Fair.  By all measures this event will be a huge success.  Our fair is truly a labor of love; hundreds upon hundreds of hours go into the preparation of this truly extraordinary annual event.  Even though our fair takes place on one weekend in the fall it is truly an event that takes twelve months to plan and execute.
 
We are truly blessed here at St. George to have many people who are willing to share their many talents and time unendingly to make our school and parish a great place.  Words alone cannot convey my gratitude and thanks to Scott Johnson for chairing the fair steering committee.  The dedication and enthusiasm of all members of the steering committee this past year was incredible.
 
Scott, and the steering committee were our leaders, and I know that they could not have achieved their goal of putting on a terrific fair without a great deal of help and support.  Many thanks and blessings go out to all of our school and parish families that have given freely of their time, talent and treasure these past months.  It is because of your love and support that we can sustain the momentum that we have here at St. George.
 
Our Fair will benefit students of St. George for many years to come.  Because of our love for our children and dedication to excellence, our fair is important to the continued success of St. George School.  Next year's fair will be here before you know it.  I would like to invite everyone to "jump in with both feet" and be a part of the fair, you won't regret it!
 
God Bless,
 
Jack Nelson


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, October 5
  • No After Care Service due to Fair set-up
  • All students must ride a bus (if eligible) or be picked up in the carpool lines
  • Find Carpool Map HERE
Friday, October 6
Catholic Educators' Conference          
No School for students 
Friday - Sunday, October 6 - 8
  St. George Fair  
Monday, October 9
      No EBR Bus Service ~ Staggered Dismissal  
Tuesday, October 10

       Conference Sign Up link closes at 3::00pm
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

ST. GEORGE FAIR 
FRIDAY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6-8
WWW.STGEORGEFAIR.COM
Please consider volunteering your time and talents to the fair.
Volunteer at the link above.

Visit the Craft Booth:  The Craft Booth at the Parish Fair will include about 500 items crafted by Stewart Couvillion made from oak wood repurposed from our Old Church including crosses of various sizes, oval platters, plates, bowls, saucers, what-not dishes, eggs, spatulas, coasters, mini chalices, candle holders, magic wands, keepsake/rosary boxes, flat trays, and even bricks from the oldest exterior wall. Pictures and stories will show the origin of most pieces. There will also be a few pieces made of laminated pine beams from our new church construction.
 
Sweet Shop:  The St. George Fair Sweet Shop is looking for all kinds of goodies: brownies, pralines, cookies, fudge, cupcakes, anything sweet and tasty! Catholic Daughters will be manning the booth in the gym for drop offs, Friday, October 6 or anytime  Saturday, October 7. Questions? Contact Karen Sellers at 
636-5105 or sellersgm@cox.net.
 
Ride Bracelets:  Single day / limited hour ride bracelets will be available for $20 at the fair for Friday 6 pm - 10 pm, Saturday,  10 am - 2 pm, or Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm.
 
Ride the Gulf Coast Bank Trolley!  This year we have a special trolley service provided by  Gulf Coast Bank available with rides to the fair from the  Sam's parking lot. Forget the headache of parking and leave the driving to us!
 
Please support our annual Fair and leave personal ice chests at home.
Thank you for your cooperation
.


  • 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

Boys Basketball Mandatory Parent Meeting  - Monday, October 9, at 6:00pm, Gym 
Important information about the upcoming boys basketball season and tryouts will be discussed

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

After School Art Lessons with Art Teacher, Jenn Prochaska
Grades 4-8
Lessons are  Monday and Wednesday after school until  4 pm
Students will work in acrylic paint, watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. 
Please email Mrs. Prochaska for a registration form that details the dates, cost of lessons and supplies.  Jenn.Prochaska@sgschoolbr.org  Space is limited! 


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