DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
November 16, 2017

Dear St. George Families,
 
As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Advent I am reflecting on how thankful that I am to be a part of the St. George community.  In this age of bigger, better, faster, "I need it yesterday", I too often forget to tell the people that mean the most to me how much I appreciate them and their efforts.  I must confess that I get caught up in the events of the day and week and forget to acknowledge the dedication, hard work, compassion, caring, and professionalism that the faculty and staff at St. George School offer to all who enter our school.
 
It begins at the front door, the warm greeting, the feeling of being part of the "St. George Family" everyone receives from Mrs. Mineville, Mrs. Ball, Mrs. Marioneaux and Mrs. Lauman.  They are always eager to help, offer a warm smile, mend a scraped elbow or knee or lend an empathetic ear.  There are many others who work behind the scenes in our office giving selflessly of their time and effort to provide an excellent education for your children.
 
Our pastor Fr. Mike is a blessing, his unwavering support and love of our school makes St. George an amazing community.
 
Our Administrative team of Mrs. James Mrs. Fontenot, and Mrs. Prejean work tirelessly on the myriad of tasks and responsibilities that it takes to keep St. George running smoothly. With every effort they put students, parents and staff at the top of their priority list.
 
Finally, our outstanding teachers, many of our teachers are hard at work in the early morning and work late into the evening.  Last week I was at school at 6:00PM, there were many lights on in classrooms and many teachers were working hard to prepare for the following days lessons.  It is not uncommon to walk into any classroom before or after school and see a teacher working one-on-one with students helping them to be more successful.  Our teachers do this because they love teaching and want the best for your children.  Their efforts go beyond the ordinary.  Their efforts and abilities are extraordinary.
 
I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with such and outstanding faculty and staff.  It is rare, in this world, to be a part of an organization that shares and models Catholic values on a daily basis. Together, with God, the faculty and staff at St. George School are unequaled. 
 
 "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." 
Philippians 4:13.
 
God Bless,
Jack Nelson
PARENT PRESENTATION ON BULLYING

Please join us tonight,  Thursday, November 16th, at 6:30 pm in the Kleinpeter Activity Center for an evening with Signe Whitson.
Signe Whitson is a certified school social worker, author and internationally recognized speaker with 20 years of experience working with children, teens and families.
 She presents workshops nationwide for students, parents and professionals on understanding and ending bullying.  Mrs. Whitson will be speaking with the students and faculty earlier in the day.  

During this presentation, parents will hear Mrs. Whitson speak on:
  • how parents can most effectively listen to their children
  • help their children problem-solve around tough social dynamics 
  • confront bullying whenever they see/hear it 
  • keep up with kids' online behavior
There will be a special gift card drawing for parents, as well as a free dress day for students of parents, who attend this interesting and informative presentation.  We hope to see you there!

THANKSGIVING STEWARDSHIP PROJECT "Thank You"
Many thanks to all St. George School families for a very successful Thanksgiving Stewardship Project which  will benefit needy families in our
St. George parish. We met our goal to donate a $20 gift card and a complete box of food items to 38 families! We were also able to help restock the
St. Vincent dePaul food pantry by our efforts!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, November 17        School Liturgy, 8:00am
       1st Grade Native American Festival
Monday, November 20 -
  Friday, November 24

       Thanksgiving Holidays
Tuesday, November 28        Science Fair Project Drop-Off, 7:15am
       5th Grade Class Mass, 8:00am  

Swim Team & Nutcracker Members -
Group picture will be taken immediately following morning assembly. Please be on time for school.
Wednesday, November 29
Science Fair (8th Grade) with Food Trucks, KAC, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Friday, December 1        Box Tops Due
       School Liturgy, 8:00am
Sunday, December 3 Giving Tree Gifts - Deadline to Return to Church

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

Pre-K Program
St. George School is proud to offer a Pre-K program which will begin educating 4 year old students in August, 2018.  Interested parents may apply online now.
The goal of the Pre-K program is to provide a strong foundation for our students that will help  to ensure success in kindergarten and beyond.  Religion, academic, and enrichment classes along with free play and rest time will be part of the day for our Pre-K students. Find more information HERE .

GRANDPARENT'S DAY "THANK YOU's "
We would like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to all of the people who helped make Grandparent's Day such a success.  This special day was hosted by Home & School Association.  
We offer special thanks to the golf cart donors and drivers, traffic directors, shuttle bus drivers, the reception committee (Lonna Heggelund and Nicole Wax), the          St. George maintenance crew and the many volunteers who made this day possible. 
Thank you to the following businesses for the generous donations for the reception:

Alexander's Highland Market, CC's Coffee House, Chick-Fil-A,
Martin's Wine Cellar, and St. George Baker's Committee

BRAVO to our amazing student performers for an outstanding showcase of
St. George School talent. And a BIG THANK YOU to the faculty, staff, and parent volunteer
s who made it all possible through their hard work and dedication to our students:
SGS Performing Arts Teachers :
Mrs. Jan Dupre
Mr. John Gerbrecht
Dr. Rendell James
Ms. Haley Schroeck
Mrs. Angela Sneed


SGS Faculty and Staff :
Mrs. Lynn Blanchard 
Mrs. Angele Fontenot
Mrs. Lori James
Mrs. Jessica LeBlanc
Mrs. Lori Marionneaux
Mrs. Kim Minnville
Mr. Jack Nelson
Mrs. Karla Prejean

St. George Church :
Mr. Blake Bruchhaus
Mrs. Sissy Duncan
Mrs. Lynn Schroeder 







Parent & Parish Volunteers :
Mrs. Marsha Bruce
Mr. Greg Dupre
Mrs. Leslie Coco-Frazier
Mr. Ed Darbonne
Mr. Brian Hannaki
Mrs. Hannah Heltz
Mrs. Glenda Lossett
Mrs. Courtney Morel
Mrs. Karin Simmons
Mrs. Holly Warrington

Last but not least, thank you to all of the grandparents and special friends who came and spent the morning with us. We could not have had such a wonderful day without all of you. Thank you all!!  We hope to see you again next year!


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.

 

November cafeteria payments are due now .  All school meal payments are due in advance.  Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.  
  • November Lunch prices are: Full price $50.15;  Reduced price - $6.30
  • November Breakfast prices are: Full price - $30.60;  Reduced price - $5.10
  • 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
Winter Sports Registration Schedule
Winter Sports consists only of Boys Basketball 
Friday 11/17/17 in the St. George Gym

Time
Grade  
Location  
3:30pm  
3
Gym
4:00pm
4
Gym
4:30pm
5
Gym
5:00pm
8
Gym
5:30pm
7
Gym
6:00pm
6
Gym

What is needed for Registration:
  • Registration Fee is $80.  Please make checks out to St. George Athletic Association
  • Parent Code of Conduct (if this was already done from a Fall Sport then it is not needed again)
  • Up-to-date Physical (Form on our website or other form is acceptable)
  • Please come at your assigned time - no early registration!
  • 3rd-5th grade players and 6th-8th grade JV Players will be receiving their uniforms
  • Varsity players will get their uniforms at a later date
  • If you cannot make registration please find another parent to turn in your information and get your child's uniform.
  • No early registration is allowed
  • If registration is missed by a player a $50 late fee will be assessed
Fall Uniform Return Date is Wednesday, November 29th, in they gym lobby from 3:30-5:00pm. This is for Girls Basketball, Football, and Cross Country.  
If uniforms are not returned on that day a late fee and a replacement fee will be immediately assessed to the family.   


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 upcoming 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

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.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298