DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
November 30, 2017

Dear St. George Families,

     As I was walking down the hall one day, a third grade boy asked me how I was doing. After my reply, he asked another question, "What kind of things are you doing in your office today, Mr. Nelson?" I went on to name a handful of tasks and then stopped short, realizing he needed to get back to class. As I walked away, I heard him call out from down the hall, "A principal's job is never done!" he said.
     How true it is - and as I think about it more I realize that we all have a job to do, and that job is never done - the job of a disciple (which we are all called to be). I would like to quote Dr. Kathleen Cepelka as she did some reflecting on this same topic.  "Our mission as Catholic educators is essentially this:  to do "the will of the one who sent [us,]" to be the hands, the hearts, the minds, and the voices-the disciples of Jesus Christ... Jesus pointedly reminds us about the responsibility and the privilege of our calling: to obey and to teach "these commandments" as examples and proclaimers of the Living God. Who today will see our faith in-action and believe? Who will hear our words and know they're loved?"
     My sincere hope is that  everyone sees our faith in-action and believes. And that everyone will hear our words and know they are loved. We all have a job to do. We are all essential parts of the Catholic Church's mission. Just as that third grade boy pointed out, "Our job is never done." A disciple's job is never done.

God bless,
Jack Nelson
DECEMBER STEWARDSHIP PROJECT 
DECEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 11
BUCKS FOR BIKES 
(ST. GEORGE ADVENT GIVING TREE)
Each class is trying to earn enough "bucks" to buy a bike for a child or adult in need.  Students are asked to perform an act of kindness at home to earn $3.00 to donate to this project. This stewardship project helps us to understand the needs of those less fortunate.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, December 1        Box Tops Due
       School Liturgy, 8:00am
Sunday, December 3 Giving Tree Gifts - Deadline to Return to Church
Wednesday, December 6        Gr. 7 Reconciliation, 8:15am 
Thursday, December 7
        Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips November
Friday, December 8        School Litury, 8:00am  
       Feast: Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 11
       SGS Bands Christmas Concert, 7:00pm

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


6th - 8th GRADE EXAM SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 14 - English and Science - Dismissal @ 10:45am 
Friday, December 15 - Math and Social Studies - Dismissal @ 12:15pm
Monday, December 18 - Religion and Literature - Dismissal @ 10:45am


SGS STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to the following students who were candidates for the SGS Student of the Year.  They earned this acknowledgement by excelling academically at St. George and on standardized test scores.  

5th grade:
8th grade:
Gaby Gallardo
James Balart
Beau Michael Legnon
William Boneno
Ethan Noel
Maddie Doran
Rileigh Rinaudo
Carolyn Herman
Max Schexnailder
Sadie McManus
These candidates participated in an interview with the school administration last week and the following two students will advance to the Diocesan level. 
Congratulations to Rileigh Rinaudo (5th grade) and Sadie McManus (8th grade).


2017 Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to all 8th grade students and Science teachers for a wonderful Science Fair!
Special congratulations to the winners listed below!

1st Overall - Maddie Doran
2nd Overall - James Balart
3rd Overall - Camden Hull

Chemistry
Physical Science
1st - Robert Alamirie
1st - Sadie McManus
2nd - Lauren Carter
2nd - Will Boneno
3rd - McCall Emonet
3rd - Natalie Alfieri

Life Science
Earth/Environmental Science
1st - Susie Lucas
1st - Kaitlyn Savoie
2nd - Ava Riche
2nd - Jacob Grissom
3rd - Caroline Garrett
3rd - Bella Grier


2017 EBR All-Parish Middle School Symphonic and Concert Bands
  • We are happy to announce that Emma Hanakiclarinet, Andrew Messinapercussion, Ryan Cedelalto saxophone, Andrew Heltztrombone all members of the SGS Advanced Band II - have been selected by audition to perform with the 2017 EBR All-Parish Middle School Symphonic and Concert Bands.  These ensembles feature the top middle school instrumentalists in the parish and it is an honor for not only the students but for the entire school to be represented in these bands.
  • The EBR All-Parish Bands Concert will take place in the auditorium at McKinley Middle Magnet School on Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
We are very proud of our SGS musicians and are excited for them to have this awesome performance opportunity.    


DECEMBER LUNCH MENU
December cafeteria payments are due now. All school meal payments are due in advance. 
Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.

December Lunch prices : Full price $35.40; Reduced price - $4.80
December Breakfast prices: Full price - $21.60; Reduced price - $3.60
 
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.


Winter Break Art Therapy Camps Ages 4-14
Mrs. Dutreix has information about winter break camps for students on Social Skills and Managing Stress and Anxiety.  These camps are held on December 27-79 and you can choose either half day or full day.   The camps are led by a special education consultant and a certified mental health therapist.  For more information, contact Mrs. Dutreix at 293-1298 or linda.dutreix@scschoolbr.org , stop by the front office and pick up a flyer or go to:
 
www.healyourlifecounselingllc.com/camps

NEXT SUBMISSION DATE - DECEMBER 11th
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 CHURCH ADULT FORMATION PRESENTS 
THE PIVOTAL PLAYERS VOLUME 1
Please join us on Sunday morning, December 3rd from 9:30 - 11:15 am in the Parish Office.
The focus this week will be Michelangelo.
For more information, contact Karen Fawley at
456-5417 or karenf@st-george.org. 
www.PivotalPlayers.com /www.WordOnFire.org 
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298