DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
December 14, 2017

Dear St. George Families,

This time of year, with Christmas upon us, we often hear the question, "What are you thankful for?" When one of the students asked me this question, I replied with a list that could have went on and on. It's always fun to hear what people are thankful for, especially when the children list things like "my dog", "summer", "cookies", "trees", etc. - simple things. Even though we may not mention everything that we are thankful for when we thank God, it doesn't mean we are unappreciative of all His many gifts - even cookies. What are you thankful for? As I type this letter, I am thinking about all the things God has blessed me with. Everything and everyone in my life is, in reality, truly a gift from God. This being the case, I am thankful for you - the people of St. George. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as principal of our school. I am thankful for people showing kindness, generosity and support. And I am thankful for the life God has given me - past, present and future. On behalf of the staff here at school, I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas, filled with love, laughter, relaxation...and cookies.

God bless,
Jack Nelson

BUCKS FOR BIKES THANK YOU
Many thanks to all who donated to the December stewardship project. Thanks to your generosity we were able to purchase 12 bikes for those in need,  along with a donation to the 
St. George Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, December 15        School Liturgy, 8:00am
       6th - 8th Grade Exams (see below) 
Monday, December 18        6th - 8th Grade Exams (see below)
       5th Gr. Retreat
       A Christmas Pageant - Anticipating The                       Birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ
                6:30pm, Church
Tuesday, December 19


Early Dismissal
10:30am (from homeroom)
       NO EBR BUS SERVICE  
       NO AFTERCARE SERVICE

       School Liturgy, 8:00am
       Early Dismissal - 10:30am (from homeroom)
       AR Deadline
       Christmas Parties
       End of Second Quarter
Thursday, January 4        School Resumes
Friday, January 5        School Liturgy - 8:00am 
       Feast of the Epiphany     

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

RE-ENROLLMENT
FOR 
CURRENT STUDENTS
  • Re-enrollment for current students will take place Friday, January 26 - Friday, February 2
  • Information regarding online re-enrollment will be emailed to all families on Thursday, January 25. 
  • If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call the school office at 225-293-1298.
St. George Parish Mission 
Monday, January 15
Tuesday, January 16
Wednesday, January 17
St. George Church
Mark your calendar!

6th - 8th GRADE EXAM SCHEDULE

Friday, December 15 - Math and Social Studies - Dismissal @ 12:15pm
Monday, December 18 - Religion and Literature - Dismissal @ 10:45am
Students will be dismissed from the homeroom classroom.
 
YEARBOOKS FROM LAST SCHOOL YEAR
Please note: The yearbook order was received incomplete due to the 
carrier losing part of our order. To cover this shortage, the yearbook company printed and shipped more yearbooks to St. George School. 
Please look for your child to bring home a yearbook (if one was ordered) right after  we return from the Christmas holiday.


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.

GIRLS ON THE RUN  - We will be hosting Girls on the Run (GOTR) teams this spring.  GOTR is a wonderful program that empowers girls in 3rd through 5th grades while preparing them for a 5K run.  We are looking for coaches to lead the girls through this program.  It requires 10 weeks - 2 days a week of your time.  Anyone interested in coaching this inspiring program please contact Linda Dutreix, Linda.Dutreix@sgschoolbr.org, as soon as possible.

JAMBALAYA DINNER - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 
Following 9:30am and 11:30am Masses

Please help the Knights of Columbus raise money to help defray the costs for
St. George Youth Group members to attend the March For Life.
Jambalaya dinners prepared by the St. George Knights of Columbus will be $8.00 a plate.

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.

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

St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298