SCHOOL CLOSED TOMORROW
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
St. George School will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather. 
  • The basketball jamborees scheduled for this evening and tomorrow are being cancelled.
  • Uniform distribution for grades 6-8 varsity teams will be rescheduled. Please look for an email from your coach. All activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled.
DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
December 7, 2017

Dear St. George families,
 
Advent - We Prepare for Christ's Birth
"Lord, you are the Light of all nations.
You are our hope and our peace.
As we wait for the bright promise of Christmas,
may we remember all the great promises,
that you have made to your people.
You have fed us and clothed us in your Light,
and you have taught us to expect the miracle
of your love to fill the universe.
May we never forget your promises
and may we always trust in you.
Amen.
 
What is the promise to which this prayer references?  "As we wait for the bright promise of Christmas, may we remember all the great promises...You have taught us to expect the miracle of your love to fill the universe."  How does this happen?  Jesus surely is the promise, and in the world...today...we are that promise.  We are the ones to fill the universe with love! Jesus fulfills this promise through us.  We pray that we can be our best selves, in order to fulfill this promise!
 
The students will hear the message of this prayer spoken in the classrooms during morning assembly, and in our weekly prayers  surrounding the Advent Wreath.  How we prepare for Christmas during Advent will determine how we approach our Christmas morning. Will we be in a dither over the presents?   Or will we pause and be aware of the other "presents" - the presence of Jesus in us and among us.  Jesus' birth calls us to a renewed awareness of how we can offer love to the world!  I pray that these last three weeks of Advent call us to slow down, be intentional and loving, and in so doing help discover and further build the Kingdom of God.
 
St. George pray for us!
 
Jack Nelson
DECEMBER STEWARDSHIP PROJECT 
BUCKS FOR BIKES 
(ST. GEORGE ADVENT GIVING TREE)
ENDS MONDAY, DECEMBER 11
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 8        School Closed Due to Inclement Weather
Monday, December 11
       SGS Bands Christmas Concert, 7:00pm 
       ShopWithScrip Submission (see below)

Thursday, December 14        6th - 8th Grade Exams (see below)
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        NO EBR BUS SERVICE  
       NO AFTERCARE SERVICE

       School Liturgy, 8:00am
       Early Dismissal
       AR Deadline
       Christmas Parties
       End of Second Quarter

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


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.

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL ALUMNUS NEWS
     St. George School is proud to recognize  Staci Duhe' as our 2017-18 Distinguished Graduate.
     Staci graduated from St. George in 1977. She is married to Craig Duhe' and they have 3 children, Steven (wife Sydney Evans), William and Sydney.
     As a parent of St. George students, Staci was very active: room mom, soccer, t-ball and volleyball coach, and fair committee member where she created the booth sponsorship program. As a St. George parishioner, Staci served as Eucharistic Minister, confirmation leader and vacation bible school teacher.
     Aside from her family and helping her brother, Sloan, and others in need of healthcare services, what gives Staci the greatest joy is her involvement with the Knock Knock Children's Museum. To be a part of a dynamic team of volunteers, faithfully willing to spend 14 years in building a place for our community families to come together, 'Learning Through Play', and creating lifelong memories is an accomplishment she will be forever grateful for and truly blessed by.     
     Staci will be recognized at the Diocesan Distinguished Graduates Dinner on January 29th. Congratulations Staci!
     
Evan Dille has been chosen by Catholic High School as their Student of the Year! Evan graduated from St. George in 2014. He is the son of Rob and Stacy Dille and the brother of Luke and Vivian. We are Dragon proud of Evan!
NEXT SUBMISSION DATE - DECEMBER 11th

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