DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
February 8, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
     When I think of our second grade students and their journey towards First Eucharist I can only imagine the excitement and anticipation they must be feeling. They may have even asked themselves, "I wonder what Jesus looks like?" We too, who also share the journey to see our Savior, may ask this same question, but when we talk about longing to see Him it could be "seeing Him" in the faces and actions of the people we come in contact with each day. It could even be the longing to see Him on that day in paradise.
     The journey of faith is not about being where you think you will feel best, but about leaving your comfort zone, and going to where Jesus wants you to be. This is why we truly do need to work together and continue to believe in what we are called to be and what we are called to do - to reach that goal of seeing Jesus, face to face.
God bless,
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, February 9
      School Liturgy, 8:00am
      1st Grade Louisiana Day
Monday, February 12 - 
    Thursday, February 15
      Mardi Gras Holiday - No School
Friday, February 16       School Make-Up Day for Weather Closure
Tuesday, February 20       3rd Grade Class Mass
Wednesday, February 21        Stations of the Cross
      4th Grade Nursing Home Visit
Thursday, February 22       Dippin' Dots - Middle School
Friday, February 23       School Liturgy, 8:00am
      Neighbors Way Award Presentation

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


LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

8/9/18  -  First Day of School - Grade 1st - 8th
8/9/18  -  First Day of School - Half of PreK and Kindergarten Class
8/10/18 - First Day of School - Half of PreK and Kindergarten Class
 
10/26/18 - 10/28/18 - 
St. George Fair  (No School 10/26/17)
 
11/9/18 -   Grandparents Day
 
11/19/18 - 11/23/18 - 
Thanksgiving Break


12/21/18 (early dismissal) to 1/7/19 - Christmas Break


 3/4/19 to 3/8/19 - 
Mardi Gras Break 

 
4/19/19 -  
Good Friday (No School)

 
4/22/19 -  4/29/19 - 
Easter Break


5/24/19 - 
Last Day of School
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SGS FACULTY AND STAFF MEMBERS FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION.  THEY WERE RECOGNIZED AT THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK MASS ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31st.

Lynn Blanchard, Josie Duke, and Alicia Nosacka - 10 years 
Angele Fontenot, Gayle Massey, and Kim Minvielle - 15 years 

FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU 

February cafeteria payments are due now
All school meal payments are due in advance. 
Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
 
February Lunch prices : Full price - $47.20;  Reduced price - $6.40
February Breakfast prices: Full price - $28.80;  Reduced price - $4.80
 
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. 
 
 

2018-2019 BEFORE/AFTER ENROLLMENT will begin on 
February 26  for currently enrolled families. Enrollment for new families and other interested families will begin on  March 5, 2018 .
Watch for more information in upcoming Dragon Tales.


4 A
1st place  - Leila Barroso
2nd place - Cecilia Hanemann
3rd place - Ryan Nguyen
4B
1st place - Hollis Wendell
2nd place - Sarah Gordon
3rd place - Ian Locklar
4C
1st place - Linde Grace Gautreau
2nd place - Jacqueline Schroeder
3rd place - Evie LeBlanc
4D
1st place - Jake Sellers
2nd place - Evie Comeaux
3rd place - Molly Kate Skupien

The 4th graders showcased their Religion projects in the annual SGS Religion Fair.   Congratulations to the winners listed and pictured above.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 5 - FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Mark your calendars to honor our faculty and staff during this special week: Monday, March 5 - Friday March 9. Teacher Appreciation Week is hosted by our  Home and School Association.

Students may wish to participate in the following ways to make each teacher feel special:
Monday   - Give your teacher a quarter (the coke machine in the lounge is 50 cents)
Tuesday - Special Teachers Day: Bring a small surprise to the Art, Computer, Spanish, Guidance, Music, Library, PE or Religion teacher that your child has that day
Wednesday - Give your teacher their favorite snack or fruit
Thursday - Give your teacher a card, note or prayer
Friday - Give your teacher a school supply

Door Prizes Are Needed for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
on March 8th
If you would like to donate a door prize to be given out at the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon please send to the office with your name listed on it or you can contact Courtney Morel at  225-354-9775. All individuals and/or businesses will be recognized at both the luncheon and in Dragon Tales. Every year our parents/businesses are so generous in their door prize donations, so thank you in advance for your continued generosity. Remember no amount or time is too big or too small!
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Athletic Dragon News

Basketball
SGS JV Basketball Tourney, Grades 6th-8th:  2/23 - 2/25/18

Winter Sports Pictures for Athletes:  2/25/18;  11:00am - 3:00pm   
Coaches will communicate exact times via email.

Spring Sports Registration: 3/2/18; 4:30pm - 6:00pm, SGS gym
For Track and Field and volleyball players

Cheer and Dance Mandatory Parent Meeting: Monday, 3/26/18, SGS Gym
Open to all girls 6th - 8th grade. Permission slip will be made available at a later date.  

Cheer Tryouts: 4/17 - 4/19/18

Dance Tryouts: 4/23 - 4/25/18

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.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION:  DAVID THE KING
Please join us as we discover DAVID the KING.  Bishop Robert Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of Kings. 
We will meet Sundays, Feb. 11th & 25th ; March 11 & 25th ; April 8th and 22nd.  We meet in the Parish Office at 9:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Karen Fawley at  karenf@st-george.org  or call at 456-5417.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298