DragonTales 
Weekly Newsletter
March 15, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
 
There is an interesting story about a boy who had difficulty coming home on time from school each day. His father lectured him about the importance of being on time, but the talks had no impact. Finally, he told his son that the next time he was late he would only get bread and water for dinner that evening. Sure enough, the next night his son was late again and when they sat down for dinner his son was stunned; on his plate was a single slice of bread. When the reality of the punishment had sunk in and he saw that his father meant business, the father gave the son his own plate and ate the slice of bread and drank the water himself. That was all the father ate that evening.
 
Years later, the son told others that what his father did at supper that evening taught him one of his most important lessons in life: how much he had hurt his father by not following the rules and the sacrifice his father was willing to make for him. He grew to respect and love his father even more.
 
Think of the sacrifice Jesus made for us 2,000 years ago. It's the same story. What lesson do we learn from the Last Supper and the sacrifice Jesus made for us? What are we doing for Jesus in return?
 
God bless you and your family,
 
Jack Nelson


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, March 16        No Bus Day 
      Follow Wednesday Schedule
      Parent Conferences - Grade DK-5th 
      No School - Grades DK-5th
      Report Cards, Grades 6th-8th 
      Stations of the Cross, Grades 6th-8th

Monday, March 19       Parent Conferences - Grades 6th-8th 
      No School - Grades 6th-8th
Wednesday, March 21       Stations of the Cross, 8:00am     
      AR Rewards, Superior - Grades 2nd-5th
Thursday, March 22       Pep Rally during morning assembly     
      AR Rewards, Superior - Grades 6th-8th        
      AR Rewards, Honors for all grades 
Friday, March 23       School Liturgy, 8:00am
      Academic and Behavior Awards, 9:00am     
Monday, March 26       Spring Pictures (details to be announced)
Wednesday, March 28       Stations of the Cross, 8:00am
Thursday, March 29       Passover Meal, Grades 1 & 2
Friday, March 30       Good Friday - No School
      Living Stations of the Cross, noon, Church
All are invited to Park and Pray the Rosary each Monday and Wednesday afternoons beginning at 2:15 pm in the Chapel
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK 
THANK YOUs
The faculty and staff wholeheartedly thank our Home and School Association for coordinating a very special Teacher Appreciation Week.
Many thanks to the below listed individuals, families and companies for their generosity in making our Teacher Appreciation Week a wonderful success that was enjoyed by all: Ozzie Fernandez with Izzo's Illegal Burrito, Chris Peneguy and Stevie Guillory with Cafeciteux Coffee, Rober & Christina Alamarie and Mark Hartsell with The Bonefish Grill, Season to Taste, Corsten family, Jenn Poe, Alford family, Briggs Honea-Matson family, Janell LeFebvre, Perrault family, Jessica Schexnayder, Giovanni Ruffolo, Lincoln Ross, Mary Cross, Carter family, Rachael Blake, McCann Family & KMC Construction, Laural Howard, Jessica Cuba, Schroeder family, Finley Williams, Nicole Muller, Mackenzie Hernandez, Liz Centanni, Tyler and Andrew Williams, Vargas family, Michelle Lanier, Heggelund family, Nguyen family, Eric and Lynne McMillen, Katie Thorne, Elizabeth Schroeder, Zoe Scarton, Canafax family, Lindsay and Joe Lawrence, Aubrie and Donnie Jones, Gomez family, Politz family, Melissa Terrell, Rebecca MacMorran, Miller and Andrew Buese, Lassie Designs by Molly Rose, Karin Simmons, Shannon Family Dentistry, Lethi Tran, Wallace family, Benjamin Gaiennie, DeCarlo family, Gabby Fontenot, Joanna Spears, Peggy Gautreau, Megan Canty, Amanda Minchew, Melissa Grissom, Nicole Perry, Sonni Bernhard, Kara Vidrine, Maureen Lavastida, Amy Sellers, Kim LeBoeuf, Mindy Traylor, Ashley Clement, St. George Auction Committee, and the 4th and 5th grade food volunteers. 
YEARBOOKS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR 
  • Yearbooks for this school year are currently for sale (online only)
  • Please visit the website HERE to purchase
  • Price of the yearbook will increase on March 30! 
Helpful hints for ordering a yearbook: 
  • Using the link above is the easiest way. It takes you straight to the St. George page.
  • You cannot use a phone or a tablet.  You must use a computer with Chrome or Firefox.  
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email, please let Mrs. Cooper know.  She can check to see if your order was processed.  
Reminder to 8th grade parents: yearbook ads are due  March 23 . Refer to email previously sent to you by Mrs. Cooper for details.
Reminder to 8th grade parents: order a book for your child now; we cannot guarantee that we will have extras. 
Questions: please email Mrs. Cooper,  ashley.cooper@sgschoolbr.org


2018-2019 BEFORE/AFTER CARE  

 

2018-2019 BEFORE/AFTER CARE ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED!! It will reopen two weeks after school starts if any spaces are available. At this time we are FULL in all grade levels. We do not maintain a waiting list. Please contact Susan Giles  ( Susan.Giles@sgschoolbr.org ) if you have any questions.
 

 


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

March Lunch prices: Full - $61.95; Reduced - $8.40

   March Breakfast prices: Full - $37.80; Reduced - $6.30
All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at www.myschoolbucks.com.  There 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. 
 
 
SPIRIT DAY ~ FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS  
Plans are underway for making this year's Spirit Day the best ever!
This is a wonderful fun-filled day for all! To make this day a huge success for our students, we will need lots of parent volunteers.
  • We ask you to please consider signing up for at least 2 fifty minute shifts.
  • Please keep in mind that all volunteers must have completed Volunteer Certification. Information regarding Volunteer Certification can be found on the SGS website under the "For Parents" section.
  • When you arrive on campus, please be sure to sign in for your shift at the sign in table located to the left of the Administration Building.
  • Please arrive and sign in fifteen minutes before your shift.
  • You will be given a wristband and further instructions at that time.
  • Thank you for sharing your time and talents for this special day, and we look forward to seeing you on April 27th!
SGS Performing Arts News
The SGS Jazz Ensemble had a successful performance season earning an overall rating of superior at the Loyola Jazz Festival and making a stellar appearance at The Fortier*Gerbrecht Jazz Invitational Concert.   Four students from the ensemble were also selected by audition to perform with the  EBR All Parish Middle School Honor Jazz Ensemble - Andrew Messina, drums; Anavictoria Proano, bass; Ryan Cedel, alto sax; Andrew Heltz, trombone.

Congratulations  to the SGS Performance Choir  for earning Sweepstakes - all 1's in Performance
& Sight-reading - at the District IV Louisiana Music Educators Association
Large Ensemble Festival!

We are DRAGON-PROUD of our talented students!  BRAVO to you and to your wonderful teachers, Mr. John Gerbrecht, Mrs. Jan Dupre, and Dr. Rendell James.
St. George seeks Parish Accountant
St. George Catholic Church is currently seeking applicants for the position of Parish Accountant. This is a full-time position with benefits. Duties include but are not limited to accounting for deposits, payment of parish bills, payroll processing, bank reconciliation, financial reporting, and coordination of employee benefits. Successful candidates must possess a broad knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and procedures; have the ability to analyze, communicate and interpret financial data; and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Find more details HERE.
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to Martin Hernandez at martinh@st-george.org or by mail to: St. George Catholic Church,  Attn: Martin Hernandez,  7808 St. George Drive,  Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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, March 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.
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