DragonTales 
Weekly Newsletter
March 22, 2018

Happy Family Night!
Dear St. George School Families,
 
     Just last week, I wheeled out of our garage and into the steady rain and wind.  "Not again."  That was the one phrase that came to mind.  With this dark cloud overhead, I made a stop at the coffee stand.  The regular coffee lady smiled and thought she knew what I wanted.  I told her that I wanted some sunshine, and that I had had enough of the rain.  "Can we just get a little bit of a break?" I asked aloud to the universe.
     She replied, "I have decided that I am not going to complain about the weather anymore.  It just seems so trivial compared to what is happening in the world...those poor people in Texas."  I hung my head in shame.  She didn't say this to humiliate me, but rather like a guardian angel from above, she offered truth.  "You are so right," I told her.  I so appreciate how the universe, in the guise of my friend the coffee lady, answered my question - like an arrow from above. 
     During Lent we can be the answer to someone else's prayer.  You and I are so limited in our response to the world's needs that seem to increase every day...tragedy seems to be more the rule than the exception. We can always choose to be our best selves, even when we are weary.  We are, each of us, blessed.   We continue to pray, and we continue to serve.
 
St. George Pray For Us,
  Jack Nelson


NUT POLICY REMINDER
All types of loose nuts are prohibited on the school campus including the school cafeteria. Food items containing nuts/nut particles/peanut butter may be eaten in the cafeteria only. The St. George cafeteria will not serve items with peanuts or peanut products. Students with identified nut allergies will be seated separately from students who bring bag lunches from home. Students bringing bag lunches from home will be directed to wash their hands following lunch.


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, March 23       School Liturgy, 8:00am
      Academic and Behavior Awards, 9:00am   
      8th grade yearbook ads due  

Monday, March 26       Spring Pictures (details below)
      Cheer Tryout permission forms due
      Dance Tryout permission forms due
      Cheer/ Dance Parent Meeting, 6:30pm, gym

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

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.

INDIVIDUAL SPRING PORTRAITS
MONDAY, MARCH 26TH   

*  Optional program
*  Portrait proofs will be sent home with students 
    within 3 weeks for purchase consideration
*  No need to pay upfront
* Students taking spring casual portraits may dress in approved Easter/Spring dress clothes (no cutoff shirts, blouses, dresses, or jeans with holes/rips/tears). Modesty should be the goal when choosing portrait attire. 
* Students may remain in their portrait attire or change in to their uniform for the remainder of the school day
* Find more details on the yellow flyer sent home with students  


Home & School Board Call for Nominations for the 2018-2019 Board
 
The SGS Home & School Association Board is seeking officers to fill two Assistant Special Events Coordinators positions and a SAC Representative. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else to a Board position.
  
Assistant Special Events Coordinators shall assist the Special Events Coordinators in all capacities for one year and assume office as Special Events Coordinator the following year.  Special Events Coordinators and Assistants plan and coordinate events throughout the year such as Grandparents Day and Teacher Appreciation Day.  These coordinators will work with the Board and Administration to plan any other special events throughout the year.  If you have questions about this position, you are welcome to contact current Special Events Coordinator Courtney Morel at  courtneymorel@gmail.com.  
 
School Advisory Committee (SAC) Representative attends School Advisory Committee meetings as a representative for Home and School throughout the year.  Also, assists with activities sponsored by Home & School such as, Grandparents Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Spirit Day.  If you have questions about this position, you are welcome to contact current SAC Representative Kelly Vaughan at  kelly@vaughan.brcoxmail.com.
 
What is the Home & School Association Board?
The Home & School Association Board is made up of volunteers who are working or stay at home parents of children enrolled at St. George Catholic School.  Our goal is to encourage a channel of communication and interchange among parents, teachers, and the administrative staff while supporting the school through planned activities, social functions and fundraisers.  Some of the activities and events we coordinate include Grandparents Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Spirit Day.  As a team, we enjoy helping our school and having the opportunities to meet new parents. 
 
Please send your nominations to Carla Ball (Carla.Ball@sgschoolbr.org) by April 7. In the event there are several candidates for each position, each candidate will be notified and listed on a ballot for the members of Home & School (all parents) to vote.

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

SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDERING 
(ONLINE ONLY) 

Again this year, we are partnering with 1st Day School Supplies to  assist our parents and teachers in getting the exact supplies needed for next school year. Ordering your supplies through  1st Day School Supplies  is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive! You can make your purchase right now by clicking HERE.   

SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDER NOTES:
  • School Supplies are available for 2nd-8th grades (PreK, K and 1st grade supplies are ordered by SGS and delivered to school)
  • Home delivery for grades 2nd-8th will be the week of July 16th
  • Delivery fee included in price of supply kit
  • Order by the evening of  May 31st
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!
THANK YOU! 
Thank you to Rouses Market for their generosity to our school's AR program!
We are grateful!


 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. 
 
 
DRAGON HEARTS CLUB
Is your daughter interested in joining Dragon Hearts Club next year?  This meeting is for you!
Dragon Hearts Club Information Meeting on Thursday, April 12th at 6pm  in the KAC for all those interesting in joining for the 2018-2019 school year.  We will be answering questions and giving information about the exciting things we have done this year and telling you about our plan for next year.  We will also be looking for leaders to volunteer for each grade level.  Dragon Hearts Club is a service organization for girls for all grade levels that fosters community and fellowship among girls while reinforcing our Catholic faith.  Our motto is "Doing small things with great love" from Mother Teresa.  Please email Jenny Culotta with any questions ( jenculotta@cox.net ).  Hope to see you there!
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, 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