DragonTales 
Weekly Newsletter
March 29, 2018

Easter Blessings 
to all!
Dear St George families,

     A little girl looked across the table and asked, "Do you know what I like best about coming to school?" Her friend replied, "What?" She answered, "Seeing you." At that moment, as she smiled, I saw the face of Jesus. Some older students reflected on what 
Faith, Hope, and Love mean to them. The students said that faith is God, and faith is trusting in Him. It is the church and all that it teaches us. Faith is the season of Lent. Hope means being thankful, having dreams and wishing. Hope is looking forward to new beginnings. Love - this was the easiest one to respond to. Maybe that's why it's the greatest of the three...or maybe it's because this is the one they have had the most experience with. Regardless - two of the students immediately and simultaneously shouted out "family!" Some said they think of friends and community when they think of love. And others think of peace and life. At the end of our conversation the students told me why they think Love is the greatest of these: "...because...God loves all of us...and it means so much! We need to learn this from Jesus...who also loves us no matter what." Again, at that moment, I saw the face of Jesus.
     I try to look for Jesus every day, but when I am in my busy principal state of mind, I fail to really see Him. We know He is always near us - sometimes right under our noses, shining through the words or actions of a child or looking us straight in the eyes as a stranger holds the door open for us. Perhaps it's a loved one simply sitting at our side - listening. If we look hard enough, we will find Him. And when we do, it is then that we can enjoy the precious moments together. I hope and pray that you have a blessed Easter filled with love, laughter and the light of Christ.

God bless,
Jack Nelson


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, March 30       Good Friday - No School
      Living Stations of the Cross, noon, Church
Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6       Easter Break - No School
Monday, April 9         School Resumes
      8th Grade Youth Legislature
Tuesday, April 10
      8th Grade Youth Legislature
      Progress Reports
Wednesday, April 11       Homeroom Class and Group Pictures
      6th Grade International Day Set-up
     
Thursday, April 12       Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips March       
      6th Grade International Day 
Friday, April 13       School Liturgy, 8:00am
      Ministry Appreciation following Mass
Sunday, April 15       First Eucharist Mass, 2:00pm
Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20      ACT Aspire Testing (Grades 3 - 8)
All are invited to Park and Pray the Rosary each Monday and Wednesday afternoons beginning at 2:15 pm in the Chapel

St. George Dragon Statue Dedication
On Tuesday, March 27th, the student body, along with past SGS Student Council members, participated in the dedication of our new St. George Dragon statue. 
The statue of St. George slaying the dragon was donated by Student Council fundraisers.
Fr. Mike blessed the statue during the dedication ceremony.


HOMEROOM CLASS AND GROUP PICTURES
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

ACT ASPIRE Testing 
Monday, April 16th - Friday, April 20th
8:00am - 11:00am 
 
     Testing Reminders:
  • Students need to eat a nutritious breakfast each morning
  • Students are asked to have extra sharpened #2 pencils in pencil bags, if needed, during testing
  • Students should come to school with something to read each day
  • Students who are tardy will not be able to join their class once testing has begun   
  • If a student is absent on a testing day, the school does not guarantee that students will be able to make up missed ASPIRE Tests and that only Reading and Math will be made up when possible.
  • If students are allowed to make up a missed ASPIRE test, it must be due to an emergency and they must have a doctor's note. Orthodontic and dentist appointments are not considered an emergency.
  • Parents are encouraged to schedule appointments after school or during another week.

TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS 
Talent Show Auditions will be held on  Saturday, May 12.  
Sign-Up will be ONLINE again this year.
Additional details and the SIGNUP LINK 
will be in the next edition of DragonTales.


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.


APRIL LUNCH MENU 
April cafeteria payments are due now. All school meal payments are due in advance. 
Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
April Lunch: Full price - $47.20   Reduced price - $6.40
April Breakfast: 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.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!
CARPOOL PARENTS: PLEASE NOTE
For the safety of the students and teachers as they walk to the Church on school liturgy days, the driveway in front of the school office is blocked at 7:45am.
Please make plans to leave home earlier to allow time for traffic and to be on the campus prior to 7:45am.
Thank you for you attention and cooperation.

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!
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!
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.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298