DragonTales 
Weekly Newsletter
March 8, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
 
"Daddy Long Legs" is the story of an orphan girl who receives gifts from an unknown person. She grows through childhood, and her teen years blessed with opportunities provided by her secret "parent." She tries to imagine what this wonderful person is like!
 
Then one day she discovers the identity of her benefactor. Her joy overflows! As you share her excitement, you think how sad it would have been to go through life without having or met thanked this gracious and special person.
 
The story of "Daddy Long Legs" is a parable of God and each of us. God give us gift upon gift. Do we recognize that all we have is a gift from God? Do we take time to say "thank you?"
 
Lent is a time of reflection, take time each day to thank God for what he has give to you. Before dinner go around the table and ask each member of your family to mention one thing they are most thankful for. Then, as a family, thank God for all your blessings.
 
God bless you and your family,
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, March 9       School Liturgy, 8:00am
      Lenten Stewardship Offering:
           3rd Grade - canned vegetables
           4th Grade - flour
           5th Grade - rice
      AR Deadline
      End of 3rd Quarter
         
Saturday, March 10       5th Gr. - In His Image Talk, 8:30 - 11:30am

Monday, March 12       8th Grade Dress Pictures

Tuesday, March 13       St. Joseph's Altar set-up

Wednesday, March 14       Liturgy, 8:00am (follow Friday schedule)
      St. Joseph's Altar Viewing

Thursday, March 15       Report Cards, Grades DK-5th

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

Monday, March 19       Parent Conferences - Grades 6-8th 
      No School - Grades 6th-8th
All are invited to Park and Pray the Rosary each Monday and Wednesday afternoons beginning at 2:15 pm in the Chapel
PARENT CONFERENCE SIGN UP LINK

Parent conferences for grades DK - 5th will take place on Friday, March 16th.
Sign up for a conference time using this LINK.
Find the tab for your child's grade along the top of the sign up form.
The link for grades 6th - 8th conferences will be emailed to parents on Monday, March 12th.
8TH GRADE YEARBOOK ADS
8th grade yearbook ads are happening now.  
Mrs. Cooper sent an email with the form and directions.  
If you have any questions please email Mrs. Cooper

YEARBOOKS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR 
  • Yearbooks for this school year will be on sale online beginning tomorrow, March 9th
  • Please visit the website HERE to purchase
  • If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Cooper
  • You should receive a confirmation email after your order. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT MRS. COOPER.

2018-2019 BEFORE/AFTER CARE  
  • Friday, March 9 is the deadline to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • Please drop off at the school office to ensure receipt.
  • 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!
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.
Candidates must
* Be able to work effectively and collaboratively with the pastor, Director of Administration, office staff, volunteers, parishioners, and service providers.

* Possess strong computer skills and familiarity with accounting software and proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

* Have the ability to prioritize multiple requests and maintain confidentiality.  

Education: Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with at least 3-5 years of experience in accounting, preferably in an office setting working with the general public.
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.
The Catholic Church Supports Marriages and Families

ST. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY 
2018 Sizzling Summer Program
3rd  - 8th grade girls
Registration now open
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298