DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
April 26, 2018
PRINCIPALS OF THE DAY
Jon Michael, Gabe, Henry and Sam Cuba
Dear St. George families,
 
A couple of weeks ago I read an article about Pope Francis. He talks about a "middle class of holiness." By this he means not the great cloud of witnesses that the Church has canonized, but ordinary people, such as "parents who raise their children with immense love," or "those men and women who work hard to support their families," or the sick, or "elderly religious who never lose their smile." He means the holiness of our "next door neighbors, who, living in our midst, reflect God's presence."
 
I stopped several students on the playground and asked them if they knew people they'd consider "holy." One girl talked about her grandfather, who was born deaf, but was happy, kind and fun to be around. Another girl talked about Fr. Mike, who was "always joyful." A young man mentioned his grandmother, who grew up really poor, but was prayerful and strong. Still another said her mother, who is "the most generous person I know." A baseball coach was mentioned, who "cares about you and listens really well." 
 
These kids get it. They recognize Christ working through others. 
 
God bless,
 
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, April 27       Spirit Day
      Box Tops Due
Saturday, April 28       7th / 8th Grade Social
Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4       STAR testing
Wednesday, May 2       Box Tops Out-Of-Uniform
Thursday, May 3       Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips April
      8th Gr. AR Awards Honor and Superior
Friday, May 4       May Crowning, 8:00am
      Mother Seton Award Recognition following           May Crowning
      Band Concert, 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 9 - Friday, May 11       8th Grade Exams
Thursday, May 10       8th Gr. Closing practice following exams
Friday, May 11       School Liturgy, 8:00am 
      Pastor Appreciation following liturgy
      AR Quarter & Cumulative Deadline Gr. 1-7
      AR Awards
      Ice Cream Social, DK/K & 6th Grade
All are invited to Park and Pray the Rosary each Monday and Wednesday afternoons beginning at 2:15 pm in the Chapel
SPIRIT DAY IS TOMORROW
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 
 
Spirit Day Parking
The drive to the school office and front of the gym will be closed during Spirit Day.  Please do not park in this area since students will be crossing here. Volunteers are encouraged to park in the back parking lot.
 
Spirit Day Dismissal
Students can be checked out from their homeroom by a parent/guardian between the time Spirit Day ends and 2:30pm.  After that, students will go home by their regular mode of transportation.
 
Spirit Day Dress Code and Guidelines
Dress Code: 
Grades K-4
Girls:   Class-color shirts with sleeves, jeans, capris or walking shorts (no shorter than 2 inches above the knee, no Nike shorts); no legging or legging style pants; any tennis shoe, any sock.
Boys:  Class color shirts with sleeves, uniform shorts, jeans, or shorts (no shorter than 2 inches above the knee), any tennis shoe, any sock. 

Grades 5-8
Girls:  Class-color shirts with sleeves or 8th grade class shirt, jeans, capris, PE shorts or walking shorts (no shorter than 2 inches above the knee, no Nike shorts); no legging or legging style pants; any tennis shoe, any sock.
Boys:  Class color shirts with sleeves or 8th grade class shirt, uniform shorts, PE shorts, jeans or shorts (no shorter than 2 inches above the knee) any tennis shoe, any sock.
Guidelines:
  • In accordance with the St. George Parent/Student Handbook, students may not use cell phones, cameras, video cameras, electronics, etc. at school.
  • Hats may be worn for sun protection. 
  • Students may not wear any type of body/face paint or makeup. 
  • Fingernail polish is acceptable. 
  • Colored hair spray may be worn for Spirit Day, however, the hair spray paint cans are NOT allowed on campus.  Therefore, hair must be sprayed at home prior to coming to school. Students will not be allowed to wash paint out of their hair during the day
  • Accessories that may cause a safety concern must be removed during outside activities. It is the students' responsibility to keep track of personal belongings.
Students with attire outside of these guidelines will be issued a Blue Slip and will not be allowed to participate in Spirit Day activities until a parent brings appropriate dress or a school uniform to school.   

Mother Seton Award Winner
St. George School is proud to announce this year's Mother Seton Award winner: Mark Warrington.
Mark has volunteered countless hours to both the school and the church over the years. Always very generous and supportive, he is a wonderful role model of service and commitment. He is president of the Men's Club, serves as a Eucharistic Minister, participates in the Homebound Ministry, and provides audio visual support for Mass. Mark and his wife serve as a Baptismal Host Couple, Marriage Prep Sponsor Couple, and RCIA sponsors for the parish. Mark was recognized at the Diocesan Home and School Luncheon on Tuesday, April 24th.
His service and dedication to St. George is a gift to everyone. 
Congratulations Mark! Thank you for your service to St. George.
ATHLETIC DRAGON NOTES
 
Football Meeting for Summer and Next Year
Wednesday, May 2, @ 6:00pm, Gym 
If your son would like to play football next year (grades 4-8) and is interested in attending optional Summer conditioning sessions please attend this meeting. 

Uniform Return for Girls Volleyball and Track and Field -Monday May 7, gym lobby, 3:00-4:30pm.
Please do not send uniforms to school with your child.  

Missing Uniforms
An inventory of missing uniforms will be completed by Friday, May 11th.  
If you have a uniform not yet turned in from any sport please do so as soon as possible.  Those who have not turned in their uniform(s) will not receive their report cards, will not be allowed to register for sports next school year and will be assessed a $100 replacement fee.  
 
ST. GEORGE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
JUNE 4 - 8, 2018
Information packet and registration forms may be accessed HERE.

     Deadline to register for summer camps is Friday, May 4, 2018. 

Parents should print and complete the registration form and 
return it with payment to the school office. 
**Please send a separate enrollment form along with payment for each camp.*
  • Shortly after May 4th, parents of registered campers will receive an email from the camp instructor. This email will include details specific to the camp.
  • The music department is pleased to offer the following summer camps: summer band program and summer vocal academyThese camps will be held in July. See the brochure links above for details.
Talent Show Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 12.  
Sign-Up will be ONLINE again this year.
Click link above for more information.
May Cafeteria Reminders

May Lunch prices by grade are:
K = $29.50
1st -5th = $53.10
6th -7th = $44.25
8th = $17.70
 
  • Beginning May 1, 2018, any student with less than this amount in their cafeteria account will not be allowed to purchase extra items or seconds. 
  • The last day to pay with check will be May 7, 2018.
  •  All cafeteria charges must be paid before the end of the school year. Unpaid charges will not carry over.
  • All overpayments will remain in returning students' accounts for next school year. 
  • Refunds are available for 8th graders and any student who will not return to a Diocese school next school year by completing the REFUND FORM.  Please return the refund form to the cafeteria by May 18, 2018.

LOOKING AHEAD...END-OF-YEAR AWARD SCHEDULE
Friday, May 18th: End-of-Year Awards (No School Liturgy)
* Service * Student Council * Woodmen of the World * Flag * Fitness
* Accelerated Reader Cumulative Awards * 4th Quarter Citizenship (behavior)

Friday, May 25th: End-of -Year Awards Following School Liturgy
* 4th Quarter Honor Roll * Yearly Honor Roll * St. George Awards

SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDER NOTES:
  • Online ordering only.
  • 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
  • Click on image for order website.
YEARBOOKS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR 
  • Yearbooks for this school year are currently for sale (online only)
  • Please visit the website HERE to purchase
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: order a book for your child now; we cannot guarantee that we will have extras. 
Questions: please email Mrs. Cooper,  ashley.cooper@sgschoolbr.org
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.
Open House - Come and Learn more about Cristo Rey High School 
Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School
Sunday April 29th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
225-615-7479

St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298