Principals of the Day ~ 5/2/18 ~ Alayna and Bailey Parson
DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
May 3, 2018
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Dear St. George Families,
 
I wanted to give you a brief update on our progress in regards to campus safety for our students, staff, parents and parishioners.
 
Recently our parish and school have been working with retired Chief of Police Jeff LeDuff. Chief LeDuff has been on campus a number of times at all hours of the day and night doing a physical assessment of our campus. In his report which he delivered to us last week, he shared a great deal of data and information with us regarding our campus including, crime data for Baton Rouge and the neighborhoods that surround our campus. He was very impressed by our facilities and the procedures and protocols that we currently have in place to secure our campus. One noteworthy item that he mentioned was whenever he was on our campus not wearing a visitor badge he was immediately stopped, questioned and redirected to the office for a visitor badge. Chief LeDuff also has made some recommendations for enhanced safety measures for St. George and is helping us prioritize his recommendations. Our work with Chief LeDuff is ongoing.
 
As you may have noticed recently, we have added some additional fencing near the front office and St. George Hall. During the summer months a gate with an electronic lock will be installed. All visitors and guests will have to be "buzzed in" from the front office. Also, additional fencing and a gate will be added along the fence by the football field to close off this area.
 
Our new Pre-K building will be equipped with an access control system as well as a number of cameras to monitor both inside and outside the building. Once the Pre-K building gets closer to completion we will work with the architects to include additional fencing to further enclose our campus and Pre-K building.
 
We are working closely with St. George Parish to provide an integrated approach to campus safety. We are planning and moving forward on additional items to further safeguard our school and parish. I hope to be able to update you again very soon. Safety is a top priority for our Parish and School and we strive to be the leaders in Baton Rouge. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
 
God bless,
 
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, May 4       May Crowning, 8:00am
      Mother Seton Award Recognition following           May Crowning
      Band Concert, 7:00pm, Church

Wednesday, May 9       Box Tops Out-Of-Uniform
Wednesday, May 9 - Friday, May 11       8th Grade Exams (details below)
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
Monday, May 14       Out-Of-Uniform - DK/Kindergarten
Tuesday, May 15       Kindergarten Paraliturgy, 8:30am
      DK Closing, 10:00am
      8th Grade Dinner, 6:00pm

Wednesday, May 16       AR Superior (1-5)
Thursday, May 17       AR Honor (All)
      AR Superior (6&7)
      8th Grade Closing, 10:30am

Friday, May 18       Awards, 8:00am (No Liturgy) - details below
      6th & 7th Exams (details below)



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

FINAL EXAM DETAILS 

8th grade: May 9th, 10th, and 11th
Dismissal (CARPOOL):
May 9th and May 10th - 11:35am 
May 11th - 12:30pm 
 
6th/7th grades: May 18th, 21st, and 22nd
Dismissal (HOMEROOM)
May 18th - 12:00 noon
May 21st and May 22nd at 11:00am
 
1st day of exams:  English and Religion
2nd day of exams: Social Studies and Math
3rd day of exams:  Science and Literature
HOME AND SCHOOL BOARD 2018-2019

Please help us welcome the Home and School Board members for the 2018-2019 school year. 
We appreciate their unselfish gift of time and talents!
Jen Parfait - President
DeNea Riche - Vice President
Karin Simmons - Treasurer
Amanda Noel - Secretary
Jenny Vargas - Volunteer Coordinator
Jenny Allen - Asst. Volunteer Coordinator
Melissa Terrell - Special Events Coordinator 
Jamie Goodson - Special Events Coordinator 
Jessica Cuba - Asst. Special Events Coordinator 
Aubrie Jones - Asst. Special Events Coordinator 
Connie Lieux - School Advisory Committee
Kelly Vaughan - Past President 

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS TOMORROW, MAY 4TH
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.
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.
ATHLETIC DRAGON NOTES
 
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.  
 
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.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298