DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
August 16, 2018

Dear St. George Families,

     There is an old proverb which reads, "Give me a fish and I eat for a day - teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime." One of the great things about a child spending 7 1/2 hours of their day (for 180 days out of the year) at a Catholic School, is that each child can pray whenever and wherever they wish during those hours. Many of those prayers are memorized, but the real challenge is to teach them how to pray in their own words. We can give them a prayer and they can read it, but teach them to pray from the heart and they will develop a closer, more personal relationship with God the Father, Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit that will last a lifetime.
     We sometimes hear speeches about taking what was learned and applying it or taking the "tools" taught to them and using them to the best of their ability. Often times, we are encouraged to continue down the righteous path of receiving the Sacraments and to continue practicing the Catholic faith by making good choices and going to church on Sunday. We can give students tools, open doors, and opportunities, but by teaching them what it really means to be a child of God and to walk in the path of Jesus, we fill them with the spiritual nourishment they need to live a life of faith, hope, and love.
     Maybe you heard the phrase, "Great teachers teach from the heart." I would add, "Exceptional teachers not only teach from the heart, they teach to the heart and make it grow." This is what we do at St. George School - teach to the heart with heart. Thank you, teachers. You do so much more than give children "fish to eat." You provide the foundation of faith which promotes continuous growth through the power of the Holy Spirit, on a journey with Christ, to be with God the Father in heaven.

God bless,
Jack Nelson
Contact Information and School Hours
7880 St. George Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

    School Office: 
225-293-1298       School Fax: 
225-293-4886 
    Pre-K Office:   225-293-9822       Pre-K Fax:   225-293-7432 

   * Morning carpool begins at 7:20 am and ends at 7:43 am 
   * School day: 7:45 am - 2:45 pm 

   * Before Care drop-off begins at 6:45 am and ends at 7:15 am (Back Carpool Line)
   * After Care pick-up begins at 3:20 pm (PreK Building)

   * Student Absence Reporting -  
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Thursday, August 16
Last day to order fair t-shirts in order to receive them in time for the first Out-of-Uniform day. There will be a second order as well that will be delivered the week of the fair.

 Friday, August 17
Follow Wednesday Schedule

 Sunday, August 19 Middle School Skate Night @ Skate Galaxy

 Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24 Star Testing 

 Wednesday, August 22 School Pictures

 Friday, August 24
School Liturgy, 8:00am
National Anthem Auditions, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

 Tuesday, August28 Men's Club Kick-Off Meeting, 6:30pm
   Kleinpeter Activity Center

 Friday, August 31
School Liturgy, 8:00am

 Monday, September 3
Labor Day Holiday, No School

WHERE'S THE BUS APP
Please allow a little more time for EBR Transportation to have the app in proper working order. Thank you for your patience.
CAFETERIA NOTES

Please note that parents are welcome to join their student for lunch after the Labor Day holiday.
  • August cafeteria payments are due now.  
  • All school meal payments are due in advance.  
  • Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
  • 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. 
  • Federal and State regulations prohibit our cafeteria employees from charging the child's account for a parent meal.  Additionally, we do not accept credit cards and we do not keep cash on hand so parents must pay the exact amount or write a check.  Adult meal price is $5.50.
  • Please note that according to the LA. School Food Service Policy Guidance Manual, outside restaurant food, soft drinks, and candy are not allowed in the school cafeteria. Your compliance is appreciated.

     

FORMS AND POLICIES
NATIONAL ANTHEM AUDITIONS
To our SGS vocalists who would like to deliver a powerful rendition of the National Anthem: Your chance is here!
The SGS Performing Arts Department in conjunction with the SGS Athletic Department will hold auditions for soloists to sing the National Anthem at St. George home game sporting events throughout the school year.
Auditions are open to all SGS students in grades 5 thru 8 and will be held on Friday, August 24, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A specific number of audition slots will be offered and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Students must sign up for an audition slot on-line in order to audition.
For additional audition details and audition sign-up link, click here
Questions regarding the SGS National Anthem Auditions? Please email Mrs. Jan Dupre, Director of Performing Arts, jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org, or call (225) 293-1298.
SGS Performing Arts 
The St. George Performing Arts Department is excited to offer various after-school music classes at school again this year - Beginner and Advanced Bands, Performance Choir, Beginner and Intermediate Piano Classes, and Guitar Class. Private lessons in piano, guitar, and violin are also available. Some classes will be limited in space, so don't delay and register today! 
Please click the links below for Information and Registration Forms.
Band                     Choir
       Guitar                  Piano      
 

For additional information regarding SGS Performing Arts, please email Jan Dupre,
GIRL SCOUTS - JOIN NOW
Calling all girls interested in joining Girl Scouts!  New kindergarten troops are being formed for this school year.  Also, any girls in grades K-6th are welcome to join existing troops in their grade. 
Dragon Hearts Club Registration
Open NOW until Friday, August 24!
To register your daughter for DHC for this school year, please click on the appropriate link based on her grade level.  If you have any questions, please email Jenny Culotta at  jenculotta@cox.net .   Looking forward to a great year!
Kindergarten Registration                     1st Grade
2nd Grade                                                3rd Grade
4th Grade                                                 5th Grade
BREAK-POINT TENNIS 
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Start Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018             Times: 3:00-4:00pm          Ages: 4 and up
                         *We will only be offering Tuesday class this fall
Rates: $55/month, email for sibling discount rate. Credit card or ACH only. 
*All equipment will be provided by Break Point Tennis for use during the class.
*Classes will be on-site after school.
Find registration form and information HERE.
La Arts (Formerly Drama Kids)
Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 Season! 
* Same great ideas, but a new curriculum!
* Returning families will not pay registration fees this year, and for  every child you refer to the class, you receive a $5.00 credit! Be sure  the family that you refer, puts your name in the reference box when they  register!
* We start on August 30, 2018 at St. George School -- can't wait to see you!
* new website: http://laarts.online.
Email: lorna@laarts.online with any questions!
Young Rembrandts Elementary Drawing After-School Program
Registration Now Open!
Ages: 5 - 9      Mondays ~ 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm    9/10/2018 - 10/29/2018     $96.00
Enroll your elementary student in a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Our bountiful selection of drawings introduces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Keeping with the season, our students will create fall-themed illustrations like taffy apples and a farmer's scarecrow. Stylized art styles will be explored through our tarantula line art and Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunflowers. All this and more await your child in a Young Rembrandts classroom! Sign up HERE!
TUMBLING TIGERS GYMNASTICS
Tumbling Tigers Gymnastics will be offering an after school program to all
Pre-K students
this year. Class will be held every Tuesday following school
from 3-4pm starting Labor Day week. Registration is now open.
Please visit o ur website to register and for more details .
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 FAIR T-SHIRTS
T he St. George Parish Fair T-shirts are on sale now. The t-shirts a light blue t-shirt. The current year fair t-shirt CAN be worn on Out-Of-Uniform days, even though it is not the class color.
The shirts are a DryBlend material made of 50% cotton / 50% polyester jersey knit blend. They are pre-shrunk & have moisture wicking properties.

ORDER FAIR T-SHIRTS HERE
First T-Shirt order deadline: August 16th
Distribution to students: September 4th
First Out-Of-Uniform date: September 6th
Second T-Shirt order deadline: October 4th
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office