DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
August 17, 2017

Dear St. George Families,
 
Last week we welcomed to our school 1095 terrific kids - your kids!  The first week went very well.  The first weeks are always very busy with everyone getting back into the school routine. 
 
Tuesday we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption at our school Mass. Fr. Mike reminded us that St. George is a great place because of God's awesome love for us.  With Jesus as our guide, there is nothing we cannot do.  We hope to instill in our students that Jesus should be our role model and guide.  We also want students to learn that Jesus loves us and is always with us.  As we begin this new school year I encourage you to focus on the spirituality your family.  Is Jesus part of the daily life of your family?  Here are a few things you can do to help your family.
  • Share family mealtime at least four times a week - and talk.
  • Begin each meal with prayer thanking God for all blessings.
  • End each day with bedtime prayer - a great time to bond.
We are here as a school to assist and support you in the most important job you have - being a parent.  Parenting - and teaching - can be very challenging.  Supporting one another in our roles can make a better, more meaningful experience for our children.
 
Thank you for sending us your children.  Thank you for entrusting us with their education.  Hand - in - Hand with Jesus - and one another - Together we can give our kids the very best education possible.
 
God bless,
 
Jack Nelson


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Friday, August 18
Follow Tuesday Schedule
Tuesday, August 22
Men's Club Kick-Off Meeting (see details below)
Wednesday, August 23
- Individual School Pictures (girls in DK/K - 5th must wear white blouses under jumpers)
- Girl Scout Mandatory Parent Meeting and Registration, 6:30pm, KAC (see below)
- Beginner Band Parents Meeting, 7:00pm, Band Room (see below)

Friday, August 25
School Liturgy, 8:00am

LOOKING AHEAD...


Monday, September 4
Thursday, September 7
Friday, September 8
Labor Day, No School
Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips - August
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Pep Rally, 1:30pm

Monday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Sept. 15
Book Fair Preview Week
Sunday, September 17
Monday, Sept. 18 - Friday, Sept. 22
Book Fair Open House 
Book Fair Sale Week
Girls in grades DK - 5th must remember to wear their white blouse under their jumper for school pictures.

IMPORTANT LINKS and INFORMATION
 
* Parents are invited to join their student(s) for lunch beginning Tuesday, September 5th.
**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.
HANDBOOK POLICY HIGHLIGHT

STUDENT ABSENCE REPORTING:  sgsabsent@sgschoolbr.org

Tardies -  Students who arrive at school after the start of the school day (7:45 am) are considered tardy. Parents must accompany their child to the school office to obtain a tardy slip before going to class. The parents of students accruing 4 or more tardies in a 9-week period will be notified. Eight or more tardies in a 9-week period will result in a meeting with administration.

Dismissal Changes - Parents wishing to change their child (ren)'s dismissal plans must contact the school office by 2:15pm. 

Early Release  - Parents checking out students early must report to the school office and sign the early release book. Students may not be checked out after 2:15 pm. 


THANK YOU!!
  •  A big THANK YOU is extended to our dedicated Home and School Association members for hosting the recent Back-To-School Bash! The Bash was a fun-filled evening of fellowship and great food! 
  • The jambalaya prepared by the Men's Club was so delicious, every bowl was sold! We appreciate the Men's Club and their service to St. George School.
  • Thank you to the Lutgring Family and The Sneaux Stop for the sweet snowballs! 
  • Without the tireless assistance of Julie Walsh, Wendi Pounders and their team of volunteers, the Used Uniform Quick Sale would not have been possible. Thank you Julie and Wendi!
     
  • Many, many THANKS to our wonderful morning and afternoon CARPOOL MOMS for their assistance in guiding our new and current families through the carpool lines. They braved the heat and rain to ensure a smooth carpool transition during the first few days of school. We are so grateful for their dedication and service to SGS! 

SGS Band Notes

Welcome Back SGS Band Students!   
First Day of Band Classes for Advanced Bands are:  
Advanced Band I on Monday, August 21, after school, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Band II on Tuesday, August 22, after school, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SGS Beginner Band Parents Meeting
Wednesday, August 23
7:00 p.m.
St. George Band Room
(In St. Cecilia Hall)
"For the Parents of Beginner Band Students"

Join us for this informative meeting and learn about the exciting opportunities that await your child as a member of the St. George School Band.  Students in grades 4 thru 8 are eligible to join the SGS Band.  If your child is interested in participating in the Beginner Band Program, please plan to attend this very important meeting.

For questions about the St. George Instrumental Music Department, please contact Jan Dupre, Director,  jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org /  (225) 293-1298

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SGS Performing Arts 
The St. George Performing Arts Department is excited to offer various after-school music classes at school this year - Beginner and Advanced Bands, Performance Choir, Beginner and Intermediate Piano Classes. New this year is a BEGINNER 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 for SGS Performing Arts Classes. 
For additional information regarding SGS Performing Arts, 
please email Mrs. Jan Dupre, jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org

St. George Instrumental Music Dept.
"Inspiring Enthusiasm and Excellence through Music Education"

Athletic Dragon Reminders
Mandatory Fall Sports Parent Meeting - Monday 8/21/17 - 6:00pm, Gym
Athletic Association Meeting - Wednesday 8/23/17 - 6:00pm, Gym.  
We need new members!  If you are interested in volunteering and hearing about what the Athletic Association does please make a point to attend!
Fall Registration for Sports - 4-8 th Football, 5-8 th Cross Country, Cheer and Dance, 5 th -8 th Swim, and 3-8 th Girls Basketball  - Friday August 25/17,  3:30- 7:00pm - Gym .  
Physicals, Parent Code of Conduct,  and registration fees will be turned in on this date.
These forms will be available on our website after 8/18/17.
Girls Basketball Developmental Evaluations 3rd-5th - Friday 8/18/17 - 5:00-6:30pm,  Gym.   Permission slips were sent home.  Check student's backpacks.   If any parent is interested in coaching please contact Michele Munson, michele.munson@sgschoolbr.org .  
Teams will most likely start practicing the week of 8/28/17.  Season 9/11/17 - 11/5/17
CSAA Football and Girls Basketball Coaches Seminars -  The Coaches Clinics, required for ALL GBB and FB coaches, are scheduled for the following week--GBB on Tuesday, 8/29/17 and FB on Thursday, 8/31/17.  The clinics will be from 7:00-8:30pm each night.  
The GBB Clinic on Tuesday will be in the St Jean Vianney Gym and our guest speaker will be former St Michael's Coach and AD, Tami Reynolds-McClure.  
The FB Clinic on Thursday will be in the St Aloysius Gym and our guest speaker will be former Catholic High Coach, Dale Weiner.  
NOTEIf a student forgot athletic gear it can be dropped at the front office but please keep in mind  students will not be called out of the classroom to pick it up.  
Football Practice Gear/Bags -  Football players please place practice gear/bags in the empty wire ball cages in the back of the equipment room.
7th/8th Football - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:15pm, Fridays immediately after school until 4:30pm, Saturday mornings 8:00-9:30am.  Contact Coach Neal Zeber with questions-nzebernd@yahoo.com .  Parents please remember to place your gear/clothing orders by 8/17/17.
6th Football  - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm, Friday immediately after school until 4:30pm, Saturday mornings 8:00-9:30am. Contact Coach Neal Zeber with questions-nzebernd@yahoo.com
5th Football  - Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm, Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm, Saturdays 9:30-10:30am, Sundays 5:30-7:00pm.   Please contact Coach Brad Smith with questions- brad1.smith@morganstanley.com
4th Football  - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm, Fridays immediately after school until 4:30pm. Weekend practices will be announced as needed.  Please contact Coach Darren DeMoss at darrendemoss@wsacheer.com with questions . Coach Darren is in great need of additional coaches please contact him if you are able to help- 225-975-5081
Football Jamborees scheduled for 9/9/17 and 9/10/17 - Details to follow
Football Season -  9/11/17 - 11/5/17
Swim Practice - starting 8/21 6:45-7:45pm at Crawfish Aquatics- please contact Coach Helen Cavana- helencavana@gmail.com with questions.  
Study Hall  - All SGS student athletes are automatically enrolled in Sports Study Hall at no additional fee.  At dismissal, an announcement will be made letting students know what room to report to.  Study hall is available M-F for any team members that have practice starting at 4:00pm or earlier.  Please make sure athletes have all equipment/clothes needed for practice.  Students may bring a snack but it must be nut-free. Any athlete that is enrolled in aftercare should go to aftercare not study hall.  Coaches will check out athletes from aftercare.   
Intramurals~ DK-2nd Parents - If you haven't filled out the Intramural Survey that was emailed to you yet please click on this link- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxxjgGlAsEZD8WEirEBZp_W-kJIWQ1Kdu4yb-3dpNjdKh4wA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 
ST. GEORGE FAIR NEWS


ST. GEORGE FAIR T-SHIRTS - LAST DAY TO ORDER IS TODAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
  • 2017 Fair T-shirts will be printed on a light heather grey t-shirt. 
  • The current year fair t-shirt CAN be worn on Out-Of-Uuniform days, even though it is not the class color.
    T-shirts are: 
  • Pre-shrunk & have moisture wicking properties 
  • DryBlend material made of 50% cotton / 50% polyester jersey knit blend
  • The deadline to order is THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH.
  • T-shirts will be distributed to the youngest child before the first Out-Of-Uniform day.
  • Don't forget to order one for Mom & Dad, too!
St. George Girl Scout Sign-up Night
Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:30 pm
Kleinpeter Activity Center
Calling all girls interested in joining girl scouts!  We will have a mandatory parent meeting and scout registration on August 23rd at 6:30 at the KAC.    Kindergarten troops will be formed in groups of 12 with 2 volunteer parent co-leaders.  If anyone would like to be a leader and get started in forming your troop, please contact Courtney Rahm at courtney@fpcpa.com or (225) 205-6277 for more information.  Otherwise, leaders will need to volunteer and troops formed at registration night.
Registration Forms will be available and $25 payable to Girl Scouts LA East will be due with registration. 
SCOUTING NEWS
     The Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCOS)  will be hosting its annual Religious Emblems Award Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on August 27 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge.  Bishop Robert W. Muench will be officiating the ceremony with the help of Deacon Richard Grant.
A total of 19 Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts from St George School will receive medals for completing a religious emblem program. Girl Scouts medals will be awarded for the "Family of God" and "I Live My Faith" emblems. For the Cub and Boy Scouts, medals were earned for the "Light of Christ".
     Additionally, two troops in the Baton Rouge diocese are being recognized for earning the "Stanley J. Ott Service Award". This is awarded to scouting groups who demonstrate service to the community, in keeping with the ideals lived and preached by Bishop Ott.  Both of the 2017 recipients, Troop 10005 & 10591, are Girl Scout Troops from St. George Parish.
     The religious emblem program is available to all Catholic Girl and Boy Scouts. 

     For more information, please contact the CCOS Counselors for St George Parish: 
Girl Scouts - Gina Wilson at garrigowilson@gmail.com , (225) 803-0858 
Boy/Cub Scouts - Tim Hebert at heberttb@gmail.com , (225)-267-7001

2017 St George School Award Recipients:
Girl Scouts (Service Unit 121)  
"Family of God"
- Counselor: Gina Wilson , Troop 10004 Leader: Betty Tanory, Recipients: Davis Aucoin, Alexandra Carter, Chloe Clement, Evie Comeaux , Sarah Guidroz , Caroline Hultberg , Emily Murray, Reese Perron, Cecilia Pickering, Ava Simmons, Anne Tanory , Madeline Thorne, and Kathryn Trahan  
"I Live my Faith"- Counselor & Troop 10591 Leader: Gina Wilson, Recipients:  Micah Lynn Sherman, Madelyn Wilson
 
Cub Scouts (Pack 136)
"Light of Christ Light of Christ"- Counselor: Tim Hebert & Gina Wilson, Recipients: Joseph Aguillard, Michael Aguillard, Caden Doming, Codey Doming, Peter Tanory & Riley Wilson

"Bishop Stanley J. Ott Light in the Lord Service Recognition"
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 10005 - Troop Leader:  Courtney Rahm, Members: Amelie Covell, Lily DeCarlo, Madison Gilley, Kaylie Hollis, Caroline Rahm, Bella Rice, Avery Yates
     In recognition for their service collecting and sorting canned goods for the Baton Rouge Food Bank.  They also created more than 50 homemade Christmas cards for the Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, which were delivered on Thanksgiving Day
 
"Bishop Stanley J. Ott Light in the Lord Service Recognition"
Girl Scout Junior Troop 10591 - Troop Leader/Co Leader: Gina Wilson & Courtney Rahm, Members: Ellie DeCarlo, Ellie Edwards, Regan Gilley, Anna Guidroz, Kaitlyn Rahm, Sophie Rutland, Brooke Sabadie, Avery Scott, Micah Sherman, Hannah Vaughan, Audrey Vidrine,  and Madelyn Wilson
     In recognition of several service projects including hosting a monthly children's Rosary for the residents of Lake Sherwood Assisted Living, performing a talent show for the elderly and home-bound at Lake Sherwood Assisted Living, and collecting and sorting canned goods for the Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Click on Flyer for Link to Information Registration Form
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298