St. George Catholic School
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
Student Absence Reporting - sgsabsent@sgschoolbr.org 
DragonTales Weekly Newsletter
August 30, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
     Have you ever thrown a rock or pebble into the still waters of a pond or lake? Did you notice how the little waves ripple away from the center in circles and continue on and on? The same thing happens every day in our lives. Little things we do create ripple effects that can sometimes result in good things.
     Just consider the lives you touch during the span of a day, a year, or a lifetime, perhaps without ever realizing it. If we are all separated by only "six degrees" or less, maybe it's the Universe's way of helping us realize our oneness -our interconnectedness- and the "ripple effect" is the connective tissue that ties us together. 
     Last week I had the privilege of attending a marriage blessing in our Catholic faith. What made it so special was that it was former SGS teacher Mrs. Kiley. Fr. Mike presided in our own St. George Chapel. Mrs. Kiley and her husband moved to Baton Rouge from North Carolina several years ago. She taught 4th grade at St. George School before going on maternity leave. Mrs. Kiley was an outstanding teacher and was embraced by our community at St. George and she and her husband in return embraced St. George. So much in fact, that she and her husband made the decision to go through the RCIA program and became Catholic. This past year , they were brought into full communion with our church, and their daughter has been baptized into the Catholic faith as well. The Kiley's have recently moved to Arkansas and we will miss them here at St. George. But the ripple that began here at St. George has forever made a difference for the Kiley family.
     The takeaway is you really do matter; everything you do has an impact on someone, somewhere, even if you don't know them.
     May the ripples you send forth this day be guided by the impulse of loving-kindness, selflessness, non-judgment, compassion, and joy. This is what our world needs now and you are the "perfect pebble" to make some mighty waves.
God bless, 
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 Friday, August 31
School Liturgy, 8:00am
September Stewardship Project - "Dragons Socking it to Childhood Cancer" Talk following Mass

 Monday, September 3
Labor Day Holiday, No School

Tuesday, September 4 -
     Monday, September 9

Book Fair Week (see details below)
Thursday, September 6
Out-Of-Uniform - No Pink Slips - August
Retreat - 5th Grade
Book Fair Night Out with Food Trucks, 4:30pm

Friday, September 7
School Liturgy, 8:00am

Pep Rally, 1:30pm 
Student check out for Pep Rally must be between 1:00pm & 1:15pm

SGS Performance Choir Open Rehearsal for the 2018-19 Choral Season, 3:10pm - 4:30pm, Kleinpeter Activity Center - Details to follow.

Sunday, September 9 Book Fair Open House after Mass, 10:30am

Tuesday, September 11
Progress Reports emailed to parents
Picture Retakes
Buddy Rosary, 1:00pm
First Reconciliation Parent Meeting, 6:00pm

PEP RALLY - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1:30pm
Parents are invited to attend the Pep Rally in the gym. Students WILL NOT be checked out during or after the Pep Rally.  Students needing to go home must be checked out prior to the Pep Rally (between 1:00pm and 1:15pm). 
ST. GEORGE ANNUAL BOOK FAIR


September 4 th -10 th   
Book Fair 
September 4 th- 5 th
Preview Days for all grades
September 4 th   
Teacher Preview for wish lists, 3:15pm
September 6 th, 7 th & 10 th
Buying Days
September 6 th
Book Fair Night Out /Food Trucks, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
September 9 th
Book Fair Open House after Mass, 10:00am - 1:00pm

  • Come by with your family to purchase books and enjoy great food at the Book Fair Night Out with Food Trucks
  • Food Trucks: BRQ, Pullin' Pork, Tramonte's, Baked to Geaux, and Logan's Farmhouse Cafe 
  • Enjoy the sounds of the SGS Advanced Band in the courtyard
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway will be available for pre-sale
  • Volunteers are needed to make this year's Book Fair a big success!  Volunteer opportunities include: set-up, open house, class visitations, family night and take down. Thank you for your support! VOLUNTEER HERE
  • Contact Mrs. Taylor, SGS Librarian, Jennifer.Taylor@sgschoolbr.org or Pamela Lerch, Library Chair, 832-541-5732
LETTER TO PARENTS REGARDING THE BOOK FAIR
September Stewardship Project
Dragons for St. Jude
" Socking It to
Childhood Cancer
"
September 4 - September 13
In honor and support of SGS Dragon and St. Jude patient, Emmy Lou Fabre, St. George School is dedicating the September Service Project to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Help us "sock it to childhood cancer" by donating to St. Jude. For each $1 donated, students will stuff a pom pom in the sock in their homeroom class. 
On Thursday, September 13th, students who donated to St. Jude may wear any socks and tennis shoes and participate in a mini St. Jude Walk in the school gym from 7:20am - 7:40am. Upon arrival on campus, students who donated and wish to join the mini walk should report to the gym.
Thank you for your generosity in helping SGS "sock it to childhood cancer"!
MANY THANKS TO OUR CARPOOL ANGELS 
We extend a special THANK YOU to our carpool angels listed below. Their dedication and assistance in the carpool lines during the first week and a half of school is wholeheartedly appreciated and helped to ensure smoother running carpool lines
Jen Parfait, DeNea Riche, Karin Simmons, Jenny Vargas, Amanda Noel, Jenny Allen, Melissa Terrell, Jamie Goodson, Aubrie Jones, Jessica Cuba, Connie Lieux, Kelly Vaughan, Pamela Lerch, Jessica Shexnayder, Linzay Lawrence, Jessica Williams, Erin Brickey, Tisha Monson, Sara Powell, and Sarah Pagoulato
CAFETERIA NOTES
  • September cafeteria payments are due now.
  • All school meal payments are due in advance. 
  • Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
  September Lunch prices: Full - $57.00, Reduced - $7.60                                           
 September Breakfast prices: Full - $35.15, Reduced - $5.70
        Adult meal price - $5.50 - exact amount or check only.
  • Cash and Check payments are accepted at school.
  • Online credit card and bank draft payments are available at www.myschoolbucks.com.
  • All families are encouraged to set up alerts and monitor your students' cafeteria purchases at www.myschoolbucks.com . It is not necessary to make payments in order to  set up an account.

LINKS TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Band                     Choir
       Guitar                  Piano      

ART LESSONS WITH ART TEACHER JENN PROCHASKA  will be after school on Mondays and Thursdays until 4:00pm. Students in grades 4-8 will learn how to draw and paint and work independently in a small studio setting.   Please email Mrs. Prochaska at Jenn.Prochaska@sgschoolbr.org for more information and a registration flyer.
Deadline to submit applications & forms - Tuesday, September 4th


Who : All 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders are welcome to join STEAM Club! Moderators are Mrs. Bass,  Mrs. Bridevaux, Mrs. Bruno, Mrs. Faucheaux, Mrs. Parker, and Mrs. Vicknair.
What: STEAM Club is a club for anyone who wants to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in a fun and creative way! We will do experiments, have guest speakers, do art projects, and create awesome things.
Where: STEAM Club will meet in Mrs. Bridevaux's room 31 or the science lab.
When: Kick Off will be on Thursday, September 6th during both lunches. Mrs. Bridevaux's room (room 31) on Thursday, 9/6/18, at FIRST LUNCH/RECESS.
Bring your lunch or go to the cafeteria first and ask for a TO GO lunch
You must be on your best behavior
You may only miss meetings for absences or prior arrangements with other teachers
Parents, please complete the permission form and turn in to your child's math or science teacher by Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Email Mrs. Bridevaux, wendy.bridevaux@sgschoolbr.org, with any questions.
Join the St. George Youth Choir!
The St. George Youth Choir is open to all students 4th-8th Grade. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings, 5:30pm-6:30pm in the church music room and will begin on Thursday, September 6th. The Choir will sing approximately 5 times throughout the Academic Year for various Sunday Masses, including the 6:30pm Christmas Eve Mass. This year, the choir will be led by Ms. Aubrey Nelson. Ms. Aubrey is a recent graduate of LSU with a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting and certification in music education. To register for the choir, please call or email Sissy Duncan at the church office: sissyd@st-george.org or 293-2212. We look forward to having your child share their musical gifts with our parish community!
ATHLETIC DRAGON NEWS

Dragon Swag
Shop Now (Store Open Until September 5, 2018)
https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/SGSSPIRIT


Baseball Sign up (6th- 8th Grade boys) -  https://goo.gl/forms/tzUsoQhwwKNwGx203
Intramural Sign up (K-2 boys and girls) -  https://goo.gl/forms/PWQQckSczUqvWjTe2

Pep Rally - Friday, September 7 @ 1:30 pm, Gym
Honoring our Fall Sports Teams (Cross Country, Swim, Girls BB, Football)
Parents are invited
Student may bring their jerseys to wear over their uniform during the pep rally. 

Fall Sports Pictures, Tuesday, September 11  
Coaches will email times
Proofs to be sent home via homeroom /  Online ordering- more details to follow

Future Important Dates
Girls BB Jamborees - September 7 at SGS
Football Jamborees - September 9 at ST. ALOY and SJV
Girls BB Varsity Tournament - October 4 -October 7
Boys BB Developmental Evaluations (3rd-5th) - October 18 -  information to follow
Boys BB Developmental (3rd-5th) season start date December 1
Boys BB JV/Varsity Tryouts (6th-8th) - October 30, November 1&2 - information to follow
Boys BB JV/Varsity season start date January 7, 2019

In honor and support of SGS Dragon, Emmy, we've signed up for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, and we need your help to reach our fundraising goal. Support us by joining our team, donating to our team, or by making a donation to a team member.

Why we support St. Jude:
  • Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when we first opened our doors to 80% today. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. Join Team HERE
ST. GEORGE FAIR NEEDS

VOLUNTEER
Many volunteers are need to make our Fair a success. Please visit the Fair website HERE and sign up for a shift or two.


KIDDIELAND: 
The St George Fair needs Pre-K and Kindergarten parents' help to plan and make improvements to the Fair's Kiddieland each year . We are hoping parents can help promote games and activities for children from 3-6 yrs of age. The games have already been planned for this year, but we would still ask for a team of 4-6 parents this year to assist booth chairs Terri Barksdale and Julie Terrell. If you are interested, you can contact Terri or Julie at (tgbarksdale@gmail.com) or (jujuterrell@aol.com). 

ARTS & CRAFT BOOTH: The Arts and Craft Booth is in need of donations of craft items to be sold in the booth at the Fair. Bring donations to the Church office.

BOOK BOOTH: 
Books are needed for the Book Booth. Please bring book donations to the Church office.

The following booths are in need of a chairperson:
* Basketball Throw 10"       * Disc Golf       * Football Throw     * Lucky Pick
* Tic Tac Toe        * Tin Can Toss      * Wheel of Fortune      * High Low Card Game
* Leap Frog      * Muffin Toss      * Ring Toss      * Kiddieland
Contact Terri or Julie at (tgbarksdale@gmail.com) or (jujuterrell@aol.com) to volunteer to chair one of these booths.
OUR LADY'S AWARD - DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE
Maddie Wilson, a 7th grade St. George student, received "Our Lady's Award" on August 26, 2018 at the Catholic Committee on Scouting Annual Religious Award Ceremony. The award was presented by Baton Rouge Diocese Bishop Michael G. Duca. The "Our Lady's Award" is unique to the Diocese of Baton Rouge and may be earned by Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in grades 4th-6th. This program teaches the scouts the importance of Mary as a role model for our life because her life leads us to Jesus, especially through praying the rosary. As part of the program, Maddie hosted a May Crowing and Rosary Service for Lake Sherwood Retirement and Assisted Living Community this past May. Maddie was accompanied by other St George family and friends; Riley Wilson and Isabelle, Sarah and Audrey Lieux, who helped make this ceremony special for the elderly.
We are Dragon Proud of Maddie!
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.
Greater Baton Rouge Hunger Walk
Help Reduce Hunger One STEP at a TIME!    
Sunday, Sept. 16 - 1:30pm Program and activities begin - 2:30pm - Walk begins
Catholic Life Center,  1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA.
All families are invited to join in at the 2018 Greater Baton hunger walk at the Catholic Life Center 
This is a 2 mike walk from the Catholic life center to Catholic High and back.
All proceeds stay local and benefit the Food Bank and the Interfaith Federation of Baton Rouge's feeding facility, the Holy Grill.
For more information, call Melinda Sanford at 225 333 8129 or email at  Melinda.sanford@syngenta.com
Register online at http://ifedgbr.com/ to sign up for the walk

St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office