DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
August 9, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
     It is so nice to hear the laughter and to see the smiles of the children and staff as we settle in this first day of the new school year. It has also been a pleasure meeting and getting to know the new families at St. George School. WELCOME!!
     It was also a pleasure to see all those who attended the Back-to-School Bash on Monday. The members of the Home and School Association and all the volunteers who sat at the tables did a fantastic job preparing, presenting, and hosting this event. Many thanks to the Men's Club for cooking and serving the delicious jambalaya. 
     A huge thank you goes out to all of you, not only for the Back-to-School Bash, but for all your time and commitment to the education of the students at St. George School. Thank you, parents, for finding the time to attend. I would also like to thank the teachers for their preparations in getting their rooms ready and making everyone feel welcome as we continue carrying out the mission of St. George Catholic School. We truly have an amazing group of educators. 
     This realization brings to mind something I read from Archbishop Listecki of Milwaukee a couple of years ago. "...When our vision is so fixed on the future, or when our vision is so fixed on the past, we forget the gift of the present. How many people have entered our lives and are given to us for a short time but have made a lasting impact? We are creating lasting moments right now and we will feed on the memories that are created."
     Our theme for the year is, "Seeing through the eyes of Jesus." This is right in line with our faith philosophy in preparing our children to head out into the world serving God and others by using the gifts He has given them. Here is what the Bible says about using our gifts to serve others:
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."   
                                                           1 Peter 4:10
     We are off to a great start because so many of you have come together to make this place a place of love - love for learning, and more importantly, love for the children of God.
God bless,
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Friday, August 10
½ Kindergarten Students Attend (full day)
PreK Meet and Greet Appointments
School Liturgy, 8:00am

Monday, August 13
½ PreK Students Attend (full day) 

Parent Orientation Night (K - 5th Grade)
    Gr. 1-3 Classroom Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00pm
    Gr. K-5 Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Church
    Gr. 4&5 Classroom Meeting, 7:45 - 8:30pm

Tuesday, August 14
½ PreK Students Attend (full day) 

Parent Orientation Night (6th - 8th Grade)
    6:00pm, Church followed by Classroom meeting

Wednesday, August 15
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Feast: Assumption of Mary
Follow Friday Schedule 
Athletic Assn. Board Meeting, 6:00pm, Gym

Thursday, August 16
SGS Cantor Auditions,   3:10 pm - 5:15 pm

Friday, August 17
Follow Wednesday Schedule


* Morning carpool begins at 7:20 am and ends at 7:45 am
* School day: 7:45 am - 2:45 pm
* Before Care drop-off begins at 6:45 am and ends at 7:15 am
* After Care pick-up begins at 3:20 pm

Student Absence Reporting -  

CAFETERIA NOTES
  • 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.

     


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES  
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE PROGRAM FULL
THE AFTER CARE PROGRAM IS FULL IN ALL GRADE LEVELS. There are some openings in Before Care. Please contact Susan Giles (Susan.Giles@sgschoolbr.org).
SGS Cantor Auditions
Thursday, August 16, after-school, 3:10 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
All students in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to audition for SGS Cantor. Online Audition Sign-Up, Audition Material, and General Information available HERE
Questions? Please email Mrs. Dupre jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org or
Mrs. Sneed angela.sneed@sgschoolbr.org  
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,
A THLETIC DRAGON NEWS
We will hold our first Athletic Association Board meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the gym. Anyone interested in being a member please attend this meeting. We look forward to seeing old and new members alike!

Dragon Hearts Club Registration
Open NOW until Friday, August 24!
Dragon Hearts Club is a service club for girls at St. George School which focuses on service, friends and our Catholic faith.  Our motto is "Do small things with great love" from Mother Teresa.  We have monthly meetings starting in September and a few group wide events throughout the year.  This will be our 2nd year and we are happy to be forming groups in KG through 5th grade this year.  We are hoping to be able to start a Middle School group this year as well.    

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.
New Year, New Name: 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
MEN'S CLUB KICKOFF MEETING
CLICK IMAGE FOR DETAIL MEN'S CLUB INFORMATION
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298