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
September 13, 2018
Dear St. George Families,
 
Last week I told you a little bit about the ripple effect. This week I wanted to share another experience that I had a number of years ago.
 
Setting a good example can make a positive difference. This is one of the many lessons we teach at St. George Catholic School. One way in which some describe this message is by calling it the ripple effect. Our hope is that when we lead by example others will follow. Years ago, a friend and I would debate whether or not what we do for others really makes a difference. It didn't take me long to understand where he was coming from. You see, he was a paramedic in Tacoma and the majority of his day was answering calls resulting from violence and selfishness. In contrast, my days revolved around answering God's call to teach and model selflessness. As I tried to convince my friend that helping others is not a lost cause, I used the example of the ripple effect. If you throw a stone into the pond, it makes ripples. Those ripples travel in all directions and the bigger the splash, the more power there is behind that ripple. If we can model kindness, hopefully all who witness this act will, in turn, do the same. This is what we teach because we are all part of the Body of Christ. In the bible Paul says, "Imitate me as I imitate Christ." We are all called to model Jesus. Everyone has the capability of influencing those around them regardless of where they are coming from. Why not make that influence a positive one?
 
God bless
 
Jack Nelson
 
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  Friday, September 14
School Liturgy, 8:00am
  Tuesday, September 18
Class Mass - 3rd Grade, 8:00am
  Friday, September 21
School Liturgy, 8:00am

DRAGONS FOR ST. JUDE 
SOCKING IT TO CHILDHOOD CANCER
We offer a heartfelt THANK YOU to all St. George families for their donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 
We appreciate all of you joining us in Socking It To Childhood Cancer in honor and support of Emmy!
The students enjoyed the Walk while wearing their crazy socks and shoes!
 The final total will be announced after the School Liturgy tomorrow. 
Thank you for helping us exceed our goal! 

ONLINE ACCESS TO TEXTBOOKS
Having issues with online access to textbooks? 
Contact Jenny Bruno at  jenny.bruno@sgschoolbr.org 

PEP RALLY TREAT DAY THANKS YOUs
St. George Home and School Association extends a THANK YOU to all who helped with Pep Rally treats for our teachers and staff last Friday. From the cold coffee to the homemade coconut, white chocolate cookies, all were delicious and appreciated.

A special shout out goes Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters (The Guillory and Peneguy Families) and the SGS Baker's Committee for the generous donations of time and treats.  
Pep Rally Treat Day was made special for the teachers and staff thanks to you and your generous donations!

YEARBOOKS - 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Last year's yearbooks have been distributed to students who ordered. There are extra yearbooks for sale ($50). 
To purchase a yearbook, send $50 in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Cooper with your student's name and homeroom.
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.
SGS Performance Choir
It's not too late to join our premier vocal ensemble!
Interested students should plan to attend rehearsal
this Friday, September 14, after school, 3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open to all 6, 7, 8 grade students.
Registration Forms available HERE:
For more information, email Mrs. Dupre jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org
DRAGON'S DEN ATHLETIC NEWS

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
 Sign up will close Monday 9/17

Future Important Dates
BBB DEV Evals (3rd-5th) 10/18- more information to follow
BBB DEV season start date 12/1
BBB JV/Varsity Tryouts (6th-8th) 10/30, 11/1, 11/2- more information to follow
BBB JV/Varsity season start date 1/7/19

First home football games of the season this Sunday (9/16) starting at noon
4th Grade @ 12:00, Dragons vs. ALOY
5th Grade @1:00, Dragons vs. JOHN
6th Grade @ 2:30, Dragons vs. OLOM
7th/8th Grade @ 4:00, Dragons vs. OLOM

Tramonte's will be serving a delicious smoked chicken wing meal with chips and
a drink for $6.00 (https://tramontes.com/) 
A big thank you to the Tramonte Family!

A big thank you also to the Levy Family and Sasso Agency for assisting with concession signage!
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 (games & activities for children from 3-6 yrs of age): The St. George Fair needs Pre-K and K parents' help to plan and make improvements to the Fair's Kiddieland each year. We are seeking 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 & CRAFTs 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.
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 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office