DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
September 28, 2017

Dear St. George Families,
 
What is a "family"?  In modern America, "family" is used almost exclusively in reference to the nuclear family - parents and children.  In the Bible, however, family has a much broader meaning that could include the household, but it might further refer to a larger group or tribe - or even an entire nation.
 
The New Testament word for "family" is oikia, which means house or household.  The New Testament would include everyone who lives in a house - which would be not just close blood relatives but everyone joined together as a community.  Our "house" is our Church and school; we are "family".  The Church is the household of God, therefore, familial relationships are the model for spiritual relationships.
 
I asked a group of students for their definition of "family".  Here are some of their ideas: 
"family is a group of persons whose members love and try to help each other, they trust and respect one another"; "members of a family take care of each other, they are always ready to help"; "love is the best virtue that can be taught by a family"
 
As a parish/school "family", we want to have the same characteristics that students mentioned as individual family qualities.  We have a responsibility to one another; to support and respect one another.  We take care of one another and help one another, especially in time of need.
 
We do these things in a variety of ways:  -through our support of families who have had tragedies; -through our support of Stewardship which refers to returning to God a portion of the blessings we have received from Him and doing so generously, and willingly without expectation of a tangible reward.
 
This is what makes our school "family" special!  We are more than a school; we are a family! Thank YOU for all you do to make our "family" special!
 
May God bless you and your family,
 
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, September 29
  • School Liturgy, 8:00am
  • Last Day to Purchase Fair Ride Bracelets
  • Early Bird Box Tops Due ~ Fundraising Form
Wednesday, October 4
  • Living Rosary, 8:00am
  • Follow Friday Schedule 
Thursday, October 5
  • AR Deadline
  • Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips September
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • No After Care Service due to Fair set-up
  • All students must ride a bus (if eligible) or be picked up in the carpool lines
  • Find Carpool Map HERE
Friday, October 6

       
Catholic Educators' Conference   
        No School for students                                
                     
Friday - Sunday, October 6 - 8

        St. George Fair  
Monday, October 9        No EBR Bus Service ~ Staggered Dismissal 


ST. GEORGE FAIR 
FRIDAY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6-8
WWW.STGEORGEFAIR.COM
For the first time, the fair will open on Friday night with rides, live music and delicious food from 6:00-10:00 PM. The weekend ride bracelet is good for unlimited rides from Friday through Sunday. Get more of what you love at a great value.

VOLUNTEER: 
We have 271 volunteer time slots left to fill! The fair requires the time and talents of many. There are also opportunities to be involved on the steering committee, serve up something yummy in a food booth, or helping with setting up/taking down. Wherever your talent lies, we've got a place for you! Please sign up at www.stgeorgefair.com or contact Teri Cangelosi at teric@st-george.org or
(225) 293-2212.

Booth Chairperson volunteer opportunities:
  • Kiddieland
  • Basketball Throw
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
RIDE BRACELETS allow the bracelet wearer to ride all weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Bracelets are $49 and are only available online. Deadline to order is Friday, September 30th. Bracelets will be distributed on Wednesday, October 4th. Visit the Fair website to order: www.stgeorgefair.com. Single day / limited hour ride bracelets will be available for $20 at the fair for Friday 6 pm - 10 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm, or Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm.
 
ANNUAL $1 RAFFLE:  You can win $1000, $500, or $250! Drawing will be held on stage at the fair on October 8th at 6:00pm. Winner need not be present to win. Please return sold tickets to the school office by Thursday, October 5th. Additional tickets may be picked up in the school office or parish office or by contacting Jen Parfait at 225.328.0535 Return unsold tickets to the school office.
 
RIDE THE GULF COAST TROLLEY! This year we have a special trolley service provided by Gulf Coast Bank available with rides to the fair from the Sam's parking lot. Forget the headache of parking and leave the driving to us!
 
The Fuzzy Friends booth is in search of new or gently used stuffed animals. Now is a great time to thin out your child's stuffed animals. Please bring your donations in a bag to the school office.
 
The St. George Fair Sweet Shop is looking for all kinds of goodies: brownies, pralines, cookies, fudge, cupcakes, anything sweet and tasty! Catholic Daughters will be manning the booth in the gym for drop offs, Friday, October 6 or anytime Saturday, October 7. Questions? Contact Karen Sellers at 636-5105 or sellersgm@cox.net.

Please support our annual Fair and leave personal ice chests at home.
Thank you for your cooperation
.
FAIR BASKET BOOTH
SPONSORED BY
ST. GEORGE SCHOOL
St. George School sponsors the FAIR BASKET RAFFLE booth. SGS f amilies are asked to contribute items relating to their class/grade basket's theme. Gift certificates are also welcome.   
DEADLINE TO RETURN ITEMS
IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4th
Will you be a winner of one of these wonderful baskets? Be sure to visit the fair basket booth in the gym to purchase tickets for the basket drawing. 
Find the list of class assignments for the fair baskets HERE.


  • October cafeteria payments are due now.  All school meal payments are due in advance.  Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items. 
  • October Lunch prices are: Full price $61.95, Reduced price - $8.40
  • October Breakfast prices are: Full price - $37.80, Reduced price - $6.30
  • www.myschoolbucks.com 
    • Monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account
    • Set up alerts and make payments by credit card or bank draft
    • It's not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.  
    • You may send check or cash payments to school.  
*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.

St. George Catholic School
Performing Arts Department
Presents
SGS Winter Follies
It's An Emoji World!
Show Dates:  January 13 and 14, 2018 

AUDITIONS:  Vocal, Monologue, Dance ~ Sunday, October 22   
 Instrumental Auditions will be in early December, date TBA.
  • General Information HERE
  • Online Audition Sign Up  http://bit.ly/2xydBYb 
  •  Audition Material HERE 
  • Questions may be directed to:  Mrs. Jan Dupre,jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org
    or Ms. Haley Schroeck, haley.schroeck@sgschoolbr.org
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, September 29, 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.  

After School Art Lessons with Art Teacher, Jenn Prochaska
Grades 4-8
Lessons are  Monday and Wednesday after school until  4 pm
Students will work in acrylic paint, watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. 
Please email Mrs. Prochaska for a registration form that details the dates, cost of lessons and supplies.  Jenn.Prochaska@sgschoolbr.org  Space is limited! 


"
LAMB OF GO D" STAINED GLASS WALL IN OUR NEW CHURCH DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF STEVE DEUMITE
  • Sunday, September 24th would have been the 56th birthday of Steve Deumite.
  • Family. friends, CHS & SJA classmates, along with Steven Wayne Deumite Scholarship recipients from St. George School, gathered for the dedication of the Lamb of God stained glass wall in Steve's memory.
  • Norman and Kay Deumite were honored for their beautiful actions of faith, love and service in response to Steve's death. They modeled for their children and friends, that when faced with tragedy or triumph, turning to our faith and church is our response. 
  • 38 years ago Fr. Jeff Bayhi described Steve in the most perfect manner when he said, "His life was a celebration"!  
  • Norman and Kay continue to celebrate Steve's life through the lives of over 90 young men who have attended Catholic High School through the Steven Wayne Deumite Scholarship, and most recently by sponsoring the Lamb of God stained glass wall in the new St. George Church. 

This amazing stained glass was designed and created by Steve Wilson reflecting Revelations 22:1-6.

The Elizabeth Ministry ~ St. George Parish
  • The Elizabeth Ministry reaches out to families in our parish who have recently had a new baby, bringing them a gift from the church. 
  • Many volunteers are needed to reach out to all our new parents! 
  • If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our new ministry leader, Rachael Blake ~ 225-205-8440 or emstgeorge@gmail.com
  • http://www.elizabethministry.com
2017 Catholic High School Band Night
Catholic   High   School  will host a  Band   Night  for 6th- 8th graders
this 
Friday, September 29th  at the CHS vs. Teurlings Catholic football game.  
  Online Registration can be completed for this event through the following link:

Baton Rouge Catholic High School Open House Information

Catholic High School 

Who: 8th  grade young men and their parents 
What:   Information Night    
When October 15,  7 - 9 PM
Where:  Catholic High School Gym

Who:  6-8 grade young men and their parents 
What:  Open House  
When: November 9
Tours begin at 4:30 PM    
Where: Catholic High School
St. Joseph's Academy
Who: 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents  
What: Open House 
When: Thursday, 10/19/17
4:30 to 7 PM 
Where: St. Joseph's Academy

For more information, Admissions Director 
Mandy Hoffman
hoffmanm@sjabr.org 
225-388-2243


St. Michael
The Archangel
Who:  6th, 7th & 8th grade students and parents
What: Open House When:  Thursday, 10/26/17
Where: St. Michael High
 We invite students from
St. George to visit at 
6:30 PM . If this time is not convenient for your family, feel free to join us anytime between  4:30 -7:00 PM   

 
225-753-9782  
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298