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 6, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
 

When life is happening - we want to know: Is this God? Is this what He is telling me to do? Is God trying to get my attention? And, I believe, sometimes life is just happening. It's not at all that God isn't interested or in control. He cares. But, sometimes life is life. Things happen. Doors open. Doors close. Jobs are lost. Health changes. The deal on the house we wanted falls through. We don't get the scholarship we hoped we would. Life happens.  And, yet, I do believe God will use our circumstances to speak to us. I wish He'd use one to speak to me sometimes. I think I'd pay attention to that. And, I think that's part of the problem. One thing I've observed is that we often expect God to speak in the grandiose voice of God. And, sometimes God speaks that way, but many times - at least in my life - God is more subtle than that. Often God speaks through those quiet moments, through other people, and through ordinary life's circumstances. In a crowded world of noise and life distractions sometimes it's hard to understand what God is saying. Isn't it?  
How do we - in the midst of our circumstances - as mixed up and confusing as they can be - figure out what God could be saying to us? I think this story is an excellent illustration of that.
A visiting priest was attending a men's breakfast in Ohio farm country. He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning. After all were seated, the older farmer began, "Lord, I hate buttermilk." The priest opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. The farmer then loudly proclaimed, "Lord, I hate lard." The priest was overly worried. However, without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, "And Lord, you know I don't care much for raw white flour." Just as the priest was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued, "But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them up, I do love fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don't like, when life gets hard, but we just don't understand what you are saying to us, we just need to relax and wait until you are done mixing, and probably it will be something even better than biscuits. Amen."
 
God bless,
 
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  Thursday, September 6
Postponed until Sunday, September 6th - Book Fair Night Out with Food Trucks

  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 below

  Sunday, September 9 Book Fair Open House with Food Trucks, 10:30am - 1:00pm, Library

  Tuesday, September 11
Progress Reports emailed to parents

Picture Retakes

Buddy Rosary, 1:00pm

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting, 6:00pm,  
Church

  Thursday, September 13
St. Jude "Socking it to Childhood Cancer" Walk, 7:15am - 740am, Gym

Family Night - No Homework/No Activities

  Friday, September 14
School Liturgy, 8:00am


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


PEP RALLY - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1:30pm
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). 
Parents are invited to attend the Pep Rally in the gym. 

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.
ST. GEORGE ANNUAL BOOK FAIR

September 7  & 10 - Buying Days
September 9 - Book Fair Open House with Food Trucks,
                         10:00am - 1:00pm, Library

  • Come by with your family to purchase books and enjoy great food at the Book Fair Open House with Food Trucks, Sunday, September 9th, 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Food Trucks: BRQ, Pullin' Pork, Tramonte's, Baked to Geaux, and Logan's Farmhouse Cafe 
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway will be available for pre-sale
  • Contact Mrs. Taylor, SGS Librarian, Jennifer.Taylor@sgschoolbr.org or Pamela Lerch, Library Chair, 832-541-5732
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 Stewardship 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 7:15am - 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"!
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.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Band 
It's not too late to join the SGS Bands! For more information, please email
Mrs. Dupre jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org
                   
SGS Guitar Class has a few spaces available! Don't miss out on this innovative, multi-level curriculum that utilizes both in-class method book and online instruction - it's like taking your teacher home after class each week - how cool is that!
Registration Forms Available
HERE

       

Piano                            Choir

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.
ATHLETIC DRAGON 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

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

ST. JUDE WALK/RUN 
TO END 
CHILDHOOD CANCER

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.

Let's end childhood cancer. Together.  Join Dragons for St. Jude HERE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Walk: ages 6 & up - $10 *  5K Run: ages 6 & up - $20 *  Ages 5 & under free

Why 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.
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