DragonTales  Weekly Newsletter
September 7, 2017

Dear St. George families,
 
I want to thank all those who support and represent St. George School in such a positive way.
 
Many people judge St. George on the basis of a single experience they may have. That's usually a good thing-we represent ourselves very well. We always want to put our best foot forward. Our success as a school, in part, is that you represent us so well. Parents, students and staff are the most important ambassadors of our school.
 
You have a lot of power, you really do! Remember that. You have the power to do tremendous good for this institution, but you also have the power to do tremendous harm. I am proud of you because I get to see the whole panoramic view of who you are, how you relate to each other, how you handle yourselves around teachers students and community members. But people that don't know our school, if they have a bad experience at St. George, they are quick to judge the school on the basic of a single snapshot. Using an analogy, we may know the "yearbook's" worth of pictures that tells the broad tale, but they may only have a single picture. Yet they'll judge us quickly on the basis of that narrow portal.
 
We sink or swim together. Remember that as we cheer for our football teams, our basketball teams, cross country and swim team. Be loud, be proud-but don't ever put down the other team or its players. We don't boo the other school or the officials, but cheer proudly for our own.
 
To me, one the greatest compliment I hear is, after winning or losing the game, the other school says, "They played hard, they fought hard, and their school is a class act".  Let that be what they say about us every day. Let that be our reputation throughout Baton Rouge!
 
God bless,
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Friday, September 8
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Pep Rally, 1:30pm
Monday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Sept. 15
Book Fair Preview Week
Tuesday, September 12
Picture Retakes (DK/K-5 girls must wear white blouse under jumper)
 
8th Grade Parent Meeting (Optional),
Noon, KAC
 
2nd Grade First Reconciliation Parent Meeting, 6:00pm, KAC
Wednesday, September 13
Reconciliation Grade 8, 8:30am
Thursday, September 14
Family Night ~ No Homework, No Activities
Friday, September 15
 
 
School Liturgy, 8:00am
  • Student Council Induction Following School Liturgy
  • PreK Building Groundbreaking Ceremony Following School Liturgy
Last Day to Complete Volunteer Certification
Find Details HERE
Sunday, September 17
 
Book Fair Open House, 10:00am - 1:00pm, Library
Monday, Sept. 18 - Friday, Sept. 22
Book Fair Sale Week

Book Fair 2017
The St. George Book Fair is fast approaching! The theme this year is Wild West!
Please take note of the dates below:
· September 11-15: Preview Week  - Students will visit to preview during their regular library time
· Sunday, September 17: Book Fair Open House 10:00am - 1:00pm
· September 18-22: Book Fair Sale Week
· Thursday, September 21: Book Fair Family Night Out with Food Trucks, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Come by with your family to purchase books and enjoy good food and music. Food trucks: (Pullin' Pork, BRQ, LCI - LA. Culinary Institute, Cookies Baked to Geaux, and The Sneaux Stop will be selling food and the SGS Advanced Band will be performing 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  HERE
Volunteer opportunities include: set-up, open house, class visitations, family night and take down. Thank you for your support!
Contact Mrs. Taylor, SGS Librarian, at Jennifer.Taylor@sgschoolbr.org or Pamela Lerch, Library Chair, at 832-541-5732
ST. GEORGE FAIR NEEDS YOU!
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 522 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.

RIDE BRACELETS: 
Weekend ride bracelets (Friday-Sunday) are being sold online only for $49. Single day/limited hour bracelets will be available for $20 at the fair for Friday 6 PM-10 PM, Saturday 10 AM-2 PM, and Sunday 10 AM-2 PM. 

SPONSOR: 
Please visit www.stgeorgefair.com to become a fair sponsor. We need you!

Please support our annual Fair and leave personal ice chests at home.
Thank you for your cooperation
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  • 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 are: Full price $59.00, Reduced price - $8.00
  • September Breakfast prices are: Full price - $36.00, Reduced price - $6.00
  • All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at www.myschoolbucks.comThere 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. 
*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.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

CAFETERIA ANGELS ONLINE SIGN-UP 
Volunteers are greatly needed to help serve lunch in the cafeteria on Monday - Friday from 10am - 12:45pm. Find the link to volunteer HERE.

COPY CORPS VOLUNTEERS
Copy Corps is in need of volunteers to help make copies in the school office.
Copies are made Monday - Thursday, 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
 Contact Shelly Labbe' at  shellylabbe@cox.net  or  225-354-9445 .

Athletic Dragon Notes

Service Hours Opportunity for Middle School and High School Students
  • Saturday 9/9/17 from 8:00-10:00 am to help set up football and gym concessions
  • Please email Michele at michele.munson@sgschoolbr.org if interested
Boys Varsity Basketball Tryouts 6-8th
● Sunday 11/12/17, Monday 11/13/17 and Thursday 11/16/17
● Times TBD

Rose Ceremony for 8th grade Girls Basketball, Cross Country, and Swim
● Monday 10/23/17 before the start of the 8th grade game.
● Parents are to report to the gym for 7:00 pm

Rose Ceremony for 8th Grade Football Players
● Sunday 10/22/17 before the start of the 7/8th grade game (4:00 pm).
● Parents are to report near the press box for 3:45 pm 

Fall Sports Pictures for Football, Cheer, Dance, Swim, Cross Country and Girls Basketball
● Tentatively scheduled for Saturday 10/21/17
GEAUX DRAGONS!
SGS Performing Arts 
Please click the links below for Information and Registration Forms for SGS Performing Arts Classes. 
 Band    Choir    Guitar    Piano
For additional information regarding SGS Performing Arts,  please email Mrs. Jan Dupre, jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org
RAINBOWS PROGRAM 
Rainbows' programs help children who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to death, divorce, deployment, or trauma. Rainbows' trained facilitators, using age-appropriate curriculum, establish peer support groups in schools, faith-based organizations, or community centers.
BREAK POINT TENNIS ACADEMY
WE ARE READY FOR A 2ND YEAR
OF TENNIS AT ST. GEORGE!

Want to join the fun and give your child the exposure to the "sport of a lifetime"?
This is your opportunity.

Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
THE PIVOTAL PLAYERS
Volume 1
Please come join us on Sunday, September 10th as we learn about
St. Thomas Aquinas 
9:30 - 11:15 am,  Parish Office.  
For more information, contact Karen Fawley, 225-293-2212.
2017 Catholic High School Band Night
Catholic   High   School  will host a  Band   Night  for 6th- 8th graders on Friday, September 29, 2017  at the CHS vs. Teurlings Catholic football game.   This experience gives your students the unique opportunity to perform with the CHS/SJA  Band  and get a sense of what it means to be a part of a  high   school   band .  It also allows the student to experience the spirit of these two well-established  high   school s and their traditions.  
  Online Registration can be completed for this event through the following link:
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298