DragonTales Weekly Newsletter
Back-To-School Issue
August 4, 2016

Dear St. George Families,
 
     I hope this summer has been both restful, productive and given you many opportunities to spend time with your children and families.  As we "gear up" for the beginning of another school year I want to share a few items of note as we prepare for an outstanding school year.
     This summer there has been a great deal of activity around our campus. There is a continued excitement for the momentum we are experiencing as a school community.  Our new Church is well on the way to being completed.  New driveways a parking lot and walkways have been constructed in front of the school and we are preparing to open our Dyslexia lab.
     Teachers have been on campus preparing for the upcoming school year readying their classrooms for students. They have been eager participants in a variety of professional development opportunities including a writing workshop, Shurley, Social Studies training and Catechetical classes.
     One thing that is very evident at St. George is that we have a community of parents, students and teachers who expect the very best of themselves and each other.  Our Catholic roots continue to challenge us to see all situations and people through the eyes of faith, to seek innovative solutions to current day realities, and to love and appreciate the uniqueness of our students.
As teachers and staff, we continue to follow in the footsteps of our founders - the Sisters of St. Joseph.  A passion for education and a vision of a community of love, unity and collaboration was the heart of their mission.  Each and every faculty and staff member at St. George Catholic School has that same ability. Our challenge, one that we look upon with great anticipation, as educators, is to be a difference maker in the lives of the children in our care.
     Teachers and staff are busy preparing for the new school year with the goal of making it the best ever! St. George Catholic School has 1,095 outstanding students that are truly gifts from God.  We are going to have an outstanding school year.
     The "Back-to-School Bash" is this Monday, August 8th.  I look forward to seeing every one there. Enjoy the last weekend of summer vacation.
 
God bless,
Jack Nelson
Principal

IMPORTANT BEGINNING OF SCHOOL
DATES TO REMEMBER

 
6th Grade Orientation - Only students attend 
Monday, August 8, 8:30am, Middle School Classrooms
 
New Student Orientation - New students and parents
Monday, August 8, 12:45pm, Cafeteria
 
Back-To-School Bash
Monday, August 8, 2016 ~ 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Cafeteria, see flyer here

4th Grade Orientation - Only students attend
Tuesday, August 9, 9:00am
 
School Supply Drop Off (Optional)
Tuesday, August 9, 1:00pm - 2:00pm *Parents of students in Gr. 2-5 are welcome to bring school supplies to their child's classroom between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. If supplies are not dropped off during this time, students should bring their supplies with them on the first day of school. 
* Students in Gr. 6-8 should bring their school supplies on the first day of school. *Supplies for students in Gr. DK, K and 1 will be delivered to classrooms during July. 
 
First Day of School, Grades 1-8
Wednesday, August 10, 7:45am-2:45pm 
School Liturgy, 1:30pm
 
Kindergarten 1/2 class first days
Thursday, August11 and Friday, August 12, 7:45am-2:45pm

Parent Orientations:
Monday, August 8, 9, & 10 - DK/K Parent Conferences 

Tuesday, August 16      Gr. 1 - 3 Parent Orientation,   
             6:00pm, Classrooms
                 DK/K - Gr. 5 Parent Meeting,
        7:00pm, Church
                 Gr. 4 - 5 Parent Orientation, 
                                                 7:45pm, Classrooms

Wednesday, August 17  Gr. 6 - 8 Parent Meeting & Orientation,                                                                      6:00pm, Church
 
 
Fall Sports Mandatory Parent Meetings
Thursday, August 11, 6:00pm, Gym
Football (Gr. 5-8)

Thursday, August 11, 7:00pm, Gym
Cross-Country (Gr. 5-8)
Girls Basketball
Swim (Gr. 5-8)



POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
PARENT AND STUDENT HANDBOOK - Please click here to read our 
2016-2017 Parent and Student Handbook

UNIFORM POLICY Please click HERE to access the uniform policy.
 
SHOE POLICY:   Tennis shoes are to be worn provided they are of the following colors: white, navy, gray, black or a combination of these colors. Silver reflective accents are permissible. Patterns (for example, polka dots, zig zags, etc.) are not acceptable. Tennis shoes must have laces or Velcro closures across the top of the foot. Socks must be visible at all times. Boat shoes, boots, sandals, flip-flops, and Crocs are not permitted. Colors other than those specified above are unacceptable St. George Catholic School Parent and Student Handbook 2016 - 2017 Page 42 for shoes or trim on shoes. In order to keep our school clean, shoes should not mark the floor or have deeply cut treads.
 
Parents of 5th grade students : Please note that 5th graders dress out for PE. Uniforms for PE class may be purchased at the local uniform stores.


NURSE'S NOTES

Please view the Health Policy 
  HERE.

UPDATED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
NOTE TO PARENTS OF KINDERGARTNERS, 6th GRADERS, AND NEW STUDENTS: Please have your child's required vaccinations completed and return the updated immunization record to the school office by Monday, August 8, 2016.

EMERGENCY CONTACT & HEALTH INFORMATION
Parents, please be sure to review and update your student(s) emergency contact and health information in RenWeb regularly.  Additionally, parents names and contact information must be included in the Emergency Contact section of RenWeb.

CAFETERIA NOTES

Welcome back to school meals. 
Remember school meal payments are due in advance. 
 
August payments are due now.  
Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
 
Full priced student lunch price is now $2.90, breakfast remains $1.80.
All adult and visitor meals are $5.00.
 
August Lunch prices are: Full price $52.20, Reduced price - $7.20
August Breakfast prices are: Full price - $32.40, Reduced price - $5.40
 
Online payments are now being accepted at www.myschoolbucks.com. All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at www.myschoolbucks.com.  It is not necessary to pay online in order to set up an account.  We still accept check or cash payments at school. 
 
If you need financial assistance paying for school meals please visit www.myschoolapps.com . Free and Reduced price meal applications are also available at the school office and cafeteria office.  
All information remains confidential.

 
CAFETERIA ANGELS ONLINE SIGN-UP
Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch in the cafeteria each school day. Please consider signing up for a shift each month. Find the link to volunteer  HERE.


BEFORE/AFTER CARE INFORMATION AFTER CARE FOR THE 2016-2017
SCHOOL YEAR IS FULL


Enrollment will open two weeks after school starts if any spaces become available. We do not maintain a waiting list. There is room in the Before Care program for all grade levels. Please contact Susan Giles, Director ( Susan.Giles@sgschoolbr.org) if you have any questions.







Online Volunteer Sign-Up Information
Please click to access the online volunteer sign-up.  

*      Sign-Up online now until Sunday, August 7th, to volunteer your time and talent for 2016-22017 school year. 
*      All volunteers must successfully complete the child protection requirements prior to volunteering at SGS.  Successful completion of child protection requirements MUST be completed by Friday, September 16, 2016 in order to be assigned to a class field trip or activity.

Class specific sign-up will take place at either Parent Orientation meetings or shortly after school starts by communication from class Room Parents.

Our faithful volunteers help to make many day-to-day classroom events and special events happen. Please consider sharing your time and talent. St. George School needs and wholeheartedly appreciates all volunteers!  


Coach's Corner
By Coach Shelly Melancon 

     Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year. I am looking forward, just as I am sure you are, to another fun and exciting school year and participation in athletics.
     We have so much to offer all of the students from intramurals for our younger grade students (soccer and flag football in the fall) to football, girls basketball, boys basketball, cross-country running, swimming, girls volleyball, track and field, cheerleading and the dance team for our middle school students.  
     Our 3rd through 8th grade students will participate in the "CSAA" League (Catholic Schools Athletic Association) beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. 
      The fall sports season will start with our mandatory, informational parent's meeting in the school gym on Thursday, August 11th at 6:00pm for 4th-8th grade football.  Starting at 7:00pm will be the 4th-8th grade girls basketball, 5th-8th grade swimming and cross-country parent's meetings.  You may bring in the athletic forms and paperwork to the meeting.  A parent must be in attendance for your child.  If your is interested in playing or will play you must attend.
     The school website, www.st-georgeschool.com, has been updated and includes the forms needed to begin participation in SGS athletics. Please see  the 
athletics tab section .              
     Students participating on a fall school sponsored team sport (3rd through 8th) must have all of this paperwork returned no later than 3:00pm on August 12th.
     The following completed forms are to be turned in:  
Athletic physical, which is valid for one calendar year.  Make a copy for your records before turning in if you can. 
Emergency contact form
Parent code of conduct form
Team sport permission slip
            There is an athletic calendar created for our 3rd through 8th grade team sports with important dates you may want to print or add to your calendars.  Again, this can be found on the school website.
            Lastly, the fall season intramural forms will be available on the school website under athletics by August 19th.  A reminder email will go out at a later date.
            If you have questions regarding athletics please email me at shelly.melancon@sgschoolbr.org.
 
THE WEEK AHEAD.....
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Gr.4-8 Boys Football Mandatory Parent Meeting, 6:00pm, Gym
Gr.3-8 Girls Basketball Mandatory Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Gym
Gr.5-8 Swimming Mandatory Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Gym
Gr.5-8 Cross-Country Mandatory Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Gym
           
GEAUX DRAGONS!!




USED UNIFORM CLEARANCE SALE
SGS Home and School Association will host a Used Uniform Clearance Sale during our Back-To-School Bash on Monday, August 8 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

2016 St. George Parish 
Fair T-Shirt

  • $15.00 per t-shirt
  • Stain glass design inspired by the stain glass in the new Church
  • Order by Friday,August 19th
  • One color this year
  • Can be worn on Out-Of-Uniform days
  • Will be delivered by the first Out-Of-Uniform day
  • 50/50 Dry Blend

Visit the St. George Fair website HERE for volunteer, ride bracelet orders, and sponsorship opportunities.

St. George Fair
Saturday, October 8th & Sunday, October 9th
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298