Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
January 26, 2017   

Dear St. George Families,
I am happy to report that the school budget for the 2017-2018 year has been completed and approved. I would like to thank the St. George School Finance committee and Mrs. Valarie Miller for their input and support as well as Fr. Mike, for his care and support of St. George Parish School. Finally, I offer many thanks to our school families whose love and support of our school is so important. When developing this budget we are always mindful of our unwavering commitment to be good stewards of the resources we have been given. Our budget is one component of the way we live out our school mission. Our mission states:

St. George Catholic School Mission
St. George Catholic School is a Christ-centered, family-oriented, community, with a history of tradition and excellence. Gospel values are integrated with academics within a progressive curriculum, promoting faith development through liturgy, prayer, and service.

The cost to educate a public school student in the State of Louisiana is $12,698 per student. The cost to educate one student at St. George School is approaching $6,000.00. For the 2017-2018 school year, St. George School Identified Financial Steward (IFS) tuition for one student will be $4,975, a 5% increase over last year. Tuition for a  non-IFS student and a non-Catholic student will be $5,850 and $6,260 respectively. I believe that this illustrates one measure of the great educational value that St. George provides.

Together, "And with Your Spirit", we continue to be a part of an unequaled school and parish community.  The future is very bright for our students and school. May God continue to bless you and your family. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Jack Nelson

Friday, January 27 - Friday, February 3
     Re-Enrollment of Current Students  
Friday, January 27 
     Last day to return donated items for the CSW Stewardship Project
     School Liturgy, 8:00am 
     4th Gr. Religion Fair      
Monday, January 30 - Friday, March 3
     Catholic Schools Week
Tuesday, January 31 (Note Date Correction) 
     1st Eucharist Seminar, 6:30pm
Thursday, February 2

     Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips January
     Student Council Dollar Donut Sale Fundraiser
Friday, February 3
     School Liturgy, 8:00am
     Early Bird Box Tops Due   
M onday, February 6
     4th Grade Retreat
Tuesday, February 7
     Progress Reports

  • Re-enrollment for current students will take place from Friday, January 27 - Friday, February 3
  • Information regarding online re-enrollment will be emailed to all families on Friday, January 27. 
  • If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call the school office at 225-293-1298.

Student Council will be sponsoring a Dollar Donut Sale, Thursday, February 2, in the courtyard after lunch to raise money for the St. George statue.   Students in grades K-8 will be able to purchase donuts as they exit the cafeteria.
 Ends Tomorrow, Friday, January 27
This year St. George School is being asked to bring in new kitchen supplies: pots, pans, cooking utensils, kitchen towels, bakeware, plates, cups, saucers, etc. 
Monetary donations to be used to purchase kitchen supplies are also welcomed. Our items help Catholic Charities to continue their mission and help each family that is in need of a new start. Thank you for your generosity. 

BEFORE/AFTER CARE ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 school year will open on Monday, February 13 for families currently enrolled in the program, including new students who have a sibling in the program. Enrollment for new students and other interested families will open on Monday, February 20. Enrollment information will be available on RenWeb and the school web site beginning Friday, February 10. All forms/fees must be returned by Friday, February 24. No forms will be accepted after this date. Questions? Please contact Susan Giles, Director (Susan.Giles@sgschoolbr.org).
Student of The Year

Each year the Diocese of Baton Rouge participates in the Louisiana Department of Education's Student of the Year Awards Program. This program recognizes outstanding elementary, middle and high school students.  Students who are recognized by this process demonstrate excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, service  and citizenship.   
St. George is proud to announce that the following  5 students from 5th grade and 5 students from 8th grade had been selected as candidates for St. George.  They each were interviewed by the administration and a  representative from each grade was chosen. Camille Cronin was selected as St. George's 8th grade representative and A nna Guidroz was selected as our 5th grade representative .   
Camille and Anna
 worked over the holidays  to create a portfolio  that highlighted their individual achievements. Their portfolios were submitted to the Diocese and  earned each of  them an i nterview at the Diocese. We await the results of their interview, but would like to acknowledge and congratulate all of our candidates on their achievements and efforts .  

5th Grade
Lee Balart
Berlin Gomez
Anna Guidroz
Lauren Quebedeaux    
William Stafford
8th Grade
Charlotte Balart
Brigette Benigno
Camille Cronin
Abigail McCurry
Zachary Morgan

Catholic High School Math Tournament Results 
Mrs. Wiseman and Mrs. Bridevaux along with the below listed SGS students attended Catholic High School Math Tournament.  
James Balart, C.C. Cook, Benjamin Herman,  
Chidi Mbagwu, Annabella Pineda, Conan Zhang

Pre-Algebra Individual Awards
1st Place: James Balart
4th place: 
Conan Zhang
Honorable Mention: Chidi Mbagwu  
Pre-Algebra/Algebra Team Award
Honorable Mention: James Balart, Benjamin Herman, Chidi Mbagwu, and Conan Zhang

Congratulations Math Dragons! We are proud of you!  
  • All school meal payments are due in advance. Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
  • January Lunch prices: Full price $52.20, Reduced price - $7.20
  • January Breakfast prices: Full price - $32.40, Reduced price - $4.40
  •  All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with anonline account at www.myschoolbucks.com. There 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.

UPDATE: We have coaches for our GOTR so the lottery system will not be used for the St. George teams
Practice will take place twice a week. Practice time options are:
  • Friday, after school, and Sunday
  • 2 Weekdays (TBD) after school
REGISTER and find information HERE

Girls Volleyball
Varsity Tryouts and JV Evaluations 6th-8th Grade
Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7
7th Grade 3:30-5:30*
6th Grade 5:30- 7:30
8th Grade 7:30-9:00
Wednesday, February 8
7th Grade 4:00- 5:30*
6th Grade 5:30- 7:30
8th Grade 7:30- 9:00
Potential 4th day of Tryouts for 6th and 7th Grade (TBD by coaches)
Thursday, February 9
7th Grade 4:00-5:30*
6th Grade 5:30- 7:30
*Girls at this tryout may attend Sports Study Hall. There is no fee for study hall. All students are automatically enrolled. Please tell your child to listen for the study hall room number at dismissal.

Volleyball Clinic for 7th & 8th Grade Girls
On Saturday, January 28th, a free and fun volleyball clinic is being offered to 7th and 8th (not 6th) grade girls in the St. George Gym from 3:30-5:30pm.  Attendance at this clinic is strictly optional and is being offered to let the girls have some fun practice time before tryouts. Attendance at this clinic will in no way influence the outcome of volleyball team selections.  Any parent or individual who is interested in coaching a JV team is also welcome to attend. 
5th Grade Volleyball Evaluations
Permission slips were sent home through homeroom teachers and are due back on Monday, January 30th. Please click HERE for the link to the permission slip.
The date and time of the evaluations will be announced as soon as it is determined.
Any parent interested in coaching please email Michele at Michele.Munson@sgschoolbr.org
Season starts March 9th and ends April 27th.
Track and Field 5-8th Grade
Permission slips were sent home through homeroom teachers. Please return completed forms by February 6th. Please click HERE for the link to the permission slip.
Practice will start on February 15th. Any parent interested in coaching or helping please email Michele at Michele.Munson@sgschoolbr.org.
Volleyball and Track Registration and Uniform Distribution
Saturday February 18th, 9:00am- 12 Noon in the St. George Gym
Winter Sport Pictures
Winter sport pictures will take place Saturday, February 11th, from 9:00am-11:00am in the SGS Gym. Please look in next week's Dragon Tales for specific times. Your coach will also email you with your team's specific time.
8th Grade Boys Basketball Recognition Night
Parents of 8th grade boys basketball players, please mark your calendars for February 20th (JV) and February 23rd (Varsity) for 8th grade recognition night (rose ceremony). Players and parents will be honored before the start of their last home game at St. George.

Find form and more information HERE. Forms will be accepted in the office until the end of the school day on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2017. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Fee is $25.00 per player made payable to the St. George Athletic Association and must accompany registration form for processing.

Find form and more information HERE.  Forms will be accepted in the office until the end of the school day on FRIDAY February 3, 2017. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Fee is $30.00 per player made payable to the St. George Athletic Association and must accompany registration form for processing.
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE . 
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298