Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
November 3, 2016

Dear St. George Families:

     "Our children are our messages of the future!" This is a quote I came across the other day and it struck me how powerful and true it is. What kind of people do we want our children to be? What kind of world do we want them to be a part of?
     The mission of a Christian family is to give witness to others of Christ's presence in the home and the specific function or purpose of the family. What we want our children - and family - to become takes careful planning and must be purpose driven. Your family achieves its identity through the use of its gifts and talents. The value your children will develop will be initiated and nurtured in the home.
     What does this mean? If someone were to visit your home, how would they recognize or know that yours is a Christian/Catholic family? What signs, symbols and actions would they see and experience? What they would see and experience is the environment that shapes the values and attitudes of your children.
     Teaching children to be spiritual, to be kind, caring and respectful does not just happen. It is taught. The family's mission is to become more and more of what it is - a community of love, respect, and caring.
     To this end Pope John Paul II published "The Role the Christian Family in the Modern World." In this publication he identified four major tasks of the family:
 
  1. Forming a Community of Persons. All family members have a responsibility to use their individual gifts and talents to build richer spiritual bonds with one another.
  2. Serving Life.This includes the creation of new life along with the primary vocation of parents to educate their children in those ways in which they too will mature and develop as Christians.
  3. Participating in the Development of Society. The family is the first and most vital cell of society. Families should be especially focused on serving one another and also the broader community.
  4. Sharing in the Life and Mission of the Church. Parents need to teach their children to pray and to be active, participating members of the church community.
     These four tasks for the family are important. The message that we send to our children now will be with them for a lifetime. What will be the legacy you will leave to your children and society?

May God bless all of you!
Jack Nelson
ST. GEORGE CATHOLIC SCHOOL CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR NEW STUDENTS FOR 2017-2018
St. George Catholic School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for 2016, is currently accepting applications for NEW students for the 2017-2018 school year, until November 30, 2016.
Apply online at
www.st-georgeschool.com . Please note that Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by September 30, 2017 to be eligible for Kindergarten.
Contact: Charlene Lauman ~ charlene.lauman@sgschoolbr.org or 225-293-1298 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER 

Friday, November 4
Follow Tuesday Schedule
 
Tuesday, November 8 
No Bus Day - morning drop off in carpool; staggered dismissal with pick up from 
  homeroom class (details to follow)

Wednesday, November 9
3rd Grade Reconciliation 
Friday, November 11
Grandparents Day (see details below)
Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 17
ACT Aspire Testing (see details below)

No Bus Day on Tuesday, November 8

  • Grandparent's Day is such a wonderful day for our children & their grandparents/special friends, which is made possible by you generously volunteering your time to help. 
  • Volunteers are specifically needed for the 2nd shift of the day (11:15am-1:30pm)
  • If you would like to volunteer to help at the reception or assist grandparents on this special day, please email Jenny Vargas (jlewis2210@bellsouth.net) or Dawn Aucoin (baucoin2@cox.net)

  • Photo Area Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are also need to assist in guiding grandparents to the photo area and selling student council art.  Please sign up HERE.
ACT Aspire Testing Information
  • Students in grades 3rd  through 8th will be testing for ACT Aspire the week of November 14th-November 17th 
  • Testing will begin promptly at 8:00am until 10:15am.  
  • Parents are encouraged to schedule any appointments the week of testing for after school or during another week, if applicable.
CAFETERIA NOTES

Please note a menu change for Friday menus this week and next week.
The hamburger menu will be served tomorrow, Friday, November 4th, and the pizza menu next Friday for Grandparent's Day.


  • November cafeteria payments are due now. All school meal payments are due in advance.
  • Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
  • November Lunch prices are: Full price - $49.30, Reduced price - $6.80
  • November Breakfast prices are: Full price - $30.60, Reduced price - $5.10
  • All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online 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.
St. George School Math Club
  • Math Club will begin Wednesday, November 9th from 3:00 - 4:00 and will meet every other Wednesday. We will meet in Mrs. Bridevaux's class, room 31. 
  • The Math Club moderators are Mrs. Bridevaux and Mrs. Wiseman.
  • Any middle school student in grade 6 th - 8 th is welcome to join.
  • Math Club will consist of fun games and activities that promote higher order thinking and multi-step problem solving.
  • The students will be allowed to wear their Math Club t-shirts over their uniform on Math Club days. The cost of the shirt is $10 payable by check made out to St. George or with cash. The t-shirt is optional, but the permission slip must be turned in to your child's Math teacher by Monday, November 7, 2016.
Find more information and permission slip HERE. 
Science Fair Results
Many thanks to all who attended the Science Fair Night Out with Food Trucks and Viewing last evening. The science fair projects created by our students were fantastic. Congratulations to the Science Fair Winners!

Overall Winners: 
1st - Thomas Abadie
2nd - Michael Long
3rd - Abigail McCurry

Chemistry:
Overall - Mason Zambo
Biochemistry - Beau Comeaux
Materials - Emily Hampshire
Thermodynamics - Ethan Eckler

Physical Science and Engineering: 
Overall - Tyler Bass
Engineering - Brigette Benigno
Materials and Physics - Carson Giambrone
Sport Physics - Amanda Andrews
Thermodynamics - Parker St. Romain

Life Sciences:
Overall - Taylor Walker
Animal Science - Nathan Messina
Biochemistry - Camille Cronin
Microbiology - Madison Rowan
Plant Science - Thomas Parker
FROM THE DRAGON'S LAIR 
Fall Sports Uniform Return
November 28th - November 30th
: Football jerseys, cross country uniforms, and girls basketball uniforms are due back to school.
KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON  
IN ST. GEORGE CHURCH PARISH?
 
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE
PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 
  • Pancake & Sausage Breakfast with Santa
  • Hosted by the Catholic Daughters of St. George
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM , St. George Cafeteria
  • Adults: $ 5; Children 10 & Under: $3
  • Find information and order form HERE .
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298