Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
October 21, 2016

Dear St. George Families,

When I was teaching, right around this time of year, I would read my principals' newsletters and could always count on a comment referring to how fast the year is going. Even though I feel the same way this year, it is important for all of us to think about those past experiences in the wake of this speedy journey ­ to reflect on our accomplishments and failures. I always reminded the students and my own children to never look back and say, I wish I would have done this, or I shouldn't have done that. No one ever wants to have regrets. I also reminded them that we all make mistakes, but learning from those mistakes is what's important. With this said, looking back at the last few months, there have been many positive experiences so far this year. We continue to learn and grow together - even if it is through failing. After all, at the end of the day, it is about taking the experiences we encounter and reflect on whether to use them, fix them, or toss them out. I am no stranger to all of the above and I reflect daily as I thank God for His continued guidance while asking Jesus to make me a better disciple.

In the words of Ida Scott Taylor,
One day at a time ­ this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

I have no regrets - only visions. Visions of making a positive difference in the lives of those who God puts in my life . God gave us hands to serve, feet to lead, and a voice to spread the Good News. Working together, we are all one body.

God Bless,
Jack Nelson 
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER  

Friday, October 21 
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Academic and Behavior Awards following Mass
3rd Grade Retreat

Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week (see details below)

Tuesday, October 25  
Religion Club Informational Meeting (Gr. 6-8), 7:20-7:45am, KAC 
 

Wednesday, October 26 
Open House/Tours, Begin in Gym Lobby, First Tour Begins at 8:30am
                                                                Final Tour begins at 11:30am
4th Grade Reconciliation

Friday, October 28
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Winter Follies Auditions (see details below)  

Tuesday, November 1
School Liturgy (Litany of the Saints), 8:00am
3rd Grade Breakfast with the Saints
Follow Friday Schedule
Science Fair Set-Up

Wednesday, November 2
Science Fair

Thursday, November 3
Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips October

Friday, November 4
Follow Tuesday Schedule

Friday, November 11
Grandparents Day (see details below)


CAFETERIA NOTES 
  • October cafeteria payments are due now.
  • All school meal payments are due in advance.
  • Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
  • October Lunch prices are: Full price $60.90, Reduced price - $8.40
  • October Breakfast prices are: Full price - $37.80, Reduced price - $6.30
  • All families are encouraged to monitor their students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at www.myschoolbucks.com 
  • Alerts may be set and payments may be made by credit card or bank draft.
  • It is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.
  • The cafeteria always accepts check or cash payments at school.  
  •  OCTOBER LUNCH MENU 
Science Club - Middle School 
Middle School students who love science are welcomed to join the Science Club.  Meetings are held after school until 4:00pm on Thursdays in selected months.

Grandparents Day - Friday, November 11
                                                                          
A packet was sent home with your youngest/only child on Tuesday of this week.  Please mail or hand-deliver your invitations to Grandparents or Special Friends. The invitations contain all of the information needed regarding times and parking.  If you would like to purchase the special photography session with your child(ren) & their grandparents/special friend from Barberito Photography, please make sure to return the order form and payment by November 3rd.  Additional invitations & photography envelopes are available in the school office if needed. 
This is such a wonderful day for our children & their Grandparents/Special Friends, which is made possible by you generously volunteering your time to help.  If you would like to volunteer to help on this special day, please email Jenny Vargas (jlewis2210@bellsouth.net) or Dawn Aucoin (baucoin2@cox.net) Home & School Association Special Events Coordinators.  Thank you for your continued support.   
RED RIBBON WEEK ~ MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 
St. George School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 24th-28th. During this week the students learn about the dangers of drugs and alcohol through age-appropriate activities, announcements and media.
  • This year's Red Ribbon theme is: "YOLO (You Only Live Once)-Be Drug Free."  
  • All students can show their Red Ribbon Week Spirit by wearing red shirts and socks on Tuesday, October 25th.
  • Kindergarten through 5th grade girls may wear red shirts over their uniforms. 
  • Middle school girls and Kindergarten through 8th grade boys may wear red shirts in place of their uniform shirts.
St. George Catholic School
Performing Arts Department 
PRESENTS
SGS Winter Follies Goes To The Movies!
 Show Dates:  January 21 and 22, 2017
 
This SGS Extracurricular Arts Program is a unique educational series that will allow 5 th thru 8 th grade students the opportunity to explore and develop their talent and interest in the Performing Arts - vocal and instrumental music, theatre, and dance. Techniques in each discipline/performance area will be taught and enriched through a culminating music theatre production under the direction of St. George Talented Music & Theatre Teachers, Mrs. Jan Dupre and Mrs. Sonya Blanchard.  
  • Vocal, Dance, Monologue auditions will be held after school on Friday, October 28.
  • Instrumental auditions will be in early December, date TBA.
  • Online Audition Sign Up Here
  • Rehearsal/Show Dates, and Additional Information Here
  • Audition Material Here
  • Questions may be directed to:  Mrs. Jan Dupre, jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org or Mrs. Sonya Blanchard, sonya.blanchard@sgschoolbr.org
FROM THE DRAGON'S LAIR 
P lease Mark Your Calendars!
  • Sunday, 10/23/16 @ 3:30pm; Dragon Football Field
    8th Grade Fall Athletes Special Recognition - All 8th grade athletes involved in Football, Dance,and Cheer (and their parents) are invited to be recognized at the start of the 7/8th Grade Football Game. 
  • Wednesday, 11/2/16 @ 7:15pm; St. George Parish Gym  
    8th Grade Fall Athletes Special Recognition - All 8th grade girls basketball players, swimmers, and cross country runners (and their parents) are invited to be recognized before tipoff of the 8th grade game.
  • Thursday, 11/3/16-11/4/16  3-5th Grade Boys Developmental Basketball Evaluation Permission Slips are available on the website and must be printed out, signed, and returned to school (ATTN: Michele Munson) by 10/31/16 to be able to participate in evaluations. Times yet to be determined. 
  • Monday,11/7/16  3rd - 5th Grade Boys Basketball practices begin.
  • Monday, 11/13/16-11/18/16  6th-8th Grade CSAA (Formerly CSAL) Varsity Tryouts and Junior Varsity (Formerly CYO) Evaluations
    Permission slips are available on the website and must be printed out, signed and returned to school by 11/7/16 (ATTN: Michele Munson) in order to participate in tryouts or evaluations. Times yet to be determined. 
  • Monday, 11/21/16   CSAA 6th - 8th grade practices begin

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.
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

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

St. Joseph's Academy : Thursday, October 20, 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. For sixth-, seventh- and eighth grade girls and their parents. Contact: gillios@sjabr.org

St. Michael the Archangel High School :  Thursday, October 27th, 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tours will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the last tour will start at 7:00 p.m. Parents and their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to join us to tour the school and learn all the great things that St. Michael has to offer. Contact: lcousins@smhsbr.org

Catholic High School : Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. The program is designed for young men in grades 6-8 and their parents to experience firsthand what makes CHS so special. Prospective families will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty and students, and learn about the application and admission process.
Visiting families are encouraged to park in the Westmorland parking lot on Government Street. Additional parking will be available at the St. Joseph Academy Activity Center, with a shuttle running to and from the CHS campus. Contact: sleblanc@catholichigh.org
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298