Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
October 27, 2016

Dear St. George Families,
     Develop an "Attitude of Gratitude!"
     Do you believe that you are blessed? Do you believe that you are a blessing? Do you believe that you were created by a loving God who cherishes and loves you? Do you believe that all you have is a blessing to you - from God?
     This is the basic message we hope to instill within our students. This basic message focuses on our relationship with God, and why we are here in the first place. Our creation is more than a biological accident. We learn from the Bible that before we were created, God knew us and every hair on our head. God created each of us for a purpose. One purpose is to ultimately share in eternal life with Him.
     If we believe this, because life has little purpose if we don't believe it, then we also need to believe that all we have is from God and that we should be grateful to God for our many blessings: our children, our spouse, our family. We need to develop an "attitude of gratitude" to God and to be thankful for being blessed.
     One of the primary means of being thankful is to attend Mass on Sunday; to take one hour a week and to offer our thanks to God. The purpose of attending Mass is not necessarily "to get" (like "I don't get anything out of it") but to give! Does God know we are thankful? How do our actions and prayers show that?
     In sending your child(ren) to St. George School, you are saying to them that their spiritual development is as important, or maybe more, than what they become (teachers, doctors, etc.). How do we teach them an attitude of gratitude if soccer or so many other things on weekends become the priority and family spirituality is not.
     Take time this weekend, and every weekend, to attend church as a family. You and your family will benefit.
May God bless you and your family!
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER  

Friday, October 28
School Liturgy, 8:00am
Winter Follies Auditions (see details below) 
Saturday, October 29
2nd Grade Reconciliation Retreat, 8:45am - 11:45am, Church
Tuesday, November 1  
New Student (2017-2018) Online Application Process Begins
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
Science Fair Night Out (food trucks & viewing), 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
   in the Kleinpeter Activity Center
Thursday, November 3 
Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips October
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)
 
Friday, November 11
Grandparents Day (see details below)
Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 17
ACT Aspire Testing (see details below)

  • Parents, please check your child's booksack for a check-out/lunch consent form.
  • A form must be completed for each student and returned to homeroom teachers by Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
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.
2016-2017 Beta Club Officers 
Congratulations to the newly elected Beta Club Officers: 
President - Julia Dwelle
Vice President - Nathan Messina
Secretary - Sarah Branstetter
Treasurer - Seth Harden
Sergeant of Arms for 7th grade - Sadie McManus
Sergeant of Arms for 8th grade - Corinne Carnaggio
Chaplain - Josie Moore

CAFETERIA NOTES

  • 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 Catholic School
Performing Arts Department 
PRESENTS
SGS Winter Follies Goes To The Movies!
 Show Dates:  January 21 and 22, 2017
 
Vocal, Dance, Monologue auditions will be held after school on Friday, October 28.
FROM THE DRAGON'S LAIR
by: Mrs. Michele Munson 
Boys Basketball
  • Please remember to turn in Basketball Permission Slips
  • Tuesday November 1st, Gym Lobby, 7:00pm: 3rd - 5th Grade BBB CSAA Developmental League Coaches Meeting for those interested in coaching. If interested please have your child protection requirements for volunteers completed.
  • November 3rd and November 4th: Developmental Evaluations
    Please note, there was a typo on the permission slip.
     
  • Correct dates and times for 3rd - 5th grade developmental evaluations:
    • 11/3: 3rd Grade 4:00-5:45pm
    • 11/3: 5th Grade 6:00-8:00pm
    • 11/4: 4th Grade 4:30-6:30pm
    • Players will be evaluated by current and past SGS Basketball Coaches.
    • Once evaluations are complete players will be placed on teams by the Athletic Director.
    • November 7th (week of): Developmental Practices will begin. Players/Parents will be contacted by their coach with exact practice days and times.
  • November 14th - November 18th: Varsity/ JV evaluations and tryouts. Times to be announced.
  • November 21st (week of) Varsity and JV BBB Practices will begin. Practice times and days are determined by individual team coaches.
  • The Mandatory Parent Meeting for Winter Sports has been cancelled. There will be individual team parent meetings within the first week of practice. Forms and payment for sports registration will be due at these meetings. In addition, uniforms may also be distributed at these individual meetings or at a later practice. 
Fall Sports Uniform Return
  • November 28th - November 30th: Football jerseys, cross country uniforms, and girls basketball uniforms are due back to school.
  • Click here for details.
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.

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

St. Michael the Archangel High School : Tonight, 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

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