Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
November 10, 2016

Dear St. George Families,

Next week students in grades 3-8 will be taking the ACT ASPIRE standardized test.

By working together, we can make your child's test experience positive and successful. Here are some suggestions that you can do to help your child succeed.
  • Make sure your student gets a good nights rest.
  • Make sure your student eats a healthy breakfast at home or at school.
  • Make sure your child arrives at school on time.
  • Don't schedule routine doctor or dentist appointments during testing times.
  • Encourage your student to do their best.
Lagniappe: Take a moment to write an encouraging note to your student for the first day of testing.
 
God bless,
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 

Thursday, November 10 
Family Night - No Homework or Activities
Friday, November 11
 
Grandparent's Day (see details below)
Follow Thursday Schedule
Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 17
ACT Aspire Testing (see Mr. Nelson's letter above)
Monday, November 14  
Box Tops Due
Friday, November 18
School Liturgy, 8:00am
1st Grade Native American Festival
Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 



GRANDPARENT'S DAY ~ TOMORROW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

Excitement is in the air as we prepare to welcome our grandparents and special friends to SGS tomorrow. Details of this wonderful event are as follows: 
  •  9:00am - 1 0:15am     Classroom Visits, DK/Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
  • 10:30am - 11:15am     Our special program in the St. George Church
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm     Classroom Visits, 4th - 8th Grade
Grandparent's Day Portraits by Barberito Pictures will be taken in the gym. Students may be checked out of their classroom during suggested times below:
  • DK/K - 3rd grade students and their older siblings      8:00am -  9:00am
  • DK/K - 3rd grade students (without older siblings)    10:15am - 11:30am
  • 4th - 8th grade students and their younger siblings  12:15pm -  1:15pm
  • If students are being checked out by their grandparents or special friends for the day, they may opt to have their picture taken as they are leaving campus.
Please note:  
  • Due to construction, on-site parking will be limited. Grandparents and special friends are encouraged to use the shuttle bus available at the Sam's Club parking lot across the street from the school. 
  • Professional photography will be available for purchase in the gym at designated times.
  • Coffee and refreshments will be served at the ADULT reception in the Kleinpeter Activity Center throughout the celebration.
  • All students leaving campus must be checked out from their classroom.
Volunteers are needed to help make this day extra special for our grandparents and special friends.  Please consider volunteering for the second shift of the day (11:15am-1:30pm) by contacting Jenny Vargas
(jlewis2210@bellsouth.net) or Dawn Aucoin (baucoin2@cox.net).

Volunteers are also needed in the gym to assist the photographers. Please visit the signup link HERE to volunteer.

Many thanks to all parent volunteers and reception item donors!  

FAMILY DIRECTORY AND CLASS LISTS POSTED IN RENWEB 

The family directory and class lists for 2016-2017 have been posted in RenWeb.
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.
FROM THE DRAGON'S LAIR 
Varsity and JV Tryout and Evaluation Information

Monday, 11/14 - Thursday, 11/17 in the St. George School Gym
6th grade 6:00-7:30pm
7th grade 4:30-6:00pm
8th grade 7:30-9:00pm
* A cut/call back will most likely be made after the first two days of tryouts. Parents will receive an email with call back information.
* All boys interested in playing should attend tryouts even if they are not trying out for Varsity.
* Those boys that are not interested in being considered for Varsity will only attend tryouts for the first two days.
* Parents will receive an email with tryout results once the Coaches, Athletic Director and Administration gives final approval.
* Practices will start as early as 11/19
* Practices will be held the week of Thanksgiving. Players should make every effort to attend these practices. Early season practices are very important. Coaches will communicate practice schedules once teams are determined.
* Varsity and JV Jamboree is scheduled for 12/7-12/9
* Varsity and JV League schedules run 1/4 - 2/25
* Registration and Parent Meetings will be held the week of 11/28. You will receive an email with information from your coach.
 
Uniform Return
Please have students return uniforms to the box outside the Athletic Office in the gym on Monday, November 28th (Monday after Thanksgiving Break). Any student that does not return their uniform will not be allowed to participate in Athletics until it's returned or replacement cost has been remitted. 

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