Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
February 16, 2017   
Dear St. George Families,
     As I am sitting here at my desk, trying to think of something to write about this week, I got it! I'll ask one of the classes, "What and who makes you smile, and how do you make others smile?" ...Ok, I just came back from the K classrooms. Here's what they told me:

What makes you smile?
● When someone sits by me
● When someone cheers me up
● Hugs and kisses
● The sun
● Animals
● When someone helps me when I'm hurt
● When someone smiles at me first
Who makes you smile?
● Mrs. Legendre
● Friends
● My mom
● My brother when he tickles me
● Mrs. Wiggins
How do you make someone smile?
● Say something nice to someone
● Standing up for someone
● Saying "I love you"

     Wow! They hit the nail right on the head. The answers they gave me were not learned from a book, they were learned from experience. Children are shown love and in turn they pass it on. They understand, through example, that they have the ability to make someone smile. This understanding will lead them to learning empathy and compassion, becoming more like Jesus every day!...and it all starts with a simple smile. Salvation really does involve loving everyone.

God bless,
Jack Nelson


Friday, February 17
     School Liturgy, 8:00am
     Neighbor's Way Award
Monday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 21
     8th Grade Youth Leg.
Wednesday, February 22
     Auction "Thank You" Out-Of-Uniform (See below)
     8th Grade Aspire Testing
     7th Grade Reconciliation
Thursday, February 23
     Pep Rally, 1:30pm, Gym
Friday, February 24
     School Liturgy, 8:00am
Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3
     Mardi Gras Holiday - No School
Tuesday, March 7
     Dr. Seuss Day - students may wear red accessories


August 7 - 6th Grade Orientation, New Student Orientation
                Back-To-School Bash
August 9 - First Day of School, Grades 1 - 8 (DK/K first day TBA)
August 15 & August 16 -  Parent Orientation Nights
September 4 - Labor Day Holiday
October 6 - Catholic Educators Conference - No School for Students
October 6 ~ October 8 - St. George Fair
November 10 - Grandparents Day
November 20 ~ November 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 20 ~ January 3 - Christmas Holiday
January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 12 ~ February 16 - Mardi Gras Break
March 30 ~ April 6 - Easter Break
May 25 - Last Day of School

  • Yearbooks for this school year are on sale now!
  • Online orders only!
  • www.yearbookforever.com enter St. George School in search bar
  • Order now to pay the cheapest price! $42 until March 16, 2017

February Stewardship Project(s)
This month we will have two different collections for those in need. 
     Our 5th graders and Religion club will be collecting travel size toothpaste, toothbrushes, and travel size shampoo for the organization Global Brigades.  This LSU mission group will travel to Honduras in May and items we collect will be put in care packages for those they are serving.
    Our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8th graders are involved with the Backpack program for the Baton Rouge Food Bank.  These students are collecting food to be donated to the food bank.
     Both drives will run now until Friday, February 24th.

BEFORE/AFTER CARE ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 school year for new students and other interested families will open on Monday, February 20. Enrollment information is available in RenWeb and on the school website. 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).
Mark your calendars to honor our faculty & staff during
Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, March 6th - Friday, March 10th
(the week after Mardi Gras holidays)

Students may wish to participate in the following ways to make each teacher feel special:
  • Monday - Give your teacher a quarter (soft drinks in the lounge cost 50 cents).
  • Tuesday - Special Teachers Day:  Bring a small surprise to the Art, Computer, Spanish, Guidance, Music, Library, PE or Religion teacher that your child has that day.
  • Wednesday - Give your teacher their favorite snack or fruit.
  • Thursday - Give your teacher a card, note or prayer.  
  • Friday - Give your teacher a school supply.  
** "Teacher's Favorite Things" lists are posted in RenWeb

Door prizes are needed for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 9th.

If you would like to donate a door prize to be given out at the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, please contact Jenny Vargas at 225.229.7754 or jlewis2210@bellsouth.net.  All individuals and/or businesses will be recognized at both the luncheon and in Dragon Tales. Every year our parents/businesses are so generous in their door prize donations, so thank you in advance for your continued generosity. 


Students may not be dropped off in carpool line after the teachers
have left their duty posts.  Safety is our number one priority and students should always be under the supervision of an adult
Please report to the school office to check tardy students in to school. 
  • All school meal payments are due in advance. Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items. 
  • February prices
    Lunch:  Full priced - $52.20, Reduced - $7.20
    Breakfast: Full priced - $32.40, Reduced -$5.40
  •  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.

Please visit the Athletic Dragon News page under the Athletics tab of our school website HERE to find important information regarding the below listed sports. 
  • Track and Field 5th-8th Grade
  • Tentative Track Meet Schedule
  • Volleyball and Track Registration and Uniform Distribution
    Saturday February 18th, 9:00am- 12 Noon in the St. George Gym
  • 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.




Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE

St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298