Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
February 2, 2017   

Dear St. George Families,
     As we conclude Catholic Schools Week approaches, I would like to thank all of our many families that promote our great school. Yesterday at Sacred Heart Parish we celebrated our annual Catholic Schools Week Mass. At this Mass teachers are recognized for their years of service to Catholic Education.
     I recall a parent who shared her story of a special teacher who made a positive impact on her life. She finished by saying, "He probably doesn't even know he made a difference." This in turn makes me think about that internal realization that prompts someone to choose to be a Catholic schoolteacher. I wonder what determining factors make a teacher into the one someone remembers their whole life. Over the years I have asked many of my family, friends, and colleagues this question, "When you think of your favorite teacher, what makes them your favorite?" The number one answer is simply the fact that the teacher cared about them as an individual. We at St. George School teach and model caring about others while combining it with purpose - purpose in what God's plan is for us. Learning that, perhaps, what happens to "me" is not really about me. Whatever we do can more often than not affect others in an action/reaction relationship. We teach our children that the choices they make not only affect them, but it also affects others around them. We like to focus on the positive influences one can make. It comes down to impacting those around us in a caring way, acting as a springboard, or a catalyst for someone else. It's about aiding, nudging, convincing, impacting, or forming someone else so they can make a difference in another person's life. It is similar to Dominos or Newton's Cradle - that action/reaction effect which can be the result of direct or indirect forces.
     Please be sure to thank those who made an impact on your life; for guiding you or nudging you to where you are today - your parents, a teacher, a family member or friend. Be sure to thank your child's teacher -for I witness first-hand, that they are making a positive difference in the lives of our children. What's our purpose in life? It may just be to help someone else achieve theirs.
     1 Thessalonians 5:11 So give encouragement to each other, and keep strengthening one another, as you do already.
Yours in Catholic education,
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 
FEBRUARY 2017

Friday, February 3

     Re-Enrollment of Current Students Ends 
     School Liturgy, 8:00am
     Early Bird Box Tops Due   

Saturday, February 4
     St. George Auction - See Auction website HERE

M onday, February 6
     4th Grade Retreat
Tuesday, February 7     
     3rd Grade Class Mass, 8:00am, Church      
     Progress Reports
Wednesday, February 8
     Cane's Night - See Note Below
Monday, February 13
     Before and After Care Enrollment Begins - See Note Below

RE-ENROLLMENT 
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
  • Re-enrollment for current students will end on Friday, February 3 at midnight
  • If you have not already re-enrolled your student, please log in to RenWeb, click on the Family Information tab and Enrollment/Re-enrollment to register for next school year.
  • If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call the school office at 225-293-1298.
HELP STUDENT COUNCIL PURCHASE A STATUE FOR THE NEW CHURCH 
Student council is hosting a Cane's Night on Wednesday, February 8 at the Raising Cane's Siegen Lane location between 3:00pm and 9:00pm. Please mention St. George School and your child's homeroom class when ordering. The class with the most participation wins Canes for the class! 
Enjoy a night of delicious Cane's chicken while helping our Student Council raise money to purchase a statue for our new Church!  
Thank you to all SGS students who helped to make our Dollar Donut Sale a success to raise money for the St. George statue.
JANUARY STEWARDSHIP PROJECT "THANK YOU" 
 
Thank you to all St. George families who sent in monetary and kitchen item donations, in conjunction with Catholics Schools Week, for our January Stewardship Project. These donations will help Catholic Charities to continue their mission to help families that are in need of a new start. Thank you for your generosity. 

BEFORE/AFTER CARE ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 school year will open on Monday, February 13 for families currently enrolled in the program, including new students who have a sibling in the program. Enrollment for new students and other interested families will open on Monday, February 20. Enrollment information will be available on RenWeb and the school web site beginning Friday, February 10. 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).
 
CAFETERIA NOTES
  • 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.
GIRLS ON THE RUN REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ST. GEORGE TEAM

UPDATE: We have coaches for our GOTR so the lottery system will not be used for the St. George team.

The season will begin on Monday, February 6th.
Practice will take place twice a week.
Practice times are:
  • Monday at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Friday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
REGISTER and find information HERE
ATHLETIC DRAGON NEWS

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. 

  • Girls Volleyball -Varsity Tryouts and JV Evaluations - 6th-8th Grade
  • Volleyball Evaluations - 5th Grade
     
  • 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
  • Winter Sport Pictures Schedule for Saturday, February 11, 9:00am - 11:00am
     
  • 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.
     
  • INTRAMURAL TEEBALL / COACHES PITCH ~ DK-1st ~ REGISTRATION - Deadline to register tomorrow, Friday, February 3rd.
  • INTRAMURAL KICKBALL ~ 1st-2nd & 3rd-4th ~  REGISTRATION - Deadline to register tomorrow, Friday, February 3rd.
     
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 . 
  We congratulate and thank the below named St. George Faculty and Staff members for their many years of service to Catholic school education. They were honored at the Catholic Schools Week Mass on Wednesday, February 1st at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
Also in attendance at the Mass were Mr. Nelson, Mrs. Blanchard, Camille Cronin, Anna Guidroz, Michael Long, and Mason Zambo.
10 Years of Service: Lara Bettencourtt, Missy Dauzat, Laura Drone, Colleen Dupiere, Linda Dutreix, Laurie Freeling, Susan Giles, Sharyn Lithgoe,Beth Loewe, Valarie Miller, and Leticia Vasquez
15 Years of Service: Karen Gautreaux, Lona Sloan, Lori Tucker-Day, and Helen Twal
20 Years of Service: Jodie Legendre and Celeste Wiggins
25 Years of Service: Donna Rogers
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298