Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
March 16, 2017   
Dear St. George families,
     When I was attending a Principal's Retreat at the Diocese yesterday, conversation led to seeing the face of Jesus and hearing His voice in our everyday lives. It made me recall two specific incidences in which I did, in fact, see His face and hear his voice. Both were through a child. One morning a five year old kindergarten student asked his teacher, "How was the rest of your day yesterday?" I was amazed to hear that such a young child could show such great concern for how his teacher's evening was after they left school the day before. The fact that even a five year old can show they care makes it seem so easy. Actually, now that I think about it, it's more than just caring - it's caring about someone other than himself. As we journey through life, from childhood to adulthood, most people grow out of a sense of selfishness and into a way of selflessness. It only took this kindergartner five years - what an accomplishment!
     On another occasion, as I was in the cafeteria with the kindergarten class, a little girl looked across the table and asked me, "Do you know what I like best about coming to school?" I replied, "What?" She answered, "Seeing you." At that moment, as she smiled, I saw the face of Jesus. I try to look for our Savior every day, but when I am in my "busy" principal state of mind, I often times neglect to focus on really seeing Him. We know He is always near us - sometimes right under our noses, shining through the words or actions of a child. Or looking us straight in the eyes, as a stranger holds the door open for us. Perhaps it's a loved one simply sitting at your side - listening.
     I am working on being more aware of Jesus' presence so I can recognize Him in a crowd. I pray we all learn to see the face of Jesus more each day and to hear His voice. It reminds me of the Bible story where the two men were on the road to Emmaus. As Jesus walked with them, they did not recognize His face at first, but eventually He revealed Himself to them. (Luke 24:13-32)
God bless,
Jack Nelson


Friday, March 17
     K - 5 Conferences ~ No School, Grades K - 5 
     School Liturgy, 8:00am
     Report Cards, Grades 6 - 8
Sunday, March 19      
     St. George New Church Open House, 1:00pm-4:00pm, All Are Welcome
Monday, March 20
     6 - 8 Conferences ~ No School, Grades 6 - 8

Tuesday, March 21
     Principals For The Day - Luke, Marissa, and Noah LaCour declare a
     non-uniform day (please see details below) 
Wednesday, March 22
     AR Superior Reader Award
     Stations of the Cross, 8:00am
Thursday, March 23
     AR Superior and AR Honors Reader Award
Friday, March 24
     School Liturgy, 8:00am
     Lenten Offering during Mass (Grades DK/K, 1, 6, and 7 - see below)
     Academic and Behavior Awards following Mass 
This coming Tuesday, March 21st, Luke, Marissa, and Noah LaCour will be Principals for the Day. They have declared that this day will be a non-uniform day!! This means that all students may wear their choice of shirt color along with their uniform pant/skirt/skort. Students may also wear socks and tennis shoes of their choice.
Students will be treated to some special activities during the day including popsicles for all students during their lunch time. Many thanks to the LaCour family for supporting the St. George Auction.


  • 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 MIDNIGHT, TONIGHT, March 16, 2017
  • March cafeteria payments are due now.
  • All school meal payments are due in advance.
  • Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
March Lunch prices are: Full price - $58.00, Reduced price - $8.00
March Breakfast prices are: Full price - $36.00, Reduced price - $6.00


     The Faculty & Staff would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Home & School Association for coordinating a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week.  A special "Thank You" to Rober & Christina Alamirie of Bonefish Grill for providing the delicious luncheon on Thursday which was enjoyed by all.  Thank you to Jason & Mary Alford of Benny's Car Wash who provided vouchers for each SGS faculty & staff member to enjoy a free car wash.
     Thank you, also, to Ozzie & Leslie Fernandez of Izzo's and Chris Peneguy & Stevie Guillory of Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters for providing food & coffee for the staff to enjoy during the week & to Aimee McPherson of Sign Gypsies of Baton Rouge who graciously provided the festive yard sign that was enjoyed by everyone on campus.  
     Thank you to the following generous donors who sent in door prizes for the luncheon:  
Paulette Ainsworth, Erin Aguillard, the Armand Family, Jenny Beall, Rachel Blake, Janet Boudreaux ( Grace Ann Designs), the Busenlener Family, Shahla Canafax, Jacob & Ashley Capdevielle  , Liz Centanni, the Chapoton Family, Nicole Cloud, C.C. Cook, Liz Corsten, the Crespo Family, Kim Croft, the Cuba Family, Jennifer DeCarlo, Leslie Desselle & Leo Desselle (Pennant Real Estate), Sophie & Jack Domangue, the Dreher Family, Khloe & Kale Everett, Leah Gaienne, the Griffin Family, Aubrie Jones, Stacie & Brett LaCour, Michelle Lanier (Sweet Sleeping Baby), Allison Lanza (Three Little Cajuns), Tanya LeBlanc, Janell LeFevre (Main Street Dental), Legnon Services LLC, Beth Loewe, Angela Long, Johnny & Deann Matson, Keith & Jennifer McCann, Aimee McPherson (Sign Gypsies of Baton Rouge & Fresh Skin Care & Aesthetics), Vera Mekari, the Monson Family, Dwayne Morein (Liberty Mutual Insurance), Drew & Ryan Nguyen, Amanda Noel, Mark & Wendi Noel, Jennifer Parfait, Avery Parks, Parrain's, Marilyn Percy & Adaire Hargroder, Jennifer Poe, Elaine Politz, Jennifer Prochaska & the Prochaska Family, Emily Richard, Molly Rose (Lassy Designs Embroidery), Lincoln Ross, Julie Rimes ( Brailleiant), the Scarton Family, Sam & Jake Sellers, Amanda Stinson, Amie Shannon, MD (Dermatology Clinic), Kelli & Stephen Shannon (Shannon Family Dentistry), the Stentiford Family, Mitch & Kayla Swinney & Jack Delamain, Katie Thorne, Elizabeth Turnipseed & Briley & Baily St. Romain  , the Vargas Family, Tregg Wilson (Wilson and Wilson Law Offices).  We would also like to thank the volunteers who watched classes for teachers so they could attend the luncheon.  We greatly appreciate your generosity to our wonderful SGS faculty & staff!   


Plans are underway for making this year's Spirit Day the best ever!
This is a wonderful fun-filled day for all! To make this day a huge success for our students, we will need lots of parent volunteers.
  • We ask you to please consider signing up for at least 2 fifty minute shifts.
  • Please keep in mind that all volunteers must have completed Volunteer Certification. Information regarding Volunteer Certification can be found on the SGS website under the  "Parents" section.
  • When you arrive on campus, please be sure to sign in for your shift at the sign in table located to the left of the Administration Building.
  • Please arrive and sign in fifteen minutes before your shift.
  • You will be given a wristband and further instructions at that time.
  • Thank you for sharing your time and talents for this special day, and we look forward to seeing you on May 5th!
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE
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