Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
March 9, 2017   
  
 
Dear St. George Families,
 
Fr. Steve Gallagher shared the following story with me a number of years ago; Fr. Steve came to the priesthood in an untraditional way. Prior to hearing God's call and entering the seminary he was known around town as Officer Steve Gallagher, he was a police officer for 16 years, he was married with a daughter. Unfortunately, his wife of many years passed away due to cancer. He continued to work as a police officer for a number of years before hearing God's call to the priesthood. He would often tell me that the most important part of police work was being present for people in need. Fr. Steve is now a Pastor in Ketchikan, Alaska and often says Mass at outlying small towns that are only accessible by small plane. He is a man with many gifts and great compassion.
 
'Heaven's Grocery Store' ~Author Unknown
 
One day I was walking down one of life's many roads. Then I saw a sign that read 'Heaven's Grocery Store'. As I got a little closer a door opened and in I went. I met an angel who said, "My child shop with care. Everything you need for life is in this store, carry all you want." First I got some patience. Love was in the same row. Further down was understanding. I made sure to pick that up as you need it all the time. I picked up wisdom and a bag or two of faith. I stopped to pick up some strength and courage. I made sure to pick up love too, it was everywhere. As I went up the aisle I saw prayer and I had to put that in too. Peace and joy were plentiful as were song, praise and thanksgiving. Then I asked the angel, "How much do I owe?" The angel said, "Take them everywhere you go." And then I said again, "But really how much do I owe you?" The angel smiled and said, "My child, Jesus paid your bill a long time ago."
 
God bless,
Jack Nelson 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER 

Friday, March 10
     Follow Wednesday schedule
Monday, March 13
     8th Grade Dress Pictures (see Dress Code below) 
Monday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 15
     St. George Parish Mission (see details below) 
Wednesday, March 15
     Stations of the Cross, 8:00am
Thursday, March 16
     Report Cards, Grades K - 5
Friday, March 17
     K - 5 Conferences ~ No School, Grades K - 5  (Email with conference 
                       sign-up link will be sent to parents on Monday afternoon)
     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
(Email with conference    
                     sign-up link will be sent to parents on Monday afternoon)
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
     Academic and Behavior Awards following Mass 
 
8th Gr. DRESS PICTURES ~ MONDAY, MARCH 13th ~ DRESS CODE

Boys:    
  • Dress slacks, shirt and tie, jackets optional 
  • Haircuts should be according to handbook standards
Girls:  
  • Dresses, skirts, pants or capri cut pants (mid-calf)  
  • Dresses and skirts should be appropriate length 
  • Tops should have sleeves/sleeveless with modest necklines; no halter or "cut in" shoulders/sleeves 
  • Girls may wear light make-up
Barberito Photographers will begin taking pictures in the gym lobby beginning at 7:20 am.
Students have the option of staying in dress clothes or changing to full uniform.
 

YEARBOOKS (2016-2017) ON SALE NOW 
  • 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
 
BEFORE/AFTER CARE ENROLLMENT for the 2017-2018 school year has ended. The next opportunity to enroll will be two weeks after the new school year begins if any spaces are available. Please contact Susan Giles (Susan.Giles@sgsschoolbr.org) if you have any questions. 
 
CAFETERIA NOTES
  • 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

 
FROM THE DRAGON'S LAIR 
  • ALL BOYS BASKETBALL UNIFORMS ARE TO BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL MONDAY, MARCH 13th.
  • UNIFORMS MAY BE DROPPED OFF BEFORE SCHOOL IN THE BOX OUTSIDE OF THE ATHLETIC OFFICE IN THE GYM OR THROUGH STUDENT'S HOMEROOM. 
  • PLEASE PLACE IN A BAG LABELED WITH NAME AND GRADE.
CHEER TRY OUT PACKET
 
SPIRIT DAY ~ FRIDAY, MAY 5th
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS 

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!
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