Dragon Tales  Weekly Newsletter
April 6, 2017   
  
Dear St. George Families,
     Our Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Mel, asked my colleagues and I these two questions, "How has your Catholic school community grown, changed, or been challenged during Lent?" and "What aspects or areas of transformation have you seen or experienced at your school?" While reflecting on the answers many events, emotions, and encounters crossed my mind. As I tried to culminate these experiences into a simple answer, the words renewed energy came to my mind. With all that has occurred so far during Lent, and the opening of our new Church one can feel the energy filling the hallways, playground and classrooms and parish. All members of our St. George family are radiating with the anticipation of Easter and the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The energy produced is similar to that of the excitement and anticipation leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas day.
     I recall two students sharing with me that the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy is movement. Potential is just sitting there, doing nothing. Kinetic energy is real energy, moving in all directions. With this said, we definitely have a kinetic experience happening right here in our school community. It is without a doubt there is positive energy emitted as the students collected hundreds of pounds of food to support of the Baton Rouge Food Bank. And each day we witness students' joy and delight as the weather gets warmer, blessed by God's life giving creation, the sun. The Holy Spirit is undeniably moving within and among us at St. George School. It is because of the Holy Spirit that we continue to grow in faith. It is due to our experiences that cause us to be challenged from time to time. And it is from God that we receive the grace for which we are truly blessed and thankful.
     Blessings to you as we journey toward Holy Week, and may God fill your lives with joy, peace and love.
Jack Nelson

TUITION AND FEES DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 28 
Friendly reminder: Tuition and fees payment is due by Friday, April 28th. 
We continue to offer the ability to schedule the payment of tuition and/or student and technology fees online through Gulf Coast Bank and Trust.  Additionally, you can use the Pay Now feature in RenWeb to pay these fees with a credit card or an electronic check.  Below is a summary of payment methods:
  • Payment of Student Fees of $225.00 and Techology Fee of $150.00
    are due on or before April 28, 2017
    .  Fees may be paid either by check, by tuition loan through Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, or through PayNow in RenWeb.  If you choose PayNow, you may pay with
    electronic check (.85 fee) or credit card (3.75% processing fee).
    Please note if using a credit card, Master Card, Discover and American Express are accepted.
  • Payment of tuition is due on or before April 28, 2017
    Payment options include check, tuition loan through Gulf Coast Bank
    and Trust, or through PayNow in RenWeb.  If you choose PayNow, you may pay with electronic check (.85 fee) or credit card (3.75% processing fee). Please note if using a credit card, Master Card, Discover and American Express are accepted.


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Friday, April 7
     School Liturgy, 8:00am    
     Lenten Offering during Mass (Grades 2, 8, Faculty and Staff - see below)
     Kindergarten Retreat 
 Monday, April 10
     Living Stations Practice, 2:45pm
     Cheer Mandatory Parent Meeting, 6:30pm
     Dance Team Mandatory Parent Meeting, 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 11
     International Day (6th Grade)
Wednesday, April 12
     Living Stations of the Cross, 8:00am
Thursday, April 13
     Passover Meal, 1st & 2nd Grades
Friday, April 14
     Good Friday, No School, Begin Easter Holiday
     Living Stations of the Cross, Noon
Monday, April 17 - Friday April 21
     Easter Holiday, No School
Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 26
     Cheer Tryouts
Thursday, April 27
     AR Quarter and Cumulative Deadline, Grades DK/K - 8th
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 
     TUITION AND FEES DUE (see below for details)
Saturday, April 29
     First Eucharist Retreat
     First Eucharist Mass, 4:00pm      
SCHOOL SUPPLY ONLINE ORDERING  

We are happy to announce a new partnership with 1st Day SchoolSupplies! We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to assist our parents and teachers in getting the exact supplies needed for next school year. Ordering your supplies through 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive! You can make your purchase right now by clicking HERE.   

SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDER NOTES:
  • School Supplies are available for 2nd-8th grades (DK, K and 1st grade supplies are ordered by SGS and delivered to school)
  • Order by May 31st
  • Home delivery (new this year)
  • Delivery fee included in price of supply kit
  • Delivery will occur the week of July 17th
CAFETERIA NOTES
April and May Cafeteria Payments are now due.

April Lunch prices:
Full price $40.60, Reduced price - $5.60
April Breakfast prices:
Full price - $25.20, Reduced price - $4.20

May Lunch prices by grade:
K- $31.90
1st-5th - $55.10
6th-7th - $40.60
8th - $23.20

Please Note:
  • Beginning May 1 only students with more than the above amount in their accounts will be able to purchase seconds and extras.
  • All cafeteria charges must be paid before the end of the school year. Unpaid charges will not carry over.
  • Any overpayments will remain in returning students' account for next school year.
  • Refunds will be available for 8th graders and any student who will not return to a Diocese school next school year.
    Cafeteria Refund Request Form
April Lunch Menu
 
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY 
FIRST EUCHARIST RETREAT


A service hours opportunity is available for students wishing to assist with the First Eucharist Retreat! Mrs. Rose needs help on Saturday, April 29 at the First Eucharist Retreat. Students will help minister to the 2nd graders preparing to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Although 6th graders are not required to earn service hours we still welcome them to assist.

Please CLICK HERE to sign up. High school siblings are welcome to sign up as well . Thank you for your consideration.
ST. GEORGE SCHOOL TUITION RAFFLE

For just $20 a ticket, your student could win paid tuition for the 2017-2018 school year (IFS tuition $4,975). The drawing for the lucky winner will be held on Friday, May 5th, at the end of Spirit Day.
Please return sold tickets and money to the school office in the envelope the tickets were sent home in. Thank you!

TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS 
Talent Show Auditions will be held on  Saturday, May 6.  
Please check next week's DagonTales newsletter for details.
S PIRIT 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!

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
  • PRICE $45
  • Price increase on April 17, to $48.00
     
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