Dragon Tales Weekly Newsletter
September 29, 2016


Dear St. George Families,
     Catholic schools hold students to higher standards. Catholic schools challenge students to not only strive for excellence academically, but also to strive for a closer relationship with God.
     St. George School is no different in this regard. We teach the whole child, from their intellectual to their physical and everything in between, with Faith as the firm foundation for all the other learning and growing in their lives. The expectation of growing with God permeates throughout all subjects and all classes at St. George. Without that strong foundation, individuals may lose hope, make bad choices, fold under pressure, or completely crumble under the weight of their trials and hardships in their journey through life. Without a healthy relationship with God, one may doubt His endless love, and the plan He has for each of us - especially when we are faced with questions like: Why me?, Who could do such a thing?, and What should I do next? Perhaps you have heard statements, "God doesn't give us any more than we can handle" or "It could always be worse." The fact is, there are times in our lives, as you may know, when all seems lost and unbearable. The phrase, "It could always be worse," just doesn't cut through the hardship sometimes. Healing from the heart to the soul can take years. In addition to this reality, one of the most difficult lessons to teach children is to trust in something you cannot see, and believe in what someone tells you even though you may not know that person. Over the years I have found that when we experience something first hand, the learning becomes real and we suddenly "get it." Faith in God needs to be a real experience for everyone - not an easy task, but a necessary task nonetheless. I guess the first - and maybe the best piece of advice - is to have those who have had those real experiences help reassure those who did not; that "time will heal," and "there is a reason for everything." I think this plays a huge part in teaching about faith - after all, with faith comes hope.
God bless,
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER  

Friday, September 30
Final day to:
* Order Fair Ride Bracelets ( here)
* Complete volunteer requirements to be assigned a field trip or class activity 
  Find requirements (here). 
* Submit Intramural Football registration form (here). 
 School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church  
 Student Council Induction
 Cheer, Cross Country and Swim Team Pictures

Tuesday, October 4
Picture Re-takes (see details below)

Thursday, October 6 
Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips October  

Friday, October 7 
BUSES WILL PROVIDE SERVICE
NO AFTER CARE SERVICE due to fair set-up
Living Rosary, 8:00am, Church
End of First Quarter
AR Deadline

Saturday, October 8
St. George Fair

Sunday, October 9
St. George Fair


Monday, October 10 
Fair Day Cancelled - Flood Make-up Day

Thursday, October 13 
Report Cards, Gr. DK - 5

Friday, October 14 
Parent Conferences - Gr. DK - 5 /  No School Gr. DK - 5
Report Cards Gr. 6-8

Monday, October 17 
Parent Conferences - Gr. 6 - 8 /  No School Gr. 6 - 8 

NO AFTER CARE SERVICE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
DUE TO FAIR SET UP!!
EBR Buses will provide service. 
PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY! 

ST. GEORGE FAIR 2016 NEWS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
  
Get Your Ride Bracelets! Deadline Tomorrow, September 30th 
  • Ride bracelets allow the bracelet wearer to ride all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • (Hungry Hippo, Jacob's Ladder and Animal rides are excluded).
  • Deadline to order is Friday, September 30th.
  • Bracelets will be distributed on Wednesday, October 5th.
  • Visit the Fair website to order: www.stgeorgefair.com.
     
Annual $1 Raffle
  • Drawing will be held on stage at the fair on October 9th at 6:00pm. 
  • Winner need not be present to win. 
  • Please return sold tickets to the school office by Thursday, October 6th.
  • Please tear stubs from ticket and turn in envelope with money or check.
  • Additional tickets may be picked up in the school office or by contacting Jen Parfait at 225.328.0535.
  • Return unsold tickets to the school office. Thank you for participating in the SGS Fair Annual $1 Raffle!

Shuttle Service available
Don't forget that Shuttle Service will be available to the fair from the Sam's parking lot. Forget the headache of parking and leave the driving to us!
 
Sponsorships are available for the St. George Fair !   
  • See the sponsorship form HERE
  • Deadline extended to tomorrow, September 30th.  
  • If you have questions or would like to sponsor, please contact the St. George Sponsorship team at SGFairSponsorships@gmail.com or Jen Parfait (225.328.0535) and Sharon Vennen (225.202.0084). 
  • You can also purchase sponsorships online at the St. George Fair website.
  • JUST CLICK HERE! We can't thank you enough for your support! 
 
SGS Fair Entertainment Highlights!
Come enjoy the Fair and amazing music artists David St. Romain and Chris Leblanc!!
David St. Romain will perform Saturday, October 8th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Chris LeBlanc will perform Sunday, October 9th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.
 
Sign up to Volunteer in a Class Booth
Now is the time to signup for a shift (or two) in your child's class booth. Sign up early to get your preferred time! Go to www.stgeorgefair.com or CLICK HERE. Thank you for volunteering!  
 
Food Booth Co-Chairs Needed
The Hamburger & Fries booth is in search of 2 co-chairs. If you'd like to join in the fun, contact Kyle Busekist at 985-969-6485 or kylebusekist@gmail.com
 
Fuzzy Friends
The Fuzzy Friends booth is in search of new or gently used stuffed animals. Now is a great time to thin out your child's stuffed animals. Please bring your donations in a bag to the school office. 
 
Urgent Need for Booth Chairs
A number of game booths are still in need of chairs. If you'd like to help out, contact Teri Barksdale at bigwt@eatel.net or 225-937-2944.  
* Arts & Crafts   * Operation Louisiana   * Football Throw   * Leap Frog  * Plinko  * Spin Art
*
St. George Downs   * Tic Tac Toe   * Wheel of Fortune   * Roller Bowler  * Jacob's Ladder
*
Hungry Hippo   * Dippin' Dots   *
Virtual Dodgeball   * Muffin Toss   *Mini Bingo (gym) 
 
     
Fair Events Here - Updated 9/29/16
FAIR THEME BASKET BOOTH SPONSORED BY ST. GEORGE SCHOOL
The St. George Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9. St. George School is responsible for the "ST. GEORGE FAIR THEME BASKET RAFFLE" booth, which raffles off assorted themed baskets.
Classes or a grade level sponsor each basket. Families may contribute items of all types, sizes, color, or value relating to your basket's theme. Gift certificates are also welcome.   
Donating is easy! Simply purchase an item of your choice relating to the theme and send it to school with your child to give to the teacher.  

DEADLINE FOR RETURNING ITEMS EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH. 
**Students who donate a fair theme basket item by Wednesday, October 5th may wear their favorite team jersey/shirt over their uniform on Wednesday, October 5th.**
Thank you for helping to make this year's Fair Theme Baskets the best ever! 
Calling All SGS Band Alumni:   The St. George Instrumental Music Department is excited to invite former Advanced Band II members to play with the St. George Advanced Band II at the St. George Fair.  Plan to bring your instrument and "sit-in" with the Band - have fun and bring back those great memories of your band days!  The SGS Advanced Band will perform on Sunday, October 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the main stage. If you would like to participate, please contact Mrs. Jan Dupre, Band Director at the school, (225) 293-1298 or by email jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org. Hope To See You All At The Fair!


CAFETERIA NOTES

  • This is just a reminder that the Disaster Free Meals will expire on Friday, September 30, 2016
  • October cafeteria payments are due now.
  • All school meal payments are due in advance.
  • Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
  • October Lunch prices are: Full price $60.90, Reduced price - $8.40
  • October Breakfast prices are: Full price - $37.80, Reduced price - $6.30
  • All families are encouraged to monitor their students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at www.myschoolbucks.com 
  • Alerts may be set and payments may be made by credit card or bank draft.
  • It is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.
  • The cafeteria always accepts check or cash payments at school.  
     
  •  OCTOBER LUNCH MENU
     
 
St. George Catholic Church Bulletin

SGS families not on the email list to receive the St. George Church bulletin may access the bulletin HERE
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Mr. Nelson announces the wonderful surprise at a special assembly!
A sea of blue at Assembly this morning
5th graders watching SGS on the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence presentation video
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298