DRAGON TALES 
1/10/19

Dear St. George Families,

Thank you for your continued support of St. George Catholic School, which has served the community for over 60 years.

In light of the rapid changes occurring in the world and in education, now is the ideal time for us to craft a renewed vision for our school's future that identifies new ways to grow and advance as a learning organization focused on offering an unparalleled educational experience.

We're pleased to announce that the we are launching a strategic planning process in conjunction with the diocesan initiative, with the expectation that the final plan will be shared later in the spring of 2019. This will become the blueprint to communicate our story and guide leadership decisions for the next three years.

St. George is planning for a bright future by creating our strategic plan. While not a crystal ball, our strategic plan will be based on who we are: uniquely Catholic and spiritually strong - and who we are becoming - an educational institution that educates the whole child recognizing each students unique gifts, needs and challenges.

To guide us on this journey, the diocese contracted with the experts from School Growth, LLC because of their extensive experience and data-driven methodology. They have a successful track record and a wealth of wisdom from leading schools through this critical process, and we look forward to walking this path with their guidance.

Over the next few months we'll share more details about the schedule and opportunities (i.e., surveys, focus groups, etc.) to connect with this planning effort. We not only welcome your input, we're counting on it.

Your commitment to Catholic education is truly appreciated. Thank you, in advance, for your enthusiastic and thoughtful participation in helping shape the future for St. George Catholic School.

Blessings,

Fr. Mike Schatzle              Mr. Jack Nelson              Mr. Paul Wiggins
Pastor                                 Principal                          Advisory Board Chair


Congratulations to Mr. Nelson!

Mr. Nelson has been chosen to receive the  
NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award.

This award recognizes outstanding efforts, contributions,
and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.

Mr. Nelson will be presented his award at the
NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago, Illinois
at a special awards event.
We are Dragon Proud of you, Mr. Nelson!


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  Friday, January 11   Follow Monday Schedule
   Report Cards (6th-8th) emailed

  Friday, January 18    School Liturgy, 8:00am
    Academic and Behavior Awards Following Liturgy
  Saturday, January 19    SGS Follies Auditions
  Monday, January 21   Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School
   St. George Parish Mission - 7:00pm, Church
 Tuesday, January 22   St. George Parish Mission, 7:00pm, Church
 Wednesday, January 23   St. George Parish Mission, 7:00pm, Church
 Thursday, January 24
  Family Night - No Homework / No Activities
 Friday, January 25   School Liturgy, 8:00am
   Pep Rally, 1:30pm
 Saturday, January 26   Image Talk - 5th Grade, 9:00am
REPORT CARDS - 2ND QUARTER
Report cards for students in grades PreK - 5th were emailed to parents today. Report cards for students in  grades 6-8 will be emailed to parents tomorrow, Friday, January 11th.
Please print a copy or save a screenshot of your child's report card for your records as the link expires 14 days from the email date. 
SGS Spring Follies Auditions
Saturday, January 19
Audition Sign Up HERE:  
Audition Guidelines and Material HERE 
Performance Dates and Additional Information HERE

Questions may be directed to: Mrs. Jan Dupre
jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org

Girls on the Run

We will be hosting Girls on the Run (GOTR) teams this spring. GOTR is a wonderful program that empowers girls in 3rd through 5th grades while preparing them for a 5K run.
This is a 10 week program and will practice from 3-4 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Lottery - January 22
Season begins the week of January 28
5k - mid-April
Please see the flyer for more details. If you have questions, contact Cherami Bass cherami.bass@sgschoolbr.org
CAFETERIA NOTES
 
All school meal payments are due in advance. Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.

January Lunch prices: Full - $54.00, Reduced - $7.20
January Breakfast prices: Full - $33.30, Reduced - $5.40
  • Cash and Check payments are accepted at school.
  • Online credit card and bank draft payments are available at www.myschoolbucks.com.
  • All families are encouraged to set up alerts and monitor your students' cafeteria purchases at  www.myschoolbucks.com. It is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.
       Adult meal price - $5.50 - exact amount or check only
NUT ALLERGY STATEMENT 
REGARDING SNACKS BROUGHT TO SCHOOL
VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!
  • All food items brought to school for birthdays (PreK and K only), gold slip parties, holiday parties, retreats, etc. must be store bought and must contain a label. The items must be nut free, including but not limited to peanuts and tree nuts (almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, pinenuts and walnuts). 
  • If a product label says the food item contains, may contain, is produced in a facility that contains or is manufactured on equipment that processes peanuts and or tree nuts, this item is unacceptable.  
  • Home prepared food items are not allowed.
  • Please read labels and plan accordingly when choosing snacks to bring to school. 
We will no longer be able to serve donuts from Thee Heavenly Donut. In the past they would supply a label stating that they were nut free. They will no longer be able to do so as they serve tree nuts. It is against our policy to serve any food without a label or items that are made in a facility that contains nuts. If you need suggestions on what to serve, please talk with your teacher or the nurses. Thank you with helping to keep all of our children safe.

GENTLY USED UNIFORM SWEATSHIRTS AND
NAVY JACKETS FOR SALE
Our Home and School Association has an abundance of uniform sweatshirts
and navy jackets for sale. These sweatshirts and navy jackets are in great condition
and will be perfect for the upcoming colder days.
Please contact Julie Walsh at julieellers@hotmail.com, if you are interested in
purchasing a sweatshirt or navy jacket.
(child sizes)                                    (adult sizes)
  Sweatshirt                                 $5                                                   $5 
  Navy Jacket                            $12                                                  $14

CATHOLICISM
Please come and continue learning about the PIVOTAL PLAYERS of our Church. We will meet on Sunday, January 13th and 27th in the Parish office to learn about St. Augustine.
ST. AUGUSTINE : The Teacher
Perhaps the premier example of how faith in Christ changed a person is the fourth century bishop, Saint Augustine. Augustine's narrative of personal transformation provides a template for life in Christ that still captivates today. In an age when people insist upon sharp demarcations between spirituality and religion, or between Christ and the Church, St. Augustine provides a unifying way forward. We do not have to choose one or the other, but are chosen by Christ for his Church.

KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON 
IN ST. GEORGE PARISH?
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE.                                 
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office
(225) 293-4886 Fax
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