St. George Catholic School.  7880 St. George Drive.  Baton Rouge, LA 70809 
School Office: 225-293-1298   School Fax: 225-293-4886 
Pre-K Office: 225-293-9822    Pre-K Fax: 225-293-7432 
                            Student Absence Reporting - sgsabsent@sgschoolbr.org
                  Cafeteria - 225-293-1719 
                                    Find Lunch Menus and Information   HERE (menu subject to change)
January 16, 2020

Dear St. George Families,

A few years ago at our all school Mass, Fr. Mike asked us all, "How can we be a
blessing to one another this new year?" It got me thinking...what about the blessing
that we give at Mass for newly baptized children, or the blessing offered at the deathbed
of a loved one is an offering of energy and love as each takes next steps in life. 
Baptism and death are special sacramental moments...how can we move to consider
our lives immersed in those moments of blessing?
As parents, so much of what we do is routine, but perhaps it is the very routine that
begs us to consider each holy moment. What if we blessed our children and our lives in
these mundane moments?
  • When our children wake up?
  • As we struggle to find clean uniforms, socks and shoes?
  • As our children exit the car in the morning?
  • When we prepare their lunches or dinners?
  • In the check-out line?
  • As we drive to work?
  • Is there a time for blessing at our children's bedsides at night?
  • Truly, any joyful or onerous task?
As we begin this new year, consider the many ways we can both be a blessing and offer 
a blessing to others. Have a great week!

St. George, pray for us!
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 Friday, January 17
School Liturgy, 8:00 am, Church
Academic & Behavior Awards following Liturgy

  Saturday, January 18
SGS Winter Follies "Lights, Camera, Action! From Stage to Screen", 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

  Sunday, January 19
SGS Winter Follies "Lights, Camera, Action! From Stage to Screen", 2:00 pm

 Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, No School

  Friday, January 24
School Liturgy, 8:00 am, Church - Bring your bible!
Pep Rally, 1:30 pm, Gym
Re-enrollment for current students begins

  Monday, January 27 - Friday, January 31
Catholic Schools Week
  
* Morning carpool begins at 7:20 am and ends at 7:43 am
* School day: 7:45 am - 2:45 pm
* Before Care drop-off begins at 6:45 am and ends at 7:15 am
* After Care pick-up begins at 3:20 pm


The Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection works with families to teach virtues to our children. In conjunction with the Circles of Grace curriculum that was taught to Kindergarten-8th grade, families are receiving a flyer this week about the virtue of  FORTITUDE . Please take some time to discuss this virtue as a family, as we work together to raise our children to be strong, faith-filled young people. 
HERE  is a link to the flyer as well.
  
ATHLETIC DRAGON NEWS

The Spring Sports Meeting has been postponed. Once a new date has been confirmed all parents will receive an email.

Track and Field:
If your student athlete in 5th-8th grade is interested in participating in track and field please fill out the following form HERE

Boys Baseball:
We will have 1 combined boys baseball team this year to play in the Westside League. Games will be played from Feb. 7th- March 29th.  The below link is still open, if you would like for your son to play, please register him as soon as possible.  If you are interested in coaching please contact Ashley Bourgeois as soon as possible -  ashley.bourgeois@sgschoolbr.org

Girls Volleyball :
Open to all 5th-8th grade girls. Please make sure you register your daughter if she is interested in playing. You will receive an email this weekend for specific tryout days and times.

Our 2020 St. George Boys Basketball Varsity Tournament starts tonight and runs through Monday! Make plans to come out and support your Dragons as they compete for the tournament championship!
CONTACT: kelly.abadie@sgschoolbr.org
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298