DRAGON TALES 
1/17/19

Dear St. George Families,

Even though the Christmas Season has just ended. There is one Christmas decoration that I leave up all year long. It hangs on the living room wall, and even though it is only as big as my hand, it speaks volumes. The tiny words read, "Wise men still seek Him." Every time I read these words, they remind me to continue to look for Jesus every day - in nature, in people, in everything. During Advent, we may find it easier to "see" Jesus as a result of the many Christmas decorations adorning our homes, schools, and communities; from songs being played on the radio; from movies shown on television. However, the challenge is for us to continue to see Christ after Christmas when all the decorations come down and the seasonal songs are no longer playing on the radio. At school we give our students challenges every week, and one of these challenges is to look for Jesus in their classmates. It's not hard to find when you are reminded to look around, and it's even easier when you know what to look for. They recognize Him because they are getting to know Him. They get to know Him not only through Religion classes, but also through observing Christ-like behaviors of staff and their Big Buddies; through participating in service projects like Food Drives; and they get to know and recognize Jesus because they are taught at an early age that He is not a stranger. Our parents and teachers work in unison to help remind our children to seek Him every day, just as the small decoration on my wall reminds me. And when we help others to see Jesus in the world around us, it in turn helps make us more aware of our Savior in our lives. Let's not only keep Christ in Christmas...let's keep Christ in the forefront of our minds all year long.   
 
God bless,
Jack Nelson


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  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
   Re-Enrollment of Current Students Begins
   Pep Rally, 1:30pm 
  • Students WILL NOT be checked out during or after the Pep Rally.  
  • Students needing to go home must be checked out prior to the Pep Rally (between 1:00pm and 1:15pm). 
  • Parents are invited to attend the Pep Rally in the gym. 
 Saturday, January 26   Image Talk - 5th Grade, 9:00am
RE-ENROLLMENT 
CURRENT STUDENTS
  • Re-enrollment of current students will be available online via RenWeb 
  • Friday, January 26 - Friday, February 1
  • Information regarding online re-enrollment will be emailed to all families on Thursday, January 25 
  • For assistance, please do not hesitate to call the school office at 225-293-1298
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Student of the Year
Molly Kate Skupien

Congratulations to Molly Kate Skupien! She has been named Student of the Year for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
We are Dragon Proud of you, Molly Kate!!
WE WILL, WE WILL ROCK YOU!
Come cheer on our boys varsity basketball teams in our "Rockin' to the Championship" tournament here at SGS starting on Thursday, January 17 and finishing on Monday, January 21! Would love to see all of our fans decked out in their killer rockin' outfits. Click below to view the brackets:

 
Track and Field
If your son or daughter in 5th-8th is interested in Track and Field please fill out the google form: HERE  
  • Tentative track meet dates are: 3/17, 3/23 or 3/24, 3/30 or 3/31, 4/6 or 4/7, 4/13 or 4/14 
  • Practices will be held at SGS. Dates and times are still to be determined. Practices will start in early February.
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

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
 
STEWARDSHIP PROJECT

  • Tuesday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 29th
  • St. George School is being asked to donate new kitchen supplies: pots, pans, cooking utensils, kitchen towels, bakeware, plates, cups, saucers, etc. 
  • Monetary donations to be used to purchase kitchen supplies are also welcomed. Our items help Catholic Charities to continue their mission and help each family that is in need of a new start. Thank you for your generosity. 
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.

Girl's Uniform Jumper / Skorts Too Short?
Boy's Uniform Shorts Too Short?
GENTLY USED UNIFORMS FOR SALE
Please contact Julie Walsh at
julieellers@hotmail.com, if you are in need of and interested in 
purchasing gently used uniforms.

Please note there are no navy fleeces nor dry fit boys shirts for sale.

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.                                 
CATHOLICISM
Please come and continue learning about the PIVOTAL PLAYERS of our Church. We will meet on Sunday, January 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.

St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office
(225) 293-4886 Fax
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