• All are invited to our Open House with Guided Tours
  • Begin in the school gym at 8:30am, guided tours until 12:30pm
  • Please allow at least one hour to complete the tour
  • Online applications will be accepted beginning November 1st until November 30th for the first round of application processing
  • Please visit the admissions section of our school website here for details regarding online applications and requirements
** TOUR OF PreK PROGRAM ONLY - 11:00am - PreK Building **

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 
DRAGON TALES 
OCTOBER 11, 2018

Dear St. George Families,

Bishop Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento gave a keynote address to religion teachers within his diocese in which he outlined what we all must do if we are to grow in the customs, wisdom and ways of Jesus. If we wish to become Christ-like, Christ must become part of us; this means putting faith into practice.   His speech was addressed to teachers of religion but they are applicable to every parent raising children; parents who want their children to grow in spirituality. What are those habits we should teach?

     *The habit of prayer: Children should know the prayers of the faith; prayer should be part of every family meal. Prayer is particularly good at bedtime including an examination of conscience asking for forgiveness for any wrongs of the day. It's a great bonding time for parents and children.
     *The habit of the Commandments: Along with knowing the Commandments, children should know the positive reasons for the Commandments and avoid sinning against them.
     *The practice of charity: Use any opportunity to encourage works of charity and justice with your children; with young children, just the importance of sharing.
     *The habit of sacrifice: It's good to focus on needs, not only wants. It's important to teach children the difference.
     *The common meal: A minimum of three family meals together a week has a huge impact on children. Ordinary moments of family life can be the saving grace of the family. Don't overlook them.
     *Keeping the Lord's Day holy, especially by attending Church Services: Every family's top priority on Sunday should be to attend Church, and then to keep the rest of the day holy as well. Sunday used to be family day. Families would gather for dinner and to spend time together.  
     *The practice of meditation, especially through the recitation of the rosary. Be sure to set aside some time each day for your own prayer time. Offering a prayer on the way to work or in the evening at bedtime is an excellent way to ask God's blessing on your family. Meditation is also an excellent way to let God speak to us; take some quiet time and listen! God is speaking to you.
     *The rituals of reverence: Children and young people need to be taught the rituals of reverence in a Church or any other sacred space: kneeling, genuflecting, the reverent bow, and maintaining a reverential silence during Church services are all important rituals to teach children - and need to be modeled and taught by parents.

You are your child's first and primary teacher - especially in matters relating to faith and spirituality. Spirituality begins in the home; it is supported here at school. God bless you in your most important job - that of being a Christian/Catholic parent. We can't just talk about it; we must do it. It must be part of our life! My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it.
God bless,
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 Friday, October 12   Living Rosary, 8:00am, Church
   AR Deadline
   End of 1st Quarter

 Wednesday, October 17   Open House with Guided Tours, details above

 Thursday, October 18    Report Cards K - 5  Emailed to Parents 

  F riday, October 19

  PreK - 5th Parent Conferences
   Report Cards 6 - 8  Emailed to Parents 
   No School for PreK - 5th grades 

 Monday, October 22   6th - 8th Parent Conferences
   No School for 6th - 8th grades 

 Friday, October 26 - 
    Sunday, October 28 

   St. George Fair 
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. 

PARENT CONFERENCE SIGN-UP

  • Parent Conferences for PreK - 5th grade students will be held on Friday, October 19th.  PreK - 5th graders will not attend school this day.
  • Parent Conferences for 6th - 8th grade students will be held on Monday, October 22nd. 
    Sixth - eighth grade students will not attend school this day.
     
  • Please use this LINK to sign up for a conference (see tabs across the top of sign-up to access specific grades). 
  • Sign-up must be completed prior to Tuesday, October 16th at 3:00pm.
CAFETERIA NOTES

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 :
Full price - $66.00, Reduced price - $8.80
October Breakfast prices:
Full price - $40.70, Reduced price - $6.60
  • 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.comIt is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.
       Adult meal price - $5.50 - exact amount or check only.
Grandparent's Day
Friday, November 9th 

* St. George will host Grandparent's Day on November 9th for Kindergarten - 8th grade.
 
* Pre-K will host their own Grandparent's Day and will not participate on November 9th.

  • Invites are forthcoming and each family will receive 3 invites
  • Volunteers are needed for Grandparent's Day
  • Golf carts and golf cart drivers are need for Grandparent's Day
  • Many volunteer opportunities are available
  • If you would like to help on this special day, email Melissa Terrell (melissaruizterrell@gmail.com), Home and School Association Special Events Coordinator.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to hosting our grandparents and special friends on November 9th!
ST. GEORGE FAIR
OCTOBER 26 - OCTOBER 28

Pre-orders are for Food / Drink 
and Game Booth Tickets ONLY!!

Order Deadline: October 22nd

Order deadline is Friday, October 19th
Distribution is Tuesday, October 23rd
There is still a need for several booth chairs to help run the fair. If you are interested in chairing one of these booths, please contact Terri Barksdale at tgbarksdale@gmail.com.
                Football Throw                       Human Velcro Wall           Tic Tac Toe
                Tin Can Toss                           Wheel of Fortune               Muffin Toss  
                High Low Card Game            Leap Frog                          Kiddieland 

If you have any "gently used" stuffed animals that you would like to get off your hands, please donate them to the fair for the Fuzzy Friends Booth. Donations may be dropped off at the school or parish office.

ARTS & CRAFTs BOOTH: The Arts and Craft Booth is in need of donations of craft items to be sold in the booth at the Fair. Bring donations to the Church office.

BOOK BOOTH: Books are needed to sell. Please bring book donations to the Church office.
ST. GEORGE 2018 PARISH FAIR
OCTOBER 26, 27 & 28
St. George School is responsible for the 
ST. GEORGE THEME BASKET RAFFLE booth, 
which raffles off assorted 
themed baskets.

Theme Basket Sponsors:
It's a Date ~ PRE -K
Barbie/Princess/Disney/Lego/Transformer/Hot Wheels ~ K
Saints ~ 1A & 1B
Holidays ~ 1C & 1D
Gift Cards ~ Second Grade
Family Night Entertainment ~ Third Grade
Louisiana ~ Fourth Grade
Sports and Leisure ~ Fifth Grade
LSU ~ Sixth Grade
Chocolate Basket ~ Seventh Grade
Lottery scratch-off tickets ~ Eighth Grade
* Please send items for fair baskets to your child's homeroom.
Morning Receptionist Needed - St. George Church Office
St. George Church has an immediate opening for an experienced receptionist. This is a 
23 hour/week position, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The receptionist serves as the church's first point of contact with church members and the general public. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a kind and professional demeanor, and will possess a positive attitude and excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. He or she must be able to remain productive with minimal supervision, and able to work as part of the church ministerial team. He or she must have strong computer skills, familiar with the Windows operating system and be proficient with Microsoft Office. Interested applicants should send resume to: Martin Hernandez, Director of Administration at martinh@st-george.org or fill out an application at the Church Office.

ST. GEORGE BOY SCOUT TROOP
BSA Scout Troop 136 at St. George is open to youth ages 11-18, no prior scouting experience is required. Join a large, active troop with over 30 Scouts and go on monthly outings. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00 pm at St. George. Troop 136 would also like to begin training adults interested in leading the girl's troop which will be formed in February. Leaders must be an individual of good character.
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.
                                         Bishop Robert Barron's
THE MASS
Walk through the Liturgy and be transformed through insights on this privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. 
The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Office
October 14th and 21st 
                 November 4th and 18th
                 December 2nd, if needed
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office