Pre-K Office: 225-293-9822    Pre-K Fax: 225-293-7432
Student Absence Reporting - sgsabsent@sgschoolbr.org 
DRAGON TALES 
OCTOBER 18, 2018

Dear St. George Families
 
A parent of one of our students recently made a comment to the effect that when you select a school for your kids, you select a community. They went on to say that at St. George, they have experienced a terrific community.
 
Next Friday marks the beginning of our St. George Fair, we can see once again what a terrific community St. George is. Months of planning and hard work come together for next weekend's Fair. Our Fair raises substantial dollars for our school. It is all for our school and students.
 
As a school community I want to thank Scott Johnson and the Fair Steering Committee. He and his team of dedicated volunteers have worked hard to make this years Parish Fair an event to be remembered.
 
I also want to thank all of you for donating sponsorships, volunteering and of course attending! A successful Fair is not possible without all of you! Thank you.
 
I reminded the students earlier this week that they have so many people behind them, supporting and encouraging them. The Fair is a terrific example of that support.
 
It takes a community to raise a child! What kind of community would you rather be part of than the great community we experience right here?
 
May God bless you and your family.
 
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  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 
  
  Wednesday, October 24
   AR Awards - Superior grades 2 -5
  Thursday, October 25
  Follow Friday schedule
  School Liturgy, 8:00am
  Academic and Behavior Awards following Liturgy
  AR Awards - Superior Grades 6-8
  AR Awards - Honors All Grades
   
  Friday, October 26
  No School - Fair Day
 Friday, October 26 - 
    Sunday, October 28 

   St. George Fair 
OPEN HOUSE THANK YOUs
St. George School's annual Open House was held yesterday and was a huge success.  Contributing to the success of this event are our tour guides: Jen Parfait, DeNea Riche, Amanda Noel, Jenny Vargas, Jenny Allen, Aubrie Jones, Jessica Cuba, Kelly Vaughan, Melissa Grissom, and Dena Balart. We offer a heartfelt thanks to our tour guides, as well as, Mrs. Inka Mims from Inka's Uniforms for showcasing our school uniforms and to all who attended the event. 
New student applications will be available on the school website on November 1, 2018.
Please encourage family and friends interested in St. George School to apply.

In the month of October our school is focusing on the virtue of reverence. We would like to suggest the following activities which can be done as a family to practice the virtue of reverence.

  • Pray a family rosary
  • As a family, participate in our parish Adoration in the Chapel
    (Thursdays from 7am -7pm)
  • Set aside a family prayer time each day to read from the Bible
We explained to our students that reverence means doing something with great respect for God. Last Monday, we practiced the virtue of reverence with our middle school students at a praise and adoration service. On Friday our K-8 graders participated in the Living Rosary which gave our students the opportunity to again practice this virtue.

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. 
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.
  • 3 invites per family will be sent home by Monday, October 22nd
  • Volunteers are needed for Grandparent's Day 
    • Many volunteer opportunities are available
  • Golf carts and golf cart drivers are need for Grandparent's Day
  • 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

Ride Bracelets - 
Order deadline: Friday, October 19th
Distribution is Tuesday, October 23rd

Food & Drink Tickets 
Pre-orders are for Food / Drink 
and Game Booth Tickets ONLY!!    
Order By: October 22nd

 
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.

PreK - It's a Date                   K -   Barbie/Princess/Disney/Lego/Transformer/Hot Wheels 
1A & 1B - Saints                           1C & 1D -  Holidays                  2nd Grade -   Gift Cards  
3rd Grade -  Family Night Entertainment                                    4th Grade -   Louisiana
5th Grade -Sports & Leisure                                                          6th Grade -  LSU       
7th Grade - 
Chocolate Basket                               8th Grade -   Lottery scratch-off tickets   
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.

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 21st 
                 November 4th and 18th
                 December 2nd, if needed
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office