Pre-K Office: 225-293-9822    Pre-K Fax: 225-293-7432
Student Absence Reporting - sgsabsent@sgschoolbr.org 
DRAGON TALES 
OCTOBER 25, 2018

Dear St. George Families,

When I was teaching, right around this time of year, I would read my principal's newsletter and could always count on a comment referring to how fast the year is going. Even though I feel the same way this year, it is important for all of us to think about what we left behind in the wake of this speedy journey - to reflect on our accomplishments and failures. I always taught my students and own children to never look back and say, I wish I would have done this, or I shouldn't have done that. No one ever wants to have regrets. With this said, as I think about the last few months, there have been many positive events so far this year. We continue to learn and grow together - even if it is through failing. After all, at the end of the day, it is about taking the experiences we encounter and reflect on whether to use them, fix them, or toss them out. I have no regrets - only visions - visions of making a positive difference in the lives of those who God puts in my life. 

In the words of Ida Scott Taylor:
"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering."
 
God bless,  
Jack Nelson

Mr. Nelson Named
Distinguished Administrator
for the Diocese of Baton Rouge

During a special assembly on Wednesday, it was announced that Mr. Nelson is named the Distinguished Administrator for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

We are very proud of Mr. Nelson who has led St. George School for the past 7 years. 


Under his leadership, St. George has: 
  • become a National Blue Ribbon School 
  • built a new Church and PreK program 
  • increased student academic achievement 
  • supported and encouraged faculty, staff and students to live the Gospel values and always use their gifts to be the best they can be
  • and so much more!
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Nelson on receiving the honor of Distinguished Administrator for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. 
We are Dragon proud of Mr. Nelson!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  Friday, October 26
  No School - Fair Day
  Friday, October 26 - 
    Sunday, October 28 

  St. George Fair (See Schedule Below)
 Tuesday, October 30   Code Blue Drill (Details Below)

 Thursday, November 1   School Liturgy, Feast: All Saints Day, 8:00am
   Follow Friday Schedule
   3rd Grade Breakfast with the Saints & Retreat

 Friday, November 2   Follow Thursday Schedule

 Tuesday, November 6   Staggered Dismissal for No Bus Day (Details Below)

 Thursday, November 8    School Liturgy, 8:00am
   Follow Friday Schedule
   Out-Of-Uniform Good Behavior October

 Friday, November 9   Grandparent's Day

ST. GEORGE FAIR
OCTOBER 26 - OCTOBER 28

  • There is a great need for volunteers! Please visit the Fair website to volunteer. Help us make this year's fair the best ever!  
  • Raffle tickets not yet turned in may be brought to the Fair information booth.
  • Student volunteers may obtain a service hour verification form from the Fair information booth.
Lockout Drill on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 1:35-1:50
  • St. George School will be having a Lockout drill on Tuesday, October 30 at
    1:35pm - 1:50pm. 
  • Students will not be allowed to check out during this time so please plan accordingly.
  • A lockout drill is used to secure the perimeter of school if there is a threat in the immediate surrounding area. As an example, this emergency code would be used if there was a robbery in the area and the criminal has not been located. If the threat increases, the emergency would be upgraded to a Lockdown. At this time, we are only practicing a Lockout. 
  • The procedures are as follows:
    • Students and teachers take shelter within a classroom.
    • All exterior building and classroom doors are locked.
    • Roll is called.
    • Blinds and door shades are closed.
    • Activity continues inside the classroom until further notice.
STAGGERED DISMISSAL FOR NO BUS DAY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
  • All students will arrive in the carpool lines
  • After care and after school activities will occur on this day. These students will remain on campus and in homeroom for the full school day.
  •  Parents will park and pick up children directly from the classroom
  •  Students who carpool will go to the youngest carpooler's classroom at the youngest carpooler's time of dismissal (schedule below)
  •  All students will be signed out from the homeroom they are picked up from according to the schedule below
     
  •  1:10-1:30- PreK, K, 1st and older carpoolers dismissal
  •  1:50-2:10- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and older carpoolers
  •  2:50-3:10- 6th, 7th and 8th graders
     
  • CARPOOL MAP AND INSTRUCTIONS
VIRTUES IN PRACTICE
In the month of October our school is focusing on the virtue of reverence. Families, please consider the below activities 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
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

November cafeteria payments are due now . All school meal payments are due in advance. Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
 
November Lunch prices : Full - $51.00, Reduced - $6.80
November Breakfast prices: Full - $31.45, Reduced - $5.10  
  • 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 
Kindergarten - 8th Grades
  • 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!
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 Offic
November 4th and 18th
                      December 2nd, if needed
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office