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 -
                             Cafeteria - 225-293-1719   
                                    Find Lunch Menus and Information   HERE (menu subject to change)

Dear St. George Families,

I write this to all of you on a sunny but chilly Monday morning. I am thinking ahead to
the next several weeks of school. Students and staff alike are anxiously anticipating time
away from school for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of
year, a time to truly share our blessings with family and friends. It is much more than
Black Friday or Cyber Monday! Believe it or not, Sunday December 1st is the first
Sunday of Advent.

Advent is that period of four weeks when the Church asks us to prepare for the birth of
Jesus at Christmas. St. Paul writes in his letter to the Romans:

Brothers and sisters:
You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.
For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed;
the night is advanced, the day is at hand.
Let us then throw off the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light. (Romans 13:11-13)

As we go about our lives during Advent - four very busy weeks of tests, papers, studying,
exams, buying presents, playing sports, preparing for concerts, practicing - let us take
St. Paul's message seriously, to wake up from our spiritual slumber, to throw off the
works of darkness and to put on the armor of light.

How do we do that this Advent? We look to serve each other, to place others' needs
before ourselves. We go out of our way to build other people up, rather than tear them
down, by finding ways to genuinely compliment them. We carve out of our day some
time for prayer. We find ways to appreciate the people who are our friends and family,
and forgive those who have hurt us. We ask God to help us. 

If we do these things, then Christmas for us will become something far more meaningful
than the accumulation of presents. It will become an opportunity for us to draw closer to
our families, closer to our friends, and closer to God.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel! 

God bless
Jack Nelson

 Friday, November 22
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church

  Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29
Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

 Wednesday, December 4
8th Grade Science Fair

 Thursday, December 5 Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips November

  Friday, December 6
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church
Beta Induction following Liturgy
Box Tops Due

* 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


Tuesday, December 17
Wednesday, December 18
Thursday, December 19
Social Studies
Dismissal for Middle School Students: 10:45 am - 11:00 am 
Parents will sign out and pick up Middle School students from their homeroom
St. George announces Ashley Fabre
as Director of Communications and Development
  "As a parishioner, volunteer, and parent I am thrilled to join the St. George Catholic Church and School staff as Director of Communications and Development. St. George is my heart. My faith and family are everything to me and to bring my talent and experience to our church and school is a blessing from God. I look forward to meeting each and every parent and thanking them for sending their children to this amazing school centered around our Catholic faith."  
To contact Ashley Fabre, e-mail or call (225) 293-2212
St. George is excited to announce that an Instagram account will be launched
Monday, December 2nd!
Follow @stgeorgecatholicschool and don't miss the exciting events and posts throughout the school year.
Congratulations to the below listed candidates for
St. George Catholic School's 
Student of the Year. 
Each student participated in an interview conducted by our Administrators.
5th grade 
Katie Dinh, Talyn Horzelski, Alex Mayeaux, Kate Saunders, Stephen Ventola
8th grade
Noora Alhorr, Lee Balart, Anna Guidroz, Ashlyn LeBas, William Stafford, Maddie Wilson

Many thanks to all St. George School families for a very successful Thanksgiving Stewardship Project.  We met our goal to donate a $20 gift card and a complete box of food items to 38 families to help them have a happier Thanksgiving! Our collaborative effort allowed us to restock the  St. Vincent de Paul food pantry which will help families in need throughout the coming months.
Our Virtue of the month for November is humility.  We practice humility when we accept our limitations and God given talents. 
Some suggested ways your family can practice this virtue are the following:
As a family, serve at homeless shelter/ dining hall.
Kneel for family prayer time.
Go to Thanksgiving mass as a family, and give thanks for all God has given your family
On very cold days students will be allowed to wear a full zip or full button jacket over their school sweatshirt, fleece or jacket as their outerwear jacket. This outerwear can be a coat, jacket, fleece, or windbreaker. No outerwear coat, jacket, fleece, or windbreaker made of sweatshirt material is permitted. Outerwear jackets may not be worn in the classroom.  
Please note: As of now, there is no long sleeve Dri-Fit uniform shirt. On very cold weather days, boys may wear the long sleeve uniform shirt worn in previous years. We are working with the uniform shops for a long sleeve Dri-Fit option.
Parents will be notified of details once an option is available.

November Lunch Menu (subject to change) 
The December lunch menu will be emailed to parents once it is posted.
* Federal and State regulations prohibit our cafeteria employees from charging the child's account for a parent meal. 
* The cafeteria does not accept credit cards nor do they keep cash on hand, therefore, parents must pay the exact amount or write a check for a lunch. Adult meal price is $5.50.
* Please note that according to the LA. School Food Service Policy Guidance Manual, outside restaurant food, soft drinks, and candy are not allowed in the school cafeteria. Your compliance is appreciated and necessary.

Online registration is now open and will close Friday, November 22, please make sure to register by this deadline or a late fee will be added to your registration .You should have received an email with this link to register:
Spirit Shop Now Open!
ST. GEORGE BASKETBALL Spirit Shop is now open!  There is spiritwear available for your family and friends.  Check out the shop details below.
    - Store closes tomorrow, November 22, 2019
Password: Dragons

Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE.
CATHOLICISM: THE PIVOTAL PLAYERS : The Adult Faith Formation ministry will offer Bishop Robert Barron's last two Pivotal Players: Flannery O'Connor and Bishop Fulton Sheen. We will begin learning about Flannery O'Connor, whose influence on contemporary culture, particularly literature and film is profound. Her startling prose awakens us to sin and, consequently, to the need for salvation. Please come and join us as we delve deeper into O'Connor and how she radically changes our idea of what religious fiction can be. We meet in the Parish Office on Sunday, December 8th at 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Karen Fawley at (225) 293-2212 or
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298