DRAGON TALES 
11/29/18

Dear St. George Families,
     This coming Sunday marks the beginning of Advent. The day we can finally begin our countdown to Christmas! When I was a child, we had an Advent calendar that began as an empty stable with 24 tiny hooks attached. Each day, we added a person to the nativity scene.
     One day we added a boy playing a trumpet. The next we added a little girl holding a goat. Soon there would be shepherds, animals, wise men, and angels. And on Christmas Eve, baby Jesus would be there in the manger, resting in the gaze of Mary and Joseph.
     Christmas is such a beautiful day, but I have to admit, my favorite time of the year is the whole Christmas season including Advent. Advent is the beginning of a new church year. It's a perfect opportunity to reflect on how we're doing at living a life of love, joy, and purpose and to "begin again."
     The joy of Advent is all around us these days, in the cheery music, in the warmth of a cup of hot chocolate, in the laughter that each family gathering naturally brings, in the Christmas movies that bring back so many memories, Advent truly is a time to be joyful, and to thank God for all of the joy in the world.
     When one of my siblings placed the baby Jesus on our Nativity scene, I was able to say that I embraced the Advent season. I took a break from worrying about things that aren't as important, and that I decided to live a life of joy and love.
     The Advent Wreath on my kitchen table reminds me each day to reflect on my answers to these questions. How will I prepare for Christmas during this Advent season? How will I show God's love and joy to the world?

God bless,
Jack Nelson

Farewell
It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Mrs. Linda Dutriex will be leaving St. George School effective November 30th. Mrs. Dutriex has been a valuable member of the St. George Staff for the past 12 years. Mrs. Dutriex has always been willing to jump in where needed and support our students, families and parish. While I am sad to see her leave, I am happy to wish her well in her new position. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she transitions to her new position.

DECEMBER STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
BUCKS FOR BIKES
(ST. GEORGE ADVENT GIVING TREE)
Ends Wednesday, December 5th
Each class is trying to earn enough "bucks" to buy a bike for a child or adult in need. Students are asked to perform an act of kindness at home to earn $3.00 to donate to this project. This stewardship project helps us to understand the needs of those less fortunate.
         

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  Friday, November 30
  School Liturgy, 8:00am
   Beta Club Induction Following School Liturgy

  Saturday, December 1   First Reconciliation Service, 9:00am, Church

  Monday, December 3 -
            Friday, December 7

  Star Testing
   Wednesday, December 5

  Final day to submit Bucks for Bikes
   Thursday, December 6

  Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips November
   Friday, December 7   School Liturgy, 8:00am
   Box Tops Due 

   Saturday, December 8   Pancake Breakfast with Santa (details below)

   Tuesday, December 11    Band Concert, 7:00pm, Church

   Thursday, December 13     Box Tops Out-Of-Uniform

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE WEEK BEFORE 
CHRISTMAS BREAK

EXAM SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 18: English and Social Studies
Wednesday, December 19: Science and Religion
Thursday, December 20: Math and Literature


2018 Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the below listed winners of our 8th grade Science Fair.

1st Overall - Nicole Benigno
2nd Overall - Camille Kleinpeter
3rd Overall - Ryan Cedel
Chemistry
1st - Rachel Kerr
2nd - Nathan Gibson
3rd - Eliska McMillen
 
Physical Science
1st - Andrew Castel
2nd - Andrew Heltz
3rd - Cole Hidalgo
 
Life Science
1st - Corinne Blanchard
2nd - Emma Alexander
3rd - Grant Fisher
 
Lagniappe
(all top finishers were in the computer science subdivision)
1st - Claire Waggenspack
2nd - Andrew Messina
3rd - Cameron Canafax
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
GENTLY USED UNIFORM SWEATSHIRTS AND
NAVY JACKETS FOR SALE
Our Home and School Association has an abundance of uniform sweatshirts
and navy jackets for sale. These sweatshirts and navy jackets are in great condition
and will be perfect for the upcoming colder days.
Please contact Julie Walsh at julieellers@hotmail.com, if you are interested in
purchasing a sweatshirt or navy jacket.
(child sizes)                                    (adult sizes)
  Sweatshirt                                 $5                                                   $5 
  Navy Jacket                            $12                                                  $14


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