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 - sgsabsent@sgschoolbr.org
                             Cafeteria - 225-293-1719   
                                    Find Lunch Menus and Information   HERE (menu subject to change)
DRAGON TALES 
11/7/19

Dear St. George Families,

I was at the SGS football games last Sunday.  Our teams were playing their last home game of the year.  We had many students and parents who joined our cheerleaders to cheer on the players, and they did so with great enthusiasm.  A number of St. George alumni were on hand to support the teams as well. Boosted by their support, our athletes played very competitively.  In victory, our students and parents stayed and continued to cheer. When the games were over, our students and parents clapped and shouted words of encouragement.
 
On my ride home that night, I thought about those students and parents, loyal to the end, who cheered with great gusto for their school's football teams, not because we were winning but because those players were their children, friends and classmates, and that's what we do here at St. George School.  That's the SGS I'm proud of. 

And then I began to think of other things.  I thought of a young man who graduated from last year's class, for whom school was difficult.  He was met with generous, patient teachers who helped him get through middle school. And as he walked toward the altar last May to receive his diploma and pose for a picture with me, I whispered to him "We are SO proud of you," and he whispered back, saying, "Thank you for all that St. George has done for me."  That's the SGS I'm proud of. 

I'm thinking of a family whose children are true scholars, honor students all, but carry themselves with great humility and concern for others.  That's the SGS I am proud of. 

I am thinking of students who are curious, smart, playful, competitive, ambitious, committed to serving others, and committed to their faith.  That's the St. George School I am proud of. 

I hope you're proud, too. 

God bless,
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 Friday, November 8
Follow Thursday Schedule

 Saturday, November 9

 Tuesday, November 12
Progress Reports

Daisy Troop 10589 monthly meeting, 3:00pm,                  Scout House

 Friday, November 15
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church

* 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

Grandparent's Day Updates
Please note a change has been made to the parking location for shuttle service on Grandparent's Day. Instead of parking in the Sam's Club parking lot, grandparents and special friends should park in front of the now-closed El Zappato Mexican Restaurant parking lot. This parking lot is located across the street from the Sam's Club parking lot. Please relay this message to grandparents or special friends planning to attend Grandparent's Day this Friday.
Additionally, we still have a need for volunteers to assist at Grandparent's Day and our Baker's Committee is in need of a few things as well. Please click the signups below if you are able to help. Thank you for your support! It's going to be a wonderful Grandparent's Day!
Volunteer Signup: HERE
Baker's Committee Signup: HERE
GRANDPARENT'S DAY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
We will be offering professional portrait packages on Grandparent's Day by Barberito Photography. 
Please Note:
  • Portrait order envelopes were sent home with youngest/only students
  • Order envelopes can be turned into the office prior to Grandparent's Day or brought directly to the photographer at the time of photo
  • Please fill out the order envelope with the information for your youngest or only child at St. George School
  • Payment should be included if the envelope is turned in ahead of time
  • Order forms will also be available in the gym on the day of the event
  • Pictures will be taken in the gym from 8:45 am -1:00 pm
  • Students and Grandparents will take pictures after the student has been checked out from their homeroom teacher for the day
  • Students with older siblings should not be checked out until the older student session is over
  • Younger students are not permitted into older student classrooms or the reception or the church performance
  • We hope this will be a wonderful memento for your child and their Grandparents
CAFETERIA NEWS

November Lunch Menu (subject to change) 
* 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.

ATHLETIC DRAGON NEWS  

We welcome Mrs. Ashley Bourgeois as our new Athletic Director
Fall Sports uniform return: Wednesday, 11/13/19,  3:15-5:00, gym lobby
If you can't make it during this time please find someone to turn it in for you.  Please do not send the uniform through school, history proves that it will not always make it to the athletic department and a fee will be assessed if your uniform gets lost.

Good luck to all the football teams playing in bowl games this Sunday, 11/10/19:
4th Grade is playing in the Hornet Bowl @ 5:30
6th Grade is playing in the Warrior Bowl @ 2:30
7th/8th Grade is playing in the Bruin Bowl @ 10:00
GEAUX DRAGONS!!
Pack 136 Cub Scout News
Pack Meeting: Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30pm in the school Cafeteria. Please bring a canned food item for the Baton Rouge Food Bank for Scouting for Food.
Baton Rouge Food Bank Visit: Saturday, November 23rd, 9:30am
Parents, please feel free to help volunteer with your Scout. 
Jeremy Cronan -  jjcronan@gmail.com

KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN 
ST. GEORGE CHURCH PARISH?
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, November 17th and December 8th at 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Karen Fawley at (225) 293-2212 or karenf@st-george.org.

Born to Run: Saturday, November 16th Woman's New Life Clinic's
Born to Run event will be a fun morning for the whole family, including a post-event "Birth" Day party featuring food, family activities, and live music!
Register online at www.st-george.org. 
Time: 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 am. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:30 am
Place: North Boulevard Town Square, Baton Rouge Price: $35

St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298