DRAGON TALES 
November 8, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
 
We Honor All Who Served
 
On the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month the guns of World War I were silenced. In 1926 Congress declared November 11 Armistice Day, a day to honor veterans.
 
In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day. The exact date of the observance varied over subsequent years, but in 1978 it was returned to November 11.
 
To help us realize the meaning of the day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) explains the 5 "Ws":
 
Who:  We honor all those who served in the armed forces. Whereas Memorial Day is a time to mourn those who died in conflict, Veterans Day is for remembering the contributions of living veterans.
What:  We remember and honor the individual and collective sacrifices made at the request of our country.
Where:  Though plaques and monuments are spread across the land, paying homage to veterans can take place in every private home.
When:  Many of us remember veterans every day. But, as a nation, we honor the collectively on November 11.
Why:  Millions of Americans' lives were forever altered because they sacrificed to protect the freedoms and rights we take for granted today. We owe them an eternal debt of gratitude.
 
Veterans Day continues a time-honored tradition of remembering those who served.
 
God bless,
Jack Nelson

MOMMY, WHAT IS A VETERAN?
"Mommy, what is a veteran,"
my child asked in an innocent way
"and could you please explain to me
why we have a Veteran's Day?"

My mind searched for the adjectives
that might help me clarify
those people, who for their country
have looked death in the eye.

I quickly grabbed the dictionary
to see what Webster may have used,
but "one who served in the armed forces"
were not the words that I would choose.

But, how do you describe a veteran -
soldiers you have never met,
those you'll never know the names of
and yet never will forget?

How do you describe a veteran?
How do you convey a definition
for those who brought this country's dreams
to their ultimate fruition?

How do you describe a veteran -
strangers who fought for you,
men and women who risked their lives
for people they never knew?

How do you describe a veteran -
and the sacrifices they made
so that you and your children's children
could live free and unafraid?

How do you describe a veteran -
for a child's sake?
You say "a veteran is a person to whom
we owe every breath we take."

┬ęCopyright 1998 by Linda Ellis


GRANDPARENT'S DAY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
  • We will be offering professional portrait packages on Grandparent's Day by Barberito Photography 
  • Portrait order envelopes were sent home with students
  • Extra order envelopes are available at the school front desk  
  • 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
  • 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 10:00 am -1:15 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
The month of November is dedicated to the Virtue of Stewardship.  Stewardship is returning to God the first fruits of your time, talent, and treasure.
We at St. George are dedicated to stewardship. Each month we sponsor a stewardship project as a school.
The following activities are suggested family activities you can do together to practice the virtue of stewardship this month:
  1. Donate a meal to a needy family
  2. Donate your time to help at the Baton Rouge Food Bank
  3. Visit the elderly in a Nursing Home
  4. Help at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall
    https://svdpbr.org/volunteer/
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 Friday, November 9   Grandparent's Day

 Tuesday, November 13
  Progress Reports

 Friday, November 16   School Liturgy, 8:00am
   1st Grade Native American Festival

 Monday, November 19 -
    Friday, November 23

  Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

 Wednesday, November 28

 Science Fair 
  Food Truck Night Out with Science Fair Project 
       Viewing, Kleinpeter Activity Center 

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

REMINDER REGARDING LATEST TIME
TO CHECK OUT STUDENTS
Please remember the  deadline for checking out a student in K-8 is 2:15pm. Latest time to check out PreK students it is 2:00pm.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation in adhering to this policy.
THANKSGIVING STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
Students are asked to bring an assigned food item and $1.00 (suggested amount) to purchase a turkey or chicken to fill a Thanksgiving basket. These food baskets are distributed by the 
St. George Chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to needy families residing in St. George Parish. Each year, we are able to provide a basket for about 35 - 40 families. 
Through this service project we have an excellent opportunity to teach and reinforce the spirit of generosity.  Parents may wish to consider the following:
  • Have your child work at some "little job" around the house to earn the cost of the contribution.
  • Encourage your child to give from his/her savings.
Please return monetary and food donations by Wednesday, November 14th.
Thank you for your generosity and support.

Help Make Our SGS Talent Shine!

Online Pay Link Here:  https://payit.nelnet.net/form/EjlizrNh

*Sweatpants ARE ALLOWED!   

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