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)
December 12, 2019

Dear St. George families,
  
Advent - We Prepare for Christ's Birth
 
"Lord, you are the Light of all nations.
You are our hope and our peace.
As we wait for the bright promise of Christmas,
may we remember all the great promises,
that you have made to your people.
You have fed us and clothed us in your Light,
and you have taught us to expect the miracle
of your love to fill the universe.
May we never forget your promises
and may we always trust in you.
Amen.
 
What is the promise to which this prayer references?  "As we wait for the bright promise of Christmas, may we remember all the great promises...You have taught us to expect the miracle of your love to fill the universe."  How does this happen?  Jesus surely is the promise, and in the world...today...we are that promise.  We are the ones to fill the universe with love! Jesus fulfills this promise through us.  We pray that we can be our best selves, in order to fulfill this promise!
 
The students will hear the message of this prayer spoken in the classrooms during morning assembly, and in our weekly prayers surrounding the Advent Wreath.  How we prepare for Christmas during Advent will determine how we approach our Christmas morning. Will we be in a dither over the presents?   Or will we pause and be aware of the other "presents" - the presence of Jesus in us and among us.  Jesus' birth calls us to a renewed awareness of how we can offer love to the world!  I pray that these last weeks of Advent call us to slow down, be intentional and loving, and in so doing help discover and further build the Kingdom of God.
 
St. George pray for us!
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 Thursday, December 12
St. George Band Concert, 7:00pm, Church
St. George Night @ Raising Canes (Siegen Lane)
Kendra Gives Back to St. George Church and School (see below)

  Friday, December 13
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church

  Tuesday, December 17 - Thursday, December 19 
Exams (6th - 8th Grade) with early dismissal

  Thursday, December 19
Christmas Pageant, 7:00pm, Church

  Friday, December 20
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church
AR Deadline
Early Dismissal (No Bus Service / No After Care)
End of 2nd Quarter
Mother Son Dance (see below)

* 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

MIDDLE SCHOOL EXAM SCHEDULE

Tuesday, December 17
Wednesday, December 18
Thursday, December 19
English
Social Studies
Math
Religion
Science
Literature
Dismissal for Middle School Students: 10:45 am - 11:00 am 
Parents will sign out and pick up Middle School students from their homeroom
CAFETERIA NEWS

December 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.

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The St. George Catholic School Mother/Son Dance is sure to be a great night for our boys and their mothers/special friends.  The committee is excited about this special night that will be remembered long after it's over.  If you would like to help the committee, there are a few volunteer positions needed below.  Please know that your time, talents, and gifts are much appreciated and will add to the success of this very special night. 
Kindest Regards, SGS Mother/Son Dance Committee     https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a49acaa28a7fb6-stgeorge
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298