DRAGON TALES 
12/20/18

Dear St. George Families,
     Traditions that we establish in our families shape who we become and form the
foundations of our values and priorities. Our kids need these traditions to help shape
their identity - to identify as a part of the family.
     Christmas can be a great time to establish your family traditions. Advent wreaths, tree
decorating, Advent "pals", and doing special things for others help keep the focus on
Christmas.
     In one classroom, one of the students offered as a part of daily prayer intention the prayer  that everyone would get what they wanted for Christmas. This is what kids will focus on  and it is only natural. However, as we mature, shouldn't that prayer be that we all receive
what we need, not want, for Christmas?
     As a society, we are very materialistic and have much more than we need. We need to
teach our children that focusing on what we want will never be satisfying. It is human
nature to want the newest and best of all things but we all know in our hearts that we can
never be satisfied with these material things.
     This Christmas season give the gift of time. Take time to do family activities, visit
friends or relatives you haven't seen for awhile or visit shut-ins at our local nursing
homes. Take time to talk to your kids about family and what your family values and
priorities are.
     Most importantly, make Christ a major focus and theme of Christmas. Take some quiet
time each day to think about Advent and the blessings of Christmas.
God Bless all of you, merry Christmas!!
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  Thursday, December 20   A Christmas Pageant - Anticipating the Birth of our                Lord, Jesus Christ, 6:30pm, Church 

  Friday, December 21
  No Bus Service 
  Early Dismissal (10:30am) from Homeroom Class
  No After Care Service
  School Liturgy, 8:00am
  AR Deadline
  End of 2nd Quarter

  Monday, December 24 -
         Friday, January 4
 Christmas / New Year Holiday
  Monday, January 7   School Resumes
   School Liturgy, 8:00am (Feast: Ephipany)
   Follow Friday Schedule

  Wednesday, January 9
   AR Superior, grades 2-5 
  AR Honors for all grades
   Thursday, January 10
  Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips, December
  AR Superior, grades 6-8   
  Report Cards (PreK-5) emailed 

  Friday, January 11   Follow Monday Schedule
   Report Cards (6th-8th) emailed

Save the Date!
St. George Follies Auditions
Saturday, January 19
*More Information Available in Dragon Tales After the Christmas Break*
CAFETERIA NOTES
 
All school meal payments are due in advance. Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.

January Lunch prices: Full - $54.00, Reduced - $7.20
January Breakfast prices: Full - $33.30, Reduced - $5.40
  • 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.com. It is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.
       Adult meal price - $5.50 - exact amount or check only
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. 
We will no longer be able to serve donuts from Thee Heavenly Donut. In the past they would supply a label stating that they were nut free. They will no longer be able to do so as they serve tree nuts. It is against our policy to serve any food without a label or items that are made in a facility that contains nuts. If you need suggestions on what to serve, please talk with your teacher or the nurses. Thank you with helping to keep all of our children safe.

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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