DRAGON TALES 
12/6/18

Dear St. George Families,  
    During this second week of Advent I am reminded of our role as parents and teachers in the faith formation of our children, as parents and teachers we play an important role in preparing the path for Christ to enter the hearts of our students and children.  In order to accomplish this, St. La Salle, says we must become like the angels themselves and concern ourselves not with the visible but with the invisible, not with our earthly needs, but with our spiritual needs. 
     As is always his way, he reminds parents/teachers that in order for them to be effective communicators of the message of preparation, they must first prepare themselves by disposing their own hearts to be entirely filled with God's love. 
     As we work each day to fill the hearts of our children with love for Christ, let us remember the all-important role we each play.  Let us remember that it is the greatest of all tasks that God asks us to fulfill-that of preparing hearts for eternal salvation.  As Christian parents and educators, this is not a role we should take lightly, and in fact we are blessed to be given such an important task assigned directly to us by Jesus Christ himself.  As St. La Salle says frequently, let us work together with an earnest zeal to accomplish what God wants of us as we prepare during this Advent season for the gift of Christ. 
God bless, 
Jack Nelson

DECEMBER STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
Thank You!
Many thanks to all SGS families who donated to our December stewardship project. With your generosity, we were able to purchase 12 bikes for those in need, as well as provide a donation 
to the St. George Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.
SGS NIGHT AT RAISING CANE'S
Thursday, December 13
3:30pm - 9:00pm
Join us at Raising Cane's on Siegen Lane for SGS Night (drive-thru or dine in). Mention your homeroom class upon ordering. Raising Cane's will donate a portion of the sales from SGS families to St. George School. The homeroom class with the greatest participation wins a Cane's snack party. 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

   Friday, December 7   School Liturgy, 8:00am
   Box Tops Due 

   Saturday, December 8   Pancake Breakfast with Santa 
Members of the Dragon Hearts Club will be in the lobby of the cafeteria during the Breakfast with Santa to accept new and unwrapped toys to be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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

  Thursday, December 13     Box Tops Out-Of-Uniform
   SGS Night - Raising Cane's Siegen Lane

  Friday, December 14   School Liturgy, 8:00am
DRAGON HEARTS TOY COLLECTION
BENEFITING St.VINCENT DePAUL
Members of the Dragon Hearts Club will be in the lobby of the cafeteria during "Breakfast with Santa" this Saturday to accept  new and unwrapped toys to be donated to St. Vincent dePaul Society.
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

Exam dismissal from homeroom.
Parents must sign out students from their homeroom class.

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. 

The December virtue is generosity. Generosity is giving without counting the cost. When we truly love someone, we want to give them all kinds of good things without worrying about how much time or treasure it will cost. Jesus Christ gave His own life for us without counting the cost - the best example of generosity ever!
Suggested Activities for families to practice our virtue of generosity together this month:
  • Adopt a needy family to help with Christmas. Shop as a family for this family.
  • Bake cookies as a family and bring them to a nursing home as you visit the elderly.
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.
  • 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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