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 
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                  Cafeteria - 225-293-1719 
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February 20, 2020
Dear St. George Families,
There are moments in the life of St. George that are extraordinary. They often come suddenly, unexpectedly, in the middle of our regular routines.  Students kneeling before the altar, singing, asking God to "set a fire in their soul" was so powerful.
But the real blessing of St. George, and of Catholic schools nation-wide, is that I'm not sure the students saw it as "remarkable."  I don't mean that it wasn't a moment of grace. I mean that Mass, prayer and (sometimes!) singing are so much a part of the culture that it begins to feel natural to students, and may even at times go unnoticed, like breathing. 
And that's the true beauty of Catholic education.  Immersing our children in a culture of a lively, joyful and credible faith is the greatest blessing we can give them.  I've been thinking about this fact a lot lately, watching our 8th grade students as they now approach the final nine weeks of their time at SGS. Many came here as part of the kindergarten class as small children, and as I look at them now, I see young adults who are confident, excited by their futures, and buoyed in their faith.  
I am sure that our students' faith commitments beyond St. George will follow many paths, but I am convinced this place has marked that path in a way that is profoundly positive.  What a gift our Church, this community, our teachers, and our parents have given them!
Happy Mardi Gras,
Jack Nelson
  Friday, February 21
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church
Neighbor's Way Awards following Mass

 Monday, February 24 - Friday, February 28  Mardi Gras Holiday - No School

 Tuesday, March 3
Star Night, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (details below)

 Thursday, March 5
Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips February

 Friday, March 6
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church

 Friday, March 13
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church
AR Deadline
End of 3rd Quarter

* 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


Spring Sports Registration:
Registration is now open for 5th-8th grade girls volleyball and track. Please be sure to complete the registration by tomorrow, Friday 2/21, a $50 late payment fee will be added after this date.

Intramural Sports:
1st/2nd grade soccer will be played Monday and Thursday of next week. Make sure you check with your coach for exact details.

Uniform return for all teams will be on Wednesday, March 4 in the gym lobby. We will have two different drop off times that day: 8:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-5:00pm. Please DO NOT return your son's uniform through school. If you cannot get the uniform to school at either of the times please ask a friend to turn it in for you.
Please consider volunteering for St. George Spirit Day on Friday, April 3, 2020. This is a wonderful fun-filled day for all! To make this day a huge success for our students, we will need lots of parent volunteers. We ask you to please consider signing up for at least 2 fifty-minute shifts. The grades that will be participating in each activity are listed under each available slot.  Volunteer HERE.
All volunteers must have completed Volunteer Certification (Details HERE)
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298