DRAGON TALES 
2/21/19

Dear St. George Families,
 
         Did your parents have pet phrases that drove you nuts as a kid? My dad had many. "For crying-out loud!" was his second most favorite. "When I was a kid ..." came in a close third.
       Believe it or not, neither of these had a profound impact on my life, although I do use them from time to time to annoy my own kids. My father's first most favorite pet phrase was different. It's served me well my entire adulthood:
Well, Jack, what's really worthwhile in life is rarely easy.
         Many children rarely hear this powerful message about struggle. As a result, they may become conditioned to go from one easy thing to the next, desperately trying to find fulfillment. Do you know anyone who does this and never finds joy and meaning?
       Give your kids the gift of hearing you talk about the satisfaction that comes from hard work. I discuss how those who get this message become the people who employers want and America desperately needs. I also remind people that the best way to permanently ingrain this belief in your kids is to have them overhear you talking about your own struggles and the satisfaction that delayed gratification, hard work, and achievement bring. What our kids overhear is far more powerful than what we tell them.
 
God bless,
 
Jack Nelson


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 Friday, February 22

 Tuesday, February 26





 Friday, March 1
 School Liturgy, 8:00am

  Blue Box Training for students and parents   
Session 1 - grades 6,7, 8 and parents of any grade 8:00am-9:00am   
 
Session 2 - grades 4,5 and parents of any grade 9:15am -10:00am

 School Liturgy, 8:00am

 Monday, March 4 -  
                 Friday, March 8 

LOOKING AHEAD...

 Friday, March 15  
 
 Friday, March 22
 

 Saturday, March 23
 Sunday, March 24
 
 Monday, March 25

 Saturday, March 30
     
 Mardi Gras Holiday - No School
    
 



 PreK Grandparent's Day
 
 PreK - 5th Parent Conferences - No School, PreK - 5th                grades
 
 SGS Follies 
 SGS Follies 

  6th -8th Parent Conferences - No School, 6th -8th grades

 First Eucharist Retreat
NEED DOCUMENTATION OF PAID TUITION? 
Log in to your FACTS account to access and print your payment summary  for tax preparation.
2019-2020 Before/After Care Enrollment

Re-enrollment for currently enrolled families, including new students who have a sibling already 
in the program, began on Monday, February 18. Enrollment for new students and other interested families will open on Monday, February 25 on a first come first serve basis. No forms will be accepted early. The last day of enrollment for all families is Friday, March 1. 
Please contact Susan Giles (susan.giles@sgschoolbr.org) if you have any questions.

Spirit Day ~ April 5, 2019
Please co nsider volunteering for St. George Spirit Day on Friday, April 5, 2019. This is a wonder ful fun-filled day for  all!
To make this day a huge success for our students, we will nee
d lots of parent volunteers. 
We ask you to please consider signing up for at least 2 fifty-minute  shifts. Thank you for sharing your time and talents for this special day, and we look forward to seeing you on April 5th! 
Sign Up HERE
CAFETERIA NOTES
February cafeteria payments are due now . All school meal payments are due in advance. Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
February Lunch : Full price $60.00, Reduced price $8.00
February Breakfast : Full price $37.00, Reduced price $6.00

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
SAVE THE DATE
ST. GEORGE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
JUNE 3 - JUNE 7
Details to follow in next week's Dragon Tales
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SUMMER CAMPS IN THE BATON ROUGE AREA
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IN ST. GEORGE PARISH?
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