DRAGON TALES 
2/28/19

Dear St. George Families, 
 
I know that many families have been "hit with a bug" lately. We have experienced a number of students and staff miss school with the flu and other viruses. We continually remind staff and students to stay home when sick, wash hands frequently and stay away from others who may be contagious.
You may be wondering what SGS is doing to help during cold and flu season, in addition to regular cleaning and extra classroom wipe downs with disinfectant.
Last school year we entered into a contract with Dis.In.Fx. They come to our school campus on a regular basis and treat all school buildings and classrooms with an antimicrobial that kills germs using hospital grade disinfectants. Not only do they apply the treatments, but they come out to SGS on a monthly basis and test the effectiveness of the product. Dis.In.Fx was on our campus late last week and administered their routine monthly tests and our campus passed. Although these treatments are effective in killing germs on all surfaces they cannot prevent germs transmitted by touch or through airborne transmission.
Below, please see the certificate that demonstrates that we have passed our last inspection. I know this might not be much solace if you have a sick child. But, please know we are doing everything possible to minimize your student's absence from school.

God bless,
Jack Nelson


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 Friday, March 1
 School Liturgy, 8:00 am, Church

 Monday, March 4 -  
                 Friday, March 8 

LOOKING AHEAD...

 Friday, March 15  
 
 Friday, March 22
 

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

 Friday, March 29

 



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

 Lenten Food Drive Stewardship Project 
 Pre- K Canned Vegetables
 Grade 3- Canned Vegetables or canned fruits
 Grade 4 - * flour (place in ziploc bag)
 Grade 5 * rice 
(place in ziploc bag)

 First Eucharist Retreat

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
THANK YOUs
Thank you to all you made Teacher Appreciation Week a wonderful success. From donating food and door prizes to working the luncheon, THANK YOU!
Ozzie Fernandez with Izzo's Illegal Burrito, Chris Peneguy and Steve Guillory with Cafeciteux Coffee, Rober & Christina Alamarie and Mark Hartsell with The Bonefish Grill, Rachel and David Dellercci, Rachel Blake, Marilyn Reily Percy, Brian and Jennifer Esneault, Liz Centanni,  Julie Boudreaux - Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Agent, Molly Rose, TJ and Hillary Solis, Jennifer Guidroz, Jeni Ross, April Ruffolo, Amy Sellers, Main Street Dental Care,  W Denistry, Dwayne Morein - Athlon Insurance, Simmons Family, Amanda Noel, Manuel Family, Tara Aucion, McLemore Family, Alford Family, McCann Family, Rainey Family, Weiler Plastic Surgery,  Blush Formal and Bridal, Dutchtown Pharmacy, Megan Cook, Chelsea Cook, Kathryn Duplechain, Williams Family, Jennifer Poe, Julie Edwards - Baked to Geaux Cookies, SGS Student Council,  Jessica Cuba, Kelly Vaughn, Courtney Morel, Canafax Family, Crespo Family, DeCarlo Family, Lawrence Family, Shannon Family, Jessica Perret, 4th and 5th grade volunteers.

The faculty and staff extend a huge THANK YOU to Melissa Terrell, Jessica Cuba, Aubrie Jones and Jamie Goodson for coordinating a fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week which was enjoyed by all!
YEARBOOK (2018-2019) ONLINE ORDERING
Price Increase Tomorrow, March 1st
  • Cheapest price now - $40 + $2.25 processing fee
  • Price increase on March 1st, April 1st, and May 1st
  • Order now to get the cheapest price
  • www.yearbookforever.com 
  • If you have any questions, email Mrs.Cooper - ashley.cooper@sgschoolbr.org 
2019-2020 Before/After Care Enrollment
2019-2020 BEFORE/AFTER CARE ENROLLMENT ends on Friday, March 1
To ensure receipt, please drop the form and fee off at the main school office. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Questions? Susan.Giles@sgschoolbr.org.

Cookies, Cakes, and Pies...Oh My!
  • The SGS Adv. Band II and Performance Choir will be selling desserts at the Men's Club Fish Dinners on Friday, March 15 & 22.
  • Dine In and Enjoy "LIVE JAZZ ON THE STAGE!"
Proceeds from desserts sales will support our SGS Band and Choir performance trip to Branson.   Thank You for helping to make our talent shine!
TOPGOLF + ST. GEORGE
Private Junior Group Classes
5-week session: all aspects of golf - full swing, putting, chipping, etc.
12 kids per class  /  $125 for 5 classes
Begins: March 19/20  ~   Ends: April 16/17  ~  Location:  1st Floor of Topgolf
4 bays total, 3 kids per bay
Kindergarten - 4th grade: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5th - 8th grade: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Additional junior classes available every Thursday during the same time slot listed above (open to the public) - $29/class/$125 for 5 classes
Contact Director of Instruction - Casey Simoneaux (225-341-0245) to register/pay for classes 
ST. GEORGE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS 
JUNE 3 - JUNE 7
SGS SUMMER CAMPS
  Ukulele and Beginner Band Summer Camps                                    **************************************
SUMMER CAMPS IN THE BATON ROUGE AREA
CAFETERIA NOTES
March cafeteria payments are due now. All school meal payments are due in advance.
Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extras.
March Lunch prices: Full - $48.00, Reduced - $6.40
March Breakfast prices Full - $29.60, Reduced - $4.80

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
In the month of February, we have focused on the virtue of honesty. During mass and at assembly, students heard about what it means to be a person of integrity.

Suggested Family Activities:
**Pray a family prayer: Holy Spirit, open our minds and our hearts to listen to God's Word. (Read and discuss John 8:31-32)
** Lies are never okay, but we also do not have to say everything that is true. Whenever you are not sure if you should say something, ask yourself these three questions: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it helpful?
** Discuss as a family when you might not say something instead of saying what is true.
Home & School Board Call for Nominations for the 2019-2020 Board
The SGS Home & School Association Board is seeking officers to fill two Assistant Special Events Coordinators positions, a Treasurer position, and an Assistant Volunteer Coordinator position. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else to one of these Board positions.
* Assistant Special Events Coordinators shall assist the Special Events Coordinators in all capacities for one year and assume office as Special Events Coordinator the following year. Special Events Coordinators and Assistants plan and coordinate events throughout the year such as Grandparents Day and Teacher Appreciation Day. These coordinators will work with the Board and Administration to plan any other special events throughout the year. If you have questions about this position, you are welcome to contact current Special Events Coordinator, Melissa Terrell, at melissaruizterrell@gmail.com.
* Treasurer position will hold a three-year term. Treasurer shall receive and disburse all monies of the organization. Treasurer shall keep accurate and complete books according to acceptable business practices; shall pay all bills approved by the board of Directors; shall make a financial report at each meeting and shall present a written annual financial report published prior to the last general membership meeting of each year. He/she shall have available all records for review upon request of the Board of Directors, School Administration and Pastor. You do not have to be a CPA or Accountant to be Treasurer. If you have questions about this position, you are welcome to contact current Treasurer, Karin Simmons, at kssras@cox.net.
*   Assistant Volun teer Coordinator shall assist the Volunteer Coordinator is all capacities for one year and assume office of Volunteer Coordinator the following year. Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Volunteer Coordinator select room parents for each grade. He/she shall facilitate volunteer assignments, and shall inform room parents of their duties by a folder which shall be revised yearly. If you have questions about this position, you are welcome to contact current Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Vargas, at jlewisvargas2210@gmail.com.

What is the Home & School Association Board?
The Home & School Association Board is made up of volunteers who are working or stay at home parents of children enrolled at St. George Catholic School. Our goal is to encourage a channel of communication and interchange among parents, teachers, and the administrative staff while supporting the school through planned activities, social functions and fundraisers. Some of the activities and events we coordinate include Grandparents Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Spirit Day. As a team, we enjoy helping our school and having the opportunities to meet new parents. If you have more questions about Home & School, please feel free to contact Jen Parfait at jparfait@lsu.edu.

Please send your nominations to Carla Ball (Carla.Ball@sgschoolbr.org) by April 5. In the event there are several candidates for each position, each candidate will be notified and listed on a ballot for the members of Home & School (all parents) to vote.
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
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 SEEKS NURSERY SCHOOL DIRECTOR
St. George Parish is a dynamic and vibrant Catholic community located in South Baton Rouge. With the retirement  of our founding director after 38 years of dedicated service, we are seeking a new director for our well-established  Nursery School program. The St. George Nursery School is a licensed childcare center for children 2 through 4  years old.
The person selected to be our next Director should be a faith-filled, enthusiastic, collaborative, and experienced  person who will work in conjunction with our Pastor and other staff in implementation of the Mission of our Parish.  Applicants must have an early childhood ancillary certificate and a minimum of 5 years experience in a licensed  early learning center or comparable setting, or, possess a national administrator credential and five years experience  in teaching or care in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, plus 6 credit hours or 90 clock hours of  training in child care, child development, early childhood, or management/administration.
Major Duties include:
 Hiring and Supervising Staff
 Maintaining Student Records
 Budgeting/Purchasing and Financial Record keeping
 Oversight of Facilities Maintenance and Repair
 Planning and implementation of Program Needs
 Development and monitoring Early Childhood Curriculum
 Maintaining positive relationships with parents
Please send a resume and a cover letter no later than March 15, 2019 to:
Nursery Director Search Committee
St. George Church /  7808 St. George Drive /  Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Interested candidates may also submit a resume and cover lette r via email to martinh@st-george.org.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office
(225) 293-4886 Fax
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