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 
                            Student Absence Reporting - sgsabsent@sgschoolbr.org
                  Cafeteria - 225-293-1719 
                                    Find Lunch Menus and Information   HERE (menu subject to change)
February 6, 2020

Dear St. George Families,
 
Recently I read an article in "At Home With Your Family" that talked about making a preferential option for your family. What does this mean? It means that every decision made is arrived at with the welfare of the family in mind.

What kind of people do we want our children to become? Do our actions as a family and parents reflect on the attitudes we want our children to have when they become adults? What priority do we really place on their spiritual/moral development?

In an older issue of "Parade" magazine, Dr. Joyce Brothers gave her list of "ten principles that strong families live by;"
  1. Family comes first! Strong families support one another.
  2. We belong together - and apart. We give our kids unconditional love.
  3. We are a democracy. Parents are the leaders; children play a role in decisions.
  4. We treat each other well. We build each other up and critize softly.
  5. We roll with the punches. Don't sweat the small stuff; choose your battles.
  6. We pay attention. Don't read minds; listen with your heart.
  7. We cherish family time. Don't just hope for it , do it!
  8. We branch out. Value your extended family, especially grandparents.
  9. We want to improve the world. Volunteer and get involved.
  10. We have faith. There is a strong spiritual dimension; life has a purpose and goal - eternal life with God.
This past week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week and focused on the unique characteristics of Catholic education: spirituality, community and personal growth. These are all included in the ten principles listed above. A strong school and parish community reflect strong values in the home.

Examine the real priorities in your family. Are they the priorities needed to create a strong Catholic family? Are they the priorities that your children need to grow up to become the leaders of our Church, community, and nation? Are we teaching them that they can make a difference?

Thank you for making Catholic Schools Week a great success. I am very proud of our SGS "family." You are an important part of our "family" and all you do to support our children, school and parish is greatly appreciated.

God Bless,
Jack Nelson

ST. GEORGE ACCREDITATION PARENT SURVEY
St. George School and all schools in the Diocese are accredited through Advanced ED. Every five years we go through the Accreditation process. It is time to do so again. Part of the process is to gather information from our shareholders.
 
We are asking all parents to complete the parent survey. Your input is important and will help is on our journey of continuous improvement. The survey may be accessed HERE.  Please complete the survey prior to February 20th.
 
As an extra incentive, all students who have at least one parent complete the survey will earn an Out-Of-Uniform day on Thursday, February 20th. This will be monitored on the honor system.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 Friday, February 7
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church

 Monday, February 10 - Friday, February 14
Teacher Appreciation Week

 Friday, February 14 School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church

  Friday, February 21
School Liturgy, 8:00am, Church

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

  
* 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

2020-2021 BEFORE/AFTER CARE ENROLLMENT
  • Enrollment information will be available on the school website beginning February 7, 2020.
  • Re-enrollment for currently enrolled families, including new students who have a sibling already in the program, will begin on Monday, February 10. 
  • Enrollment for new students and other interested families will open on Monday, February 17 on a first come first serve basis. It is expected that PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade will fill up quickly. 
  • Detailed information about the program and its fees will be in the information on the school website. Please contact Susan Giles (Susan.Giles@sgschoolbr.org) if you have any questions.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
MONDAY, 2/10/20 - FRIDAY, 2/14/20

Students may wish to participate in the following ways to make each teacher feel special:

Monday - Give your teacher a quarter (the coke machine in the lounge is 50 cents)
Tuesday - Special Teacher's Day:  Bring a small surprise to the Art, Computer, Spanish,                            Guidance, Music, Library, PE or Religion teacher that your child has that day 
Wednesday - Give your teacher a favorite snack or fruit
Thursday - Give your teacher a card, note or prayer
Friday - Give your teacher a school supply
 
Parents, if you were assigned as a potential luncheon volunteer, the home room teacher will contact you if you are needed that day. Thank you.
CHEER AND DANCE TRYOUT INFORMATION 
POSTED ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE 
UNDER THE ATHLETICS TAB (links below)
ATHLETIC DRAGON NEWS

The 6th - 8th grade Boy's Basketball JV Tournament will be held at St. George School beginning tonight, Thursday, February 6th and ending on Sunday, February 9th. Come out and cheer on our Dragon basketball players.

Track and Field:
If your student athlete in 5th-8th grade is interested in participating in track and field please fill out this form .
February Pack Meeting will be February 12, 2020.
Scouts, come celebrate the founding of Scouting
and have fun with the Pack.

SPIRIT DAY 2020 ~ FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
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.
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St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298