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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March 19, 2020


Dear St. George Families,

This morning I was reading a journal entry from Mrs. Lori Gautreau's post on her husband's CaringBridge page. I thought it was particularly relevant to all of us as we navigate these uncharted waters. By the way, Mr. Scott Gautreau is feeling good and the doctors had great news to share about Scott.  You can read the full post on his CaringBridge page. 
 
Society: What about my plans?!
God: My plans for you are always better than your own. Don't worry. I'm going to work this all out for your good.

Society: We're not going to get anything done!
God: That's the point. You know how you keep spinning your wheels-always working, moving, doing-but never feeling satisfied? I've given you permission to stop. I've cleared your calendars for you. Your worth isn't tied to busyness or accomplishment. All you have to do is take care of each other.

Society: What does this all mean?
God: It means I'm in control. It means you are human and I am God. It means I've given you a wonderful opportunity to be the light in a dark world. It means you are going to learn to rely on me.

Society: What are we supposed to do when we can't leave our homes?
God: Rest. You are always so busy and overwhelmed, crying out to me weary and exhausted. Can't you use a break from your fast-paced and over-scheduled lives? Go ahead and rest. Pray. Love your families. Be still and spend time with me.

Society: You mean we're supposed to stay home with our kids all day, every day?
God: Yes. And you're going to be just fine. This time together is a rare gift. The rush of daily life has come to a halt. Play games. Bake cookies. Work on projects you've never had the time for. Teach them kindness and grace. Show them how to endure difficult circumstances and steer them toward me.

Society: We better start hoarding anything we can get our hands on!
God: Prevention, yes. Precaution, yes. Preparedness, yes. But after that, it's time to put the needs of others before your own. When you see someone in need, help them. Offer up what you have. Do not worry about tomorrow. Haven't I always taken care of you? Now, go take care of someone else.

Society: Why is this happening?
God: To remind you that I'm in control. To bring your attention back to me. I'm bringing you together as families and neighbors. I'm showing you patience and perseverance. I'm reminding you of your purpose and priorities. Now is the time to learn and teach your children what this life is really about.

Society: We don't know who to believe.
God: Believe in me. Trust me. Ask me for wisdom and I will surely give it. I am with you always.
 
God bless,
Jack Nelson
 
Notes of other interest:  
At this time we have suspended AR. Please continue to have your students read.
IXL is still required in grades 2-8 please make sure that students complete their IXL requirements.


Dear Parents,

I wanted to take a moment and provide a couple of resources for you while students are learning from home during this uncertain time.  

Many children worry more when they are kept in the dark.  Click  here for a helpful article on how to talk to kids about Coronavirus.  

Below, please find two kid-friendly flyers with great explanations and strategies for coping with anxiety and being away from school.  
 
One question you may have is, "What to do with the time?"  An important thing to consider is your child's school routine and honoring that routine during the weekdays.  More on that  here.  

I will be available via email ( kelly.abadie@sgschoolbr.org) during regular school hours.

Sincerely,
Kelly Abadie, LMSW
School Counselor 
St. George Catholic School   
Please note: Report cards for students in
grades K - 8th were emailed
to parents today.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298