DRAGON TALES 
5/2/19

Dear St. George Families,

     "Each Child is a Masterpiece of God created with precision for a specific purpose."

This statement reflects a fundamental truth upon which Catholic schools are based.

Perhaps some of you are aware of the Hope Scale. The Hope Scale was developed in the mid-1990's by psychologists at the University of Kansas in collaboration with other researchers to determine the degree to which adults and children possess the attribute of Hope. The researchers defined Hope (I am paraphrasing here) as the ability to set and achieve one's goals.

The researcher wanted to know there was significantly higher Hope scores of the students in Catholic schools, especially when compared to their racial, ethnic, and social-economic peers.

As Catholics, we hold that hope comes from faith. In fact, it is one of the 3 theological virtues - "So faith, hope, love abide, these three..." (1Cor 13:13). It is essential to talk about faith, hope, and love together. When that occurs, it is easier to understand why Catholic school students are more hope-filled.

When students are taught in school from pre-school to 12th grade that they are a masterpiece created by God for a plan He has for them, it helps them understand that they are important in this world. When students are taught that God has given them specific gifts and talents to serve the plan He has for them, it helps them understand their inherent worth as a human person. I am not suggesting that students in Catholic schools experience no struggles, but it seems to me that when one feels that intrinsic worth, it may be easier to have hope through those struggles.

In today's world, more than ever, we owe it to our children to give them true hope that comes from faith.
God bless,  
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 Friday,  May 3


 

 Sunday, May 5

 Monday, May 6

 Wednesday, May 8

 Thursday, May 9


 Friday, May 10





 Saturday, May 11
 School Liturgy, 8:00am  
 PreK Book Fair, 7:20 - 9:30am
 Band Concert, 7:00pm
 Summer Camp Sign Up ends at midnight

 First Eucharist Mass, 2:00pm

 May Crowning, 8:00am
 
 8th Grade Exams with Early Dismissal

 8th Grade Exams with Early Dismissal
 Box Tops Out-Of-Uniform

 School Liturgy, 8:00am  (Pastor Appreciation)
 8th Grade Exams with Early Dismissal
 PreK Field Day
 AR Deadline - Grades 1 - 7
 Ice Cream Social (K & 6th grade)

 Talent Show Auditions (see details below)
 

END OF THE YEAR AWARD SCHEDULE
May 17th - NO LITURGY
Service
Student Council
Woodmen of the World
Flag
Fitness
Accelerated Reader Cumulative Awards 
4th quarter Citizenship (behavior)
May 24th - FOLLOWING LITURGY
4th quarter Honor Roll
Yearly Honor Roll
St. George Awards



CAFETERIA NOTES
May Cafeteria Reminders
May Lunch prices by grade:
Pk - $24.00
K- $27.00
1 st - 5 th - $51.00
6 th -7 th - $39.00
8 th - $15.00
  • Beginning May 1 any student with less than this amount in their cafeteria account will not be allowed to purchase extra items or seconds. Please pay in advance.
  • The last day to pay with check will be May 6. You may send cash or pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com at any time. 
  • All overpayments will remain in returning students' accounts for next school year.
  • Cafeteria charges must be paid before the end of the school year. Unpaid charges will not carry over.
  • Refunds are available for 8th graders and any student who will not return to a Diocesan school next school year. Find REFUND FORM here. Please return the form to the cafeteria by May 17. 
  • You may also transfer any funds remaining in your 8th graders account to a younger sibling. You
  • must submit a written request for transfer before May 23. Email request is acceptable.
Please note that according to the LA. School Food Service Policy Guidance Manual, outside restaurant food, soft drinks, and candy are not allowed in the school cafeteria. Your compliance is appreciated.

 

Adult meal price - $5.50 - exact amount or check only
8TH GRADE FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

 
 
 
Carpool Dismissal
 
Wednesday, 5/8     
English 
Science
11:35am
Thursday, 5/9 
Math
Social Studies
11:35am
   
Friday, 5/10
Religion
Literature 
12:30pm


SGS Talent Show Auditions
Saturday, May 11, 2019
St. George Gym
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Talent Show Auditions
1. Read the Talent Show Information Sheet to make sure your act complies with the Audition Guidelines  HERE
2. Register for an Audition Time Slot  HERE    
3. Print and Complete a Talent Show Registration Form  HERE  and turn in to the school office no later than  Thursday, May 9 at 9 am.
4. You are now set to audition on Saturday, May 11 so have fun practicing and preparing your act!
* Online Registration will close on Wednesday, May 8, at 9 pm or when all audition slots are filled. So don't delay, register today!
* Questions? Email Mrs. Jan Dupre, SGS Director of Performing Arts, jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org or call Mrs. Dupre (225) 293-1298.
ONLINE SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDERS
2ND - 8TH GRADES
School supply kits for upcoming 2nd - 8th grade students are available for purchase HERE.
Kits will be shipped to student's home.
Please remember to order supply kit for student's next year grade.
YEARBOOK (2018-2019) ONLINE ORDERING
  • $48 + $2.25 processing fee
  • www.yearbookforever.com 
  • Questions?, email Mrs.Cooper -ashley.cooper@sgschoolbr.org 
  • Deadline to order yearbooks: Friday, May 24th
ST. GEORGE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS 
JUNE 3 - JUNE 7
SGS SUMMER CAMPS
DEADLINE TO ENROLL EXTENDED TO
                           FRIDAY, MAY 3 
@ MIDNIGHT
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 Catholic School
(225) 293-1298 School Office
(225) 293-9822 PreK Office
(225) 293-4886 Fax