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 -
Cafeteria - 225-293-1719 - Find Lunch Menus and Information  HERE
Dragon Tales Weekly Newsletter
August 15, 2019

Dear St. George Families,

Every school has its own culture, values and beliefs. Educational research points out that in the most effective schools, parents, teachers and students agree on the purpose of the school. If St. George School is going to be most effective parents, teachers and students must focus on our goal of "Placing God First in all Things" and providing the best education possible within a caring, loving environment reflecting our Catholic values.

Parents are a teacher's most important resource in reinforcing what we want children to learn. We are very proud of our student's accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. Last week our students really showed our cultural attitude of academic excellence in the classroom and in service to others.

This week you will receive your students ACT Aspire scores. The scores for St. George students are outstanding. We are blessed with God's many gifts, excellent teachers, motivated students and caring, dedicated parents. Working together as a team, we have created a culture of success in a caring, nurturing distinctly Catholic environment.

Growing in Holiness through Prayer, Sacraments and Service is very evident at St. George School. Our middle school students served as guides for our PreK and K students who rode the bus (many for the first time). Last week, Allie Macha cantored at the Educators Gathering and the Bishop remarked how moved he was by her angelic voice.

The school year is in full swing. We really do have great kids at St. George who come from great homes. Thank you for sending us your great kids every day! May God bless you and your family.

God bless,
Jack Nelson

Thursday, August 15

Friday, August 16

Follow Thursday Schedule

Monday, August 19
Parent Orientation Night (K - 5th Grade)
    Gr. 1-3 Classroom Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00pm
    Gr. PreK-5 Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Church
    Gr. 4&5 Classroom Meeting, 7:45 - 8:30pm

Tuesday, August 20
Parent Orientation Night (6th - 8th Grade)
    6:00pm, Church followed by Classroom meeting

Wednesday, August 21
School Pictures

Friday, August 23
School Liturgy, 8:00 am

* 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
In order to volunteer at St. George School, you must complete the Diocesan certification process. 
HERE   is the link to the to school web site with the information. 
The deadline to complete the paperwork is Friday, August 23.

National Anthem Auditions -  Friday, August 23, 3:10 p.m.
To our SGS vocalists who would like to deliver a powerful rendition of the National Anthem: Your chance is here!The SGS Performing Arts Department in conjunction with the SGS Athletic Department will hold auditions for soloists to sing the National Anthem at St. George home game sporting events and other school events throughout the school year.
* Auditions are open to all SGS students in grades 5 thru 8 and will be held on Friday, August 23, from 3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   A specific number of audition slots will be offered and filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Students must sign up for an audition slot on-line in order to audition.
* For additional audition details and audition sign-up link,   click here
SGS Performing Arts Programs
The St. George Performing Arts Department is excited to offer various after-school music classes at school this year - Beginner and Advanced Bands, Performance Choir, Beginner and Intermediate Piano Classes.  New this year is a BEGINNER GUITAR CLASS.   Private lessons in piano, guitar, and violin are also available. Some classes will be limited in space, so don't delay and register today!
Please click the links below for Information and Registration Forms for SGS Performing Arts Classes.
Band         Choir         Guitar        Piano
For additional information regarding Cantor Auditions, National Anthem Auditions or SGS Performing Arts,  p lease email Mrs. Jan Dupre, Director of Performing Arts, or call (225) 293-1298.

  FAIR T-SHIRTS - place your fair t-shirt order by Thursday,
August 15th, in order to have T-Shirts delivered in time for the first Out-Of-Uniform day (Thursday, September 12th). 
Fair  T-Shirts are available in one color and are approved Out-Of-Uniform attire. 
Friday, October 18th, 6pm-10pm 
Saturday, October 19th, 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 20th, 10:30am-6pm
Sponsorship Opportunities
For More Information and to Volunteer, visit s

Many volunteers are need to make this year's fair a success. Visit the fair website to find your SGS student's class sponsored booth and sign-up! 
Dragon Hearts Club is a service club for girls, from kindergarten - 5th grade and Middle School, at St. George School. 
Kindergarten - 5th grade Dragon Hearts Club Sign Up Meeting date change!
New date is Wednesday, August 21st, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the KAC.
Registration will be open from August 21st - August 30th.  
Middle School Sign Up coming soon!
   Please email Jenny Culotta with any questions at
All families are encouraged to monitor student's cafeteria purchases with an online account at
 o Monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account
 o Set up alerts and make payments by credit card or bank draft
 o It's not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account 
 o You may send check or cash payments to school   
* Federal and State regulations prohibit our cafeteria employees from charging the child's account for a parent meal. 
* The cafeteria does not accept credit cards nor do they keep cash on hand, therefore, parents must pay the exact amount or write a check for a lunch. Adult meal price is $5.50.
Parents are invited to join their student for lunch beginning Tuesday, September 3rd
* 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 and necessary.

St. George Dragon Bytes Robotics Team is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. If interested, please complete the application by August 21st! Only 10 members make up the team so get the application in asap!

ART LESSONS with art teacher Mrs. JENN PROCHASKA
Lessons are being offered to students in grades 4-8 at St. George. Students will focus
on the basics of drawing and painting using materials favored by professional artists in a
small class setting. Lessons are flexible and students choose what they work on with 
guidance and instruction from the teacher.
Lessons are Monday and Thursday directly after school until 4:00. Students may be
picked up by the gate closest to the cafeteria at 4:00 or checked into aftercare (if they
  • Pack New Member Signup - August 16 at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria
  • Pack Current Member Party and New Member 2nd Chance Signup - August 24th at 9:30am at the Scout House
Cub Scouts Contact: Jeremy

Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE.
Religious Education Assistant NeededSt. George Church seeks a part-time (up to 30 hours) Religious Education Assistant/Baptism Coordinator
High school education or equivalent, practicing Catholic, understanding of Catholic sacraments, computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, ability to interact effectively with the public.
Provides communications & clerical support to the Religious Education Department, including the Director of Religious Education, the Director of Adult Faith Formation, and the Director of Confirmation.
Serves as the secretary for the Parish School of Religion, including recording of all sacramental records, production and distribution of forms, letters and other paperwork required to operate the Parish School of Religion, Confirmation and Adult Faith Formation Programs.
Serves as Baptism Coordinator, including contact to parents of children, assigning priests and deacons for home visits, baptism scheduling, all baptismal record keeping.
Assists with special event functions on weekends and evenings such as First Reconciliation Reception and Retreat, First Eucharist Retreat and Reception, Confirmation and Reception, Easter Vigil Reception, Parish Mission Reception.
Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Martin Hernandez at by August 23rd.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298