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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DragonTales Weekly Newsletter
August 23, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
At our teacher In-service days I asked our faculty and staff an important question. "What's your why?" What motivates you to get out of bed every morning and go to school? Why have you chosen to be a teacher at St. George Catholic School? For our teachers the responses varied and it was clear that in most cases their "why" is that teaching is clearly more than a job or is a vocation, a calling.
The same question has been asked of Catholic School families for many years. Why did you choose to send your children to Catholic School? In our case, why St. George Catholic School? The following list comprises the top 10 responses to that question.

  1. Opportunity for Academic Excellence and Formation in the Catholic Faith
  2. Emphasis on Moral Development and Leadership Skills
  3. Nurturing and Supportive Teachers
  4. Quality Teaching and Learning in a Faith-Based Environment
  5. Supportive Environment for Students to Explore and Express Their Individual
    Gifts and Talents
  6. Commitment to Student Growth in Knowledge, Skills and Values
  7. Strong Foundation for Academic Success
  8. Welcoming and Family-oriented Environment
  9. Safe and caring environments
  10. Opportunity for Before and After School Programs
We value all of our shareholders here at St. George. Our goal is to put students at the center of our focus. Meaningful relationships at home and school motivate students to do well in school. The positive, caring climate at St. George sets the tone for student learning. Our students reflect our attitude towards our school. Lets continue to be partners, to be connected with our Parish and School and support one another as our students grow. Our community blesses us.

God bless,
Jack Nelson
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR 
(Parents of girls, please read)

The below information was included in Dragon Tales on January 11, 2018. Please review the information to ensure that your daughter's blouse meets the new uniform requirements.
Pre-K-5th grade girls should be wearing the new white broadcloth blouse or the white oxford blouse as in past years. Only girls in grades 6-8 are allowed to wear the new white cotton polyester polo style (unbanded) shirt.
This information is also stated in the Parent Student Handbook. If you were inadvertently sold the wrong uniform shirt for your daughter, please return to the location in which you purchased the shirt for an exchange.
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR 
The girls uniform guidelines for the 2018-19 school year will offer a new blouse for the PreK-5th grade as well as an option for the middle school.
The new blouse for PreK- 5th grade is a white broadcloth blouse with a pointed collar and the St. George emblem.
While this is an option for 2018-19, beginning in the 2019-20 school year, all PreK-5th grade girls must wear the new blouse.
The middle school girls will have the option of the current white oxford cloth uniform blouse, with the button down collar and the St. George emblem on the pocket or the new option, which will be a white cotton polyester knit polo style (unbanded) shirt with the St. George emblem.
Both new blouses must be purchased at any of the three Baton Rouge Uniform Stores.

 Friday, August 24
School Liturgy, 8:00am
National Anthem Auditions, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

 Tuesday, August28 Men's Club Kick-Off Meeting, 6:30pm
   Kleinpeter Activity Center
 Thursday, August 30
 Kids for Christ - Religion Club Meeting  
      7:20am, Mrs. Gautreaux's Classroom

 Friday, August 31
School Liturgy, 8:00am

 Monday, September 3
Labor Day Holiday, No School

Tuesday, September 4 -
     Monday, September 19
Book Fair Week


September 4 th -10 th   
Book Fair 
September 4 th- 5 th
Preview Days for all grades
September 4 th   
Teacher Preview for wish lists, 3:15pm
September 6 th, 7 th & 10 th
Buying Days
September 6 th
Book Fair Night Out /Food Trucks, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
September 9 th
Book Fair Open House after Mass, 10:00am - 1:00pm

  • Come by with your family to purchase books and enjoy great food at the Book Fair Night Out with Food Trucks
  • Food Trucks: BRQ, Pullin' Pork, Tramonte's, Baked to Geaux, and Logan's Farmhouse Cafe 
  • Enjoy the sounds of the SGS Advanced Band in the courtyard
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway will be available for pre-sale
  • Volunteers are needed to make this year's Book Fair a big success!  Volunteer opportunities include: set-up, open house, class visitations, family night and take down. Thank you for your support! VOLUNTEER HERE
  • Contact Mrs. Taylor, SGS Librarian, or Pamela Lerch, Library Chair, 832-541-5732

Please note that parents are welcome to join their student for lunch after the Labor Day holiday.
  • August cafeteria payments are due now.  
  • All school meal payments are due in advance.  
  • Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
  • All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at  There you can set up alerts and make payments by credit card or bank draft.  It is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.  We will always accept check or cash payments at school. 
  • Federal and State regulations prohibit our cafeteria employees from charging the child's account for a parent meal.  Additionally, we do not accept credit cards and we do not keep cash on hand so parents must pay the exact amount or write a check.  Adult meal price is $5.50.
  • 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.



Band                     Choir
       Guitar                  Piano      

Dragon Hearts Club                            Girl Scouts

ART LESSONS WITH ART TEACHER JENN PROCHASKA  will be after school on Mondays until 4:00pm. Students in grades 4-8 will learn how to draw and paint and work independently in a small studio setting. Once registered, students may begin lessons at any time throughout the year.  Please email Mrs. Prochaska at for more information and a registration flyer.

To our SGS vocalists who would like to deliver a powerful rendition of the National Anthem: Your chance is here!   Auditions are open to all SGS students in grades 5 thru 8 and will be held on Friday, August 24, from 3 p.m. to 5 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
Questions regarding the SGS National Anthem Auditions? Please email Mrs. Jan Dupre, Director of Performing Arts,, or call (225) 293-1298. 

SGS Beginner Band Instrument Try-Outs
this Saturday, Aug. 25, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join the St. George Youth Choir!
The St. George Youth Choir is open to all students 4th-8th Grade. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings, 5:30pm-6:30pm in the church music room and will begin on Thursday, September 6th. The Choir will sing approximately 5 times throughout the Academic Year for various Sunday Masses, including the 6:30pm Christmas Eve Mass. This year, the choir will be led by Ms. Aubrey Nelson. Ms. Aubrey is a recent graduate of LSU with a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting and certification in music education. To register for the choir, please call or email Sissy Duncan at the church office: or 293-2212. We look forward to having your child share their musical gifts with our parish community!

Dragon Swag
Shop Now (Store Open From: August 22 - September 5, 2018)

Baseball Sign up (6th- 8th Grade boys) -
Intramural Sign up (K-2 boys and girls) -

Pep Rally - Friday, September 7 @ 1:30 pm, Gym
Honoring our Fall Sports Teams (Cross Country, Swim, Girls BB, Football)
Parents are invited
Student may bring their jerseys to wear over their uniform during the pep rally. 

Fall Sports Pictures, Tuesday, September 11  
Coaches will email times
Proofs to be sent home via homeroom /  Online ordering- more details to follow

Future Important Dates
Girls BB Jamborees - September 7 at SGS
Football Jamborees - September 9 at ST. ALOY and SJV
Girls BB Varsity Tournament - October 4 -October 7
Boys BB Developmental Evaluations (3rd-5th) - October 18 -  information to follow
Boys BB Developmental (3rd-5th) season start date December 1
Boys BB JV/Varsity Tryouts (6th-8th) - October 30, November 1&2 - information to follow
Boys BB JV/Varsity season start date January 7, 2019

In honor and support of SGS Dragon, Emmy, we've signed up for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, and we need your help to reach our fundraising goal. Support us by joining our team, donating to our team, or by making a donation to a team member.

Why we support St. Jude:
  • Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when we first opened our doors to 80% today. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. Join Team HERE

KIDDIELAND: The St George Fair needs Pre-K and Kindergarten parents' help to plan and make improvements to the Fair's Kiddieland each year . We are hoping parents can help promote games and activities for children from 3-6 yrs of age. The games have already been planned for this year, but we would still ask for a team of 4-6 parents this year to assist booth chairs Terri Barksdale and Julie Terrell. If you are interested, you can contact Terri or Julie at ( or (

ARTS & CRAFT BOOTH: The Arts and Craft Booth is in need of donations of craft items to be sold in the booth at the Fair. Bring donations to the Church office.

T he St. George Parish Fair T-shirts are on sale now. The t-shirts a light blue t-shirt. The current year fair t-shirt CAN be worn on Out-Of-Uniform days, even though it is not the class color.
The shirts are a DryBlend material made of 50% cotton / 50% polyester jersey knit blend. They are pre-shrunk & have moisture wicking properties.

Distribution to students: September 4th
First Out-Of-Uniform date: September 6th
Second T-Shirt order deadline: October 4th
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