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
Dragon Tales Weekly Newsletter
August 29, 2019

Dear St. George Families, 
     All children are blessed. Ours are especially blessed. To have wonderful parents, loving  families, supportive friends, and caring teachers is the very best thing that we can provide  our children.
     None of our children should ever feel alone, unloved, desperate. It is our job, adults in  children's lives, to pay attention to their needs, both emotional and physical. We need to  be present to our children so they feel we are connecting with them. Children need to  know that we are listening and we hear what they are saying. As Catholics it is important  that we help our students learn their faith as well as their academics so they can become  better leaders of tomorrow.
     It is my privilege to share in the lives of your children. In them I see the wonderful
innocence of youth. They are filled with hope and joy. I am humbled by the families at  St. George. You continue to be supportive of your children's learning, give many hours  for the benefit of our school, provide financial support, and participate in our parish and  community service projects. You work, run errands, have chores, and yet you are still  here with smiles giving encouragement to your children, teachers and staff.
     Our children are very blessed. And so are all of us to live in our St. George faith
community. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.
God Bless,
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, August 30

School Liturgy, 8:00 am 
"Dragons for St. Jude" Children's Research Hospital Stewardship Project Kick-Off (following Mass)

Monday, September 2

Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday, September 3 &
Wednesday, September 4


ACT Aspire Interim Testing, Grades 3-8
Friday, September 6 School Liturgy, 8:00 am
Pep Rally, 1:30 pm
  (see note regarding checkouts below)

* 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

PEP RALLY ~ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1:30
The pep rally will begin at 1:30 in the gym. Students
will not be checked out during the pep rally. Students needing to go
home between 1:15 and 2:45 should be checked out before the pep
rally begins or go home their usual way. Students should not be
checked out after the pep rally.
CARPOOL DRIVERS - PLEASE NOTE
Please keep all intersections on Kinglet Dr.
open to cross traffic. 
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HIGHLIGHTS
Shoes may not have any color on them except for the colors listed in the handbook - white, navy, gray, black or silver reflective accents. 
Accents that are light blue, red, pink, etc are  not allowed.
CAFETERIA NEWS

Parents are invited to join their student for lunch beginning Tuesday, September 3rd. Upon arrival to campus, report to front office to sign in.
* 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.
* 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.

September Stewardship Project
" Socking It to Childhood Cancer"
September 3 - September 11
In honor and support of SGS Dragon alumnus and St. Jude patient, Emmy Lou Fabre, St. George School is dedicating the September Stewardship Project to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Help us "sock it to childhood cancer" by donating to St. Jude. Students who donate will sign the "sock" poster in their homeroom class to show their support for St. Jude. 
On Thursday, September 12th, students who donated to St. Jude may wear any socks and  tennis shoes and participate in a mini St. Jude Walk in the school gym from 7:20am - 7:40am. Upon arrival on campus, students who donated and wish to join the mini walk should report to the gym. 
Thank you for your generosity in helping SGS "sock it to childhood cancer"! 
The St. George Book Fair ( Artic Adventure) is fast approaching!
Please take note of the dates below:
* September 9-13: Preview Week - Students will visit to preview     
  during their regular library time
* Sunday, September 15: Book Fair Open House 10:00-1:00
* September 16-20: Book Fair Sale Week
* Thursday, September 19: Book Fair Family Night Out, 4:30-7:30 pm
Come by with your family to purchase books and enjoy good food and music. Enjoy delicious food offered by  Pullin Pork, BRQ, The Big Cheezy, Baked to Geaux, Snowballs by Tena.
* Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball will be available for pre-sale.
* Dog Man: Fetch 22 will be available for pre-sale.
Volunteers are needed to make this year's Book Fair a big success! Thank you for your support!
* Volunteer opportunities include: set-up, open house, class visitations, family night and take down
* Please sign up HERE
Contact: Mrs. Taylor, Librarian, Jennifer.Taylor@sgschoolbr.org
Pamela Lerch, Library Chair, 832-541-5732

Students in grades 6 - 8 are invited to join the STEAM Club. See details below. Click  here for more information and the application.
Who:  All 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders are welcome to join STEAM Club!  Moderators are Mrs. Bass and Mrs. Bridevaux
What: STEAM Club is a club for anyone who wants to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in a fun and creative way!  We will do experiments, have guest speakers, do art projects, and create awesome things.  
Where: STEAM Club will meet in Mrs. Bridevaux's room 31 or the science lab.    
When: STEAM meets every other Thursday during both lunches.  
How: Fill out the  application and turn it in to Mrs. Bridevaux or Mrs. Bass by Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 3:30 pm.  
Notes from SGS Performing Arts
YES! You Can Still Join the SGS Band!
For details, please email Mrs. Jan Dupre, Band Director
jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org     Band Registration Forms HERE  
SGS Guitar Class - *5th thru 8th Grade Students*
There are only a few spaces left  in the after school Guitar Class.
Beginner/Intermediate Students Accepted Guitar Class Registration Form HERE  
SGS Piano Classes Are Full *REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
ATHLETIC DRAGON NEWS

Important Dates
Fall Pep Rally - Friday, September 6, 1:30 pm, Gym
Fall Sports Pictures - Tuesday, September 17, Times TBD
 
Fall Sports Registration/Payment  
For those participating in Fall Sports (Football, Girls Basketball, Swim and Cross Country) please complete the online registration and payment (details emailed to parents). A late fee will be assessed if not completed by September 7th. If you did not receive this email please contact Michele Munson, Michele.Munson@sgschoolbr.org.

Grades KG-5 ~NOW OPEN!
We are looking forward to another great year.  Links to information are available online on the school website.  Find us under the Activities tab or click  here.
The following links are available online:
Registration will close on Saturday, August 31st.  
Any questions, please email:  sgsdragonheartsclub@gmail.com.
ST. GEORGE SCOUTS
St. George Scouts BSA Troop 136 for boys and Scouts BSA Troop 1136 for girls is open to youth ages 11-18, no prior scouting experience is required. We have active troops with weekly meetings and monthly outings.  Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00 pm at St. George in the cafeteria. For more information please contact elizabethdequeant@gmail.com.

Join the St. George Girl Scouts!
Back to school and new member party for all new and returning Girl Scouts and their families will be on Friday, September 6th at 6:00 pm in the KAC.
New kindergarten troops are being formed for this school year. Anyone interested in learning more about girl scouts are welcome to attend to sign up and enjoy food and games with our current scouts. If anyone would like to be a leader and get started in forming your kindergarten troop, please contact Courtney Rahm at  courtney@fpcpa.com or ( 225) 205-6277 for more information or if you have any questions.
ST. GEORGE FAIR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

  FAIR T-SHIRTS - Fair  T-Shirts are available in one color and are approved Out-Of-Uniform attire. 
FAIR SCHEDULE
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 tgeorgefair.com
Many volunteers are need to make this year's fair a success. Visit the fair website  https://stgeorgefair.com/classroom-volunteer/ to find your SGS student's class sponsored booth and sign-up! 

KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN 
ST. GEORGE CHURCH PARISH?
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE.
2019 Adult Faith Formation Sessions
" Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Lively Virtues "
Video Series by Bishop Robert Barron
Bishop Barron looks at what Catholic tradition calls the "Seven Deadly Sins"  and contrasts them with what we refer to as the "Seven Lively Virtues"
Sundays: September 8th & 22nd; October 13th & 27th
November 3rd & 17th,  9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Parish Office
For more information contact Karen Fawley,  karenf@st-george.org / 225-456-5417
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298