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
9/19/19

Dear St. George Families,
Bishop Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento gave a keynote address to religion teachers
within his diocese in which he outlined what we all must do if we are to grow in the
customs, wisdom and ways of Jesus. If we wish to become Christ-like, Christ must
become part of us; this means putting faith into practice. His speech was addressed to
teachers of religion but they are applicable to every parent raising children; parents who
want their children to grow in spirituality. What are those habits we should teach?
*The habit of prayer: Children should know the prayers of the faith; prayer should be
part of every family meal. Prayer is particularly good at bedtime including an
examination of conscience asking for forgiveness for any wrongs of the day. It's a great
bonding time for parents and children.
*The habit of the Commandments: Along with knowing the Commandments, children
should know the positive reasons for the Commandments and avoid sinning against them.
*The practice of charity: Use any opportunity to encourage works of charity and justice
with your children; with young children, just the importance of sharing.
*The habit of sacrifice: It's good to focus on needs, not only wants. It's important to
teach children the difference.
*The common meal: A minimum of three family meals together a week has a huge
impact on children. Ordinary moments of family life can be the saving grace of the
family. Don't overlook them.
*Keeping the Lord's Day holy, especially by attending Church Services: Every family's
top priority on Sunday should be to attend Church, and then to keep the rest of the day
holy as well. Sunday used to be family day. Families would gather for dinner and to
spend time together.
*The practice of meditation, especially through the recitation of the rosary. Be sure to set
aside some time each day for your own prayer time. Offering a prayer on the way to
work or in the evening at bedtime is an excellent way to ask God's blessing on your
family. Meditation is also an excellent way to let God speak to us; take some quiet time
and listen! God is speaking to you.
*The rituals of reverence: Children and young people need to be taught the rituals of
reverence in a Church or any other sacred space: kneeling, genuflecting, the reverent
bow, and maintaining a reverential silence during Church services are all important
rituals to teach children - and need to be modeled and taught by parents.
You are your child's first and primary teacher - especially in matters relating to faith and
spirituality. Spirituality begins in the home; it is supported here at school. God bless you
in your most important job - that of being a Christian/Catholic parent. We can't just talk
about it; we must do it. It must be part of our life! My father didn't tell me how to live.
He lived, and let me watch him do it.
God bless,
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
  Thursday, September 19
Book Fair Night Out w/ Food Trucks, 4:30-7:30 pm
Come by with your family to purchase books and enjoy good food and music.
* Pullin Pork    * BRQ    * The Big Cheezy
* Baked to Geaux    * Snowballs by Tena


 Friday, September 20

School Liturgy, 8:00 am
Book Fair Sale Ends

 Sunday, September 22

Middle School Skate Night, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details below

 Friday, September 27

Box Tops Early Bird Due Date
School Liturgy, 8:00 am

 Tuesday, October 1
First Reconciliation Parent Meeting, Church, 6:00 pm

 Wednesday, October 2
School Picture Retakes

 Thursday, October 3
Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips September

 Friday, October 4
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

CAFETERIA NEWS

* 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.

Again, this year our students will be learning to practice virtues throughout the year.  This year our major theme will be Hope. Hope is also our first virtue of the year. It is trusting God's loving plan.  We would like your family to practice this virtue together. The following are suggested activities you can do as a family to practice this virtue.
  1. Pray as a family to St. Joseph to intercede in helping your family grow in faith of God's loving plan for all of you.
  2. Give hope to others by going as a family to work at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank or visiting a nursing home.
  3. Attend mass as a family each Sunday.
K-4 is one of many classes with 100% participation in our September Stewardship Project. Thank you to all students who  participated.
Please consider joining us at the St. Jude Walk/Run 
  • Saturday, September 28th
  • A. Z. Young Park, N. 3rd St and Spanish Town Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Opening Ceremony - 7:45 a.m.; 1 mile walk - 8 a.m.; 5K walk and run - 8:30 a.m.
    • Walk - $10  Ages 6 & up  K Run - $20  Ages 6 & up Ages 5 & under are free
    • Register HERE
    • After the walk/run, enjoy jambalaya, as well as, crafts and a petting zoo for the kids
All order forms and money due by 3:00 pm Friday, September 20th. CASH ONLY!
Click for the order form
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

FAIR SCHEDULE
Friday, October 18th, 6pm-10pm 
Saturday, October 19th, 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 20th, 10:30am-6pm


Save the time and spare the line! Order your food/drink and game tickets online in $50 increments by Thursday, October 17, 2019.  Pre-Purchased Tickets pick up location will be at the    "INFORMATION - TICKET BOOTH" Friday 5 pm -7 pm  and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm. "Orders not picked up by  1 pm on Saturday, October 19th can be picked up in the fair  Bank located in the school office teachers' lounge.

Ride Bracelets: Purchase ride bracelets for unlimited rides all weekend!
Order deadline is Friday, October 11th and distribution is Tuesday, October 15th

Looking for a fun way to spend a few hours?  Please volunteer! Volunteers are needed in all areas
including games, food booths, set up and clean up. If  you have more than a few hours, please consider becoming a booth chair. Volunteers are essential to the  success of the Fair!

Fair Booth Chairs Needed
Chairpersons are needed for the following booths:
* Football Throw      * Tic Tac Toe      * High Low Card Game     
* Leap Frog      * Golf Gun      * Horseshoe      * Arts & Crafts
If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Terri Barksdale,  tgbarksdale@gmail.com or Julie Terrell,
jujuterrell@aol.com.

FAIR T-SHIRTS  - Fair  T-Shirts are available in one color and are approved Out-Of-Uniform attire. 

For More Information -  Visit stgeorgefair.com or For more information on getting  involved, please contact Teri Cangelosi, St. George Parish  Special Projects Coordinator at teric@st-george.org or  (225) 293-2212.
Join the St. George Girl Scouts
Kindergarten Troop 10589
Kindergarten troop 10589 is formed for this school year with Natalee Menge and Kathleen O'Regan as troop leaders.  Any kindergarten girls who want to join may contact Natalee at
nmenge@yahoo.com or register online at
Please contact Courtney Rahm at courtney@fpcpa.com or (225) 205-6277                                                    for more information or if you have any questions.  
Annual KC Council 4030 Soccer Challenge 
When:  Sunday, September 22nd, 2:00 pm
Where: St. George School  Soccer Fields
 All students interested in participating in the soccer challenge should report to the SGS soccer field for 2:00 pm.

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
Session 2: "Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Lively Virtues"
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 22nd; October 13th & 27th; November 3rd & 17th
9:30 - 11:00 am in Parish Office
For more information contact Karen Fawley, karenf@st-george.org /
(225) 456-5417.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298