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 (menu subject to change)
Principals of the Day - Kate, Mary, Annalise and Matthew Trahan
Our Principals of the Day had a very exciting day: they led the student body in morning prayer and announcements, monitored the monthly fire drill, took a lunch break, treated students to popsicles, led the school in our afternoon prayer and participated in afternoon bus duty.
Everyone appreciated the Out-Of-Uniform day and the special treat! Thank you, Principals!

DRAGON TALES
9/26/19

Dear St. George Families,
Competition is good in many areas of life where it encourages excellence and efficiency rather than mediocrity or sloppiness.  It provides goals to work towards. Competition can even foster unity, a striving towards the same goal such as team members who may compete against one another during practice so they can spur one another on to improve their game and increase the chances of the whole team winning.
 "Sport lives by comparison. Although many claim that they compete to find their own limits of performance, this can only be established by comparison with others' performance. To be better than someone else is a basic thought in sport. We need competition in order to judge our own performance. The literal meaning of 'compete' is to strive together ... Christian competition is about striving with all our might but within the rules and etiquette of the game. It is striving to maximize the gifts God has given us in a competitive environment. Will not the God who promised us 'life ... to the full' rejoice when we compete and reach our full potential?" 
The challenge for Catholics is to check our motives as we enter a competitive arena. Am I taking part in the competition to raise my position among my peers in order to boost my sense of significance, or am I taking part to grow and reach my full potential in that particular skill, in God's strength, for his glory? Or in the case of "fun" competition (like playing a board game with the family), is my aim to help grow relationships and openness as we battle it out together, rather than to impress people and gain their admiration?
It's helpful to view others, as running mates rather than rivals. Christ, not me, is at the center of all things; significance, satisfaction and security are found through being in right relationship. Others are not the enemy, the obstacle to my "success" in life. It is not a case of survival of the fittest. I do not need to beat them to be blessed.
It will help our children if we teach and model to them from an early age that their identity is secure in knowing they're made by God, and loved by him in Christ Jesus, so they don't need to seek approval or significance by being better than others. They are free to be competitive in certain contexts, if it is for the sake of doing their best, seeking to improve their skills and rejoicing in the abilities God has given them. But a competitive attitude must involve perseverance, endurance and grace rather than irritation, rudeness, anger, arrogance or despondency. Quite a challenge for adults as well as children, I know!
God bless,
Jack Nelson

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, September 26

Friday, September 27

Last day to order fair t-shirts

Box Tops Early Bird Due Date (see flyer below)
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
 
LOOKING AHEAD

 Upcoming No School Days:  Friday, October 11 & Friday, October 18 
 Upcoming Parent Teacher Conference Days:  Friday, October 25 (PreK - 5th)
                                                                               Monday, October 28th (6th - 8th)
    (students do not attend school on the day of their parent teacher conference)

 Upcoming Special Arrival and Staggered Dismissal Directions for PreK-8th
    Monday, October 14 and  Tuesday, October 14 -  FIND DIRECTIONS HERE                                                                       
* 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
October Lunch Menu (subject to change) No school October 11 and October 18
* 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.

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St. George Theme Basket Raffle
ST. GEORGE PARISH FAIR
OCTOBER 18, 19 & 20
St. George School is responsible for the "ST. GEORGE THEME BASKET RAFFLE" booth, which raffles off assorted themed baskets. 
Classes or a grade level sponsor each basket. 
Theme Basket Sponsors:
PRE K -  It's a Date         
KINDERGARTEN -  Barbie/Princess/Disney/Lego/Transformer/Hot Wheels
1A & 1B -  Saints                                            1C & 1D -  Holidays
Second Grade -  Gift Cards                             Third Grade -  Family Night Entertainment
Fourth Grade -  Louisiana                               Fifth Grade -  Sports and Leisure
Sixth Grade -  LSU                                         Seventh Grade -  Chocolate Basket
Eighth Grade -  Lottery scratch-off tickets 

More information will be provided by letter to all students on Monday, September 30th.
The deadline to donate is Friday, October 11, 2019. Thank you.
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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. 
Final deadline to order - today, Thursday, September 26th.
T-shirts will be distributed the week of the fair.

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.

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.
Annual KC Council 4030 Soccer Challenge 
When: Sunday, September 29, 2:00 pm
Where: St. George School Soccer Fields
Boys and girls ages 9* - 14* years of age are invited to compete. 
(* must be 9 on September 1st / must turn 15 after September 1st)
All students interested in participating in the soccer challenge should report to the SGS soccer field for 2:00 pm.
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St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298