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
September 5, 2019

Dear St. George Families,  
     What is a "family"? In modern America, "family" is used almost exclusively in reference to the nuclear family - parents and children. In the Bible, however, family has a much broader meaning that could include the household, but it might further refer to a larger group or tribe - or even an entire nation.
     The New Testament word for "family" is oikia, which means house or household. The New Testament would include everyone who lives in a house - which would be not just close blood relatives, but everyone joined together as a community. Our "house" is our Church and school; we are "family". The Church is the household of God, therefore, familial relationships are the model for spiritual relationships.
     I asked a group of students for their definition of "family". Here are some of their ideas:  "family is a group of persons whose members love and try to help each other; they trust and respect one another" "members of a family take care of each other; they are always ready to help" "love is the best virtue that can be taught by a family"
     As a parish/school "family", we want to have the same characteristics that students mentioned as individual family qualities. We have a responsibility to one another; to support and respect one another. We take care of one another and help one another, especially in time of need.  
     We do these things in a variety of ways: -through our support of families who have had tragedies; -through our support of Stewardship which refers to returning to God a portion of the blessings we have received from Him and doing so generously, and willingly without expectation of a tangible reward.  
     This is what makes our school "family" special! We are more than a school; we are a family! Thank YOU for all you do to make our "family" special!
May God bless you and your family,
Jack Nelson
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 Friday, September 6
School Liturgy, 8:00 am
Pep Rally, 1:30 pm
  (see note regarding checkouts below)

 Monday, September 9 - 
 Friday, September 13

Book Fair Preview Week

 Tuesday, September 10
Progress Reports
8th Grade Parent Meeting (Optional), Noon, KAC

 Wednesday, September 11
St. Jude "Socking It To Childhood Cancer" Mini Walk
 7:20 am - 7:40 am, Gym

 Thursday, September 12
Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips August

 Friday, September 13
School Liturgy, 8:00 am

 Sunday, September 15
Book Fair Open House, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Library

 Monday, September 16 -  
 Friday, September 20

Book Fair Purchase Week

 Thursday, September 19 Book Fair Night Out w/ Food Trucks, 4:30-7:30 pm

* 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 pm
The pep rally will begin at 1:30 pm in the gym. 
Students 
will not be checked out during the pep rally. Students needing to go  home between
1:15 pm and 2:45 pm 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.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HIGHLIGHTS
  Out-Of-Uniform Dress Guidelines
 On designated Out-Of-Uniform days the following may be worn:
The designated class colors are:
Pre K and Fifth Grade = blue
Kindergarten and Sixth grade = red
First and Seventh grade = purple
Second and Eighth grade = yellow
Third grade = green
Fourth grade = orange
CARPOOL DRIVERS - PLEASE NOTE
Please keep all intersections on Kinglet Dr.
open to cross traffic. 
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.

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 Wednesday, September 11th, 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 am - 1:00 pm
 * 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.  
The Box Tops for Education Fundraising form is being updated and will be posted in next week's Dragon Tales newsletter and on the school website.
Until the form is posted, feel free to send unexpired box tops to school in an envelope with student's name and homeroom listed.

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.
Middle School Dragon Hearts Program
Registration Now Open!  SGS Dragon Hearts of Divine Mercy Club or "Divine Mercy Girls"  
Registration open now until September 13, 2019

Who are the "Divine Mercy Girls"?
This is a service club for girls in Middle School at St. George School.  Our theme or focus for Middle School will be the performing acts of service through the Corporal Works of Mercy.  We will also learn about St. Faustina and Jesus' message to her about Divine Mercy.  Our motto is "All grace flows from mercy" from St. Faustina.
For more information and to register,  please click here for SGS Dragon Hearts of Divine Mercy page. 
Please email us with any questions at  SGSDHCDivineMercyGirls@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.

Cub Scout Pack 136 News
Pack Meeting - Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30pm, Cafeteria. On meeting days, all current Cub Scouts may wear their Scout uniform shirt and school shorts or pants. Girls may wear their uniform shirt over their jumpers.
It is not too late to join Cub Scouts. Anyone interested may come to the Pack meeting or email -  pack136.stgeorge@gmail.com, for more information.
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