Thursday, January 28, 2021
Principal's Message
Dear St. George Parents,

It’s hard to believe that plans for the 2021-2022 school year have already began.

While we continue to plan for the rest of this school year’s special events, we are also looking forward to and getting excited about the next school year. Our new PreK students received their acceptance letters last week and we are beginning re-enrollment for our returning students on Friday. Once that is complete, we can then begin to look at welcoming new families to our St. George community. 

We are truly thankful for your continued support of St. George. It is a great joy to have so many families choose St. George for their child’s education. By choosing SGS, you join our staff in living out our mission every day.

St. George Catholic School Mission
St. George Catholic School is a Christ-centered, family-oriented, community, with a history of tradition and excellence. Gospel values are integrated with academics within a progressive curriculum, promoting faith development through liturgy, prayer, and service.

As part of this mission, it is our responsibility not only to educate your children but to be good stewards of your money. Mrs. Valarie Miller, our school accountant, creates the budget each year with this in mind and I thank her for her wisdom and guidance in this process. The budget for the 2021-2022 school year was presented to both the school and parish finance committees and I am pleased to report that the budget was approved, and I thank Mrs. Valarie Miller along with both finance boards and Father Yi for their support of the new budget.

As we determine our annual tuition rates, we first look at our projected enrollment and then examine the cost to educate each student. As compared to the national average of $12,612 and the state average of more than $11,000, we project our cost to educate each student in the upcoming school year to be $7,058. Given this per student cost, along with consideration of the impact that Covid-19 has had on families, businesses and our school, our goal was to minimize tuition increases as much as possible. This year’s tuition will increase $150 annually, making IFS (identified financial steward) tuition for the 2021-2022 school year $5,750, with an additional assessment for non-IFS and non-Catholic students.

Please know that we value your family’s commitment to St George School and we look forward to continuing our partnership with both you, the parents, and the students and are excited to see what the 2021-2022 school year holds.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Fontenot
Principal
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Re-enrollment of Current Students - January 29 - February 5
Re-enrollment of current students begins Friday, January 29th and ends Friday, February 5th.

Information regarding online re-enrollment will be communicated by email on Friday, January 29th.
Circles of Grace Key Concepts
Circle of Grace educates and empowers children and young people to actively participate in a safe environment for themselves and others, while being taught in the framework of our Catholic faith.

Circle of Grace lessons bring God and our Catholic beliefs into the center of child protection. The lessons contribute to the protection of our young children and affirms them as beloved children of God.

St. George students will participate in the Circle of Grace lessons the week of February 22. More information will be sent to parents as we near that date. HERE is a parent infographic with the key concepts of the program.
St. George Advanced Band II Classes
St. George School Advanced Band II Classes Begin Next Week! 

Band Classes will be after school from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. following this schedule:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2: 6th Grade
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3: 7th Grade
  • Thursday, Feb. 4: 8th Grade

Classes will continue on the same weekdays by grade and held in the SGS Music Room. Please send in Registration Forms by Friday, January 29.

Special Shout Out to ALL Former Middle School Band Students interested in playing in the SGS Band again and to New Middle School Students interested in playing in the SGS Band - Here's Your Chance!  Contact Mrs. Jan Dupre for More Information, jan.dupre@sgschoolbr.org 
(225) 293-1298.

Teacher Appreciation Week - February 8th - 12th, 2021
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
February 8 - 12, 2021

Students who wish to participate may show appreciation for their teachers in the following ways. This is voluntary and not mandatory. 

Monday - Give your teacher a quarter (the coke machine in the lounge is 50 cents)
Tuesday - Special Teacher's Day: Bring a small surprise to the Art, Computer, Spanish, Guidance,
Music, Library, PE or Religion teacher that your child has that day 
Wednesday - Give your teacher a favorite snack or fruit
Thursday - Give your teacher a card, note or prayer
Friday - Give your teacher a school supply

Call for Door Prizes for Teacher Appreciation Week
The Home and School Special Events Committee is accepting donations to make “swag bags” for our teachers to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Donated door prizes are usually given during the annual sit-down luncheon. Although there will not be a luncheon this year, we will still collect prizes to make "swag bags" for each teacher to let them know how much we appreciate them. If you would like to donate an item (nothing is too big or too small), please send items to the office with your name on it by Friday, February 5th. You may contact Jesse Lambert with any questions- 225-572-1352. All individuals and businesses will be recognized for their donation in Dragon Tales.  
Athletic Dragon News
Middle School Boys Basketball is off to a great start! Here is a schedule of league games for the next week, good luck to all of the teams playing!!

Thursday 1/28
  • 6th JV White @ St. George 5:45
  • 6th JV Green @ St. George 6:45
  • 7th JV White @ St. George 7:45

Monday 2/1
  • 6th Varsity @ MBS 5:45
  • 7th Varsity @ MBS 6:45
  • 8th Varsity @ MBS 7:45

  • 6th JV White @ St. Aloysius 5:45

Tuesday 2/2 
  • 6th Varsity @ St. George 5:45
  • 7th Varsity @ St. George 6:45
  • 8th Varsity @ St. George 7:45

  • 6th JV White @ St. Theresa 5:45
  • 7th JV White @ St. Theresa 6:45

Thursday 2/4
  • 6th JV Green @ St. George 5:45
  • 8th JV Green @ St. George 6:45
  • 7th JV White @ St. George 7:45

Friday 2/5
  • 7th JV Green @ St. George 5:45
  • 7th JV Dragons @ St. George 6:45

Good luck to the 6th and 7th JV teams playing at St. Michael High School this weekend. Please double check with your coaches for your team’s playing times.
School Lunch News
FUNDRAISERS
MISCELLANEOUS
Job Opportunity - St. George Catholic School
Girl Scouts Daisy Launch Recruitment Event - Kindergarten Girls
Any kindergarten girls interested in learning more about Girl Scouts, and their mission to build girls’ confidence, courage, and character? Please join us for our Daisy Launch Recruitment event.
Contact:
Tracy Yoes, tyoes@gsle.org
Membership Development Specialist
Girl Scouts Louisiana East
225-927-8946 ext. 1234 or 225-364-3264 direct 
Auction Committee Seeks New Members
Living Rosary Sponsored by The ACTS Core Team
Pray the Living Rosary

All parishioners are invited to pray the Living Rosary in the church on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring their family and friends as we come together as prayer warriors for one another and our entire St. George Parish community. ALL ARE WELCOME!
St. Michael the Archangel High School Open House
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