Thursday, December 10, 2020
Principal's Message
In the Christian tradition, JOY is the theme of the third week of Advent, the four-week series of spiritual preparation before Christmas.
Christmas is a joyful celebration of the birth of the baby Jesus, God’s entry into the world.

Traditionally, the candle which is lit on the third Sunday of Advent is pink. Why the pink candle?  The color pink was selected to be a reminder of the spirit of Lent, with its mixture of joys and sorrows and in particular its joy of the resurrection.

Joy and woe are indeed interwoven in our lives. During the Advent season, we take time to reflect on our lives, the blessings and the challenges. It is tempting to face these unevenly. Sometimes we dwell exclusively on the challenges, the sacrifices, the pain.  Other times, we deny the pain and jump to joy with a quick bypass.

We need Advent to get back to balance. With faith in God’s amazing grace and love for us, we are called to face the realities . . . the pain, the downturns . . . within the context of the joy that God’s gift of Christmas brings and will always bring.

JOY is all around us, in the sounds of music, the happy faces of the children, the beautiful decorations and lights. Joy is a choice, made by opening our hearts and trusting in God’s love.

Original article by The Rev. Lee Cruise 
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Middle School Mid-Term Exams
Middle School Mid-Term Exam Schedule
Early Dismissal (Grades 6-8) beginning at 10:45 am

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
           8:00-9:15   Science
           9:20-10:35 Literature

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
           8:00-9:15    Math
           9:20-10:35  Religion

Thursday, December 17, 2020
           8:00-9:15    English
           9:20-10:35  Social Studies

Special Middle School Carpool Dismissal

  • Please note that students will be dismissed from their homeroom classes beginning at 10:45 am. 
  • Parents, please use the 2nd-5th grade carpool line for pickup. 
  • Students will be called following normal dismissal procedures.
  • If your child is still testing, you will be asked to park in the parking lot until testing is completed. 

Early Dismissal - Friday, December 18th
Friday, December 18th - Early Dismissal - 10:30 am

  • All students will need to be picked up from school using the carpool lines

  • Bus Service will be provided in the morning only

  • No After Care service

Stewardship Project: December - Bucks for Bikes
December Stewardship Project
Ends Tomorrow, December 11
Bucks for Bikes 

Update: 10 bikes have been purchased

Our December Stewardship Project, in conjunction with St. George Church's Advent Giving Tree Ministry, is to earn “bucks” to buy a bike for a child or adult in need. Students are asked to perform an act of kindness at home to earn $3.00 to donate to this project. This stewardship project helps to understand the needs of those less fortunate.

Any funds leftover after bikes are purchased will be donated to St. George Church's Advent Giving Tree Ministry. Details regarding this ministry may be found below. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in helping to provide Christmas gifts for those in need.

For it is in giving that we receive. - St. Francis of Assisi

Cell Phone Usage in School Zone
Cell Phone Usage in School Zone

Please remember, according to Louisiana state statutes, the use of cellphones is not permitted in school zones, as noted below.

B. Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, no person shall operate any wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle upon any public road or highway during the posted hours within a school zone on such public road or highway. Operating a wireless telecommunications device shall include:
  • (1) Engaging in a call.
  • (2) Writing, sending, or reading a text-based communication.
  • (3) Accessing, reading, or posting to a social networking site.

For the safety of students, faculty and fellow carpool drivers, please refrain from cell phone use in the carpool line. Please also remain attentive while navigating the carpool line. Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
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The St. George Catholic Church Giving Tree Ministry is grateful for all of the gifts that have been turned in this year! If you weren’t able to get a gift this year, the online “Quick Give” option will remain open for donations through Sunday, December 13. We are very close to our goal, so please consider helping. To donate online, CLICK HERE. You can also use the address st-george.org/adventgivingtree.
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