St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
March 2, 2018
A Message from the Principal...
Dear St. Louis Families,

March certainly came in like a lion! I pray that this email finds you safe, with power and no damage to your property. As I write this, power is still out in our school buildings and has been out most of the day! Hopefully the power company will be busy getting everyone back on track throughout the weekend. 

We were able to enjoy the gift of reading throughout Dr. Seuss Day on Thursday! I loved seeing all of the book characters in the younger ones and some fun with crazy socks in the older ones. I spent the day as "Thing Principal", and had fun with various "Thing 1" and "Thing 2"s throughout the building. We had a Reading Magic Show by Joe Romano scheduled for Friday, which has already been rescheduled for March 13th, so a little more celebrating is still to come!

Thank you to all our families for returning the re-registration forms. This allows us to begin inviting new students who have applied for spaces. We are blessed with full classes and wait lists, so we are grateful for everyone's cooperation with the process. We look forward to a busy, productive March!


Kathleen McNutt
Weekly Prayer Intentions
Each day our school community prays for the intentions of our families. This week the following families were included in our prayers: Pensoneau, Perez-Garcia, Petrilli, Pham, Pineda, Plummer, Pollock (1st & 2nd grade), Pollock (7th grade), Pombo, Prow and Quinlan.
School Announcements
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Diocesan Financial Aid Deadline March 16th
Reminder from the Diocese of Arlington: The deadline for priority application for diocesan financial aid is March 16.  Please go to the FACTS site to apply: .  

F amilies must submit their 2017 W-2s and federal tax documents before the March 16th deadline in order to be considered for a suggested award. Currently, 85% of total Diocesan applicants are still in submitted status and missing supporting documentation. It takes approximately 2 weeks for FACTS Grant & Aid to review submitted documents and verify applications so families should be uploading their supporting documents as soon as possible.
Lions Club Vision & Hearing Screening
On March 13th, the St. Louis School clinic will be partnering with the Woodbridge Lions Club to offer vision & hearing screenings for our students. Please click here for additional information and the permission form

Give the Lions a "Second Look"
Recycle your old eyeglasses and hearing aids! A collection box is in the front office.
Student Council March Madness Bracket Challenge
Fill out your March Madness bracket online this year and compete against other St. Louis Hawks! The Student Council will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to the winner of the bracket challenge! All brackets must be submitted by March 12th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
New Family Coffee - March 21st
Families new to St. Louis School this year are invited to attend our final New Family Coffee of the school year on Wednesday, March 21st at 8:15am in the school cafeteria. Younger siblings are welcome.

ALL school families are welcome to attend this coffee. Mrs. McNutt will be joining us to speak about safety and security at
St. Louis School.
Sharon Moss, President
Carolyn Koch, Vice President
Beth Burke, Secretary
Melissa McGuire, Treasurer

Spirit Dinner @ El Paso - March 5 & 6
El Paso on Cooper Street is the place to be on March 5 and 6 for our next Spirit Dinner! Come on out for authentic Mexican food and help support your PTO! It is a great place for a nice dinner and an energetic atmosphere. No more basketball practices. See you there. Bring the flyer or be sure to mention ST LOUIS PTO.
Completed Volunteer Hours
Attached is the updated list of completed PTO volunteer hours as of March 1, 2018.
If your name is on the list that means your family has met the complete requirement of 18 hours for a two-parent family or 9 hours for a single parent family. If your name does not appear on the list and you have met the requirement, please contact Vanessa Milewski ( to insure your hours are recorded. so that I can make sure I have your hours recorded. 
Remember any donations and purchases at the silent auction count toward your PTO volunteer hours. Please contact Vanessa Milewski with any questions.
Thank you for your time and dedication to our school. Your involvement and help are what make St. Louis School a wonderful community.
CYO & Extracurricular Activities
CYO Volleyball
Volleyball is coming to St. Louis! All in grades 3-8 are welcome to learn and practice with the teams, but please note, CYO matches are for girls only. For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Eugene Suwandhi
CYO Basketball Home Games
St. Louis was again able to host some 4th, 5th and 6th grade basketball games this year, giving our teams the chance for some home games. We couldn't have done this if it weren't for the volunteers who opened and set up the gym early in the mornings and those who helped clean and close up at the end of the day. Thanks to Missy McGuire, Angela Keyser, Brandi Pensoneau, Tiffany Brown and tom Cross for their help!
Congratulations to the Hawks Cheerleaders!
On February 17, the Cheerleading team participated in the Bishop Ireton Winter Classic Cheerleading competition for the first time. Performing in front of a big crowd and many local high school teams, our team was so poised and impressive that they tied for First Place in the Elementary Division! Coaches Angela Moore and Judy Conti couldn't have been prouder of them all. Special thanks to our team parents Marianne Olson and Jack Lowe who also gave invaluable assistance that day!
CYO Basketball Sportsmanship Awards
In the St. Louis CYO program, we pride ourselves not just on teaching our kids how to play their sports, but also exhibit the highest level of sportsmanship at all times. We are so proud that two of our teams were recognized this year for the values they exhibited while on the court and towards their opponents. Two of our teams won awards from the Diocese CYO this year for their sportsmanship. They were selected by the other coaches in their divisions and while we are proud of every game they won, we are even more proud of how beautifully they represented St. Louis and all that our wonderful community stands for! Congratulations to our 5th Grade Girls, coached by Ernie Robinson, Debra SoteloMike Wendy, Paul Cuyler and Adam Berman, and our 6th Grade Boys, coached by John Miller, Ted Koch, Ted McGee, Brian Rohde and Chris Owens. You made us all so proud!!!
Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole - Still Time to Register!!!
Please sign up your daughter today at . Late fees are being waived for our St. Louis Teams. Girls on the Run is for 4th and 5th grade girls and will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school beginning March 13th . Heart and Sole is for girls in 6th -8th  grades and will practice on Wednesdays and Fridays after school beginning March 14th . If you have any questions or any interest in coaching this amazing program, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Cotnoir at .
Parish & Community
Below are the confession times for St. Louis and Good Shepherd. Parents of students receiving First Communion in May are reminded that their child must attend confession in March and in April.

St. Louis Church
Sunday: 8:20-9:20am, 4:15pm (Spanish)
Mon-Sat: 9:15am
Wednesday: 6:30pm
Saturday: 4:30-5:30pm

Good Shepherd Church
Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm (6:30-8:30pm during Lent)
Saturday: 8:00-8:45am, 4:00-4:50pm, 6:00pm (Spanish)
Sunday: 1:10-1:15pm (Spanish)
Lenten Concert at St. Louis Church March 15th
All are welcome for an evening of spirituals, art songs and hymn settings by beloved American composers that explore the Lenten themes of renewal, hope and thanksgiving for God's gift of our salvation.

St. Louis Church
March 15, 2018
7:00 pm
Reception to follow in Walsh Hall. 
Please see flyer for more information.
Head Meets Heart
Head Meets Heart, a two-day workshop developed by John Van Epp, PhD, is an entertaining educational program supported by ten years of research to help singles make better dating/marriage choices from a psychological point of view. Sharing values is essential, but there is so much more to consider and work on BEFORE marriage. This class is geared towards older high school teens and college students. St. Louis Parish is hosting this workshop on Saturday, March 10, 10am-5pm AND Saturday, March 17, 10am-5pm. Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. Cost: $100/person. Please see the flyer for more details.
Youth Apostles Institute Pro-Life Essay Contest
Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to submit an essay for the 24th Annual Youth Apostles Institute Pro-Life Essay Contest. Entries are due by April 6th. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Please refer to the school calendar on the website for additional information. Subscribe to the calendar to automatically receive all of the latest updates.

Mar. 9 - Stations of the Cross, 2:30pm, St. Louis Church
Mar. 12 - No School (Professional Development)
Mar. 13 - Vision & Hearing Screening
Mar. 14 - Comfy Clothes Day Reward for attending CSW Mass
Mar. 16 - Stations of the Cross, 2:30pm, St. Louis Church
Mar. 21 - New Family Coffee, 8:15am, cafeteria
Mar. 23 - Stations of the Cross, 2:30pm, St. Louis Church
Mar. 28 - Living Stations of the Cross, 2:00pm, St. Louis Church
Mar. 29 - Holy Thursday, 11:30 Dismissal (no PM EDC)
Mar. 30-Apr. 8 - Easter Break
St. Louis Catholic School
2901 Popkins Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
Principal: Kathleen McNutt
Phone: 703-768-7732
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