Volume 1 ~ 2018-19 | August 15, 2018
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
COME SUPPORT OUR KEY CLUB THIS FRIDAY
Yellowhammer will be on the University Campus from 7:00-10:00 a.m. Instead of pulling through Starbucks, pull through our University Campus and support our Key Club!
INAUGURAL FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SHIRT ORDERS DUE FRIDAY AUGUST 17TH
Don't miss your one and only chance to order the Inaugural Friday Night Light shirts by Friday. This keepsake shirt marks this special time in St. Luke's history! If you are on the Japonica Campus, please turn your form into Ms. Sandy. If you are on the University Campus, please turn your form into Ms. Busby in Student Services.
ST. LUKE'S LISTED IN TOP 25 BEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN ALABAMA
With ONLY a few graduating classes - St. Luke's is already making headlines and doing great things! This is only the beginning. The BEST is yet to come! Keep making us proud, Wildcats!
JAPONICA ENRICHMENT FORMS DUE MONDAY AUGUST 20th
FUNdamentals enrichment forms are due no later than Monday August 20th. Some classes are already full. If you have any questions, please email cjackson@stlukesmobile.com
SHOP WITH SCRIP
Don't forget to consider making your purchases using Scrip. This helps the school at no additional cost to you!
BLACKBAUD INFORMATION
We are excited to introduce Blackbaud to our parents. Blackbaud is the gold standard of student information systems among private schools and will serve as a wonderful resource for both you and your student. From here, you'll be able to see your student's progress in classes, send a message to a teacher, and even update your family's information as necessary.   
Please use the attached guide to retrieve your username and password. Parents, please remember that your portal is different from your child's portal, so you will need to create and use credentials separate from your child's.   
We look forward to a great year!
ALICE TRAINING ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS 6-12th GRADE
We are proud of our University Campus for successfully practicing the Alice Safety Drills. They practiced lockdown, barricade, and evacuation. The entire school evacuated to safety. According to Seargent Bryars, we are the ONLY school in Mobile County to go through the drills with the students! We will continue with more drills in the future. SAFETY FIRST!
AZALEA TRAIL OPPORTUNITIES
Azalea Trail Opportunities are quickly approaching. Contact Monica Cotton at mcotton@stlukesmobile.com for more information.
USE THESE HASHTAGS TO WIN
We will be randomly, but frequently, checking out social media to see just who is using our hashtags and checking in on our Facebook page! If we see you are using our hashtags, you will be entered into random fun drawings. The more you use our hashtags, the more chances you have to WIN!
UPCOMING COLLEGE EVENTS INFORMATION
Check out these upcoming local college events.
A NOTE FROM MRS. GLEASON, ART TEACHER K2-5th
Mrs. Gleason is giving you the option to purchase a end of the year photo book of your child's art work!
MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTERCARE INFORMATION
Middle School aftercare is up and running. Students must sign in the University library at 3:45. Their parents must sign them out by 5:30. This is a free service for our families. We look forward to a wonderful year. 
AFTER SCHOOL CARE FORMS (SL+ AND STAY AND PLAY K2-5th)
Please don't forget to get your after school care forms turned in. We have to have your child's information in order for them to stay even in the event of an emergency. If you selected "regular" as your child's after school care status, you will be billed in September for August SL+ tuition (prorated) and September SL+ tuition in full. Thank you for allowing us to care for your children!
MRS. STRINGER'S MUSIC NEWSLETTER (K2-K5)
Our new music teacher, Mrs. Stringer, is ready to get music started on Japonica! WOW - are we lucky to have her? Welcome Mrs. Stringer!
ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR
SPOTLIGHT
BACK TO SCHOOL ON JAPONICA
K2-5th Grade had a GREAT first day back at school. It was great to see so many wonderful smiles! We are looking forward to the BEST year!
6TH GRADE WALK TO CHAPEL AND 9th GRADE PROMENADE
On the first day of school, 6th Grade took the traditional "First Walk to Chapel" by being greeted by 7th-12th Graders. Also, our 9th Graders participated in the traditional "Opening of the Gates". 9th Grade celebrated by entering the gates for the first time as high schoolers. The next time they go through the gates will be on their graduation day.
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS ON JAPONICA 1st-5th GRADE
Father Bailey blessed the backpacks of the 1st-5th Graders on Tuesday. He delivered a special message and blessing to our lower school as we begin this new school year.
ALICE TRAINING A SUCCESS
Part of the Faculty and Staff's back to school meetings consisted of taking a test on Alice training knowledge and performing drills to ensure best case scenario in the event of an intruder.
WELCOME K4 TEACHERS
We are so excited to have Mrs. Coupland and Mrs. Andrews on our Japonica Campus! They have spent a lot of time getting ready for their new students. We love their excitement and can't wait for you to meet them. Stop by and introduce yourself!
ATHLETICS
FIRST VARSITY PRACTICE "UNDER THE LIGHTS"
On Friday, August 10, our Varsity Football team had a scrimmage, complete with our band and our lights, on our field!
YDL REGISTRATIONS
Information for Kiddie Kat, Cubs, and YDL Sports K3-6th Grade
VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE