“If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them.  Let us open wide our hearts.” 

- Saint Katharine Drexel


Happy February St. Louis families! February brings the opportunity to focus on love, and as we enter Lent, we also become more aware of what it means to truly sacrifice. This month our Purple Star Project students worked on preparing Valetine’s Day Boxes for our adopted soldiers.  Opening our hearts to see love, schoolwide we made conversation hearts that our Purple Star Project students made into garland for the care packages. We also added some treats and socks to keep our soldiers warm! 

We move forward remembering to keep our deployed service members and their families in our hearts, remembering their daily sacrifices which procure our freedoms.   

Purple Star Project

Our Purple Star Project students helped to facilitate our Valentine’s Day care packages by writing letters to our adopted soldiers and assembling the conversation heart garland. K-8 homerooms worked together to make the heart garland messages for our adopted soldiers to hang in their rooms. 

The conversation hearts read sentiments such as “You’re A Hero”, “We Are Grateful”, notes of appreciation, jokes, and quotes. We sent care packages of snacks, socks, hand warmers, and more to show our gratitude.  

Wreaths Across America 2024

Thank you to all of the families who participated in the Wreaths Out Day. 

Mark your calendars for December 14th, 2024.  Next year’s theme is Live with Purpose

Celebrate George Washington's Birthday at Mount Vernon!

Take advantage of our location and proximity to Mount Vernon and enjoy the celebration of George Washington’s 292nd Birthday! You can celebrate Monday, February 19th from 9am-5pm or Thursday, February 22nd from 9am-4pm. Free admission admissions information available here.

Washington Capital's Salute to the Military Game Night

The Washington Capitals will take on The New Jersey Devils in a Salute to the Troops game on Tuesday, February 20th at 7 PM.  You can nominate an active service member or veteran to be honored during the Capitals game during their “Salute to the Troops” moment in the second period! 

The Military Ensemble - Voices of Now (VON)

Opportunity for Middle School students

This theater group of military teens will collectively write, rehearse and perform an original, autobiographical theater piece that explores and share the unique challneges, triumphs, and adventures that come with being a part of a military family. All middle school and high school aged military-connected studenst are welcome, no experience or audtions necessary. Weekly rehearsals and the final perfromance will be at Arena Stage. Registration information can be found here.

February 18, 2024

Last day to attend Winter Lantern Festival

February 19 & 22

Free admission to Mount Vernon

February 20

Washington Caps Military Game Night

Fort Belvoir MWR

NYC Bus Trip

Join the Community Center for a trip to the Big Apple on March 9th with none of the hassle!  Tour the city, see a Broadway Show, shop Madison Ave., or simply enjoy New York City. Patrons are guaranteed six hours of free time on the ground upon arrival of the final destination. There is no guided tour associated with this bus trip.