Alumni Newsletter                              
FALL 2017

Alumni Welcome Back Mass & Social
8:45am Mass & Coffee

Hawks 5K & Fun Run
Hawks Day

All Saints Day Mass
8:45am, St. Louis Church

Veterans Day Mass
8:45am, St. Louis Church

NOVEMBER 12 & 14  
Open Houses for Prospective Families
Sunday - 10am-1pm
Tuesday - 9am-noon

Lessons & Carols
7pm, St. Louis Church

This year's school theme is "Praise Raises Us Up"
Currently, our online Alumni Directory has listings for more than 900 Alumni from 1963-2017 for whom we have some contact information. 

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Greetings from your Elementary School Alma Mater!

As an alum myself (St. Louis Class of '83), it is with great joy that I connect with the alumni community through our St. Louis Alumni Newsletter. Each one of us has memories of our days, teachers and friends at St. Louis School, and all of those memories combine to create more than 60 years of deep tradition and ongoing Christ-centered education here on Popkins Lane. It is our goal to connect with you and share the blessings of a united school community. 

Dear St. Louis Alumni,

We had a summer of change at St. Louis Parish and School!
Our pastor for the past five
years, Fr. Matthew Zuberbueler, was transferred to St. Anthony's parish in Falls Church, VA, and Bishop Burbidge announced the name of our new pastor at the end of May. Fr. Keith O'Hare arrived in Alexandria on June 28, 2017, bringing nine years of pastoral experience from Banica, Dominican Republic. Fr. O'Hare grew up in Arlington Diocese, attending St. Leo's Elementary School and Paul VI High School in Fairfax, VA. How blessed we are to have a pastor who is dedicated to Catholic education and who brings a servant's heart as he serves the parish and school!

McClunn Hall got a facelift this summer! The Hall was painted, and the PTO purchased wall pads for the entire space, with 6 ft. high sports padding for safety and aesthetics. The PTO also purchased a new digital scoreboard, which will be put to use shortly for the 2017-18 CYO basketball season! McClunn Hall is used for parish events throughout the year, but it is primarily used by the school for daily events, assemblies, athletics, and gatherings. It is a real joy having a fresh new look in the space!

We started the 2017-2018 school year with our highest enrollment since the preschool was opened in 2012. With over 510 students, the year began with the spiritual theme, "Praise Raises Us Up!". We look forward to a great year ahead!  If you haven't been able to come back and visit yet, we hope that you will consider joining us for the Alumni Mass with the student body at 8:45am on Friday, Oct. 20th. What a great chance to join us in prayer and then stop in the school building for coffee & donughts and a tour of nostalgia!  If that day doesn't work, please drop by for a visit some time - I am always happy to walk our alums around.  Please pray for our students, our teachers and staff as we all work together to continue the tradition of maintaining a vibrant, thriving, faith-filled place to learn, grow and celebrate all God's blessings 

Kathleen Faherty McNutt, Class of 1983
Alumni Welcome Back Mass & Social
Friday, Oct. 20
Do you recognize these 1967 graduates?

Alumni from all class years are invited to join the school community on Friday, Oct. 20 for Mass at 8:45am followed by a coffee reception and tours of the school. Let us know you're coming! RSVP to

Hawks Day 5K & Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 21
Join the St. Louis community including school staff, students, family and friends for the 4th Annual 5K & Fun Run and Hawks Day Celebration.
Don't miss this day of Health, Wellness, Fellowship & Fun!!
  • 8:00am: Hawks 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk (registration required)
  • 8:30am: Hawks 5K Run/Walk (registration required)
  • 9:00am-1pm: Hawks Day Celebration (free admission) with Games, Crafts, Cake Walk, and Bounce Houses for the whole family. BBQ & Pupusas available for purchase along with a Beer Tent for grown-up Hawks!
Register online for the Hawks 5K & Fun Run.
Alumni Spotlight
After graduating from St. Louis School, Madeline Fortier (2010) attended Bishop Ireton High School in Alexanndria, Virginia.  She graduated with honors, at the top of her class and captain of the varsity cheerleading team. She received an appointment to West Point, the United States Military Academy in 2014, and she is now a "Firstie", otherwise known as a fourth year cadet. She is an Operations Research major who will be graduating from the academy in May 2018.

Katherine "Kat" Hayden Rosemond (1984)  r ecently graduated from Saybrook University with a PhD in Human Science and received the Dissertation with Distinction Award.

"Thank you,  St. Louis School, for providing the foundation to bring me to this achievement and blessing."

Margaret Brown Zogby (1963) celebrated Sr. Margaret Rose Gilmore's 90th Birthday with her at the Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse in Allegany, NY.
Sr. Margaret Rose served as the principal of St. Louis School from 1957-1959.

Mission Parish in Nicaragua
St. Louis Catholic Church and School has a Mission Parish in Nicaragua. The pictures here are children are from our Sister Parish, specifically from the school there, San Luis, Rey de Francia. There are just under 100 students in pre-school through 5th grade. The school has great family spirit, and the teachers (all six of them!) and principal are most attentive to the needs of all the students. They share their faith daily, and they offer great joy at being able to teach in a Catholic parish school, which is, in that part of Nicaragua, a rare and special thing. Pastor Carlos, the students, families and staff are unified in their gratitude to the people of St. Louis Parish for their generosity in building the school and in their willingness each year to support it. Truly, it is a tremendous and great gift to the community of San Isidro. 
Fr. Carlos