Alumni Newsletter                              
WINTER 2018
UPCOMING EVENTS
MARCH 2, 9, 16, 23
Alumni are invited to join the school community for Friday Mass and Stations of the Cross in St. Louis Church during Lent.

Mass 
8:45am
Stations of the Cross 
2:30pm
MARCH 5 & 6
Support the St. Louis PTO at their next Spirit Dinner!

El Paso Restuarant 
5-9pm both days
8746 Cooper Road, Alex.
MARCH 29 - APRIL 6
Easter Break 
MAY 4
May Crowning Mass 
8:45am
St. Louis Church
MAY 15-19
Diocesan Shakespeare Festival
MAY 21
Spring Band &
Chorus Concert 
7:00pm
McClunn Hall
MAY 22
Diocesan Battle
of the Books
ANNUAL FUND
The 2017-18 St. Louis School Annual Fund campaign is in full swing! With a goal of $75,000, we are two-thirds of the way there with $50,000 in donations pledged. We are thankful for the support of our school families, alumni and the local community as we raise funds to re-surface the floor in McClunn Hall and provide tuition assistance for those school families in need.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, donations made to the annual fund are fully tax deductible and can be made at any time via check, PayPal or Faith Direct. For more information, please visit the school website or contact Kristin Matheis, development@stlouisschool.org.
ALUMNI NEWS
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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,

With schools in the forefront of the news these days, we are reminded of the true need for educating the whole child, and the ultimate desire for peace. St. Louis School is founded on faith-filled, academic excellence through the partnership of school and family. As St. Louis School has grown and updated through the years, security has been an important piece of our upgrades. Door replacements, interior and exterior security cameras throughout the campus, drills and procedures for lock-ins and lock-downs, and hired security for the parking lot are just some of our safety features. Just as important, we have grown our resource and counseling program tremendously over recent years, with the understanding that the emotional and social needs of children is crucial for happiness and success.

St. Louis School continues to thrive with full classes and an active PTO and parish community! We celebrated the gift of Catholic education joyously during Catholic Schools Week, and we are grateful for the support of our new pastor, Fr. Keith O'Hare, who joined us in June. He joins our students every Monday morning as we gather for assembly to focus on the virtue of the month, celebrate any school awards, and prepare for the week ahead. He joins us through the sacraments, with weekly Mass, quarterly confessions and sacrament preparation. It is a blessing to have him and our parish priests to guide and teach us in the ways of Jesus.

Many blessings to you and your families this Lent. If you are in the area, stop by and take a tour - we are always happy to see you!

Peace,
Kathleen Faherty McNutt, Class of 1983
Principal


Mrs. McNutt was recently featured in an article "Alumni Who Became Principals" in the  Arlington Catholic Herald. Read the article  here .
A Message from Fr. O'Hare
Dear St. Louis Alumni,

Life teaches us many lessons and as alumni of St. Louis School you have grown in wisdom over the years. What you learned as a child at St. Louis School, you now understand at a deeper level - that all that matters is faith, family and friendship. These three "F's" are the only things that really matter in the end. In this holy season of Lent, pray to be renewed and rooted in the essentials that  you were taught as a Catholic school student. Be assured of my prayers and please pray for me, too - God bless you!

Father O'Hare
Alumni Spotlight
Ellen Mulé graduated from St. Louis in 2010 and attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. She went on to begin undergraduate studies at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), where she will graduate this May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ellen received a four year Navy ROTC scholarship and will be commissioned as an Ensign on the same day as graduation. She was selected for submarine service, and will be headed to Charleston, S.C. for Nuclear Power School for training after commissioning. In addition to her academic work, Ellen played 4 years of Field Hockey at M.I.T. and was co-captain her senior year. The team won the NEWMAC championship this past year! 
 
We celebrate Ellen and all of our St. Louis alumni, and we look forward to watching for future success!

left - mother, Cathy Mulé, right - Ellen Mulé
2018 Science Fair
Thank you to the alumni, alumni parents and former faculty who judged the 2018 St. Louis School Science Fair including Riley McHale (2014), Katie Wood (2015), Mrs. Janice McHale (alumni parent), Mrs. Laura Dwyer
(alumni parent)  and Mrs. Marlene Stefanik (former St. Louis School Science Teacher 2003-2006) .
Catholic Schools Week 2018 Re-cap
Eighth grade students representing their Confirmation saints kicked off the week with a "Saints Alive" skit. The video can be viewed here.
Students assembled 100 toiletry bags for Carpenter's Shelter residents transitioning to permanent housing.


Joined by assistant superintendent, Sr. Karl Ann Homberg and Fr. O'Hare, the entire school community prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet and released our balloon rosary.

Students raised funds to slime our principal and assistant principal, Mrs. McNutt and Mrs. Dyke. Over $1,500 was raised for the Poor Clares, United Community Ministries (UCM) and Prayers for Squares.