St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
APRIL 9, 2020
A Message from the Principal...
A Message from Fr. O'Hare
School Announcements
***********2020-21 Financial Aid Application Deadline Extended************
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the financial aid application deadline has been extended to April 17, 2020. You must have 2019 W2s and taxes uploaded to be considered for aid.
Are You Struggling?
Despite the separation, we are still a family and here for you. If your family becomes sick, challenged in some capacity, or experiences overall hardship during the school closure, please let us know so that we may help.
Time to Update Your VIRTUS
For all volunteers who are VIRTUS COMPLIANT, the diocese is asking all Volunteers to verify and update their status for the Office of Child and Youth Protection. OPCYP will provide a training webinar for how to complete this process on Thursday, April 16 at 2:30pm via Zoom. (information below). The webinar will demonstrate how to sign the updated   Policy on the Protection of Children/Young People and Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and/or Child Abuse . The webinar will be taped so if you miss the instructions you can still access the information. 
 
Volunteers may begin to the sign the policy on Monday April 20th.
 
Zoom Information
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 16, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Liaison Webinar: Policy for Volunteers
Webinar ID: 326 927 054
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap: US:  +13126266799,,326927054#  or  +16465588656,,326927054#
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US:  +1 312 626 6799  or  +1 646 558 8656  or  +1 346 248 7799  or  +1 669 900 9128  or  +1 253 215 8782  or  +1 301 715 8592
International numbers available:  https://zoom.us/u/acvIkx37yt
"St. Louis Kids Serve Too" Social Media Campaign
April is the “Month of the Military Child.” There are 1.2 million military children of active duty members worldwide. We may be apart at this time, but as a Purple Star school, we are honored to call these children our friends and classmates at St. Louis. During the the second half of April (after Spring Break), we would like to run a special “St. Louis Kids Serve Too” social media campaign that recognizes the military families in our St. Louis School community. If your family would like to participate, please share a photo and the following information:
  • Military branch
  • Number of places lived (locations optional)
  • Number of schools children have attended
  • “Why did you choose St. Louis School?” or “What makes St. Louis School
  • special for your family?”
  • Please let us know if we may use your family’s last name in the post, or if you would prefer to be “anonymous”
 Questions? Please contact Kristin Matheis, development@stlouisschool.org

Purple Sock Order Delayed - Due to COVID-19 closures, our purple sock manufacturer is closed until April 13 and is unable to ship our socks. When they do come in, we will schedule curb-side pick up and a virtual purple sock day to honor our friends!
Yearbook News!
We are busy working on our 2019-2020 yearbook and we are asking for your help. Please upload photos for the yearbook. These include CYO sports, field trips, class parties, cheerleading, scouting, etc. Eighth grade parents, please upload a labeled baby picture of your student. This year, we are asking for something new – photos of the distance learning happening in your homes. We want to document how the coronavirus pandemic impacted our school year. If you have trouble uploading photos, you may send them to Mrs. Ferguson at cferguson@stlouisschool.org .

To order a yearbook or upload photos for the yearbook, visit Pictavo Community at commpe.pictavo.com . Use Google Chrome for best results.

To order a yearbook: The online order deadline is 5/1/20.
  • Find your school, St. Louis School, Alexandria, ID# 88425
  • Click or tap ‘Shop My School’
  • Find your product & ‘Add to Cart’
  • Enter student information
  • Add to Cart’ & ‘Check Out’ to complete your purchase!
  • The price for yearbooks ordered online is $25.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully purchased a yearbook.
Virtual St. Louis Family Time
We're rolling out some fun virtual activities each week to keep our St. Louis family connected!
Spring Break Activities
Holy Week Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Download the Selfie Scavenger Hunt and go out and enjoy some relaxed and fun time with your family. Send us some of your selfies, and we'll share them on social media when we return from Spring Break. ( **Please practice social distancing and abide by the stay at home order as appropriate.***)
#STLStrong Fleur de Lis Coloring Page
We're in this together! The fleur de lis not only represents St. Louis School but is a lily that is also a symbol of Hope. Download this coloring sheet , decorate it, and hang it in your window. If we spot it after Spring Break, you may receive a surprise at your door!
Community
Baroody Camps Online Enrichment
Baroody Camps is offering online enrichment classes. For more information, please click here .
INOVA StarKid 5k
As Inova continues to respond to the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation, Inova Children’s Hospital has made the necessary decision to transition the 14th Annual StarKid 5k and Family Fun Run into a virtual event. This event raises money for Inova Children’s Hospital, providing life-saving care in a child-friendly environment close to home. These funds will be used to support research endeavors, simulation and educational programs, including support of the child life programs with the Inova Children’s Hospital. For more information and to register, please visit the StarKid 5k website .