St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
FEBRUARY 28, 2020
A Message from the Principal...
Signing Students Out Early on Fridays During Lent
Students will be attending Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent at 2:30pm. If you need to sign your child out early on a Friday, they must be picked up by 2:15pm. Office staff will not interrupt Stations of the Cross to get students.
School Announcements
Weekly Prayer Intentions
Each day our school community prays for the intentions of our families. This week the following families were included in our prayers: Moss, Mpundu, Mueh, Mulhern, Nawas, Nesbitt, Nguyen, Nienaber, Njong, and North.
Have some news to share? Newsletter deadline is Tuesday. Please email your submissions to Mrs. Dyke ( adyke@stlouisschool.org ) and Mrs. Matheis ( development@stlouisschool.org )
Are you returning to St. Louis next year?
Re-registration forms and fees for the 2020-21 school year are due by Monday, March 2nd.  Even if you are not returning, or are waiting on military orders, all families must submit the form letting us know of your intentions.

You can find a copy of our re-registration letter and form attached.

Spot(s) will be released to our wait list applicants after March 2nd.

FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid applications are due March 18th through FACTS. For more information, please see the attached flyer .
Dr. Seuss Day is Tuesday, March 3rd
Would you, could you come to school?
Dressed as a character you think is cool?
From your favorite book to read?
Yes! You can, you can indeed!
 
Let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss Day, St. Louis! Grades K-3 may come to school dressed as their favorite book character. Grades 4-8 may wear crazy socks. All dress code rules apply to costumes worn to school.
Send in your pics! "40 Days, 40 Acts" Lenten Social Media Campaign
Send in your photos and a brief description of your act of giving or kindness to development@stlouisschool.org between now and April 7th. For ideas on acts of kindness for you and your family, click here .
 
Questions? Please contact Kristin Matheis, development@stlouisschool.org
Last call! Purple Up! Sock Orders Due Saturday, February 29th
Socks must be pre-ordered online by February 29th.
PTO
Spirit Dinner - Wed., March 4th
Come to Moe's for one night only for our March Spirit Dinner! Wednesday March 4 from 5-9PM. This is always a popular Spirit Dinner. Be sure to come on out and meet your friends before or after practice! See you there. 
Box Tops
Help St. Louis collect Box Tops in 2 ways:
1) Download the new free app and scan your receipt - OR-
2) Clip  the box tops  and send them to Laura Fannon via kidmail - Ryan Fannon 5-5. 
Any questions, please contact Laura Fannon at   finnegan10108@gmail.com
Silent Auction Thank You
The Auction was a great success this weekend! Thank you to everyone that attended the Silent Auction, provided goodies for class baskets, donated your goods and services & volunteered your time to make the fundraiser a success. There will be some unsold items & sign up parties listed for bid within the next few weeks so please be on the lookout in the newsletter. 

Thank you to Mrs. Dyke, Fr. O'Hare and the PTO Board for supporting the Auction and providing the guidance and mentorship to make the event possible.

A very special thanks to the committee members who went the extra mile in taking our auction to the next level. Erin Elhihi created all of the branded marketing materials for both the raffle and the auction. Brandi Pensoneau organized and spearheaded the RV raffle. Rachel Mueh created and managed our website and handled the transition to Handbid. Suzanne Davis designed and created the class baskets. The decorations committee comprised of Lynne Spooner, Erin Fletcher & Danette Sullivan transformed our school into a beautiful space. Krystle Island, Lynn Michaels and Carlos Orellano created a menu and dishes that put some five-star restaurants to shame. Matt Ballard, from SongBox Studio 4 kept the music & entertainment going, and Ms. Sarah Noone blessed us with her voice and reminded us of how lucky we are to have these teachers in our kids' life. And finally, to our resident accountant Greg Roberts, who will spend the next two weeks reconciling all of our accounts, THANK YOU!
Extracurricular Activities & CYO
Congratulations to the CYO Cheerleaders
On February 22nd, the Hawks Cheerleaders competed at the Winter Blast Competition at Bishop Ireton High School and they had a great day! Not only did they totally hit their routine, but they won the coveted Spirit Award for the team that exhibits the best sportsmanship toward other teams, has the best show of enthusiasm while competing, and is able to engage the crowd best during their cheer. All 34 members of the team worked so hard all year – since mid-September! Thanks to our coaches Judy Conti, Angela Moore, Jack Lowe and Marcy Grzadzinski for all their guidance and hard work with our kids.
Parish & Community
Bishop Ireton Summer Camps
Bishop Ireton High School (201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314) will be offering athletic and theater summer camps starting in June 2020. These dynamic and fun camps are taught by Bishop Ireton teachers, coaches and current students and are for students in 3rd grade through high school. Registration is open now. Space is limited. Please visit  www.bishopireton.org/summercamps  for more information and to register. Questions, email  summercamps@bishopireton.org .  
Upcoming Calendar Events
March 2020
Wednesday, March 4 - Spirit Dinner at Moe's Southwest Grill, 5-9pm
Friday, March 13 - 11:30 Dismissal (PM EDC open); 2nd trimester ends
Monday, March 16 - No School (Professional Development)
Saturday, March 28 - PTO Used Uniform & Bake Sale, 5-6:30pm
Sunday, March 29 - PTO Used Uniform & Bake Sale, 8am-12pm