St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
JANUARY 10, 2020
A Message from the Principal...
Message from the Superintendent...
We need all school staff, parents and families at St. Louis to assist us in VCPE's legislative efforts this year by signing up for and utilizing the  VCPE Action Center  to contact their legislators to  OPPOSE  the effort to REPEAL the EISTC program and to stay informed on other issues of importance to the future of private schools in Virginia. EISTC is the Education Improvements Scholarship Tax Credits program that provides 25% of the financial aid funding St. Louis School receives from the Diocese.
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: Janac, Jarrett, Jones, Jors, June, Karenge, Keefer, Keller, Kelly and Kennedy.
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 )
Baroody Day Camp - Friday, January 17
St. Louis School has teamed up with Baroody Camp to offer a day camp on January 17th. To register, please visit bc-alx-stlouis.jumbula.com . See the attached flyer for more information.
Place Your February Lunch Order Today!
The February lunch ordering period is open until Wednesday, January 22. Order online ; don't miss out on hot lunch in February!

Refunds for inclement weather days in January will be issued at the end of the month and will be credited back to the credit card you used to purchase your January lunch.
PTO
Spirit Dinner at McAlister's - January 15 & 16
The first Spirit Dinner of the new year! (sorry for the Moe's confusion this week - we will be back to Moe's in March!) Come to McAlister's Deli in the Mt Vernon plaza January 15 and 16 from 4-8PM. Lots of sandwiches, soups, stuffed baked potatoes, salads and more! PTO will receive 20% of sales. Come see your friends you missed over the long break!
Catholic Schools Week Bake Sale
Our Catholic Schools Week Bake Sale is on Saturday, January 25th after 5:30 mass and Sunday, January 26th from 8:00 am-2:00pm in McClunn Hall. Our bakers have baked you a variety of treats for everyone to enjoy. Please come and show your support at our PTO Bake Sale!
Silent Auction - Road Trip 2020!
Auction Tickets
  • Remaining Tables in McClunn Hall will be open for purchase to the community on 1/15/2020 at 9am through the HandBid website.
  • Café seating is still available but going fast!
Click HERE to purchase auction table and café seating.

Donations
  • Donations still needed: Wine, Amtrak miles, hotel points, vacation destinations, gift cards & cash donations
  • Look for Class Basket information from your room parent and in Friday Folders. Email: hawktion.chair@gmail.com

Raffle Ticket Student Contest!
If every student sold 3 tickets, we could raise $26,000 for St. Louis School! The student competition will run until 2/20/2020. Click HERE for prize descriptions & contest rules.

Enter the PTO raffle for a chance to win an RV package valued at $5,000!
Click HERE to purchase tickets
Online Raffle Sales Notice: When purchasing raffle tickets online, the HandBid site requires purchasers to create an account and automatically assigns a paddle number. Please ignore the paddle number assigned. After purchase is complete, a physical raffle ticket stub will be sent via kid-mail or snail mail to the buyer. Email: hawktion.raffle@gmail.com
Parish & Community
Frozen Junior Tickets on Sale Now!
The Aldersgate Church Community Theater will be presenting Frozen Junior , a funny and family-friendly musical based on the hit Disney movie. The show features four St. Louis students – Ian Hixson, Nora Hixson, Isaac Nienaber, and Isabella Spooner. There are matinee shows on January 18, 19, 20, 25, and 26 as well as evening shows on January 17, 24, and 25. The theater is just a few minutes from St. Louis school at 1301 Collingwood Road. You can buy tickets online or at the door on the day of the show. 
March for Life - January 24
On January 24th, our parish will be joining thousands on the National Mall in the March for Life. Any families with students in grades K-7 are welcome to sign their students out from the school office for the day to take them to the March, and it will not be considered an absence. A bus will be available and is leaving the St. Louis Church parking lot at 10:30am. Go to www.kofc5998.org for more information and to reserve your bus space.

**Any 8th graders who would like to attend the March may do so with our school staff chaperones, as long as they bring in a signed permission slip and a bagged lunch for the bus.
VIRTUS Session Scheduled at St. Louis - March 7, 2020
St. Louis will be hosting a VIRTUS session on Saturday March 7th at 9am. This is a great way to complete the training without having to travel to another parish. This training is required to be a chaperone or volunteer with students. Please visit  www.virtusonline.org  to register! Contact Ruthie Cody at protect@saintlouisparish.org with any questions.
Upcoming Calendar Events
January 2020
Tuesday, Jan. 14 - PTO Board Meeting
Jan. 15-16 - Spirit Dinner at McAlister's, 5-8pm
Thursday, Jan. 16 - 11:30 Dismissal (PM EDC open)
Friday, Jan. 17 - No School, Professional Development
Monday, Jan. 20 - No School, MLK Day
Tuesday, Jan. 21 - PTO Meeting, 7pm
Wednesday, Jan. 22 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:15am
Friday, Jan. 24 - March for Life (regular school day)
Sunday, Jan. 26 - Catholic Schools Week Mass, 8:45am
Sunday, Jan. 26 - Open House for Prospective Families, 10am-1pm
Jan. 26 - Feb.1 - Catholic Schools Week