St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
JANUARY 16, 2020
A Message from the Principal...
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: Ketelsen, Khanijoun, Kim, Klaver, Knight, Koch, Koch and Kokinda.
Have some news to share? Newsletter deadline is Tuesday. Please email your submissions to Mrs. Dyke ( ) and Mrs. Matheis ( )
Last Call for February Lunch Orders!
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.
First Confession & First Communion Information Meeting
An information meeting for parents of 2nd graders preparing for First Confession and First Communion will be held on February 3rd at 7pm in St. Louis Church.
A Word from the Counselor...
Meet Mrs. Cierra O’Connor who is pursuing her Master’s in School Counseling from Wake Forest University. Mrs. O’Connor will be working with Mrs. Jennifer Cotnoir full-time through April to fulfill the hours she needs to complete her internship.

And check out the counselor's "Podcast Pick of the Week" in this week's Counselor's Corner .
Update on Lands' End Uniform Purchases and Returns
As a courtesy, we would like to pass along this information to St. Louis families...Lands' End is liquidating its stores within Sears this month and will no longer accept Lands' End merchandise returns, including uniforms, at Sears. Returns will be accepted at Lands' End stand-alone stores or via mail. For more information about this change, please visit the Lands' End website.
PTO Meeting - Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7pm
Please join the PTO for their next general meeting on Tuesday, January 21st at 7pm in the cafeteria. Babysitting will be provided. Please see the flyers in your child's Friday folder.

The guest speaker will be Dcn. Marques Silva. He will present on “Teens and Technology: Navigating the Culture.” St. Louis School is partnering with Dcn. Marques to better equip parents to navigate the ever-changing world of technology that has become part and parcel of children’s identity. What apps, smart phones and video games to use or not to use - that is the question!
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!
Extracurricular Activities & CYO
Heart & Sole and Girls on the Run is Returning This Spring
We are excited to announce that GOTR for 4th and 5th grade girls and Heart and Sole for 6th-8th grade girls will be starting the week of March 2nd. We are in need of a few parent coach/helpers. If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Jennifer Cotnoir at . The practice days are still to be determined. We will announce soon when those are as well as where you can register your daughter. If you know your daughter would like to join or if you have questions, please let us know.
Parish & Community
Good Shepherd & St. Louis Winter Dodgeball - Monday, Jan. 20
4th-8th Graders are invited to team up for a dodge ball tournament in McClunn Hall on Monday, January 20th. All proceeds benefit 2020 work camps. Please see the flyer for more information.
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. 
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  to register! Contact Ruthie Cody at with any questions.
Upcoming Calendar Events
January 2020
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