St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
MARCH 13, 2020
A Message from the Principal...
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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: Patton, Pensoneau, Petrilli, Pineda, Portillo, Powell, Prow, Quinlan,
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 )
Per the Governor's statement, St. Louis School will be closed to students beginning March 16. E-learning for our students will begin March 17. Please see below for important information about picking up student materials. Stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.
Student Materials Pick-up on Monday, March 16th
We will open the building to  school parents   only (Kindergarten-8th grade) to pick up necessary books and materials on Monday. To help ease the process, we are staggering our families in the following way:
  • Last Name A-F 1:30pm
  • Last Name G-L 2:00pm
  • Last Name M-R 2:30pm
  • Last Name S-Z  3:00pm
 
We want to ensure this process runs efficiently and smoothly as well as maintains social distancing. Therefore,  parents only  should plan to come through the main school doors to enter the building and proceed to your child’s homeroom classrooms.

For those who may have children with them - Staff will be available to keep an eye on your children in your car if necessary. Please pull up to the front row of parking spots along the sidewalk.

Middle School parents - Please bring your child's Reading Log to Mrs. Czapiewski if they did not already turn it in. It was due today and will count toward 2nd trimester grades.
PE Uniform Change for 2020-21
For the 2020-21 school year, there is one change to the PE uniform shirt. Students may wear the approved CYO royal blue shirts or the NEW gray PE shirt (available in cotton or dri-fit) which may be purchased through Flynn O’Hara. Students will no longer be allowed to wear the light blue PE shirts starting in August 2020.
40 Days, 40 Acts
We're still collecting photos and will be posting to social media throughout Lent. Send us your photos of acts of kindness and giving to development@stlouisschool.org .
PTO
Extracurriucular Activities & CYO
CYO Spring Track Season
The CYO Track season is currently on hold. No final decisions have been made yet, but if the spring track season is cancelled, all registration fees will be refunded promptly.  
CYO Basketball
Congratulations to all our players and coaches for the conclusion of another successful CYO basketball season! St. Louis was well-represented throughout the season by our many teams and we are proud of their excellent play and even more proud of the excellent sportsmanship they exhibit at every turn. We send out special congratulations to our 4th grade boys, 7th grade girls and 7th grade boys, all of whom were the regular season champs in their divisions! Congratulations too to our 6th grade girls who made the championship game in their division. Our 5th grade girls, 6th grade boys, and 6th grade girls were also selected for the Sportsmanship Awards in their divisions.   

So many people contribute to a great season, but none more so than our coaches. Thank you to all who have given so much of your time and talent to our kids over the season:   Gregg Schwieterman, Delphin Montano, Drew Crutchfield, Christa Doherty, Joe Averkamp, Luis James, Leah Beckett, Leah Howard, Emily DiBella, Michael Day, John Miller, Nate Ritenour, Andrew Hartwell, Rob Lentini, John Gorman, Scott Keller, Ted Koch, Brian Nienaber, Tom McGuire, Missy McGuire, Nick Swetz, Bill Buffaloe, Debra Sotelo, Mike Wendy, Ernie Robinson, Matt Conner, Joe DeLorenzo, Ted McGee, Ted Koch, Brian Rohde, Chris Owens, Tim Kelly, and Amanda Miller. 
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 .  
Saint John Paul the Great Summer Camps
John Paul the Great has summer camps! Save the date for a number of sports camps, interest camps and our very own leadership camp, Camp Quintessential! For details, dates and registration information, please visit:  https://www.jpthegreat.org/apps/pages/summeractivities   or call 703.445.0242.
Knights of Columbus Highway Clean-up Project
The Mt Vernon Knights have established a new program that involves parish youth. Beginning this year on Earth day week (April 22) the council will sponsor Adopt-a-Highway cleanup from Jeff Todd Way to Forest Place and SkyView Lane. Parish youth can earn service hours by participating in the clean up scheduled for April 18 (rain date April 25). Please meet at the Council Hall at 8am for a safety briefing and instructions.
Upcoming Calendar Events
March 2020
Monday, March 16 - No School (Professional Development)
Saturday, March 28 - PTO Used Uniform & Bake Sale, 5-6:30pm (tentative)
Sunday, March 29 - PTO Used Uniform & Bake Sale, 8am-12pm (tentative)
CHANGE IN CALENDAR:
There will be NO afternoon EDC on Friday, May 22 (11:30 dismissal)