St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
MARCH 27, 2020
A Message from the Principal...
A message from Bishop Burbidge:
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School Announcements
Before you read any further, please do the following...
You must use this direct link to get to this section of our school website. It is NOT part of the public navigation. It is updated daily. This section contains daily announcements, e-learning pages for each grade level and specials, important information from the Resource Team and Counselor, and Family Fun school community activities.

Download the School News App
We now use the School News App to send out important alerts daily to our school families.
It’s free to download to your iOS or Android phone and quick to set up:
  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “School News by Edlio” to install.
  2. Open the app and search for the school; tap “Add School.”
  3. Enable push notification by going to the Alerts tab and tapping “Enable Notifications.”

Follow Us on Social Media
We understand that some families choose not to engage in social media, but you may be missing out on staying connected with the St. Louis School community. If you haven't already, connect with us on Facebook and/or Instagram for daily posts and Twitter for weekly and as-needed posts.
**********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.
Think Before Posting on Social Media
Despite privacy setting options on your own social media pages AND class group pages, all content posted or communicated via any social media account can be publicly available. Please do not post sensitive or confidential information related to any student, including full names and identifiable photos or ZOOM meeting information. Meeting IDs and passwords are in place for your child's safety.
"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. As a Purple Star school, we are honored to call some of them our friends and classmates at St. Louis. During the month of April, 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 upload photos: Deadline to upload photos is 3/31/20.
  • Find your school, St. Louis School, Alexandria, ID# 88425
  • Enter information & ‘Create Account’
  • Verify e-mail (This may take several minutes.)
  • Click or tap ‘Upload Photos’
  • Select the images for upload
  • Click or tap ‘Upload Photos’
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.
Lunch Refunds
April lunch refunds have been issued. We are working on lunch refunds for March 17-31. Refunds will be issued back to the credit card that was used for the order. Thank you for your patience as we adjust 350+ orders.
St. Louis Students Participate in Honors Choir Festival
Virtual St. Louis Family Time
We're rolling out some fun virtual activities each week to keep our St. Louis family connected!
St. Louis Stand Up TONIGHT at 7pm!
Watch your favorite St. Louis teachers perform Dad jokes! We'll roll out the video at 7pm on social media and our website www.stlouisschool.org/familyfun/
Hawks@Home! Specials Edition - P.E.
Next week we'll be featuring Hawks participating in PE activities . Send your pictures to development@stlouisschool.org and we'll share them daily.
April Spirit Dinner is On!
Yes! Our April Spirit Dinner will STILL be at El Paso - COOPER Rd location! This is a popular spirit dinner, come and support the school PTO on  April 7-8 all day!  Please see the attached flyer for more details.  This is an event where we need to bring the flyer in for St Louis to get credit.  This will be take-out only. We can all wave to each other as we are driving to get our take out. 
Our Faith Garden is in Need of "Kindness Rocks"
Looking for something creative to do? Our Faith Garden is in need of some "kindness rocks." See the attached instructions on how you can help us re-fill the garden.
40 Days, 40 Acts
Social distancing doesn't mean that we can't continue to participate in acts of kindness and giving this Lenten season. Look for other ways that you can extend yourself to others...helping a neighbor with yardwork, putting together care packages or simply a card or phone call to check in, older siblings helping out younger with school work, etc. 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 .