St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
NOVEMBER 22, 2019
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: Fortes, Franceski, Friedel, Gagan, Galvan, Garcia, Gauthier, Gliha, Gorman and Gothers.
Have some news to share? Newsletter deadline is Tuesday. Please email your submissions to Mrs. Dyke ( ) and Mrs. Matheis ( )
School Picture Orders
Individual picture orders are beginning to come in in batches. They will be sent home with your child as we receive them.
On December 3rd, please consider a gift to the St. Louis School Annual Fund. A $30 gift from every school family will allow us to reach our Giving Tuesday goal of $10,000 to jumpstart the campaign. This year's funds will go toward an innovative and inclusive play space for ALL children.

*PayPal will add 1% to every gift given between Dec. 3 - 31.
Our collection boxes are filling up!
St. Louis students are collecting pre-loved LEGO bricks for the LEGO Replay project. Donations will be collected through Dec. 6th! Please see the flyer for more information.
Spirit Dinner - December 3rd
December 3 is the National Day of Giving! Noodles has selected St. Louis to highlight for their giving program and this can be a great benefit for us! Bring yourselves, your family, friends and the attached flyer to Noodles on Dec. 3 from 4-8PM. Lots of choices even for those who do not eat pasta and or are gluten free. Come help the PTO raise funds for our school projects. We will receive 25% of our supporter's sales. Let's create a big public presence of St. Louis families so all will know and appreciate our school and families. 
PTO Christmas Shoppe - December 8th
St. Nicholas is coming to McClunn Hall for pictures and a children's Christmas Shoppe on Sunday, Dec. 8, 9am-2pm. There will be children's activities, an opportunity for children to shop for family gifts, pancake breakfast provided by the Knights of Columbus and a Christmas Cookies & Cocoa sale from the 8th grade class. Please see the flyer for more information.
Spirit Fitness at Flight - December 9th
December Bonus!! We are introducing Spirit Fitness. Monday, Dec. 9 is a half day, and Flight in Springfield will be hosting us from 12-5. Jump for joy as Flight will donate 40% of the ticket price to St Louis. Plan ahead for a fun filled afternoon at Flight. Please complete  Waiver - New Guest
Volunteers ~ Thank you for all you do! We appreciate your time & donations. Please note that 1 volunteer hour = $25 for donated items (class parties, bake sale etc.). We are grateful for all donations of items, service & prayer that you share with our St. Louis Community!

 Not sure how to get involved? Check out the  Volunteer Opportunities Guide  for positions that fit your interests and availability. 

Don't forget!  Individual families are required to track their volunteer hours throughout the school year and to submit them in the Volunteer Hours Log for credit. Questions regarding volunteering? Contact Elizabeth Moncher, .
Extracurricular Activities & CYO
CYO Mandatory Basketball Parent Meeting
The Diocese of Arlington requires that at least one parent of EVERY basketball player attend a MANDATORY meeting at their parish in advance of the start of the season. Even if you attended this meeting last year, you MUST attend again this year. We will be hosting three sessions in the cafeteria: Tuesday, Nov. 19th and Thursday, Nov. 21st at 7 pm, and Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 9 am. If you absolutely cannot attend any of these meetings, please contact Judy Conti, .
Parish & Community
Boy Scout Christmas Wreaths
St. Louis troop 680 will be selling fresh, fragrant wreaths and centerpieces for $20-30 on Dec. 1, 8 and 15 before and after the 8:45am, 10:30am and 12:20pm Masses at the Bell Tower. Don't delay; we sold out early last year! Decorate your home and support a worthy cause. 
Tickets on Sale for MVCCT's Matilda
Mt. Vernon Children’s Community Theater production of Matilda will feature performances from three St. Louis students – 6th graders Isaac Nienaber and Katie Dunn along with 8th grader Isabella Spooner. This show is funny, fast paced, and family friendly. Shows are next door to St. Louis at Bryant HS. Showtimes are at 7pm on Friday, 7pm on Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday. You can tickets at the door or online at
Upcoming Calendar Events
November 2019
Tuesday, Nov. 26 - First Trimester Ends
Nov. 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break
December 2019
Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Giving Tuesday - Don't forget the Annual Fund!
Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Spirit Dinner at Noodles & Co., 4-8pm
Wednesday, Dec. 4 - New Family Coffee, 8:15am, Cafeteria
Sunday, Dec. 8 - PTO Christmas Shoppe, 9am-2pm, McClunn Hall
Monday, Dec. 9 - 11:30 Dismissal - NO PM EDC
Monday, Dec. 9 - Spirit Fitness at Flight, 12-5pm
Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Lessons & Carols, 7pm, St. Louis Church
Friday, Dec. 20 - 11:30 Dismissal - NO PM EDC
Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 - Christmas Break