St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
NOVEMBER 8, 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: Dorman, Driggers, Dsouza, Dunn, Elhihi, Fallon, Fannon, Farrell, Ference, Ferguson (7th) and Ferguson (1st, 4th).
Have some news to share? Newsletter deadline is Tuesday. Please email your submissions to Mrs. Dyke ( ) and Mrs. Matheis ( )
December Lunch Orders Due Nov. 17
Place your December lunch order online today. All orders are due no later than Sunday, Nov. 17th. Please click here for a preview of the December lunch calendar.
Open Houses for Prospective Families
November 17 & 19
St. Louis will be welcoming prospective families to visit our wonderful school on Sunday, November 17, 10am-1pm and Tuesday, November 19, 9-11am. K-8 Applications are available on our website and will be accepted beginning November 17th. Please share this information with family and friends who may be interested in sending their children to St. Louis.
Picture Re-takes - Wednesday, Nov. 13
Students who wish to have their school photo re-taken, may do so on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Our School Counselor, Mrs. Jennifer Cotnoir, will be available during parent-teacher conferences on Monday and Tuesday. If you’d like to stop in to say hello or if you have any concerns about your child, she’s available to help. Her office is just inside the teacher’s lounge in the main building of the school. If you have any concerns following your conference, please stop by. If you know you’d like to have a meeting, please send an e-mail and a set time can be arranged. She can be reached at .
Vote for Jillian! Last
WTOP Junior Reporter Contest Semi-finalist
St. Louis 6th grader Jillian Sheedy is a semi-finalist in the WTOP Junior Reporter contest! Help her by voting once per day from Nov. 2 until Nov. 10. She may win $1000 and St. Louis School will too! PLUS Jillian will have the chance to be featured on WTOP!
School Store Now Open Online!
Do you need another water bottle, car magnet or tote?
Check our our new online school store for these and other great items previously sold through PTO Boosters. Orders for in-stock items are available for pick-up or Kidmail delivery only. These items will no longer be sold in the school office. Land's End will still offer the school and alumni logos on a variety of apparel and gear.
Spirit Dinner at Firehouse Subs - Nov. 13 & 14
Come to Firehouse Subs in Kingstowne for our next Spirit Dinner. It will be Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday Nov. 14! Subs, chips, salads, drinks and firehouse hats! Please see attached flyer for more details. This event makes money for anyone with our flyer - school family or not. Please share them! It is an all day event, great for teleworkers and stay-at-home parents. 
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 News
CYO Spiritwear Orders - Last round of orders is due Sunday, Nov. 10. Please visit to place your order.

Mandatory Basketball Parent Meeting - All parents of a CYO basketball player must attend a meeting Nov. 19, 21 or 23. Please 'read more' for details.

Cross Country Championship Meet Results
Parish & Community
Tickets on Sale for MVCCT's Matilda
The upcoming the upcoming 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. While all the shows of this run will be great, there is a group of St. Louis families who will be attending the November 16th show at 7pm. You can buy your tickets online. If you decide to attend the November 16th show, there is a section called “Special Seating Needs” with a text box. In that box, please write “St. Louis group” and the MVCCT staff will do their best to seat us in a group if you put that in the box.  
Upcoming Calendar Events
November 2019
Monday, Nov. 11 - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, Nov. 12 - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
Sunday, Nov. 17 - Prospective Families Open House, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Prospective Families Open House, 9-11am
Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Coffee with the Principal, Cafeteria, 8:15am
Thursday, Nov. 21 - High School Placement Test (8th Grade)
Tuesday, Nov. 26 - First Trimester Ends
Nov. 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break