St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
OCTOBER 11, 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: Cody, Cole, Conner, Constantino, Cook, Cope, Corbett, Costello, Cotnoir and Crabtree.
Coffee with the Principal - Wednesday, Oct. 16
TOPIC: "Getting Ready for High School"
Looking for answers to questions on the high school process? Mrs. Dyke will be discussing the following topics at Coffee with the Principal on Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 8:15am in the cafeteria:
  • Private schools? / Public schools?
  • Timetable during the 8th grade year
  • HSPT - what is it?
  • What is the responsibility of the parent?
  • What is the responsibility of St. Louis?
  • Will my child be ready?
Help the Homeless Mini-Walk
The Help the Homeless Mini-Walk will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 10:00am. The walk is a fundraiser as well as a prayer exercise. Funds raised are for United Community (formerly United Community Ministries). UC works in the local area helping those that are vulnerable, as Pope Francis would say. They help the homeless, but also have a food bank, job training service, help with bill payment and have a thrift shop.
 
All donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to United Community. For additional information, please see the attached flyer .
November Lunch Orders
Place your November lunch order online today. All orders are due no later than Monday, October 21st. Please click here for a preview of the November lunch calendar.
PTO
Hawks 5k & Fun Run
Hawks Day
Saturday, Oct. 19 -
Silent Auction tickets on sale now! Don't miss out on this fun evening!
Box Tops
Help St Louis collect Box Tops in two different ways. 1) clip the box tops and send them to Laura Fannon via kidmail - Ryan Fannon 5-5; or 2) Download the new free app and scan your receipt! Any questions, please contact Laura Fannon at  finnegan10108@gmail.com
Volunteer
Please see below for current volunteer opportunities. 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,  efdmoncher@gmail.com .
Extracurricular Activities & CYO
Seeking Coaches for 3rd Grade Girls Basketball
The Third Grade Basketball Clinic season will begin the first week of December, and we are still seeking coaches for the girls. If you are interested, please contact Judy Conti at  jconti@nelp.org . Thank you!
Odyssey of the Mind
We're finalizing teams for this year's *creative problem solving competition.* Whether you love to build stuff, perform on stage, create art projects and funny costumes, or just be part of a great team, Odyssey is for you! We're looking for students in ALL grades to join this engaging opportunity. Contact Lauren McCarthy, laurenp317@hotmail.com , with any questions or to register.
Parish & Community
Super Science Saturday at Saint John Paul the Great H.S. - Oct. 19
Rockets, Molecule Mysteries, Reactions, Catapults and more!
The Saint John Paul the Great Science Department is hosting a Super Science Saturday for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade!

Date: October 19th, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 17700 Dominican Dr, Potomac Shores, VA 22026

Students are invited to rotate between projects and experiments with the faculty of John Paul, while hanging out with the National Honor Society students and learn in a hands-on way in state-of-the-art labs and facilities! Register here .
Bishop Ireton Open House - October 20
Prospective families! Please join us for a presentation at 1pm in Garwood Whaley Auditorium at Bishop Ireton High School followed by tours around the school. To RSVP or for more information, visit bishopireton.org/openhouse
Bishop Ireton Cheer Clinic - October 26
Calling all interested 1st-8th grade girls! The Bishop Ireton Cardinals Cheerleaders are holding their annual Cheer Clinic on Saturday, October 26th. You won’t want to miss it! Participants will learn cheers, dances, and stunts from the four-time CCA National Grand Champion Cardinals Cheerleaders. The participants will also get to show off what they learned by performing during halftime with the Cardinals Cheerleaders at the Bishop Ireton varsity football game that same day. Please see the registration flyer for more information. It will be a fun, energizing, and spirited day for all! Register soon to reserve your place. Go Cardinals!
Upcoming Calendar Events
October 2019
Mon., Oct. 14 - Columbus Day, No School
Tues., Oct. 15 - Winter Uniform
Wed., Oct. 16 - Coffee with the Principal "High School Presentation", 8:15am
Thurs., Oct. 17 - Help the Homeless Mini-Walk, 10am
Sat., Oct. 19 - Hawks 5K & Fall Fair
Fri., Oct. 25 - No School, Diocesan Professional Development
Have some news to share? Newsletter deadline is Tuesdays. Please email your submissions to Mrs. Dyke ( adyke@stlouisschool.org ) and Kristin Matheis ( development@stlouisschool.org )