St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
OCTOBER 18, 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: Crenshaw, Criado, Crooker, Cross, Crutchfield, Cruz, Cunningham (8th), Cunningham (1st and 8th), and Curry.
LAST CALL! November Lunch Orders Due Monday!
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.
It's Book Fair Time!
Come support the school, find great books, and help to grow a love of reading in your kids! Books make great gifts. You can even choose a book for your child’s classroom or for the school library. 
Hours
Opening Day! Saturday, October 19th 9am - 1pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Last Day! Thursday, October 24th 8am - 3:30 pm
PTO
Hawks Day is TOMORROW!
Saturday, Oct. 19 , 8am-1pm

Play, Bounce, Shop, Dance & Dine!
And check out the wonderful offerings at the Arts & Crafts Fair!
You are invited to a night of food, fellowship and fun...draising! 
Join us at the “Road Trip” themed PTO Auction on Feb. 22, 2020!
Visit the Bull Riding Booth on Hawks Day & Enter the PTO raffle for a chance to win an RV package valued at $5,000!

Click here  for details!
Volunteer
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
CYO Basketball Season
It’s time to start putting together our basketball teams for the season. Practices will begin the week of November 4th and games begin on December 7th. If your child is interested in playing, please consult this flyer and contact the appropriate coaches for more information.  It’s never too late to get started, so even if your child has never played before, if s/he is interested in playing, please don’t hesitate to sign him/her up! Registration will close at midnight on Friday, Oct 25th.
Odyssey of the Mind
Come join us for Odyssey of the Mind! Students in all grade levels are welcome as we take this “creative problem solving” adventure. We’re looking for students who are interested in building and engineering, theater and arts, history and poetry, having fun, and being part of a great team. You will have a chance to work with a team of peers and participate in the regional competition. Contact Lauren McCarthy ( laurenp317@hotmail.com ) for more information or to register. 
Parish & Community
IMPORTANT MEETING - Route 1 Widening Project
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will present information regarding the widening of Route 1 and the $1 billion dollar project which impacts St. Louis Parish/School and the local community. (See map to right.) Plan to attend and spread the word to your neighbors! All residents of the area are invited! Be informed and let your voices be heard! St. Louis School Gym - Thur, Oct 24, at 7pm.  Forward this message!  
Oakcrest School Open House - October 19
Oakcrest is hosting its Fall Open House this Saturday, October 19th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.oakcrest.org/admissions/admissions-events
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
Upcoming Calendar Events
October 2019
Sat., Oct. 19 - Hawks 5K & Fall Fair
Sat., Oct. 19 - Fall Book Fair, 9am-1pm
Mon., Oct. 21 - November Lunch Orders Due
Mon., Oct. 21 - Fall Book Fair, 8am-5pm
Tues., Oct. 22 - Fall Book Fair, 8am-5pm
Wed., Oct. 23 - Fall Book Fair, 8am-5pm
Thurs., Oct. 24 - Fall Book Fair, 8am-3:30pm
Fri., Oct. 25 - No School, Diocesan Professional Development
Tues., Oct. 29 - Make-up Picture Day
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 )