St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
OCTOBER 4, 2019
A Message from the Principal...
Dear St. Louis Families,

While we are now in the month of October, the weather certainly doesn’t feel like the fall season! Fr. Andrew joined us for our Monday morning Assembly and helped us delve into our new virtue: studiousness, seeking knowledge to draw us closer to the truth. He even joined a few of the classes afterwards for a visit. Fr. O’Hare stopped by a few of the primary grades as well. We are incredibly blessed to have such supportive priests of our school and our mission! Each visit reminds us how important it is to be connected to our faith.

Next week is a full one!

  • No Hot Lunch...A reminder that lunch will NOT be served as the kitchen stove project begins Monday, Oct. 7th. Milk will still be available, but snacks and ice cream will not as we will not have access to the kitchen area. Please remember to pack a brown bag lunch for your student all next week. Thank you for your patience through this project-we have been waiting many months for it to get started.

  • Bishop's Visit...Tuesday, Oct. 8th, Bishop Michael Burbidge will be joining the school for a visit. Our day will begin with Mass and end with a special Living Rosary. While we wish that our school families could join us, there isn’t room for everyone, and the Bishop is looking forward to spending time with the students - there will be much to share! Students should wear the regular, Mass uniform on this day as we want everyone looking their best.

  • Student Council Elections...We have student council elections on Wednesday, Oct. 9th, giving our older students the opportunity to serve their peers and learn new leadership skills.

  • Picture Day...And, Thursday, Oct. 10th is K-8 picture day. Students do not have to be in uniform that day, but they need to follow comfy clothes guidelines

  • 11:30 Dismissal...Friday, Oct. 11th is an 11:30 dismissal day for additional training for our teachers and staff. Please keep them in your prayers.

As we look ahead, know that winter uniform begins Oct. 15th, and our St. Louis 2019 graduates will return on Tuesday, October 22nd for Confirmation, with Mass beginning at 7pm. Please keep all our Confirmandi in your prayers as their sacramental day approaches.

I hope everyone is signing up for the Hawks 5K, followed by Hawks Day! It will be here before we know it (Oct. 19th). I am so grateful to our wonderful PTO volunteers who make this day possible. How blessed we are to have so much going on in this vibrant, faith-filled community!

Many blessings,
Anne M. Dyke
REMINDERS for Bishop's Visit, Tuesday, Oct. 8th

  • Dismissal is at 1:30pm Tuesday, Oct. 8th
  • NO lunch will be served- students will not eat lunch in the cafeteria but are to bring a big snack to eat after Mass mid-morning in the classrooms.
  • Students attending EDC, will need a brown bag lunch this day, and know that in order for any student to attend EDC, they must register through the Sign Up Genius link - if the student is not properly registered, they will be sent to the office, and parents will be notified to come pick them up. We have only 100 spots open for EDC - it is first come, first served.
  • Regular, Mass Uniforms - no PE this day
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: Carlson, Carow, Carter, Chandler, Chapman, Chavez, Chen, Cheney, Chuma and Ciarrocchi.
Part-time Job Openings at St. Louis Catholic School

Afternoon Extended Day Care Staff —General hours are M-F, 2:30-6:30pm, but may vary. All applicants must be CPR certified and meet diocesan background checks. MATTraining is preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include supervising K-8th Grade students in a daily afternoon schedule that balances active and quiet times, free and structured times, indoor and outdoor activities.
Cafeteria Staff —General hours are M-F, 11:00am-1:30pm, but may vary. All applicants must meet diocesan background check requirements. Responsibilities include supervising K-8th Grade students during lunch periods in the cafeteria and maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment.
Qualified and interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to Principal Anne Dyke via email:
October 7-10 Hot Lunch Refunds
Families that ordered hot lunches for the October 7-10 timeframe have been issued refunds directly to the credit card used for the purchase. Refunds may take 5-10 days to be processed depending upon your bank. If you have not received a refund by October 15th, please contact Kristin Matheis,
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 .
From the School Counselor
Mrs. Cotnoir provides information for parents on
  • Executive Function
  • Dear Anxiety Podcast
  • Tech Talk Tuesdays
Spirit Dinner - October 9 & 10
Our October Spirit Dinner will be held at Moe's Southwest Grill in the Mt. Vernon Plaza! Come for some great Tex-Mex. It will be on Wednesday and Thursday October 9 and 10 from 5-9PM. Please mention St. Louis so we will get credit. We will get a  whopping 40% on Wednesday  and 20% on Thursday donated to the PTO. Come get some warmth and heat from the spicy food and help out the PTO.
Hawks 5K & Fun Run registration, Arts & Crafts Fair vendors, Bake Sale and Used Uniform Sale
Silent Auction tickets on sale now! Don't miss out on this fun evening!
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, .
Parish & Community
Altar Server Training - October 5
St. Louis Catholic Church is looking for young men, 4th grade and older, to serve Mass on weekends.  All servers , new and experienced, should complete this  form  to guarantee that you are on the Altar Server mailing list.  Training for new servers and those who have not served mass within the past 9 months will be conducted by Fr. Andrew in St. Louis Church S aturday, Oct. 5 from 10:30-11:15am. 
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
Tues., Oct. 8 - Bishop Burbidge Visit; 1:30pm Dismissal
Wed., Oct. 9 - Spirit Dinner at Moe's Southwest Grill, 5-9pm
Thurs., Oct. 10 - Picture Day, out of uniform day
Thurs., Oct. 10 - Spirit Dinner at Moe's Southwest Grill, 5-9pm
Fri., Oct. 11 - 11:30am Dismissal
Mon., Oct. 14 - Columbus Day, No School
Tues., Oct. 15 - Winter Uniform
Wed., Oct. 16 - Coffee with the Principal "High School Presentation", 8:15am
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 ( ) and Kristin Matheis ( )