St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
A Message from the Principal...
Dear St. Louis Parents,

This was quite a full week with some long days! I was grateful to see so many of you as we gathered for the first PTO meeting and elementary Back-to-School-Night on Tuesday evening, and then for the Middle School Back-to-School-Night and Preschool Parent Night on Thursday. Thank you for your patience as we navigated Popkins Lane and the traffic associated with the Route 1 construction project. I know how helpful it is to see and hear the teachers firsthand, to experience the atmosphere of the learning environment, and to walk through the hallways getting a sense of what your child feels each day. The partnership we share between home and school is so important to student success, so we thank you for coming!

In keeping with that, I wanted to share that Mrs. Coronado has submitted her resignation and will be moving on to the county. We wish her the best in her next chapter! Know that I have hired a long term sub for Technology as I seek to find the perfect fit for this position.

We have completed our second week of standardized assessments for grades 3-7 and will begin our final week on Monday. Grades K-2 have also been taking adaptive online testing with the HMH Math and Reading Inventory assessment tool, and they will continue over the next couple weeks with PALs. All the data that we receive from the testing results will be shared with you at parent-teacher conferences.

I look forward to meeting with room parents next week, as they begin planning the year’s celebrations and seasonal activities with teachers. Room parents are crucial to the home-school connection, so I am grateful for all of those who have volunteered to serve our students in this way. Just a reminder to all families that our school website, official school newsletters and school Constant Contact messages are the school’s way of sharing information with you. Some parents have set up social media accounts to help connect families within grade levels - - please know that information shared on these sites is for social purposes and is not an official message from the school. We wouldn’t want to deter families an opportunity to communicate amongst one another, but it is important to know that these aren’t official school sites with official school information. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the school front office for more information or details.  
Have a blessed weekend,
Anne Dyke
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 according to the school calendar. 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 according to the school calendar. 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:
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: Boras, Boschert, Boyle,Brantley, Brecht, Brennan, Bresett, Brideau, Brown and Bryant.
October Lunch Orders Due TODAY!
The October lunch ordering period is closes Friday, September 20th. Please place your order online today. A preview of the October lunch calendar can be found here .
Hawks Day is Saturday, October 19th
Walk, Run or Fly! Register for the Hawks 5K & Fun Run
Whether you are casual or competitive, this is the event for you. Hawks Day kicks off at St. Louis School with a 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk. Our Hawk recommends:
  • If you walked last year, try the RUN!
  • If you ran last year, try to FLY! (or at least, beat your time)
  • If you slept in, get up and PARTICIPATE!

The exercise and accomplishment will make for happy, healthy Hawks.
  • 8:00am: Hawks 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk  (registration required)
  • 8:30am: Hawks 5K Run/Walk  (registration required)

Online Registration:  
Or, print a  registration form  and send it in with a check. 

Play, Shop, Dance and Dine at the Hawks Day Celebration!    
  • 9am - 1pm: Join us for a community celebration! Enjoy delicious food, great music, a local Arts & Crafts fair, bounce houses, face painting, first responder demonstrations and so much more!
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, .
Extracurricular Activities & CYO
Odyssey of the Mind
Come join us for Odyssey of the Mind where STEM meets art, drama, problem solving, and FUN! Students of all grades , compete in long-term and spontaneous problem-solving and present at a Regional Meet in March. We're looking for students & parents to coach and judge. Please contact Lauren McCarthy ( ) to register or with any questions. Registration form attached .
CYO Basketball
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! 
Parish & Community
Altar Server Training Sept. 26 and Oct. 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 Thursday, Sept. 26 from 3:15-4pm and   Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10:30-11:15am. 
Upcoming Calendar Events
September 2019
Tues., Sept. 24 - PTO Room Parent Meeting, 6:30pm
Fri., Sept. 27 - 11:30 Dismissal (PM EDC open)