St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
FEBRUARY 15, 2019
A Message from the Principal...
Dear St. Louis Families,
 
President's Holiday Weekend is here! It was nice to be able to have a full day of school today in light of the inclement weather delays and closures. Next week is a short one due to the Monday holiday, but it will not be without focus on taking care of each other. It is Random Acts of Kindness Week, and while it seems funny to “prep” for being random, we also need to learn the many simple ways that we can show kindness to our neighbor and community. I am grateful to Mrs. Cotnoir for helping to organize some simple acts of kindness that will happen throughout next week! What won’t be random at all is holding a code red drill - Code Red is our signal for lock down within the classroom in case of an emergency onsite. The drill will be held one day next week, and we will prepare the students beforehand so that they are part of the process. In talking of safety, this is a great opportunity to thank the many families who have already contributed to our annual fund – your donation will help to fund the replacement of original doors and door locks for updated classroom security. We continue our drive into the Spring!
 
The Silent Auction is coming, and the auction team has been working hard to organize a fantastic night of fun in addition to fundraising for the PTO! If you can’t be there, you can join in spirit by taking a chance on the trip to NYC through the auction raffle. And if you don’t win a trip to NYC, you will get a taste of it through our Spring musical,  Annie Jr ., which will be here before you know it!

Peace,

Kathleen McNutt
Principal
Reminder...
Re-registration forms and fees for the 2019-20 school year are due by March 1st. You can find a copy of our re-registration letter and form here. 
Congratulations to our 2019 Science Fair Winners!
A complete list of winners and projects can be found here .
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: Nichols, Nienaber, Njong, Northrop, Ntambwe, Ntumba, O'Connor, Ohlson, Olson, and Oppel.
March Lunch Orders
Don't Delay...Order Today!
Lunch ordering period closes in  5 days on February 20th.
Click here to place your order.
8th Grade Baby Pictures for Yearbook
Attention all 8th grade families:  It’s time to submit your 8th grade student’s baby picture for this year’s school yearbook. It must be uploaded to the Pictavo website no later than March 22, 2019 (one photo per student).

No prints will be accepted this year – all photos must be uploaded by 8th grade students/parents/guardians. Participation for submitting baby pictures of current St. Louis School 8th graders in this yearbook activity is optional.

To upload photos:
  • Visit Pictavo Community at commpe.pictavo.com (use Google Chrome for best results)
  • Find your school, St. Louis School, Alexandria, ID#80012
  • Enter information and “Create Account’
  • Verify e-mail (this may take several minutes)
  • Click or tap “Upload Photos”
  • Select the image(s) for upload
  • Choose an album (8th grade baby pictures)
  • Click or tap ‘Upload Photos’
PTO
Spirit Dinner at CAVA, March 4 & 5
Have you been to CAVA in Kingstowne? It is similar to Chipotle with a build-your-own style but different food. Great pita, salad and rice and many meat choices. Easy to enjoy whether you have are reign dietary needs or need/choose to be gluten free or dairy free. Come check it out. Menu link: https://www.cava.com/menu   Allergen link:  allergens.  Hope to see you March 4 & 5, 2019 from 5-9 at CAVA!
Silent Auction Committee Needs Volunteers
Are you in need of volunteer hours? Would you like to take advantage of a “DOUBLE YOUR HOURS” opportunity?! The Silent Auction Team is looking for volunteers cleanup on the evening of the auction (2/23). The time given for that late evening cleaning will be double hours for whatever time you give.
 
The auction team is also looking for assistance with set-up on the afternoon/evening of Feb. 22 and during the auction itself on Feb. 23. 
 
If you are interested and willing, please contact the auction chairs at hawktion.chair@gmail.com .
Volunteer Opportunities
Don't forget!
 Individual families are required to track their volunteer hours throughout the school year and to submit them to the PTO Volunteer Coordinators for credit.

VIRTUS REQUIRED
Volunteers must have completed the VIRTUS training seminar AND have a background check clearance to participate in these volunteer opportunities.
NON-VIRTUS

Silent Auction Set-up
Feb. 22, 3-10pm
View Sign Up Genius  here .

Silent Auction Day/Evening Of
Feb. 23
View Sign Up Genius  here
Questions regarding volunteering? Contact Vanessa Milewski ( vanessamilewski@yahoo.com ) and Elizabeth Moncher ( efdmoncher@gmail.com )
Extracurricular Activities & CYO
Come Cheer for the CYO Cheerleaders
On Saturday at 2 pm, Bishop Ireton High School is hosting the Winter Classic, a cheerleading exhibition/competition for area Catholic schools. The St. Louis Hawks will be taking to the court and welcome anyone who wants to come cheer them on! The doors to the gym open at 1:30 pm, the entry fee is $5 per person, and there will be concessions available for purchase. We especially welcome families with kids who are considering cheering next year!
CYO Volleyball
It’s Almost Time for Volleyball ! Volleyball practice will begin on Wed., March 6th, from 6 to 8 pm, and we will host weekly practices at the same time until the season ends in late May. Students in grade 3-8 are eligible to play and we welcome boys and girls to learn and practice this sport, but CYO matches are only open to girls. Please see the flyer that was sent home in today’s folder and if your child interested in playing, please contact Coach Eugene Suwandhi at tennisvolleyballsaintlouis@gmail.com to sign up.
Girl Scout Troop 1715 Needs Some Fleece
Troop 1715 will be making fleece blankets for a local animal shelter to earn their Bronze award and is looking for fleece donations. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Parish & Community
Upcoming Knights of Columbus Events
  • Author Appreciation, Wine Tasting & Jazz - February 21, 6:30pm. Please see flyer for more information and to RSVP.
  • St. Patrick's Day Dinner - March 16, 2019, 6pm. Please see flyer for more information and tickets.
  • Shrimp & Snow Crab Leg Feast - March 30, 2019, 2-5pm. Please see flyer for more information and tickets.
Woodlawn Little League Spring 2019 Registration
Woodlawn Little League announces its spring 2019 t-ball, baseball and softball registration. For more information on how to register, see the attached flyer .
Pioneer Spring 2019 Baseball Registration is Now Open
Pioneer is a fully chartered league with Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball. We are the premier youth baseball alternative to Little League Baseball for children 4 – 15. For more information about who we are, check us out at pbsl.org and REGISTER today!
Upcoming Calendar Events
February - March 2019
Monday, Feb.18 - No School, President's Day
Saturday, Feb. 23 - Silent Auction, 6-10pm, McClunn Hall
March 4-5 - Spirit Dinner at CAVA, 5-9pm
Wednesday, March 6 - Ash Wednesday Mass, 8:45am
Friday, March 8 - 11:30 Dismissal (PM EDC open)
Monday, March 11 - No School (Professional Development)
March 26-27 - Vision & Hearing Screening