St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
FEBRUARY 22, 2019
A Message from the Principal...
Dear St. Louis Families,

“Random” was a fitting word for our weather this week! We had a random storm mixed into a week that started with a holiday, but that didn’t stop our instructional activities, assessments or preparations for the Silent Auction. And with that in mind, I look forward to seeing many of you at the auction on Saturday night! I am so grateful to Meredith Jors, Kieran Mitchell, Gayla Keller and the entire Silent Auction team for their tremendous efforts to provide a fabulous evening of fun and fundraising. Many people have volunteered their time, energy and resources to give back to this school… which is one of the many things that makes St. Louis such a great community.

Next week brings the last week of February! Don’t forget to return your child(ren)’s re-registration form so that we hold their space for next school year. After March 1st, we will begin offering any open spaces to new families who would like to join us. We will finish February off with a little “jersey” fun with the student council sponsored Jersey Day on Thursday. What jersey will Mrs. McNutt wear? We’ll see if they guess it!

Peace,
Kathleen McNutt
Principal
St. Louis Hawks Cheerleaders performed at the Winter Classic at Bishop Ireton on February 16th. Watch the video here .
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. 
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: Orellana, Ortenzio, Owens, Pamor, Parker, Patente, Patton, Pensoneau and Perez-Garcia.
Jersey Day! (sponsored by the Student Council)
Who: all students 
When: February 28th
What: Students can wear your favorite sports team jersey or (sweat)shirt. If you wear a jersey, be sure to wear a shirt underneath it. Please remember to follow the comfy clothes day guidelines for the rest of your attire!
Cost: $2  All donations will go to the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, which provides emergency housing assistance to families in need.
Dr. Seuss Day - March 4th!
Would you, could you come to school?
Dressed as a character you think is cool?
From your favorite book to read?
Yes! you can, you can, indeed!

Let's celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!
  • Grades K-3 may come to school dressed as their favorite book character.*
  • Grades 4-8 may wear crazy socks with their uniform.

*All dress code rules apply to costumes worn to school.
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
Box Tops
The deadline to submit any Box Tops is Tuesday, February 26th. Please send them into school via Kid Mail to Laura Fannon - Ryan 4-1.

This is a great and easy way to support our school. These Box Tops are turned into cash that the school can use as needed!! 
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!
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 Day/Evening Of
Saturday, 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
CYO Track
Track is back!  Despite the frigid weather, spring track is right around the corner. We plan to start practices in March and will have online sign-ups through SportsPilot up and running soon. Spring track will be a short season with the CYO spring track meet being held on May 18. All athletes in 3rd through 8th grade are welcome. No prior experience is necessary. This is a track and field competition so even if your athlete is not a strong runner, there are other events like long jump and javelin toss for your athlete. If you have any questions, you can email Brian Nienaber at bnienaber31@gmail.com
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
  • 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.
Upcoming Calendar Events
February - March 2019
Saturday, Feb. 23 - Silent Auction, 6-10pm, McClunn Hall
Thursday, Feb. 28 - Jersey Day
Monday, March 4 - Dr. Seuss Day
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