St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
A Message from the Principal...
Dear St. Louis Families,
 
We had a full week… and plenty of warm sun! In fact, we were able to get in a fire drill without worries of coats on Tuesday. The weather change was a welcome reprieve from the prior week and certainly a nice way to enter February.
 
It was a joy to watch our 7th and 8th graders in action on Thursday night for the 2019 Science Fair! Mrs. Miller has been leading our students through the scientific method and experiment process since September, and the results were tables full of excellent projects. I am so proud of all the student participants, and I am grateful for so many parents and parishioners who brought their expertise to the judging arena for the evening. The judges were kind enough to offer how knowledgeable and prepared our students were. The winners will be announced at assembly on Monday, and I will send out a list of the winners in next week's newsletter.
 
Next week brings the winter PTO meeting (which was rescheduled from an inclement weather day in January). I hope to see many of you there on Tuesday night, Feb. 12 th  at 7pm in the cafeteria. The business portion of the meeting will cover current events and the upcoming Silent Auction, and the speaker portion of the evening will highlight the principal and assistant principal of Bishop Ireton High school, Mrs. Denise Tobin and Mrs. Lonnell Battle, who will be talking about the progression of math instruction in high school. It is a great opportunity to look forward to see where your children are headed once they leave the elementary/middle school world.
 
Scantron Performance Series testing is done three times a year in grades 3 through 7 - in September, late January, and May. The mid-year diocesan testing session just finished on February 6 th , and results will be going home with students in folders next Friday. Our Kinder-2 nd grade HMH Reading and Math Inventory Assessments are finishing up early next week with results going home two weeks from now in Friday Folders. All final testing sessions for the year will be held during the month of May, with final results of progress going home in their final report card envelopes.
 
Be sure to pick up a bulletin after Mass each week. There is now a page each week devoted to the school, highlighting and advertising events. We are grateful to Father O’Hare for this chance to share all the wonderful things happening at St. Louis School!
 
Peace,

Kathleen McNutt
Principal
Mrs. McNutt & Mrs. Dyke
Get Slimed!
St. Louis students raised $2,800 for the Prayers for Squares Ministry and Catholic Charities Gabriel Project!
CSW Service Day Benefits the MaRiH Center
"We at the MaRiH Center are SO immensely blessed by your school’s GENEROUS donation. You have seriously given us exactly what we were so desperately low on, food and diapers. God’s generosity will never be outdone and your school has proven that once again. My heart overflows with gratitude and thanks. Bless your beautiful Catholic school. Your outpouring of love will truly bless your school and your families."
Thank you and God bless you,
Beth Whitehead
MaRiH Center Director
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: Middleton, Milewski, Miller (4th, 7th), Miller (5th), Miller (4th, 7th), Mitchell, Molina, Moncher, Montano, Monzon, Moore (7th), Moore (7th), Morales, Moss, Mueh, Mpundu, Narcisco, Nasir, Navarro, Nawas and Nguyen.
March Lunch Ordering is Now Open!
Don't Delay...Order Today!
Lunch ordering period closes in  13 days on February 20th.
Click here to place your order.
Coffee with the Principal - February 13th
Join Mrs. McNutt for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 13th at 8:15am in the school cafeteria.
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’
It’s that time of year!

The clinic is running low on paper towels and tissues. We would be grateful for your donations. We prefer select-a-size style paper towels for reducing waste, and small box tissues fit best in our storage. However, we appreciate any donation.
 
Thank you for your generosity and commitment to student health!
PTO
From the PTO President...
This year’s Catholic Schools Week committee was met with many challenges to the schedule and they did an amazing job. The students and the teachers had a wonderful time and the PTO would like to say than you to everyone that was involved in planning this great week. Thank you to Matt Spierenburg for stepping up to chair this fun week, and to Jennifer Ledbetter for helping to make the week enjoyable for everyone. Matt and his committee were completely flexible in order to accommodate the changing schedule. They did not let any of the changes put a damper on the fun week. The PTO thrives because of volunteers like those involved with Catholic Schools Week.
PTO Meeting - Feb. 12
Come to the PTO meeting on February 12, 2019 and hear from Bishop Ireton’s Principal about high school math progression. There will also be door prizes, giveaways, and updated information on the Silent Auction. Please see the flyer  for more information.

Babysitting will be provided by the 8th grade class. You can drop your child off in the Music Room at 6:45 p.m. All children must be potty trained. Please see the flyer   for more information.  
Sell Raffle Tickets to Win a $250 VISA Gift Card
Contest ends February 15. Winner announced at School Assembly on February 19. In December, each student received a book of 3 raffle tickets to sell. One raffle ticket is $20 and a book of 3 raffle tickets is $50. Raffle ticket proceeds directly benefit St. Louis School. Please see the flyer for more information.
* If you do not wish to purchase or sell raffle tickets, please return tickets to Auction Committee via Kidmail.

Wondering how you can help the Silent Auction? Visit tinyurl.com/2019auction
Volunteer Opportunities
Completed Volunteer Hours as of February 1, 2019
Attached is the updated list of completed PTO volunteer hours as of February 1, 2019. If your name is on the list, that means your family has met the complete requirement of 18 hours for a two-parent family or 9 hours for a single parent family. If your name does not appear on the list, and you have met the requirement, please email the volunteer coordinators so that we can make sure we have your hours recorded.

Thank you for your time and dedication to our school. Your involvement and help are what make St. Louis School a wonderful community.

Vanessa Milewski ( vanessamilewski@yahoo.com and Elizabeth Moncher ( efdmoncher@gmail.com )
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.

Assistant CYO Volleyball Coaches
Contact Judy Conti, jconti@nelp.org
NON-VIRTUS

Silent Auction Committee Needs:
  • Seamstress
  • AV Movie Maker
Contact Meredith Jors & Kieran Mitchell, hawktion.chair@gmail.com

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
Calling all 3rd and 4th Grade Chefs
Cadette Troop 1738 is hosting cooking classes to achieve their Silver award. Learn how to make tasty treats the fun and easy way! See the attached flyer for more information and permission slip.
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.
Assistant CYO Volleyball Coaches Needed
We need a few more volunteers to help coach our girls’ volleyball teams this spring. Practices will begin in early March and the season goes through mid-May. Experience with volleyball is great, but not necessary – athletically inclined volunteers who are willing to learn the basics and help with practices are welcome! MUST be VIRTUS certified already in order to be a coach.  If you are interested, please contact Judy Conti at  jconti@nelp.org .
Parish & Community
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 2019
Tuesday, Feb. 12 - PTO Meeting, 7pm, Cafeteria
Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:15am, Cafeteria
Friday, Feb. 15 - REGULAR 3:10 DISMISSAL
Monday, Feb.18 - No School, President's Day
Saturday, Feb. 23 - Silent Auction, 6-10pm, McClunn Hall