St. Louise School Weekly Bulletin

School News for Jan 4-10, 2024

A Note from Mr. Fuerte

Dear Families,


Happy New Year and Happy Epiphany. I hope everyone had a relaxing and restful Christmas Break. January is a busy month as we prepare for Admissions and Catholic Schools’ Week.


Admissions Season


We are excited to have prospective new school families visiting for campus tours. Many have already begun the application process for their children to join St. Louise School in the 2024-25 school year.

If you have a neighbor, co-worker, or friend who is searching for a school that can teach the whole child – including the important faith-formation component of a child’s development – please steer them our way.


This year our Winter Open House will be held on Sunday, January 28 from 3:00-5:00 and will include a special presentation at 3:15 for families to learn about the changes to our Middle School Program. We invite our current families with children in grades 4-7 to join us and learn about the exciting new opportunities available for the 2024-25 school year.


Returning families that will have a new sibling attending St. Louise next year are also encouraged to attend the Open House. It's a fun way for your new siblings to get their first official introduction to St. Louise.


Register to attend the Winter Open House HERE.


Remember, we have a referral program that gives any current family a free month’s tuition if the new family they referred ends up enrolling! Thanks for sharing your St. Louise story with those you know who have upcoming 4-to-14-year-olds.


Catholic Schools’ Week


This year, national Catholic Schools’ Week runs from January 27 through February 2. This is a time to celebrate our school’s success along with the national success story of Catholic education throughout America. This year’s Catholic Schools’ Week celebrations will include weekend Masses and activities throughout the week. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for some fun plans to celebrate CSW.



Auction Chair 2024 - Announcement


I would like to formally thank Laura Bonner and Amy Colby for their hard work and dedication in making our annual school auction in November a success. Laura and Amy are ready to pass the Auction Chair torch this upcoming year, so I would like to officially announce that Andrea Assouad will be stepping into the Auction Chair role to lead our November 2024 Auction. Please welcome Andrea as she begins preparing for our next school auction.

 

Happy Epiphany and Many Blessings,


Mr. Mike Fuerte

Principal

Announcements

Save the Date for our Winter Parent Education Night

Thursday, January 25 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Hosted by the St. Louise Parents' Club

Earn your child FREE DRESS by attending!

RSVP for Parent Education Night Here

Help us Raise Some Dough for the Summer 2024 Galapagos Trip. 


The international traveling group is partnering with Krispy Kreme's Digital Dozens fundraising program to sell Digital Dozen certificates. These virtual certificates will NEVER expire and are redeemable at ANY participating Krispy Kreme location (except in CT or Puerto Rico). Each Digital Dozen certificate is only $15. Certificates are available until January 12.


Interested in going on this trip? Find out more about this great travel opportunity for 5-8 grade students and parents here or email Tara Maloney or Mary Herridge.

 

Buy your dozen here: Fund Details | OSV Hub

Certificates will be delivered via email.

Chargers C.A.R.E. - SLE of the Month (Nov/Dec)

In second grade, students demonstrated the SLE 4.2 “A Community Member who shows awareness of local, national, and international events” by discussing, especially during prayer, current events happening locally and globally, and in their community. Some students were aware that there are tensions between countries and attacks happening, and without getting into detail they discussed that even in Jesus’ time there was not always peace between countries and how Christ brought hope into the world. They learned it is important, now more than ever, to bring Christian hope and charity to our neighbors, and pray for those less fortunate who live with compromised safety or less opportunities for education, work, housing, etc. Students shared their weekly blessings and some of them participated in outreach or volunteer activities. In Social Studies the second graders discussed current and past holiday traditions around the world and researched articles, pictures, and videos of holiday events that happen in other countries. Students involved at St. Louise Parish attend community events which they share with the class.


In Mrs. Walker’s Art class, the 8th Grade started the 2nd Trimester by writing down an Art-related goal in their sketchbook. They also included what steps they needed to take to achieve them. At the end of the 2nd Trimester the students will look back at their goals and reflect upon their progress. Students were given the option to pick an art related skill or behavior-based goal.


In fifth grade, students were tasked with drafting, publishing, illustrating, and binding a book. Students worked for three weeks to write a creative narrative based around the Nativity Story. Students knew this was no ordinary task as they were writing about Jesus! On top of that, these books were going to be Christmas presents for their parents! Students had a goal of completing the story by the week before Christmas break. In order to realize that goal, students made multiple deadlines for various tasks such as rough drafts, final drafts, cutting and glueing, and binding. Each student implemented their goal through utilizing their planners to pace out the project, peer editing, and working diligently to ensure they were creating the best final product they could. 

Clubs & After School Activities

Sign up for Winter Clubs

(Click the Club Name to Register)







  • Chess Club
  • Mondays (1/8-4/1)
  • Central Wing
  • 2:00-3:00
  • Grades K-8
  • $200

CYO Volleyball Registration Now Open

for Grades 4-8


Click "Sign Up" below then scroll down to 4th – 8th grade volleyball and click Enroll.


4th Grade Matches: (6 game season)

February 25, March 4, 10, 17, 24,  April 14


5th – 8th Grade Matches:  (8 game season + playoffs for 6-8th AAA)

February 24, March 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, April 13


Questions: Contact Joni Hoffman at jonih@stlouiseschool.org

Sign up for Volleyball

Parents' Club News

Charger Cards


  • Buy in person at the Charger Card Window Monday & Friday 8:30-9:30 am
  • Email orders to chargercards@stlouiseschool.org or drop off order sheets to the school office anytime!

Mark your Calendar!


  • January 15 - NO SCHOOL or Kids' Club - MLK Holiday
  • January 22 - NO SCHOOL or Kids' Club - Teacher Requested Winter Conference Day
  • January 25 - Parent Education Class 6pm
  • January 26 - Grandparents' Mass & Reception 9am
  • January 27/28 - Catholic Schools Week Masses all weekend
  • January 28 - Winter OPEN HOUSE & Middle School Presentation, 3-5pm
Subscribe to the School Calendar Here

Charger Shout-Outs!

Great Job First Trimester Honor Roll Students!


Rafael B, Lexi B, Mia B, Mika C, Claire C, Maria CB, Ashley C, Liam C, John C. Kierin D, Ysa E, Jeronimo G, Phoebe G, Kalei K, Leika K, Jane K, Kylie L, Charlie M, Vasonia N, Gracie N, Samantha N, Jaden S, Piper S, Clara S, Bodie S, Nathan V


The criteria to be listed on the “Honor Roll” is for a 7th or 8th grader who has an end-of-trimester grade of 90% or above in all subjects and demonstrates responsible behavior, positive participation, and completion of assignments. 

Thank You Jr. High Students - Service Superstars!


On December 19, several students helped prepare and serve a meal at Salvation Army. You’ll see pictured: Nathaniel S, Mackenzie K, Mia B & 2023 graduate, Paige M.


December 29, many of our current students put on their uniforms on a vacation day and formed an Honor Guard for the funeral of former parent Maria Doggett. They were joined by graduates from the Class of 2019 who were there to support their classmate, Tim Doggett.


As Mrs. Herridge said - "It is a joy to be at a school with students and alumni who step up when there is a need" - even when that need happens during school breaks.


Please see more pictures in the gallery below.

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Playground Help Needed!


Tuesdays from 11:50 am – 1:00 pm. Weekly or Every-Other Week shifts available! Email Ann Marie Sweeney if you can help.

Parish Happenings

Dear Friends at St. Louise,


On the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate that Christ was born to save all nations.

In recent weeks, there has been much reporting and discussion in the secular as well as the Catholic media about the recent Declaration on the meaning of blessings – particularly in the context of same-sex relationships – from the Dicastery of the Doctrine of the Faith. I have felt confusion as I listen to or read secular sources, and pain when Catholic sources attack the Holy Father rather than adding to the conversation or simply disagreeing with him...

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See What Happened this Week - Salvation Army

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