Weekly Bulletin - November 2, 2023

Dear Families,


What a wonderful 4th Annual Trunk or Treat! There were so many decorated trunks with a variety of themes, and I would like to thank Julia Lacouture, Silvia Macias, and helpers for making this annual event a success. We are so blessed that weather turned out great. 


I would also like to thank 3B for preparing a wonderful Mass of the Solemnity of All Saints.


Open House and Admissions Season


Our first Open House of the 2024-25 Admissions Season is next Thursday, November 9 from 6:00-7:30. Please take a look at the flyer below for more information, and be sure to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers.


SLE of the Month – October Reports


For the month of October, all PK-8 classrooms focused on the following SLEs: a St. Louise student is a life-long learner who exhibits enthusiasm for learning, including the ability to connect learning with life experiences.  (SLE #2.3) St. Louise student is a community member who accepts leadership roles and collaborates with others. (SLE #4.3)


Below are examples of what St. Louise students have been doing in the classroom to focus on the SLEs of the Month for October:


Both first-grade classes enjoyed connecting their Friendzy lessons of encouraging and building each other up to their real-life experiences. Together the class produced a variety of ways that we can cheer our friends on and use encouraging words to support them. Some examples are ‘you are doing a good job’, ‘keep going, you’ve got this’, and ‘I believe in you’. They discussed what it feels like when they are cheered on and how that makes us want to do better.


The first-grade students had many opportunities to collaborate this month. They worked together in science to find hidden moths in tree trunks and then make and find their own camouflaged moths, they worked with their fourth-grade buddies to make Halloween haunted house glyphs, and also worked in teams to sort scenarios where students were either being honest or dishonest.


Both third-grade classes have been working hard on St. Louise SLE 2.3: A St. Louise student is a life-long learner who exhibits enthusiasm for learning, including the ability to connect learning with life experiences. They have been learning about famous landmarks and parks, and they wrote about one landmark or park that they have visited or knew about. They shared this knowledge with the class with a presentation.


Third graders also followed SLE 4.3: A St. Louise student is a community member who accepts leadership roles and collaborates with others. Both classes have been collaborating with a partner when they edit their partner’s writing. They also collaborate when they do Makerspace in library class as well as playing math games with a buddy or group.


In Mrs. Maloney’s science classes, students accept leadership roles and collaborate with others (SLE 4.3). The 7th graders became experts on NASA missions in an effort to share that information with the rest of the class. Students researched, organized, and presented the information to the class. The 8th grade class researched individual elements and created a visual display to share that information with the class. Students performed gallery walks and learned from each other.


Their enthusiasm for learning was seen while making periodic tables of different candies or exploring covalent and ionic bonds with gummy bears. Seventh grade students explored the formation of craters by using a moon like substance to create craters with different materials. These students connect this learning to objects they experience. (SLE 2.3)



SLE of the Month for November/December


A St. Louise student is a well-balanced individual who sets goals and implements steps to achieve them.


A St. Louise student is a community member who shows awareness of local, national, an international events.  


St. Louise Parish School Auction


I look forward to our annual school auction this Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at Newcastle Golf Club in support of our parish school. I would like to thank all families for their generous donations to the St. Louise Parish School auction. It will be an exciting and fun event and thank you for supporting St. Louise Parish School.


November Conferences


You should have received an email yesterday asking for you to visit SignUpGenius to choose your preferred date and time for an upcoming Parent-Student-Teacher Conference. The conference dates are Monday, November 20th and Tuesday, November 21st. We require every family to conference with the teacher each November at a minimum. If you are out of town during the Thanksgiving Week conference days, we have one optional half day on Wednesday, November 15th, after our noon dismissal. If this is the only date you can make, please coordinate directly with your homeroom teacher. Thank you for partnering with your child's teacher!


Have a Blessed Weekend!


Mr. Mike Fuerte

Auction News

Auction Preview Week & Online Party Sign-Ups

Be sure to stop by the Main Lobby after school

November 2-3 for Preview Week!

Don't miss out on buying raffle tickets for some fun kid's baskets!

Bid on a chance for you and 7 friends to ride in style to the Auction - Bidding Closes on this Friday at NOON!

HELP WANTED - we need volunteers Friday after school to help load the truck that will be taking Auction Items to Newcastle. Email auction@stlouiseschool.org if you can help out.

Auction Need to Know's

Are you attending the Auction this Saturday?

Here are some important Need to Knows!

  1. Dress Code: The evening calls for cocktail attire. To add a fun twist, consider dressing in roaring 20’s attire.
  2. Road Closure Alert: Please note that Lakemont Boulevard SE will be closed between Forest Drive SE and 155th Avenue SE. Please use Coal Creek Parkway to Newcastle Commons Drive, left on Newcastle Golf Club Road, right on 155th Ave SE and right on Six Penny Ln. 
  3. Parking: Rest assured, parking is complimentary.
  4. Event Schedule: Doors open at 5:00 PM. Upon check-in, you’ll receive your bid number and drink ticket. Then, make your way to the tent to start bidding on the fantastic silent auction items.
  5. Dinner and Live Auction: Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM, which is also when the live auction commences.


Let us know if your family will have a sibling joining St. Louise for the 2024-25 School Year! We will reach out to let you know registration instructions for them.

Does your family have a sibling that will be joining St. Louise for the 2024-25 School Year?

Please share your St. Louise Story and invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to our Open House! Thursday, November 9 - 6:00-7:30

Don't forget - receive a month's tuition bonus ($833), if you refer a family to St. Louise after they enroll!

Open House RSVP Link to Share
Sign up for 3-D Printining 
Sign up for Cooking Club
RSVP to our Veterans Day Celebration

Join us for a family-friendly BINGO night in the St. Louise Parish Hall. All ages are welcome to have fun and win prizes as we spend the evening in community together on Sat. Nov. 11 at 6:30 (after 5:00 Mass). BBQ sandwiches will be available for purchase, as will wine and beer, and a candy bar for the kids!

This event is run by a crew of veteran St. Louise moms, now part of the St. Therese Circle of Advocacy & Caring for Children. Proceeds will go to the many organizations directly supporting children in need through Catholic Community Services. If you cannot make it but would like to support the cause please scan the QR code below. THANK YOU!


Subscribe to our Online Calendar Here

Auction Preview Week

Monday-Friday - October 30-November 3

A Grand Affair Auction

Saturday, November 4 - 5:00 PM

Fall Open House

Thursday, November 9 - 6:00-7:30

Veterans Day Assembly

Friday, November 10 - 8:30 at the Flagpole

Noon Dismissal - Kids' Club Open at noon

Friday, November 10

Archbishop Murphy Speech Tournament

Saturday, November 11

Charger Cards & Gear

Charger Cards

YOU (STL Parents) have raised over 30,000 in one school year by purchasing Charger Cards to purchase things you were already planning to buy. 

Download and use the RaiseRight app 24/7 on your phone to make e-card purchases and physical cards that can be sent directly to your home. 

*Rebate amount required for school year is $125.

  • Enrollment Code: 24B7587912L17

Enroll for Charger Cards

Charger Gear: Show your STL Spirit!

Don't miss the once-a-year opportunity to purchase a Charger Duffle Bag!

These canvas bags are available to order only during the St. Louise Auction.

Bags are $70.00 (including personalization) and will be delivered before Christmas break.

Order a STL Duffle Bag

Volunteer Corner

Open House / Admissions Help Needed!

We need help posting Open House signs around East Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend areas. Please contact the office if you'd be willing to post some signs for us!

Email the Office to Volunteer

WANTED- Your old boomboxes!

Mrs. L.B. is in need of 6 boomboxes that can play CDs. If you have one that you would like to donate, please drop it off at the office.

Parish Announcements & Events

A Message from Fr. Nehnevaj,

A few years ago, students at St. Louise had the opportunity to altar serve at the 9am parish Mass as a way to serve both God and the larger parish community. After discussions with Fr. Gary, I am excited to announce that 4th-8th grade students at St. Louise school will once again have this opportunity. Mrs. Herridge and I will be working together to bring back this St. Louise practice.

If your child has already been trained as an altar server (whether that is here or at another parish), all they have to do is make sure that myself or Mrs. Herridge knows of their desire to serve.

If your child has not yet been trained as an altar server, they first need to be trained (either here or at another parish). If your preferred weekend Mass is the Saturday 5pm, Sunday 9am, or the Sunday 5pm contact altarserveradmin@stlouise.org for the training schedule. If your preferred weekend Mass is the Sunday 11am or the Sunday 1pm, contact fabiola@stlouise.org for the training schedule. Altar servers must be in at least 4th grade and have received their first Holy Communion.

Since our parish Mass is 9am this does mean that the altar servers get to miss class. Students will be limited to serving one Mass per month to limit the amount of class time lost. Additionally, teachers will have the ability to restrict this opportunity for anyone who needs to spend more time in the classroom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at fr.n@stlouise.org.

In Christ,

-Fr. Nehnevaj

A Message from Fr. Gary

Dear Friends at St. Louise,

Jesus calls each one of us to a deeper friendship with him. The Father has revealed us to His personal love for us through His Son Jesus and through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit into our hearts. The person who experiences a personal encounter with Jesus sees his or her life and everything in the world in a new way.

Jesus was never shy about talking about the things of this world, both the things of beauty that draw us to the source of beauty and the danger of forgetting that all the things of this world are passing. With this in mind, it is not surprising that of all the topics that Jesus addressed, the most common one is the role of wealth, money, and possessions in the life of one who chooses to follow him. As the scripture so clearly tells us, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” 

Read More from Fr. Gary


"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”

Congratulations to the Cross Country team on a fantastic 2023 season. We'd like to recognize the below Championship runners for their outstanding efforts in the K-3rd and 4th-8th grade final races of the season. Well done Chargers!!

K-3rd: Matias A.N., Jimmy B, Steve S, Miriam A.N., Mackenzie B, Charlie B, Elisa F, Charlotte G-W, Maeve M, Sienna R, Agnes G

4th-8th: Luis A.N., Nathan B, Akean F, Jeronimo G-D, Nathan V, Sonsoles A.N., Lucy B, Charlotte B, Caroline B, Sophie D, Scarlett D, Alejandra G, Kaylee M, Alice G, Amelia O, Katarina P, Kennedy T, Cana W, Mariluz W, Juliana Z, Clarissa Z

Halloween was a fun day from beginning to end! Our "baristas" Fr. Gary, Mr. Fuerte and Mrs. Jaster started the morning with carpool treats. Middle School decorated their locker bays. There were super creative costumes by staff and students alike! Then we ended the fun day with Trunk or Treat.

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