Weekly Bulletin - October 12, 2023

Dear Families,

Today we will have the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Mass led by 6B. We ask that students bring a rosary to the Mass as we will pray a decade of the Rosary before Mass. All parents and guests are invited to our special Mass which begins at 8:45am.

The Spaghetti Feed last Saturday was a great success! Thank you to all the families that were able to attend the Spaghetti Feed to help support our sister parish, St. Anne in Haiti as well as New Bethlehem Programs. We had over 225 people attend, and it was great to see the St. Louise School and Parish staff serve spaghetti and sell raffle tickets for this special cause. We raised about $3,700 and we will equally give half to St. Anne du Hyacinthe in Haiti and the New Bethlehem Programs.

Halloween Costume Guidelines

All students at St. Louise are allowed to come to school on Tuesday, October 31, wearing a Halloween costume.  

When helping your child decide what his/her costume will be, please take into account these "Fun Dress Day" guidelines:

  • Costumes must be appropriate for an elementary school and more importantly, a Catholic elementary school; therefore, themes or dress that are disrespectful and/or too "adult" need to stay home. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • No dressing up as the opposite sex.
  • No costume with a crude sense of humor.
  • Violent themes are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Bloody makeup;
  • Weapons (including fake ones);
  • Costumes depicting devils or vampires;
  • Costumes depicting violent characters such as Scream, Freddy Krueger, It/Pennywise, Dementor, etc.
  • Mr. Fuerte has the final decision on which costumes are inappropriate. You may ask him, if you wonder if your child's costume will be considered appropriate or not. Or simpler yet - if you have to wonder...then the answer probably is you should choose another costume. ;-)
  • Thanks for keeping the "Happy" in "Happy Halloween!" by making this a fun day with no hassles.
  • Should your kiddos arrive at school dressed as one of the more than 10,000 saints recognized by the Catholic church, they should stop by Mr. Fuerte’s office to pick up a special treat!

SLE of the Month – October

(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.

(4.3)   A St. Louise Student is a Community Member Who Accepts leadership roles and collaborates with others. 


Quiz Question: Which of the new teachers/staff went to St. Louise as a student? 

The first and sixth person to answer my question below will receive a Charger Card. Please make sure to email Mr. Fuerte with your answer.

Mike Fuerte



Auction News

What is group bidding? Some auction items would work for a group of 6-8 people, but will be sold to one lucky bidder. To split the charges, you may contact auction@stlouiseschool.org. Examples of group bidding live auction opportunities include:

  • Mr. Fuerte’s Filipino Dinner w/Lumpia Making for 8 adults
  • Escape Room Teacher Experience for 4 students
  • Bon Vivant Wine Tour for 8 adults
  • Mexican Gourmet Party 8 adults
  • Amazing Race Teacher Experience for 8 students
  • Fairmont Afternoon Tea for 6 adults
  • Mr. Gallant’s Mariners Teacher Experience for 3 students

As always, we are grateful to our amazing volunteers. Winnie Poon is creating an amazing slideshow for our live auction, and Babna Rose and her team are preparing a delicious dessert dash.  Gretchen Wiseman and Lori Chase Nieuwenhuis are organizing our wine collection, wine cellar and premium wine sales. 

Speaking of wine, don’t forget to donate wine by Friday October 20. The 2 classrooms with the greatest number of bottles per child win a donut party.

Auction Preview - Seahawks Game in Arizona!

Cheer for the Seahawks as they take on the Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. Package includes airfare and awesome Seahawks swag.

8th Grade Class Project

The 8th graders had a great time creating this one of a kind piece of art that any bidder would be lucky to own.

Be sure to buy your auction tickets so you have a chance at this framed memory!

Buy your Auction Ticket Here


Rosary Mass

Thursday, October 12

8:45 AM - 10 AM

Families are encouraged to attend.

No School: Theological Inservice for Teachers

Friday, October 13

Kids' Club Closed

Friday, October 13

All School Lockdown Drill

Wednesday, October 18

Treat Sale

Thursday, October 19

Parents' Club Meeting

Thursday, October 19

6:30 PM - 8 PM

St. Louise Office & Online (Teams)

Join Meeting Online

Meeting ID: 287 375 397 762 

Passcode: WnVPN7 

STL Auction - Tickets on sale now!

Saturday, November 4

5 PM

The Golf Club at Newcastle

Your should have received your Auction invitation last week. Don’t forget to RSVP!

Come join us for fellowship, fun and community while we raise funds for the school. The perfect event for all your friends, family and colleagues. A night to remember! Please consider sponsoring a teacher to attend.

Buy Your Tickets Now

Sign up for Trunk or Trick 

Charger Cards & Gear

Charger Cards

By buying Charger Cards to purchase products you were already going to buy, YOU (STL Parents) have been able to raise over 30,000 in one school year.

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. 

YOU (STL Parents) have raised over 30,000 dollars in one school year by purchasing Charger Cards to pay for items you were already intending to purchase. 

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!

Show your school spirit, and support Parents' Club, as a portion of all sales goes directly to them.

Purchase Charger Gear

Volunteer Corner

Auction Volunteers Needed

The Auction is our biggest event of the year and we need a lot of help! Consider volunteering for the auction. It's a great way to help the school, and meet other members of our community. 

Preview Week (10/30 – 11/3):

  • Raffle Volunteers – Set Up, Take Tickets, Clean Up: 2:45pm – 3:30pm, Monday - Friday
  • Assembling Silent Item Baskets – anytime between 8:30am – 4pm, Monday - Friday


Morning Of the Auction:

  • Truck Loading at STL / Unloading at Newcastle: 7am – 9am
  • Silent Auction Item Display Set Up: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Decorations Set Up: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Black and White Photo Display Set up: 8:30am – 10am


Night of the Auction:

  • Silent Auction Closeout/Check Out: 7pm – 10:30pm
  • Tear Down: 7pm – 10:30pm
  • Truck Loading at Newcastle / Unloading at STL: 10pm – 12am

Reach out to Amy and Laura if you are interested at auction@stlouiseschool.org.

Volunteer for the Auction

Parish Announcements & Events

Volunteer for Youth Ministry

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer? Help out at the parish hall on your schedule. Parents that help with various youth ministry needs will receive volunteer hours for their service.  

Email Amy for details

A Message from Fr. Gary

Dear Friends at St. Louise,

This is the last of the three columns that I am writing on what it means to be pro-life as a Catholic. This week I will focus on care of the earth. Many times, our bishops have instructed us that the protection of life in the womb is “preeminent” among all the issues of Catholic Social Teaching. Of course, this is from the perspective that life in the womb has no means of defending itself – the unborn child has no voice. This understanding becomes the lens through which we view all the other issues of protecting human life in all its stages – even protecting life on our common home, the earth. The key question concerning the protection of life in every circumstance becomes: Who is voiceless, who is most vulnerable? Pope Francis is calling us to also consider that the care of earth itself is care of the poorest, the most vulnerable, children, and those who often don’t have a voice in society. 



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

Thanks to everyone who helped and attended the Spaghetti Feed!

Thank you to St. Louise Alum Lauren Teders (class of 2020) for being a guest speaker for speech team. She talked about all the ways speech team has helped her in HS and gave a humorous interpretive speech from her 8th grade year for the current team.

A Big Welcome to our New STL Families!

"Hi, we're the Sánchez Perez family, Jose, Julieta, Karen (13), Paula (9). 

We enjoy spending time with family and friends. We like to travel and visit our family, especially the grandparents and to eat they delicious food in Mexico. 

Paula is in 4B with Ms. Crosby. We're very happy to be at St. Louise School and we're sure that will be very positive change for Paula and our family. 

We’re also very excited to start getting to know the entire St. Louise community."

Hi! We're the Bruck family - Jeremy and Lauren, Jack (4) and Lucy (2). Jack just started PreK and Lucy is looking forward to following in his footsteps in a couple years! We are so excited to be a part of the St. Louise community and are so grateful for the warm welcome we've received so far. We live in Issaquah with our dog and love exploring all this beautiful area has to offer. 

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