Weekly Bulletin - October 19, 2023

Dear Families,

Our 4th Annual Trunk or Treat takes place in less than two weeks on Halloween. If you will be decorating your trunks and would like to reserve a parking space, please don’t forget to sign up HERE. There will be prizes for the 4 best trunks – one of them for the best Christian themed trunk.


With November right around the corner please remember these important events coming up at St. Louise School:


  • “All Saints’ Day”. You can find more information about “All Saints’ Day HERE. A weird pop up comes up asking for money before you get to the page. We will have our All-Saints’ Day Mass at 9am on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023. All families are invited to attend. 

  • Thursday, November 2, is All Souls’ Day. All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. Find out more about All Souls’ Day HERE.

  • Friday, November 10, is Veterans Day. This year, we will be honoring our Veterans with the entire school by holding an outdoor assembly by the Flagpole at 8:30am. All families and Veterans are invited and watch the bulletin and red envelope in the coming weeks to sign up for us to send an invitation to any special Veterans in your family.

Open House and Admissions Season


While it seems like we just started the school year, we are actually already busily preparing for the 2024-2025 Admissions Season! Even though we employ many advertising avenues, when it comes down to it, year-after-year, our best promotional product is YOU, the current school parent!

When we ask prospective new school parents how they heard about St. Louise, the most popular answer is, "My neighbor/friend/co-worker/ is a member of the St. Louise community and (they don’t attend St. Louise, their child does) said we should check it out." It is with that reality that we have a few incentives to encourage our current school parents to continue to market St. Louise School to those you know with children approaching the ages of 4-14.

Our first incentive is to provide one-month's free tuition (at our in-parish one-child rate) to a school family who refers a new family that chooses to enroll at St. Louise. When new families apply for admission, they can choose how they heard about St. Louise and if your name is listed as the referral-source, you get that free tuition (valued at over $833 )!

Another incentive is tied to our Open Houses. We hold two in-person Open Houses during the admissions season. We suggest that current school parents not only encourage a prospective new school parent to schedule an in person tour, but that they also sign up for an Open House which they can do online HERE. When prospective families sign up for the Open House, they again have the opportunity to let us know how they heard about St. Louise. If they list you as their referral to the Open House, and they attend, you will receive a $10 Starbucks card.

Our first Open House is Thursday, November 9, from 6:00-7:30PM. Please consider asking your neighbor/friend/co-worker with an upcoming Pre-K to 8th grade student to attend the Open House with you. Our second Open House will be on January 25.

We hope that you will take some time over the coming days to spread the word and share your family’s St. Louise story. With all of you and your continued support we will continue to welcome more great families while growing our enrollment.


Trivia Question: 1st and 10th parent that e-mails me the answer to the following question will get a Gift Card:


Question: St. Louise de Marillac was the patron saint of what?


Have a Blessed Weekend!


Mike Fuerte

Auction News

Buy Tickets Here


With just a few weeks to go until November 4, we are making our final preparations for a great night of fun and friendship—and raising money for our school! We are extending our wine collection to build an amazing Instant Wine Cellar! You have until Monday October 23 to turn in your wine and help your child’s class earn a donut party. Currently in the lead: Classrooms 3B and 8A!

Class Auction Projects

The 7th graders learned about color theory to create a beautiful framed piece of art that can be yours, if you are the winning bidder on Auction Night!

In Kindergarten, students gathered leaves that they used to make amazing print - all of which will be framed together for a nature themed art piece worthy of any gallery. Get your bid cards ready to take this piece home!

Be sure to buy your auction tickets so you have a chance at these framed memories!

Buy your Auction Ticket Here


New Parent Panel


St. Louise School Library


10/26/23 8:30am - 10/26/23 9:30am US/Pacific
New to STL & still trying to navigate how everything works? Come to our New Parent Panel and let some expert parents answer your questions!
I'll Be There!
Sign up for Trunk or Trick 

September Book Stats

3A and 3B are our Library Superheroes for the month of September. Upon entering the Library they are quiet in their greeting lines, they walk directly to their tables and position themselves in their listening lines, in addition they have shown that they can listen and respond to directions that I give them.


Superhero readers for the month of September are Mariluz Wu and Natasha Antony!


Classes with the highest checkouts/student:





Great job to all of the students at St Louise!


Subscribe to our Online Calendar Here

8th Grade Treat Sale

Thursday, October 19

Parents' Club Meeting

Thursday, October 19

6:30 PM - 8 PM


Join Meeting Online (Teams)

Meeting ID: 287 375 397 762 

Passcode: WnVPN7 

5th Grade Ice Cream Treat Sale

Friday, October 20

All School Earthquake Drill

Wednesday, October 25

Auction Preview Week

Monday-Friday - October 30-November 3

Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, October 31

2:00-2:55 - Decorate Cars

3:00-4:15 - Trunk or Treat

Sign up below!

STL Auction - Tickets on sale now!

Saturday, November 4

5 PM

The Golf Club at Newcastle

Don't miss out on this great evening of 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.

Last day to buy tickets is Monday, 10/23!

Buy Your Tickets Now

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!

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

Purchase Charger Gear

Lands' End Sale

Take advantage of this great sale to order one of our new Lands' End crewneck sweatshirt. Offer good just through Friday, 10/20 so don't miss out!

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

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

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.”

Congratulations to 8th Grader Charlie M. for his 3rd Place Finish at his

USA Fencing Tournament!

A big thank you to the Parents’ Club for providing the funds to install the new display in the school library!! The 98” display is the largest display on campus and replaces the failing library projector. It provides a great picture with better resolution and color for all who gather in the library. This was entirely made possible this year by a grant from the Parents’ Club. We are very blessed to have such great parents!

Congratulations to 7th grader Delaney C., who was invited to train at the Olympic training Center in Lake Placid, NY. 

She trained twice a day with the National Team and international staff in the areas of ballet, strength, conditioning, rhythmic gymnastics apparatus technique and developing artistry and expressivity.

This week, St. Louise Alumni (Lucy, Gaea, Briggs & Ethan) came from Holy Names Academy and O’Dea High School to talk about their schools. Our 8th graders got to hear from these St. Louise graduates about how they felt prepared going into high school, and we also got to see how articulate and professional the grads were!

Mr. Glaser’s 6th grade class joined their buddies in Mrs. Hoffman’s Pre-K class to help them with a service project, making Halloween ghost handprint cards for residents at Providence Marianwood.

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