Weekly Bulletin September 15th, 2022

Dear Families,

I hope everyone was able to meet our teachers during the various curriculum nights the last few weeks. Your children will be learning a lot this year and we thank the teachers for providing the best education for your child at St. Louise School. Tomorrow is a special day for our Pre-K program as we will have a special ribbon cutting ceremony and classroom blessing from Father Gary.

SLE of the Month – September

(3.1)          A St. Louise Student is a Well-Balanced Individual Who practices positive social skills by taking responsibility for one’s own actions and showing respect.

Have a Great Weekend!

Mike Fuerte


MAP Testing Begins



As parents, you can improve the chances your child will perform to the best of his/her ability by:

  • Making sure your children get a good night's sleep prior to testing day, and eat a filling breakfast the morning of testing;
  • Assuring your children that they will do fine on the test, and motivating them to do their best so we can get a true assessment of academic strengths while also knowing which goals to establish for future learning;
  • Explaining to your children that test-taking should be taken seriously, but not pushing the seriousness all the way to test anxiety. 

MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Also known as "MAP Growth," this is a three-part test that measures student knowledge in reading, language usage and mathematics. All students in grades 2 - 7 take the MAP Growth assessment each spring and fall at St. Louise and throughout most of the other Seattle Archdiocesan schools.


MAP measures your child's academic progress or growth. By having precise measurement of student achievement, teachers and parents are able to monitor academic progress. Each Measure of Academic Progress is made up of parts, which are called goals. These goals are closely aligned to reflect progress toward the standards. Below is a listing of the goal areas for each test.



  • Word meaning
  • Literal comprehension
  • Interpretive comprehension
  • Evaluative comprehension


  • Writing Process
  • Grammar & usage
  • Conventions & mechanics



  • Problem solving & reasoning
  • Number sense & operations
  • Algebraic concepts, processes, patterns, relations, functions
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data analysis, probability, statistics

When you, your child, and your child's teacher(s) look at MAP scores - which are shared each spring - it may become apparent that certain goal areas need more attention than others.  


Scores depend on two things: how many questions are answered correctly and the difficulty of each question. These assessments, which are taken on the computer, are leveled to meet the needs of children at each grade level. In a computerized adaptive test, the difficulty of the test is adjusted to the student's performance so each student sees different test questions. The difficulty of each question is based on how well the student has answered the questions up to that point. As the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. If the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. Thus, some students may be doing well on the test, but because they sense the questions are becoming more difficult and they don't know all the answers (there will never by a student scoring 100%), these students might actually assume they are failing the test. Prior to the testing, students in each class will receive explanation of how to do the testing, how a computerized adaptive test works, and how the results will be used.

When you receive the MAP Growth results each spring, you can measure the growth of your child in essential skills. If a child needs help, you and the teachers know exactly what skills on which to focus. These tests will also give a long-range picture of a student's learning as he/she progresses through the grades. If you have an overall question on MAP, please talk to Joellyn Jaster, who oversees our school's testing programs. If you have a question on your child's specific progress in reading, language arts, or math, please talk to the teacher.

Support St. Louise Charger Cards

When you buy St. Louise Charger cards, you’re donating a percentage to the school. Pictured below is an example of how Charger Cards can help you get ready for school and donate. 

*Donation amount required for 2022-23 school year is $150

  1. 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. To enroll – see here. Note: Online purchase fee is only $0.15 when you use your Bank info. 
  2. Stop by our Charger Card window from 8:15am to 9am every Friday to purchase a physical card.  


  1. Stop by the Charger Card cart after the 9am mass on the last Sunday of each month to purchase a physical card.  

Note: We take check, cash or credit cards (4% fee for all credit card orders)

Follow us on Facebook – St. Louise Charger Cards AND check out www.raiseright.com for more card options. 

Questions? Email Kami, Ashley and Marta at chargercards@stlouiseschool.org

Saturday Spruce up

A big thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who came out on Saturday to help! 

St. Louise Band


Is your child interested in learning a new instrument, or already plays an instrument? Join our school band!

There are so many instruments to choose from: 

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Alto Sax
  • Tenor Sax
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Percussion

Interested? Email Andy at: andynazzal@gmail.com for more information. 

Eastside Crusaders Youth Lacrosse 


Practice is at Acosta Field on Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM

Are you interested in lacrosse? Eastside Crusaders welcomes new and seasoned players! For 5th-8th grade boys and 6th-8th grade girls (the girls play together for all 3 grades while boys are separated by 5th/6th and 7t/8th teams). 

Their program director and Varsity coach is Christian Mazzone, Professional Lacrosse League player and former Rutgers University standout. He brings a balanced approach to the game and focuses on player development on and off the field.


For any questions, please feel to reach out to them at: @Eastside Crusaders Youth Lacrosse or visit our website at: www.crusaderslacrosse.com for more information. 

Cross Country Enrollment Now Open


Cross Country enrollment is now open for all grades!

Practices will be at Robinswood park on Friday at 4:30. There will be two meets (Sunday at 1pm) held on a future date.

Please register at:


Questions? Contact Jenn Little at: Jenn.little2@gmail.co. 

Yearbook Sale


Order now for 10% off till Sept. 30th.

Regular Price: $26.00 + sales tax.

Deadline: Monday, May 1st 

Customize Your 2 Free Pages

  • Add photos from your computer, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive & more. 
  • Answer fun Memory Questions to help remember the year.
  • The 2 custom pages are FREE and are printed ONLY in your yearbook. Want more pages? Each additional 2 pages is just $0.99. 

To Purchase & Customize Your Yearbook

Must be a parent or student 13 years or older.

  1. Go to www.treering.com/validate
  2. Enter your school's passcode: 101439484318388

Do you love your career and would be willing to share it with the Junior High School students?


We are looking for parents who want to share their enthusiasm about their jobs with the 7th and 8th grade. This will create a connection with the learning students do in the classroom with the community around them. Help us strengthen our engagement with the SLE 2.3 “Exhibits enthusiasm for learning, including the ability to connect learning with life experiences” by speaking to our students. If you are interested in helping or know someone who would be a great fit, email taram@stlouiseschool.org.

Treat Sale


Our first treat sale is next Thursday. Cash only.  

SchoolPass - Attendance 

St. Louise has implemented a new Attendance and Visitor/Management system. You’ll receive an email from SchoolPass with directions on how to set up your family’s account and download the app where you’ll be able to:

  • Check your child in if you are tardy
  • Check your child in or out for an appointment
  • Check in and out for volunteering
  • Notify us of absences, appointments, etc.

NEW THIS YEAR - If you are running late and will be tardy, parents need to bring their child to the office to get checked in. Please do not drop them off to enter on their own – they must be accompanied by their parent.

  • If your child will be absent, please notify the office by email, phone call or by using the new SchoolPass app.  

NEW Lunch Program

St. Louise Parish School has a new lunch program for the 2022-23 school year! It's not too late to sign up.

Scan the QR Code or Click the button below to sign up.

Sign up!


8th Grade Puyallup Fair 


Our annual 8th grade school field trip to the Puyallup Fair is this Friday. If you want your 8th grader to participate, fill out and turn in their field trip form. 

Pre-K Ribbon Cutting & Blessing


8:30 AM 


We will have a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at which Fr. Gary will bless the new Pre-K classroom. Thank you to all of our donors and sponsors for making this possible. 

Auction Launch Party




RSVP by clicking the "I'll Be There!" button by Friday, September 16th.


St. Louise families are required to donate auction items valued at $250 or more by October 15th

  • Did you know you can donate Charger Cards to fulfill your Charger Card and Auction obligations at one time? Charger Cards that are useful for the auction include: Amazon, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dennis Uniforms, Pottery Barn, Nordstrom, REI, SpaFinder, Ulta, Home Depot, and Wayfair.
  • If you would like to donate an item from our school gift registry, please visit St. Louise School Auction's Other Registry | Pottery Barn.
  • Looking to go in on a larger donation with one or more families? Contact the auction chairs, we can help with ideas and coordination.


Our school sponsorship program provides funding for our largest school fundraisers, including the auction. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the auction chairs for more information.

Please RSVP Here


St. Louise School Entery


09/20/22 6:00pm - 09/20/22 8:00pm US/Pacific
Join us for cocktails & appetizers, purchase discounted auction tickets and secure your raffle tickets!
I'll Be There!
I Can't Make It

Family Day 




Come to celebrate the kick-off of faith formation with us and all of our communities! Mass with Bishop Elizondo and Pancake Breakfast in the parish hall. 

Mass of the Holy Spirit



Parent's and grandparents are welcomed to all liturgies. Please meet your children outside the school or church 15 minutes prior, if you want to sit with your child in church. 

Spaghetti Feed


6 PM - 8 PM 


Mark your calendars! St. Louise Parish School and the Community Life Commission would like to invite you to a Spaghetti feed following Mass in the parish hall. Come on by for yummy food, community and to help support those facing uncertainty. Proceeds will go to our St. Louise School and Parish support for Standing with Haiti. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Carpool Director Needed!

From 1:50pm-2:20pm on Mondays and/or 2:50pm-3:20pm on Tuesdays through Fridays.

Please contact Vice Principal, Joellyn Jaster at joellynj@stlouiseschool.org if interested in carpool directing.

Trunk-or-Treat Coordinators Needed 

For our 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat, we are looking for motivated and organized individuals to help coordinate this special event. This event will take place on the St. Louise School Field and Blacktop at 2pm on Monday, October 31st. If you are interested in becoming a Trunk-or-Treat Coordinator please contact School Principal, Mike Fuerte at mikef@stlouiseschool.org

Supervising Recess 

11:45am-1:00pm for one day a week or one day every other week is needed. 

Please contact Head Recess Supervisor: Ann Marie Sweeney at annmaries@stlouisechool.org if interested in supervising recess.

St. Louise Auction Volunteers 

Interested in volunteering for the auction? We want to hear from you! Contact the auction chairs at auction@stlouiseschool.org for more information. 

A Message from Father Gary

Hello St. Louise School Families,

I am very excited about the 2022-2023 school year and thought that I would do a brief introduction of who I am as well as Fr. Nehnevaj, our new priest. (Fr. Ben is now at Holy Trinity Parish in Bremerton.)

I was born in Bellingham and grew up as the eldest of six children with a large extended family in rural Whatcom County in small community called Deming. My dad was one of nine brothers and two sisters and all the brothers and brothers-in-law had a logging business called Zee Brothers that operated for 52 years. I still have some cousins that are loggers and I worked in the words the summers that I was in college. I grew up with 54 first cousins! My mom was from Oliver, British Columbia and is an only child. She became Catholic when my folks were engaged. My dad and his eight brothers also played on a semi-pro baseball time and got second in the nation, also when my parents were engage. I attended public schools until I went to the seminary.  I have been ordained 36 years for the Seattle Archdiocese. St. Louise if my fifth parish and 4th school and I have been here for eight years. I speak Spanish and I enjoy skiing, cycling, hiking and visiting family and friends.  

. . . 

Fr. Gary Zender


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Congratulations Chargers!

“You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.”

-Saint Augustine

Help us congratulate Nike & Valarie Cervantes in welcoming their beautiful baby girl, Francis Eloise.

Happy 60th Birthday to Mindy - We are so blessed to have her with us! 

We are blessed to have so many families joining us this school year. Welcome to all the new families joining our St. Louise community! Pictured below are the Blackburn family, Matt & Christina with Charlie Blackburn in 1A, Bobby, Arthi Clement & Rajesh Bobby Sands with Megan Bobby in 6A & the Dogero Family, Tara & John with Dominic Dogero. 

Last week, on Friday our 1-8th graders attended Opening Day Liturgy and got their bibles blessed during prayer service. 

Please welcome our new teachers and staff to St. Louise! Pictured: Cherie McIntosh K-A, Lauren Razuri K-B, Joanna Dahl 3-A, Kati Fitzgerald 6-B, Tara Maloney Science 7-8 & Kelly D’Ambrosio PreK Assistant. Not pictured: Lavina Goveas PreK Assistant and Kids’ Club Assistant Director, Gabriela Vazquez Communications/Marketing Specialist, Jesus Cruz Kids Club Assistant & Tyler Norman Kids Club Assistant. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped during Saturday Spruce Up. 

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