Monday News 5/8

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Dear Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed Bloomsday if you participated in this wonderful community event. It was neat to see all the students wear their shirts to school today. We have an action packed end of the school year planned, filled with many academic and community building activities.

I will highlight the dates below :

* The Living Rosary, Thursday May 11th at 10am at St. Al’s Church led by the 8th grade class, parents invited to attend

* Principal for the Day, May 16th. Satori Wilson will be the principal-Full details to come next monday news.

* Hero Presentations May 18th in the gymnasium (8th grade class), parents invited to attend

* 8th grade trip May 21-25

* Awards Assembly May 23rd at 8:40 am for 5th and 6th grade, parents invited to join this celebration

* K-8th grade Marian Mass May 25th at 10am at St. Al’s Church, parents invited to join

* Awards Assembly May 31st at 8:40am for 7th and 8th grade, parents invited to join this celebration

* Fund Run June 2nd all day event–running times for each class will be forthcoming

* 8th grade Graduation June 5th at 5pm at St. Al’s Church, all families welcome

* K-4 Drama Showcase at 10am June 9th–parents are welcome to attend

* Field Day on June 12th in the afternoon

* Last Day of School and Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 14th

Please be sure to mark your calendars and look for other announcements and emails to follow with more details. I love this time of year with all the culminating events and a chance to honor and celebrate the hard work and achievements your child has earned!
This morning, we recognized the following students at Monday Morning prayer for their Acts of Mercy: Taryn Barbieri, Elias DeLeon, Isabella Boyer.
In Christ’s Peace,

Angie Krauss

Principal

ELC this week:
Toddler Room:

This week we will be finishing up our special Mother’s Day gift. Also we will be rolling worms out of play dough.

Early-Pre:

This week we will be learning about Mothers Day. We will be working on our mother’s day projects!

Preschool:

This week we will be discussing insects. We will begin learning about characteristics that make up an insect such as the three body parts and the six legs. During circle we will discuss different types of bugs and talk about good bugs (bees, ladybugs) and bad bugs (wasps, cockroaches).

Pre-K 1:

The Hawks class will be learning about the letter “Mm” and making gifts for Mother’s Day. We will also begin studying insects and arachnids, raising our very own caterpillars and ladybugs!

Pre-K2:

This week in the Bumblebee classroom we will continue our Mother’s Day art and our letter writing.

Pre-K 3:

This week Tigers are doing an “Under the Sea” theme. We will be making “under the sea” fish for our arts and craft project. Tigers will also, be finishing up their Mother’s Day gifts and Spring Assessments!
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars

May 11 Living Rosary

May 16 Principal for the day

May 18 8th Grade Hero Project Presentation

May 25 Marian All School Mass

May 26 Teacher In-Service Day – No School/ELC Open

May 29 Memorial Day – No School/No ELC

June 2 Fund Run

June 5 8th Grade Graduation

June 14 Last Day of School & Groundbreaking!
Important Notes & Reminders:

K-4th grade Summer Registration: We will be offering a summer camp for grades K-4th at St. Al’s school this summer. It will begin on June 19 and end on August 18. We will offer different themes each week with an educational and spiritual focus. You can register for the whole summer or pick specific weeks that work for you and your family’s summer calendar. Please return registration by May 10. If your child is a current fourth grader, they are still eligible to attend summer camp.

The all parochial meet will be held on the Tuesday (5/16) beginning at 3:30 sharp at Gonzaga Prep. All Students from all schools (not just the individuals on the SYSA team) are invited to participate in the Parochial League meet. Please have your kids spread the word to their classmates. To participate, a student must have athletic clearance on file from any sport participation this year at their school (medical release, Athletic Participation Form, concussion form must be filled out). See attached form for more information.

3rd-7th MAP Testing: 6th grade will MAP test May 3rd-May 8th. 7th grade will MAP test May 5th-9th.
Mission Advancement:

Building the Future Capital Campaign: GROUNDBREAKER CHALLENGE Week #3 Total = $78,000! Our community is AWESOME!!! Thank you to all of you who have shared our emails and social media promos, to those who are considering a gift, and of course to those of you who have already “accepted the challenge!”

Bernal, Brown, Bruneau

Thacker, Hall, Hatcher

Killworth, Lopach, Manfred

Parker/Pringle, Young

Anonymous-In Honor Of Our Lady Of Fatima

Barbieri, Blotsky, Carlson

Christensen, Cleveland, Craggett

DeBowes, Dickinson, Druffel

Etter, Few, Gilbert, Groffman

Habans, Hanson, Keegan/Iov

Krauss, Laca, Le, Leyda

Lloyd, McCabe, Mondragon

McCanna-In Memory of Alice McCanna

Nollette, Oglesbee, Russum

Weber, Welsh

GROUNDBREAKER CHALLENGE!
We need 300 individuals/families to give $1000+ to raise $300,000 by JUNE 14! Several people have already accepted the CHALLENGE! You will receive a specific email later today with details and a link to donate now and be a GROUNDBREAKER. Then, watch for updates via social media, email, and the school website. Will you be our next GROUNDBREAKER???

https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=9e84d60e-6f05-4546-8664-bc215a81d365
If you accept the challenge, please share a family photo. We will post your family on our Facebook page and Instagram. Send photo to ahesler@dioceseofspokane.org<mailto:ahesler@dioceseofspokane.org>

Additionally, all families who participate in the GROUNDBREAKER CHALLENGE will have their name put on a paper brick in the upstairs entryway.
Fund Run:

The following Fund Run items will be sent home with your child this week:

* Please return your Medical Release/T-shirt sizing Forms to school ASAP! The first class to turn in all of their forms will win an ice cream party!

Please email our Fund Run Coordinator, Brianna Barbieri at briannambarbieri@gmail.com<mailto:briannambarbieri@gmail.com> with any questions you may have.

* Be a corporate sponsor for Fund Run! Thank you to Kids Clinic (Thompson), FroYo Earth, Pacific Co. Sportswear (Decker), U District Physical Therapy (Cronin), Mackin & Little, Walt’s Mailing, Al Stern Memorial Bracket (Cleveland), Evergreen Cosmetic & Family Dentistry (Dodson), EnergeticX (Russell), Yost-Gallagher Construction (Gallagher), Nollette Investments, Papa Murphy’s (McCabe), and Goodale Barbieri for stepping up to sponsor our 31st annual Fund Run!

* Details about our sponsorship opportunities are attached.
Follow us on Instagram @ st.alsgonzaga. Share your photos with Anne Hesler at ahesler@dioceseofspokane.org<mailto:ahesler@dioceseofspokane.org> .
Testimonials: Marketing would like to incorporate the use of more parent/family testimonials in publications and media. If you would like to write a testimonial about why you choose St. Al’s, please email it to Anne Hesler, ahesler@dioceseofspokane.org<mailto:ahesler@dioceseofspokane.org> Thank you for your support!
Registration: If you know families looking to send their child to a private school, maybe St. Al’s is the right place for them! We currently have availability in grades Kindergarten, 7th & 8th. Registration packets can be picked up at the office.
Volunteer Hours:
Baking for Volunteer Hours:

Here is another baking for volunteer hours opportunity! We will be having a Capital Campaign luncheon on Monday, May 15th. Listed below is a link to sign up for food items to bring in. Please email Aleisha Webb at awebb@dioceseofspokane.org<mailto:awebb@dioceseofspokane.org> with any questions you may have.
Meal Train:

https://mealtrain.com/olqw2d
Fund Run Volunteering:

Fund Run is not only one of our largest fundraising events of the school year, but it is also a huge volunteer opportunity! We have opportunities ranging from daily/weekly to just an hour or two the day of Fund Run. To volunteer the day of Fund Run, you must have completed the Protecting God’s Children class. Please check the Monday News weekly for an updated list of volunteer opportunities and email Aleisha Webb at awebb@dioceseofspokane.org<mailto:awebb@dioceseofspokane.org> to volunteer.

* Friday, June 2:

* Lap counter (Meeting at 8:00 am)

* Early morning set up at 7:00am

* Number sorting
IN NEED OF HELPERS! Wednesday 5/10 from 12-2pm we will be making prize packs to hand out to the weekly winners. Please email Aleisha Webb at awebb@dioceseofspokane.org<mailto:awebb@dioceseofspokane.org> if you are interested in helping out!
Fund Run is in need of a DJ! If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering as our Fund Run DJ, please contact Aleisha Webb at awebb@dioceseofspokane.org<mailto:awebb@dioceseofspokane.org> for more information.
Donation for Volunteer Hours – Fund Run:

Here is another donation for volunteer hours opportunity. We are asking for donations of gift cards (minimum of $20 each) to stores where we can purchases prizes such as: Fred Meyer, Amazon, White Elephant, Walmart, Target, Costco, Toys R Us, iTunes. Please provide validation receipt with each gift card. We also have a list of Scrip gift cards available at the front desk for your convenience. Please ask Mrs. Kelly for assistance.
Box Tops and Labels for Education:

Please remember to include your family name and grade when turning in either sheets or baggies of Box Tops or Labels for Education. When recording them for volunteer hours, 50= 1 volunteer hour. You are responsible for recording your own hours on the Volunteer Hour Summary. We do not record hours for your family. Box Tops and Labels for Education can be submitted in a bag or either taped or glued (no staples please) to a collection sheet. New collection sheets can be found at the Box Tops/Labels for Education board located in the junior high wing. There is also a new Box Tops collection sheet attached to this email that you can print at home.
STAG Pride/Kudos/Prayers:
* Please pray for the homeless in our community. May they find comfort and services they need during difficult times.

* For all of our school families and loved ones, that God will bless our lives abundantly with peace, joy, and healing, and fill us with His Holy Spirit.

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