I hope you enjoyed a special Mother’s Day celebrating all the gifts “moms bring to the table.” I know my family spoiled me with love and special moments to treasure.
I am excited to announce that Principal for the Day, Satori Wilson has many wonderful things planned for your children. Tomorrow will be free dress featuring your favorite sports team. He will also provide a special dessert, sundae bar, for all students during lunch time. Kindergarten through 3rd grade will have an assembly where the students will battle the teachers in a game of basketball. We are looking forward to an awesome day tomorrow!
I am thrilled to congratulate our students and Fund Run team headed by Bri Barbieri for earning $17,000 already! Also, on Friday we reached $100,000 in our Groundbreaker challenge making us a third of the way there!
We are so grateful to belong to such a giving and spirit filled community. We thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts.
* Hero presentations this Thursday in the gymnasium beginning at 9 o’clock look for the attached schedule in the Monday News
* Fifth and six elective forms are due on Friday 5/19
* Eighth grade trip begins this Sunday, May 21 until Wednesday May 24th
* We will be partnering with Papa Murphy’s pizza and Froyo again this year for Fund Run. More details to follow
* Please see more dates below
In Christ’s Peace,
ELC this week:
This week we will begin our spring assessments. We will also be dancing to “Flight of the Bumblebee” with butterfly wings.
This week we will be learning about birds! We will be doing feathery art and observing birds outside.
This week in preschool we will continue our discussion on insects. Our focus this week is honey bees and butterflies. We will talk about the importance of these insects and how they help flowers grow.
This week we will focus on spring assessments with a review of previously learned curriculum.
This week in the Bumblebee class we will be discussing insects. We will study the letter Qq.
This week the Tigers will be learning about the letter “P” followed by the sound. We will be learning all about the planets and making a fun planet craft.
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars
May 16 Principal for the day- Info above
May 18 8th Grade Hero Project Presentation-Schedule attached
May 23 5th and 6th Grade Award Assembly- Start at 8:40am in our gym
May 25 Marian All School Mass- 10am at St. Aloysius Church
May 26 Teacher In-Service Day – No School/ELC Open
May 29 Memorial Day – No School/No ELC
May 31 7th and 8th Grade Award Assembly- Start at 8:40am in our gym
June 2 Fund Run- All day event
June 5 8th Grade Graduation
June 9 K-4th grade Drama Showcase- at 10am Parents are welcome to attend
June 12 Field Day- in the afternoon- details to come
June 14 Last Day of School & Groundbreaking!
Important Notes & Reminders:
Yearbooks: Order forms went home today. Order are due this Friday, May 19th. After Friday all left over yearbooks are on 1st come basis.
Blessings Under the Bridge: Last chance this year to volunteer for Blessings. Wednesday, May 24th we have 7 spots available. Please contact Pat Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> if interested.
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.
Building the Future Capital Campaign: GROUNDBREAKER CHALLENGE Week #4 Total = $101,000! Our community is AWESOME!!! Thank you to these wonderful families, businesses, and organizations for already accepting the GROUNDBREAKER CHALLENGE!
Comstock, Fruci, Haight, Itron
Jundt, Knights of Columbus #15143
Manfred, Manfred, Paluch
Bernal, Brown, Bruneau
Thacker, Hall, Hatcher
Killworth, Lopach, Manfred
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Additionally, all families who participate in the GROUNDBREAKER CHALLENGE will have their name put on a paper brick in the upstairs entryway.
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! Your child will NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE without a medical release form on file. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> with any questions you may have.
* Corporate sponsors for Fund Run! Thank you to Be Unstoppable Fitness (Weichman), Budinger & Associates, Inc., 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!
Follow us on Instagram @ st.alsgonzaga. Share your photos with Anne Hesler at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> .
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, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> 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.
Mr. Hanson is looking for volunteers to help out during field day on Monday, June 12th. Please email Aleisha Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> if you are interested in helping out!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> to volunteer.
* Friday, June 2:
* Lap counter (Meeting at 8:00 am)
* Early morning set up at 7:00am
* Number sorting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> 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.
* 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.