Monday News 6/12


June 12, 2017

“So often you find that the students you are trying to inspire

are the ones that end up inspiring you.”

~Sean Junkins

Message from Principal Angie Krauss:

Dear Parents,

I can’t believe it is the last week of school! I want to thank you for your support of our school in so many different capacities. Because of our partnership with you, St. Al’s has been thriving for more than 100 years. You truly do make our school a special community where people feel welcome.

I would also like to thank you for your generosity, prayers and support for our annual Fund Run and our Groundbreaker Challenge. We exceeded our goals on both, and we feel blessed to be officially breaking ground this Wednesday at 9am. Parking will be limited due to the large number of guests attending so parking off-site is advised.

I hope you can join us for our last All School Mass on Tuesday at 10 AM at the church. We will be honoring Mrs. McClane’s 28 years of service to our school. She has served our school in so many different ways, and her presence will be greatly missed. Her gifts and talents are something to be treasured.

A friendly reminder that there will be no childcare available for K-8th grade students this Thursday and Friday. We will be preparing for summer camp which will begin next Monday, June 19. If you have not registered for summer camp, please do so as soon as possible.

I hope to see you at our end-of-the-year events this week! Once again, thank you for all you do for our school and for sharing your precious children with us.

Year End Events:

Monday–Field Day, 10AM – NOON

Tuesday –All School Mass, 10AM and Talent Show, 1:30PM

Wednesday–Groundbreaking Ceremony, 9AM

I hope you have a blessed week.

In Christ’s peace,

Angie Krauss

ELC this week:

Toddler Room:

This week, we will be finishing our Father’s Day gifts and exploring spring on the playground


This week ,our caterpillars will have turned into butterflies! Our class will take a walk outside and release our butterflies to their new home!


This week in preschool, we will continue learning about the ocean and ocean animals. Our main focus will be on sharks and whales. We will also discuss why it is important to keep our beaches and oceans clean.

Pre-K 1:

This week, the Hawks class will finish up our Father’s Day gifts and make frozen treats to cool off while outside


This week in Bumblebees, we are talking about Father’s Day and farewell to friends. We will continue letter review.

Pre-K 3:

This week, Tigers will be doing a “Beach Theme” to get ready for summer! For our craft, we will be making beach balls with pasta noodles. Tigers will also be singing a few end of the year songs!

ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars

June 13 Talent show- 1:30PM

June 13 All School Mass- 10AM St. Aloysius Church

June 14 Last Day of School & Groundbreaking 9AM!

Important Notes & Reminders:

Library book sale:We are inviting you to come in Wednesday, June 14, after school to explore the library and select books to take home. Each book will be $2, with proceeds going towards materials for the music program next year.

Free U-District Fitness and Fun camp: This camp is free for kids ages 6-14 located at U-District 730 N Hamilton, Call today to reserve your childs a spot 509-458-7686.

Mission Advancement:

Building the Future Capital Campaign:



Week #8 Grand Total = $335,700!!!

We are completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and generosity that we have received from our incredible St. Al’s community! With five days left for our GROUNDBREAKER CHALLENGE, we have exceeded our original goal of $300,000!

Thank you Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for blessing St. Al’s with a community of generous hearts and hands! Together, we are Building the Future!

Please join us for our groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, June 14, at 9 AM.

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Thank you to our Building the Future benefactors and to these amazing families, businesses, and organizations that have already


IEDS Logistics

St. Al’s Staff, Doohan, Doohan

Franz, Daley, Jackson, Langford

McGann, Moore, Peterson

Resleff, Rowland, Sefton, Tee, Wood

Phillips, Davis, Sweeny

Langford-In Memory of Barbara Ann Cook


DePaolo/Sawyer, Feinstein, Allen

In Honor of John & Genevieve DePaolo

Gardner, Lenoue, DePaolo, Montandon

Comstock, Jolicoeur, Rux/Johnston

St. Al’s 8th Grade Class 2017

Croft, Etter, Janout, Magnuson

Anonymous-In Honor of Ann McLane

Stone-In Honor of Joanne (Giese) Vincent

Mackleit, McElligott, Thompson

Dixon, Gabel, Lillie, Comstock

Fruci, McCarthy/Haight, Itron

Knights of Columbus #15143

Manfred, Paluch, Parry, Riedinger

Bernal, Brown, Thacker, Hall, Hatcher

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, Russum

Lloyd, McCabe, Mondragon

McCanna-In Memory of Alice McCanna

Nollette, Oglesbee, Weber, Welsh

If you accept the challenge, please share a family photo. We will post your family on our Facebook page and Instagram. Send photo to<>

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


Please join us this Wednesday at 9am for our Groundbreaking Ceremony! Please arrive by 8:45am, the ceremony will begin promptly at 9am. Refreshments and coffee will be provided.

***Students are asked to wear their red polo shirts for the Groundbreaking Ceremony. Thank you! See you Wednesday!***

Fund Run:

* What an AMAZING year for Fund Run! Our total continues to grow! To date, we have raised over $55,000 with pledges and sponsorships!! Thank you to all of the students, teachers, parents, volunteers, and corporate sponsors for making this a fabulous 31st Annual Fund Run.

* Fund Run T-shirts are available for purchase at Mrs Kelly’s desk for $5.

* Please email our Fund Run Coordinator, Brianna Barbieri if you have any questions.<> or 509-999-9401

Follow us on Instagram @ st.alsgonzaga. Share your photos with Anne Hesler at<> .

Testimonials: Marketing would like to incorporate the use of more parent/family testimonials in publications and media. 8th Grade parents- I would love to hear from you, too! It would be great to hear about experiences here at St. Al’s. If you would like to write a testimonial about why you choose St. Al’s, please email it to Anne Hesler,<> Thank you for your support!

Volunteer Hours:

Please look over your Volunteer Hour Summary and make sure it is completely up-to-date. All volunteer hours must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, June 14. Any unfulfilled volunteer hours will the be billed at the rate of $20 per hour. Please email Aleisha Webb with any questions you may have at<>.

Volunteer Opportunities:

* When recording volunteer hours for Fund Run, please leave a brief description at the bottom of the page explaining how you helped out. If you have any questions, please email Aleisha Webb at<>.

* Get a jump on your volunteer hours for next year! Over the summer there will be some cleaning projects throughout the building. If you are interested in helping out please email Aleisha Webb<> for more information.

Box Tops and Labels for Education:

Please continue to collect Box Tops and Labels for Education over the summer months! Over the school year we earned over $600 for the Box Tops Program! Thank you so much to all the families that participated in the Box Tops and Labels for Education programs.

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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