September 5, 2017
“When you enter the classroom,
You are scientists. You are explorers. You are important.
You are loved. You are respected. You are a friend.
You are the reason we are here.”
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
We are thrilled to have all the students back to school and seeing their smiling faces! They really are a gift from God that we treasure. They give this building “life”and we see the Holy Spirit shining through each one of them.
We are excited to celebrate our 101st birthday this Friday at our school beginning at 5:30! It is a bring your own picnic dinner. Dessert will be provided! We hope you all can join us for this joyous event and a time to reflect on our amazing legacy.
Due to a scheduling issue, we will have to delay the Mass of the Holy Spirit until September 28th. We will send out a revised Mass schedule by the end of the week.
Later today, I will be sending out reminders regarding the parking lot and procedures for drop off and pick up. I appreciate your cooperation by driving slowly in the parking lot and adhering to the drop off lane which is not a designated parking zone.
Please check the list of attachments below. You will notice that we have included an attachment with guidelines from The Washington State Department of Health concerning air pollution and school activities. This information helps to guide our decisions during this time of poor air quality.
We are looking forward to this school year and the opportunity to serve you and your children.
Have a blessed week!
In Christ’s Peace,
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars
Sept 8th- St. Al’s 101 Birthday Celebration- 5:30pm at St. Al’s School
Sept 11th- Back to School Night- 6:30 pm
Sept 22nd- Teacher in-service- No School/ELC Open
Sept 28th- All School Mass of the Holy Spirit – 10am at St. Al’s Church
Oct 11th- K-8th grade Individual Picture Day
Oct 12th- ELC-Montessori Individual Picture Day
Oct 20th- Teacher in-Service Day- No School/ELC Open
Oct 27th- Hallowfest- More info to come
Important Notes & Reminders:
Sweatshirts: Its that time of year again to get new sweatshirts ordered. Orders are due with payment by next Wednesday, September 13th. Please see attached order form.
Building the Future Capital Campaign: As you can see, the walls are up and the roof is on! Our Groundbreaker Challenge was a huge success, but we’re not done yet…Help us reach the Phase 2 Finish Line! We have already raised over $2.9 million, and we still need $600,000+ to complete construction and cover Phase 2 soft costs, furnishings, curriculum, landscaping, playgrounds, etc. GIVE TODAY at www.stalsschool.org<http://www.stalsschool.org>!
DID YOU KNOW? This is a new info section that will contain fun facts about our new building! So…Did you know???…Our new ELC classrooms will accommodate 16 infants and 42 toddlers!
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Welcome back to another school year full of volunteer opportunities and community building fun! The Monday News will be your best source of information about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Please contact me, Aleisha Webb, at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> with any questions you may have or to find out how you can become involved. There will be more information to come about tracking your volunteer hours next week. Looking forward to another great year!
* 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.