St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
September 25, 2017
“With Christ as the center of your life, you will never be disappointed .”
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
As I take a moment to reflect, I am grateful for all the God-given gifts our students display. This weekend at the Nazareth Guild Gala our drama club performed and shared their love of acting and the gospel message. In the classrooms, I see our students striving to learn and expand their minds to be prepared for the 21st-century. Our extracurricular sports activities also provide students with an opportunity to grow and challenge their physical limits.
Daily I see our staff and students striving to fulfill our mission and be Christlike leaders in our community. Today at Monday morning prayer we talked about characteristics a Christian displays. We brainstormed ways others would know by our actions that we are Christ followers. I encourage you to take a moment this evening to ask your child their answer and support them in their Christian walk.
I hope you have a very blessed week.
In Christ’s Peace,
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars:
Sept. 28th- All School Mass of the Holy Spirit – 10:15am at St. Al’s Church
Sept. 29th- Fall Sports free dress
Oct. 3rd- Blessings of the Animals- 2:30pm More info to come
Oct. 4th- GU Nurses re-screening
Oct. 5th- Ordinary Time All School Mass- 10:15am at St. Al’s Church
Oct. 11th- K-8th grade Individual Picture Day
Oct. 12th- ELC-Montessori Individual Picture Day
Oct. 18th- Parent Advisory Meeting
Oct. 19th- Earthquake drill 9:19
Oct. 20th- Teacher in-Service Day- No School/ELC Open
Oct. 24th- Fire drill 9:20am; Fire department will be present
Oct. 27th- Hallowfest- See info below
Nov. 1st- All Saints/All souls All school Mass- 12:15 at St Al’s Church
Nov 8-9- Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School/ELC Open
Nov 10th Veteran’s Day/ Holiday- School Closed/ELC Closed
Important Notes & Reminders:
Fall Spirit Day/Free Dress: If your child participates in a Fall sport they may wear their uniform top with non-uniform bottoms this Friday, Sept 29th. Children not participating in sports may wear anything St. Al’s or Gonzaga.
Building the Future Capital Campaign: To date, we have 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://stals.wpengine.com> and help us Cross the Finish Line! For more information, please contact Cami Carlson at 489-7825 x238 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
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St. Al’s is our past, our present and St. Al’s is building our future. Graduating students who are “leaders in action, modeled on Christ”, that is our promise to you.
DID YOU KNOW? This is a new info section that will contain fun facts about our new building! So…Did you know???…Our new gym measures 17,300 square feet with 2 courts for basketball, volleyball, etc!
Follow us on Instagram @ st.alsgonzaga Share your photos and St. Al’s stories with Anne Hesler at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> .
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Save the Date: The Annual Auction will take place on Friday, February 2nd, 2018. Mark your calendars now. Be on the lookout for ways to volunteer for the auction in upcoming news.
Please make sure all the information is correct on your family Volunteer Hour Summary. Any corrections needed can be made on the form itself and returned to Mrs. Kelly at the front desk by the end of the month or you can email the Volunteer Coordinator, Aleisha Webb, at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Info about Volunteer Hour Summaries:
* Volunteer Hour Summaries will be sent home with the youngest child in your family
* K-4 will be in red folders and 5-8 will be in backpacks.
* They will be sent home the first school day of each month.
* Please use as a reference of your total hours completed.
* Record any volunteer hours completed throughout the month.
* Return in red folders or to Mrs. Kelly at the front desk by the end of the month.
Please watch for a reminder in the Monday News that Volunteer Hour Summaries will be coming home. It is important to make sure your hours are accurately recorded as you complete them. If you have any questions, please contact Aleisha Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Luncheon supplies for volunteer hours! Thanks to donations from last year we are still pretty well stocked! The only items I am in need of are:
* Tablecloths: 10 plastic tablecloths (range of colors)= 1 volunteer hour
Please record these hours under “Baking/cooking” on your Volunteer Hour Summary.
Hallowfest is one month away! Please join us on Friday, October 27th for a night filled with fun, games and of course, CANDY! Here are a few different ways your family can receive volunteer hours for Hallowfest:
* Set up on Thursday, October 26th TBD
* Volunteer (in school) on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-3:00 and help prep for the big night!
* Volunteer the night of Hallowfest at the many different games and activities. More information about this will be distributed through your child’s Room Parent.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please email Aleisha Webb at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Thank you!
We are looking for volunteers for our auction committees! The auction committee is a great way to earn volunteer hours. There are many ways you can help! Here are a few ways that you can help:
* Silent Auction
The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4th from 5:30-6:30 (location TBD) If you are interested in helping out with the auction in any way, please attend this meeting. We will be forming committees and will begin planning right away. If you have any questions please contact Aleisha Webb via email at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or at 509-489-7825 ext. 244
Box Tops and Labels for Education:
Please check out the bulletin board outside of Mrs. Devita’s room for our weekly updated totals. Box Tops/Labels can be taped or glued to the sheet (no staples, please) or you can submit them in baggies. Attached to this email are collection sheets for both Box Tops and Labels for Education. You may claim 1 hour of volunteer time for every 50 Box Tops/Labels for Education submitted. Please make sure to write your family name and grade on the sheet or baggie so that your child’s class receives credit. Each family is required to record their own hours. Please record these hours under the category “Box Tops and Labels for Education”.
* 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.