October 30, 2017
“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death,
but to inspire yourself to life
from Principal Angie Krauss:
I wanted to thank you for your attendance at our community event,
Hallowfest. It was so fun to see everyone dressed up and enjoying each other‘s company! A special thank you to Aleisha Webb and our wonderful parent volunteers who make this event happen. I recognize behind all the fun goes a tremendous amount of work and
On Thursday, November 2, we will be having our lockdown/evacuation
drill to Fourth Memorial Church. Please be mindful that you will not be able to drop off your students after 9:15 until the drill is over and we return to campus approximately an hour later. You should receive a test Notification from the Iris Alert system
once we have arrived to Fourth Memorial. We appreciate your partnership with us in making our safety drills effective.
A friendly reminder about the parking lot procedures in the morning.
Please only unload your children in the drop off zone if not parking to ensure their safety. Also, the first two rows are reserved for compact cars only. If you drive an SUV or large pickup truck please avoid these first two rows if you need to park.
I hope you all have a blessed week. Happy Halloween!
In Christ’s Peace,
This week we will be celebrating Halloween by having a party at 3:00 on Tuesday the 31st. We will be decorating cookies. Please
join us if you can.
week the Chickadees will finish learning about pumpkins and celebrate Halloween with a party on Tuesday. We’ll decorate cookies, share fruit and juice, and color Halloween themed coloring sheets. After that we will begin learning about Veteran’s day by changing
our “Chickadees’ Fire Station” into a place to display pictures of the veterans our class knows.
This week we will focus on Nocturnal animals, mainly bats and owls. We will discuss what nocturnal means, where these animals live, what they eat and the different characteristics of each. Also we will discuss what makes a bat a mammal and an owl a bird.
Jays: This week we will be talking about Halloween! We will carve a pumpkin and do other fun art projects!
This week the Hawks class will focus on the letter “Hh.” We will celebrate Halloween with a class party, talk about healthy foods and learn about different
kinds of houses.
This week the Tigers will be learning about letter Tt. We will be writing words that start with Tt, making hand print Turkeys, and we will be changing
our housekeeping center from a Halloween House to a Thanksgiving House.
East and West:
Montessori East Classroom: Our topic of discussion will be Our Four Seasons and Halloween. We will frost and decorate a sugar cookie on Halloween. There
is a sign up sheet if you can donate the items needed for this activity. The children may dress in free dress on Tuesday in Orange and Black for Halloween. No costumes please.
Mark your Calendars:
All Saints/All Souls All school Mass- 12:15
at St Al’s Church
No School/ELC Open
Veteran’s Day/ Holiday-
School Closed/ELC Closed
Parent Advisory Meeting
Leaf Raking-Please see info below
12pm Early dismissal
Thanksgiving Holiday- School closed/ELC Closed
Picture Retake Day
ELC/Mont Christmas Program
Immaculate Conception Mass-
12:15 at St. Al’s Church
K-8th Christmas Program
Dec 20-Jan 2nd-
ELC/School Closed Dec 25th-Jan 2nd
Notes & Reminders:
conference: K-6th grade please see attached scheduled for your conference time. 7th-8th grade please contact Amanda Holland
and Found: Our lost and found is very full. Please make sure you check l for your child’s belongings. It will be donated
at the end of November.
Building the Future Capital Campaign:
We received a few gifts for the campaign this week including an inquiry about planned giving. We are so thankful for our school and ELC families that have already given a financial gift or made a pledge. If you made a one-time gift or completed your pledge
payments, we encourage you to consider making another gift or renewing your pledge,
AND of course, we hope that every family that has not yet given to the campaign will be moved by the Holy Spirit to do so.
Every penny pushes us closer to the Phase 2 Finish Line!
Thank you! We love you!
the Phase 2 Finish Line! 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
and help us Cross
The Phase 2 Finish Line! For more information, please contact Cami Carlson at 489-7825 x238 or
St. Al’s – Building The Future
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???
In our new building, we will even have a lactation room for breastfeeding mothers who need a quiet, private space to feed their babies. Awesome!
Send Us Your Pictures
Please share your pictures you take at sporting events or any fun St. Al’s moments that
you capture. We will gladly share them on our social media!
The date of the auction is February 2, 2018. Mark your calendars now!
Our 2nd auction meeting is on November 14th at 5:30pm. Please join us!
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If your family did not receive a Volunteer Hour Summary
this month, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Aleisha Webb, at email@example.com.
Reminder: If you are coaching a sport please indicate
which sport you are coaching. If recording in any of the “other” categories, please leave a description at the bottom of the page. Hours will not be accepted until clarified. Thank you!
Luncheon supplies for volunteer hours: Thank you to all that brought in tableclothes!
We are all full 🙂
Leaf Raking: We are looking for volunteers the morning of Saturday, November
18th to help with leaf raking. We are planning to work from 8:00am-12:00pm. Donuts and coffee will be provided, but please bring your own rakes. If you are interested in helping, please follow the link below to sign up:
NOTE: This is something new I am trying, on a mobile device you will need Google Sheets in order to sign up. On a computer,
you can just click on the link. I would love to get feedback about this! You can also email me at
Thank you SO much to all the amazing people that helped
make Hallowfest a success! This fun St. Al’s tradition would not be possible without all the volunteers! Hallowfest may be only 3 hours long but it takes about 50 volunteers each hour between all the booths!
We would like to thank all of our booth sponsors for
your generosity and support!
Stoneway Electric Supply
Michone Preston & Frank Morales
The Coleman family
The Corbett family
The Montgomery family
The Blotsky family
The Ingoldby family
The Preugschat family
The McIntyre family
Friends of St. Al’s
Hallowfest may be over but there is still some sorting,
counting, etc. to be done to finish it up! If you would like to come in tomorrow, October 31st for any about of time to volunteer, please email me at
It is not too late to join our planning team. Please
join us for our second meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30pm. Child care will not be provided for this meeting.
There are many ways you can help! Here are a few examples:
Set Up Crew
Clean Up Crew
If you are interested in helping out with the auction
in any way, please attend the meeting. Please RSVP to Aleisha Webb via email at 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. 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 that they will have a safe and joyful night
of trick-or-treating on Halloween.