St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic
November 20, 2017
“Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love
and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life.”
from Principal Angie Krauss:
I wanted to wish all of you a very joyous Thanksgiving holiday! I am reminded to pause
and reflect on all the many blessings that have been bestowed upon me by our Heavenly Father. God’s mercy and grace abounds in limitless supply to all those that call upon him. I do hope you feel his presence during this holiday season.
I invite you to join me in welcoming Caleb Mitson to our staff. He will join Kelly Cooper
as one of our night custodians. We are excited to have him on our staff.
I also would like to extend a special thank you to all those volunteers who raked leaves
at the school this weekend. We are so blessed to have parents who believe so deeply in our mission they give freely of their time and talents.
I hope you enjoy this short work week and travel safely if you’re headed out of town this
In Christ’s Peace,
(ages 5-12) families: This
Wednesday, November 22 the day before Thanksgiving, our aftercare for children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade will begin at noon and end
Bears: This week we will be raking leaves on our playground (if weather permits). Also we will be discussing Thanksgiving
and our families.
This week in Chickadees we will continue to learn about Thanksgiving. We will do Thanksgiving art, we will also continue to work on assessments. Happy Thanksgiving!
This week in preschool we will continue discussing Thanksgiving and being thankful. We will talk about the first Thanksgiving and how the pilgrims celebrated and how it is similar to how we celebrate the holiday with our family and friends.
Jays: This week we will start talking about Thanksgiving and what we are thankful for. For art we will be making turkey
This week the Hawks class will be learning about the history of Thanksgiving and continuing to work on student assessments.
This week in the Tigers class we will be focusing on Thanksgiving! Our curriculum will include family, friends and reflecting on what we are thankful for! We will also begin our personal safety unit.
East: Topic of discussion is Thanksgiving. We will frost and decorate a sugar cookie on Wednesday. Remember that on Wednesday
it is a half day ending at noon. If you need childcare please sign up so we can staff correctly. It is a non-tuition afternoon so you will be billed $4.95 pr/hr for time used. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. We wish all families
a very blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving!
West: This week we will be discussing Thanksgiving and it’s traditions.
Mark your Calendars:
12pm Early dismissal-K-6th grade aftercare open till 4pm
Thanksgiving Holiday- School closed/ELC Closed
Picture Retake Day
ELC/Mont Christmas Program-
more info to come
Immaculate Conception Mass-
12:15 at St. Al’s Church
K-8th Christmas Program-
More info to come
Dec 20-Jan 2nd-
ELC/School Closed Dec 25th-Jan 2nd
Notes & Reminders:
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 are working diligently to raise $600,000 so we can
Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line!
So far, we have raised $42,000
and we continue to solicit major gifts, in-kind gifts, corporate gifts, family gifts, memorial gifts, etc. If you know an individual, family, business or foundation that might love to support St. Al’s and our Building The Future capital campaign, please let
us know. We’ll do all the work! Please continue to pray for generous support of our mission and our campaign. Thank you!
the Phase 2 Finish Line! GIVE TODAY at
and help us reach our $600,000 goal! 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.
Annual Report – Kids Under Construction
We hope you enjoyed your KIDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION annual report! The spirit of St. Al’s
burns so brightly because of our awesome staff, wonderful families, and of course, our amazing “kids under construction!”
Please consider a year-end gift for our annual fund to support our “kids under construction” and share the St. Al’s
spirit! Thank you in advance for your generosity!
DID YOU KNOW???
The gym floor was sealed and painted last week, and the ELC classrooms and hallways are also painted! WE LOVE PROGRESS!
Christmas Cards For Sale!
We love our partnership with the Knights of Columbus #15143 – St. Aloysius Parish Council!
The Knights support our school in a multitude of ways every year. This year, the Knights of Columbus used the 2016 Keep Christ In Christmas Poster Contest winning student designs to create beautiful Christmas cards! There are nine AWESOME student creations
in each set of cards. The set of 9 cards is on sale now for $10! All proceeds will benefit our incredible visual and performing arts programs! You can purchase your cards at the upstairs front desk with Mrs. Kelly. Please complete the attached order form and
submit it with payment (cash or check). We have 45 sets on hand now, and we can order more!
Purchase your cards today!
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!
We have our first 2 Hope Sponsors for the auction!
The date of the auction is February 2, 2018. Mark your calendars now!
Our 3nd auction meeting is on December 5th at 5:30pm.
All St. Al’s families are asked to donate to the auction. Our partnership with parents enables this event to be our most successful fundraiser of the
Ways to Donate/Procure Items:
Become an Auction Sponsor! You can do this by filling out the attached Auction 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities page and returning it to school.
Purchase merchandise worth $100 retail value and donate it to the school. Black Friday is coming up and it’s a great way to score items for a lower price.
Family Basket Challenge: donate a completed theme basket, filled, wrapped and ready for display.
Procure/Ask for donations from local businesses you frequent.
If you are unable to do any of the above, simply pay $50 to the school c/o Auction.
Family donations turned in by December 11th, 2017, will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $200 tuition credit.
The drawing will take place December 12th, 2017.
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Please email Aleisha Webb at
if you did not receive a Volunteer Hour Summary for the month of November or if you have any questions about volunteer hour recording.
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!
Saturday we had an amazing crew come out and helped rake the leaves all around the School property. Thank you so to these
families for all your hard work!
The Cable family
The Duffy family
With the Christmas program being about a month away, I would like to let you know about a couple opportunities to volunteer. I will need volunteers to help set-up risers at about 9am on Tuesday, December 12th and then tear down later that afternoon (time TBD).
I will need the same help on Wednesday, December 13th about 9am to set-up. Tear down and clean up will be after the Christmas program. If you are interested in helping out please email me at
Remember when doing your holiday shopping this season
to log in to smile.amazon.com
before you do your online holiday shopping! Follow these simple instructions:
· Please go to
· Login with your standard Amazon username and password
· Search “St. Aloysius Spokane”
· Select “St. Aloysius Parish and School”
· Enter this link in your browser to be asked automatically if you want to support St. Aloysius Parish and School
Please note: Amazon Smile is not supported on the app. The only way to do it is online.
Then, every time you shop online, start at www.smile.amazon.com
and support our school! It’s fast, easy, and very much appreciated! Please email Aleisha Webb at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
There are many ways you can help out with the auction!
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 email Aleisha Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 509-489-7825 ext. 244
Box Tops and Labels for Education:
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, please keep in mind that Box Tops are on
many of your favorite products! In addition to the Box Tops on products, you can find BONUS Box Tops
on the app!
This app offers bonus Box Tops and exclusive deals! The products listed will earn our school anywhere from
2-5 bonus Box Tops. For more information or to download go to http:www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp
In addition to earning our school bonus Box Tops, you can also save money at the same time. Here is the link
to the current coupons available on the Box Tops website.
Please pray for the homeless in our community. May they find comfort and services
they need during difficult times.
Please pray for everyone traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. May they
may safely arrive at their destinations and return home filled with love and joy following time spent with family and friends.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School