Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it
from Principal Angie Krauss:
I wanted to thank all of
you who attended the K-8 Christmas program. I felt God’s spirit in our students as they exemplified his joy this Advent season. A special thanks to Michael Barfield and his leadership of this event that is truly a hallmark in our faith formation.
I wanted to wish you all
a very joyous and restful Christmas vacation. I hope you all truly have time to soak in the miracle of Jesus’s birth and enjoy your family. I know I’m looking forward to some down time and reflection on all my many blessings in 2017.
One of my top blessings
is the privilege to work with you, your children and our school community. I really do have the best job in Spokane!
Bears: This week we will be celebrating Christmas by having
a Christmas party on Tuesday at 3:00, please join us. We will be decorating cookies, listening to Christmas music, and enjoying each other’s company.
This week we are working on Christmas and winter art!
This week we will continue to prepare for Christmas and light the last 2 candles on our advent wreath. We will read stories and sing songs about Christmas focusing on family and Santa. There will be many fun projects planned for the week to get the children
excited for the big day!
Jays: This week we will be working on Christmas projects.
We will also be having a class Christmas party!
This week the Hawks class will be focused on Christmas activities, reading stories about
the true meaning behind the season and finishing our parent presents.
We will be celebrating Christmas! We will decorate a cookie and make crafts.
East: Topic of Discussion will be Christmas . Montessori
will be closed Dec. 20th – Jan. 2nd. We hope your Christmas Break is filled with happiness and peace.
West: This week we will be discussing Christmas and our
own family’s traditions. We will be doing several crafts during the closure days.
Mark your Calendars:
ELC/School Closed Dec 25th-Jan 2nd
Christmas Time All school Mass-
10:15 am @ St. Aloysius Church
Martin Luther King Day- ELC/School
Catholic Schools week Parish Appreciation
Catholic Schools Week-More
info on activities to come
Notes & Reminders:
Aftercare Information: Aftercare hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm.
Please make sure your child is picked up by 6:00pm. If you pick up after 6:00pm you will be charged a late fee of $25.00 per child.
Dress: Your child may wear
free dress tomorrow,
the Future Capital Campaign:
have already raised $95,750
of our $600,000 goal to
Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line!
Please consider a year-end gift and help us Cross The Phase 2 Finish
Line! 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 [email protected]
Appeal – Kids Under Construction
So far, we have raised
$2325 for our KIDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION annual appeal! This is another fantastic way to support St. Al’s. Give today!
YOU KNOW??? Construction will be complete VERY SOON! Then comes furnishing, permitting,
licensing, etc. WE ARE SO CLOSE! 🙂 Please say thank
you to all of our amazing Garco Construction workers when you see them. They have been a huge blessing to our school!
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!
us on Instagram @ st.alsgonzaga
Share your photos and St. Al’s stories with Anne Hesler at [email protected]
us on Facebook “St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School Spokane”
Share our stories on Facebook.
Help us spread the word of what is happening here at St. Al’s.
Congratulations to the Oty family for winning
the $200 tuition drawing!
Thank you to all the families who turned their
auction donations in already! Your support of this event is greatly appreciated.
The final deadline for all donations is January
8th. All items must be turned in by this date to meet our catalog printing deadlines.
Hours and Opportunities:
for volunteer hours:
you to all the families that brought in food for the luncheon on Friday! The teachers really enjoyed the grilled cheese sandwiches and delicious soups.
Smile: Remember when doing your holiday shopping this
season to log in to smile.amazon.com
before you do your online shopping! Follow these simple instructions:
Please go to smile.amazon.com
· Login with your standard Amazon username
· 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 on
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 smile.amazon.com
and support our school! It’s fast, easy, and very much appreciated! Please email Aleisha Webb at [email protected] with any questions you may have.
are many ways you can help out with the auction! Here are a few examples:
Set Up Crew
Clean Up Crew
this auction being our first “on site” event in the new gym, there will be A LOT of work getting everything set up and ready to go for the big night. Below is a list of dates and times we will need volunteers.
January 31st @ 6pm: We will be setting up tables, chairs,
etc. If you are signing up to help, please keep in mind this volunteer opportunity will require more physical strength.
February 1st @ 8:45 am: This is the fun part! This volunteer
opportunity will be helping set up the silent auction tables, table decorations, linens, etc. This will be an all day opportunity and will take any about of time you can contribute. Whether it be 1 hour or all day.
February [email protected] 5pm: The big night! We will need volunteers
to help with games, silent auction, backroom, check out, and clean up. This volunteer opportunity will be for the whole evening.
is the Google link to sign up for any of these opportunities:
you are interested in helping out with the auction in any way, please email Aleisha Webb at
or at 509-489-7825 ext. 244
Parish Thank You Reception(s) will be on Sunday, January 28th for both the 8am and 11am Mass. We will be needing volunteers to help with set-up before the Mass, helping during the reception and clean up after the reception about 12pm. Please email me at
if you are interested in helping out with this fun parish community building experience!
Tops and Labels for Education:
We just received information
that the Labels for Education program will be coming to an end and the final day to submit UPC’s is January 2nd. If you have any Labels for Education UPC’s , please have them submitted to school by Tuesday, December 19th so we can prepare them over Christmas
break for shipping. There will be sheets for 1 point, 5 point and 10 point codes available at the front desk with Mrs. Kelly and are included as attachments to this email. Please email
with any questions you may have. Thank you to all that have participated in this program and a huge thank you to Rachel Druffel for being the lead of the program for our school!
We pray for
the sick in our community, May God’s healing grace be with them.
For all of our
St. Aloysius families, students, and staff that we may have a joyous and restful Christmas Break and return to safely to school in the new year.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School