St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
January 3rd, 2018
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
Happy New Year! I hope you all rested and relaxed over break. As I reflected back on this past year, I was struck by the many blessings God bestowed upon me and precious moments I would not trade for anything.
As we enter 2018, I know it will be a year filled with blessings and historic moments as we open the new building! I encourage all of you to attend our auction on February 2, 2018 in our new facility and be a part of this chapter of history in the making. Tickets will go on sale this week and you can buy them online or at the front office.
Here are a few operational reminders after a long winter break:
Please remember to drive slowly in the parking lot and use the designated crosswalk if you park.
If you are dropping your child off in the drive-through lane please stay in your car and drop at the designated striped area
K-8 students may be dropped off beginning at 8:15am if it is before that time you will need to check them into before care
Reminder to all fifth through eighth grade parents eligibility for winter sports and Seussical starts this week.
MAP testing for grades 3rd-7th will begin January 8th
Please check your teachers newsletters and websites for important information regarding your students academic progress.
I am so grateful for your partnership in educating your child in body, mind and spirit. I hope you have a blessed week.
In Christ’s Peace,
Teddy Bears: This week we will be getting back into regular routines and schedules after having a wonderful break with our families.
Chickadees: Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful holiday. We will be doing some fun winter art projects this week!
Owls: This week we will be discussing the winter season. We will focus on the changes in the weather and all the fun activities that we can do in the snow.
Blue Jays: Welcome back from break! We will be doing some winter art and getting back into the groove of school!
Hawks: This week we will be learning about winter; if there is snow available outside we will add that to our sensory table!
Tigers: This week the Tigers class will be learning about the letter W. We will be making watercolor worlds, talking about winter, and talking about different types of weather.
Montessori East: This week we will be learning about winter weather conditions and reading winter books.
Montessori West: This week we will be learning about winter weather conditions and reading winter books.
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars:
Jan 11th- Christmas Time All school Mass- 10:15 am @ St. Aloysius Church
Jan 15th- Martin Luther King Day- ELC/School Closed
Jan 28th- Catholic Schools week Parish Appreciation Mass
Jan 28th-Feb 3rd- Catholic Schools Week-More info on activities to come
Feb 1st- Catholic Schools Week Special person’s day- More info to come
Feb 2nd- School Auction- See info below
Feb 8th-9th- Open House
Feb 15th-16th Teacher In-Service-School Closed/ELC Open
Feb 19th- Presidents Day/Holiday- ELC/School Closed
Important Notes & Reminders:
Important 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.
Building the Future Capital Campaign:
We 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!
Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line! GIVE TODAY at www.stalsschool.org or https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=d12688f4-decc-4152-91a1-1739f210d503
and help us reach our $600,000 goal! For more information, please contact Cami Carlson at 489-7825 x238 or [email protected].
Annual 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! https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=591c6e7b-a9f8-4f00-b8e4-b46e24a97bea
DID 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!
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!
Follow us on Instagram @ st.alsgonzaga Share your photos and St. Al’s stories with Anne Hesler at [email protected] .
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•Last chance to donate to our auction- deadline for all donations is January 8th.
•Tickets are on sale now. Visit our website to purchase.
Here is the link:
•This is a 21+ event. Silent auction, dinner, live auction, and dancing!
Volunteer Hours and Opportunities:
There are many ways you can help out with the auction! Here are a few examples:
Set Up Crew
Clean Up Crew
With 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Here is the Google link to sign up for any of these opportunities:
If you are interested in helping out with the auction in any way, please email Aleisha Webb at [email protected] or at 509-489-7825 ext. 244
The 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 [email protected] if you are interested in helping out with this fun parish community building experience!
We pray for all of our families as we begin the 2018 New Year! What a blessing to our community everyone is and may God grant peace and joy to all of our families throughout 2018.
We pray for those that work at Catholic Charities and help to serve the homeless in Spokane during these cold winter months.