The world offers you comfort.
But you were not made for comfort.
You were made for Greatness.”
~Pope Benedict XVI
from Principal Angie Krauss:
As we enter 2018, I have encouraged the children at Monday morning prayer to “make time for God”. As we discussed, you never can find the time you have to make him a priority. I encourage you as a family to discuss, “How you will make God a priority for this coming year?”.
I am grateful for the wonderful
response we have had in our request for support of our annual auction. Each of your gifts of talent, time and treasure make this event possible. This year is especially exciting with our inaugural event in the new building! We have sold almost 100 tickets already, so please do not delay in purchasing your tickets today either online, or at the front office.
Also, the teachers have worked with our leadership class to begin a new student recognition program. You will see in the Monday News each week three individuals being recognized as a “Person for Christ.” This week the individuals were:
Taryn Barbieri, Aili Hatcher and Andrew Pielli.
I urge all of you to remember that safety for our children is not always convenient. Please use the crosswalk and do not unload in unsafe zones .
If we all work together the parking lot runs smoothly.
I am so grateful for your partnership in educating your child in body, mind and spirit.
In Christ’s Peace,
Bears: This week we will be coloring with white crayons on blue paper to make a snow storm.
This week we will continue working on winter and snow art.
This week we will continue discussing our winter season theme. We will continue learning about the weather and winter activities, but our focus will be on ways people and animals stay warm in the cold and snow.
Jays: This week will be talking about winter weather and making snowmen art!
This week the Hawks class will be learning about the letter “Ww.” We will create watercolor paintings and cook some waffles! Also, our dramatic play area is turning into a castle and our science theme for this month is dinosaurs.
This week the tigers class will be focusing on the letter I. We will measure how tall we are in inches, conduct an ice/salt experiment and make ice cream!
Montessori East: Our topic of discussion will be recycling. If your child will be in kindergarten next fall, please return the form I put in their hall cubby so I can plan our enrollment. Also if your name is on the list next to the check out clipboard, please turn in the forms requested to me as soon as possible.
Montessori West: This week will be identifying and discussing rocks
Mark your Calendars:
Christmas Time All school Mass-
10:15 am @ St. Aloysius Church
Martin Luther King Day- ELC/School
Catholic Schools week Parish
Jan 28th-Feb 3rd-
Catholic Schools Week-More
info on activities to come
Catholic Schools Week Special
person’s day- Mass at 10:15 am
School Auction- See info below
Feb 7th and 9th-
Feb 15th-16th Teacher In-Service-School Closed/ELC Open
Presidents Day/Holiday- ELC/School
Notes & Reminders:
Blessings under the bridge: We have 7 spots available for Wednesday, Nov 17. If you are interested I n volunteering, please contact Pat Mills at [email protected]
annual Hearts On Fire Catholic Men’s Conference “Created for Greatness,” January 27, 2018 at Mirabeau Park, Spokane Valley. Hear dynamic messages from Bishop Mueggenborg, and Jon Leonetti addressing some of the most challenging issues facing Catholic men in this Modern World. The tickets website can be accessed at www.dioceseofspokane.org. Contact Brian at 509-358-7314 for more information.
is the inaugural Catholic women’s conference in the Diocese of Spokane, to be held on
February 10, 2018, at St. Thomas More parish, Spokane. Come to be equipped and encouraged with a great lineup of speakers and workshops, good food and giveaways, music, and Mass with Bishop Daly. Register and find more information at WholeheartedCatholic.org.
the Future Capital Campaign:
have already raised $104,019
of our $600,000 goal to
Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line!
Please consider a 2018 gift and help us Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line!
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]
Annual Appeal – Kids Under Construction
So far, we have raised $2765
for our KIDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION annual appeal! This is another fantastic way to support St. Al’s. Give today!
YOU KNOW??? Our 2018 annual auction on Friday, February 2, is the inaugural event in our
new building! It’s going to be AWESOME!!! Can’t wait to see you all there!
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!
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Share your photos and St. Al’s stories with Anne Hesler at [email protected]
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Share our stories on Facebook.
•Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets will be on sale until January 26th. Visit our website to purchase.
Here is the link:
•If you would like to be seated with specific people please add a note under special accommodations online or send us an email.
•This is a 21+ event. Silent auction, dinner, live auction, and dancing!
Hours and Opportunities:
next auction meeting is this Tuesday, January 9th at 5:30. It is not too late to join in!
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
The Parish Thank You Reception(s) will be on Sunday, January 28th for both the 8:30am 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!
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 all families as they make time for God in their busy lives to trust that God will meet them where they are at, we just need to “get on the road” as Father Byrne encouraged us!