St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
January 22, 2018
“I invite all of you who follow Jesus to spend
time everyday renewing your personal relationship with him, letting him touch your hearts.”
~ Pope Francis
from Principal Angie Krauss:
I am excited that National
Catholic Schools Week is fast approaching. I will highlight some key events below:
Friday Jan. 26 is our staff appreciation breakfast
put on by our wonderful parents.
Sunday Jan. 28, we are hosting our Parish Appreciation
masses at the 8:30 AM and 11 AM services to thank the parishioners for all they do for our school. Your child will also receive a free dress pass for their participation in honoring our parishioners and wearing their uniforms to Mass.
Monday Jan. 29 is Nation Appreciation Day and
the free dress theme is “Tacky Tourist.”
Tuesday Jan. 30 is Teacher Appreciation and
the free dress theme is “Heroes.”
Wednesday Jan. 31 is Community Appreciation
and the free dress theme is “Sports.” The 5 and 6 grade classes will be joining Bishop Daly at the Cathedral to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Mass as a diocese.
Thursday Feb. 1 is Special Persons/Grandparents
Day, and students wear their uniforms. Beginning at 8:30 am at the school, guests will gather in the “old gym” for a short presentation and then tour of the new building. After that, they will join their child/student in the classroom and are encouraged
to attend our All School Mass presented by the fourth grade class at 10:15am.
Friday Feb. 2 is Student Appreciation and the
free dress theme is “Express Yourself.” We will hold our Student Spirit assembly that morning and our annual auction that evening.
We have already sold over
330 tickets to our annual auction and the excitement keeps building. Tickets are available to buy until this Friday the 26th, so do not delay getting them. You won’t want to miss this historic event!
Finally, due to the large
number of people attending our event and this season’s snow accumulation, parking will be extremely limited for our annual auction
on Friday, February 2.
I strongly suggest
that you schedule an Uber, Lyft, or taxi to drop you off and pick you up that evening.
Think of it this way: Uber/Lyft/Taxi + St. Al’s Parents = 100% Auction Enjoyment!
I am grateful for your
partnership in educating your child in body, mind and spirit.
for Christ Awards this week: Peyton Barclay,Tyson Weichman and Mattison Resleff.
Bears: This week we will be making snowflake prints using
empty spools of thread and white paint. Also on Wednesday the 24th we will be celebrating our “color of the month” day by wearing blue and white.
In Chickadees we will be reading fairy tales and making art projects.
This week we chatted about the North Pole. We discussed the weather and the animals that live in the Arctic, (mainly the polar bears). This week we will travel to the South Pole or the Antarctic. We will discuss the weather and the exciting world of penguins.
On Friday we will compare the two poles to find the differences and the similarities.
Jays: This week we will be talking about polar bears and
penguins and work on fun crafts!
This week the Hawks class will learn about the letter “Ss.” We will make spiders and learn
about symmetry to create string paintings. We will also read Stone
Soup and cook up some vegetable soup to share.
This week the Tigers class will be learning about letter “Gg” with a focus on green, grandparents and Goldilocks!
East: Topic of discussion for the week will be Asia. Thinking
ahead: I just put out a sign up sheet for Feb. 15 & 16th. These are teacher inservice days so Montessori will be closed. Child care will be available with Ms. Rebecca. We will also be closed for Presidents day on Feb. 19th. No child care available on that
West: Will be discussing Antarctica.
Mark your Calendars:
8-29: MAP Testing grades 3-8
28: Catholic Schools Week Parish Mass: 8:30 and 11am
28-Feb. 3: Catholic Schools Week! Please see above for details
1: Special Person’s Day – more info above
2: Auction-ELC and Aftercare close at 5:00pm-See more info below
5: Blessing of the new gym at Monday Morning Prayer
13: Celebrate Valentine’s Day – class parties, Red
14: Ash Wednesday- 12:15 Mass at St. Aloysius Church
15-16: K-8 Teacher In-service Days-No School/ELC open
19: President’s Day Holiday-No School/ELC Closed
21: Parent Advisory Meeting
22: K-8 Generation Alive Packing Day!
Notes & Reminders:
Persons/ Grandparents Day: is Thursday Feb. 1. Beginning at 8:30 am at the school, guests
will gather in the “old gym” for a short presentation and then tour of the new building. After that, they will join their child/student in the classroom and are encouraged to attend our All School Mass presented by the fourth grade class at 10:15am.
under the Bridge: We have 10 sports available for Wednesday, Feb 21st. If you are interested
in volunteering please email Pat Mills [email protected]
the Future Capital Campaign:
have already raised $145,069
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]
Appeal – Kids Under Construction
So far, we have raised
for our KIDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION annual appeal! This is another fantastic way to support St. Al’s. Give today!
YOU KNOW??? We had our final construction walk through last week, and Garco and their
subcontractors are working on our “punch list” so we can officially take possession of our beautiful new building. The permitting and licensing process is underway. All in attendance at our Special Persons Day celebration on Thursday, February 1, will take
a brief tour of the new building. And, don’t forget
to buy your tickets for our 2018 annual auction on Friday, February 2! This is the inaugural
event in our new building, and 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!
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.
•Thank you to everyone who has donated to our auction! We are so grateful for your support of our silent auction!
•Last call to purchase tickets to the auction! 5 days until ticket sale close! Tickets will be on sale until January 26th. Visit our website to purchase or pay at the front desk.
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!
•Attire: this is a dress your denim event. You can be as casual or as dressy as you want in your
Hours and Opportunities:
Hour Summaries went home with your child last week. Please email me at [email protected]
if you did not receive one.
crazy to think, but we are already halfway through the school year! There are still many opportunities left this year to complete your volunteer hours. Just a friendly reminder that each
Montessori and K-8 family
with a full-time student is required to complete 20 hours of volunteer time per year, and half-day Montessori or AM Kindergarten families are required to complete 10 hours of volunteer time per year.
are to be completed and submitted by Friday, June 8th.
Any unrecorded volunteer hours will be billed out at the rate of $20.00 per uncompleted hour.
If you are concerned about completing your volunteer hours, the Volunteer Hour Summary Description sheet that was sent out at the beginning of the year is a great resource. You can find a copy of this on the school website under the Volunteer Coordinator
tab. Please feel free to email me at [email protected]
with any questions you may have.
are only 11 DAYS AWAY from the auction! We are still in need of many different volunteers to help us with setting up and working the night of the auction. If you are interested in volunteering for the auction here is the Google link to sign up or please
email Aleisha Webb at [email protected]
or at 509-489-7825 ext. 244 :
will be days coming up that we will need help with basket making and help with many other tasks for the auction. Any amount of time you can spare to help is fantastic! More information and dates to come!
Needed! We will be needing volunteers on Thursday, January
25th from 8:30-10:30 to help us make baskets. If you are wanting to help, please bring a pair of scissors and any other fun basket decorating supplies you may have. Please email me if you are interested or follow the Google link
check with your classes Room Parent about volunteering at and/or providing food items for the Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, January 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Aleisha Webb or your Room Parent 🙂
Thank you Mass:
Parish Thank You Mass is the kick-off to Catholic Schools Week and will be on Sunday, January 28th for both the 8:30am and 11am Mass. This is a great way for our school community to thank our amazing parishioners for all they do to support our school. I am
still in need of volunteers to help serve after the 8:30 Mass (at approximately 9:30). Homemade baked goods will also be accepted. Please email me at
if you are interested in helping out with this fun community building event!
link to sign up to volunteer or bring in baked goods:
pray for all of those that are sick with colds and flu. May they find to time to rest, heal, and return to good health.
A prayer of
thanksgiving for all of the amazing volunteers at our school, we are so blessed to have those that share their gifts with our school community!
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School