January 29, 2018
“With heart and helping hands….a child can
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
I am so grateful for everyone that came to our Parish Appreciation Mass yesterday. We are blessed to have such a supportive parish family that holds us up in prayer daily. They were thrilled to have our students greet them and hand them prayer cards. Please note that Bishop Daly will be here on Monday February 5th, to help us officially bless the new gym. The blessing will begin at 9:00am in the new facility and we invite you all to attend if possible.
National Catholic Schools Week Schedule:
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 sold over 440 tickets
to our annual auction and we are thrilled to host this historic event on site! 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 so excited that National Catholic School Week is upon us!.
In Christ’s Peace,
Person for Christ Awards this week: Owen Miller, Inga Carlson and Cesar Leija
Bears: This week we will be gluing different sized circles
together to create a snowman. Also this week is Catholic Schools Week so stay tune for more information.
This week in Chickadees we will be participating in Catholic Schools Week! We will also continue learning about fairy tales and learn about Groundhog Day on the 2nd.
This week in preschool we will reading and discussing fairy tales. We will talk about what different fairy tales have in common and read various versions of the same fairy tales. Also we will talk about our favorites and what we like about them. On Feb. 2nd
will check if the groundhog saw his shadow!
Jays: This is Catholic Schools’ Week! We will be participating
in different events and talking about what God means to us!
This week we will be celebrating Catholic Schools week by following the theme each day with the upstairs classes. We will also review the letters we have learned thus far and tidy up our classroom in preparation for Special Person’s Day.
Tigers will be learning about the letter C. We will learn about caterpillars and coral reefs. We will work on identifying, matching, and graphing coins. In religion we will focus on praying with our church family.
East: Topic of discussion for the week will be Antarctica.
Our Auction project is in our classroom if you would like to see it. It turned out really nice.
West: Will be discussing the rainforest, the environment,
Mark your Calendars:
Jan. 28-Feb. 3: Catholic Schools Week! Please see above for details
Feb. 1: Special Person’s Day – more info above
Feb. 2: Auction-ELC and Aftercare close at 5:00pm-See more info below
Feb. 5: Blessing of the new gym at Monday Morning Prayer
Feb 13: K-3 Bridges in Mathematics parent night
Feb. 13: Celebrate Valentine’s Day – class parties, Red and Pink free dress
Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday- 12:15 Mass at St. Aloysius Church
Feb. 15-16: K-8 Teacher In-service Days-No School/ELC open
Feb. 19: President’s Day Holiday-No School/ELC Closed
Feb. 21: Parent Advisory Meeting
Feb. 22: K-8 Generation Alive Packing Day!
Important Notes & Reminders:
Special 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.
Blessings 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 received some AWESOME gifts recently, and we are moving closer to our $600,000 goal to Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line!
Can’t wait to reveal our current total to date at the auction!
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 have the keys to our beautiful new building! The permitting and licensing
process is underway. All in attendance at our Special Persons Day celebration this Thursday, February 1, will take a brief tour of the new building.
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!
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Share your photos and St. Al’s stories with Anne Hesler at [email protected]
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•Doors open promptly at 5:30pm. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the auction! Record breaking numbers for attendance this year! 460 guests!
this is a dress your denim event. You can be as casual or as dressy as you want in your
PARKING WILL BE LIMITED! Due to 450 expected guests to arrive on the night of the auction, parking
will be limited. Please consider carpooling or using UBER to the event. Thank you in advance.
Hours and Opportunities:
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 4 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 more volunteers on Wednesday,
January 31st starting at 6pm. to help with setting up tables and putting on linens. If you are wanting to help, please email me if you are interested or follow the Google link
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