St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
February 5, 2018
“Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much love we put into it.”
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
I am so grateful for everyone that came to the Auction in our new building. It was a Holy Spirit inspired event and your support and generosity touched our school community more than we can adequately express in words. It was incredible to see such a high number of alumni attend, along
with our current parents and friends of St Als. We will have more accurate numbers of what we raised in the next couple of weeks, but the love for St. Al’s school was evident in words and donations .
On Saturday, it was heartwarming to see many of our St Al’s students receive the sacrament of First Eucharist and Confirmation at the parish. It is inspiring to see them begin practicing these sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church. Also, thank you to all our parents and sponsors that took time to make this happen for their children.
It was an honor to have Bishop Daly present with us today to bless the new gym before children officially use this space. Just a reminder that all basketball practices will be held on site starting today!
This week we will be holding open house on Wednesday and Friday for all interested families. Please make sure to spread the word to friends if they are interested in attending our school. Please turn in your enrollment sheet (attached) by Friday of this week to Kelli indicating if you will be returning next year. This is very helpful for enrollment purposes, so we can plan class-size accurately.
Once again, thank you from
the bottom of our hearts for the myriad of ways you support our school community.
for Christ Awards this week:
Bears: This week we will be coloring hearts in preparation
for Valentine’s Day.
This week we will be getting the room ready for Valentine’s Day by making fun art projects.
This week’s theme is all about friendship, valentines, and love. We will discuss who St. Valentine was and why we celebrate this holiday. We will also talk about Valentine traditions and what makes a good friend. We will have a Valentine’s Day party the following
Jays: This week we will be talking about Valentine’s Day.
We will be doing crafts with red & white!
This week the Hawks will learn about the letter “Gg.” We will create an art project with glitter glue, make invisible ink out of grape juice and practice our pencil grip with a gumball grab activity.
This week in Tigers we will be working on Winter Assessments. We also begin SuperTots on Wednesday at 11am.
East: Topic of discussion for the week will be Our Solar
System. Looking ahead: we will be closed on Feb. 15th & 16th. If you need child care please sign up on the form outside our classrooms so we can staff correctly for the days.
West: Will be discussing south America, the people, places
Mark your Calendars:
5: Blessing of the new gym at Monday Morning Prayer
13: K-3 Bridges in Mathematics parent night
13: Celebrate Valentine’s Day – class parties, Red and Pink free dress
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:
Menu: The lunch menu can always be accessed on our website by going to the tab For students,
then click on kitchen and scroll down to the lunch menu.
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:
to some AWESOME gifts that we recently received, we have raised $285,119 of our $600,000 goal to Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line! This total does NOT include what we raised during
the paddle raise at the auction. We will announce that total as soon as we can! If you have not done so already, 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!
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.
Hours and Opportunities:
watch for Volunteer Hour Summaries to be coming home with your child today. Make sure to look it over and let me know of any questions you may have.
your family is low on hours, here are some ways for you to get volunteer hours in:
Help to provide
food for luncheons or class parties. There is approximately 1 staff luncheon a month! The next luncheon will be on Thursday, February 15th. Watch next weeks Monday News for a link to sign up to help!
Walk with your
student to Mass. Teachers love having helpers (especially with the younger grades) We have 1 all school Mass a month.
At school organizational
project. Will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete. Would like to have someone come in one day this week.
With the new
building opening up, we will have projects periodically that we will need help with. Please contact Aleisha Webb for more information.
Watch the Monday
News for more upcoming events or opportunities to volunteer.
Aleisha Webb with any questions you may have at [email protected]
you so much to all the amazing volunteers that helped make this event so wonderful! This event was truly a labor of love, and took volunteers hours and hours to make it possible.
though the day of the auction has passed, we still have some work to do. We will need volunteers throughout the week to help with auction “wrap up” jobs. Times TBD. Please email Aleisha Webb at
if you are interested.
prayer of thanksgiving for a wonderful auction where we were blessed beyond our wildest expectations.
prayer of thanksgiving for all our students from St Als that received First Eucharist and Confirmation on Saturday at our parish.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School