St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
February 12, 2018
“Let today be the day you give up who
you’ve been for who you can become.”
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
I was able to spend time in prayer this weekend thinking of the Lenten liturgical season that is beginning on Ash Wednesday. This is a sacred time for us to deepen our faith and I encourage you to spend some time with your children discussing Lent and different ways they can enrich their faith journey.
Today at Monday Morning prayer, we had a guest speaker, Debbie Wraspir, talk about Kira’s Kloset, a non-profit organization that collects clothes for children in need. (see attachment) As a whole school, toddler through 8th grade, we will be collecting clothes for this organization.
If you are able to participate, there will be collection bins located upstairs and downstairs. This is a great kick off to our social justice projects that will begin during Lent and culminate before spring break. In the next couple weeks, you will be receiving
information from teachers about your child’s upcoming social justice project.
If you have not turned in your enrollment form for next year, please return it to Kelli Kelly as soon as possible. Also, accounts must be paid in full to register for the 2018-2019 school year. Current families will begin registration on March 19, 2018. We will begin Fair Share Conferences on March 19th and run them through March 30th. We will be sharing information about a new program called FACTS that will be a tool we use in our meetings and to apply for the Nazareth Guild Tap Grant awards.
This Thursday and Friday, February 15th and 16th are teacher in-service days. On Thursday, teachers will be reviewing MAP scores and other data as a basis to modify instruction and continue work on the Self-Study for our 2019 accreditation. On Friday, teachers will take part in a spiritual retreat day, please keep us in your prayers as we take time to reflect on margin and the process of change and new growth.
In Christ’s Peace,
Person for Christ Awards this week: Matthew Sage, Winter Henry and the entire 5th grade class.
This week we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by decorating cookies at our party. Our Valentine’s Day party will be on Tuesday at 3:00. Please join us.
This week we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day! Our party is Tuesday at 3pm. We will finish the week stating our dental health unit.
This week our theme is dental health. We will learn about our teeth, how to keep them healthy, and how to avoid cavities. A dental assistant will be visiting the class to talk about the importance of brushing, flossing and going to the dentist for a check
Blue Jays: This week we will be doing a Valentine’s Day Party on February 13th. Thursday we will be having a visit from the dentist.
This week the Hawks will learn about the letter “Vv.” We will celebrate Valentine’s Day
with a class party, make vanilla pudding, and have fun with baking soda and vinegar.
This week the Tigers will be learning letter “Vv” with a focus on Valentines! We will make
an art project and explore vegetables!
Topic of discussion is Lent, Mardi Gras, and Valentine’s Day. Remember we are closed on
Feb. 15th and 16th for teacher inservice days. We are also closed on Monday, Feb. 19th for Presidents day. We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 13th. Please send 28 valentines for your child to exchange.
Montessori West: Will be discussing lent and what that means to us. We will also celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine’s day on Feb 13th.
Mark your Calendars:
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!
Notes & Reminders:
Lost and Found: Please check for your child’s lost belongings as our lost and found is busting at the seems. Anything left at the end of the month will be Donated to Kira’s Kloset.
Kira’s Kloset: We will have two donation barrels at St. Al’s. One will be upstairs near the office, and one will be downstairs near the ELC check-in desk. Kira’s Kloset needs clothing for children ages 0-18 years old. At any time, you can donate gently used children’s books, boys and girls clothing, pjs, shoes, boots, coats, snow gear, backpacks, costumes, holiday wear, and accessories like hats, belts, jewelry, cinch bags, and headbands.
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Auction-KIDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
Thank you for joining
us last Friday and for blessing us with your generosity! We love you, and we are honored to partner with you in educating and caring for your children. Official auction $$$ amounts coming soon!
Thank You Auction Volunteers:
Thank you to everyone
who volunteered to help set up, decorate, work, and clean up the auction. Your help was greatly appreciated!
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Hours and Opportunities:
you to all that turned in Volunteer Hour Summaries last week! Please let me know if you did not receive one or if you have any questions about your hours.
your family is low on hours, here are some ways for you to get volunteer hours in:
season has been exceptionally bad this year and teachers are running low on tissues and Clorox wipes. Listed below is a link to sign up to donate some of these items for volunteer hours.
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. To sign up to help with this luncheon please follow the link below:
Walk with your
student to Mass. Teachers love having helpers (especially with the younger grades) We have 1 all school Mass a month.
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.
Contact Aleisha Webb with any questions you may have at
have been many questions so I wanted to clarify that yes, the Labels for Education Program has ended BUT the Box Tops program is still going strong! Thank you to all of the families that have participated this year. Box Tops are such an easy fundraiser for
our school! The Box Tops program sends out checks 2 times a year, once in December and once in April. Our next submission deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Our goal this year is to earn $1,000 and we are already at $600! Please watch for a Box Tops sheet to
be coming home with your child today. These sheets hold 50 Box Tops which can be taped or glued and each full sheet earns our school $5. Did you know Box Tops count for volunteer hours also?
Box Tops = 1 volunteer hour Please record your volunteer
hour(s) under the Box Tops category on your Volunteer Hour Summary and list your families name and the grade to credit on every bag or sheet turned in. I do not record hours for this so make sure you are keeping track.
month the prize for the top 3 classes will be a popcorn party. Please check out the Box Tops website at btfe.com for coupons, bonus Box Tops, and information about the Box Tops app. Please contact Aleisha Webb at
with any questions you may have. Thank you!
As we begin the season of Lent, we pray that the next 40 days will strengthen our relationship with Christ and loved ones.
We pray for those in our community that struggle with cancer, may God’s strength and healing be with them as they proceed through treatment.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School