“Community is as the heart of Christian education, not simply as a
concept to be taught, but as a reality to
~ To Teach as Jesus Did
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
I hope you all had a chance to enjoy the sunshine this weekend! I know the turn towards spring has definitely boosted my spirits along with a great Zag win!
This will be a busy week
for the students with Seussical and the band concert on Thursday at Gonzaga Prep High School. I am so proud of all the hard work and effort our students have displayed to prepare for these two events.
Our students in grades K-8 will attend the dress rehearsal for Seussical on Wednesday morning, so please make sure to get their permission slips turned in. If you would like to attend the play on either Thursday or Saturday tickets can be purchased online
Today, you may pick up your registration packets for next year. All ELC parents can pick their packets up from Joanne or Sandra at the registration desk and K-8 families from Kelli at the front office. These materials must be completed and returned by March 28th. We will begin Fair Share Conferences for K-8 Catholic families starting today until March 30. Please schedule a time with me, Dawn Manfred or Dena Hanson. All families who would like to access financial assistance through our Fair Share Tuition program must complete an online application through FACTS and submit federal income tax documents. FACTS provides a confidential and secure method to collect and verify
financial information. We have tomorrow evening set aside, March 20 at 6:00pm in our multimedia lab, to help any family that needs assistance with FACTS. Here is the link to begin your FACTS application. https://nazarethguild.org/tuition-assistance-program/
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In Christ’s Peace,
Be Like Christ Awards: Luke Thompson, Celina Cao and Spencer Bergstedt.
Teddy Bears: This week we will be egg painting by rolling eggs through paint. Also don’t forget that class picture day is on Friday, time will be announced.
This week we are talking about Easter. We are reading stories and making art.
The focus of our theme for the next week is Spring. Throughout the next few weeks, the children will become more aware of the many changes that take place during the spring season. Our main focus will be on changes in our environment both big and small. We
will be discussing changes in the weather, plants, flowers, trees, and animals.
Blue Jays: This week we will be talking about Spring! We will be discussing weather and doing lots of fun Spring art projects!
This week the Hawks class will learn about Spring. We will also read books by Eric Carle
and make art using his method of painted paper collage.
This week the Tigers class will be focusing on the letter S. We will learn about spring, seeds, make smoothies, and learn about our five senses.
Montessori East: Topic of discussion for the week will be Rocks and Minerals, and St. Patrick’s Day. Looking ahead: Registration begins on March 19th. Please pick up your registration packets and return them before open enrollment begins on April 9th.
Montessori West: Will be discussing Asia, it’s countries and customs,
for the week of 3/19-3/23.
Mark your Calendars:
Mar.20: New Kindergarten family registration meeting 5:30 pm
Mar.20: FACTS information meeting @ 6:00 pm
Mar.21: New Kindergarten family registration meeting 3:15 pm
Mar.22: K-8 Class Picture Day
Mar.22: 5-8 Band Concert- 6:00pm @ Gonzaga Prep Gym
Mar.22: Seussical Jr- 7:30 pm @ Gonzaga Prep’s Kubiak Theater- See info below
Mar.23: ELC/Mont Class Picture Day
Mar.24: Seussical Jr- 7:00 pm @ Gonzaga Prep’s Kubiak Theater- See info below
Mar.30: Good Friday-Stations of the Cross
Apr.2-6: Spring Break K-8
Apr.20: Family Dance-More info to come
Apr.26: Easter All School Mass-10:15am @ St. Als Church
May10: Living Rosary
May11: Teacher in-service Day- No School/ELC Open
May18: Marian Mass
May28: Memorial Day/Holiday- No School/No ELC
Important Notes & Reminders:
St. Al’s School Performing Arts Club presents Seussical Jr:
A fantastical musical extravaganza starring Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters springing to life onstage! Performances are March 22 @ 7:30pm and March 24 @ 7:00pm in Gonzaga Prep’s Kubiak Theater. Tickets
are $10 for adults and $8 for students (under 18). Click this link to buy tickets.
Blessings Under the Bridge: We have 10 spots available for Wednesday, April 25th. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Pat Mills at [email protected]
DVD & Photos Order Form:
Attached is the order form for DVDs and Cast photos. Please
complete and submit this form to Mrs. Kelly by Friday, March 23. If you have any questions, please email Aleisha Webb at
LESS THAN $170,000 TO RAISE in our $3,500,000 capital campaign! That is AMAZING! Please
join us–GIVE TODAY–and help us spread the word about our final leg to Cross
The Phase 2 Finish Line!!! Follow the link below to give! For more information, please
contact Cami Carlson at 489-7825 x238 or [email protected]
We are gearing up for
Fund Run 2018, and Brianna Barbieri is our Fund Run Coordinator again this year. Our 2018 goal is $57,500! Let’s get ready to race to that finish line!
Fund Run 2018 Survival Packets will be distributed to your children TODAY. These packets include
your child’s Student Sponsor Request Form
and Medical Release Form
with T-shirt size request. This year we have worked to streamline the process, so these packets will be going home with the youngest student in each family. All ELC students will receive an individual packet regardless if they have an older sibling in K-8.
The Student Sponsor Request Form
is an important piece in our fundraiser as this information allows us to generate the Fund Run Pledge Letters that will be sent out in early April. These
packets are DUE Friday, March 23rd.
Please return them to the school by Friday. If you have any questions, please email Brianna Barbieri, Fund Run Coordinator, at
Prior to Fund Run, we
have multiple volunteer opportunities for you to help out with this important fundraiser. Please contact Aleisha Webb, Volunteer Coordinator, at
if you are interested in volunteering.
Share your St. Al’s Story
Registration time has arrived at St. Al’s and we would love your help to spread our St. Al’s story. Our web page is in need of additional testimonials and we would love your help. If you have a statement you would like to share about why you send your children to St. Al’s, please email it to [email protected]
Send Us Your Pictures
Thank you for sharing your photos with me! I appreciate receiving them and being able to use them on Instagram and Facebook. Our Facebook reaches over 1,000 people a week- this is great for our marketing! Please share the pictures you take at sporting events or any fun St. Al’s moments that you capture.
Follow us on Instagram @ st.alsgonzaga
Share your photos and St. Al’s stories with Anne Hesler at [email protected]
Follow us on Facebook “St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School Spokane”
Please “like” and “share” our stories on Facebook. When our page first started, we had 48 followers, today we have 829!!!!
next staff luncheon is this Friday, March 23rd. If you would like to sign up to bring in items for this luncheon, please follow the Mealtrain link listed below. Thank you!
is another awesome Volunteer Opportunity! During the upcoming production of Seussical Jr., we will have concession items for sale both before the play and during the intermission. All proceeds will go to the Drama Department! If you would like support the
Drama Department AND get volunteer hours, please follow the Meal Train link below to sign up. Thank you for your support of this event!
have been many questions regarding Labels for Education so I wanted to clarify. YES, the Labels for Education Program HAS ENDED, but
Box Tops program is still going strong!
you to all the families that have participated this year. Box Tops are such an easy fundraiser for our school! The Box Tops program sends us a check twice a year, once in December and once in April. I am very excited to announce that after the big March 1st
submission, we have surpassed our goal of $1,000, and we are currently at $1,101.70!
you know Box Tops count for volunteer hours also? 50 Box Tops = 1 volunteer hour.
Please record your volunteer hour(s) under the Box Tops
category on your Volunteer Hour Summary and list your family 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.
check out the Box Tops website at www.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.
you have not yet signed up for the Amazon Smile Program, now is a great time! Amazon
is tripling the donation
rate on your first smile.amazon.com
purchase – through March 31! Go to
or smile.amazon.com every time you shop online, and Amazon
will donate a percentage of your purchase to St. Al’s School.
May God bless
all of our students that are performing in Seussical and the band concert this week. May God bless them as they share their musical talents with the community.
We pray for
those who are struggling with health issues. May the gift of rest and healing be showered upon them.
We pray for
all of the students of St. Al’s as they perform acts of Social Justice in our Spokane community and learn the importance of Catholic Social Teachings.
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