“Delight yourself also in the Lord and
he shall give you the desires of your heart.”
~ Psalm 37:4
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
I am so proud of our students and their performance in the band concert and Seussical this past week. I am continually amazed at their talents and gifts and how they use them to spread goodness in our world. Our children truly are a sign of hope for generations to come. I would also like to thank Michael Barfield and Larry Pittman for their leadership of these events and our parents for supporting your children and all of their extracurricular activities.
Also, registration materials must be completed and returned by THIS WEDNESDAY, March 28. Fair Share Conferences for K-8 Catholic families are underway and will continue until March 30. You should have received an email from our administrative team scheduling your conference. If not, please email me to set one up this week. Your FACTS application must be submitted by March 31. Below is more information and a link to the online application.
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. Here is the link to begin your FACTS application. https://nazarethguild.org/tuition-assistance-program/
I hope all of you have a very blessed Easter and feel the hope of the risen Lord in your hearts. I am eternally grateful for our awesome God and how he provides for our school community each day.
In Christ’s Peace,
Be Like Christ Awards: Isabella Langford, Emily McCulloh and Zach Hunton
Teddy Bears: This week we will be discussing Easter and Jesus. We will also be decorating Easter eggs.
Chickadees: This week we will be talking about Holy Week and Easter.
Owls: This week in preschool our theme is Easter. We will read stories about the last days of Jesus’ life and about his resurrection. We will also discuss the Easter Bunny and different ways we celebrate Easter
Blue Jays: This week we will be talking about Easter. Each child will be making an Easter bunny craft!
Hawks: This week the Hawks will learn about the letter “Ee.” We will also talk about the true meaning of Easter.
Tigers: This week the Tigers class will be learning about and celebrating Easter! Please see the sign-up sheet in class for items needed!
Montessori East: Discussion for the week will be Easter/ Holy Week. Remember we will be closed for Spring Break (First week of April). We hope everyone has a safe and fun filled week off!
Montessori West: Discussion for the week will be Easter/ Holy Week. Remember we will be closed for Spring Break (First week of April). We hope everyone has a safe and fun filled week off!
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars:
Mar. 30: Good Friday-Stations of the Cross-10:15am @ St. Al’s Church
Apr. 2-6: Spring Break Montessori & K- 8- ELC Open
Apr. 20: Family Dance-More info to come
Apr. 26: Easter All School Mass-10:15am @ St. Als Church
May 10: Living Rosary
May 11: Teacher in-service Day- No School/ELC Open
May 18: Marian Mass
May 28: Memorial Day/Holiday- No School/No ELC
Important Notes & Reminders:
We are getting closer!!! To date we have raised $468,808 of our $600,000 goal! WE HAVE LESS THAN $132,000 TO RAISE in our $3,500,000 capital campaign! That is AWESOME!
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].
Fund Run 2018:
Fund Run 2018 Survival Packets were DUE Friday, March 23rd. Please return these packets to the office with your updated sponsor addresses ASAP. These packets include your child’s Student Sponsor Request Form (purple form) and Medical Release Form with T-shirt size request. All ELC students received 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. If you have any questions, please email Brianna Barbieri, Fund Run Coordinator, at [email protected].
Prior to Fund Run, we have multiple volunteer opportunities for you to help with this important fundraiser. Please contact Aleisha Webb, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering.
Share your St. Al’s Story
St. Al’s 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]. Thank you!
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 830!!!!
Thank you to all the families that donated items to the Seussical Concessions!
DVD/Picture Orders:If you are still interested in purchasing either a DVD of the performance or a cast photo, we have extended the sale until Wednesday, March 28th. Order Forms are available at the front desk. Please contact Aleisha Webb at [email protected] if you have any questions.
If 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 smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1433780 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 during their Spring Break. Keep families safe as they travel and allow everyone to return to school with renewed energy.
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