St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
April 16, 2018
“Prayer is much more than ‘saying your prayers.’
Prayer is a spiritual adventure.”
~ Fr. John Bartunek
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
It is hard to believe we’re halfway through April and, as I look at the calendar, our year end events and activities will be here before we realize it. I will highlight some of these below for your calendering and planning purposes:
Family Dance this Friday— we encourage all our families to attend our family dance and get to know each other. The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Be ready to dance the night away! Cost Per family is $15.00
Living Rosary on May 10th at 10:15— this is led by the eighth grade class. It is their last event besides graduation that they will serve as our spiritual leaders.
Hero Projects on May 17th—This is the culminating project for all eighth grade students. They are asked to choose a hero and present them to the classes and guests. Our students display their written and oral public speaking skills in an impactful way demonstrating their Christlike leadership.
Marian Mass on May 18th at 10:15– The special women in our children’s lives will be honored at this Mass led by the 6th grade class.
Fund Run on June 1st— this is one of our favorite community building events and our last key fundraiser for our operating budget. You will not want to miss our toddlers through eighth graders joining together by running laps and sharing community. If you have not yet completed your volunteer hours we need all hands on deck to pull this event off!
Please check at either Kelli’s or Joanne’s desks for a copy of the Inlander. Inside this issue there are many summer camps that are offered around Spokane!
Once again, it is a true gift to have such supportive parents and awesome children who make our school so special.
Have a blessed week!
In Christ’s Peace,
Be Like Christ Awards: Callen Gallagher, Cian Dougherty and Tia DiMaio.
Message from ELC Administrator Julie Simmons:
Hi to our wonderful ELC families:
Love, love, love the warmer weather finally coming our way…the kids so enjoy their time outside-much to explore and learn!
We are continuing our registration process for new families for the 2018-19 school year. While we have wait lists for all of our classrooms, we anticipate that we will have some openings in our three year old (preschool) classrooms beginning in July, so if you know of a family needing care, please send them our way for a tour of our facility. We love your referrals!
We are SO close to completing our Phase 2 of the Capital Campaign. There are a variety of ways to give…our goal is to complete furnishing our new ELC classrooms, please read below for more details and thank you for your continued generosity!
I’m also excited to announce and introduce to you our newest staff member this week, Ms. Jessica Haskins. Jessica will be joining the Chickadees classroom team beginning Tuesday. We are so excited to welcome her aboard…she comes to us from St. Anne’s Center where she was an early learning lead teacher. Welcome Jessica!
Just a reminder this week we will have a fire drill on Thursday at 9:40, please avoid drop off at that time.
Make it a wonderful week!
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars:
Apr. 20: Family [email protected] St Al’s 6:00-8:00 pm Please see info below
Apr. 26: Easter All School Mass – 10:15am @ St. Als Church
May 10: Living Rosary – 10:15am @ St. Als Church
May 11: Teacher in-service Day- No School/ELC Open
May 17: 8th grade Hero Presentations
May 18: Marian Mass – 10:15am @ St. Als Church
May 28: Memorial Day/Holiday- No School/No ELC
June 1: Fund Run
June 7: 8th grade graduation 5:00 PM @ St. Als Church
June 14: Last day of school!
Important Notes & Reminders:
Spring Hanging Flower Baskets: Enjoy a splash of Spring with these beautiful hanging baskets grown locally in Spokane Valley. Baskets are $30 each, all orders are prepaid and due Wednesday, April 25th. Pick up will be Tuesday, May 1st here in St. Al’s parking lot.
Yoyo’s: Yoyo’s are on sale in the school office until this Friday, April 20th. Yoyo’s are $8, 12, 16.
Family Dance Hosted by our 8th grade: Come, bring your family and dance the night away. Friday April 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm, cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line:
We just keep rollin’ along!!! To date we have raised $482,328 of our $600,000 goal! WE HAVE LESS THAN $118,000 TO GO!
Thanks so much to our generous community who already purchased all 16 cribs, all 6 highchairs, 20 nap cots, and many educational toys and supplies! Please help us finish furnishing our new ELC classrooms. GIVE TODAY and help us spread the word about our final leg to Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line!!! Please complete the donation forms you received last week or 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 should have all been turned in. These accumulated addresses are now generating Pledge Letters that will be sent in April. If you do not have addresses to contribute, please know the Medical Release Form is still due for your child to participate in the Fund Run event.
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 to all the families that have shared photos with me to use on our web and social media postings. Feel free to email me photos of sporting events, field trips, or social justice projects your family worked on together, email to [email protected].
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.
The first Fund Run volunteer opportunity is here! We will need LOTS of volunteers to help us stuff Fund Run letters into envelopes. There will be 2 opportunities available: Thursday April 19th and Monday April 23rd both starting at 9am. Please follow the google link below to sign up. If you have any questions, please email Brianna Barbieri at [email protected].
Please watch for more information on ways you can volunteer!
If you have not yet signed up for the Amazon Smile Program, now is a great time! 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.
For today, resolve to be open to the unexpected ways that God appears in your life.
Lord, help us to recognize the less-obvious gifts you’ve given me and put them to good use.
Celebrate the spirit of spring by making a fresh start today! Forgive someone who needs grace.