April 23, 2018
“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring.”
~ Bern Williams
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
The sunshine made my weekend along with a chance to go on a hike with my sweet chocolate lab “Coco.” I had a sweet student tell me at recess how hot their hair was from all the warmth the sun created. I see why Jesus always loved to be around children because they are able to appreciate all the simple yet amazing blessings in God’s creation. It reminded me to stop expecting and start thanking God for all his blessings. I know at times, I get caught up in what God will give me next, instead of realizing all I already possess. I too hope you have an opportunity to refresh your spirit as spring starts and brings to life a season of rebirth and hope.
As we head into the last grading period, please take some time to check in with your son or daughter to see how they are doing in their classes. This is a very busy time in the academic calendar and you do not want your child to fall behind with year end assessments around the corner. Also, we begin MAP testing this week in 7th and 5th grade so make sure they have adequate rest and a great breakfast in the morning.
I would love to invite you to join us for our all school Easter Mass this Thursday at 10:15am. Depending on the road construction, we may have Mass at the school, but we will let you know the exact location later this week.
Once again, it is a true blessing to partner with you in educating your child.
In Christ’s Peace,
Be Like Christ Awards: Jack Martens, Amelia Pielli, Kailee Swenson-Poosri
Message from ELC Administrator Julie Simmons:
Hard to believe we are winding the month of April down…many fun events are planned at our school and across town for this spring and summer, so be sure to pick up a copy of the Inlander from our office when you get a chance!
Our enrollment drive continues and spaces across our center are filling quickly! We appreciate your referrals!
If you have not yet had a chance to check out our architectural plans for the new playground, please stop by the office sometime soon! We are just a few weeks away now from breaking ground! The excitement also just continues to grow across the center as we anticipate the opening of our new infant/toddler rooms over the next few months. Our St. Al’s community is a wonderful place to be!
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars:
May 11: Teacher in-service Day- No School/ELC Open
May 17: 8th grade Hero Presentations
May 28: Memorial Day/Holiday- No School/No ELC
June 1: Fund Run
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.
4oz Baby Food Jars: Montessori is in need of 45- 4oz baby food jars, by May 4th.
Capital Campaign–Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line:
Weekly update: To date we have raised $482,928 of our $600,000 goal! WE HAVE JUST OVER $117,000 TO RAISE!
This week, you will receive a proof of our capital campaign donor list. Is your name on the wall??? GIVE NOW! Together we can Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line!!!
Please complete the donation forms you received two weeks ago or follow the link below to give! For more information, please contact Cami Carlson at 489-7825 x238 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
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Fund Run 2018:
This week, we will be assembling Fund Run Letters to be mailed at the end of the week. If you selected to not have these letters mailed, they will be sent home with your students on Friday, April 27th. You can either mail these or hand deliver to your selected sponsor.
The first Fund Run Assembly will be Thursday, May 10th! This will begin the first round of weekly pledge sheets and TRIPLE ticket week begins!
Prior to Fund Run, we have multiple volunteer opportunities! THIS WEEK, we are looking for individuals to help with Fund Run letter stuffing Thursday, April 26th and possibly Friday, April 27th. Please contact me if you are searching for some volunteer hours.
Fund Run has MANY other volunteer opportunities also! Please follow the google link below to sign up. If you have any questions, please email Brianna Barbieri at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Please watch for more information on ways you can volunteer!
CAST of CHARACTERS DRAMA CAMP Info:
Back by popular demand, this two-week intensive camp inspires Spokane’s youth to be creative and imaginative. Within two weeks, campers will put on a full musical production, complete with improv and choreography, as well as having a blast while doing it. Originally brought to Spokane by Andi and Sean Kane, CAST has been around for over a decade and still going strong! CAST is located at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, WA and run by Cataldo Drama Director Jenna Solberg as well as Yours Truly (along with a host of wonderful high school-aged counselors).
CAST runs from August 6-17, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Registration costs $250, but we do have some scholarships available (please contact Mr. Barfield if you’re interested). CAST is open to all students going into grades 4-9, and it’s not just for St. Al’s kids. Know an All Saints actor who’d be interested? Forward this along! But hurry before it’s too late! There are a limited number of spots this year. Follow this link to Prep’s website to register: https://goo.gl/sy7cpo
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Christmas Program DVD’s for Sale
Please mention in your newsletters that the Christmas Program DVD is for sale, $10, and to sign up at the front desk.
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
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Volunteer Hour Summaries came home with kids Monday last week. If you did not receive one or have any questions, please email Aleisha Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
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<https://smile.amazon.com/gp/f.html?C=75N5601ZWOTI&K=3DDDFVWWMK2L3&M=urn:rtn:msg:20180312140217bf57fb38bd1343cf86f808727d90p0na&R=Z7CIA7HYUB8Y&T=C&U=http%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2Fch%2F91-1433780&H=A53ATAUUUHWNV9IJW2BPXW9JMM4A> or smile.amazon.comevery 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.