St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
June 11, 2018
“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
~ Frank Herbert
Message from Principal Angie Krauss:
It is hard to believe that another school year is about to come to a close. There are so many precious moments that I will never forget. We had the historic opening of our new building and the day to day moments of children joyfully engaged in the learning process. My hope for them is that they were able to draw closer to Jesus and see his hand in the world around us. If they have a solid foundation rooted in him they can go forth with the confidence they need for any situation.
I would like to thank you for your endless support and devotion to our mission of educating the whole child and developing leaders in action modeled on Christ. We could not achieve the level of excellence in academics and meaningful faith formation without your partnership. We the staff at St. Al’s are eternally grateful for all our parents do!
We sent out the calendar for the 2018-2019 academic year last Friday. We will attach both the ELC and K-8 calendars to this newsletter. Also, for planning purposes please remember the hours for before and aftercare starting on July 1st have changed. The opening time is 6:45 a.m. and closing time is 5:30 p.m.
I will be sending out emails during the summer to update you on staffing and projects around the school. I hope your summer is filled with many blessings!
In Christ’s Peace,
Message from ELC Administrator Julie Simmons:
Hello ELC Families!
We are really looking forward to our Friday Fun Day on the 15th! Please see your child’s teacher for details and/or to get your copy of our flyer with more details!
A reminder that our center hours will be changing effective July 1, 2018, which marks the beginning of our new fiscal year. Starting Monday, July 2nd our center will be open 6:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Other upcoming events to mark on your planners…
On June 26, 2018 we are hosting an ice cream social from 9:30-12 to welcome our new families and to reconnect with one another. Come see your child’s classroom, talk with your teacher and fellow parents, and stay for a complimentary lunch! See your child’s teacher for more details and to sign up.
On June 27 our SuperTots program begins for students aged 18 mos-5 years. Flyers were sent home last week with details on how to register directly online or by phone with SuperTots. The cost for 7 weeks of lessons is $40 with a $5 transaction fee.
Blessings to you all this week!
ALL-SCHOOL: Mark your Calendars:
June 13: Field Day in the morning and Talent Show at 1:00 PM
June 14: Last day of school! Mass at 9:00am St. Al’s Church
Important Notes & Reminders:
St. Aloysius Fall Sport Sign Up! Sign up is continuing for St. Aloysius Gonzaga Fall Sports. Just Google “St. Aloysius Gonzaga Family ID” to sign up! It’s easy and if your child has played St. Al’s Sports before, registration will be very quick! It is not necessary to pay at this time, however, it is good to sign up early to reserve your child’s spot and help the Athletic Department prepare for the fall.
For 5 & 6 Tackle Football and 7 & 8 Tackle Football, please see flyers attached and sign your child up now! Registration is $85.00 if it is done before June 5; the fee jumps to $135.00 after this date because we must buy equipment early and also for team formation (which schools will play with our team). Questions? Call Pete at 509-362-4411.
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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Gonzaga Preparatory School located in Spokane, Washington is a private Catholic high school in the Inland Northwest. As a Jesuit institution, Gonzaga Prep has been recognized for its college preparation education, and community service.
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Cross The Phase 2 Finish Line:
We now have $91,185 toward our $100,000 goal to name a room in honor of the Sisters of the Holy Names and the Jesuits! We are truly blessed by our AMAZING community!
A very special THANK YOU to Joe & Cindy Schmidt for your incredible generosity and continued support of our mission!
Thank you for honoring the Sisters of the Holy Names and the Jesuits with your FINISHER gifts of $3600 or more!
Joe & Cindy Schmidt
Philip & Colleen Thompson
Washington Trust Bank
Wayne & Gail Gibson
Charles & Anna Benedikt Yentzer
We appreciate all who have given in honor of the Jesuits and the Sisters of the Holy Names!
Mark & Theresa Boyer Family
Sammie Bertagnolli – In Memory of Betty Jean Bertagnolli
Col. Frank J. & Karen Capillupo
Mike & MaryAnn Rapp
Mike & Mary Kay Bryan
Mary Alice McGinn
BE A FINISHER! Help us raise the remaining $8,815! Together in Christ, we can do anything!
Please complete the attached form and submit it with payment or follow the link below to BE A FINISHER!
GOD BLESS YOU!
ELC Supply Drive!: We have already had 283 items purchased for our new infant and toddler care rooms! Over $3,700 worth of blessings! SO AWESOME!!! THANK YOU!!! You can still participate in our ELC Supply Drive by following the link below. Join us!
We had another successful Fund Run this year! We have raised a total of $54,845!! Thank you to all of the students, staff, families, volunteers, Corporate Sponsors, and the Parish community for all of your efforts towards this community event for our school. Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Fund Run, on May 31, 2019!
I would like to thank you all, our AMAZING community, for the time and support you have put in to our school and our children this year! I know that volunteer hours are a requirement, but there are so many families that go above and beyond because of their love for our school. Our community is what makes St. Al’s so special! This year our community contributed over 4,600 volunteer hours. Great job!
I would also like to thank our Montessori through 8th grade Room Parents:
Montessori- Krista Caro
KAM- Jana Swenson and Susanne Wadkins
KALL- Rachel Druffel and Natalie Johnston
1st- Ann Smith and Sarah Schwering
MAC- Leigh Sefton and Jeff Hart
2nd- Brianna Barbieri and Kelly Dvorak
3rd- Rachel Kalous and Lois James
4th- Brianna Barbieri and Jana Swenson
5th- Tina Mointette and Missy McCabe
6th- Michelle Oty and Amme Paluch
7th- Rachel Kalous and Amy Tee
8th- Jana Swenson
These parent teams work with the teachers and myself year round to help distribute information about events throughout the school and within your class, find volunteers, create class auction projects, help with luncheons, and so much more. On behalf of our community, the teachers, and myself, THANK YOU!
Crib Assembly: We need your help! We are still looking for some volunteers to help with crib assembly. We realize it may be easier for families to volunteer for this in the evening. If there is an evening that you are available, please email Aleisha Webb at [email protected] or sign up on the google sheet. We do ask that this be a child free volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your help!
Crib Construction Volunteers
Sheet1 Crib Construction volunteers still needed! Timeframes are flexible. Please email Aleisha Webb at [email protected] dioceseofspokane. org with any questions you may have. Thank you for your time! * This opportunity will require some lifting and you will need to be handy with tools. Name:, Phone Nu…
Field Day: We are looking for volunteers to help out with Field Day on Wednesday, June 13th. Time TBD. Please email Aleisha Webb with any questions you may have. Please follow the link below to sign up! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wZ9Tv1JCP_rJLIxdAqqsA-1SlWtezOZiyUxcyTLemQY/edit?usp=sharing
When recording volunteer hours for Fund Run, please leave a brief description at the bottom of the page explaining how you helped out. If you have any questions, please email Aleisha Webb at [email protected]
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.
Box Tops and Labels for Education:
Please continue to collect Box Tops and Labels for Education over the summer months! Over the school year we earned over $1,100 from the Box Tops Program! Thank you so much to all the families that participated!
We pray for everyone’s safety and well being over the summer.
A prayer of thanksgiving for a special graduation ceremony that honored our 2018 graduates.
A prayer of thanksgiving for the wonderful families that we serve alongside each day.
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