Happy Catholic Schools Week!

“Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

We are so excited to celebrate all the makes our Catholic School a wonderful place for our students, faculty, staff and families. We are grateful for the support throughout the year and proud of all that we have accomplished together.

Join us for one or all of the events we have planned for the weel!

Sat. & Sun. Jan. 27 & 28 School families will present the offertory gifts during parish masses.
Prayer cards made by the students (contest winners) will be distributed in the narthex. The administration will be present at the Ministry Table to share information about the school.
Students who wear their uniform to mass or who volunteer to assist this weekend will receive a SNEAKER PASS.

Sunday, January 28 Celebration of Cultures
We are looking forward to a very special inaugural event this year: our very first Celebration of Cultures, an opportunity to share in the beauty of diversity with fellowship, food, and fun!  The event will kick off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 28th from 2:00-4:00 pm here at the school, and all are invited.  Upon arrival, you will receive a “passport” and will be invited to collect stamps at each of the 20 countries that will be represented in our homerooms.  You are also invited to enjoy food from around the world in the school cafeteria. 

Monday, January 29
Faith and Family Day – Celebrate our Blue Ribbon
Catholic Schools Week Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the church – parents are invited to sit with their child. Monsignor Luca will preside at Mass and present the Blue Ribbon plaque and flag. As a thank you to our parents we will host a reception for parents in the Howard Bishop Rooms immediately after Mass. Parents of PK-8 currently enrolled students are then welcome to visit their child’s classroom until 3:00 p.m. Parent visits for Pre-K will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Parents and students will come to the cafeteria during their regular lunch time and enjoy a complimentary pizza lunch.

Tuesday, January 30 – Our service activity for CSW will be coordinating with “Beans and Bread” to make sandwiches for the homeless.
Trivia Contest – “How Much Do You Know about St. Louis?” Every morning the SLS Knight will be holding a question about St. Louis (school, parish, and/or St. Louis the King). Students will work with their class to answer the questions and winners will be announced over the P.A.
Thank a Thon – Members of the Student Council will make phone calls from school to parishioners and others in our community who have given of their time, talent and treasure to make us a better school.

Wednesday, January 31 “Amazing Mysteries of Mathematics” Assembly for students in K-8
Grades 5-8 – the performance will be 1:00 – 2:00 in the gym
Grades K-4 – the performance will be from 2:15 – 3:15 in the gym

Thursday, Feb. 1 Student Appreciation Day
Students will show their St. Louis School spirit. Students are being asked to come dressed in school colors, i.e. Spirit Wear, anything white and navy.
Four different center activities have been planned for all students from 2:00 – 3:30. More information will be forthcoming.
STEM Family Night – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Evening includes demonstrations by our First Lego League Teams, a presentation by Eric Energy, activities in classrooms, and more. The demonstrations by First Lego League Robotics Teams will take place at 6:30 p.m. We hope you can join us!

Friday, Feb. 2 Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
Breakfast treat courtesy of Student Council
Feast of St. Blaise (Actual date – February 3rd) Students in PK-8 will have their throats blessed by Terry, Mary, and Michelle.
PreK-6 graders wear their uniform
7th graders wear PE uniforms (shorts under sweatpants)
8th graders dress for teaching first period and bring their PE shorts, PE sweatpants, Class of 2018 red t-shirt, and tennis shoes;
8th grade students teach 1st period (9:15 – 10:00) to grades K-5; students change from dress clothes to basketball attire.
St. Louis Classic Basketball Games
10:30 a.m. 7th grade vs. 8th grade girls’ basketball
11:30 a.m. 7th grade vs. 8th grade boys’ basketball
For grades Pk-6:
o Teachers will plan games, movies, etc. for their students.

Our heartfelt gratitude is expressed to all of our faculty and staff members for the dedication, time, effort, and love that they exhibit each and every day. Enjoy your afternoon!