St. Louis Catholic School News
May 4, 2016
Calendar of Events
- May 4 - Sports Physicals at Hansen Center, 5-7 pm
- May 4 - Art Show in Activity Center, 6:30-830 pm
- May 4 - Track & Field Meet @ Jac-Cen-Del, 5 pm
- May 5 - Jr. High to OA for Musical Practice
- May 5 - Jr. High Musical at Oldenburg Academy, 7 pm
- May 5 - Golf Match @ North Branch, 4:30 pm
- May 6 - Student Cafeteria Workers Donut Reward, 7:30 - 7:55 am
- May 6 - Gr. 1 Zoo Field Trip
- May 6 - Worlds Finest Chocolate Money is Due
- May 6 - Jr. High Musical at Oldenburg Academy, 7 pm
- May 7 - Uniform Exchange, 9 - 11 am
- May 9 - Golf Match @ Hoosier Links, 5 pm
- May 11 - Gr. 7 All School Mass
- May 11 - Gr. 4 Conner Prairie Field Trip
- May 11 - Pizza Hut Fundraiser, 11 am - 11 pm
- May 12 - Accelerated Reading Auction in the Old Gym, 12:30 pm
- May 12 - Golf Match @ Brook Hill, 4:30 pm
- May 13 - Gr. K Gorman Farms Field Trip
- May 13 - Student Council to Ronald McDonald House
- May 13 - Gr. 2 MMH Farm Fit
- May 13 - Track & Field @ IUPUI, time TBD
- May 14 - Golf Match @ Cricket Ridge, 9 am
- May 17 - Gr. 7 Victory Field , 9 am - 2:30 pm
- May 17 - Gr. 8 Graduation Practice, 10-10:40 am
- May 17 - Gr. K-3 End of Year Carnival 1:30-2:50 pm (Gr 8 Participates)
- May 17 - Tech Squad Meeting 3:30 - 5 pm
- May 17 - Band and Choir Spring Concert in the Old Gym, 7 pm
- May 18 - Gr. 6 All School Mass
- May 18 - Young Hoosier Party in Activity Center
- May 19 - Gr. 8 Chicago Trip
- May 19 - Gr. 3 Newport Aquarium Field Trip
- May 20 - Gr. Preschool & K Park Day
- May 20 - Jr. High Youth Group
Please Slow Down!
Jr. High Students Musical Info
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTO would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all our teachers! We can't tell you enough how much we appreciate all you do! We hope you enjoyed the Walhill dinner on Friday. We are sincerely grateful for each and every one of you!
It's that time of year to start thinking about the PTO Board for next year. There are a few open positions available. PTO is a great way to serve your time and talents to our school. If interested you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any of the current PTO officers: Amanda Canessa, Natalie Scheibler, Jenny Schebler or Sherri Rudolph.
Thank you to all families who purchased boxes of chocolate to sell! Payment will be due this Friday, May 6, 2016. All students turning in their money on time will receive and Out of Uniform Pass! Thank you to Susan Harmeyer and Jenny Schebler for organizing this fundraiser.
Office Remodel Update
I would genuinely like to thank all of you who have been able to donate towards the St. Louis School Office Renovation. This has been a project that I have put a lot of thought into. Not only because it is the location that I work in everyday, but because there are so many others that come in and out and would benefit from it. My goal is to make it warm and welcoming with better functionality for staff, students, and parents.
Current Donations Already Received Will Pay For:Rough-in (framing, drywall, trim & doors, electric) - $4530
Bathroom Plumbing - $3000
Paint - $1890
Flooring - $1950
Cabinets - $4322
Nurses Cabinet Refinished - $300
Items Still Needed to Be Purchased to Complete the Remodel:
Receptionist Cubical - $2075
Nurse Cubical - $2075
Business Manager Cubical - $3750
Refrigerator - $500
Blinds - $180
Chairs - $160
Fabric, Curtain Rods, Rugs, and Plants - $500
If you are still wanting to make a contribution to this project, you can do so in either the school or parish office. You can also help by participating in the Rummage Sale either by helping with organizing, working during, dropping off your items to sell, or shopping during the Rummage Sale. All the money raised will go towards this project. Please contact Jan Narwold to find out how you can help at 812-934-3310 or email@example.com.
Our annual SLS Rummage Sale
Sale dates June 3, 4, and 5th
Drop off dates May 29, 30, 31
Want to join our team? Contact Mrs. Narwold
Labels for Education
ATTENTION NEXT YEARS 5,6,7 & 8TH GRADE ATHLETES
PHYSICALS, CONCUSSION, & REGISTRATION FORMS are due before you will be able to participate in any volleyball, football, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, track, golf open gyms, or practice of any kind. Registration forms will be updated and available on the website as soon as possible.
In the past we have collected these forms throughout the year and this has become problematic and time consuming.
'ALL FORMS' ARE NOW DUE AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IF YOUR STUDENT PLANS TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS.
Sisters of the Catechism Water Well
We have been given an opportunity to help a Village in Kenya, Africa with a School & Convent, who lost their source of water.
One of our St. Louis parishioners was hosted at this convent during a past mission trip. They were recently contacted by the Sisters of the Catechism to see if we would pray for them & if we could help restore their water source. The cost for a new well is $5000 US dollars.
On Tuesday, May 10th, Students may bring in any loose change to their classroom. Once the change is counted, it will be donated to the Sisters of the Catechism Water Well fund from our school to theirs. The Sisters are also collecting Prayer Requests. If you have a Special Prayer request, please write it down on an index card & send it in with your change. The Sisters of the Catechism will read aloud each petition at a special Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima on May 14.
Thank you for your consideration in helping be the answer to their Prayer.
Let us be a Blessing to others, as we ourselves have been Blessed.
Safe Routes/Walk to School Day
On Wednesday, May 11, SLS and other schools in our community are participating in a Walk to School Day. It will be similar to how they were conducted in the past. SLS students can be dropped off at the Liberty Park pavilion starting at 7:00 am. Several SLS staff members and I will be there to meet your children. We will start walking at 7:15 and arrive at school by 7:35. Any questions or concerns, please contact April Baxter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
***If it happens to be raining that morning, SLS will not be walking to school.
Voucher & SGO Information
The income guidelines for the voucher program are attached to the newsletter. This is the state funded voucher that provides 50 to 90% of your tuition, if you meet the financial household limits. To apply for this voucher, you must bring the front page of your 2015 1040 tax form to the school office, along with the attached Program Application form.
SGO or I4Qed Program
The Trust Fund program guidelines are attached to the newsletter. This is money donated to St. Louis to provide tuition assistance to students at St. Louis. This year we are able to provide $1000 per child for SGO funds.
The 2016-2017 Choice/SGO Scholarship Program Application is attached. Please fill this form out for either the Voucher or SGO and turn it in with the front page of your 2015 1040 tax form.
Please take care of this as soon as possible so the Facts Tuition account can be up to date and you will know how much tuition you owe for the upcoming school year.
Registration 2016/2017 School Year
Steps for registration process are as follows:
1. Apply for financial assistance.
2. Reenrolled parents: Submit payment plan changes to Kathy Forbeck, if any.
New parents: Set up account and payment plan with Facts using Link:
3. Option 1: Send a check in to the office for registration, $220 per student.
Option 2: Make an online payment after receiving email with total tuition amounts due.
Option 3: Wait for it to be taken out with your first payment in July by Facts.
However, if it is possible that your registration fee is being paid by financial assistance, please refrain from sending your payment.
Financial Assistance Amounts will be deducted from registration and tuition amounts as they are processed. You will be notified as they are adjusted.
Registration information will be updated online through Powerschool this year and is still in the set up stages. You will be notified as to what to do by email sometime in June. If there is an email address that needs to be updated, please let us know in the office prior to the end of school.
Thank you for your patience with this process.
Looking for a babysitter for the summer?!?!?!
Girls Volleyball SIgn-ups for 2016/2017
Birthday Treat During Lunch is May 12th!
Jr. High Youth Group
The May Jr. High newsletter is attached. Please remember that there will not be youth group on May 6th due to the SLS Jr. High Musical that night. The next and last meeting for this school year will be May 20th. We will not have the SLS 8th graders due to their class trip, so we will be very short handed. Please consider coming to help put together Grad gifts for our graduating seniors.
7th Graders who would like to be 8th Grade Ambassadors for the 2016-17 school year, please fill out and return the attached form by August 19, 2016, which is our first Jr. High Youth Group of the new school year.
8th Graders who would like to be added to the High School Youth Group email distribution list,please send an email to TeamJesusSteubenville@gmail.com. I apologize, but the link in the previous email was spelled wrong.
We are desperately seeking parents, grandparents, etc. to help lead Jr. High Youth group. If you or someone you know is able to commit to helping guide this great group of students, please let me know right away. We are working on a curriculum for the school year and would love help getting it into place.
Attached with the newsletter is also the registration form for the 2016-17 Jr. High Youth Group. These should be turned in before the next school year. If you prefer, we have an online registration open as well. Just go to http://goo.gl/forms/UxT2ksSI6L and submit the registration.
Young Hoosier list
You will find the Young Hoosier list attached to the newsletter for the 2016-2017 school year. This will also be available at the book fair. Your children are encouraged to read a minimum of 5 books off the list per school year in order to vote for the book of the year in April 2017. If they read 10 books they will be invited to attend an end of the year celebration which includes inflatables, pizza, pop, sundae bar and more. If they complete all 20 books they will be presented with a trophy. This program is for incoming 4 - 8 graders for next school year. If you have specific questions please contact the library.
Camp Invention is holding a "Recyclables Drive" to collect items for our upcoming summer camp! If you have any recyclable materials, please send them to school or drop them off at Mrs. Cooper or Mrs. Koors rooms. Please specify that they are for CAMP INVENTION. Acceptable materials include but are not limited to:
St Louis Middle School Golf Team
St. Louis Track and Field
The St. Louis track and field teams competed Monday night against Southwestern (Shelby) and North Decatur. The girls finished second with 35.5 points. North Decatur was first with 45 points and Southwestern finished third with 34.5 points. Event winners for the Cardinals were Molly Wachsmann, Mindy Eckstein, Leila Savage and Grace Mack.
The boys also placed second totaling 34 points. Southwestern was first with 55 points and North Decatur finished third with 26 points. Event winners for the Cardinals were Joshua Myers and the 4x400 relay team of Myers, Zachary Harmeyer, Max Giesting and Adam Moster.
Special recognition goes to Joshua Myers for his record breaking performance in two events. Joshua broke the school record in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:00. He followed this with an impressive effort in the 800 meter run at 2:15.
Both teams will be in action Wednesday night competing against Shawe, South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del at Jac-Cen-Del.
WEEKLY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
WEEKLY ADULT BINGO VOLUNTEERS
Uniform Exchange Dates
Saturday, May 07, 2016, 9:00am-11:00am
Saturday, June 04, 2016, 9:00am-11:00am
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