St. Louis Catholic School News

September 5, 2018

Principal's Corner

Opportunity to Raise Funds for Art

Fear Factory was established many years ago as an anti-drug initiative to give teens something to do during weekends. In addition, Fear Factory gives organizations opportunities to receive grant money in return for staffing the event. Miss Trenkamp takes the lead for St. Louis and last year was able to raise enough money to get Mrs. Brooks her new Spanish curriculum.

This year she is trying to raise money for Mrs. Frey who wants purchase oil paints for students to use in class. Please consider volunteering one evening.

Fear Factory Sign Up

You should have received an email pertaining to sign-ups for FF. We are trying to fill in every slot for the Fridays and Saturdays in October. We need at least 2 adults each night, and junior high students are also able to help. We are hoping to earn $2000, with part of it being used for oil paint supplies and the rest to be used somewhere else in the building for the kids. We are still in need of several volunteers. Please email if you have any questions, or need the link for sign-up genius.

Thank you,

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • September 5th - 7th/8th Vball vs. Greendale MS, 6:00 pm
  • September 6th - School Pictures (for Tue/Thurs Preschool)
  • September 7th - All School Mass, 4th grade
  • September 7th - Mid Term, Trash Bag Order Forms Due
  • September 7th - Jr. High Youth Group, 3:00 pm
  • September 8th - Vball Tourney here, 9:00 am
  • September 10th - 4th grade field trip to Schrank's Farm
  • September 10th - 7th/8th Vball @ South Decatur H.S., 6:00pm
  • September 11th - Archery in Old Gym, 3-4:30
  • September 11th - 7th/8th Vball vs BMS, 6:00 pm
  • September 12th - All School Mass, 3rd grade
  • September 12th - Pizza Hut Fundraiser - all day
  • September 13th - 7th/8th Vball @ St. Mary's, 6:00 pm
  • September 16th - St. Louis Church Festival
  • September 17th-21st -- Book Fair

"e" Learning Days

“Please remember to mark your calendars for our scheduled eLearning days on October 18, 2018 and November 13, 2018. These are normal school days where students learn digitally from home instead of onsite in the school building. More information to come”

Festival Week Drop off/Pick up

Festival Week Drop off/Pick up

Members of the parish will be setting up tents for the parish festival. We will not be able to use the parking lot west of the school starting Tuesday, September 11th through Monday, September 17th.

Dropping your children off starting Tuesday, September 11th: Drop your children off on Walnut Street between St. Louis Place and Helene Street. Your children can then walk in front of the rectory, church, and church office, to the school. Please do not drop your children off directly in front of the school. We need to leave this space for bus drop off.

Pick up in the afternoon: Please use the parking lot across St. Louis Place from the church. If it is possible for your child to ride the bus or carpool you may want to consider this option. The fewer cars we have in the parking lot the safer it will be for our children. If the tents are down by Monday afternoon, September 17th, we may be able to use the parking lot west of the school. Please check this lot first on the 17th.

PTO News

Trash Bags

Money and forms are due this Friday, September 7. Don’t forget about the awesome prizes that you have a chance to win by selling just 10 rolls. The top homeroom will receive an ice cream sundae party. Contact Natalie Wanstrath with questions and for bulk pricing.

Box Tops

There will be a competition coming up, so save your Box Tops. Ask grandparents, neighbors and friends to save them too. It’s an easy way to raise money for SLS. Last year the school received a check for almost $1600.

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Natalie Wanstrath

PTO Secretary

Volunteer Parking/Turtle Soup Sales

Festival & School Volunteers

Anyone who will be volunteering at school or helping out with the festival (food preparation, making turtle soup, setting up and taking down tents), Tuesday-Friday, September 11th-14th and on Monday, September 17th, from 8:00am to 3:30pm, is asked to park either in the parking lot in front of church or on one of the side streets. The school children will be using the street in front of the parish office and school for their recess due to the tents being put up on the back parking lot on Tuesday. St. Louis Place will be blocked off between Main Street and Walnut Street during the recesses.

Also, all volunteers who will be helping with the turtle soup preparation or any other festival preparation which will involve being in the school building during school hours are asked to first stop in the school office to sign in. Volunteers who are helping with selling the soup in the activity center do not need to stop in the office first.

Turtle Soup Sale -September 10th-17th

Turtle Soup will be on sale this week in the Activity Center Foyer starting Monday, September 10th from 12:00pm-6:00pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, September 11th, 13th & 14th, from 8:00am-6:00pm, Wednesday, September 12th, from 8:00am—8:00pm, and on Saturday, September 15th, from 8:00am-12:00pm. Please enter through the Activity Center doors only.

The soup will be sold for $16.00 per gallon jar, $9.00 per half gallon jar, and $5.00 per quart jar. The soup will also be available through the week at Schmidt’s Bakery during their normal business hours. On Sunday, September 16th, during the Festival, the Turtle Soup will be available for sale until it’s gone.

Thank you!

Michelle Wachsmann

Parish Secretary

St. Louis Catholic Church

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendar! Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be taking place next Wednesday, September 12th, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Enjoy some great tasting pizza while helping out Sl. Louis at the same time. Thank you for your support!

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Preschool News

The preschool is collecting small Pringles cans for a project. We’re looking for the 2.5 oz cans. (They sell them at Kroger for $1). If anyone has any they can be dropped off in the office or at preschool. Thank you!

Library News

Mark your calendars!

The Fall Book Fair will be held September the 17th -- 21st, with donuts for dads taking place on Tuesday, Sept.18th. More information to follow.

Also due to the Labor Day holiday, I am extending the Birthday Book deadline. Please turn your forms in to me by Friday, September 14th.


Kim Schrank

SLS Librarian

Nurse's News

We are experiencing a shortage of "emergency" clothing items in the office. Items needed are size 5 (small) blue uniform shorts, regular small shorts (to wear under jumpers) and both boys and girls small underwear. If you happen to have any clothes that your child wore home from school, please return them ASAP so we have them available for the next student that needs a change of clothes.

Margaret Mary Occupational Health and Wellness Center will be holding a flu clinic for students and staff at St. Louis on Friday, October 5th at 9:00 a.m. More information and forms will be distributed as it becomes available. Mark the date!

Thank you,

Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

Uniform Exchange Dates

Please see below for the current schedule of "uniform exchange" dates.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!

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Archery Club at SLS

An Archery club is starting here at SLS this year. This club will be open to students in grades 4-8, and will meet every week on Tuesday after school until 4:30. You don't need to have your own bow, as we have our own that you may use.

If you have questions about the club/team please ask Miss Trenkamp at or contact Christy Fulton by phone at 513-267-3201 or email at

If your child has already signed up, be on the lookout for an email from Miss Trenkamp containing a form she needs completed. If you do not receive the email, please contact her. It is exciting to see so many of our kids interested in archery!

Thank you,

Miss Erin Trenkamp

Mrs. Christy Fulton

Breakfast corner

We Need YOU!

Would you like to make a difference in your child’s school? Well, here’s how!

Encourage them to try out the School Breakfast Program! Mornings can be hectic and making sure your kids eat a healthy breakfast can be difficult in the thick of the A.M. rush. Fortunately, a nutritious, balanced meal is offered in school at the start of each day! It’s fun, easy, and provides your children with the fuel they need to energize their day and perform their very best. So don’t let them run on empty…give school breakfast a try today!

Lunch account negative balances

Starting Monday, September 10th, if your child is negative $10.00 or more, they will not be able to request any extras until they have more funds deposited into their lunch account.

Carla Prickel & Tammi Wintz

Cafeteria co-managers

St. Louis School
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Cafeteria Volunteers still needed

Thank you to all those who have stepped forward as cafeteria volunteers! We have gotten many spots filled, but still have some openings available. If you are interested in helping out, please see the below:

1st Friday -- 2 spots open

2nd Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday--each has 1 spot open

3rd Friday -- 2 spots open

4th Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday -- each has 1 spot open

5th Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday -- each has 1 spot open

We also have one parent who calls in on her day off to see if we need help--that is always an option if you have some last-minute time available.

Thanks so much!

Tammi and Carla


~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo Weekly Workers

Please contact Amber McGuire for information on the weekly bingo volunteer schedule. You may reach her by email at, or by calling the Parish Office at 812-934-3204, ext #222. Thank you!
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Volleyball time change 9/10 vs South Decatur

Please note:

The volleyball match start time at South Decatur next Monday 9/10 will be 5:30 not 6:00 .

The bus will leave the St. Louis parking lot at 4:15.

Thank You,

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St. Louis School

812-525-6585 ( cell )

St. Louis vs. South Dearborn 9/4/18

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team defeated the South Dearborn Squires 25-23, 19-25, 15-10. Kate Weber led with 10 points followed by Catherine Streator 6 points, Maggie Beiser 5 points, Ella Moster, Lilly Schebler, Rhea Miller 3 points each and Izzi Price and Isabelle Wonnell 1 point each. This is the first game the team actually started to play the game with a bump, set and spike. Ingrid Tuveson and Lucy Abplanalp were great support on the court to help the team setup the plays as Ava Owens was strong on offense.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team loss against the South Dearborn Lady Squires 9-25, 17-25. The score did not show the type of play the 8th team put together during the game. Audrey Beiser led the team with 10 points followed by Megan Raab with 2 points and Mary Hunter, Emma Livers and Maggie Beiser with 1 point each. Ryanna Phillips, Ava Owens and Ingrid Tuveson had great movement on the floor to help the team.


Jennifer Meer

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BMS Cross Country--Milan, Jac-Cen-Del, and Rising Sun

The Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun on Thursday. Lyle Oesterling finished 4th in the boy’s race, followed by Will Sherwood, 5th, Eli Loichinger, 6th, Emi Lopez, 7th, Tacoma Nicholas, 8th, Jake Chapman, 9th, Talan Rowlett, 10th, Cole Pride, 11th, Carter Walsman, 13th, Landin Hughes, 14th, and Mason Jones, 15th.

The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun. Ava Hanson won the girl’s race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Sophie Myers, 3rd, Madelyn Pohlman, 4th, Kaylynn Bedel, 5th, Cora Deputy, 8th, Megan Allgeier, 10th, Ella Rowlett, 11th, and Josie Meyer, 17th.


Batesville 30

Rising Sun 60

Jac-Cen-Del 100

Milan 101


Batesville 15

Milan 69

Rising Sun 73

Jac-Cen-Del 117

BMS Cross country results--Connersville

The Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against Connersville on Tuesday. Lyle Oesterling won the boys race followed by Eli Loichinger, 2nd, Jake Chapman, 3rd, Tacoma Nicholas, 6th, Will Sherwood, 7th, Cole Pride, 8th, Emi Lopez, 9th, Mason Jones, 10th, Landin Hughes, 12th, and Carter Walsman, 13th.

The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against Connersville. Ava Hanson won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Kaylynn Bedel, 3rd, Madelyn Pohlman, 6th, Cora Deputy, 7th, Josie Meyer, 9th, Ella Rowlett, 10th, and Addyson Weiler, 14th.


Batesville 19

Connersville 49


Batesville 19

Connersville 40

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Batesville Friends of the Library Book Sale

Batesville Library Used Book Sale & Etc., September 13-15

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library are having their used book and media sale September 13-15. Over 10,000 books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and books on tape will be sold 9:00am to 5:00pm each day at the library annex building, located at 10 W. Boehringer St. Prices are $1 for hardbacks, CDs, and DVDs, and 50 cents for paperbacks. Proceeds from the book sale will be used to help pay for library materials and programs. The $2 bag special sale starts on Saturday the 15th at 3:00pm.

Donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs are still being accepted. Please put your donations on the Friends’ shelves in the library lobby during library hours.

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YMCA: 3 on 3 Fall Ball Classic

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be hosting a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Liberty Park in conjunction with AppleFest on September 22nd. Please see information below.

Put some play in your day in a 3 on 3 Fall Ball Classic Basketball Tournament at Liberty Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 8:30-11:00 AM. Brackets for Ages 10-14. Prizes for winners. Hosted by the Southeastern Indiana YMCA during AppleFest. Register any time before September 22 by calling or stopping by the Y. You can also register online at Questions? Contact Jacob Garvin at Southeastern Indiana YMCA, 30 State Road 129 S, Batesville, IN 47006. Ph: 812-934-6006

Kathleen Bohman

Marketing Coordinator


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