Cougar News

August 29, 2018

Cougar Events at a Glance

August 29 - TODAY - SLPA Dine to Donate at Scholtzksy's Restaurant - 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Valley Mills Drive

August 30 - Spirit Shirt Day - Students may wear their Spirit Shirt with uniform short/skorts.

August 30 - Junior High Football Scrimmage with Central Texas Christian at Central Texas Christian.

August 31 - 6th Grade School Mass - Students must be in full Mass uniform and at St. Louis Church by 7:50 a.m.

August 31 - Noon Dismissal - No after-school care - all students must be picked up at 12:00 p.m.

September 3 - Labor Day - No School!

September 4-10 - Scholastic Book Fair in the Library from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

September 5 - Free Dress Day for parents who purchased a Free Dress Day Pass for their student.

September 6 - Spirit Shirt Day - Students may wear their Spirit Shirt with school pants/skorts and CRAZY SOCKS!

September 6 - First Pep Rally of the Year - St. Louis Gym - 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

September 6 - First Junior High Football Game (Austin Veritas) - Reicher Stadium - 5:00 p.m.

September 7 - 5th Grade Mass - Students must be in full Mass uniform and at St. Louis Church by 7:50 a.m.

September 7 - Grandparents Day Luncheon hosted by the SLPA.

September 7 - Meet in the Middle Tailgate - hosted by St. Louis SLPA and Reicher Booster Club - 6:00 p.m. - Reicher parking lot.

September 12 - SLPA Dine to Donate at Raising Cane's on Franklin from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

September 15 - Deadline to turn in all Charleston Wrap orders - SLPA Fall Fundraiser

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St. Louis Catholic School is Growing

St. Louis is growing and has been very blessed so far this year:

  • Our enrollment is up for the first time in four years.
  • We added a second Prek-4 class and have a strong waiting list for our PreK-3 class.
  • Significant updates and improvements were made over the summer to upgrade the school's security. These updates were made possible by a gift given by the 2018 8th Grade Graduating Class.
  • The locker rooms and bathrooms in our gym were remodeled and updated. A generous gift given by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tunmire made this remodel project possible.
  • A Junior Jazz Cat program has been created.
  • A new elective course - Fantasy Sports - was added to the Junior High curriculum.
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SLPA's Dine to Donate is TONIGHT!

SLPA's first Dine to Donate of the Year is Wednesday, August 29, at Schlotzsky's on Valley Mills Drive from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You will get one (1) volunteer credit if you attend. Complete the Time, Talent, and Treasure Form, staple your receipt to the back of the form, and return the form to the school.

You must mention St. Louis Catholic School in order for the school to get credit for your order.

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First Pep Rally of the Year!

Our first Pep Rally of the year is Thursday, September 6, at 2:45 p.m. in the gym. The theme is "We've Got Crazy School Spirit." Students will be allowed to wear crazy socks to school on this day. Come joins us as we cheer on our Cougars to victory.
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Grandparents Day Luncheon

Grandparents Day Luncheon is Friday, September 7. Detailed information regarding the lunch schedules will be emailed to all parents next week.
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You're Invited to the Second Annual Meet in the Middle Tailgate

Because the first one was so fun, the SLPA and Reicher Booster Club are hosting the Second Annual Meet in the Middle Tailgate on Friday, September 7, to kick off Reicher's football season. Enjoy some delicious food, great fellowship, and an awesome football game. Go Cougars.

Parents who attend the Tailgate will receive one (1) volunteer credit. In order to receive the credit, parents will need to register online and then see Mrs. Chollett or Mrs. Zucha at the event to get their name checked off the list.

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Meet St. Louis/Reicher's German and Spanish Teachers!

We are blessed to have as part of our fabulous teaching team, two teachers from Reicher who teach German and Spanish to our Junior High students for high school credit. Meet Mrs. Meridith Sellers (German teacher) and Mrs. Kristine Kelly (Spanish teacher).

Here's a little information about each of these teachers:

Meridith Sellers - I was born in Alice, Texas and grew up in Whitney, Texas. I went to Tarleton State University where I majored in Human Sciences and Minored in German. After graduation I moved to Austria and Germany for two years, where I worked as an AuPair by day and took German classes in the evenings. I studied German at the University of Vienna and at Bergische University in Wuppertal. I love teaching German and I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the St. Louis/Reicher Community!

Kristine Kelly - Saludos! I am the Spanish Teacher and Coordinator of Student Formation at Reicher Catholic High School. I was born in Massachusetts and I have lived about half of my life in Maine and New Hampshire and the other half in Texas. My husband and I have 4 sons, three daughter in laws and one granddaughter with another grand baby on the way! Our youngest son Chris is a fifth grader here at St. Louis. After living in New Hampshire for 19 years we moved back to Texas to put down roots again in this great state. I graduated from Texas Tech with a BA in Political Science and LAAS and a minor in Spanish. While at Texas Tech, I studied in an immersion program and lived in San Luis Potosí , Mexico. "Wreck 'em Tech!". I later received my Masters in Teaching Spanish from Rivier University in New Hampshire. I have always always loved the Spanish language and it's culture!

I am beginning my 19th year of teaching High School Spanish and my 4th year here at Reicher. It is my privilege to teach your students and I can't wait to have them here at Reicher full time! Thank you for welcoming me into the St. Louis family and for allowing me to teach Spanish to your students! I hope that you will feel welcome to reach out to me at any time and I look forward to a great year! Señora Kristine Kelly

New After-School Class!

This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning with LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students will build a hungry alligator, a flying bird, and a roaring lion! They will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer. For Grades K-2

This after-school class meets:

Wednesdays :3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10

Tuition is $115.00

The class is for St. Louis students only.

Please register at Engineering for Kids
Question? email Cindy Olbrich

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SLPA Fall Fundraiser

The St. Louis Parents Association has partnered with Charleston Wrap for its major fundraising campaign this fall. There are over 1,500 plus high quality items to choose from and every purchase you make earns much needed money for our school.

Information packets were sent home with students.

Deadline to order is September 15.

For every 25 items a student sells the student's family will receive 1 volunteer credit.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Garcia at

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Sign up to Volunteer

If you didn't get a chance to sign up at our Back to School Event to volunteer for some of our upcoming events, you can sign up online! We will update the list with more volunteer opportunities as the year progresses.

Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Training

If you plan to volunteer for the school in any of these capacities (room parent, classroom parties, lunch visits, coach intramurals, chaperone dances, etc.), you must be EIM certified. To become EIM certified, you submit an EIM Application for Ministry (one time only) and attend an EIM Workshop every three years.

Please go to our website for detailed information about how to submit an application and to register for a workshop.

We have three upcoming workshops that will be hosted at the school:

Saturday, September 15 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (English)

Saturday, September 29 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Saturday, October 13 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (English)

Saturday, October 20 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)

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