St. Louis Catholic School News

May 23, 2018

Principal's Corner

Preschool Position

Kathy Amberger has decided not to return as a preschool teacher next year. We thank Kathy for her 10 years of service to SLS.


With Kathy leaving, we have a preschool teacher position available. If you are interested, please call the school office or email our Preschool Director Amy Watson atawatson@st.louisschool.org.


Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • May 24th - Graduation practice in Church at 10:00 a.m.
  • May 25th - 8th grade Graduation -- Mass at 6:00 pm
  • May 28th - Memorial Day Holiday--No School
  • May 30th - Last student day--awards at 9:00 am. in Activity Center
  • May 31 & Jun 1-- School office open from 8-1:00
  • June 1st - Report Cards available for pick up
  • June 18-22 - Vacation Bible Camp
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It's always "Cool to be Kind"

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Kindness Club Update

We had a great turnout at the Kindness Club last Thursday. Nearly 40 kids!! The size of the group and the small space made it a challenge for Grace and Sam to lead the group the way they would have liked, but I think we were able to make some adjustments on the fly and still get though our activities. It was a bit chaotic at times with the after-school-energy of the kids, so a big huge thanks to Joan for staying to help me out!


There were many 6th graders who volunteered to help, too, and they acted as great role models for the kids. Lots of kinks to work out if we try this again in the fall, but it’s encouraging to see so many families wanting to get their kids involved!


Appreciation Station

If you haven't passed it in the hallway yet, our Kindness Club set up an "Appreciation Station" in the front hallway under the Kindness Chain bulletin board. Anyone in the school can write a note to a fellow student or staff member and Grace Saner and the Kindness Club will deliver the note for you. Feel free to pass on this information to students if they have questions.


The end of the school year can be so hard for everyone, and the heart behind this club has just made my day. I hope it encourages you as well. :)


Thanks!

Jen Saner and Kristina Brooks

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Rummage Sale Info

St. Louis School Rummage Sale

Donations will be accepted Sunday, June 3rd from 9am - 4pm and Monday - Wednesday, June 4th - 6th from 8am - 8pm.


Sorting begins Sunday, June 3rd from 9am - 4pm, Monday - Wednesday, June 4th - 6th from 8am - 8pm, and Thursday, June 7th from 8am - 12pm.


Sale dates are Friday, June 8 from 8am - 6pm, Saturday, June 9 from 8am - 4pm (half price at noon), and Sunday June 10 from 8am -1pm ($2 a provided Kroger bag). Cashiers are needed.


Clean up is Sunday, June 10 from 1pm - 5pm. Many people are needed included Junior high students. Please volunteer your donations and your time to this very important school fundraiser. The money raised will be used to purchase a new sign for in front of school.


Please check your email to sign up through Sign Up Genius OR contact Jan Narwold at jnarwold@st.louisschool.org or (812)933-0484. Thank you!

Medicine Pickup Reminder

Dear SLS Parents,

Please pick up any medications your child may have in the office before the end of the business day on May 30th. Medication will be disposed of after this date.


Thank you!

Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

"e"Learning Days


Dear SLS families,

St. Louis has been approved to use eLearning Days for the 2018­-2019 school year. In order to prepare for inclement weather eLearning Days, there will be two scheduled eLearning days on October 18, 2018 and November 13, 2018. On these days, students will remain at home. More information regarding these days will be delivered as the school year approaches.


St. Louis School recognizes the need to provide alternative means by which students may achieve classroom goals during lost instructional days due to inclement weather.


Therefore, eLearning activities may be utilized as an educational alternative for learning experiences or activities. These activities are designed to extend, enhance, supplement or serve as a substitute for onsite classroom instruction.


Please click on the link to help us better prepare for eLearning Days coming in the fall of 2018.


Parent eLearning Day Survey


Kelly York

Associate Director of Innovative Learning

M - 317-627-6267

O - 812-246-5257

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Track and Field awards

Congratulations to the Track and Field award winners Monday night! The two students winning the Most Valuable Runner awards were Kate Weber and Benjamin Moster. The winners of the Cardinal Awards were Elizabeth Gigrich and Benjamin Moster. Great job!
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Cafeteria News

The SLS Cafe is in need of additional volunteers for the 2018-19 school year. Please call Tammi or Carla at 812-934-3310 for days available. Time is from 10-1:15.


Thank you,

Tammi and Carla

Recess Equipment for next year

Recess Equipment

When cleaning out the garage this summer and are not sure what to do with extra soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, playground balls, skip its, jump ropes, or other toys that could be used on the playground, please send them to the school office so the students can use them on the playground next year!


Cardinal Sightings

Cardinal Sightings this Summer!

Are you planning to have some fun adventures this summer? Take our SLS Cardinal along for the ride! Snap a photo of your SLS student with the cardinal. Email a photo and a brief description of where your cardinal is to Mrs. Brooks (kbrooks@st.louisschool.org) to be featured on our facebook page this summer.


The family that takes our cardinal the farthest from Batesville will win a prize!

Mrs. Brooks

Kindness chain

Miss McKee’s first grade math class took on the challenge of counting all the links on the kindness chain. They brainstormed ideas and presented to the class what they thought would be the best way to tackle that giant chain of kindness. As of Wednesday at noon there were about 2,415 links in the chain! Way to go SLS students!
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Somebody lost TWO teeth in ONE day -- What a smile!

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Library News

Please remember to return all outstanding library books ASAP. Also a huge "THANK YOU" to Pizza Hut for giving St. Louis such a great deal on pizza for the Young Hoosier Party. We appreciate their support!


Mrs. Kim Schrank

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

We will resume our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser when school starts back up in August. Thank you for supporting St. Louis School!

5th grade

The 5th grade students had a good time learning about different vegetables in their raised-bed gardens. They also created books with information on how to grow these vegetables and included recipes using them. Mrs. Emsweller was able to incorporate math, reading, writing, science, and health into this worthwhile project.
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Recycled materials

If you have any of the following materials laying around not being used, I would love to have them donated for Camp Invention. Just send the materials to my room. Thanks!


• Boxes (shoe, cereal), bubble wrap, paper towel tubes

• Containers/lids (oatmeal containers, film canisters)

• Craft supplies (beads, buttons, fabric)

• Foam trays, rubber bands, CDs

• Miscellaneous paper (magazines, newspapers, etc.)

• Sporting goods, balls (no golf clubs or bats)

• Strainers, washers, pulleys, strings, springs

• Unwanted toys (plastic figurines, building blocks, car/train tracks, toy vehicles, game parts, pinwheels)


Thanks,

Mrs. Hollins

3rd grade field trip 5/18

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Uniform Exchange Dates

Future uniform exchange dates are listed below. If you have any questions you may email Amy Tonges at atonges@st.louisschool.org, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!
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7th grade field trip

The 7th grade class had a great time on their field trip last week. They visited the Indiana State Museum, attended a Science in Sports workshop, and had lunch on the canal. It was a fun-filled and educational day!
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Kids Discovery Factory - 6th Annual STEAM Camp

Registration is now open for Kids Discovery Factory's 6th Annual STEAM enrichment day camp, July 9-12! Please share the following link with parents of all entering K-6th grade students. http://www.kidsdiscoveryfactory.org/events-programs

We are also looking for a couple more enthusiastic teachers to join our camp team. Please encourage anyone who may be interested to reach out.


Please contact me with any questions. I truly appreciate your help in distributing information to your students about this exciting hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics experience!


Sincerely,

Amber McGuire

Board President

Kids Discovery Factory

812-932-KIDS (5437)

www.KidsDiscoveryFactory.org



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"THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER"

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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Family Fun Fitness Night at the Y!

We have more fun events coming up! Friday, June 8th we will host a Family Fun Fitness Night free to the whole community outside at the Y. Having fun is better together! Join us outside the Southeastern Indiana YMCA for a “Family Fun Fitness Night” on Friday, June 8th from 5:30-7:30 PM. We’ll have a bounce house, obstacle courses, volleyball games, and more. We will also provide hamburgers, hotdogs and refreshments. The gymnastics room will be open inside until 7 pm for more fun. FREE to the community. Please RSVP to the Y at 812-934-6006 to ensure enough food and supplies. Rain location inside the Y. Address: 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006.


Take care,

Kathleen Bohman

Marketing Coordinator

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA YMCA

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Music Studio Programs

CHECK OUT THIS SUMMER'S MUSICAL OPPORTUNITIES!!!

TRY OUT A LESSON FOR AN INSTRUMENT YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY!

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Fastest Kid in Town Registration Now Open!

We now have registration open! Please see the below flyer with details, and feel free to call if you have any questions!


Megan Focke

Merchandising Account Support Specialist

Office: 812.931.5096

Fax: 812.931.2185

megan.focke@batesville.com

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Vocal Camp Opportunity

My name is Shannon Kramer Mullins, owner ofMiss Shannon’s Music Studio in Batesville, Indiana. Miss Shannon’s Music Studio is partnering with Batesville’s Rural Alliance for the Arts to bring a Summer Vocal Camp to the area. This camp is a unique opportunity that you won’t find anywhere else in Southeastern Indiana. I hope you will take time to read the information and offer it to your students. I am very excited to offer this to the local communities and hope that you will have your students take advantage of this wonderful Summer Vocal Camp!


The camp is June 18-22. Each day the students will participate in workshops and master classes starting at 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. There will be an emphasis on Musical Theater this year. The camp will be split into two groups, 8-13 working on musical theater technique, staging, auditions, breathing, diction and more! The second group, 14-24, will work on many of the same things while getting deeper into vocal pedagogy. Each student will also receive two private lessons with Jonathan and Samantha during the week. There is a performance by the couple at Batesville Music and Arts Festival on Thursday June 21. There is a student recital on Friday June 22. This recital is optional but recommended. It will be informal in the afternoon.


To sign up, have your students go to www.missshannonstudio.com and click on summer vocal camp to register or email missshannonstudio@gmail.com, call 812-212-6498. All prospective students will need a song prepared for the camp. The camp tuition is $100 for RAA members and $125 for non-members. The camp is offered for ages 8-13 and 14-24 in two separate groups, this years focus will be Musical Theater.

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