St. Louise School Weekly Bulletin

School News for Feb 15-28, 2024

A Note from Mr. Fuerte

Dear Families,

As we begin Lent, below is comparison of how gardening can help us cultivate into better Christians. The Lenten season is a time to take into consideration how we are treating others and how much time we are giving to help others. It's also a time to set a goal for strengthening our relationship with God. 


Gardening God's Way


Plant 3 rows of Squash: Squash gossip; Squash criticism; Squash indifference.


Plant 3 rows of Peas: Purity; Patience; Perseverance.


Plant 4 rows of Lettuce: Let us be kind; Let us be faithful; Let us be obedient; Let us love one another.


Plant 3 rows of Turnips: Turn up for service; Turn up for meetings; Turn up to lend a helping hand.


Before ending the planting, add Thyme: Time for God; Time for study; Time for prayer.


Water freely with Love, and you will end up with much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.


Additionally, below are some short Lenten Prayers for you to feel connected to God during Lent this year:

  • “God, may Your light guide my day, and your spirit bring me peace. Amen.”

  • “God, may my sacrifice of today of (state your Lenten sacrifice) remind me of my dependence on You for all the blessings I enjoy. Amen.”

  • ”May I stand in solidarity today with all my brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. May we be united in your love, and may I work to build your kingdom here on earth.”

  • “Heavenly Father, I’m truly sorry for the moments today where I missed the mark. I ask for your forgiveness and the strength to better follow Your call tomorrow. Amen.”

  • ”God, I lift up (name of the person you’d like to pray for) today. I ask that you bless them abundantly today and throughout Lent. Amen.”

  • “Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything. Amen.”

Finally, you will find some Lenten family ideas here. Take advantage of this season's opportunity to draw your family closer to God.

Here is a list of school liturgies and other events taking place during Lent:

  • Grade 3-4 Students' Confessions on February 28, 10:30AM,

  • Grade 5-6 Students' Confessions on March 20, 10:30AM,

  • Standing for Haiti Mass on March 7, 2024 (Grades 4-8) 9:00AM,

  • Stations of the Cross School Prayer Service on March 11 for PK-3 (11AM) and 5-8 (1:05PM),

  • Holy Thursday Prayer Service on March 28, 9:00AM,

  • Stations of the Cross on March 29 - with each homeroom scheduled for a particular time in the morning to walk the outdoor stations; teachers will let you know the specific timeframes so parents can join the walk.

Have a Blessed Mid-Winter Break,

Mr. Mike Fuerte



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  • February 19-23 - Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
  • February 29 - Grades 3/4 Winter Concert 6:30 pm
  • March 2 - Father/Daughter Dance 6:30
  • March 11 - Stations of the Cross 11:00 & 1:00
  • March 11-13 - Accreditation Visit
  • March 13 - NOON DISMISSAL (NO Afternoon Kids' Club)
  • March 15 - NO SCHOOL & NO Kids' Club
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St. Louise Alumni Giving Back

The Seattle Prep AP Computer Science class shared conversation and donuts last Friday with professionals from Microsoft, Accenture, Meta, Salesforce, and Google Cloud Partners. St. Louise Alumni Patrick Bowers, Diego Ibarra and Chase Stockwell, Class of 2012, brought two other tech professionals (and Krispy Kreme donuts) to 11th Ave bright and early, hoping to give insight and answer questions on their own experiences in the tech industry.

St. Louise Alumni Sarah Tano and Brooke Nowak represented Seattle Prep the Arrupe Leaders Summit outside San Jose, CA.


The conference is an Ignatian Solidarity Network program that brings together students and educators who are animated by service and justice issues to study and build skills inspired by the heroic leadership of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ. The goal of the program is that students "deepen their understanding of 'a faith that does justice,' share ideas and resources for social justice programming, and become empowered to effect positive social change in their local and global communities." 


Students listened to talks about the pillars of heroic leadership, participated in workshops and leadership challenges with their peers, and engaged in discussions and activities about social justice issues and programming at their schools. Everyone left feeling more connected and eager to put what they learned into practice.

SEATTLE PREP DRAMA PRESENTS: GUYS AND DOLLS - Starring St. Louise Alumna Lauren Teders!

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is one of the best-loved musical romantic comedies. Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score, featuring “Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady”, makes Guys and Dolls a true crowd pleaser.

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Thank you to the following volunteers who truly helped make our Catholic Schools' week events so special!

CSW Luncheon - Molly Akers, Marinell Zevenbergen, Annie Dolan, Megan Batch, David Macias

Parents Speaker Night- Kelly D'Ambrosio and Claudia Barbeyto

Grandparents' Mass - Van Trinh, Noah Wong, Con Nicolaides

Big thanks also go to Sandra d'Costa, Anais Fawcett, Berry Wilhelm and Marian Zappala for their help with this week's Used Uniform Sale!

A Note from Fr. Gary & Parish Happenings

Dear Friends at St. Louise,

This weekend Fr. Tom Belleque and I will do our annual pulpit exchange as a part of our joint commitment to our sister parish and school in Haiti, St. Anne de Hyacynthe.


Your donations in the past have made a real difference for the pastor, Pe Josue, and the people of St. Anne’s. Fr. Frank Rouleau, who will be with us again this year in March, has been in communication with Pe Josue, and reports that the money we are sending is covering the expenses well. For the grammar school, Pe Josue has eight teachers, plus one retired teacher whom he helps financially. The annual salaries for the grammar school teachers are 121,200 Haitian gourdes (HTG) (about US$4,596.51). He spends between HTG30,000 (US$228) and HTG35,000 (US$266) for food each week. For the high school, Father has 23 teachers, whose annual salaries are HTG490,320 (approximately US$18,596). Father also employs two cooks. The school students are fed three to four times a week depending on the availability and price of food (food and other prices continue to increase – the Haitian Inflation Rate in November 2023 was 22.2% according to the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Information).

Click "Read More to find out more about the advocacy work the Standing with Haiti Committee has also done...

Fr. Tom will be at the 9AM, 11AM and 1PM Masses this weekend.

Mesi anpil! Thank you!

Fr. Gary Zender 

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See What Happened this Week - Gallery

Thanks to all the students and families that made our Catholic Schools' Week masses so special!

Lots of Auction Events have been happening including the Filipino Dinner & Lumpia Wrapping Class, Lunch at the Office, and Bowling with the 2nd Grade Teachers! Thanks so so many families for supporting the Auction & St. Louise by purchasing these items!

4th Grade Valentine Box Decorating Winners - SO Creative!

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