St. Louise School Weekly Bulletin

School News for June 11-14, 2024

A Note from Mr. Fuerte

Final School Days Will include Liturgy, Yearbooks, and a Picnic!

 

The end of the school year is almost here, with Friday, June 14, being our final day! On this last day, we will hold our end-of-year prayer service, followed by an all-school picnic.

 

For the end-of-year prayer service next Friday morning, we will come together in church and announce surprise recipients of student awards and recognize our volunteer extraordinaire. We will also say goodbye to departing students and families, as well as teachers and staff. All parents are welcome to join us for the prayer service at 9:00.

 

Please see the flyer below with some other important “End of the School Year Reminders”.

 

 

THANK YOU FOR FULFILLING YOUR COMMITMENTS

 

Families that have ANY outstanding fundraising commitments and/or unfinished volunteer hours, will receive an email detailing exactly what they have outstanding. Please remember that we will not mail your student’s report card or release any transcripts to new schools until ALL commitments are completed. Those commitments are as follows:

 

Volunteer Hours:

 

Don’t forget to log in your 40 hours of volunteering. We still have many families that have not recorded their hours. Please make sure you log in at least 40 volunteer hours HERE or pay off your balance at the rate of $25.00 per hour HERE by June 14.

  

Annual Fund, Charger Cards, Auction and Walk-A-Thon:

 

Besides your yearly commitment to give volunteer hours, school families also commit to supporting the Annual Fund, Charger Cards and Walk-A-Thon. Outstanding payments for Annual Fund, and Walk-A-Thon can be paid online at the following links. Outstanding Charger Card balances can be paid by check made out to S.L.C.C. and left in the front office.

 

Annual Fund

Walk-A-Thon 


Auction procurement for the 2024-2025 school year is due by June 14. You can make your donations here.


Summer Learning, School Calendar & Supplies List

 

In the next week, you will receive your summer learning information from your homeroom teachers. 

 

You also received next year’s school calendar and supplies list. You can access the supplies list HERE, and also subscribe to our virtual calendar by clicking subscribe in the upper right corner of our online calendar page HERE.

Mark your Calendar!

  • June 11 - Field Day & FREE DRESS
  • June 14 - Last Day of School - NOON DISMISSAL
  • June 28 - Report Cards Mailed Home
  • July 1-31 - School Office Closed
  • August 1 - School Office Re-Opens 7:30-3:00 daily
Subscribe to the School Calendar Here

Congratulations Class of 2024

We NEED Your Help!

We are hiring for two part-time Pre-K After School Care Positions!


  • Do you love working with kids?
  • Great for opportunity for college students!
  • 16 hours per week (Mon 1:45-5:45; Tue-Fri 2:45-5:45)
  • Paid training including mandatory Child Care Basics Class, CPR/First Aid training.
  • Must pass MERIT & VIRTUS background check.
  • Must be able to show proof of MMR vaccine and TB test.
  • Reach out to Mrs. Jaster for more info!
Apply NOW!

NEW SCIENCE LAB FURNITURE ARRIVING SOON &

WE NEED YOUR HELP!


We need 8 strong volunteers to help move the old tables out of the lab on Friday, June 14 from 8-noon. Please sign up to help here.

Sign up to move Science Lab Furniture

NEW SCIENCE LAB FURNITURE ARRIVING SOON & WE NEED YOUR HELP!


We need 8 strong volunteers to help move the old tables out of the lab on Friday, June 14 from 8-noon. Please sign up to help here.

Sign up to help Prepare Classrooms

🎪 Roll up, roll up!  Only 4 DAYS LEFT to purchase Early Bird Auction Discounted Tickets (regular pricing will begin June 15 for $150 pp) AND fulfill your procurement commitment (if not fulfilled, $300 will be deducted from your account on file on June 17, 2024).

Purchase Tickets Here

Don't forget... Our new uniform supplier is Lands' End!


Your current DENNIS unforms are still OK to wear - no need to get new items unless you need to. Note that plaid skirts will be added to the Lands' End website in the coming weeks and will begin shipping in late July.


Mark your calendars for our Summer Used Uniform Sale - Thursday, August 22 from 3-5pm.

Order Lands' End Uniforms

It’s that time of the year again. The yearbook has been published!

 

It has been a wonderful year for memories. With so many changes this coming year, we can cherish the past with the yearbook.

 

As is always the case, it takes a dedicated team to put together the yearbook with events happening 12 months a year.

 

Janey Rabon: Co-Editor and Photographer

Penny Williams: Co-Editor of the book (catching all of Janey’s mistakes), marketing and reminding everyone of deadlines, ensuring all names are captured in the sports and activities sections, cleaning up the pages, organizing us during group photos and making sure we have all team photos.

Juan Gonzalez: Photographer capturing many various sports, music activities, various events, 8th grade happenings (including the Hall of Fame), after school activities, religious gatherings, and general pictures around the school.

Eugene Titov: Photographer following our kids through recesses, various activities, religious events, music events, general happenings throughout school, and filling in when we need him in a pinch for sports.

Alessandro Catorcini: Photographer covering many of our sports and music activities.

Amy Tran: Photographer running around school capturing our youngest students, religious gatherings, spirit events, even photographing our school marketing materials, and filling in when needed for various odds and ends photo needs for the book.

 

Special mention: CYO coaches, Room Parents, Mika Walker, Mary Herridge, Linda Bowers, Angie Ogilvy, Tracy Brown, Mindy Morgan. These folks have either regularly contributed links to photos/art or administrative support to complete the book as well. Thanks to the parents who also add to the crowd-sourced photos. This helps add a much community feel to the book.

 

If you did happen to miss ordering one, please email tracyb@stlouiseschool.org and mindym@stlouiseschool.org. We can add you to the waitlist to see if you are able to grab the extras we ordered. We will let you know if we have enough for you. Otherwise, you can order one directly at the link below to be sent to you, which unfortunately will not come in time for signing at the end of the school year.

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

 

Photographer:

We also wanted to send an early plug that we may be looking for other photographers (especially in the lower grades) as some of the photographers will have kids graduating in the upcoming years. It will be good to start getting parents with students in younger grades engaged in the yearbook process. If you have kids already in CYO sports or will be joining in the come year, this is a great way to get volunteer hours while you’re watching your kid already.

 

Future Yearbook Chairs in Training (~10 hour time commitment in 2024-25 only):

In addition, we will be requesting a new yearbook chair (or 2) in 2 years (as some of us will be graduating our last child in several years), which means if anyone is interested is starting to participate in the book’s management to train, please email us, so we can discuss what that can look like in the future. This would ideally be a parent or 2 with students in the lower grades. It is a fun and flexible volunteer opportunity for school. You get to participate in ALL the happenings at school. You really get to know the innerworkings of school and the community as a whole.

 

Thank you all for a wonderful year filled with learning and laughter. Best wishes to all the staff and families moving on to a new journey. Please treasure the memories always.

 

-Janey Rabon and Penny Williams

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Parents' Club News - Charger Shop & Parents' Club Board Openings

Join the St. Louise Parents' Club: Enriching Education and Building Community Together!


The funds raised by the Parents' Club at St. Louise support a wide array of activities and enhancements that directly benefit our school community.


Through various events such as the Father/Daughter Dance, as well as fundraising initiatives like the Walk-A-Thon and Charger Cards, we generate resources that enrich the educational experience for both students and staff.


Specifically, our funds provide enrichment grants for teachers, enabling special field trips and inviting expert educators to conduct workshops for students and parents. We also organize hospitality events, including teacher appreciation lunches, and maintain emergency supplies for the school. Additionally, the Parents' Club funds annual holiday gifts for teachers and staff.


During our Annual Fundraiser, we make significant contributions towards new curricula and essential classroom supplies. We also support a variety of initiatives including the installation of new security systems, such as cameras and intercoms, to enhance the safety of our school.


Ultimately, our efforts help create an outstanding and affordable educational environment at St. Louise, benefiting all students and families.


We are currently looking to fill several positions on the Parents' Club Board. If you are interested, please email Marta Masferrer at masferrer@gmail.com. The open positions are:

President-Elect:

  • Represent PC on STL School Commission 
  • Plan Parent Education Workshops
  • Shadow and support President in order to take over the position the following year
  • Take meeting notes publish to the web


Committee Liaison:

  • Manage fundraising goals and budgets for Committee Chairs
  • Check in with each Chair to understand “what’s working and what’s not” and work with PC to discover solutions.

We LOVE our Volunteers!

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL RECECESS VOLUNTEERS!


Thank you to parents who helped out this past school year supervising recess. You came in rain or shine to help out! All of you have made a difference and your extra support in watching the kids at recess is greatly appreciated!! Your support and being at recess allowed the kids to be safe and know that they could rely on you to help them out.


Chris Hairston

McKenzie Holly

Ana Gabriela Pena

Karen Garvizu Medrano

Sharon Victor

Andrea Assouad

Doan Do

Samanta Overmars

Shirley Wu

Sarah Cameron

Anu Vincent

Amavilia Munoz

Julieta Perez

Kat Caso

Uyen Higashi

Petra Belford

Edelmira Solares

Katie Palmquist

Orietta Tello

Deanna Martinez

The St. Louise Chess Club is looking for parent volunteers to manage the club next school year.


Chess club has partnered with Excel with Chess who provides coaches and are responsible for all activities during the session. As manager for Chess club the main activity is to coordinate with Excel with Chess to setup the dates for upcoming sessions, and to support before/after chess class with student check-in and check-out directly or through parent volunteers. Parents need to be present 10 minutes before class at 1:50 p.m. and stay until last student is check-out, typically about 15 minutes after class ends around 3:15 p.m. No chess knowledge is required.

Please reach out to Mrs. Jaster if you are interested and you will be contacted by one of our chess managers for an information session.

Notes from Fr. Gary and Parish Happenings!

Dear Friends at St. Louise,


Happy Father’s Day! I hope that this is a day to reflect on the role that fathers, whether living or deceased, play in our lives. My father died four months to the day after my priestly ordination in 1986. He was only 54, and we would not have expected his death until 10 days before, when he suffered an aneurysm, and then on the day of his death a heart attack. I was blessed that he was present for my ordination and Mass of Thanksgiving. My parents also were able to visit me at my first parish assignment at All Saints, Puyallup, less than two months before he died.


I mention all of this because my dad was instrumental in encouraging me and my brothers to think about the priesthood and my sisters to think about the possibility of religious life. He felt that there was nothing lost by asking, and he prayed for a vocation in the family. I had no doubt about his support for me when I was in the seminary. One of my happiest memories was less than a year before he died, when I was ordained a deacon at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana. He, my mom and my youngest sister flew out for the ordination weekend. It was the only time in his life that he flew on a commercial airline. I decided to be ordained back there because I knew the only way that I would get him to break away from the logging business was to be ordained away from home! I knew I had achieved my goal when he said to me as we were driving back to the airport, “Gary, I didn’t think about logging the whole time I was here.” The other memory that is burned in my brain was the night of my Mass of Thanksgiving when he said to me, “This was the best day of my life.” Sometimes it is the simple words of appreciation and affirmation that can make a real difference for a lifetime. There were other times when he was not just my father in the normal course of things, but he was also my spiritual father. I hope that on some level, I have been a spiritual father to you for these past 10 years.


This year I will have been without my dad for 10 years longer than I had him in this life. Yet my memories of him, together with the celebration of the Mass, still provide me with a powerful connection to him.

God bless all our fathers, both living and deceased. I, for one, am very grateful to God today for my father, Jacob Thomas Zender.


Fr. Gary Zender


Frequently asked Partners in the Gospel question number five: So, Fr. Gary, what are you going to do in your retirement?


Answer: I am not retiring! I will no longer be pastor and will be “priest in residence” here at St. Louise. I will offer Masses and help with other sacraments both here and at St. Madeleine Sophie. My main assignment will be as full-time Vicar of Clergy for the Archdiocese – the position essentially is the priest for the priests. I have had that role part-time for nearly 10 years while also serving as St. Louise pastor. Archbishop Etienne sees that more support will be needed for all the priests and the parishes throughout our Archdiocese, given the many transitions that will take place beginning July 1, so Vicar of Clergy will be my full-time job starting then.

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