St. Louise School Weekly Bulletin

School News for March 14-20, 2024

A Note from Mr. Fuerte

Dear Families,


As we continue with our 4th week of Lent, I look to prayer to help me with my day. One thing that I have done to help with prayer during this Lenten Season is to go for a stroll in a park, quiet reflection time in church, or take some time to listen to nature and walk on a local beach. This can be a special time to speak to God, and even more, allow God to speak to you. Here are some tips for walking and praying. Turn off the music and go for a quiet walk-in silence. After about 5 minutes, you can usually tell what is on your mind. And then just talk to God about it. If appropriate, and if you can clear your head, do some discernment about how to handle the issue. Prayer is such a valuable time between you and God, and I ask that you spend that time with God during this Lenten Season.

Annual Fund – Update

Thank you to all the families who have already made their commitment to the Annual Fund! As of yesterday, March 13 we are at 34% of our school families. As you know, we work very hard to keep our tuition as accessible as possible for our community, yet we need to compensate our teachers for all their hard work providing the excellent education we have come to expect. The Annual Fund is one of our required fundraisers that helps achieve that goal. I’m looking forward to seeing 100% participation.


If you haven’t had a chance to make your Annual Fund donation, send in your check today or click here to contribute now


Accreditation Visit – Update


The visiting team concluded their visit on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 with a meeting with the School Staff and Faculty. The visiting committee were impressed by the strong community, committed teachers, and enthusiastic faith-filled students we have at St. Louise. In the coming days, I will share the visiting team’s executive summary of their visit which highlights various components of their observations. Thank you for all of you who have contributed to the self-study and making St. Louise a great school and community for your children.

Have a Blessed Weekend,


Mr. Mike Fuerte


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Chargers C.A.R.E. | Prayers Needed

Prayers are needed for one of our school families - The Dogero's. The Dogero's son Stephen, who will be celebrating his 5th birthday tomorrow, March 14, has been suffering from an incredibly rare medical condition and requires nothing short of a miracle in order to completely heal and return to a normal life.

Stephen's family is thrilled to celebrate his birthday tomorrow with the opportunity to receive a blessing from the relic of Blessed Michael McGivney, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, led an extraordinary life and vocation. You can learn more about him here:

There has been one confirmed miracle attributed to him, and we are hopeful that Stephen can benefit from Fr. McGivney's intercession, achieve complete healing, and serve as a catalyst for the canonization of this future Saint.

We will have an all-school prayer tomorrow and would appreciate your family including Fr. McGivney and Stephen in your prayers too.

Charger Shout-Out - Battle of the Books!

Congratulations to Team 1 (Nico, Diego, Josh B., David, and Telwin) and to ALL of our students who participated in the 2nd Annual Battle of the Books at St Louise. Our students accomplished so much by reading and rereading these six books so that they could answer most of the trivia questions correctly. It was a close battle with Teams 1 and 4 tied after three rounds, and it took all three tiebreaker questions for a winning team to be named. I am so proud of each team!

Team 1 will participate in the District Battle of the Books against other Eastside Catholic schools on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:30 at Holy Family Kirkland Parish Social Hall. All students and families are welcome to come watch that Battle at Holy Family Kirkland.


1st place: Team 1 – 130 points (including tiebreaker question points)

2nd place: Team 4 – 125 points (including tiebreaker question points)

3rd place: Team 5 – 105 points

4th place: Team 2 – 95 points

5th place: Team 3 – 90 points

Team 1: Da Bois (Nico, Diego, Josh, David, Telwin)

Team 2: Book Experts We Read Too Much (Amelia, Claire M, Elly, Cana)

Team 3: Emotional Pancakes (Philip, Ben, Hudson, Teddy)

Team 4: Chargers (Jerrel, Nathan, Danny D., Finn, Joshua C)

Team 5: Book Bandits (Nora, Addie, Natasha, Maggie, Rachel)

Parents' Club News - Charger Cards

Charger Card window open THURSDAY 3/14 from 8:30-9:30

Mark your Calendar!

  • March 15 - NO SCHOOL & NO Kids' Club
  • March 19 - Graduation Photos
  • March 19 - Hearing & Vision Screening Grades K-3, 5, 7
  • March 22 - Pre-K Concert at 8:45 am
  • March 28 - Holy Thursday Prayer Service at 9am
  • March 28 - Parents' Club Meeting at 6:30 pm
  • March 29 - Good Friday Stations of the Cross
  • March 29 - NOON Dismissal, NO PM Kids' Club
  • March 29 - Report Cards sent home
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We LOVE our Volunteers!

Thank you to the following volunteers for their help with last week's PENNY WARS!

Edna Hewett

Colleen Lowell

Rebecca Ort

Triffy Crain

Alicia Bradbury

Bobby Sands

Silvia Macias

Kelly Miller

A Note from Fr. Gary

Dear Friends at St. Louise,

Thank you for the support and prayers you showed for our sister parish and school, Ste. Anne de Hyacynthe in Haiti.

And congratulations to our school students for winning the pennies war with the St. Anthony students. They collected well over $3,000 worth of coins! (See the picture below of the parent volunteers putting all the coins in rolls to take to the bank.) As a result St. Anthony’s principal, Deacon Cantu, and pastor, Fr. Tom, will have to wear St. Louise Charger gear! I appreciate your warm welcome to Fr. Frank Rouleau who serves as our contact to Ste. Anne’s parish, school and pastor, Pe Josue. The terrible suffering of the people of Haiti makes our resolve to journey together with them all the more meaningful...

Mesi Anpil! Thank you very much!

Fr. Gary Zender

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See What Happened this Week - Penny Wars, Stations of the Cross & 4th Grade Oregon Trail

Penny Wars was so much fun and the students collected over $3500 for SWH.

Thank you 4th Grade and Mrs. LB for their wonderful

Stations of the Cross Presentation

4th Graders hard at work on their Oregon Trail Wagons!

Thank you St. Louise Sponsors!

Antezana Garvizu Family

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