Cougar News (CN) – 6/9/17

Cougar News         June 9. 2017

The mission of St. Louis Catholic School is to prepare the leaders

of tomorrow with the light of Christ as their guide.


yearbook60th Anniversary Edition!

2016 ~ 2017 Yearbooks 

Reserve your copy now!  This 60th anniversary edition is larger than past yearbooks and includes pages devoted to our 60th year celebrations.  It captures all of the memories of this school year.  Purchase your book by logging on to and click yearbooks.  Our school is listed under “St. Louis School.”  Books will arrive late summer, early fall.  Books will be for sale through June 30th, but if you don’t make the online deadline, let us know and we’ll accept payment in the school office.


paws upPAWS UP!

 Thanks to the generosity of our donors $55,000 was raised during and after Green and White Night for Paws Up! This year the focus of spending for these monies will be in the classrooms. We received our new globes for each grade – they are beautiful and most importantly accurate! And several items are on order including Promethean Boards for 3 class rooms and the media center, light boxes for the art room, and walkie talkies to help with pick up. Next we will be working to stock our new makerspace. We hope to complete many purchases over the summer so they will be in place when school starts in the fall. Thanks for your donations! 

 Help us make next year’s Green & White Night a success!

 The Green & White Night Committee is looking for additional volunteers to make this a spectacular night and successful fundraiser! Positions needed include: 

· Live Auction coordinator

          o Class Projects Lead 

· Silent Auction coordinator

 · Check-in/Check-Out – coordinator 

· Sponsorships

 · Candy Bar 

· Invitations & Logo – coordinator/designer

 · Student thank you notes – coordinator 

Please email us at [email protected]m or call Barbara Friesenhahn at 512-426-2759 or Stephanie Mayes at 503-867-2170 if you are interested in joining our team!


principal for a dayPrincipal for a Day (Green and White Night Auction Item) 

Thank you to our Principal for a Day, Mr. Joaquin Campos.  He did a wonderful job and we hope he enjoyed his special day with Mrs. Gee.  We see great things in store for Mr. Campos! 





traysNew Montessori Classroom

 Our new Montessori classroom is in need of the following materials: 





Bottles, Jars, and Containers

Rugs (as a work space)

*** Various shapes and sizes are welcome. ***


Child-size tools

Small Pitchers

Small sized spoons, scoops, and ladles

Tongs of different sizes

Food preparation materials

Washing and cleaning items

 Polishing items 

Check out when in doubt, to see if your item fits in the Montessori classroom.

 Please drop off donated items at Mrs. Gately’s office. THANK YOU! 


studentsUniform Closet

 We are looking forward to all the summer donations. Our closet has gotten pretty low. 

Donations can be dropped off at the school during summer business hours or contact Heather Grissom directly. Once we get our full inventory stocked the Online List will be updated.  I will start returning emails and getting families the items they need at that time.  Please call the school office (512/615-6622) if you are not sure of the office summer hours.  We can arrange a drop-off time.

 Thank you so very much,  

Heather Grissom

  Please email [email protected], or text Heather Grissom 512-779-6037 


Cross CountryCougar Cross Country

 To anyone interested in running cross country in the Fall, please look for information about practices that will begin the week of August 7th.   If you are interested in starting your training over the summer please email Coach Carrie or Coach Chaffee for some workouts! They can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]


 SCRIP News!                                     

VISA & Amazon scrip cards make great gifts.  Please support our school by purchasing SCRIP cards! Available in the school office and after weekend English masses.


 St. Cecilia Faith FamilyCongratulations to our final Faith Family of the Week for 2016-2017.

 Mrs. Hladik’s Faith Family ~ St. Cecilia! 





Notes & Reminders:

   ~  Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas sent Mr. Kemp a thank you note for our donation of over 300 books, collected by our NJHS.  An excerpt from the letter, which is attached to today’s Cougar News, says “We are achieving great things, and this is only the beginning.  Because of you, miracles will continue to happen…and lives will be transformed.  Thank you for your generosity.”  Great job NJHS!!  

 ~  One Act Play Performances – Thank you to everyone able to attend our performances and/or donate to our concession stand.  It was a great evening and we look forward to seeing everyone at our performance next year!

    ~  Notes from the Health Room – Please take a moment to read the letter from our Health Room included in today’s Cougar News.  

  Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM)        

Are you compliant? 

 Have you taken a 3-yr refresher? 

Do you have any questions?

 If you are unsure, or have any questions, please check with Mrs. Gately in the School Office, ext. 238.  [email protected]  

Did you know you can email any faculty or staff member at:  [email protected].org


many heartsThank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Thank you to The Kings Men for often thinking of the school when looking for a home for their breakfast tacos, muffins and “extras” from their Friday morning meetings.  The goodies are always appreciated and disappear quickly!  

We have the most amazing Teacher Appreciation Committee and families at our school.  During the month of May we were treated to a “grab and go” breakfast, two separate luncheons, potted plants, a snack bar one afternoon, Sonic drinks and balloons on another afternoon and we ended the year with new drink cups with Sonic cards tucked inside!  Top this off with a surprise from Austin Yard Cards and our week was absolutely the best!

 Room Parents ~ what can we say about their willingness to go above and beyond?  From helping in the classrooms, driving on field trips, hosting faculty/staff luncheons, providing Faith Family snacks on Fridays and countless other ways they help, too many to mention!  We could not do our jobs without your help and positive attitudes.  

We thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts!


First Day of School for 2017 – 2018

Tuesday, August 15th ~ 7:40 am to 12:00 pm

All School Mass at 9:00 am ~ Mass uniform not required!

School Supplies will be posted on our website

by the end of the month.

Please let us know if you have any questions!


Yearbook 2016-2017 Sales

End of Year Parent Letter 2017

Medication form revised 310 Final 2016

2017-2018 Calendar – FINAL

Dell Children’s Letter to NJHS