Cougar News (CN) – 9/27/17

Cougar News         September 27, 2017

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

of tomorrow with the light of Christ as their guide.


Reminder ~ tomorrow is school uniform only. Mass uniforms as usual on Friday.  We will begin filming our annual school video and would like everyone to shine!  

Filming will take place Thursday and Friday of this week.  Thank you in advance!

Outdoor MassOutdoor Mass

October 5, 2017  6:00 pm in our beautiful fountain courtyard

Bring a blanket and the whole family!  Refreshments to follow, with thanks to our St. Louis KC’s.

Please contact Jessica Chaffee at [email protected] if you have sound equipment experience or would like to help with hospitality at this Mass.

Are you attending Mass at St. Louis on September 30th or October 1st?  If so please ask your children to wear their SLCS uniform and help Mrs. Chaffee distribute Annual Reports in the Narthex.


Book FairGot Books?  Fall Book Fair Begins Next Week!

We need your help! The fall Scholastic Book Fair is next week, beginning October 2nd. Set-up and preview will be on Monday, October 2nd and we begin selling on Tuesday, going through noon on Friday, followed by tear down Friday at noon. If you are available to help set up or pack up, please let Mr. Kemp know! Show the students at St. Louis that reading is important by helping make this a successful book fair. As always, verification of EIM training is required, and if you need to get some volunteer hours in, this is a great way to do it.

The book fair is a great way to get high quality, fun books to keep students reading! Books also make great birthday and holiday gifts. What’s more, purchases at the book fair are the primary source of revenue for the library’s operating costs each year. The book fair will be open Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 until 4:00, and Friday from after Mass until noon in the library building. Please look at the list of books your student(s) list on their wish list and help them choose the books they can get, then send the appropriate amount of money, including tax. Even better, come with them after school to look at the great selection of books with them. Help sustain the library and get great reading material in the hands of your children at the same time by going to the book fair next week!

To let Mr. Kemp know you want to help support the library and the book fair, send an e-mail to [email protected], or call (512) 614-6622 X256.

Kendra ScottKendra Gives Back Party

Please join us for our next official Kendra Gives Back Party on Monday, October 23rd!

20% of the proceeds from this event benefit St. Louis Catholic School.  What a great way to help support our school!


Grandparents DayGrandparent’s / Grand-Friend’s Day

Every Friday in October

Fridays in October will be dedicated to our Grand-parents and Grand-friends this year.  Please plan to join us for Mass, welcome coffee and pastries in the Administration Bldg. and visits to your grandchild’s class.  Grands are welcome to stay through lunch!  (Brown bag lunches are encouraged.)

If you have a Grand who might come to visit, please call the school office and let us know.  We thank you, in advance!


HeartAnnual Knights of Columbus ~ Soccer Challenge                 

This month kicks off the many events our wonderful KC’s help with each school year.  Soccer Challenge is just around the corner.  Our St. Louis KC’s will host this event in the school gym, during PE classes, on October 2nd and 3rd. Students in grades 5 – 8 will participate.  Thank you to our new KC school liaisons Mr. Michael Hyzak, dad to Katie, Sophie and Matthew and Mr. Jeff Navarro, dad to Claire and Allison.

As we begin this year, let us remember our former liaison, Mr. Lou Struble (1931-2017).  He is always in our prayers.

Fun Fest DesignFun Fest Winning T-shirt Logo 2017-18

Congratulations again to Christina Hinojosa (t-shirt design winner)!  This year’s shirt will be green for those that have been asking in the school office.  If you haven’t had a chance to order your shirt an order form is included with today’s Cougar News.






The 3 on 3 basketball tournament is back. October 21, 8:15 – 4:30 pm.

Please help us make this a big success. All proceeds from this tournament will be used for improving the gym, fields, and athletic facilities which are used by all students.

Here are some ways to help:

1. Get a team together (all ages PK-senior citizens can play). $99/team – 4       players per team

Sign up here:

2. Send in drinks for the concession stand at the 3 on 3.

Montessori – 2nd grade: 1 case of water

3rd – 8th grade: 8 pack (or more) of Gatorade – any color

3. Become a Sponsor (form attached) or sponsor a team.

4. Let us borrow your basketball goal. We will pick up and bring it back to you.

Contact: Larry Hosek at [email protected] or (512) 434-9715.

5. Volunteer to work the day of the event. Contact Philip Tucker    at [email protected]

6. Help spread the word. Place flier (attached) in businesses you frequent, gyms you visit, and give to friends.

Thank you for making this community building event a success!


RunnerSLCS Run Club

Run Club will begin on Wednesday, October 4th and end on November 8th.

The cost for this 6-week fall session is $20 and includes a healthy snack. Checks are payable to St. Louis Catholic School.

Instructor: Joanne Blackerby, certified fitness trainer in the Austin area.

We would love to have parent volunteers!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Elena Castillo at [email protected].

We hope to see you there!



Buy Scrip for all your shopping needs!

We have scrip cards for groceries, gas and retail.  We stock VISA & Amazon scrip cards too!  When you are shopping, why not support our school at the same time.

Find more info on our scrip program in the ‘For Parents’ section of the school’s website

SCRIP cards are available in the school office and after weekend English masses.


Notes & Reminders:

~ Join us at the Parish Pet Blessing on October 7th.  Please see the flyer attached for details.

~  October 6th is early release (12:00 Noon) for Parent/Teacher Conferences.  For information regarding EDP availability please contact our Beyond the Bell Coordinator, Elena Castillo at [email protected].

~  Fun Fest advance ticket sales are available through October 20th.  Order your tickets early.  Check out the flyer attached for information on this year’s new inflatables wristbands!

~  St. Michael’s Future Crusader Night: Friday, September 29, pre-game begins          at 6:30, kick-off 7:30 pm

Come cheer on the St. Michael’s Crusaders as we take on Regents School of Austin. Prospective families will receive complimentary admission, concessions, and spirit gear. Bounce houses, face painting, live music and video game truck for children of all ages. RSVP at

St Michaels



Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM)      

Are you compliant?

Have you taken a 3-yr refresher session?

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 sta

ff member at:  [email protected]

All for Books

October 2017 Family Calendar

October 2017 Lunch Calendar

Pet Blessing 2017


Family Dance invite 2017

2017 3on3 Sponsorship

Family Dance invite 2017

Kendra Scott Party