Cougar News (CN) – 8/23/17

Cougar News    August 23, 2017
The mission of St. Louis Catholic School is to prepare the leaders
of tomorrow with the light of Christ as their guide.

Reminder ~ the Fall Room Parent Meeting is TOMORROW, Thursday, August 24th at 8 am. The meeting will take place in the school Cafeteria. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Amy’s Ice Creams and Phil’s Icehouse

Back to School Spirit Night

Who: Everyone in the St. Louis Catholic Church and School Community
What: Help us earn 20% of Amy’s Ice Cream and Phil’s Icehouse sales for the ENTIRE DAY of Tuesday August 29!

When: Tuesday August 29, 2017 – ANYTIME or 5:00 PM – Please check-in to support!
Where: Amy’s Ice Creams & Phil’s Ice House – 5624 Burnet Rd Austin, TX 78756

 To see our friends old and new
 To raise money for St. Louis Catholic School
 Because EVERYONE likes ice cream and burgers!

How: IMPORTANT: You MUST check-in and tell the cashier that you’re there to support St. Louis Catholic School. With 100 check-ins (i.e., a family who orders 4 meals will receive 4 check-ins), the School will receive back 20% of the ENTIRE day’s purchases.

Contact Rochelle Carlin with questions: [email protected], 512-297-7983


HSA ConnectFrom the HSA Office

Welcome back to school and a big welcome to all our new families!
We are so happy with the results from the first ever HSA Fair! We loved seeing you and having the opportunity to share with you all that our Home and School Association does and all the volunteering opportunities you have! Congratulations to the five lucky families that won $50 Visa cards! Thank you to all the committee chairs for your creativity and service during the event, and also for the yummy snacks!

We want to remind you that all St. Louis Catholic School families are members of the HSA and we value your participation. We hold meetings once a month and all are welcome to attend. If you ever want to be included in the agenda, simply send an email to [email protected] to be added! Our next meeting is on Monday, August 28th at 7:00 PM in the school library. Please join us and find out what the HSA is working on and what we have achieved so far!
Many blessings for a year of learning, community, and service!

Most sincerely,
Ale and John Hamlet

HSA Presidents


Beyond the BellBeyond the Bell

Please look for flyers in the school office of the vendors we contracted with for the fall semester. All vendors will begin their programs the week after Labor Day. With the exception of Fall Gardening Beyond the Bell programs are offered to all students attending SLCS. Age/grade limitations are noted on each individual flyer. Please contact [email protected] with questions.



Coding with Kids
Soccer Shots
Jewelry Design
Fall Gardening – Free, for EDP students only

Please contact Elena Castillo if you would like to make a donation to this group.

Also attached to today’s Cougar News you will find a flyer for Mr. Hoffer’s After School Music Programs. If you have any questions Mr. Hoffer can be contacted at [email protected].


UniformsUniform Closet

Our uniform closet is taking shape in the new school Administration Building. Many thanks to parents making donations to this program!
Donations can be dropped off at the school during regular school hours or contact Heather Grissom directly if you would like to schedule a time to visit the uniform room if you need to look over items of different sizes.

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


SCRIP SupportSCRIP News!

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:

~ Are you ready for Jeans Day and Bake Sale? Our first of many throughout the year is set for Thursday, August 31st. Please print the form attached and return to school as soon as possible.
~ Austin Symphony Orchestra Big Band will be performing this Sunday, August 27th, in front of the Long Center from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Stop by if you can and watch our very own Music Teacher, Mr. Hoffer, perform with the Austin Symphony!

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 staff member at: [email protected]

~ Mark Your Calendars ~

Friday, September 1st ~ Honor’s Readers List Due (First of 3)

Monday, September 4th ~ Labor Day Holiday ~ All School Holiday

Thursday, September 7th ~ 6:30 pm ~ Back-to-School Night (All Grades)

Jeans Day Flyer

After School Music Program

September Youth Ministry Event 2017