Garwitz to obtain information. Primary “The Buzz” elections will be held on April 18. Candidate speeches will be held on April Vol. III, Issue 31 April 11, 2008 24th with elections on April 25th. We, the family of Sts. Joachim and Ann, have as our foundation the teachings of Jesus Christ. In partnership with parents, the primary educators of their Congratulations children, we strive to foster educational excellence and To two of our 8th grade students growth of mind, body and spirit. We call forth the Finalists for the Respect Life Creative unique gifts and talents of our students to be of service to the community and our world. Writing Contest. www.stsjaa.org Papal Visit What an honor! On April 15th, Pope Benedict XVI will visit the United Six of our students sang at the States. In honor of his visit and his 81st birthday St. Louis Archdiocese Fine Arts Night (April 16th), we are joining other schools in the at the Fabulous FOX Theatre. These Archdiocese to pledge voluntary acts of service for students, along with hundreds of other the pontiff. You will see our “Birthday Blessing Catholic school students from across the Bouquet” begin to form in the hallway as we track Archdiocese, displayed their talents and our service hours. As a school, each classroom is the quality of the fine arts programs in adopting a portion of the school grounds to maintain our Catholic schools. and improve our school environment. You may wish to encourage your child to do additional service to Save the Date be added to the class totals. Don’t forget to save the date for our Volunteer Appreciation Day, May 9. *******Free Dress Day******* We love to honor our volunteers! Parents will receive a free dress pass for Beginning with Mass and continuing their children when they attend the with a reception, join us as we celebrate PTO Meeting, YOU and all the hard work and effort Thursday, April 17, 2008 you put into the many events, activities, from 7PM-9PM and daily routine of our school. Sara Sprock is our guest speaker and will be talking with parents about “School Culture Begins at Home—the Prayer Corner impact of bullying on families, schools, Please pray for those who are sick: and communities.” JOIN US! Mrs. Angie Terry, Mr. Banas, Mr. Charles Korf, Mrs. Madeline Ruether, Sixth Grade Camp Mrs. Helen Crismon, Mrs. Jackie Hoener, Camp was a great experience for all of Please pray for those who have died: Mrs. Beverly Szymanski, mother of Jean us. I truly enjoyed my time working, Gregory playing, and praying with the sixth graders. Student Council Fr. Gahan’s Fortieth Anniversary Campaigning begins next week. If of his ordination is planned for May 10th. students are interested in running for one It will begin with the 5:00PM Mass and of these leadership roles in our school, follow with a dinner sponsored by the they should contact Ms. Bolton or Mrs. Men’s Club. In honor of his Dates to Remember: anniversary, the parish is putting Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13 together a memory book. You will be First Communion Weekend asked as a family to complete a page that can be bound into the booklet. The Monday, April 14 school children will be creating a class Student Council campaigning begins page to add to the book. We will be asking students to share some of their Tuesday, April 15 Pope Benedict XVI first USA visit memories of Fr. Gahan. Uniform shorts may be worn Teddy Bear Tea Party Spring Picture Proofs 8th Grade Culver’s Night; 5:00-10:00PM were sent home. Please return Wednesday, April 16 proofs/orders by Tuesday, April 15. Pope Benedict XVI birthday If you choose not to order, please Etiquette Dinner for Grade 8 sign your child’s envelope so that Inter-State Studio knows you have Thursday, April 17 seen them. If your child returns PTO Meeting; 7PM; cafeteria proofs by the deadline with a Talent Show Tryouts parent’s signature, even if they aren’t ordering, Inter-State will enter their Friday, April 18 name in a drawing for an Apple iPod All School Mass Shuffle. Stewardship Day 8th Gr. Spaghetti Dinner - Café. 4-7PM Grade Boys’ The Sixth And Eighth grade Boys’ Basketball Teams took first place in their division in the CYC District tournament Thank you to the following families for their donations of the prizes and are heading to the Archdiocesan City/County playoffs. for the Egg Roll: The Walls Family The Dobbs Family Summer Camp The Kinsella Family Offerings The Roth Family Flyers for Duchesne Summer Sports The Buchheit Family Camps and St. Louis Soccer Club The Buchholz Family Summer Camps are available in the office if you are interested.