Week 37 | May 24-28, 2021
NEw In this Week's Edition:
This is it! It's the last Monday Memo of 2020-2021
Last Day of school is TOMORROW Tuesday, May 25th. It is a 12:30pm Dismissal Day!
Report Card Details
Shaheens is having a Summer Sale
Sarah Salyer Memorial Powderpuff Game (BUY TICKETS NOW!)
Looking for host families for our new vikings!
Family Support Group is starting
We have a new spirit wear store!
Youth Group is going to Malibu Jacks
Thanks for all your help for Field Day!
Lots and lots of Summer Camp opportunities available for your kiddos
This is it, this is the end.
For me. This is the end for me. This is my last EVER Monday Memo. I'll spend the rest of this week finishing up a few projects and transferring items over to Jack who is taking over.
It's been a fun ride. I started at St. Albert in July of 2014, just a young buck starting in the scary world of 'real-big-boy-jobs'. I've learned so much over the years. The St. Albert community has truly been a large part of my life and I've very much enjoyed being a part of such a rich and welcoming community.
We've been through a lot of growth and changes since 2014, as a world, as a community, as a school and as people. I've really enjoyed working with all of our teachers over the last 7ish years. I've gotten to serve under some exceptional leadership and train and lead some exceptional, wonderful educators.
One of my first trainings at St. Albert was about the importance of checking emails more than once a day. It was a bit of a struggle and I met some resistance. But everyone got the hang of it!
Now, after the year that was 2020 one of the last trainings I did with our teachers was showing them how to use Screencastify and make screen recordings. I showed them how it could be used and then how they could add it to a google site or upload it to YouTube to share with their students. That's quite the leap! I'm so proud of our teachers for how much they have learned and grown!
It is a bit sad that this is likely going to be one of the last emails I send you. I send you all A LOT of emails.
My time at St. Albert is coming to a close. I'm leaving you in good hands, I know that Jack and Lindsay will take the technology program above and beyond what I could do.
Like the good book says: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
I'll leave you with a few thoughts for reflection... The below was included in one of my own weekly newsletters I like to read, I thought they were appropriate parting words.
Listen without interrupting.
Share without pretending.
Speak without accusing.
Enjoy without complaint.
Give without sparing.
Trust without wavering.
Pray without ceasing.
Forgive without punishing.
Answer without arguing.
Promise without forgetting.
Not much left to say besides Thank you. Thank you for everything, St. Albert. I'll miss you.
Bill HendersonDirector of Technology
--- Around the school ---
Final Report Cards will be posted on Sycamore by Noon on Wednesday, May 26th.
Report Cards will NOT be printed and mailed/sent home.
Kindergarten Report Cards will be slightly delayed a few days, teachers will be in contact when posted.
We will send an email reminder on Wednesday with a reminder on how to login and view report cards.
New Classroom Update
We are very excited that the Hendricks Hall committee has met and decided on the following items for our new classrooms:
Paint color has been chosen
Flooring has been chosen
New and improved lighting has been ordered
Cabinets and countertops have been chosen
New child size appropriate sinks have been chosen
Teachers have decided on their new furniture and other exciting additions to their classrooms
Renovations are scheduled to begin June 1, 2021
Sarah Salyer Memorial Powderpuff Game
St. Albert vs. St. Michael
100% of the profit from both teams will go towards a donation for suicide prevention in Sarah’s name.
When: Wednesday June 2, 2021
Where: Skyview Park Football Stadium
Admission: $5 advance tickets and $7 tickets at the door (BUY NOW)
We are looking for donors for the game! All donations are welcome but any company that donates $250 or more will have their logo on the back of the shirt! Donation deadlines for t-shirts are due no later than May 21st!
T Shirts will be available for purchase by the end of May.
We need parent volunteers to head up concessions and coordinate volunteers to run the concession stand and arrange donations.
We also need baskets from local high schools to raffle off!!
If you are interested in helping or donating please contact Becca Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seeking Host Families
Our enrollment for next year is booming and I need Host Families! Host Families are current school families who would love to welcome and support our new Vikings during the 2021-2022 school year. For a detailed explanation and/or to sign up to be a Host Family, click on the Sign Up Genius Link. Keep in mind, this is for the upcoming school when you sign up for a particular grade. This role does not take up a lot of time, and means so much to our incoming families. Please consider hosting! For questions, email me at email@example.com. Thank you!
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "St. Albert the Great Church" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "St. Albert the Great Church" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
The following academic programs are being offered this summer:
Summer Academic Camp at Meredith Dunn School
Educational Resources: Summer Options
Family Support: Mental Health Issues
After navigating through their own daughter's mental health crisis in late 2019 Blair and Gretchen McBride recognized there is a gap in support for families supporting their children with mental health issues or experiencing crisis.
After participating in the National Alliance for Mental Illness' training for group facilitators they've forming a NAMI Family to Family support group. The group will follow the NAMI format for support groups, which is designed to utilize the group dynamic to provide knowledge, encouragement and support.
The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 7pm - 8:15pm at St. Albert the Great Catholic Parish in the Parish Life Center. The first meeting will be Sunday, June 13th.
To connect about the group or for more information contact:
We welcome the opportunity for any families to join us!
New Spirit Wear
Several new items have been added. Samples of spirit wear were on display at the Viking Fest and parents were interested in purchasing apparel that evening! Now it is available through the link below.
--- From The ParisH ---
412 Youth at Malibu Jack's
June 13, 5-8pm
All middle school youth (as of 2020-2021) are invited to join us at Malibu Jack's for a Regional Youth Event. The cost is $30 and includes: UNLIMITED PLAY! Arcade games, Go Karts, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Spin Zone, X-rider, Dark Ride, Wave Rider, Twist and Shout, Swinging Ship. Excluded: Bounce Beach, Shootout, Bowling & Virtual Reality. Arcade cards do not give tickets/prizes.
Transportation not provided. Meet at Malibu Jack's. Masks are required for all guest 6 years and older. Chaperones will be needed for the event. If you are willing to chaperone, please make sure to make note when you sign your child up so we can follow up with you.
Students will need to bring extra money for food if they wish to purchase concessions.
For more details and to sign up, visit: https://stalbert.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=584182
Please Note: Malibu Jack's will be open to the public while we are there.
--- FROM YOUR PTO ---
Walking on Sunshine - Field Day 2021
Field Day Co-Chairs Jennifer Boyle, Nancy Stewart & Laura Smolinski
Open PTO positions for next school year
Have you been wondering how you might get more involved at St. Albert? Well, here's your chance!
We are looking for the following committee volunteers for next year:
Teacher Coffee/Donuts Chair
Teacher Appreciation Chair & Co-Chair
Secret Santa Co-Chair
Walkathon Chair & Co-Chair
Please contact Christopher Boehnlein at 502-930-5760 or christopher@FamilyRealty.com if you are interested or would like more information. Thanks!
Yearbook submission requests
Please upload any candid shots you have from sports or other activities. This can include drive thru Ash Wednesday and drive thru fish fry, remote learning snow sculptures or other fun assignments.
Time to Order School Supplies for Next Year!
Orders close for St. Albert the Great on May 25, 2021
NEW! CUSTOM SCHOOL KITS ON SALE NOW! Customized school kits that match the teachers’ list at St. Albert.
Order from our friends at Bright SchoolKitz® at SCHOOLKITZ.COM. Supplies competitively priced against local & online retailers are filled with brand names & quality products. $5 discount for each kit ordered by the last day of school- MAY 25TH!
--- FROM YOUR SPORTS MINISTRY ---
Gate/Concession Workers Needed
We are still in need of volunteers to sign up for our remaining K-2 sports!
If you have not signed up yet, please go to:
to sign up!
Each family that has a child playing a spring sport needs to work one shift. This is the way we can keep costs down for sports at St. Albert. Please do your part!
--- Summer Camps ---
Sacred Heart Summer Camps
Sacred Heart is excited to welcome campers in-person to our beautiful campus again this summer where they will learn, grow, make new friends, and HAVE FUN! Sacred Heart offers numerous camps in both all-girls and coed formats for students from age 3 through 11th grade. SHA is the #1 ranked athletic program in the State – your camper will learn and improve their skills in camps led by our award-winning coaches and student-athletes. Budding stars can shine through coed camps in drama, dance, and visual arts, with numerous performance opportunities such as the Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Disney’s Descendants the Musical, and The Nutcracker. Enrichment camps include Girls Middle School Coding, Chinese Classical Poetry, Camp College, and more. Wherever your student’s interests lie, they will find their place at Sacred Heart camps this summer. For information about camps, dates, and pricing, and to register, visit www.shslou.org/summer-camps/ Register now, space is limited!
Assumption Summer Camps
Don’t miss out on a summer of fun at Assumption Summer Camps! Registration is now open for camps running June 1 through July 22. Athletic and enrichment camps are open to girls and boys, grades K-11. To learn more and register, visit https://www.ahsrockets.org/admissions/summer-camps/.
Mercy Academy Summer Camps
What are you doing this summer? We would love for you to join us for some of our incredible summer camps. We offer a wide variety. From our On the Stage theatre camp, or Discovering STEM to our Field Hockey and Volleyball camps -- there really is something for everyone! Space is limited so SIGN UP NOW. Visit our website at mercyacademy.com/summercamps to see our camp listings and to register online. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock The Summer
You can find multiple ways to Rock the Summer at Trinity High School. We offer a variety of camps for students in the third through ninth grades in both athletics and academics during the months of June and July. Visit our website at trinityrocks.com and follow the Rock the Summer link on the main page to learn more about all our camp offerings. You can also call 893-ROCK or contact the camp director to learn more. We hope to see you on campus this summer. Go Rocks!
Camp X is back with a redesigned format. Campers can spend the entire day on campus, attending multiple camps within the same day. There are 17 programs with 8 co-ed options that include everything from Study Skills to football to STEM and much more! Whatever your camper’s interest, all sessions are offered in a fun, casual atmosphere. Space is limited, and some camps are close to capacity. Sign up today!
NASA ASTRO CAMP at Holy Cross
Holy Cross is excited to be an exclusive host for the NASA Distance Youth Space Experience this summer from July 12-16th in partnership with Central Creativity! The goal of Astro Camp® is to give ALL students the chance to get involved in and experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to inspire future astronauts and engineers to learn about space with NASA activities. ASTRO Camp will be offered in person at Holy Cross for students in grades K-8 and includes live interaction with Louisville crew members, national subject matter experts and Holy Cross teachers. This is an incredible opportunity to inspire future engineers, scientists, and astronauts through simulating NASA training protocols and collaborating as a crew to complete challenging space missions! For more information and to register, visit https://www.centralcreativity.com/holycross/ .
Holy Cross Summer Camps
Come hang out with Cougars this summer at one of our many summer camps! We offer a variety of options for students in grades K-8 to help them sharpen their skills, explore new opportunities, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! All roads lead to Holy Cross & summer camps are a great way to start your journey! Register today at: https://form.jotform.com/211056199768163!