We're looking for 28 more gourmet desserts to create a mouthwatering display on HIPOW Saturday (October 8). Can you help?
In 2014, the HIPOW Dessert Auction raised $3,800 for the school. Last year, we raised $4,700. This is extraordinary and we owe our thanks to those who donated their time and delicious desserts.
Here are some of last year's most popular items:
Desserts should be dropped off between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8.
Thank you for supporting HIPOW. We can't wait to see your desserts! (and maybe have the opportunity to taste them)
Fr. Nelson passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on September 20. We really enjoyed his visits to our school. All are welcome to attend the services:
Friday, September 30th at Sacred Heart Cathedral:
Saturday, October 1st at Sacred Heart Cathedral:
Condolences to Fr. Nelson’s family, please send to Fr. Nelson’s brother:
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Be on the lookout for your student's school pictures.
They should be going home with students today.
Retakes will be Thursday, Oct. 13th.
Bring your appetite and wallet to purchase a pie or dessert from the Junior Class during Parent Teacher Conferences. The dessert table will be located in the front lobby.
Just a reminder there will be NO school for our students on Monday, 9/26 & Tuesday, 9/27 due to Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have a Monroe student and you have not yet signed up for a PTC time please give us a call at 452-2044. We still have plenty of slots available.
Monroe parents stop by the table in the Commons and pick up your student's schedule and sign the permission slip for our annual RAMS day event.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mark your calendars-
Graduation day for the Class of 2017 will be,
My choice for student of the week is
Freshman Blaine Justice.
Blaine is a student in my Alaska Studies class and I have really enjoyed his presence. He is attentive, thoughtful in his work and gets along well with everyone in a diverse class of 9th graders. Even though he has to write everything left handed Blaine has not fallen behind or used his injured writing hand as an excuse for missing work.
I especially appreciate that Blaine has been to many of the places in Alaska that we talk about in class and I have learned a lot from him already this year.
Here's a fun story about two people who fell in love while volunteering at HIPOW. First, I’ll give you a little bit of background:
In 1981, Bill Pike and his late wife Mary were HIPOW Chairpersons. Their four daughters attended Monroe. In fact, Bill’s youngest daughter, Julie, graduated in the spring of 1991. Bill was a dedicated HIPOW volunteer and looked forward to assisting George Sundborg with auction set up each year.
In the fall of 1991, a friend of Marsha’s told her about HIPOW. Marsha thought it sounded like a fun event and decided to stop by the office. “I probably surprised them,” said Marsha. “I just walked in and said I wanted to volunteer.”
Now, on with the story:
“Neither of us were looking,” recounts Bill. “We kind of stumbled into each other.”
“Bill was really just there (at HIPOW) to eat donuts,” giggles Marsha. Then she adds, “I remember him looking really cute in his blue coveralls.”
“Back then, we had land lines and the volunteer phone was on my desk. Bill came over frequently to make calls,” explains Marsha. Bill looks at me with a grin and assures me they were necessary business calls. “I had to check in, you know.”
Fr. McGuigan said Mass daily during the two weeks leading up to HIPOW. “We never missed a HIPOW Mass,” says Bill. “Mass gave us a time to reflect and de-stress.”
Marsha agrees, and adds, “I was a new Catholic and really enjoyed Mass. Everyone hugged everyone, so of course I hugged Bill and made sure to be at every Mass so I could hug him again.”
Jo Schlotfeldt and Margaret Zaverl were in charge of auction production. “Seeing Bill and Marsha together really thrilled the rest of us,” says Jo. “They were so cute.”
Jo and Margaret asked Marsha if she would help keep tabs on various tables throughout the night.
“They would send me to this table or that table to double check that the bid sheets and items matched,” remembers Marsha. “Bill stood at one of the tables I was sent to. I introduced myself and suddenly we were holding hands.”
Bill invited Marsha to lunch and the rest is history.
The couple was the first to purchase HIPOW 2016 tickets. It’s been nearly 15 years since they have attended and they are looking forward to celebrating their 25th anniversary of meeting right here in this special place.
Attention CSF Families...
Annual Health Screenings will take place on Monday October 17th and Tuesday October 18th from 8-2 pm. We need at least 6 volunteers to help with vision, hearing screenings as well as height and weight recording. No experience necessary. Sign up to help for a few hours, a whole day or even two. Contact Karen Footit at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school at 456-4574.