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It’s Graduation Time!

Congratulations to our St. Alphonsus Parish School 8th Grade Graduates moving on to high school!

Ballard High School
Bishop Blanchet High School
Christian Faith High School (Idaho)
Holy Names Academy
Ingraham High School
King’s Christian
O’Dea High School
Wood River High School

Our 8th Grade Graduation Mass will be held on Monday, June 11 at 9 am. The Graduation Ceremony will take place in the Church at 7 pm.

Congratulations also to our high school graduates, both St. Alphonsus Parish School Alum and parishioners who are attending colleges throughout the country:

Loyola University of Chicago
Oregon Institute of Technology
Purdue University
St. Edwards’ University
University of Washington

Congratulations to all our St. Al’s graduates!!

 

 

EOY Teacher Gifts from Scrip

It’s hard to believe that the school year is drawing to an end already. It’s time to think about End of the Year gifts for teachers and staff.

If you are interested in contributing to an End of the Year SCRIP gift certificate for your student’s teacher(s) or any other staff, please complete the attached form and return with your check to the school office no later than Friday, June 1st. If you return your form and payment before May 31st, it will count toward May Madness!

Download order form here.

Young Authors at St. Als!

Each year our First and Second graders host their own nights for sharing their writing.

First graders write poetry collections. Mrs. Costa and the First Graders work hard on all kinds of poetry and finish with a wonderful evening of poetry reading.

The Second graders wrote and illustrated their own short stories. (Special thanks to Mrs. Cintron for doing all the typing!)

Principal Search Update

To Our St. Alphonsus Community,

The principal search committee would like to thank you all for the amazing participation in the survey. We were able to gather information and form a solid idea of whom our community is looking for based on the results.

We are now proceeding with candidate interviews.

Thank you for your prayers as we seek to welcome a new head of school.

The School Principal Hiring Committee
Fr. Richard Klepac
Karen Tarabochia
Jim Chamberlin
Mike Corcoro
Mija Hamilton
Anne Loucks
Kim Serwold
Rachael Stover

GPDay

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day: May 25

Grandparents’ & Grandfriends’ Day
Friday, May 25
10:0 am – 12 Noon

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day is a special morning honoring the Grandparents and Grandfriends of St. Alphonsus Parish School.

There will be a short program in the Family Center*, followed by the opportunity to visit your student’s classroom, enjoy refreshments, peruse our Spring Book Fair, and also capture a special morning photo.

Invitations have gone out but it’s not too late to invite your Grandparent or Grandfriend to join us!  You can forward the link or simply call them on the phone!

Please RSVP online or via email to landerson@stalseattle.org. We just need to know the name of your special guest(s) and which child(ren) they will be visiting.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 21st.

 

*Festivities will begin in the Family Center and not the Church, as previously advertised. Check-in at 10am.

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We’re Marching!

17th of May Festival Parade

Let’s Meet at 5:15 pm on Thursday

Meet at NW 60th St. and 26th Ave NW – there’s a nice little grassy spot. Look for the St. Al’s spirit wear or school sweatshirts, our school banner, and a familiar face or two. All children must be accompanied by an adult (either you or another adult you have communicated with in advance).

Be sure to be dressed in your favorite St. Al’s spirit wear!

Complete Necessary Paperwork in advance

ALL Participants need to complete the following documents and bring it with you:

Individual Hold Harmless Agreement

There are copies in the school office and we’ll have a few extras with us on Thursday.

Parade Starts at 6 pm

Once we know where we will be starting from – the parade organizers line us up – we’ll move from our meeting spot over to the starting location and then join a couple of super cool cars and trucks as our escorts.

Parade Route

The parade route begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Lone St.

Can’t Make the Meeting Time and still want to March?

Text any last minute logistical questions to:

  • Season Evans at 206.402.2495

And When You’re Done?

Be sure to submit your volunteer parent hours on RenWeb! Yes, marching in the parade counts (parents/guardians only).

Questions?

Contact Season Evans

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CYO News: Fall Sports Registration Open

Fall CYO Sports Registration Open

Cross Country
Pre-K:  $4 (yes only $4) plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey
Kindergarten:  $25 plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey
Grades 4-8:  $40 plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey

Soccer
Pre-K and K:  $40 plus purple sports jersey
Grades 1-8:  $65 plus purple sports jersey

Don’t know your fall schedule yet? Register now and get a full refund for any reason if requested by September 9th. Registration open through August 1st. Registering for Soccer prior to August 1st will guarantee a player’s spot, but after August 1st it will be based on team/grade availability.

REGISTER HERE

Please note:

There are a few jerseys in the uniform exchange. Help yourself.
Scholarships are always available. For scholarships or questions, please contact Julie Giebel at cyo@stalseattle.org.


We always need adult volunteers!

Do want to help with CYO by coaching/assisting soccer, helping at XC practices/meets or doing other activities?

Reach out to matt.bondurant@procareportal.com for Soccer and XC Head Coach Joe Sperry jsperry@oz.net , for Cross Country. Thank you!


Want to get your child in the tunnel high-fiving the Sounders?

St. Johns and St. Als have secured a group of tickets for the Saturday, September 1st match against Kansas City. Tickets are on sale during soccer registration. The only way to currently get tickets is during registration and the only way to secure 1 of the 20 tunnel experiences is to purchase 3 tickets to the game (3 tickets per experience). The first 20 families who purchase 3 tickets will be guaranteed one spot in the tunnel to high five the Sounders on their way to pre-game warmups.

Create/log intoSportsPilot today from the link on our St. Al’s CYO Extracurricular webpage to register for soccer, and buy your tickets.


Looking for a good league and summer soccer camp outside of CYO?

For birth years 2000-2010: Check out https://www.shorelinesportsclub.com/ . The coaching philosophy and focus on the game is CYO friendly. This is a great option for advanced soccer without the extreme time intensity and cost of other local organizations.

A. Tryouts/Placements are May 12th at Ingraham High School

B. Summer Youth Program June 25- August 24 is only $350 for Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Bitterlake CC. Ages 7-17.

May Madness

SCRIP May Madness!

Here is how Scrip May Madness works:

Retailers give St. Alphonsus a percentage for every Scrip card sold. For example, if you buy a $100 Fred Meyer card for your next shopping trip, Fred Meyer gives St. Alphonsus a certain percentage back and you spend that $100 card buying groceries. There is no extra cost for you, but you just gave 4% back to St. Alphonsus on your Scrip card purchase.

For the month of May, the rebate amount of your Scrip purchase will be added to the other families in your child’s class and the class with the highest averaged dollar amount will win an end of the year party.

Anyone can buy and use Scrip

You, your family, your friends, and even your co-workers! So please support your class and the school and stock up on all those grocery, gas, and/or gift Scrip.

Scrip cards may be purchased:

  • Online at www.shopwithscrip.com (enrollment code A28AF4B59532)
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 8:15-8:45 am in The Commons (small cafeteria) at school
  • Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am in the Preschool classroom
  • Friday afternoon at 2:45-3:15 pm in The Commons (small cafeteria) at school
  • After all weekend Masses in the back vestibule
  • At the Parish office during the week

Contact Mija Hamilton at mija@windermere.com for more info.