St. Al/St. John CYO Night at Seattle Sounders – This Saturday!

To kick off the soccer season we have 150 tickets together for the Sounders match this Saturday, September 1 at 1pm.  As a result we have been given experiences for the kids.  Not only will some kids get a chance to high five the players pregame (filled) but there are open spots for kids to get on the pitch towards the end of the 1st half and watch from the field! The Sounders have a chance to make a historic win streak as they have already surged from near last place into a playoff berth.

Tickets are around $25 (depending on quantity). You can purchase them through Sportspilot.  Families just need to log into Sportpilot https://reg.sportspilot.com/106510/login , select register “Begin Registration”, select any family member, then Sounders Game and they can select the quantity they need.

Please purchase your tickets by Wednesday so we can organize the experiences and  be able to email you the tickets by Friday.  All St. Al/St. John students present, past and future welcome!

While we still have many on the field experiences, they are limited so buy your tickets ASAP!

Matt BonDurant
CYO Soccer Coordinator

Parish Job Opening

We are seeking a part-time administrative assistant for the parish office. This is a 15-20 hour per week position. Responsibilities include interacting with parishioners, organizing sacramental preparation programs, serving as liaison between parish office and parish life ministries, etc.

The successful candidate will be an active Catholic who is organized, proficient in computer skills (primarily Microsoft Office) with the ability to multi-task. Salary DOE, open until filled. Please send resume to Lizzy at lscholz@stalseattle.org.

Welcome New Preschool Teachers!

Nicola Beard will be partnering with Donna Brain in our Montessori based preschool room.  Nicola has a degree in early childhood development from the University of New Hampshire.  She comes to us from a preschool in Kirkland where she created and implemented unit plans, developed daily schedules, and provided consistent two-way communication for families.  Nicola is a wonderful fit for our school family and we are so happy to have her on board this year.

We are very happy to welcome Maureen Wittbold as our exploratory preschool teacher.  Maureen has worked for many years in early childhood and elementary education.  Maureen is a children’s book author and has even taught at the university level.  She is familiar with the archdiocese having worked in area Catholic schools and is very happy to be returning to Catholic education this year as a new member of the St. Al’s community.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Beard and Ms. Wittbold to our school community!

Join us for School Clean-up and Uniform Swap!

School Clean-Up and Uniform Swap
August 25
9am-3pm

Please join the St Alphonsus School community for our annual school clean up!

Stop by any time and help beautify the school for our 2018-19 school year. A uniform swap will be held as well. Feel free to come with outgrown uniforms to donate or just to check out the swap. And your time will count toward your volunteer hours!

Welcome our new Middle School Math Teacher!

We are happy to welcome our new middle school math teacher, Jamie Walker. Mrs. Walker comes to us with a background in technology, electrical engineering, and mathematics. She has worked as both a math teacher and math specialist for several years in the archdiocese, even serving under our very own Mrs. Foisy for a time at St. Pius X.

Mrs. Walker brings a mix of hands-on project-based learning as well as more traditional methods, making math acquisition fun and accessible for a variety of learning styles. In addition to Math, Mrs. Walker will also teach 7/8 Boys Religion and Homeroom. She is a St. Al’s parishioner and lector for Sunday morning mass, so she is an excellent fit for this new role.

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Walker to St. Alphonsus Parish School.

Kathleen Cifu
Principal