Stamps Needed: Easy Volunteer Opportunity

Jog-a-thon sponsor letters are ready to go out, but we need stamps!  Please drop off your stamp donation in the school office and write “Jog-a-thon” on the front of the envelope.

For every $20 you spend (that’s two books of stamps) you will receive one volunteer hour.

Did you know… you can purchase stamps online from the US Postal Service and have them mailed directly to the school (5816 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107). Just add “Attn: Jog-a-thon” in the address line.  Learn more:https://www.usps.com/

Questions?  Please email staljog@gmail.com.

A Note from the Librarian

You guys! The library shelves are overflowing (hyperbole alert!) with the books we were able to purchase from your generous donations at the St. Al’s auction AND from your donations of used books. Since late November, we’ve added 215 books to the school library catalog! For you statistics fanatics, that total breaks down as 81 new books and 134 used. Plus, we’ve already used over 135 yards of book tape to protect our new-to-us books. What a spectacular way to end the calendar year!

Our library donations box will remain in the Commons for those of you looking to re-home your gently used books, from picture books to young adult novels. We also have a wish list on Amazon if you’re interested in purchasing an item in the new year.  We in the library, both staff and volunteers, thank you for all your support and wish you a blessed Christmas!

Healthy Habits for the Christmas Holiday (1)

Healthy Holiday Habits

As we all know, it’s that time of the year for colds, coughs, fevers, and flu. Many people travel – or double dip in the chips and dips – and germs just get around. Please remember our healthy habits:

  • regular hand washing (20 seconds with soap and water – time enough for an Our Father or a Hail Mary and Glory Be Prayer!)
  • get lots of rest
  • drink lots of water
  • eat nutritious foods.

Staying home when you are sick with a cough or cold helps prevent the spread of germs. If you have a fever or are vomiting, stay at home at least 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided. If a fever is particularly high and/or lasts more than 48 hours, contact your physician.

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Giving Tree Supporting Mary’s Place

Giving Tree Supporting Mary’s Place

1st Grade along with the 7th & 8th Grade Boys would like to help families in need this Christmas season!

Please take a tag from our giving tree for the women, children, and families at Mary’s Place! There are toy tags, shoe tags, and parent tags.

Please return your item unwrapped with your tag attached and turn it in to our donation box by the tree. Check or cash donations can be turned in to the school office along with the tag attached. Items due by: Friday, December 21st.

Thank you for helping bring holiday cheer to the families at Mary’s Place!

Extra curriculars (2)

Register for Winter Extracurricular Activities

Winter After School Programs are starting the week of January 14, 2019.
Register at the links below or where otherwise noted. Information is also on our After School Activities page.

Flyers with more information can be found in the Commons.

For questions regarding Extracurricular Activites, contact our EC Coordinator, Gina McMann at gina.mcmann@wellsfargo.com.

 

Mondays

Chess Wizards (K-8)
3:15 – 4:15 pm
January 14 – April 1
www.chesswizards.com
$150

Tuesdays

Let’s Code It Programming (Kool Katz)
Grades 1-5
3:15 – 4:15 pm
January 15 – March 26
Course Code: CWA1.15.19
www.learningmeansfun.com/signup
$165

Wednesdays

Let’s Build It Engineering
Grades 1-6
2:20 – 3:20 pm
January 16 – March 27
Course Code: CWA1.16.19
www.learningmeansfun.com/signup

Thursdays

Let’s Code It Programming (Kool Katz)
Grades 6-8
3:15 – 4:15 pm
January 17 – March 28
Course Code: CWA1.17.19
www.learningmeansfun.com/signup
$181.50

DebateAble
Grades 4-5
3:15 – 4:15 pm
January 10 – March 7
Registration opens Monday, December 17
www.debatekids.com
$175

Fridays

Stage Stars
Grades 1-6
3:15 – 4:15 pm
January 11 – March 8
Course Code: CWA1.11.19
www.learningmeansfun.com/signup

Cooking Around the World
Grades 1-6
3:15 – 4:30 pm
January 18– March 29th
www.seattlecucina.com/classes/stalphonsusenrichment
$185

Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner – December 3, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a fantastic start to Advent.  For information about upcoming school events please reference the school website and calendar.  December has some exciting events taking place and I want to make sure everyone has all of the details.

Today, we celebrated Advent with prayer, scripture reading, and the lighting of the first candle on our Advent wreath.  We will have similar ceremonies every Monday and an activity every Wednesday.  As we celebrate this time of anticipation and waiting, I decided to share the lyrics of Christ Be Our Light with the students.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.

Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.

This song is one of my favorites, addressing the symbolism of light and how the world longs for the arrival of the Savior.

Finally, remember to purchase Scrip and use the amazon Smile code when you are buying gifts this holiday season.  As you give gifts to loved ones you can also give the gift of rebate rewards to the school.

I wish you all a joyous kick off to Advent and a happy holiday season.