Megan Costa: Elizabeth Ann Seton Award Winner

A message from Megan Costa
2018-2019 Elizabeth Ann Seton Award Winner

Megan Costa: 2018-2019 Elizabeth Ann Seton Award Winner

Dear Friends and Families of St. Alphonsus Parish & School,

I wanted to thank our school principal, Ms. Cifu, for giving me the incredible honor of receiving the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award this year at our Catholic Schools Week Mass! It has been a blessing to be a part of the St. Alphonsus community for the last four years. Since joining the team in 2015 as 1st grade teacher, I have enjoyed being a part of this supportive and caring school and parish community.

Teaching 1st grade and working with our primary students has brought me so much joy over the years. For the past two years, I have also been blessed with the opportunity to take on new leadership roles outside of the classroom. I have enjoyed working alongside Ms. Cifu as a part of our school’s leadership team, as well as working with Fr. Richard, the sisters, and our youth as St. Alphonsus youth minister.

Thank you to the incredible families, parishioners, teachers and staff that help make our school and parish community so wonderful! I look forward to all the blessings that our year together will bring. I would also like to thank my husband, my parents and family for their endless amount of love and support throughout my teaching career.

Thank you,
Megan Costa

CANCELLED: STATE OF THE SCHOOL

Please note:  The following State of the school presentations have been cancelled.  An updated presentation schedule will be posted soon.  Thank you for your patience.  

Updated:  02/06/2019 at 1:45 pm

State of the School Presentation

Join your fellow parents for the State of the School Presentation to learn school facts and figures as well as hear about curriculum and enrichment programs at the State of the School presentations.

  • Tuesday, February 5 at 10:00 am CANCELLED
  • Thursday, February 7 at 9:00 am CANCELLED
  • Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm CANCELLED

Every family is required to attend a State of the School session before re-enrolling.

Thank you,
Jenny Horstmann
Director of Admissions

ANNUAL FUND

Annual Fund

All proceeds from the Annual Fund directly benefit the students and teachers at St. Alphonsus. Make your donation today!

Remember, all families who’ve completed their Annual Fund donation by February 28th are entered into a drawing for a $50 Scrip certificate!

You can learn more about the Annual Fund on our school website.

Question of the Week!

We would love to hear your thoughts or feedback on what happens at St. Al’s. Every week (or so) we’ll ask questions to our school community about curriculum, activities, policies, etc.

Do you have questions you’d love to ask the school community? Let us know – they could become the “Question of the Week”!

This week’s question was submitted by a Saint Al’s parent.  Just click the button below to answer.

Please note: These questions are just to gather feedback and initiate dialogue and do not indicate any immediate policy changes. Your feedback is anonymous.

Jog-a-thon Committee Needs YOU!

Jog-a-thon Committee Needs YOU!

Saint Alphonsus Parish School’s annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, May 2, 2019. This fun event is a student favorite and an important fundraiser for our school.

The Jog-a-thon committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the event. We are seeking individuals who are interested in communications, logistics, and hospitality.  If one of these focus areas looks like a good fit, please email staljog@gmail.com.

Please note, requests for day of event volunteers will be coming in April.

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER – January 24, 2019

 

Message from the Principal

Hello St. Al Families,

While this was a short week, it was definitely packed with fun and learning. This week I have a few more announcements about some staffing changes.

First, I want to extend a warm welcome to our new Marketing and Communications Director, Sue Pierce.  Sue is a St. Al’s parent and has been a wonderful asset to our community the past few years.  She was previously volunteering as our amateur historian and has been working on prep for Jog-athon.  We are so incredibly happy to have her on board in her new official role in the Development Office.

My other staffing news is also related to the Development Office.  After working as our Development Director for the past two years, Lena Anderson has accepted a new role in the Business Office at Holy Names.  This is a dream come true for Lena as she has been wanting to return to her high school roots for quite some time.  While we are so very sad to see her go, we know this new role is a perfect fit for her talents and treasure. Lena has been an incredible member of our team, working on the auction, handling the Annual Fund accounting and tracking, assisting with the start of our endowment, and so much more.  I want to send a personal heartfelt thank you to Lena for everything she has done for the school and we all look forward to continuing a partnership with her as a St. Al’s parent.

The Development Director position will be posted on the Archdiocese Catholic schools job site.  Feel free to contact me or the front office for more information.

Thank you to everyone for a great week.  Stay tuned for a direct email from me about a few further items and details about Catholic Schools Week.

Thank you,
Kathleen Cifu

Question of the Week – Responses

Question of the Week – Responses

We love to hear your thoughts or feedback on what happens at St. Al’s. Every week (or so) we’ll ask questions to our school community about curriculum, activities, policies, etc.

Last week we asked, “Would your prefer middle school students to have electives or a set middle school curriculum?” and 29 members of our community responded.  Here’s a breakdown of your answers.

Do you have questions you’d love to ask the school community? Let us know – they could become the “Question of the Week”!  Send your question to marcom@stalseattle.org.

Please note: These questions are just to gather feedback and initiate dialogue and do not indicate any immediate policy changes. Your feedback is anonymous.

SHOP WITH SCRIP

Shop With Scrip

Mom, we’re bored.
What is there to do?
Dinner and a movie?
Yes, we’ll go with you!

Date night with the kids is as easy as 1-2-3 with Scrip. Head over to Red Robin then catch a show at Regal Thornton Place with a Regal Cinema Scrip. Please note that some items are special order and may take up to 2 weeks to arrive.

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.

Spruce The School

Spruce The School

Make Our Light SHINE!  Join your school community and help spruce the school this Saturday, January 26th from 10 am to 1 pm.

Sunday, January 27 is our St. Alphonsus Parish School Open House and the beginning of National Catholic Schools Week and we need to put a little polish on our beautiful light here in Ballard.

We will meet at 10am in the school cafeteria and work until our tasks are completed, we are thinking about 1pm. You DO NOT need to stay for the whole time, any time you can spare will be appreciated.

We will have light snacks and drinks an of course, this counts toward your volunteer hours.

Please RSVP here.