Movie Night at Saint Alphonsus

Movie Night at Saint Al’s — March 2nd at 7:00 pm

St. Alphonsus Parish Involvement Ministry is excited to announce that we will be screening “Sign of Contradiction”, a documentary film on the life of St. Francis of Assisi presented by The Ministry of the Wild Goose and 4PM Media.

St. Francis is one of the most beloved saints in the world, but do we really know him? When the world saw him as a fool, he stood as a sign of contradiction.

The film presents St. Francis as a real person, not a characterization of an animal-loving saint from a distant time. Francis was a man who, like us, searched for purpose and meaning and was often times left empty. It wasn’t until he encountered Jesus Christ that his darkness and confusion were replaced with light and peace.

The film is best suited for high school age and older. While there is nothing that would be considered inappropriate for a younger audience, the weight of information makes it best suited for an older audience.

Come join your brothers and sisters in Christ and be inspired by the life of St. Francis and deepen your desire to live for God as he did.

RSVP and additional information at: stalseattle.org/parish/blog/2019/01/18/movie-night-2/

A Special Message From Saint Martin de Porres Shelter

A Special Message From Saint Martin de Porres Shelter

During National Catholic Schools Week, primary grades created Valentine’s day cards which were delivered to St Martin de Porres Shelter in downtown Seattle. The handcrafted notes were placed on individual sleeping mats of clients who would be staying the night.

Saint Martin de Porres Shelter shared three photos of the cards on their Facebook page, with a message of appreciation. “Thank you, Saint Alphonsus Parish School Seattle, for the Valentine’s Day cards we received today! The men enjoyed reading the cards left on their mats this evening!”

Our school also received a personal follow up note from the shelter, expressing gratitude for our student’s kind gesture. “All of us at St. Martin’s certainly appreciate the school’s support over the years!”

Well done primary grade students!

Re-enrollment Deadline Extended to February 28

Re-enrollment Deadline Extended to February 28

Due to the recent inclement weather and changes to our routine schedule, we have decided to extend re-enrollment until Thursday, February 28, 2019.  I hope this will help give everyone the extra time needed to fill out forms and submit information online.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.
Jenny Horstmann
Director of Admissions

Yearbook Photos Needed

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Do you have a school photo that might be a great addition to our yearbook? The Yearbook Committee is looking for any photo featuring St. Als students on a CYO sports team, field trip or at a class party, after school activity or working hard in the classroom.  Any photo featuring our great students are welcome.

Follow the link to download your photos:  plicbooks.com/go/K0CxY

Questions?
Monica Wisen
Mwisen@staseattle.org

WATTS Girls in Coding:  Enrolling Now! 

WATTS Girls in Coding:  Enrolling Now! 
Session B for girls in grades 5th-8th

  • Location:  St Al’s (after-school, begins at 3:20pm )
  • Date: March 4 –  April 8   (6 weeks for 90 minutes)
  • Weekly program on Monday’s
  • Cost: Free!  This session is taught by the students at Holy Names Academy.

Please email Gina McMann if you would like to sign up your girls (gina.mcmann@wellsfargo.com)

Enter Your Volunteer Hours

Enter Your Volunteer Hours!

Now is the time to enter your volunteer hours on RenWeb. We’ll be calculating hours worked, as of March 15, for the “Where You’re At” balance letters that will be sent home at the end of March.

If you’re still in need of Auction hours, here are two great opportunities:

  • Loyal Heights Elementary – March 23 at Nordic Museum
  • St. John School – April 5 at Fremont Studios
Please email development@stalseattle.org if you would like to sign up to volunteer for one or both of these auctions.

Additional volunteer opportunities are listed HERE.

Click HERE for directions on how to document your volunteer hours in RenWeb.

Monthly Teacher Luncheon Volunteers Needed

Monthly Teacher Luncheon Volunteers Needed!

Help show our wonderful faculty and staff how much we appreciate all the time and hard work that they put into giving our children the very best educational experience possible. For the last Thursday of each month, I am organizing volunteers to provide lunch for them in the Teacher’s Lounge.

Our next Teacher Luncheon is Thursday, February 28.   Please sign up HERE!

Use the Sign Up Genius below to volunteer. We need about 4 volunteers to bring mains, sides, salads, desserts, etc. Feel free to sign up for any month that works for you. It’s a great way to show our appreciation and earn your volunteer hours. (Every $20 spent on food = 1 volunteer hour.)

Contact Katy Coleman with any questions. Thank you!

February Scrip Contest – Extended to March 12

February Scrip Contest – Extended to March 12

After 3 weeks of Presto Pay shopping, 4th grade has increased their lead in their run to earn a free dress day. Keep purchase your Scrip with Presto Pay and help your class edge closer to 4th grade.

Because of the snow closures, we are extending the contest out until March 12th, so keep shopping!

Earn a Free Dress Day for your student’s class and have fun shopping. What could be better? Use Presto Pay to purchase Scrip during the month of February and you will help your child’s class win a Free Dress Day.

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

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER – February 14, 2019

 

Message from the Principal

Hello St. Al Families,

As some of you may know, I am originally from Southern California. Despite the fact that I have lived in Seattle for almost 13 years, the weather, and especially the snow storms, never cease to amaze me.  I found myself putting on my snow gear and taking a walk every day to a nearby park.  I spent time enjoying the beauty that God gave us and spent some time in prayer, as there is nothing more peaceful than the sweet stillness of a snowy Seattle morning.  Despite the disturbances in our schedule, I do hope that you too were able to enjoy some snow time.  Even if the snow was a burden, we can all thankful for the variety in our weather and the gorgeous greenery it will leave behind.

On a vastly different note, as the snow created issues with our State of the School schedule, I want to let everyone know that we will be doing a video version this year.  I will record my presentation with my slides so you can view at your leisure.  I will also set up a Coffee with the Principal event that will focus on any questions you may have about the presentation video.  Once we are back at school, I will find a date that works for that event.  In addition, I know that enrollment has always been tied to attending the State of the Schools presentation.  I am going to open enrollment before the end of this week but I want to caution everyone about checking the parent commitments and tuition rates on our website, as there have been some changes.

It has been quite a start to February.  Thank you to everyone for your patience as we all navigated the weather.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you back again for our normal scheduled times.

Thank you,
Kathleen Cifu