Principal’s Corner


Hello St. Al Family and Friends,

The cherry blossoms are blooming and evidence of spring is everywhere.  We are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country and I hope everyone has been able to take a few moments to enjoy it this week.

As some of you know, I spent the past three days serving on a visiting committee for accreditation at another school in the Archdiocese.  This was a valuable experience as we will have a visiting committee at our school next year.  I walked away from this experience with a wealth of knowledge to apply to our own accreditation journey.  I also return this morning feeling so proud of our community.  Great things are happening here and I am so happy to show that to our visiting committee when the time comes.  I know I have said this before, thank you for everything each of you do for St. Alphonsus Parish School.  The school thrives because of the dedication of our loyal community.  Our students benefit academically, spiritually, and socially from the hard work of everyone associated with our school family.

Thank you,

Kathleen Cifu

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Spring Open House

Join us on Wednesday, April 3, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm to learn more about our Preschool – 4th Grade Elementary program and our 5th – 8th grade single gender Middle School program.

Attendees will have a chance to meet our principal and current families, greet teachers, and explore our school and classrooms to see if our strong community, caring and effective teachers, and small class size are the right fit for your child.

Social Share!  Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors, and family who may be interested. Event Notice:

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Spring Open House

Hi St. Al’s Families,

We are hosting our Spring Open House next Wednesday, April 3, from 6-7:30 and I could use your help!  Please spread the word and invite friends!  I have several different marketing materials available if you have a community board at your work, a favorite ballet, karate, etc…anywhere where parents will be.

I could also use a few volunteers for the event as well as a few snacks.  Please look at the sign up genius and let me know how you can help.

Thanks for all your support!

Jenny Horstmann

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Creative Writing Club

Calling all 4-6th Graders who love to read and write! This after school club will give students the opportunity to let their imaginations wild on the page. The club will read, write, and workshop (talk about their writing in a constructive and supportive setting), culminating with a finished piece of writing.

The Club will meet Wednesdays starting April 17 – May 29 from 2:15 – 4 pm. Cost is $10/student, which covers snacks and materials (15 spots available.)

If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Season Evans.

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Parents’ Club Update

St. Al’s Parent Club General Meeting
Date: Friday, April 5
Time:  8:30 am
Location: The Commons

Please join us and an officer from the Seattle Police Department as we discuss how to best keep out kids safe in our changing city and world of internet and social media. Most importantly we need your input on how to make a few of our upcoming events huge successes:  Jog-a-Thon and May Madness Scrip Sales. We will have coffee and treats and attending Parent Club meetings count toward your volunteer hours.

St. Al’s Night at Lagunitas Brewery
Date: Monday, May 6
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Laqunitas Brewery,1550 NW 49th St

Enjoy a beer and the company of your St. Alphonsus family at the wonderful Lagunitas Brewery.  Lagunitas very generously will donate the proceeds from the beer sales that evening to St. Al’s!  This event is Family Friendly! Food provided, at no charge, by Parent’s Club – Salmon or Cheese Burger Sliders, Cheese Quesadillas, Caesar Salad, Snack, Soft Drinks.  Live Music by The Slags, Raffle, Outdoor Seating, and so much more!

Social Share!  Please forward this event notice to friends & family!  The more beer sold, the more money for Saint Al’s!  Facebook event notice:

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Attention Auction Event Purchasers

Updated:  04/03/2019 at 11:23 pm

Attention Auction Event Purchasers

The events you purchased at the auction last year have now been placed on the calendar.  We will be sending individual emails to you as well, but please put these on your calendar if you know you purchased.

If you would like to join in the fun, please email to check for availability.

1.       Paint the Town with Ms. Hartje-Dunn and Ms. Duncan: 5/10/19

2.       Girls Sleepover in the gym: 5/4/19

3.       Woodland Park Zoo with Mrs. Costa: 5/11/19

4.       Pizza Party with Ms. Blankenship:  5/15/19

5.       Crafts with Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Foisy: 5/23/19

6.       Dick’s Hot Lunch: 5/29/19 & 5/30/19

7.       Parents’ Night Out: 5/31/19 (Spaces still available – Open to 2nd – 6th)

8.       Mother/Son Dodgeball: 6/7/19 (Spaces still available)

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Fred Meyer, Home Depot, and Lowe’s
have Scrip for all your gardening needs.
Check off your entire list
including tools to get rid of those pesky weeds!

Let Scrip help you with your garden this year. It’s easy to do and it helps St. Alphonsus Parish School raise money at the same time.

Please note that some items are special order and may take up to 2 weeks to arrive.

Scrip cards may be purchased:

  • Online at (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 for more info.

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Ballard Link Extension

Ballard Link Extension

Comment Period Ends April 2

Since mid-February, Sound Transit has been asking for public comments to help identify a preferred light rail route alternative to study in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, the next phase of project development.

Tuesday, April 2 is the last day of the comment period — be sure to submit your feedback on route and station alternatives before the deadline passes!

Haven’t shared your comments yet? Here’s how:

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CYO Track Update

Order your Track T-Shirt!

All students who are participating in track this year need to order the track T-Shirt. The on-line store is open now and will close April 14th so please put your order in right away. There is also a track sweatshirt that is optional. The track sweatshirt is only for track and cannot replace the school uniform sweatshirt. Please click on the link below to order your track uniform. The cost is $12.50 for the T-shirt. Sweatshirts are optional and cost $23.00. Track Store:

Track Registration is still open!

Track:  4th – 8th grades
Practice: Monday, Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 PM  through May
Optional Practice:  Fridays 6:30-7:30 PM
Where:  all at the Ingraham High School track.
Meets:  Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and June 1. Locations vary.

8th grade-only Pentathlon on May 19
Pizza party at the end of the season!

Like cross-country, practices are optional–we understand kids have many other commitments, so please send your kids when it works. Please don’t worry if you can attend any or all of the meets.  Also, we understand many kids do club sports outside of school, so if they can’t make any practices but will be running elsewhere, we would still love to have them for meets if they are interested, so let us know.​​​ CYO Sports Registration Link

We need your CYO photos for the website and the yearbook!  Please send any photos to or to

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BBHS Spring Musical – Working

Bishop Blanchet HS – Spring Musical

Tickets for the spring musical, Working, are on sale now!

Written by musical theatre legends Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor and other incredible artists, Working is an inspiring celebration of what Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Studs Terkel called “the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people.” This much-beloved musical is based on a collection of real-life interviews conducted by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Studs Terkel.

Our intrepid student-performers inhabit multiple roles from a cross-section of American lives and backgrounds–from teachers to students, big-rig truck drivers to corporate executives, blue-collar construction laborers to waitresses to hospice nurses, and more.

Working performs at the Moore Theatre on April 12th and 13th at 7:30, and April 14th at 2:00. Get your tickets today!

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