This week we observed Holy Week. School family time was spent discussing what “leave it at the cross” means to us and how we can leave our burdens and sins at the cross, becoming a new creation ready to do the will of God. Students wrote on “nails” what they wanted to leave at the cross and these nails were placed on a cross outside the main office. In addition, several teachers read parts of a prayer this morning for Holy Thursday. One of my favorite lines from that prayer was the following:
“Lord, when I face the crosses of my own life, give me Your divine courage and strength to say “Yes” to the Will of the Father. Your love for me is abundant and is perfect in every way. Help me to know that love, to embrace it and to allow it into my life.”
Students will also participate in living stations of the cross tomorrow at 11am and I would like to invite any parents who are available to join us for this annual activity.
I wish you all a wonderful Easter, full of celebration. May God give you courage and strength to overcome your trials and may you feel the love of God as you gather with family and friends.
Our display case is overflowing with Jog-a-thon PRIZES! Each class is guaranteed THREE WINNERS:
✔️ Most Laps Run
✔️ Most Money Raises
✔️ Sportsmanship Award
About Our Jog-a-thon:
The Jog-a-thon is an annual tradition that promotes health and fitness while raising funds to support School operating expenses.Thank you for supporting your child’s fundraising efforts.
On our Jog-a-thon website, you will find forms and details that will answer many of your questions. You’ll also find a sample email that includes important information about making a tax-deductible donation to our Jog-a-thon. You’re encouraged to send this to friends, family, and neighbors! Example email is available here: https://stalseattle.org/school/giving/jogathon/Pro Tip: Post the email request on your social media accounts too!
Kickoff Assembly: April 10
Ask For Pledges: April 10 – May 2
Event: May 2
Donations Due By: May 10
Awards Assembly: May 15
DON’T WAIT TO BUY YOUR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TICKETS!
Ticket sales are running very strong for this year’s middle school musical. Opening Night (May 3) is SOLD OUT, and Closing Night (May 11) is a few tickets away from selling out as well. Don’t procrastinate on buying tickets, or you may not be able to see the show!
You can also make a donation to the middle school drama program on the website. All donations are tax deductible and support our outstanding drama program so we can offer amazing shows like Beauty and the Beast year after year.
Please contact Stephanie Lucash, Box Office Coordinator at email@example.com, if you have any questions about ticket sales.
Thanks for supporting our actors and for coming to the show!
We Need Bakers!
Help Support our production by donating baked goods for us to sell at concessions. Our patrons look forward to a home-baked treat at intermission and your donation helps support our drama program. You earn two parent volunteer hours for your baked goods donation. We also need donations of bulk packages of chips (for the salty patron 😉).
We welcome high school students to come in and help us out. In particular we need help prepping our actors with hair and make-up, and setting up and running our concessions. If you know of any students who would be interested, please have them contact Tricia Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 617-1174.
It’s nomination time for our Parents’ Club Board. Our Parents’ Club is an important component of our St. Al’s community that both facilitates community building and fundraising events. The events knit our community together, and our fundraising commitments fill the budget gaps for those extra projects.
If you – or someone you know – would be a good candidate, nominate them today! Nominations are due by May 3rd. The nomination form and drop box are located in the main office.
Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone (or yourself) and show your support for the Parents’ Club.
Date: Monday, May 6
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Laqunitas Brewery,1550 NW 49th St
Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids, or $30 a family
Purchase tickets at the Scrip table.
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!
At Saint Alphonsus we are a community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and parishioners working together for our shared success. There are countless ways you can volunteer and we would like to help you find the right opportunities!
Please complete this short Volunteer Interests & Skills survey, which will be used to create a database of expertise and talent accessible to organizers as volunteer opportunities become available.
This year, we’re counting the amount of rebate your Scrip purchase earns for the school. So, if you buy $100 of Fred Meyer/QFC, you will be credited with $4.00 for your kids class. This will be added to the purchases of other families in your kid’s class and the class that has the highest averaged dollar amount will win a pizza party.
Look for the running total in the school entryway. The posters show all of our Scrip purchased and the rebates we receive. So, help your child’s class earn a Pizza Party and St. Al’s earn some serious cash!!!
Spring break is here.
Where to go, what to do?
The beach or the mountains —
the choice is up to you.Before that trip, make sure to check out www.shopwithscrip.com for the latest travel Scrip available.
Please note that some items are special order and may take up to 2 weeks to arrive.
In true Seattle fashion, the weather has once again turned and sunshine has been brief. The arrival of rain and the presence of clouds would be enough to cast gloom on anyone, but not our students. This week I witnessed an incredible amount of spirit coming for our collective student body at the jog-a-thon kickoff and pep assembly. Complete with blue pompoms, our school dressed in blue, green, and white to show St. Alphonsus Parish School pride. Eighth grade students led everyone in school cheers and kids found out about everything the jog-a-thon entails.
The joy was contagious and the sense of community was everywhere. That joy doesn’t need to stay within our close community. As you work to fundraise for this year’s jog-a-thon, I encourage everyone to tell friends and family exactly why St. Alphonsus Parish School is important to you. Tell others about what their donations would provide for our students and the work they would allow us to continue.