Message from the Principal

Hello St. Al Families,

This week was again a busy one with camp, MAPs, Bike to School Day, and looking forward to the final musical performances this weekend.  We also took time this week to honor our teachers, and really all of our staff, for Teacher Appreciation Week.  I would like to extend a special thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time and talent to provide lunch and other goodies for our staff.  All of the staff here at St. Alphonsus are so thankful for the ongoing support we receive from our parent community.

Jog-a-thon was a huge hit last week.  We all had a great time running/walking to support our school.  Thank you to all of the families and our school friends who donated.  Remember all donations are due May 10.  I would also like to extend a personal thank you to our Jog-a-thon Committee for all of their hard work putting this event together.  They reached out to companies, collected prizes, and, organized every detail of the event.

Finally, I have the unfortunate duty to announce Ruth Foisy will be leaving St. Alphonsus at the end of this year.  Ruth has been feeling the call to go back into administration and God has provided a wonderful opportunity for her.  I have been so thankful for Ruth this year as she served on both my leadership team and my GRACE teacher leader team.  She has been a huge help for all of us in the accreditation process and a strong support for our students.  The following is a statement from Ruth:

Note from Mrs. Foisy – “One of my long term plans was to return as a learning resource teacher. Here at St. Al’s, I truly valued that role and enjoyed contributing to the success of this special program. I’m answering the call back into administration near my home. Please know, it has been a blessing to work with so many wonderful students, parents and faculty. I wish all of the St. Alphonsus families and school the very best in the future.”

I will be posting her position before the end of the week.  If you know someone who may be interested feel free to direct them to the Office for Catholic Schools employment page.

May God bless and keep all of you.  Thank you for being a part of our community and thank you for all of your support with the work we do.

Thank you,

Kathleen Cifu
Principal, St Alphonsus Parish

Angel’s Angle:  May 9, 2019