Is your girl interested in Girl Scouts? St. Al’s has an all-ages troop that meets after school on Mondays and Thursdays!
Last year we did crafts, made blankets for Seattle Children’s Hospital and created bird houses and squirrel nesting boxes for our community. Oh! And we also sold some Girl Scout cookies! 😉
This year, we will be making our world a better place! We will be educating ourselves on bees and our environment.
This is just one of our main projects this year. If your family is interested, please register for Girl Scouts on the regional website: https://www.girlscoutsww.org
Science Club is an exciting opportunity to explore all things science! We use fun to explore the everyday world through the lens of chemistry, physics and astronomy. It is an chance to have hands on fun without the pressure of a grade. Last year the group made soap, cheese, explored chlorophyll chromatography, gas phases with dry ice and extracted DNA.
This club is open to students in 3rd through 8th grade. Limited to the first 22 students to turn in permission slips. Annual supply and snack fee is $15 for the year. If the supply fee is a burden, please contact Mr. Swanson. No child shall be excluded based on the ability to pay the fee. Permission slips can be obtained in the school office or Mr. Swanson’s classroom.
The club meeting dates are Thursdays, after school from 3:15 – 4:30pm
DebateAble is offering an after school debate club every Tuesday, 3:15-4:15pm, beginning March 6th through June 5th.
Debate builds kids’ confidence, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. Spring Debate Club includes participation in DebateAble’s Annual Citywide Tournament, an exciting event that gives young debaters the unique opportunity to practice their skills in a real tournament environment. DebateAble is the only elementary program of its kind in the country, making debate fun for kids– no experience required! Students will prepare for the tournament during regular club meetings, engaging in games and other activities that build critical thinking and public speaking skills, then working with fellow debaters to formulate, practice and respond to arguments around this year’s (still top secret!) tournament topic. (The tournament is not a St. Alphonsus School sponsored event but the St. Al’s debate team will participate.)
DebateAble encourages kids to find their own voices and to listen to the voices of others! For more information, visit www.debateablekids.com.